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At Tutor the People, our whole goal is to help set you up for success. That’s why our expert tutors take the time to get to know their students and create a customized lesson plan that is unique to every student. Because all of our CPA tutors have scored in the top percentiles, they know exactly what it takes to crush the exam and they’re here to make sure you’re equally prepared for anything the CPA exam can throw at you.

Personalized Tutoring

The first thing we do is match you with a private tutor specifically chosen to complement your schedule, needs, and learning style. Your tutor will then work with you to create a customized study plan that incorporates strong foundations and proven test-taking strategies. We believe that by teaching our students to fully understand the exam instead of relying on memorization, they will be better prepared to apply their knowledge no matter how it’s framed on the test.

Our Approach
  • An Individualized Approach

    Whether you are just starting your CPA prep or the AUD is the last barrier between you and your CPA license, we've got your back. When you sign up, you will be matched with a private AUD tutor fitting your learning style and schedule. Your AUD tutor will then work with you to create a custom study plan that is personalized to your pace and learning style.

  • A Money-Back Guarantee

    A free introductory hour is included with enrollment in any of our CPA prep packages. Dissatisfied after the first hour? You can receive a full 100% refund with our Money-Back Guarantee. Additionally, any unused hours in your package are refundable at any time throughout your prep.

  • A Team Of Experts Here For You

    All of our tutors are top percentile scoring CPAs who have been exactly where you are now, which means they know which strategies work for acing the exam. Through our in-person and online programs, your private AUD tutor will help you understand the logic behind the exam so you'll be prepared for anything the CPA can throw at you.

On The Test

The AUD section of the CPA exam will be broken down in the following ways:

Ethics, Professional Responsibilities, and General Principles 15–25%
Assessing Risk and Developing a Planned Response 20–30%
Performing Further Procedures and Obtaining Evidence 30–40%
Forming Conclusions and Reporting 15–25%

The purpose of this section is the test the student’s knowledge in planning the engagement, internal controls, obtaining and documenting information, reviewing engagements and evaluating information and preparing communications. Many students like to think of the AUD as being a kind of extension to the FAR because they have some overlapping material. However, they are two completely different tests and it is recommended that you give the AUD just as much attention as you do to all of the other sections.

Format

Like the other sections, the AUD will include multiple-choice style questions as well as simulations. These questions are designed to test a student’s ability to apply their knowledge rather than just memorize facts, which is why well-rounded AUD test prep is crucial.

The AUD will be divided into 5 testlets (shown below). You will have 4 hours to complete the exam, plus an optional 15-minute break after the third testlet. You do not have to take the full 4 hours, but each testlet will not be individually timed so it is up to the student to manage their time in order to answer every question. Keep in mind that each testlet much be completed before you move on to the next, as you can not reopen any testlets you have submitted.

The 5 testlets that make up the CPA AUD section are:

  1. 36 Multiple-Choice Questions
  2. 36 Multiple-Choice Questions
  3. 2 Task-Based Simulations
  4. 3 Task-Based Simulations
  5. 3 Task-Based Simulations

Top CPA AUD Tutoring Tutors

  • Radha R.

    Radha is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Masters in Taxation, which she earned, along with a BBA in Accounting at Baruch College in NYC. She worked as a graduate assistant for one year during her Master’s program…

  • Greg H.

    NYC CPA Tutor Greg H is a CPA who has both BS and MS degrees in Accounting. When he is not tutoring students he enjoys reading, watching sports on television, playing games on the computer and also being with friends.

  • Sanielle W.

    Sanielle is a New York State Certified Public Accountant with a Masters in Accounting from St. John’s University, Queens NY. Sanielle also has a Bachelors of Science in Business Management from St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY. While completing her Masters,…

Success Stories
I worked with Chris to pass the CPA exam (Reg) and it really made a difference. He gave me the confidence to study and pass the exam. It was easy to deal with Tutor the People and since I did not use up all of my hours they easily refunded what was left over. I would recommend any of my friends use this service.
Diana L. CPA

CPA AUD Tutoring Study Packages

Free CPA Exam Simulation Software: 6,000 CPA Questions

Practice makes perfect. We include a CPA exam simulation with 6,000 questions to help you prepare for the AUD, FAR, BEC, and REG. It includes practice questions and crucial CPA preparation information on all four sections.

Customized Study Plan

We know that every student is on a different page. Your CPA tutor will create a study plan that is tailored to your needs.

One on One CPA Prep

We believe personalized learning is the best way to improve. You will work with one CPA tutor, 1-on-1, to build upon your foundation and learn how to improve.

Money-Back Guarantee

We add a Free Introductory Hour to every package, so students can meet their tutor and develop a customized study plan before beginning their paid package hours. All unused hours are refundable, so you can try our CPA prep risk-free.

Payment Plans

We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.

Customized Scheduling

Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.

We Let You Set The Pace

We understand that life can be chaotic. That’s why we let you set the schedule. Whether you prefer in-person or online CPA AUD tutoring, we work with you to create a study schedule that maximizes your study time while fitting your busy lifestyle. Whether this is the beginning of your CPA prep or the final stretch, our expert tutors are here to suit your unique learning needs.

We Offer Group Options

Our AUD group classes are formed on an as-needed basis both online and in-person, depending on your preferences. When you sign up for group classes, a specialized AUD prep tutor will evaluate each individual student before assessing the group as a whole, so they can create a strategic plan that suits everybody.

What Makes Us Different

Our goal is always to fit each client’s needs and set every student on a path to success. We know that CPA tutoring can be expensive, which is why we focus on providing expert tutoring at prices more affordable than our competitors. We believe quality tutoring shouldn’t break the bank, which is why we also offer extended payment plans to match your lifestyle.

More Info & Resources

FAQs

How many hours should I spend studying for the AUD?
It is usually recommended that a student spend 100-200 hours studying with a minimum of 1 hour per day. The exact amount of study time will depend on the student.

How is the CPA scored?
Click Here for the AICPA official scoring guide.

What if I fail the AUD?
You can retake the AUD with no penalty to your overall score, but you will have to pay for another testing fee.

Is the AUD similar to the FAR?
While there is some overlap between the two tests, they are both separate enough that you should plan separate test prep schedules for each. They both have different goals when it comes to assessing a student’s knowledge and skills, so you should be preparing for each differently.

How should I be preparing for the AUD?
Mneumonics will be a valuable tool in helping you remember all of the information you need for this test. However, you need to make sure that you are not just blindly memorizing facts without understanding how to use the information. The AUD is designed to test your ability to apply the material, so make sure you understand how each part fits into the bigger picture.

What order should I take the CPA sections in?
This will depend on personal taste. Some students like to take their easiest section first to help calm any test anxiety. However, since you only have 18 months to finish taking all of the sections, some experts recommend taking the most difficult one first in case you don’t pass the first time.

Can I take multiple sections in the same testing window?
Yes, although you cannot retake a section in the same testing window.

How do I sign up for the AUD?
Click Here to be taken to the AICPA page to check testing windows and be directed to a page where you can sign up for your test online.

How much does it cost to sign up?
This will vary from state to state, but the range is generally between $50-$200.

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