Please tell us in which country you live, and what work do you do.
I live in Tanzania. I currently serve as audit assistant at PKF International. I am currently self-studying ACCA.
How much time each week did you spend studying, on average?
My working hours are quite long, so the only time I have to study is during the weekends. I spend about 4 hours on each weekend which suits me well.
Which study resources did you use?
I am currently self-studying ACCA, but I primarily used the Kaplan study text together with the BPP revision kit. I also watched all the videos from Opentuition.com by John Moffat. Furthermore, I also found the ‘Ask the Tutor’ function to be extremely useful and hope Opentuition continues this feature. I also bought and solved the ACCA Practice tests online.
Did you get support from your firm?
Unfortunately, I do not receive any financial support for my examinations. However, I did manage to get 1 week of study leave prior to my exam.
What was your approach to your studying?
I read the entire chapter and subsequently solved all the questions in the revision kit. Three days before the exam, I solved all the ACCA Practice Tests and averaged at about 89%.
What would you say was the most important factor that helped you to achieve such a high mark?
Practice…practice…practice! Solve as many questions as possible.
How did you find out about OpenTuition, and which of our resources did you use?
I just googled ‘free ACCA resources’. I watched all the lecture videos by John and used ‘Ask the Tutor’.