Third year Student
Her coaching really helped me change my focus in terms of how I was studying, and as a reason I ended up going through more questions than I probably would have gone through before my exams as I was still very fixated with thoroughly knowing the theory. This in turn boosted my confidence levels for each module (including management accounting and auditing which weren’t my favourites). She helped me get out of my own head and helped to point out some of the bad habits I had developed along the way to “protect myself”.
I especially loved how on bad days when I didn’t cover what I had planned to cover, as much as she didn’t enable me, she still didn’t make me feel worse than I already felt but instead encouraged me to do better the next day. Thank you very much Yvonne!!
Third Year Student
My strategy has changed, and I now dive straight into questions in test/exam conditions.
I definitely would not be in this space without your videos, I am sharing your links far and wide!
Having listened to you I've already identified some of my key issue (perfectionism) and I'd really love to work on fixing them 🙂
Third Year Student
My marks have improved! I still have a long way to go, but I saw what you mean about CAKE, and where I need to focus now. I feel like I'm making progress! Also not taking a nap after work works much better than when I do.
The road to overcoming our challenges is very lonely. The challenges we face are far beyond failure. The academic help we get is only but a part of the tools we need to overcome our challenges.
Having a coach like Yvonne may provide you with the realisation that you may distract yourself from studying .Identify the actual productive time you spend on studying as well as some tools to find the weaknesses in how you study.
The tools and skills given to me by Yvonne were not only academically focussed but had a dual purpose. The first was my personality which is what drives our studies and approaches to challenges. The second were tools on which I can improve and re-look at my study routine.
The journey taken with Yvonne will not be easy. Do not be afraid to engage her in the methods provided. Yvonne does understand individuality and will adapt her methods to help ease some challenges.
The introspection needed will seem tiresome but so is failure and not knowing the reason for it. Search in the tools provided by Yvonne on general improvement and approaches to completing any task.
I recommend you drive the journey taken with Yvonne. She will not solve your challenges but provide you with some tools to do so.
I wish you everything of the best in achieving your goals !
I subscribed to Yvonne’s program in preparation for the ITC 2019, she helped me gain the confidence I needed to attempt ITC. She taught me the value of having a growth-mindset and how to apply the growth-mindset in the process of preparing for the exam. During the program I learned that the habits of how you learn may have a significant effect on your performance on the day. Her insights helped me to understand the “game” of examination and how to “play” it.
I would recommend her program to any candidate at all levels of the path to becoming a Chartered Accountant, from undergrad to board examinations.
Applying the Research model has been a good way of identifying what I don't know before diving into the theory, and using the ratio places a deadline into how much theory I should do so it becomes a small goal that I look forward to achieving. Leaving a question when the time is up is something that is heavily emphasised by our lecturers as there are always 'easy marks' in all the questions.
Third year Student