1. Continued from Part 1. How Well Does Adapt Predict Success? To answer this question, let’s first look at the factors that could impact the success of an Adapt user. We’ve identified 3 possible factors. First, the user’s earned level. Second, the number of practice exams the user has completed. Third, the features of Adapt. The…

  2. Last year, some of our staff members attended the Actuarial Research Conference (ARC). They put together a presentation on Adapt. We wanted to share the research with all of you! This is a 3-part blog series: Blog 1: Background Blog 2: Discussing Success Factor 1 Blog 3: Discussing Success Factors 2 & 3 Let us…

  3. Written by Lee Ping Chong: As a yoga practitioner, my yoga teacher always says how we react on the mat is how we react in our real lives. I always have that in mind, so when I do my yoga practice, I hope to bring my best habits on to the mat, and also the best…

  4. Written by Jon Lai:  Your EL is Only a Gauge of Your Odds Let’s be realistic. Guarantees are likely the rarest things in life. Passing an actuarial exam is no exception to this. No amount of exam preparation or resources could ever guarantee anyone a pass. Here at Coaching Actuaries, we are highly aware of…

  5. Written by Paul Ireland, VP of Product Management: My New Year’s resolution is to keep you all better informed on the new products and innovations here at CA, and to do so in a less stoic fashion. So here goes my first attempt – feel free to give some feedback in the comments. This is post…

  6. Written by Jon Lai:  What usually rides the media waves these days? Typically, something newsworthy. Controversial issues. International tensions. Pentatonix posting their latest Christmas YouTube videos. You get the point. Have you noticed a less-than-obvious commonality among newsworthy items? The commonality is this: they are outliers. Not every day are there protestors on the streets; not…

  7. Every year presents more online education opportunities than the last. We at Coaching Actuaries want you to have the best learning opportunities possible, whether or not they come from us. Coursera put together a good set of classes on data and technology. You will be familiar with the statistical topics such as data analysis and…

  8. Written by Chloe Hung:  Studying for Exam C was definitely a very challenging experience for me. The number one problem I faced when I first started studying – was time. I started studying for Exam C in June, almost 5 months before my actual exam in October. However, working 8 hours a day from Monday…

  9. Written by Terence Chow:  A few of the actuaries at Coaching Actuaries, include myself, became members of the Iowa Actuaries Club. As new members, we recently attended the second club meeting for the 2014-2015 club year. The meeting started with an opportunity for the members to get to know each other or reconnect over lunch….

  10. Written by Tong Teh & Zach Hostetter: Five representatives from the Coaching Actuaries (CA) team attended the 2014 SOA Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida from Oct. 26 – Oct. 29. The theme for this meeting was “Together We Progress” — progress in the profession, progress in business, and progress in society. Some highlights from the meeting…