Please tell us in which country you live, and what work do you do.
My name is Hong Ngoc ( Ruby). I’m from Viet Nam but currently living and working in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I’m working as the Assistant Internal Auditor for Gloria Jean’s Coffees (Cambodia), ltd.
How much time each week did you spend studying, on average?
On average I spend about 8 hours every week studying ACCA. About 2-3 weeks before exam I sacrifice more time though.
Which study resources did you use?
I have been using BPP materials and Open Tuition materials available on the website throughout my study
Did you get support from your firm?
No I didn’t, I am pursuing ACCA at my own expense. I believe it will be very helpful for my career.
What was your approach to your studying?
My approach is that I always try to finish reading text book first, make sure I understand the logics and concepts first before moving on to practice questions.
While doing the question, if there is a anything that confuses me, I will refer back to text book and note it down. Then I use mind-map to sum up the main points.
To be safe, I also ask for help from OT tutors by posting questions in the forum. They are wonderful and always explain things very carefully in the most simple way.
I also spend time watching the lecture videos on OT after reading text book. It helps me understand further what I’ve read and I do think that they are great. Very well focused on the important topics.
What would you say was the most important factor that helped you to achieve such a high mark?
Personally, the most important factor that helped me to pass the exam is a proper preparation. You need to cover every topic because ACCA tends to test as much of the syllabus as possible, especially for multiple choice questions, they can ask about small things that most students normally ignore while studying.
Another important thing is time management, especially for written papers. Time management is one of the very important exam techniques, I never let myself stuck in one question, you have to move on to finish others and come back when you have time.
How did you find out about OpenTuition, and which of our resources did you use?
I found OT while searching for some ACCA related materials. I’m so glad that I found OT, this has been helping me a lot with my ACCA.
I use OT videos for my study, and also ” Ask the tutors” forum. I know I can totally trust the answers from there. I woukd like to express my deepest thank to OT for being there to help ACCA students like me.