May 31, 2019 at 7:57 am #2437260
I just wanted to make it known that Dr. Bain on Wiley CPA excel is a condescending and not helpful. He makes comments like “have you not calculated a note receivable before?” “do you not know how consolidations work?” “this review won't be helpful to you if you don't know this concept, you should review your intermediate accounting book on this highly tested topic”.
Dr. Bain. CPAExcel didn't hire you to erode the confidence of candidates. Maybe time to retire?May 31, 2019 at 10:22 am #2437656
Lol yeah he's been that way for years, and it's not a good look. However, if you do ask a good question the explanations are usually really helpful. I can understand his frustration because a prerequisite for sitting for the CPA exam is to have your 150 hours of college credits which should include a variety of accounting courses.May 31, 2019 at 12:25 pm #2437998
True, he has been somewhat helpful and encouraging with me. I just read through some other questions by other users and he seemed to be pretty dismissive alot. I think people just get confused by the wording in the questions and the explanations for the most part, it isn't that they don't know or don't study the material.June 1, 2019 at 7:18 pm #2442108
Yes! I agree with you. He is the professor I least liked. He is very mean and rude. I normally rarely read his mentoring. All other professors are wonderful and I read almost every question/response. I wonder when Wiley will have a talk with him to become nicer to students.
Don’t be discouraged. I don’t believe candidates need to have strong accounting skills before studying for Cpa. When I started studying for FAR I have been out of college maybe 6-7 years and had very few memories of accounting. I even had to google an accounting equation!!!:) but I studied religiously and went over every chapter a bunch of times and passed on my second try. Use YouTube and google if you need additional videos and materials.June 2, 2019 at 11:47 am #2443857
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