Whether you’re struggling with content or strategy (or both!) our SIE prep experts are here to help you every step of the way. At Tutor The People we understand how important the SIE can be in distinguishing you from other job applicants, which is why we work with you to help increase scores and get you ready for that dream job.

We do this by taking a more personal approach to SIE prep. We work with each student to create a custom study plan uniquely designed to help you retain the information. In addition to content, our expert tutors will work with you on study and testing strategies to help relieve any testing anxiety you may have. Our goal is to help prepare you so you can walk into the testing center confidently on exam day.

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    Our Tutors Are Superhuman

    In recent years SIE prep has become a commodity with only meager score increases and generic study plans. We hold ourselves to a different standard. We focus on individual help and customized SIE prep strategies that are based on your unique needs.

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    Free Introductory Hour

    A Free Introductory Hour is included with enrollment in any of our SIE prep packages. Use this intro meeting to personalize your approach to SIE prep before beginning your paid package hours.

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    A Team Of Experts Dedicated To Your Success

    Our expert SIE prep tutors know exactly what you’re going to face come exam day, and they understand what it takes to ace the SIE. Specifically trained on the ins and outs of every exam section, they work with you to understand the logic behind the test in addition to answers.

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SIE Prep Study Packages

SIE Exam Practice Question Workbook: Seven Full-Length Practice Exams (2019 Edition)

Practice makes perfect. We include an SIE exam workbook with full-length practice exams to help you work on your timing and assess what content you need to work on.

Customized Study Plan

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

One on One SIE Prep

We believe personalized learning is the best way to improve. You will work with one SIE 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. 

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. Meet with a tutor daily, or space it out to weekly meetings. Whatever fits your schedule!

Our Approach

Step 1

When you first sign up for an SIE test prep package, the first thing we are going to do is take some time to learn about your tutoring needs, schedule, and academic strengths and weaknesses. We do this through practice tests and one-on-one interviews to understand your situation. This way we can match you with a tutor who complements your specific needs and learning style.

Step 2

While other SIE tutoring programs just focus on the exam’s content, we believe that it is equally important to focus on strategy and logic. We want to make sure that you are comfortable with anything the test can throw at you so there are no surprises on exam day. Our expert tutors also focus on giving you the study tools necessary to prepare you for whichever qualification exam you will be taking after the SIE.

Step 3

We don’t just want you to memorize some facts, we want you to become comfortable with the material. Some of the questions you’ll face on test day are designed to be confusing. By incorporating practice problems and practice tests into every student study plan, we help you get comfortable with the question styles you will encounter on the real SIE. We’ll also work on strategies to relieve testing anxiety to help ensure that exam day is as stress-free as possible.

When the time comes for you to start your SIE prep, some of the information we’ll need includes:

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    How familiar are you with the SIE?
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    Have you taken any SIE practice tests before?
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    How did you score?
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    What areas did you specifically struggle with or excel in?
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    Are you struggling with content or strategy?
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    What prep materials are you using?
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    What is your schedule like, and what days/times are you available to work with a tutor?
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    Have you registered for an upcoming SIE test date?
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    How soon would you like to begin?

New to SIE prep? Here’s some information about the SIE:

You will have 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete the 75 questions that make up the Security Industry Essentials (SIE) exam. There will also be 10 pre-test questions sprinkled throughout the exam sections that do not count toward your final score. The questions will be in a multiple-choice style format and will be broken up into four categories:

  • Knowledge of Captial Markets (16%)
  • Understanding Products and Their Risks (44%)
  • Understanding Trading, Customer Accounts, and Prohibited Activities (31%)
  • Overview of Regulatory Framework (9%)

The SIE is designed to test a student’s knowledge of basic security industry information so that future employers can assess whether you are the right fit for their company. There are no pre-requisites for this exam and you do not have to be affiliated with a FINRA company in order to register.

What about the Series exams?

The SIE is a relatively recent exam designed to take the place of parts of the original Series exams. The remaining Series exams are now used as qualification exams after you complete the SIE. While you no longer have to be affiliated with FINRA in order to take the SIE, you do have to be associated with a FINRA member in order to take these top-off exams.

The qualification exams now include:

  • Investment Company Representative (IR) – Series 6
  • General Securities Representative (GS) – Series 7
  • DPP Representative (DR) – Series 22
  • Securities Trader (TD) – Series 57
  • Investment Banking Representative (IB) – Series 79
  • Private Securities Offerings Representative (PR) – Series 82
  • Research Analyst (RS) – Series 86 & 87
  • Operations Professional (OS) – Series 99

Don’t know where to start?

Our SIE tutoring experts are here to help! In addition to helping you set up a customized study plan, your tutor will help assess what your strengths and weaknesses are so you know how to plan out your prep to boost your SIE score.

The Total Score
  • Knowledge of Capital Markets
    12 Questions
  • Understanding Products and Their Risks
    33 Questions
  • Understanding Trading, Customer Accounts and Prohibited Activities
    23 Questions
  • Overview of Regulatory Framework
    7 Questions
There are a total of 75 questions. You must get a score of at least 70 in order to pass.

What Makes Us Different

Between work and family, we understand that life can be busy. That’s why we let you set the schedule for your tutoring sessions. Online or In-Person, we work with you to create a SIE tutoring schedule that sets you up for success while accommodating your busy life. Every SIE prep plan is personally tailored to your unique needs so that you’ll be ready to walk confidently into that testing room.

Expert Tutoring Shouldn’t Break The Bank

Our goal is always to fit each client’s needs and set every student on a path to success. We know this journey of SIE prep is expensive, which is why we focus on providing expert tutoring at prices more affordable than our competitors. We also offer a money-back guarantee and extended payment plans so you can just focus on getting ready for your new career.

Group Options

Do you prefer working alongside other students? We offer group classes! Our SIE 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 SIE tutoring expert will get to know each student before assessing the group as a whole, so they can create a strategic plan that suits everybody.

More Info & Resources

Free SIE Test Prep Resources

The FINRA SIE page can help provide key details of the exam as well as a link to help you register for your exam date. It also includes information on future qualification exams you may want to take.

FINRA also provides a free SIE practice test and content guide so you can begin assessing your strengths and weakness with the exam.

This Investopedia page will further explain the transition from the Series to the SIE so you know which one you should be taking.

This Master of Finance article describes what exactly a securities industry professional does and what the work environment will be like.

Where To Sign Up

Click Here to visit the FINRA website and schedule your test date.

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