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How to Prepare for ASVAB?
There are multiple ways to tackle this exam. Some methods include simply studying on your own and not paying anyone anything, not the most exciting approach for some students, simply because studying in general can be boring, and quiet long, much longer then studying on your own, especially if you are not motivated to study or can't study well on your own and need some help.
Depending which method you chose to prepare for your ASVAB test, this may result either in you passing your exam or not getting high enough score. Therefore Rome Wells always recommend studying from multiple resources.
Below are the types of study methods that you can use to prepare for ASVAB.
Some students may prefer to study with Khan Academy or prepare with other free resources, but the reality is, it's simply not enough for some students who can't study well on their own, or who simply do not have same level of academic background. Therefore it's recommended to such students leverage more expensive approach.
What is more expensive approach?
More expensive is to study with the paid self guided resource rather then free materials that you find on the internet scatter all over the place leaving you hanging whether you are on the correct path towards improving or not. There are bunch of books you find on the internet and with some books you may still fail if the book doesn't cover enough theory, but some books cover enough theory, but not enough practice.
Studying with free resources in combination with Paid Resources and Tutors is the best combo to achieve highest level of learning effectiviness in your ASVAB exam
Therefore, ideally if studying with free resources in combination of paid self guided resources such as study packs conviniently listed on this very same site, may still be not enough for some ASVAB test taker students who are simply struggling with understanding theory concepts that they happen to simply miss throughout their academic years of studying.
That is not to say study packs are bad, study packs are great and give students additional reinforcement in preparing for their exam, in addition to the book that students are using to prepare for ASVAB whatever that book maybe, either library book or paid book.
If that's the case, then there is no reason why you should not consider getting help from additional method of study, and yes that method of studying is called Tutoring. Some students may say "well I am ok to not get a tutor and have my uncle or my dad or a friend help me out", but at the end of the day you must ask this question, how much of professional help can they really deliver? Is it enough for you to pass your exam? If that's a yes and you happen to have someone who does help you prepare for ASVAB then guess what go for it!
However if you don't have someone like that and not lucky enough, then go for paid tutor. Don't expect to get free tutoring, there is no such thing.... especially for exam like, ASVAB.
So what type of tutors exist on the market?
There are online and local ones. Local ones are the type of tutors who can come directly to your home and tutor ASVAB, such tutors are harder to find and more expensive then online. Then there are online tutors who are more easier to find and less expensive then online.
What else is important to know about ASVAB tutors?
Independent ASVAB Tutor
Did you know that there are agency managed tutors and independent tutors that exist out there on the market? Independent tutors are the type of tutors who are not controlled and managed by the agency and agency is not responsible for their actions. In most cases such tutors are not binded by official contract that they must sign, and do not report to agency.
Such type of tutors are called independent, also mostly independent tutors don't have background checks or not all have background checks, while agency tutors have background checks verified by agency.
Mostly such tutors are not specialized and not trained by the agency. Hence practically there is no customer service for agency based tutors other then minimum email support. While agency managed tutors are backed up by agency that can provide phone support and help you get matched with the professional qualified tutor, and can even provide discounts for package deals, something that not all independent tutors can easily show in their tutoring profiles.
Agency Managed ASVAB Tutor are way different
Tutor who are hand picked by agency, tutors whose background check was verified if tutor happens to be local, if tutor is online background check is optional for some agencies and for some it's not optional and mandatory. Agency managed tutors are less riskier to deal with then independent tutors, because they are binded by contract and if they break their contract they get suspended or removed and not be allowed into agency's network. Also agency's managed tutors are more incentivized meaning, they may be also happen to be authors, and content creators and online tutors all at the same time, which means they are more responsive, and care more about success of the student, rather than independent tutors, simply because agency managed tutors are incentivized more.
That is not to say independent tutors don't care about success of students, they do it's just they are not provided with same level of incentive as agency managed tutors are from the perspective of being given additional opportunities, such as being more aggressively marketed in local area network of tutoring websites, or being advertised across multiple blogs, where agency is actually doing something to help out such tutors increase their chances of getting student leads.
In return such tutors are very loyal and provide higher quality type of tutoring service then let's say independen tutors. Plus some agency managed tutors also prepare students with supplementary materials that they have created and are more specialized, as oppose to independent tutors who are less specialized.
So what does it all mean are ASVAB agency managed tutors more expensive?
It means agency managed tutor is more expensive, but not always, but in general yes managed agency tutor is more expensive, unless of course this managed tutor lives in CT NY or NJ specific 4 sets of counties, such as Westchester Tutoring, Fairfield, Bergen and New Haven... however if you are not from these counties this rule does not apply.
Also another reason why you would want to hire managed tutor, is if you do not want to be contacting independent tutors on your own, and struggling trying to find the right person, and prefer agency do it for you, some agencies provide tutors for you based on your needs, where you simply talk to the agent on the phone tell agent you need asvab managed tutor, and agent begins his journey in helping you find someone based on your suggested hourly rate, if your rate is too low, then agency may refuse to help you and refer you to either self guided materials or to independent tutoring site where you can find tutors on your own.
Plus if let's say you hired agency managed tutor, and didn't like one... you can contact agency and agency will break up with the tutor for you, instead of you having to upset the tutor and break up with the tutor yourself, not the most comfortable feeling, but many of these factors with intercombination of the fact that agency managed tutors are in fact being hand picked by agencies, meaning agency spends time and money trying to recruit such tutors and advertise such tutors. This cost incredible amount of money, and typically ends up causing such tutoring managed agency charge students a lot of money for each lesson and charge students on recurring basis.
The result of that is expensive education, because at the end of the day agency is trying to do everything to ensure your success. These administrative tasks result in you paying more money for such agency managed tutors. However not all agencies charge expensive recurring agency managed fees, some charge smaller fees and some charge huge fees. Typically the ones that charge less then or equal to 35% are legit, if you see someone charge 40% to 70% on top of tutor hourly rate, then this is a rip off.
What was just described, is back office functions of what is hapenning with the agency maanged tutors, and therefore managed agencies charge recurring fee from every hour to offset these costs, not to mention other costs of maintaing sites, graphic design and more.
However, if you happen to not want higher quality tutoring match and ok to take a bit more risk and skip middle mand tutoring agency managed recurring fees, then considering ASVAB independent tutor maybe your next option, either local or online.
If you get online independent tutors, then it will be cheaper, and you won't have to pay recurring agency managed fee from every hour, the downside of that is, tutors are not hand picked, you may not get higher quality tutoring service, not all independent tutors are verified for background check, so doing background check on the tutor before you hire your tutor is in your own court and not anyone elses with some exceptions where some tutors are ok to display in their profiles that they have their background check verified.
Plus you may end up getting someone who is simply not professional or not adequate as much as agency managed tutor, possibly resulting in more time being spent getting tutored.
Also agency managed agency offer better way of providing online tutoring lessons, as oppose to independent tutors by having dedicated tutoring platforms for example to teach students math. Where you can literally meet with agency tutor online, and get tutored and then have access to your lesson recording. Not all agencies do that, these that do definitely would have higher agency recurring fee, so you must consider that as part of your cost calculation factor. If agency charges more then 35% per tutor recurring fee then you may want to ask them for what is exactly that fee.
Essentially when hiring independent tutor you are taking higher risk then getting managed tutor and since you are taking higher risk you are paying less. If you do not want to take higher risk and want agency to help you get matched with online tutor then it's better go for agency managed tutor. It's all about quality vs quantity. If you want quality you would pay more, if you are ok with picking tutor on your own you would pay less.
So what is the main difference with independent tutors?
Independent tutors are cheaper than managed tutors (not in all cases though sometimes that rule does not hold true depending on geographic region, but in majority of the cases it's true) Independent tutors do not have bosses, they are not managed by agency, they communicate with students direct. There are websites out there that helps get independent tutors being found by students.
One of such websites is www.TutoringServices.com where you can find independent tutor and get your first lesson for only $15 then after that work direct with the tutor without any recurring agency fees, which is pretty good deal considering the fact that you will not have to pay agency for every hour tutors. For online independet tutors you can meet with them over skype or anyother media that independent tutor may find fitting, however chances are their tools will not be superior to agency online tools.
Also remember some agency managed tutors provided by some tutoring agencies can actually be more trained and have dedicated supplementary material for ASVAB that they can use and reference to during tutoring lessons, while independent tutors typically have no such access to material, however they may have access to the ASVAB book for example or chose to buy access into study packs and leverage that access during online tutoring lesson, which is also not bad, but often not as effective as the agency managed based tutor who specifically specializes in ASVAB tutoring.
Remember ASVAB has many sections on this test... hence developing such specialization for a tutor is difficult... because it's not only math, therefore tutor must at least be well rounded in both math and reading subjects, however most independent tutors are either shown as math expert or English, it's really rare to find both. Disregard the fact that there are many other sections... on ASVAB exam.
Therefore getting agency managed tutors can be way better then getting online independent tutor, because it maximizes your chances of getting higher ASVAB score by a lot more then just studying with free resources, or self guided resources, or independent tutors. However, that is not to say that you must only study with managed tutor, studying from multiple resources is the key to doing better on exam. The higest level of learning effectiviness only managed tutors can provide based on everything what I just described in this article.
However if affordability is an issue, and you studied enough with self guided paid resources and free resources then hiring an independent tutor can very well be also a good option. It all depends how much quality you want vs quantity. Therefore when you visit any other sites on the internet remember what I just said in this article. Also hiring agency tutor is more safter i describe on this local tutoring agency managed site why as an example to show you more differences.
So what is the bottom line?
Bottom line is if you chose independent tuotr go to this site www.TutoringServices.com if you want agency managed tutor respond back to Rome Wells, or by sending message in contact form below. Rome Wells runs agency managed agency called Tutoring Services, LLC the very same agency that also runs www.TutoringServices.com for independent tutors but under different business model site structures.
These are examples of agency managed sites that Rome Wells has FairfieldTutor.com NewHavenTutor.com WestchesterTutoring.com etc.. and many others.... Note if you want local tutor outsie of CT NY and NJ specific 4 counties of Bergen, Westchester, Fairfield, and New Haven and you happen to reside completely in different location then we can help you get matched with online agency managed tutor.
However there is no guarantee that we will match make you with online ASVAB tutor right away, for the simple reason of the fact that it takes time to locate the right type of tutor based on your requirement, and your suggested rate. If your suggested rate is not right meaning does not cover our comision agency fee and tutor fee, then we will provide other method for you to prepare with and simply tell you I am sorry but you don't have enough money to cover our fees and the tutor.
Note our tutoring agency managed fees is one of the lowest fees in comparison to other agencies who manage their tutors. Reason for that is because we incentivize our tutors, by either having them create books, and teach at the same time and make money on passive basis and active basis, therefore tutors are willing to work with us, and charge a bit less then usual, in exchange of increasing possibilities of getting more leads.
Note ASVAB is not the only test we specialize in... match making agency managed tutors with. We also have other math related test type of tutors. These tutors are very smart, they realize that by working with Tutoring Services, LLC under managed based structure they can get more opportuniteis to prepare students for other exams and therefore do not charge as much. Other agencies who solely specialize in ASVAB, don't get such advantage, and forced to simply charge more, because they are not capable of providing sucn incentive. Rome Wells, has though about all of these key points and conviniently summarized it for you to realize. So therefore next time whe you see a website that for example only specializes in ASVAB military field for example, remember what i said ... and remember that training from such companies will cost you more in tutoring expenses, a lot more then you think.
So don't be fooled by pretty pictures of marines or army uniform personell and simply have them help you, that is not the case, the cost of education for such companies offering any type of tutoring is much higher then what Tutoring Services, LLC offers. Of course you may not agree with everything what has been said here, and may say no that is not true and end up going to one of the mass sites and finding yourself a tutor, there and simply end up spending more money.. can that happen ? Yes Absolutely... However, when you do visit any of these sites remember what I told you on this page...
Other ASVAB tutoring companies simply can't beat our prices.
Some of the other ASVAB tutoring companies don't do any of that and only force higher tutoring managed recurring fees and most certainly do not provide any discount packages or any ways for tutors to be properly marketed. Our online managed tutors provide discount packages, when we enroll them, we tell them how they can offer such student discount packages in their tutoring profile to attract more students and provide better discount to ASVAB test taking students. Even if some online tutoring managed agencies do offer discount packages, their recurring agency fees fees are still too high, and not appropriate for online ASVAB tutoring. This is what majorly differentiates our Tutoring Services, LLC agency managed tutors from other agencies.
Note we are not here to only sell you a tutor, we are here to show you your options and help you make informative decision with your choice, whether it involves hiring online independent tutor on your own for $15 for the first lesson then working direct or if it ends up hiring agency managed tutors, or whether it means hiring no body and simply purchasing self guided resources such as study packs and studying on your own with combination of any other books that you may already have.
Independent ASVAB tutoring site, where you can find independent subject matter experts.