ASVAB Tutoring & Test Preparation
The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is a prerequisite for military service in the United States. It is offered to high school students who are considering military service, however taking the exam is not equivalent to enlisting in any branch of the military. Tutor Nerds does ASVAB Tutoring.
There are many subtests making up the exam:
- General Science
- Arithmetic Reasoning (AR)
- Word Knowledge (WK)
- Paragraph Comprehension (PC)
- Math Knowledge (MK)
- Electronics Information
- Auto Information (Automobile Technology)
- Shop Information (Hand and Power Tools)
- Mechanical Comprehension
- Assembling Objects
Practically speaking, the exam has two functions. Foremost, the scores on four subtests–AR, WK, PC, and MK–make up your Armed Forces Qualifying Test score, which determines your actual eligibility for different branches of armed service. Failure to meet the minimum score of a certain branch prohibits you from serving in that branch. Be sure to check the websites of each branch to view their specific requirements. The second function relates to general career planning in the military. Your scores on various subtests combine to determine your “fit” with certain career paths. For example, scores for field artillery in the Army combine Arithmetic Reasoning, Math Knowledge, and Mechanical Comprehension. These “composite” scores mainly advisory, and do not inherently change your eligibility for service.
As you can see, the exam is quite broad and varied. It’s a unique exam in its assessment of pragmatic, non-academic knowledge (automobiles, object assembly, etc). Quite simply, this exam directly affects your career options in the military. If you are at all concerned that your test score will not be up to par, it is vital that you seek professional assistance. Luckily for you, TutorNerds has a convenient solution. Our ASVAB tutors are highly knowledgeable in the topics you need to master every subtest, and ultimately achieve the right score. Our tutors partner with you in achieving your goals, tailoring tutoring to your specific needs. And tutoring occurs in-home or at a convenient location at a time that is right for you.