Having extensively taught Actuarial Science for the last 11 years, Gopal Goel has found just a handful of students with a natural flair for this domain of finance. For others, many things – not explicitly covered in the official course materials – need to be highlighted, underlined, emphasized and explained clearly often with simple real-life examples
He has over 26 years of teaching experience. In the Actuarial field he holds a DAT (Diploma in Actuarial Techniques – Finance & Investments) that is awarded on clearing the CT series + CA3 + ST5 or ST6. Out of these eleven papers, he topped CT7 and ST5 besides being the second topper in CT6 and clearing CT4, CT5 and CT8 in the same attempt. Unlike others, he hasn’t taken an IFoA membership as he could easily clear the IAI papers.
He puts down his work ethics – in his inimitable style – as under Make No Compromise with QUALITY. Make No Compromise with COMMITMENT Then, there would be nothing in this world on which you could be asked to compromise. He earnestly hopes to pass on this work-ethic to his students
In his class, there can never be a let up on Concepts, Complete course coverage & Comprehensive doubt clearance. His commitment to the supremacy of conceptual accuracy has seen him challenging study material solutions and getting them corrected. He has done so for CT5, CT8 and ST5. When establishing the flaw in some ‘official’ solution or statement, he makes it a point to explain it clearly and also providing an alternate solving technique to verify the final answer. Backed by such confidence and courage of conviction, he proceeds to get it corrected for the benefit of all the students.
To him, teaching does not mean merely explaining the text and justifying whatever solution is printed in the ‘official study materials’. For him an error is an error; no matter who has made it.
From interview tips to resume making to making actuarial sense of things happening in the outside world to making some project or writing some article, students find his suggestions extremely useful and relevant. He is always willing and available to help his students in all possible ways.