Objective: Tutors should be able to recognize different learning styles and be able to adjust their tutoring techniques to individual students styles of learning.
1. Read the selection Learning Styles.
2. Complete Evaluating Your Learning Style; determine your dominant learning style.
3. Describe your dominant learning style along with several observations about yourself that support your choice. What are some weaknesses in your learning style? What can you do to overcome these weaknesses?
4. Write a short paragraph how knowing your learning style can be of use to you.
5. How can knowledge of different learning styles affect your tutoring? What are some positive aspects? What are some negative aspects?
6. Using the three basic learning style theories--visual, auditory, kinaesthetic--list some ways you could tutor some specific concepts for the subject you tutor.
7. If you are tutoring groups, how can you meet the different learning style needs of the students in the group?
8. For one week, plan a variety of learning strategies for your tutoring sessions. On a separate sheet, describe what you did and whether you feel it made a difference in students ability to understand concepts. Turn the paper in to the Tutor Coordinator.
9. Submit this unit.