Meet our AAT DL student Louise Harris who swapped to FI after a bad experience with another provider.
My AAT journey started badly when I initially enrolled with another provider. The first unit is hard. It’s even harder when the tutor support was non existent and material all over the place.
Swapping to FI
I was recommended First Intuition and I done a trial. The difference in everything was huge. It was a breath of fresh air how it was all laid out in order. The material was excellent; short online videos which run through the whole paper material. It wasn’t just reading and reading. I could listen to the videos, where they read it out as well as explain in different ways and give examples to help it sink in. I changed provider to FI just before my first exam and my god I’m glad I did!!
Prior to swapping to FI I doubted my capabilities, nearly gave up. I started AAT in January… by May I still hadn’t done my first exam and this is when I swapped to FI. On 15 May 2019 I passed my first exam with 95%. Within 2 weeks of studying the next exam with FI I smashed my 2nd exam with 99%!!! 2 weeks it took… the first exam took me 4 months!!! Another 3 weeks later I passed my next exam with 95%.
I gave myself a break over the summer holidays. I’m a mum of 2 children aged 2 and 7 and i work full time. Juggling childcare in the summer holidays is difficult and I owed my children my time. I got engaged on my 30th birthday in July and went camping with the family. When the local uni library hours were back to 24 hour opening in September I threw my efforts back into studying the final 2 level 2 exams so I can finish, and get my results, before Christmas.
On 9 October I sat my synoptic. After my synoptic I then studied Using Accounting Software and within 2 weeks sat that exam. I achieved 99% in the synoptic exam which is amazing. I received my final level 2 result whilst in Spain and achieved 100%! Overall I passed level 2 with a distinction at 98%. I was so chuffed but I wouldn’t have been able to do it without First Intuition.
There are plenty of practice questions as well as mocks and then the mocks on AAT, it was brilliant. I was going to give myself a break before the new year but I had already signed up for level 3 when they had an offer on. My books were on hold though so I had the option to either get my books now and do the indirect tax exam before it changed in January or wait and get my books in the new year. My tutor said it was a short stand alone unit so I thought what the hell. Do it now, get it out the way, get that one step closer to AATQB. I found level 3 harder but I done it… and passed with 99%!
Highly Recommend FI
I highly recommend First Intuition. They may be more expensive than other providers but it’s worth it. You are also not restricted to 1 year tutor support either. It’s for as long as you need it (as long as you are actively logging on etc). They check up on you when you haven’t logged on, they wish you luck in your exam, and they are pleased when you achieve good results. First Intuition care about you, you are not just a number. They are available within their working hours including evenings. Response times is quick. They will even call you if you need them to explain something. Thank you First Intuition. Let’s hope level 3 is just as successful 🍏
What FI Has To Say
Gareth John’s one of FI’s Directors reaction to Louise’s hard work “I am so delighted with how the first stage of Louise’s AAT journey has gone. All we ever set out to achieve was to give our studiers the best chance to fulfil their potential and her incredible marks show that she’s definitely doing that! Well done Louise and good luck with your next steps!”
We just want to say a massive thank you to Louise for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It certainly does mean a lot, both as an organisation and as individuals. We love to hear this sort of feedback of our support. It’s the reason that we all love what we do so much.
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