I just want to thank you all for assisting me in passing
my National and State exams. I have been a Loan Processor with Gold
Financial for the last 7 years. I took an attempt at the National
exam when we were first required to be licensed just to satisfy my
supervisor's request. As a Processor, I was certain that I would pass
the exam. I was mistaken. Fast forward to present day, my supervisor
again requested that I take the exam to obtain my license. Having been
defeated once and now having several more years of Processing under my
belt, I realized that it was time for me to rid myself of 'the monkey
on my back.' I signed up for the 20 hour course with Champions as well
as the National and State prep courses. I must say, sacrificing 3 working
days and 2 weekend days didn't really sound like my cup of tea per say.
However, Pat made it fun and informative. Having that interaction helped
me tremendously. Pat not only taught us the course material but he also
taught us testing techniques. Now having all of these tools at my finger
tips, I felt ready to take my exams. To prepare for my exams, I re-read
the course material while taking notes and marking where I felt I struggled.
I then re-took all of the chapter quizzes and then took some mock exams.
For every question I got wrong, I re-reviewed that section. The morning
of, I reviewed my notes and re-reviewed my struggles, took a deep breadth
and told myself that I just needed to try. During my exam and as Pat had
instructed, I read the question, read the answers, re-read the question
and then re-asked myself the question. I found that by re-asking myself
the questions, I was able to see what questions were designed to trick you.
I marked very few questions for review. Upon going back to review, I could
not find a better reason to change my answer so as Pat had instructed, I
didn't change my answers.
I honestly am beyond grateful for the days
spent with all of you. Pat is a hoot and a great teacher. The rest of the
Champions Staff was very welcoming and inviting and conversational all the
while maintaining a professional atmosphere. When I decide to further
pursue my career more (as Pat would say, 'I will not have just one source
of income'), I will most certainly come back to you guys. You all were a
blessing for me and because of all of you, I am well on my way to a new
chapter in my career. I will forever market you guys to all who will
listen and ask.