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In recent years CPA BEC tutoring has become a commodity, with generic lesson plans and meager score increases. At Tutor the People, we hold ourselves to a different standard. That’s why all of our tutors are top percentile scorers who will arm you with proven test-taking strategies and a customized study plan designed just for you. We’re here for you, and that means personalized tutoring designed to help you succeed.
The first thing we do is match you with a private tutor specifically chosen to complement your learning style. They will work with you to understand your history with the exam so they can create a customized study plan that will prepare you for the BEC and any future CPA sections. By working on building a solid foundation before moving onto more complex material, your tutor will help prepare you for anything you may encounter on the exam.
An Individualized Approach
Whether you are just starting your CPA prep or the BEC 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 BEC tutor fitting your learning style and schedule. Your BEC tutor will then work with you to create a custom study plan that is personalized to your pace and learning style.
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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 BEC tutor will help you understand the logic behind the exam so you'll be prepared for anything the test can throw at you.
On The Test
The BEC section of the CPA exam is going to be broken down in the following ways:
Corporate Governance 17–27%
Economic Concepts and Analysis 17–27%
Financial Management 11–21%
Information Technology 15–25%
Operations Management 15–25%
The purpose of this section is the test the student’s knowledge of business structures, economic concepts, financial management, information technology, and planning and measurement. Like the other sections, the BEC will include multiple-choice style questions as well as simulations. However, the BEC also contains the only written communication section of the CPA exam. The written communication simulation is meant to test the student’s ability to use standard business English, present supporting evidence, and organize ideas.
The BEC will be broken up into 5 testlets (shown below), and you will have 4 hours to complete the exam. The exam will be administered on a computer at a specified testing center. There will be an optional 15-minute break between the 3rd and 4th testlet which will stop the exam timer if taken. Each testlet must be fully completed before you move on to the next. Once you move on to the next testlet you will be unable to go back to review the previous ones. Each testlet is not individually timed, so it is up to the student to manage their own time in order to answer every question.
The 5 testlets that make up the CPA BEC section are:
- 31 Multiple-Choice Questions
- 31 Multiple-Choice Questions
- 2 Task-Based Simulations
- 2 Task-Based Simulations
- 3 Written Communications
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CPA BEC 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.
Free Introductory Hour
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.
We offer multiple extended payment options. Contact us to find out which installment plan suits your budget.
Use your study hours as best suits your needs. Some students meet with a tutor daily, while others space it out to weekly meetings.
$1099 Quick Review: 12 Hours
$1999 In-Depth Review: 24 Hours
$2699 High Achiever Plan: 36 Hours
You create your plan
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 BEC 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 BEC 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 BEC 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
How do I sign up for the BEC?
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.
How many hours should I spend studying for the BEC?
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.
What if I fail the BEC?
If you fail, you can retake it during the next testing window with no penalty. However, you will have to pay for another testing fee.
How is the CPA scored?
Click Here for the AICPA official scoring guide.
Is the BEC really the easiest section?
It is widely considered to be the easiest section of the CPA, but this also depends on the student. Be careful not to fall into the trap of thinking the BEC doesn’t require as much studying as the other sections, or that you can coast through this section with no test prep.
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.
What can I expect on the CPA exam?
For more information on content and recent changes, check out the AICPA official CPA Exam Blueprints for 2021.