I have used TIA for the FSA level exams and could not imagine passing the exams without them. Zak and Ken are both great instructors, both extremely knowledgeable and willing to help. In addition, TIA provided numerous amounts of resources helped me with the momentum task of completing the examination process. Among those resources are the video lessons, detailed study guide, flash cards and past exam problem breakdowns. They offer numerous practice problems which range from easier concept building problems to exam level difficulty practice tests. They are extremely detailed, even giving advice on study methods and how to prepare for the day of the exam. One of the most useful lesson was a walk through of the formula sheet, that helped me recognize which formulas I needed quickly and saved me time during the exams.
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.