What Our Candidates Say


What Our Candidates Say

As someone who comes from a background in finance and law (JD/MBA education, and years working in securities and mergers & acquisitions), obtaining a CFA designation was always considered a valuable achievement to excel my career. Before I even took my Level 1 exam, everyone seemed to tell me the same story: “Level 1 is hard, and Level 2 is the hardest, but Level 3 is the easiest.” So when I passed Levels 1 and 2 on the first attempt back-to-back, I thought it was over and that Level 3 wouldn’t be difficult.

Once the Level 3 curriculum books arrived at my doorstep, however, it didn’t take long for me to realize that the notion of Level 3 as the easiest exam was actually a huge misconception. I tried to read the materials and tackle the practice questions on my own, but I quickly realized two things: I wasn’t studying nearly as efficiently as I was in Levels 1 and 2, and my answers to practice problems didn’t seem to improve in accuracy (particularly in the essay writing portion). More importantly, I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t able to improve, or what changes I needed to make in my approach to studying in order to help me improve. To say that all this was extremely frustrating would have been an understatement!

Fortunately, that all changed when Gurmeet reached out to me. Though I was quite skeptical, I decided to meet him anyway. After all, I figured I had nothing to lose by meeting him and just hearing him out. Right off the bat, he was open about how Level 3 is not a conventional exam that someone can successfully study for in the same way as the first two levels. Passing the Level 3 exam requires re-calibrating my approach to studying, and he gave me a glimpse into his process that would allow me to do just that. That process was about understanding not just what answers to write, but how to write them. There are certain nuances that the CFA exam graders look for in your writing, and it’s key to attack them head-on. His lectures went in-depth into the process early-on, and were structured in a way where we would repeat the process over and over again with practice exams that we would send in for him to grade. This really instilled the process as second-nature within us.

Moreover, his notes are structured in a way that once you read a section, you then immediately understand how to apply that reading to a particular example or question. I can’t stress how important this is, as reading notes without applying them immediately after is a waste of time. Gurmeet made sure that we could apply every component of his notes to relevant questions. He focused our attention on what material was important, and helped us avoid any material that was just a distraction. I immediately started to see a significant improvement in both my accuracy and efficiency.

Apart from his proven process, and the practicality and clarity of his notes, what I appreciated the most about Gurmeet is that he prides himself on the success of his students – in the most genuine sense. Many tutors are in this to make an extra dollar, and couldn’t care less about the success of their students. I can’t tell you how many times Gurmeet followed up with me, on his own accord, to see where I was at and where I needed to be. Moreover, he was always available to answer questions whenever they arose. If I was ever slacking, Gurmeet would get me back on track.

I urge all CFA Level 3 candidates to try this process, and give Gurmeet a shot. Make no mistake – this is a hard exam. But it is made much easier with Gurmeet’s know-how and attention to your specific needs and weaknesses, so that you can be setup for success. Once you give Gurmeet and his process a shot, you’ll see right away – as I did – that it just makes sense. I can confidently say that I wouldn’t have been able to pass without him.

Daniel Perlin

My AM writing skills within 6 weeks grew by leaps and bounds

I come from an engineering background with strong quant skills, I could not pass in my previous 2 attempts with mid-tier bands. Within the first 3 weeks of Gurmeet's classes, I felt a significant qualitative leap in my understanding of the heavy weight topics like Individual and Institutional Portfolio management and Behavioral Finance...

Viral M

What Our Candidates Say

I come from an engineering background with strong quant skills, I could not pass in my previous 2 attempts with mid-tier bands. Within the first 3 weeks of  Gurmeet’s classes, I felt a significant qualitative leap in my understanding of the heavy weight topics like Individual and Institutional Portfolio management and Behavioral Finance. Gurmeet then made us solve several old mock exams week after week, graded them and provided excellent personalized feedback, sifting through every line I had written and giving excellent tips to improve writing and providing encouragement as I continued to improve.
My AM writing skills within 6 weeks grew by leaps and bounds as did the CLARITY of my understanding – this is critical in a deceptive PM section and makes the ultimate difference.
Gurmeet’s personal attention and guidance  greatly helped in leveraging my strengths and overcoming my weakness and pulled me across the finish line this time.

Viral M

I highly recommend him.

Passing the CFA level 3 exam wasn't a walk in the park, but trust me, Gurmeet's approach made it a lot easier. Having faced the agony of failure the year before, I needed a different approach to attack the exam. Gurmeet kept emphasising on trusting the program and following the steps. At first, I was skeptical...

Azeez A

What Our Candidates Say

Passing the CFA level 3 exam wasn’t a walk in the park, but trust me, Gurmeet’s approach made it a lot easier. Having faced the agony of failure the year before, I needed a different approach to attack the exam. Gurmeet kept emphasising on “trusting the process” and following the steps. At first, I was skeptical, given how easy it looked, I said to myself, he’s an actuary, he must be very brilliant. However, once I started making use of the steps he has outlined, it walked. He is able to cut out the excess material and focus on the main gist. Really, that’s all you need to succeed. The delivery was also exceptional, as Gurmeet was able to properly articulate each step of his approach.
I highly recommend him.

Azeez A

What Our Candidates Say

I owe my success to passing the CFA level 3 exam to Gurmeet (at Deep 3 CFA) after two failed attempts using other providers. His customized way of learning, speedy AM grading feedback, and unique approach takes the guess work out of both preparing and writing the exam on game day. I did the work, but Gurmeet gave me the tools and guidance (Trust the Process) I needed to pass with solid marks this year and couldn’t be happier.

David Li

What Our Candidates Say

I really want to say thanks for helping me pass CFA LEVEL III, as we know the competition is fierce for this final level and you were the deciding factor in contributing to my success.

Your help throughout the process exceeded my expectations heading into this prep course.  You always responded within the hour or less to any question or concern I had. This was especially important in the final preparations, as allocating time is essential.

The amount of time I saved learning your methods can not be overstated.  When you emphasized that you will simplify the complicated, I didn’t realize you would provide us with a step by step sequence to really understand difficult topics like interest rate collars.  This helped immensely on a stressful exam day when I couldn’t think clearly at times.  Your help throughout the months leading up to the exam  were an integral part to my success.  Checking in consistently, to see how we were doing, really made an impactful difference.

The classes always went by quickly and your approach of applying methods rather than just teaching kept everybody engaged.  I honestly feel this might of been the best taught course I’ve taken with regards to approach, efficiency and enjoyment.

Gurmeet, I truly want to thank you for your efforts.  Overall, you helped me save considerable time and really increased my confidence level heading into the final exam date.   I’m so happy to have passed and now can spend more time with my family. It was wonderful having a chance to work with you.  I will recommend you to anyone I know enrolled in the CFA program.  Trust the process – Ball is life!

Sincerely,

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

Really made a difference

I just wanted to message about my fantastic experience with my teacher Gurmeet Gill in Toronto this past winter as this was not my first year writing the CFA Level III exam (3rd attempt), nor was Gurmeet my first study proctor.

Andrew C

What Our Candidates Say

I just wanted to message about my fantastic experience with my teacher Gurmeet Gill in Toronto this past winter as this was not my first year writing the CFA Level III exam (3rd attempt), nor was Gurmeet my first study proctor. However, thanks to Gurmeet, and his

(i) thorough knowledge of the CFA curriculum,

(ii) detailed yet efficient notes,

(iii) hours teaching course content and answering our questions (even after class),

(iv) difficult custom mock exam 1 month before; and

(v) prompt easy-to-understand emailed responses to our individual questions, I was very well prepared for the exam, and was able to pass Level III!

I will definitely recommend Gurmeet Gill to CFA students in the future!

Thanks again!

Andrew C

Amazing Course, great instructor – highly recommended

Amazing course, great instructor and he was super efficient with our time, but also allowed us to ask questions and stay on a topic until we were completely comfortable with it.  

Majd G

What Our Candidates Say

Taking the CFA course with Gurmeet helped me immensely and ultimately contributed to my overall understanding of CFA Level 3 material. I enjoyed how he had set up his course, using direct discussion and exercises to help students learn and understand concepts through application. Amazing course, great instructor and he was super efficient with our time, but also allowed us to ask questions and stay on a topic until we were completely comfortable with it.

I was able to use my studying hours more efficiently and focus on application because of his teachings, which also meant I could get through the massive loads of material faster thanks to Gurmeet’s teaching style. Gurmeet was also always available, so if I was studying and had a question I could shoot off an email and get a response while still in the mindset of that question I was working on. He checked in and followed up to ask about any questions or items I was struggling with – Gurmeet genuinely cared about my progress and helping me to pass the CFA exam.

Overall, I learned so much from him and his teaching style, which ultimately lead to my success in passing the Level 3.

Thanks Gurmeet!”

Majd G

Great class for level 3! And the most essential

On my second attempt I took this class and I ended up turning my weakness on the essay exam into my strength and scored in the upper echelon! Level 3 is completely different. You need this class to understand the essay section, and no one other than Gurmeet that I know of is good at teaching this section.

Liam Z

What Our Candidates Say

This was a great class for level 3! And the most essential. In my previous year I did the Wiley platinum course. The result, I ended up for the essay section scoring near the bottom. On my second attempt I took this class and I ended up turning my weakness on the essay exam into my strength and scored in the upper echelon! Level 3 is completely different. You need this class to understand the essay section, and no one other than Gurmeet that I know of is good at teaching this section.

Liam Z

Gurmeet helped immensely in my preparation

I was actually teaching CFA exams at a small prep company and was attempting CFA Level III for the first time.  Even so, Gurmeet helped immensely in my preparation.  He has deep knowledge of the CFA Level III curriculum and an exceptional ability to teach.  Gurmeet is especially strong in making concepts as simple as possible.  And to top it off, Gurmeet mixes in tasteful humor to make learning CFA content fun.

Keith L

What Our Candidates Say

I took Gurmeet’s class with a fairly good background in finance.  I was actually teaching CFA exams at a small prep company and was attempting CFA Level III for the first time.  Even so, Gurmeet helped immensely in my preparation.  He has deep knowledge of the CFA Level III curriculum and an exceptional ability to teach.  Gurmeet is especially strong in making concepts as simple as possible.  And to top it off, Gurmeet mixes in tasteful humor to make learning CFA content fun.

I highly recommend Gurmeet’s class for anyone taking the CFA Level III exam.  He can help candidates attain their Charter in a very efficient manner.

Keith L

Extremely pleasant and knowledgeable

The techniques that he taught me were really useful and helped me save a lot of time during the exam.Also i found the course material quite helpful.
 

Paramveer S

What Our Candidates Say

Hi I just wanted to give my feedback regarding the program and the my prep provider Gurmeet Gill whose classed i attended.  I found Gurmeet to be extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. The techniques that he taught me were really useful and helped me save a lot of time during the exam.

Paramveer S

What Our Candidates Say

Third time writing exam and thought everything was a problem and causing failure like my hand writing, second language english and markers not understanding my responses.  Gurmeet promised that after one week I would have better understanding of my mistakes and that I would get high marks soon.  The problem wasn’t my poor hand writing or second language english but I did not know how to write essays at all.

His memory techniques and style seem easy and course to good to be true but after time, it all made sense.  I’ve tried more than one prep provider and Gurmeet’s offered so much and he promised to me it would be great and it was more than great.

I’m so happy not to have to write a fourth time and I could not have passed without this class.  Thank you so much.

Dan K

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