Yaeger CPA Review has completely redesigned its course to reflect the upcoming changes to the CPA exam in 2017, and offers a highly customized learning experience to clients.
Founded by Phil Yaeger in 1977, Yaeger CPA Review has recently rolled out its new AdaptaPASS course. By asking you a few questions about how you prefer to learn, the software can generate a tailor-made course that meets your specific needs.
AdaptaPASS Study Experience
Yaeger’s new AdaptaPASS program was developed to provide you with a truly personalized learning experience. Get a completely customized learning platform based on your answers to a few short questions about your learning style and the way you prefer to study (i.e. do you want more readings, or do you want a lot of practice questions? Would you prefer detailed explanations or a short summary? What does your schedule look like?).
Yaeger takes advantage of computer adaptive learning to design your course and shape your learning experience. Study modules change based on your performance in previous modules. Each time you use the system it gets “smarter” by using predictive technology to zero in on your strengths and weaknesses. You’ll receive recommendations of what to focus on according to your study history.
Review content is personalized and optimized so that you are presented with video lectures, audio lectures, textbooks, and customized quizzes and exams that will help you the most.
AdaptaPASS includes unlimited videos, CRAMs, audio and an updated test bank that reflects the new format of the 2017 exam. This course is still in the testing phase, making now a great opportunity to check out the beta version at a discounted price.
The well-organized dashboard allows you to see your progress at a glance and makes it easy to navigate among the various modules. Yaeger has kept those features students have found useful in the past and has added several interesting innovations.
One useful feature is the “Book Learning Focus” module. As you are reading information in the online textbook, the content in the windows that surround the primary textbook window changes as the information in the textbook changes.
For example, a series of videos that have content that is related to the textbook section you are reading will pop up in an adjacent window, and multiple choice questions that are directly related to content on the textbook page will come up in another window. As you move to another page or topic, the content in the adjacent windows will change to match the textbook content.
Yaeger’s video lectures are comprehensive (although somewhat long). The instructors work hundreds of multiple choice questions step by step to help you learn how to tackle even the hardest problems and reinforce your understanding of each concept.
Yaeger’s straightforward teaching approach will help you understand each concept and know how to apply it. You can preview a few lectures by clicking on the “view demos” tab on the Yaeger CPA Review website.
Within the course, the videos are completely integrated with the interactive textbook, so you will see the relevant textbook pages appear as the professor discusses them in the lecture. An optional comprehension check follows the videos, so you can answer a question about information presented in the video to see if you understood the content.
If you have a shorter attention span, you may get bored by Yaeger’s traditional video lectures. They are structured like typical, college-level accounting classes and may appear slow. If you are easily distracted by the surrounding information (textbook sections, videos, relevant multiple choice questions that pop up in adjacent windows), then this might not be the best fit for you.
Along with your customized learning platform, you can ask the system to create quizzes based on your weakest performance areas for you, or you can create your own quizzes with a specific number of questions from select topics, include only multiple choice questions, only simulations, or a combination of both. Simply set the parameters, and design short or long quizzes based on your needs and time constraints.
There’s nothing like last-minute nerves, and Yaeger’s CRAM courses are designed as a final review that will help candidates refresh their knowledge and prepare themselves a few weeks before they walk into the test center.
This option is ideal if you want to brush up during their final review and raise their score by a few points. Choose between the online-only CRAM and the online + offline USB CRAM course, depending on whether you will have internet access.
One-on-One Live Support
The Live Instructor Hotline provides support from actual CPA exam instructors, so you’re guaranteed to get reliable information straight from the source. This includes live help from Phil Yaeger himself! Access to instructors whenever you need it is especially important for a course that has no live study options. Thanks to the hotline, you can contact your instructors directly for help.
This comprehensive, in-depth review course will appeal to students who are looking for a self-study option that takes advantage of new technology for a customized educational experience. The live instructor hotline is a huge plus because it provides high-quality, live student support from actual instructors over the telephone.
Although we recommend buying the entire course, the option of buying each component separately is convenient if you have already taken and passed one or more sections of the CPA exam, or are looking to supplement your studies with additional materials, such as the test bank, CRAM course, or flashcards.