I passed 2018 spring LRM exam!! I would want to thank you and all TIA staff for the great and knowledgeable videos and manuals. LRM is my second FSA exam and I have used TIA for my Life Pricing Exam and passed it on my first setting. What I like about TIA is it always gives a big picture for every topic. For the hundreds pages of the study material, it is very easy to get lost. However, following Zak's order of each study notes makes the material more sense to me. The most great part I like about the videos is that Zak provides the charts or graphs to make the material easy to understand. For the visualized persons like me, these graphs and charts are really helpful. Meanwhile, the explanation of the formulas is also phenomenal.
Zachary Fischer Contact meFSA, CERA
Zak works as a consulting actuary in Chicago, IL, where his work primarily involves hedging variable annuity risk for insurance companies. He graduated from Brown University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and economics, and he became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 2014.
Zak has a strong background as a QFI track exam instructor. He passed his actuarial exams very quickly and works with investment-oriented insurance products as a consulting actuary. Before becoming an actuarial exam instructor, Zak was a teaching assistant for many different college classes, including Computational Probability and Statistics, Investments, Corporate Finance, and Discrete Structures in Mathematics. He has also written practice exams for TIA.
Beyond Zak's passion for helping actuaries pass difficult fellowship track exams, he enjoys swimming and piano. He just finished his first triathlon this summer at the Chicago Triathlon.