Good Afternoon,

This is my first post to the forum so please go easy if I am posting out of the required forum area. I just completed the OAR for the second time. My first test was a month ago and I earned a score of 40. I did minimal preparation thinking I had the math down pat. I was pretty disappointed with myself but realized my math scores were seriously lacking. I felt the reading and mechanical portions were not where I needed to focus. I hired a tutor from Wyzant and we focused only questions from Peterson's study material and examples that were similar in nature. I retook the test again today and scored a 50. Not what I wanted but it was what I needed for IWC. So now I have to wait for the board which will convene in May from what I understand.

Tips for those who may need it:

Math - Algebra, probabilities, averages, fractions and exponents.

Algebra - normal problems using PEDMA

Probabilities - 4 white marbles, 6 red marbles, 9 green marbles and 12 yellow marbles - What is the chance you'll get 1 green marble

2 normal dice - what are the chances you'll roll a 12

Averages - You received an 88, 71, 68, 91 and 85 on 5 out of 7 tests. What do you need to score on the last 2 in order to get an average of 88

Fractions - 1/8 of your crop is given to charity. If your crop is 3 1/2 tons, how many tons were given to charity

Exponents - 2 n-8 = 665 (n-8 is the exponent)

Reading - Just read and pick out the sentence that best describes the meaning of what you're reading. This is when I developed a serious headache. ha

Mechanics - Pulleys, density with objects in water, gravity formulas, inclined planes, physics theories, circuits including resistor, amps and current

I used material from this site as well as the math tutor and Peterson's OAR study guides that I downloaded from Air Warriors. I couldn't have gotten the score I needed without this site. I appreciate everyone who shared information that I was able to use.

Here is the base info for my package. Thoughts?

Age - 41

Profession - Systems Engineer on a government contract

GPA - 3.84 Information Technology Management

OAR - 50

12 years prior enlisted

LORs - O5, O5, O4, Civ. with PHD in Computer Science (Coworker)

Professional Certifications - MCSA, MCSE, Sec+, AWS (I chose to let my CCNA expire to focus on servers)

8+ Years of management experience

Thanks all.

R/

Graham