Optimize Your Learning Style

Optimize Your Learning Style

Updated:December 9, 2018
Bryce Welker, CPA
Recognizing your learning style is crucial when looking for the right CPA exam review course!

Students learn through many ways but there is usually one technique that they can relate to the most.

The three main categories of learning are Visual, Auditory, and Tactile. Research shows that students perform better on tests and retain more knowledge if their study habits are aligned with their own personal learning styles.

Identify which characteristics below relate to you the most to identify your own learning style. People who learn best through seeing things. A visual learner: Visual learners will learn best with:
  1. Roger CPA Review – Roger Phillip is good as they come when it comes to engaging video content.
  2. Surgent CPA Review – Shorter, bit-sized video lectures make retention easier and studying more manageable.

Auditory Learners

People who learn best through hearing things. An auditory learner: Auditory Learners will learn best with:
  1. Roger CPA Review is taught by the most energetic and lively instructor who really knows how to connect with his students through his engaging voice.
  2. Gleim CPA Review. Has a great audio review course, so you can listen to the lectures whenever it is convenient.

Tactile (Experience) Learners

People who learn best by doing things through a hands on approach. A tactile learner: Tactile learners will learn best with:  

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8 Comments
  • Sherell Bullard
    Posted at 8 January, 2015 01:56 AM Reply

    I love this post!!! I'm definitely a Visual & Auditory Learner.

    • BWelk
      Posted at 12 January, 2015 22:11 PM Reply

      Thanks Sherell!

    • Zach
      Posted at 10 December, 2014 23:03 PM Reply

      It's been 10 years since I graduated with my Accounting degree and now I'm interested in a review course and taking the CPA. However, on the learning styles, I have a little bit of everything. Any suggestions for someone who's been out of the loop for 10 years on which course to take? I watched a little bit of Yeager and it almost made me sleep. From your suggestions I think CPA excel is probably the best, but will I be able to learn everything again from scratch?

      • BWelk
        Posted at 11 December, 2014 15:16 PM Reply

        Ya I would definitely go with CPAexcel if you can't handle the Yaeger lectures. It's a great all around course no matter what stage your at in school or with your career and will teach you everything you probably forget since then.Cheers,Bryce

      • Laura
        Posted at 17 October, 2013 03:47 AM Reply

        Ugh, I think I have characteristics of both Visual and Experience Learners, and I am torn between CPAexcel and Yaeger! Two totally different styles, both would benefit me in some way or another. I get bored easily and my mind drifts if I sit too long, so I thought CPAexcel would be good for me. On the other hand, I'm not a good memorizer and I have to thoroughly understand a concept in order to test well, so I thought Yaeger would be better for that. Either way, it's a lot of money to spend so I want to make sure I make the right choice. Do you have a recommendation for me? Thanks!

        • Bryce
          Posted at 17 October, 2013 04:13 AM Reply

          Hi Laura,My recommendation would be to download a free 2 week trial of CPAexcel, you can find that link on .You should be able to get a much better feel during that time is CPaexcel's thorough enough for you. If not, then Yaeger is going to be the better choice.Cheers!Bryce

          • Laura
            Posted at 18 October, 2013 05:04 AM Reply

            Thanks for your quick reply! I started the free trial and it's okay. The new Yaeger portal seems a little easier to follow? There's a lot going on in the home screen and tricky to know where all I need to go. I do like that they are offering the Wiley test bank with their bundle too. I'm just not sure I'm a good enough self studier to do well in the program :( I've been out of school for years now and I only use maybe a quarter of what the CPA exam covers in real life. I'll try looking up some more reviews... Thanks so much for all of your info! It's really been helpful :)Laura

            • Bryce
              Posted at 21 October, 2013 14:26 PM Reply

              Thanks Laura,It sounds like you might be better off using Yaeger since you've been out of school for years and they offer a much more guided review. Cheers,Bryce