One of the first things anyone looking to join the military will need to prepare for is the ASVAB. Standing for Armed Serves Vocational Aptitude Battery, the ASVAB is designed to measure an applicant’s knowledge of and skills in several areas: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information, Mechanical Comprehension, and Assembling Objects. Scores in each area are totaled to reach a general score. Hundreds of thousands of Americans seeking to enter the military take the ASVAB every year.

Scores from four of the areas—Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Arithmetic Reasoning, and Mathematics Knowledge—are computed to arrive at a score for the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT). You can take the ASVAB either on a computer or using pen and paper – about 70% of applicants use the computer versions.

At Ascent Tutors, we have a staff of professional, empathic, friendly, and skilled tutors with experience training applicants for the ASVAB, as well as multiple other standardized tests. Many of our tutors have personal experience with the ASVAB, but even among those who do not, most are familiar with the requirements of the test and capable of bringing you up to speed with what you need to know to achieve a score that reflects your true potential. If you’re thinking of joining the armed forces but unsure about whether you’ll be able to get a good enough score on the ASVAB, give Ascent Tutors a call today so we can prepare you for this important test.