This class is a new RefreshExamS™ signature class, created by Ilene Cohen, MS, RDN, CDCES- C-IAYT, Owner, Founder & Executive Director. We're excited to offer this information to any RD Exam test taker who can benefit!
This class is completely original - , you will not find anything like it anywhere else!. In this 2/2.5 hour class, we will take a deep dive into several different "types" of multiple choice questions that you may experience on the RD exam BEYOND "situational" questions and strategies to tackle them.
This class will include practice exam questions written by our company that you will learn how to dissect to help you get them correct, even if you don't know/recognize all the information!
Using Ilene's signature KEY Strategy applied to various types of questions, you will leave this class with a confidence boost and a strategic approach that you can take with you to the test center. ** The is a completely NEW class so you will learn different information than in Ilene's class that focuses on strategy alone, but it's still great to take both!
Class includes a live Q & A at the end, 30 day recording access, resources and homework with answer keys upon submission.
Investment: New students: $75. Existing students: $50. Homework grading may be added for an additional $25 (I will personally go through your homework and make comments)
THIS CLASS IS STRICTLY COPYRIGHTED. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: ANY IDENTIFIED REPRODUCTION OR USE OF REFRESHEXAMS™ PROPRIETARY INFORMATION, COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS OR METHODS, CLASS TITLES AND CONTENT MAY BE REPORTED TO VIOLATION@REFRESHEXAMS.COM.
As a boutique test prep service, our classes are comfortable in size and can go up as high as 20-25 people BUT everyone gets individualized attention. That said, there are not hundreds of people attending so you're not just a number. We also don't try to fit a square peg in a round hole. We don't try to appeal to everybody. If we tried appeal to everybody, we'd appeal to nobody. Sounds good so far - read on!
THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU IF:
THIS CLASS MAY NOT BE FOR YOU IF:
OTHER CLASSES IN FEBRUARY TBA VERY SOON!
*Any new student who has not passed the RD exam after working with another tutoring company or service, contact us to get your a discount off your first class.
This class has been highly requested and you asked for it, you got it! The title says it all- you will learn about the disease states you need to know for the exam: including, but not limited to:
This class will be very comprehensive and includes the NCP as it relates to the various disease states, live practice question Q & A at the end, 30 day recording access and homework with answer keys upon submission.
Investment: New students: $75. Existing students: $50
Instructors TBA - we may have more than one instructor for this class given their MNT specialty!
This class is essential as there will be food science and foodborne illnesses on the exam, no doubt. This class will cover the most important fundamentals of food science, food safety, including temperature critical control points and the foodservice systems, and various food-borne illnesses on the test in depth with fun mnemonics / analogies to help you retain them!
We will cover:
This is going to be a robust class! If you're confused by any of the below terms or concepts, then this class is a must for you! Join Ilene Cohen, RefreshRD's owner & founder, and multi business owner, manager and employer for years about this important domain that is currently 21% of the RD Exam.
You will learn:
-Functions of Management (planning, organizing directing and controlling)
-Motivation strategies and how to remember them!
-Leadership strategies and how to pick the right one!
-Employment laws and regulations
-Human Resources - job analysis, description, specification with a real example!
-Organizational chart with a real example!
-Financial Management - robust section - budgeting, financial statements (with real examples, eg. Profit & Loss, balance sheet etc.),
-Types of expenses: direct, indirect, fixed semi-variable, variable, COGS with examples and how to distinguish on a financial statement
-Return on Investment (ROI) with examples
-Marketing and public relations - the marketing mix - 4 Ps of Marketing, Target market, market analysis & research
-Cost Benefit analysis & Cost effectiveness analysis
-Menu Engineering & the 4 functions of
-Pricing strategies - Breakeven Point, Loss leader pricing
-Break Even point in concept, charts/graphs on BEP, Profit and Loss and how to read and plot on a graph to answer graph questions
-Terms: Gross Profit, Gross Profit Margin, Net Profit
-SOP vs SOPP - what are they and how to tell the difference on the test!
FOR NEW STUDENTS -GET $10 OFF YOUR FIRST CLASS BY DOWNLOADING OUR CHECKLIST: 5 KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN SEARCHING FOR AN RD EXAM PREP COMPANY - click the green button below to get this deal! *cannot be combined with any other offer and can only be used on one class!
Are you looking for a solution regarding the RD exam? We have several coming to you this Wednesday night. We're super excited to announce our next class this Wednesday, 11/11 7-9 pm EST / 4-6 pm PST:
Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition Support: Complications & Solutions
Certified Nutrition Support Clinician & Nutrition support extraordinaire Natasia Chanel Tomlinson, RD, CNSC, LD will be teaching! This is your LAST CHANCE
in 2020 to take a nutrition support class with Natasia Chanel so we recommend registering early. We'll be getting a class description on the website tonight and registration will end tomorrow, so get signed up.
In this class you will learn:
-Role of PN/EN in MNT
-Formularies that are used in EN/PN
-Routes of feeding that are appropriate
for common conditions
-Types of EN feedings; bolus, -------
continuous, cyclic, intermittent
-Calculations of EN/PN formularies
-GI tract conditions and access lines
NEW STUDENTS (never have taken a full course or program with RefreshRD before):
Includes: 2 hour live class including practice question Q & A including all resources, PDF colorful, graphically designed slide decks, research handouts: research studies and graph reading, homework assignments: research quiz and the Ultimate research guide O& answer keys plus recording access for 30 days : $75
EXISTING STUDENTS: who have taken at least 6 of our previous classes / the full program (so they've already taken this class in the past) including resources, 30 day recording access: $35
This will be the most informative diabetes class for the RD Exam currently available anywhere so sign up is now OPEN!
This Thursday, 11/5 from 7-9:30 pm EST /4-6:30 pm PST
This class may go may go until 10 pm - I have a lot to cover and answer all questions so be prepared!
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
~Insulin: "The Lock & Key"
~Weight loss and Type 2 diabetes - it's not just about calories
~Carbohydrate counting and how to teach it to patients
~Diabetes Medications You Should know
~Insulins and their actions
~American Diabetes Association 2020 Blood Glucose Targets
~Insulin to Carbohydrate Ratios
~Somogyi vs. Dawn Phenomenon
~Hypoglycemia - the Rule of 15
~Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load
A class you won't want to miss if you're studying for the RD exam. All the most important foodservice calculations you can expect on the RD exam:
-Types of expenses
- Turnover ratios
- Daily food cost percentage
- Meals per labor hour
- Profit margin
- Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
- Break Even point (BEP)
- Popularity Index
- Scoop size calculations
- Simple moving average
In this class I will be teaching my SIGNATURE STRATEGY to approach questions on the RD exam. If you're a new student, you will DEFINITELY BENEFIT from taking my class. I only teach this class periodically, so if your exam is before the end of the year, you'll want to sign up for this one. Here's a little bit about my strategy:
In 2016, I created The KEY Strategy™, a method that combines methodical critical thinking, knowledge, and application to enable individuals to successfully tackle multiple choice exam questions..
I will be ADDING information on stages of change and motivational interviewing which are super important not only for the RD Exam, but for professional practice as an RD/RDN!
This class will be RECORDED as all of our classes are, you'll receive the recording and have access for 30 days. The benefits of recorded classes are many, our students have said they've found it beyond helpful to go back, rewind, re-listen, etc. to the recording. However, we will not be recording the live Q & A part of the class, so we recommend attending live.
TESTIMONIALS (you can find more on our testimonials page)
--My confidence grew from the very first KEY strategies class because already I was approaching the questions correctly and different than I ever did before.
---The Key Strategy is excellent too. For example, every time I saw something about B6, I knew the answer probably involved protein. Or every time I saw a question about evaluation of client understanding, I knew to look back at the list of action verbs.
--After speaking with Ilene and trying the KEY method myself, I knew it would work. Worth it every penny!
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Do the research questions on the RD exam trip you up? Let RefreshExamS™’ research expert, Kristen Volz, bring you closer to passing with her clear instruction and creative ways to remember the most important pieces of information on the research section on the RD exam. This class will dive into key words to look for to identify the various research studies, how to read a graph for graph questions and so much more. You’re guaranteed to not only remember which study type is which but to truly understand and tackle those research questions! Live Q & A / practice question session to follow the lecture part of class.
Class will cover:
One of the most common questions I get is: “Which lab values do I REALLY need to know?” One area my students struggle with the is lab values. Learn strategic techniques to not just memorize the important lab values, but creative mnemonics to remember the lab values/ranges (for the exam and on the job!).
In this class we will cover:
THIS COURSE WILL MOST LIKELY RUN AGAIN IN NOVEMBER, 2020 OR JANUARY, 2021- CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. FOR NOW WE ARE OFFERING SINGLE CLASSES THAT CAN BE BUILT INTO A FULL PROGRAM.
Have you struggled with studying for RD Exam? Does studying feel overwhelming, anxiety-inducing, and daunting? It doesn’t have to be! We’re here to help you ace the exam and start your career.
Over the past 6 years, we have helped students to pass the RD exam—even those who were struggling! RefreshExamS™ was created as a way to empower aspiring dietitians in their goal to tackle the RD exam and get a jumpstart on their career. We fully believe in the power of tutoring love being a mentor for dietitians. We love guiding others by using our own experience.
RefreshExamS™ is devoted to helping students like YOU to pass the exam! We are here to help others build their knowledge and confidence to get started on their career as a Registered Dietitian.
Truth be told, over 85% of our students had tried and failed (up to seven times!) to pass the RD Exam. Now the majority of those students are RDNs. Our pass rates since the creation of RefreshRD in 2015 have been double the national average (per CDR data) of dietitians who have failed the RD exam in the past. Check out our research page for more details. We have a strong track record of dramatically increasing your success in exam prep and test-taking skills and our research so far is proving that!
Our philosophy is simple: no matter how many times you have taken the exam, you still have a great chance to pass it! From our experience, dietitians can pass the exam once they have the right practice, knowledge, strategy and engagement. RefreshExamS™ has extensive insights and strategies to get you there. We have specialty clinical, research and foodservice tutors available nationwide through our online tutoring services.
Our group program will help take dietitians to the next level, and catapult their studying to pass the RD exam.
Week 1: Let’s talk Strategy & Community Nutrition
Understanding + applying the top strategies you need to pass the exam
A common challenge our students face is that despite understanding the concepts, they are still struggling to get answers correct! In this first session, we will take a deep dive into our RefreshExamS™ Signature strategy, leaving you with the ability to nail questions that you would have struggled with before.
Group practice questions and answer session
Bring your challenging questions to this interactive group exercise to reinforce and enhance your learning. Since this course is limited to 6 participants, each participant will have at least 10 minutes to go over their individual questions. Remember: everyone will learn from each others' questions, so all 60 minutes of group coaching will be highly valuable.
Week 2: NutrItion Laboratory Values & Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition Support
One of the most common questions I get is: “Which lab values do I REALLY need to know?” One area my students struggle with the is lab values. Learn strategic techniques to not just memorize the important lab values, but creative mnemonics to remember them (for the exam and on the job!). We teach you the critical concepts for enteral and parenteral nutrition support including calculations of formulas and free water. This class includes metabolic acidosis/alkalosis / respiratory acidosis/alkalosis. With our expert technique, we feel confident that you will leave this session with a significantly improved understanding of these challenging concepts.
Group practice and answer session
Here is your opportunity to address the most challenging lab values questions alongside your peers. We will cover lab values from various disease states/conditions, including renal disease/ hemodialysis, gastrointestinal conditions, bariatric surgery and more.
Week 3: Diabetes Topics Unveiled
With the rates of diabetes on the rise, you are bound to get at least one diabetes question on the RD exam. This informative session will cover important topics, including the “lock and key"— insulin action, carbohydrate counting, and complications of diabetes.
Group practice and answer session
Select your most challenging diabetes practice questions and get them answered with your peers.
*There will be a carbohydrate counting homework assignment prior to this session to help synthesize the information.
Week 4: Don’t Dread Domains 3 and 4: Foodservice and Management
7:00 pm -7:45 pm
Let one of our amazing foodservice speciality tutors guide you in the most important foodservice topics you need to pass domains 3 and 4 of the RD exam. This session will show you strategies for understanding challenging foodservice concepts, alleviating the need to memorize excessive formulas. Learn an intuitive way to handle questions and let go of your calculation fears.
Group practice and answer session
Get out your calculators and select your most challenging lab foodservice questions to have them answered with your peers.
Week 5: Domain 1: Principles of Dietetics, Food Science & Research
7:00 pm- 7:45 pm
What you'll learn:
Group practice and answer session
Select your most challenging questions from domain 1 and get a chance to work on them with your peers!
Week 6: Nutrients: Macros & Micros & Drug Nutrient Interactions for the RD Exam & Beyond
Unanimous feedback from our one-one-one tutoring students ignited our fire to create a stellar overview of the major nutrients and their role in the body, for the RD exam and beyond!
Group practice and answer session
Pull your questions regarding metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and vitamin/mineral practice questions for this group session.
PLUS: An exclusive webinar about the psychology of test-taking, presented by Dr. Jessica Meister, Psy.D.
Dr. Meister will be discussing:
Due to the overwhelming success of our Psychology of Test Taking Webinar with neuropsychologist Dr. Jessica Meister, PsyD, we will be having her teach an additional class as part of the Success Course. This option will also include a 20 minute breathing and stress reduction virtual session with our founder Ilene Cohen, MS RDN, CDCES, C-IAYT, Certified Yoga Therapist. Apply now for the test preparation course by clicking the link below! Save your seat for this valuable opportunity. Enrollment will be based on a first come, first served basis.
TOTAL INVESTMENT: $825
** Dietetic Internship Directors: Did you know that we offer special group rates? Contact us to learn more!*