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Private In-Home and Online CFA Tutoring in Chicago, IL

Receive personally tailored CFA lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with in-home and online tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and your choice of locations.

Trust Varsity Tutors to connect you with a qualified Chicago CFA exam tutor in as little as 24 hours. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential granted by the CFA institute gives a strong understanding of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. CFA exams are divided into three levels, and you must take the CFA exam in order to earn the CFA charter. The CFA exam is an intensive and wide-ranging exam, and so signing up for Chicago CFA exam tutoring is a prudent choice. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of private instruction, continue reading.

What are some advantages of working with a Chicago CFA exam tutor near me?

When you study with a private instructor, you aren't bound by a rigid curriculum. In a standard classroom setting a teacher has to cover a certain amount of material in a certain amount of time, and students can feel like they are spending more time than they need to in some areas and not enough in others. Working with a tutor you can set your own pace. You can slow down where you need more assistance, and skim over the things you already have a firm grasp of. Plus, you can address any misunderstandings you may have as they come up so that you don't end up carrying them with you into the test.

Chicago CFA exam tutors can design their lesson plans around your particular learning preferences. If you are a visual learner, for example, they can use a lot of diagrams and visual aids. If you respond more to discussion and lectures, your sessions can be structured more like a conversation. When content is delivered according to your preferences you can engage with it more, and get a better handle on the concepts that will be tested on the CFA.

What topics can Chicago CFA exam tutors review with me?

The within the three levels of the CFA, there is actually a lot of overlap in terms of the topics that are covered. Some of the topic areas you will encounter include Ethical and Professional Standards, Quantitative Methods, Economics, Equity Investments, and Derivatives, to name just a few. Along with helping you to better understand the topics on the exam, your instructor can help you with memorization techniques. They can teach you mnemonic devices and other recall tricks so that when the exam time arrives, you are able to access all that subject matter knowledge you worked so hard to acquire.

Can a Chicago CFA exam tutor teach me test-taking strategies too?

The three levels of the CFA exam must be taken successively, meaning in order to take the second-level exam, you have to have passed the first, and in order to take the third, you have to have passed the second. Each level presents you with differently formatted questions. Additionally, each of the three exams involves both a morning and afternoon testing session, so they are as much a test of your endurance as they are tests of your knowledge. Your instructor can share with you strategies for maintaining your focus for the duration of both sessions, like eating a balanced meal before each one, or mindfulness techniques to help you re-center when your concentration begins to falter.

Knowing the material is going the be your best chance of doing well on the CFA exam, but there is also a great deal to be gained from understanding the format of the exam. Levels 1 and 2 rely on multiple-choice style questions. Level 1 alone gives you 240 multiple-choice questions to answer. Whether you get an answer wrong or leave it blank, you are still penalized the same, so it is essential that you are able to answer all of the questions since even a blind guess gives you some chance of arriving at a correct answer.

Your instructor can help you improve your odds on the questions you don't know by showing you ways to eliminate one or more incorrect choice, and closely analyzing the remaining answers so that you have a better chance of finding the right one. But you only have a limited amount of time, so you don't want to spend all your time on a few questions. Your instructor can also share with you some time management strategies so that you are giving thoughtful responses to your questions while allowing yourself time to answer everything.

Many of the questions on Level 2 of the exam will give you a vignette, or case statement, with several questions that respond to that vignette. Such questions may not be immediately familiar to everyone, so during your Chicago CFA exam tutoring sessions, your instructor can give you practice test questions so that you can feel more comfortable with their format when you are ready to take the actual test.

On the Level 3 exam, you will be asked to respond to questions in essay form. Writing essays can be particularly challenging in a timed setting, and your instructor can help you become more skilled in the form. One strategy is outlining. By organizing your thoughts in advance, you can be better assured of taking your essay from start to finish without hitting a wall somewhere in the middle.

How do I get started with a Chicago CFA exam tutor near me?

Studying with Chicago CFA exam tutors can help you feel more prepared, but it is also very easy. Online, one-on-one sessions mean that you can attend from anywhere with a reliable internet connection. This might be your home, or neighborhood coffee shop. Or, if you are looking for something a little quieter, you can attend from a local library, like Newberry Library for example.

If you are concerned about the quality of instruction you will receive from Chicago CFA exam tutoring, you shouldn't be. Our Live Learning Platform is equipped with several exciting learning tools, like a virtual whiteboard and live chat, that make it a comparable experience to an in-person option. There is also a document editor so that your instructor is able to respond in real time as you work through practice essays. And, meetings with your instructor are recorded, so you can review your previous sessions if you ever want to brush up on your own.

Finding a quality Chicago CFA exam tutor on your own can get pretty involved. Especially when you consider that you will need to find someone with the relevant knowledge, educational background, and schedule that fits with your own. Why go through all that when Varsity Tutors can do the work for you? Reach out today and let us help you get connected with the professional study help you need.

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