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Old 01-11-2020, 05:09 PM
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Hi All,

I was able to pass the DP exam with MATE flashcards but relying on flashcards and readings alone was torturous. Not something I want to do again.

For FV, I was thinking of using TIA videos and MATE flashcards. Has anyone had success with this? Iíve heard great thinks about Derek but I donít know much about Jeff Blacker. Are his videos thorough and engaging? My biggest concern is boredom and glossing over the videos. Please advise.
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Old 01-11-2020, 10:22 PM
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I just passed DP using TIA videos plus MATE notecards and I recommend it.
You are taking full FV right? Jeff does videos for A, and Derek does videos for C. Jeff's videos are pretty good, just not as much humor as Derek's. I really liked having the videos for sure. For FV, there is 22 hours of core material, I watch on 1.5x which means I can finish in about 15 hours. I definitely can't read that fast. Then I just watch again and again. I liked the MATE notecards better than the TIA ones. It's really nice because the videos cover things not in the MATE notecards and there is an occasional MATE notecard that is glossed over in the videos. The videos give you tips on how questions might be asked on certain topics, which is very helpful.
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Great, thanks for the info it’s very helpful. And yes, I am taking FV in full. On their website it appears that Derek teaches DP and Jeff teaches FV. If you take both core or advanced portions then you get both instructors.

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Old 01-12-2020, 10:03 AM
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Good to see the feedback, and I'll stay out of it because my opinion may be just slightly biased, but I will say that I've definitely heard of students that our successful with our online course supplemented with the MATE materials. As someone mentioned, it may be the case that our video emphasizes a point that might not be in the MATE cards or vice versa, so it's a good way to reinforce your learning.

And yes, I teach the DP videos (DP-C and DP-A) and Jeff teaches the FV portion, though we still do have some of my lessons in the FV-C section.
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Old 01-12-2020, 05:58 PM
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Thanks Derek. Will there ever be an option to purchase the videos alone? If there were, I would purchase your videos for all exams without question.
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Unfortunately not. As a company, we feel that the full package is the best approach, so we don't have any plans to offer any specific stand alone materials. Sorry about that.
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