Is anyone looking for Amber Book/Videos partner? or want to start a group?

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    Ivan Laguna

    Hi Vishwesh,

     

    I'm down. Count me in.

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    Ronaldo Guimaraes

    Hi Vishwesh.

    I am interested.

    In fact I sent an email to Amber Book - Michael and I am waiting a response about the ARE 5.0 Multi-Exam Bundle subscription.

    I haven't heard back from him yet (which makes me feel a little disappointed about his prep exam training system) but hoping to hear soon enough to get all the info I requested, such as how to subscribe in a group of 6 to get the 190/mo promotion.

    Any ways, if I get any info I will share with the group on this chat so we can move forward to get the group of 6 subscription.

    It looks like Ivan Laguna also wants to join, so we still need to find 3 more.

    Thanks.

     

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    Ivan Laguna

    Hi Guys,

    I am going to ask a friend if they are willing to join. I will let you guys know what he says.

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    Ronaldo Guimaraes

    Hi Ivan.

    I haven't heard from Vishwesh any more, but I will keep looking for people to join.

    I hope who is interested see our chats and be willing to join.

    Lets keep in touch.

    Thx.

    Ron.

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    Ignacio Mingo Nyssen (Edited )

    Hi guys! Very interested. Count me in! 

    Thank you,

    Ignacio

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    Ronaldo Guimaraes

    Hi Ignacio.

    I haven't heard from Vishwesh, but Ivan and I, we are confirmed.

    We still need to get 2 more (including Vishwesh).

    Once we have all I will contact Amber book.

    Thanks for reaching us.

    Ron.

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    Ignacio Mingo Nyssen

    Hi Ron, 

    Thanks for taking the lead. I'm going to ask among friends...

    When we're six, it comes down to $190/month?

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    Deborah Balcarek

    Hi!  I am embarking on PPD & PDD and might be interested.  I have been considering all the third party resources such as Young Architect Boot Camp and Black Spectacles Group Coaching for PPD & PDD as well as Hyperfine.  How did you come to the conclusion to go with Amber series?  Also, have you passed your other exams?  Thank you!

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    Ronaldo Guimaraes

    Hi Ignacio.

    The $190/mo for a group of 6 seems to be a good deal.

    Lets hope we get all 6 soon.

     

    Hi Debora.

    Please let us know if you are interested.

    I did my research and got to the conclusion that Amber book system seems to be acceptable for the majority of examinees as the best resource.

    I watch some Black Spectacles videos.

    They are too long, disperse and scarce  in content, although covering almost all subjects.

    I have been using the PPI2PASS, NCARB guides, AIA docs and other few resources.

    I haven't taken any exams yet.

    I will try the approach of taking all 6 tests with one week apart as suggested by some colleagues.

    Let see what happens.

    Good Luck for you.

    Ron.   

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    Vishwesh Panchal

    Hi Ron,

    I am sorry I could not get back to respond on time since I was travelling and thank you others for your interest in forming a group.

    I appreciate you taking initiative in reaching out the Amber book team.

    I am figuring out if I want to dive in the Amber book right away or pause and see my current resources for my last 3 exams. I don't want to leave any one in this post hanging , so expect my confirmation at some point early next week. I am aware that Amber book team takes ages to respond back when you email them. 

    I believe it has one of the better videos out there hopefully better than black spectacles which I didn't find that useful. I have mostly relied on the NCARB matrix books, Pluralsight and Ballast. For PPD/PDD I want something more in depth and intuitive.

    Nonetheless I will make sure to get back to this post with my confirmation. If anyone needs any suggestion in preparing other exams, I am happy to help.  

    Best,

    Vishwesh

     

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    Ivan Laguna

    Hi all,

    Just want to keep the momentum going. Lets touch base early next week. 

    Deborah,

    I have passed all exams except for PA, PPD, PDD. I stuck to the primary materials for PcM, PjM and CE and used PPI solely for its practice test. I started to incorporate Black Spectacles after failing PA, PPD & PPD once. I have since stopped watching their videos and just use BS for the practice exams. I found their videos to be very broad. Based on my testing experience, I needed something more specific. I went ahead and tried Hyperfine. It's a great study schedule and really asked the specific questions I was looking for. But, sadly, I failed my retakes. It's not a reflection on Hyperfine, I am just a visual person and reading the material won't sink in. After researching some threads, it seems like everyone's last resort is Amber Book, and most have had high passing success. 

     

     

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    Ronaldo Guimaraes

    Good Morning Everyone.

    I received an email from Amber Book with the instruction for the group of 6 subscription.

    The message is posted at the end of the message.

    In order to have the group rate of $190/mo we need to send them each name and email address and they will contact everyone.

    As I am taking care of the subscription enrollment, please send me your info.

    Based on the persons interested we still need one more to count to 6.

    I am considering the following names:

    Vishwesh Panchal

    Ivan Laguna

    Ignacio Mingo Nyssen

    Deborah Balcarek

    and myself.

    If you guys know anyone interested, please put this person in contact so we can enroll al together.

    Here is the message sent by Alise, Amber Team Member:

     

    Saturday, June 15 2019 at 10:11, <online@amber-book.com>wrote:

    Hi Ronaldo,

     

    If you sign up with a partner (or up to 5 people total) the rate is $290/month per person.

     

    If you're signing up with a group of 6+ then you qualify for our large group rate which is $190/month per person.

     

    You will all go through the signup process individually so you don't have to be paying/starting at the same time. We only ask that everyone you include in your group is committed to paying for their first month of the seminar relatively soon (within the next month). Note that your access does not begin when you pay. You can pay now and start later.

     

    Once you've put together your group of 6, you will all be locked into the $190/month rate, even if someone stops or if you want to have access for a month and then decide to sign up again in December.

     

    We just need a list of names and email addresses and we'll take it from there.

     

    As for a phone number, we do not have a company number but I can give you a call on my personal phone. Just let me know a few times that would be good to contact you.

     

     

    Alise, The Amber Team

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Ignacio Mingo Nyssen

    Thanks Ron!

    You've got my name, email is ignacio.mingo[at]gmail.com

     

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    Ronaldo Guimaraes

    Yes Ignacio you are in.

    I am just waiting for one more to complete the group of 6.

    Thanks for keeping in touch.

    Ron.

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    Vishwesh Panchal

    Hi Ron,

    Thanks for the update. I have made my decision, I won't be able move forward with my participation. So count me out.

    But I know three more people through Facebook group who approached me and would like to join a group asap 

    Here are there names and email addresses if you would like to reach out to them,

    Kristi Groleski

    Kristi.Groleksi@vocon.com

     

    Seoug Oh

    Osu1111@hotmail.com

     

    Brittany Ballish

    I don't know her email address but I replied to her message(on FB) and asked her to look for this post and your name on this forum.

     

    Thank you and good luck!

    Vishwesh

     

     

     

    Thank you and good luck!

    Vishwesh

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    Ronaldo Guimaraes

    Ok Vishwesh.

    Thanks for the update.

    I will contact Kristi and Seoug if they are interested.

    Best luck for you.

    Ron.

  • Greetings Ronaldo! I am definitely interested, and my email that Vishwesh forwarded actually has a letter transposed...(Thank you for connecting us though Vishwesh!)

    Email: Kristi.Groleski@vocon.com

    Looking forward to hearing from you, as I would like to start these videos ASAP. 

    Thanks so much,

    Kristi Groleski 

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    Ronaldo Guimaraes

    Hi guys.

    Here is the updated list.

    Vishwesh Panchal replaced by Seough Oh

    Ivan Laguna

    Ignacio Mingo Nyssen

    Deborah Balcarek

    and myself

    I just got a confirmation from Kristi Groleski , so now we are set.

    I still would like to hear from Deborah Balcarek as I haven't heard from her yet.

    Any update I will relay to everyone.

    Thanks.

    Ron

     

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    Ronaldo Guimaraes

    Thank you Kristi for joining us.

    we will keep in touch

    Ron.

     

  • Ron & everyone...Thank YOU for letting me join, and for organizing! I will keep my eye out for future correspondence/confirmation that we are all signed up. Can't wait! 

    Thanks again!

    Kristi

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    Ignacio Mingo Nyssen

    Thank you, Ron and all, hope we get emails in a few days...

    Best of lucks to everybody with their exams!

     

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    Deborah Madera

    I would like to join!

    Deborah Madera

    deborah.l.madera(at)gmail.com

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    Ronaldo Guimaraes

    Hi Deborah.


    Great that you are joining us.

    We were waiting for a confirmation from Deborah Balcarek.

    As she didn't confirm and you jumped in so we have all 6 that we need.

    I will send the email to Amber Team confirming our enrollment.

    Here is the list of all 6:

    Seough Oh (email)

    Ivan Laguna

    Ignacio Mingo Nyssen

    Deborah Madera

    Kristi Groleski 

    Ronaldo Guimaraes



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    Ronaldo Guimaraes

    The previous message was incomplete.

    Here is where we are.

    1- Seough Oh - osu1111@hotmail.com

    2- Ignacio Mingo Nyssen - ignacio.mingo@gmail.com

    3- Deborah Madera - deborah.l.madera@gmail.com

    4- Kristi Groleski - Kristi.Groleski@vocon.com

    5- Ivan Laguna - please send me your email

    6- Ronaldo Guimaraes - rvgbrusa@gmail.com

     

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    Ivan Laguna

    Hi Ronaldo,

     

    It's laguna_ivan@yahoo.com

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    Deborah Balcarek

    Hi,

    There are 2 interested Deborah's.  I was on the first list.

    Deborah Balcarek

    Deborah@balcarek.org

     

    Thanks!

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    Tung Ming Lai

    Ronaldo, 

    I'm interested too. Is 6 people the max? If so, does Deborah B wants to start a new group with me? 

    TLai

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    Ronaldo Guimaraes

    Hi everyone.

    Below is the list of the group of 6.

     

    Deborah B.

    Sorry if I didn't understand that you were in the group.

    After on your email sent on last Friday you didn't confirm.

    On your message you mentioned that you might be interested.

    Per TLai message he is available to create another group of 6.

    Right now here the final group:

    1- Seough Oh - osu1111@hotmail.com

    2- Ignacio Mingo Nyssen - ignacio.mingo@gmail.com

    3- Deborah Madera - deborah.l.madera@gmail.com

    4- Kristi Groleski - Kristi.Groleski@vocon.com

    5- Ivan Laguna - laguna_ivan@yahoo.com

    6- Ronaldo Guimaraes - rvgbrusa@gmail.com

    I will be sending an email to Amber Team confirming our registration.

    If you guys have any question and need any additional clarification regarding the Amber prep-test system, feel free to contact them or check the FAQs on the web site.

    The ARE tests are a good opportunity for all of us to become a better and more diligent professional and contribute for our personal success and for the community we serve.

    I wish everyone good luck and Success.

    Ron.

     

     

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    Ignacio Mingo Nyssen

    I understood from Amber Book's email that a group is 6+ people. No mention of a max number

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    Ronaldo Guimaraes

    Hi Deborah B and TLai.

    I received and email confirmation from Amber team and it says:

    (Please note that if anyone else would like to join this group they will need to contact us by June 28th.) 

    So if you guys want to participate on the group in lieu of creating another group of 6 and get the promotional discount for a group of 6+ let me know and I will send your name and email to Amber book.

    This confirmation needs to be done by June 28th.

    Thanks.

    Ron.

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