|languages||English, German, Greek, Latin|
Experience: 4 years
The AFOQT is a multiple choice test which consists of 12 subtests totaling 470 questions with an allotted time of 213 minutes, approximately 3.5 hours. My lessons are in its subtests: verbal analogies, arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, math knowledge, instrument comprehension, block counting, table reading, aviation information, general science, rotated blocks, hidden figures and self-description inventory. The verbal analogies section measures the ability to see the relationship between words, whether that may be similarities, differences, categories, time; parts to whole, cause to effect, and/or source to product. To do well in this section, one must possess a comprehensive understanding of the English language. Regular reading and vocabulary building will help test takers to do well on this section. The arithmetic reasoning section tests one's ability to use arithmetic to solve a variety of math problems, including word problems. Studying basic word problems such as proportions, mixtures, and time-distance; percents, integers, ratios, and basic geometry will be helpful. See product recommendations for more advice. The word knowledge section measures one's knowledge of words and their meanings. The test taker will be presented a word and must choose another word that is closest in meaning to the original word. Regular reading and vocabulary building will help test takers to do well in this section. The math knowledge section measures one's knowledge of mathematical principles and concepts. Arithmetic, geometry, and high school level algebra will comprise most of the problems. Knowing how to factor, solve, and simplify algebraic expressions; understanding exponents, absolute values, and systems of equations and solving inequalities will be helpful. You will also encounter words problems. Test takers should know how to solve word problems by creating algebraic equations. See product recommendations for more advice. The instrument comprehension tests one's ability to determine the position of an airplane using flight instruments (Magnetic Compass and Attitude Indicator). See Sample Questions for a detailed explanation. Practice material can be found in several different study books. See product recommendations for more advice. The block counting section measures spatial apperception and awareness. The test taker will be presented an image of a 3-dimensional stack of blocks and must determine how many blocks are touching a specific block. See sample questions for a detailed explanation. The table reading tests one's ability to quickly and accurately read a table with X and Y axes. The aviation information section measures knowledge of general aviation information and terminology. It is important to understand basic aviation principles, the physics of flight, airport regulations, and the flight control surfaces of fixed wing aircraft and their functions. Most of the questions will be about fixed wing aircraft, but some questions may be on rotary aircraft. You can find numerous resources online such as Youtube videos, Wikipedia articles, and online forums to study general aviation concepts. See product recommendations for more advice. The general science section is designed to test one's understanding of basic high school level science, specifically the physical and biological sciences. Refresher high school science study guides and scanning Wikipedia articles for basic science concepts may prove helpful. See product recommendations for more advice. The rotated blocks section will test your spatial ability by mentally visualizing objects and manipulating them in space. You will be given an illustration of a block and must determine which block is identical to the original block. See sample questions for a detailed explanation. This section will not be counted in your AFOQT score.The hidden figures section tests one's ability to see a simple figure among many complex figures. See sample questions for a detailed explanation. This section will not be counted in your AFOQT score. The self-description inventory section is a simple personality test. This section will not be counted in your AFOQT score. Students must advise as to what their weaknesses are or a diagnostic exam is given. I have three years in AFOQT tutoring.