Your Next Big Actuarial Milestone?

Pass Exam P/1 or FM/2 in the Study Strategy Program!

Are you feeling scared that even if you spend the time studying, you’re still going to fail your first actuarial exam?

Maybe you’re skeptical whether or not you’re even going to be able to do this.

Perhaps you just feel like this is a daunting task, and you’ve got no idea how to achieve it successfully.

If so, you’re not alone. Future actuaries like you struggle with these thoughts all the time when they are tasked with passing their first actuarial exam.

 

The Common Struggles of a Future Actuary

Through 7+ years of supporting future actuaries in passing their exams, we’ve seen these 3 common struggles come up again and again.

1. Getting Started and Doing It Right

This is the first time you’ve ever taken an actuarial exam. It’s not like the exams you took in college.

It’s more complex.

It requires more studying.

It’s a different format.

You can’t study the same way for an actuarial exam as you did for your college exams.

So most future actuaries feel completely lost on how to successfully prepare for their first exam.

2. Balancing Actuarial Studies and Daily Life

Your first actuarial exam will take hours and hours to prepare for.

It’s exciting, but at the same time, it’s a big commitment.

Long-term consistency is very important if you want to pass!

Many future actuaries decide early on that they’re going to commit 15, 20, or 30 hours per week to studying.

But, when it comes time to actually fit the study time in on a day-to-day basis, other obligations take over and they end up falling further and further behind every week.

It becomes difficult to stay consistent, and fit in the study time that is really needed.

3. The Fear of Failure

If you’re like most future actuaries, you would love to pass your exam on the first try. But you’ve seen the stats.

The 50% pass rate makes Exam P/1 and FM/2 intimidating. Plus, the pass percentage on the first attempt is even lower.

No one wants to spend hundreds of hours studying, just to fail and have to redo it all again anyway.

The good news is that in my experience, failure is often due to

A study strategy that doesn’t properly prepare the student for the exam

Lack of consistent studying, resulting in cramming and not enough time for full preparation.

So, these things can be overcome!

Introducing the Study Strategy Program!

If you can relate to the struggles that other future actuaries have (the ones that I mentioned above), then the Study Strategy Program is designed for you.

This is a maximum 6 month program where you get the personal advice, support and accountability from Brea so that you have the absolute BEST chance of passing your exam!

With Brea as your personal exam coach, you won’t feel like you’re doing this alone.  Instead, you’ll have someone in your corner that has YEARS of experience helping future actuaries pass these tough exams.

You’ll have confidence that you’re doing everything right at every step of the way.

 

Our Approach in the Study Strategy Program

When you join the Study Strategy Program, you’ll be introduced to our AccountaPlan Strategy: The Triple-A Study Methodology.

At the core, the AccountaPlan Study Methodology focuses on accountability at all stages of studying.

With Brea as your personal studying coach, your progress will be constantly monitored to make sure that you stay on track. That’s something that most future actuaries struggle with;

  • Staying consistent
  • Staying on schedule with their study plan

Having someone there, holding you accountable to the studying that needs to get done, will stop procrastination and help you continue to make studying a priority no matter what comes up day-to-day.

In addition, you also get Brea’s expert advice and a personalized study strategy so that you have complete confidence that you’re doing everything right.

Here’s What You Get In the Study Strategy Program

YOU GET A PERSONALIZED STUDY PLAN

Your study plan will be completely personalized for you by Brea.

It will start with you meeting 1-on-1 with Brea during your onboarding call to discuss your specific scenario and how to best study for your exam.  Together, you’ll discuss the amount of time you have, the study materials you’re using, and then, she’ll create a personalized study plan just for you.

YOU GET PERFORMANCE TRACKING

As you complete various tasks within your study plan, Brea will be tracking your performance to ensure that you’re where you need to be.  Adjustments will be made to your study plan if necessary (based on your performance) so that you’re always spending your time on the most beneficial tasks for you.

YOU GET ACCOUNTABILITY

Once you have your study plan with daily tasks set up, you’ll get continuous accountability until the end of the program.  Brea will check in on your progress each week, and send you an email with any study tips, updates and/or concerns that you need to be aware of.

These check-ins help you stay on track with your studying, even when life gets busy.

YOU GET ACTUARIAL MENTORSHIP

You’ll get an intial 30-minute onboarding call with Brea when you start. Then, every 2 weeks you’ll get a 20-minute “Progress and Mentorship” call with Brea! This is your chance to ask questions about your studying, and any other questions you may have about the career or your actuarial journey.

YOU GET ADDITIONAL MATH SUPPORT

In addition to the math support resources you already get in the AAC, you’ll also get a 1-hour long math tutoring session with our experienced Exam P & FM tutor EACH MONTH.  During this time, you can get personalized support with any math you’re struggling with.

What’s Your Investment?

When you’re deciding whether you will join the Study Strategy Program, consider this one question:

“Do you feel confident in managing and succeeding in your first actuarial exam independently, or would you greatly benefit from the extra support, guidance, and accountability provided by Brea and the Study Strategy Program for a more secure path to success?”

If you’ve decided the Study Strategy Program is YOUR path to success, then here is what you need to know:

The program includes

Your initial onboarding call with Brea ($99 value)

Personalized study plan made just for you, with daily tasks to complete ($198 value)

Adjustments made to your study plan according to your performance ($1287 value)

Weekly check-ins from Brea via email ($858 value)

Bi-weekly Zoom calls with Brea to discuss your questions and any concerns ($858 value)

Monthly 1-on-1 tutoring sessions ($270 value)

Personal actuarial journey and exam mentorship from Brea

This is all valued at over $3,000.

But you can get into the Study Strategy Program for just

$999!

There is only 1 spot available to start in April 2024. So if it’s something you want to get into, make sure to apply right away!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Which actuarial exams does the Study Strategy Program help with?

We are able to help you with actuarial Exam P/1 or Exam FM/2.  If you don’t know which exam you want to take first, Brea can help you figure that out.

The program will assist you until you pass your exam, or a maximum of 6 months (whichever is shorter).

When will I start studying?

Upon joining the program, you’ll set a date and time to meet with Brea for your initial onboarding call.  Typically that happens within a few days of joining.

Everything will be ready for you to start studying 1-2 days after your onboarding call.

That means that you can be studying within a few days! (Note, you can always start before the onboarding call. Brea will take into consideration everything you’ve already done when you start.)

How long does the Study Strategy Program last?

The program lasts up to a maximum of 6 months.  If you pass your exam before the 6 months is up, then the program ends when you pass your exam.

That means that if (in the unfortunate situation) you end up failing your exam after 4 months, you’ll still have 2 more months in the program to try to pass again!

How much is this program?

Details about the pricing of this program can be found here.

Is the Study Strategy Program good for someone new to the actuarial career?

The program is designed to help future actuaries that are new to the actuarial career, and are seeking support to prepare for their first exam.  You’ll get access to Brea to guide you through this milestone event in your career!

How much time do I need to dedicate?

When your personal study plan is created, we will take into consideration how much time you have available.

At a minimum, 10 hours a week is recommended in order to pass your exam within 6 months.

Are study materials included?

Study materials are NOT included.  However, Brea can help you decide on which study materials would be best for you based on your learning style and budget.

You can expect study materials to be between $120 and $500, depending on which option you choose.

Do I need to pay the exam registration fee?

There is a $250 fee charged by the Society of Actuaries to take Exam P/1 or Exam FM/2.  

This fee is not covered by the program.

Brea will help you decide when would be the best time to register for your exam, so that you have the best chance of passing!

If you have any other questions about the program, I’d be happy to answer them.  Just email us at Support@EtchedActuarial.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can!