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First Tip in Tutoring: Learning Style is important

Tutoring is never easy. But if I had to describe it, I would say its a session where you and a student sit down and learn together. Whether it be learning about each other or the material, it's all a part of the learning process. But going through school I've noticed that a lot of teachers now a days don't work with all the learning styles possible which makes it hard for students to learn.

So my advice to everyone who is tutoring, or even learning--Discover what yours and your students learning style is. Students, take a test and discover what learning style you are. Are you more of a visual learner? i.e. power points, videos, pictures, etc. or an audio learner? i.e. lectures, repeating notes out loud to yourself/friend, etc. or are you a kinesthetic learner? i.e. work with your hands, reviewing notes, etc.

Whatever style you may be (which you can be more than one), talk about it with your tutor. How can this style help you inside and outside of class? How can you make your teacher aware of your style and how can they fix the way they teach to help you better understand the material? Can they put up a PowerPoint give a lecture, while you take notes or will that be too much? How about giving out a worksheet at the end of class to review what you learned?

Whatever the case, when you're about to embark on the wonderful journey of learning, first sit down and discuss what kind of learner you are from your tutor and teacher, and help them to help you. Because you and your education is always first priority! :)


Kristen C.

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