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10 Ways to Teach to Each Learning Style

At Oxford Tutoring, our teaching method means teaching the way each individual student learns.  It is important to incorporate various teaching methods that reflect your child’s learning style.  Which is why we want to give you the tools to help reach your child based on their individual learning style – whether that he or she is a visual learner, an auditory learner, or a kinesthetic learner.

Here is a basic breakdown of the three learning styles:

Visual Learners – These types of learners do best when they see information.  They are adept at recalling objects, shapes, and pictures. Ways they learn are through reading, films, videos, or demonstrations.  They have the ability to see pictures in their minds.

Auditory Learners – These individuals have to hear information.  With a “good ear”, they can hear differences in tone and rhythm.  Something that will help these children is if they are read aloud to.  They are capable of remembering what they had heard in lectures.

Kinesthetic Learners – These are the children who learn best by doing.  They require hands-on, interactive learning.  They will tend to learn best when they are physically active and have strong coordination skills.

The above is a basic overview of the learning styles.  To determine the learning style of your child, administer this quiz.

Check out this list of 10 ways in which you can accommodate your child’s learning style.

 

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Visual Learners

  1. Use maps, flow charts, or webs to organize materials.
  2. Have students color code books/notes to organize materials.
  3. Write out checklists of formulas, commonly misspelled words, etc.
  4. Write out and use flashcards to review.
  5. Draw pictures or cartoons of concepts.
  6. Write down material on slips of paper and move them around into proper sequence.
  7. Use a whiteboard to note important information.
  8. Highlight important key terms in different colors.
  9. Replace important words with symbols or initials.
  10. Create visual storyboards for memorization purposes.

 

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Auditory Learners

  1. Engage the child in conversations about subject matter.
  2. Question children about the material.
  3. Ask for oral summaries of the material.
  4. Have them record lectures and review them with you.
  5. Have them record themselves reviewing the material (or a summary of notes) and listen to it together.
  6. Read material aloud to them.
  7. Have them put material to a rhythm or tune and rehearse it aloud.
  8. Have students explain their notes back to you.
  9. Use repetition for memorization.
  10. Read aloud to students and have them read aloud as well.

 

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Kinesthetic Learners

  1. Write out checklists of materials to be learned or looked for.
  2. Trace words and diagrams on paper.
  3. Use textured paper and experiment with different sizes of pens, pencils, and crayons to write down information.
  4. Use role play or dramatize concepts. Students can move objects around or act out a concept themselves.
  5. Ask students to envision a scene in which the material to be learned is being used or acted our somehow. For example, imagine a student being a character in a novel.
  6. Have the student take notes while reading or listening.
  7. Use some form of body movement (snapping your finger, mouthing ideas, pacing) while reciting material to be learned.
  8. Use real life examples, applications, and case studies to summarize difficult concepts.
  9. Use pictures and photographs that illustrate your ideas.
  10. Have students draw diagrams of the information they are learning.

 

We hope that this list allows you to help your children with their schooling.  Because we incorporate these various teaching strategies into our tutoring method, you can count on Oxford Tutoring to teach the way you learn.  Call us to schedule an appointment today! (949) 681-0388.