A private tutor may be exactly what you need to help you pass the Series 9 exam. A skilled Series 9 tutor can make a large impact on your mastery of the Series 9 material in a relatively short period of time. Private tutoring is most effective when preparing for the Series 9 exam under the following scenarios:
Working one on one with a Series 9 tutor just prior to taking your Series 9 exam can make all the difference in the world. A Series 9 tutor will make sure you are focused, have mastered the Series 9 material and are confident in the application of the knowledge during your Series 9 exam. For Series 9 candidates who are getting ready to take the Series 9 exam for the first time or who have taken the Series 9 exam and missed passing the exam by 1 - 12 points, 4 - 8 hours of tutoring are usually enough to ensure you pass the Series 9 exam.
As is often the case in our first example we have a candidate who has conducted almost no option business, other than the occasional covered call during their 10 year career. This candidate had passed the series 10 but had not been able to get passed the Series 9, missing by 4 points. Debit and credit spreads had not even been looked at since she passed her series 7 almost 10 years earlier. Index options, currency options and options on Treasuries were also foreign concepts.
To start off the training we administered a comprehensive diagnostic final. One of our Series 9 instructors,an expert in options,who can explain even the most challenging concepts in a way that is easy to comprehend looked over the candidate's answers. Reviewing the results detailed the difficulty she was having with multiple option strategies. She was also having issues determining the breakeven points for these positions. Our instructor spent a total of six hours virtually tutoring this Series 9 candidate focusing specifically on how to use a T chart to answer the required math calculations. A comprehensive review of non-equity options was also conducted to ensure she understood the features of this options. The Series 9 candidate passed the exam on Monday of the following week.
After 10 years with a large wire house This Series 9 candidate was told that he had to take the 9 and 10..He had not taken an exam in years and needed assistance with advanced option strategies and supervision of option accounts. He had taken the exam once already having read another publisher's materials.. He answered only 33 of the 55 questions correctly on his first attempt to pass the Series 9 exam.
We sent the candidate a new Series 9 text book and assigned chapter readings and tests.. Our instructor led several virtual webinars reviewing the chapters in our mobile learning version of the Series 9 text., Being walked through the material by our instructor really helped this candidate grasp many of the concepts he had been having difficulty with. We then met at the candidate's office for 4 hours to make sure he had all the concepts down and was ready for the exam.. The candidate passed the Series 9 exam having answered 45 of the 55 questions correctly..
A producing manager of an OSJ at a non NYSE member firm had accepted a position at an NYSE member firm to manager one of their OSJs. The candidate was now required to pass the Series 9 & 10 exams. Becoming fully registered in 60 days was a condition of accepting the new job. It took the candidate 5 weeks to pass the series 10 and he and not even opened the book for the Series 9. With little time to dedicate to the exam, as he was busy adjusting to the new position and still dealing with ACATs coming over, he needed to be walked through the text to keep him on track and to get him ready to pass the exam on time.
We sent this candidate the Series 9 eBook so he so he could study on his phone from anywhere he could find 5 minutes to review the material. Our Series 9 tutor who had made markets in options on the floor of the AMEX walked him through the book chapter by chapter each day at 4:30 pm for the first 7 days. Our Series 9 tutor met with the candidate for a one day in person review from 9-5 on Wednesday of the second week. The candidate passed the Series 9 exam on Thursday of the second week, having become fully registered in 60 days as required..
Series 9 tutoring needs to be a customized training solution based on the needs of the individual candidate to be effective. Each Series 9 candidate has their own areas of strength and of weakness. By identifying the weak areas, improving comprehension, and guiding the candidate though the exam process, a Series 9 tutor can help ensure that you pass the Series 9 exam.