about me and the questions

Hello! My name is Elif. I live and work in Brooklyn, New York, with my husband and my 3-year-old daughter. I spent almost 2 years and approximately 10 thousand dollars to pass 6 exams in ARE 5.0.

Since the age of 6, I have been studying for some tests. From elementary school all the way to AREs, there has always been a standardized test that I was supposed to take and pass! So when I heard about AREs, (back in Turkey after I learned that we won the green-card lottery), I thought it was just another set of exams that I had to pass. After all, I was methodical and experienced when it came to testing, right..? Well, not for AREs…

When it came to testing, my biggest strategy was taking as many questions as I can until I learn the content. I am talking about tens of thousands of questions here. However, once I started studying for ARE 5.0, I noticed there were not enough questions in the market, not even close to what I was used to.  So I decided to write my own questions all the way from PjM to PDD. I  based all of the questions on the books from the Handbook Reference List. I never thought I would share them with other people, but here we are… My great friends who had studied with me, saw the questions and gave me this idea. So after passing my last exam in December 2019,  I started “fixing” the questions in my PPD, PDD, and PA folders first. I edited every question to have a feedback that links the explanation to a study material so you can read about the content further. This way, each question becomes a study tool that hopefully will help you to pass the exams.

I will keep working on my existing questions and publish more and more for the rest of the exams.  So please stay tuned and leave me a message if you have any further questions.