If you're ready to take your Columbus SIE preparation to the next level, Varsity Tutors offers two great services to help you reach for success. First, we can enroll you in a comprehensive Columbus SIE prep class that covers everything you need to know heading into the exam. Second, we can match you with a private Columbus SIE tutor who can adapt your study sessions to your preferred learning style. Both services are powerful, and some students choose both to give them as much self-confidence as possible heading into the exam.
What topics can I review during Columbus SIE prep?
The SIE, or Securities Industry Essentials, Exam is a multiple-choice test administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as an introduction to the world of trading securities. Topics covered include investment products and their risks, the role of various regulatory entities in the financial sector, and the structure of security industry markets. You have an hour and 45 minutes to answer 75 questions, so time management can be just as important as your raw knowledge. You might take a practice exam under realistic test-taking conditions as part of your test prep to get a sense of exactly how long you have to finish.
Working on practice exams can also help you pinpoint your academic strengths and any areas of opportunity you might want to look over again. For instance, if you find that you consistently answer items concerning investment returns correctly, you may experience a jolt of self-confidence when that topic arises on the actual exam. If you're having a harder time with Exchange-Traded Products (ETPs), you might want to look them over again.
What advantages does each of the Columbus SIE prep options available to me offer?
As previously noted, we can enroll you in a Columbus SIE prep course or find you a private tutor to help you prepare for exam day. Should you opt for a course, you'll meet with a dedicated instructor and passionate classmates online through our Live Learning Platform, an online classroom that allows you to see and hear everything going on in your course. We thoroughly vet every instructor before we start referring students to them, so you can trust that any questions you have will be answered promptly and accurately.
You can also communicate with your peers on our platform, allowing you to create a collaborative learning environment that may make it easier to grasp challenging SIE concepts. For example, a classmate's take on corporate actions may stick in your mind more so than your instructor's explanation of the same topic. Similarly, explaining something to somebody else can reinforce your own command of the material. Studying in a group also gives you great value for your money, as you get to enjoy the benefits of expert instruction at a fraction of the cost.
If you'd rather receive individualized attention, we can find you a private instructor who can work with you online. You'll study on our Live Learning Platform that leverages powerful features such as video chat functionality and a virtual whiteboard to deliver a face-to-face study experience anywhere you like. For instance, our platform is mobile-friendly so you can study during your day at a local college such as Ohio State University or Capital University.
Your instructor can create a learning environment where questions are encouraged to make it easier to ask for help as needed. They can also adapt their teaching style to how you want to learn. For instance, a visual learner might want to review charts and graphs detailing the performance of mutual funds over a set period of years, while an auditory learner could get more out of talking about. If you're a kinesthetic learner who studies best by doing, your instructor can come up with interactive activities to reinforce key concepts for you.
We also try to make all of our services as accessible as possible. We offer multiple SIE classes simultaneously, including two-week and four-week options to accommodate nearly any schedule. Similarly, you are in complete control over when you meet your tutor so you don't need to rearrange your entire schedule just to study.
How do I sign up for Columbus SIE prep?
It's easy. Just use the information provided on this page to speak with a knowledgeable Educational Consultant who can walk you through each of your options and sign you up for your Columbus SIE prep of choice. Varsity Tutors has helped countless students pursue academic and professional success in the past, and we look forward to helping you as well!
Greg: Columbus SIE test prep instructor
Financial professional with a background in brokerage, trading and mutual funds. I have actually passed the Series 7 and 63 twice. So I can help with subject matter knowledge, exam preparation and understanding test questions.
Education & Certification
- University of Kentucky - Bachelor in Business Administration, Finance
- Series 63
- Professional Certifications
- +2 subjects
Jim: Columbus SIE test prep instructor
...do my best to help the student by simplifying the material and using everyday tasks as examples. Exams I have taken (and passed on the first try): Series 7 (General Securities), Series 24 (General Securities Principal), Series 4 (Registered Options Principal), Series 27 (Financial and Operations Principal), Series 53 (Municipal Securities Principal), Series 66 (Investment Advisor Representative) and PA Life and Health Insurance agent exam. My goal is to have the student pass the exam(s)!
Education & Certification
- Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - Bachelor of Science, Finance
- Series 66
- Series 7
- Series 6
- +16 subjects