December 2013 Student of the Month: Nathan Padgett

Please join us in congratulating Nathan on being selected as December’s student of the month! We are thrilled to feature him because he is an example of someone who has struggled, tried, failed, tried again and finally prevailed! We encourage you to read his story below.

Student:  Nathan Padgett

Exam Sections Passed:  AUD

Why did you take Roger CPA Review?

I was captivated by Roger’s passion and desire to help students pass the CPA Exam. If I’m going to spend the next 400-500 hours of my life studying for this exam, Roger’s passion and enthusiasm will help carry me through. Roger teaches every lecture and I feel the consistency truly helps. Also, Roger provides you with all the information you truly need to know to pass each exam.

What was your favorite aspect of the course?

1. Roger Philipp 2. Roger Philipp 3. Roger Philipp 4. Did I mention, Roger Philipp?

How has passing the exam affected your personal and professional life?

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve had some difficulty passing the exams, which I would contribute mostly to letting my personal life and lack of self-discipline get in the way. However, I’ve also struggled with confidence and I started to doubt Roger’s famous saying, “The CPA Exam is not an IQ test. If you study, you will pass.” But after finally buckling down and nailing the videos, re-reading the chapters and doing ALL the assigned homework 2-3 times through, I finally passed my first exam and I’ve got confidence now that I will succeed in future attempts on the BEC, FAR, and REG exams.

What piece of advice do you have for other CPA Exam candidates?

There are no shortcuts to passing the CPA exam. You must be willing to make daily sacrifices and study until you feel like “CCHIT” (my favorite Roger CPA mnemonic). Also, practice multiple-choice questions in both the Wiley textbook and software until you are ready to poke your eyes out. I’m not kidding, practice truly does make a perfect 75!

Anything else you would like to share?

Thanks, Roger Philipp and staff!

Favorite quote?

"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't." - Jerry Rice

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