Learning Styles Are As Unique As Each Child
Learning styles are as unique as fingerprints. While many are similar, no two fingerprints are the same. This uniqueness is similar to the way different children learn. While learning styles can be grouped into major categories, children will use a combination of those styles in a different ways to learn different subjects. Since learning styles are different for each child, good tutors should adapt their style to match the child’s learning needs.
At Engenius Learning Centers, we need to learn how each child learns. Understanding this means we can now teach your child in the most efficiently and effectively manner possible. What this means to you is faster learning for your child in a way that makes learning fun.
If you feel that your child’s learning style is different from their school teacher and not the style of the teacher, but not being successful in the classroom, contact us to help you better understand the way your child learns.
Common Learning Styles
Here are a few different learning styles along with their key distinctions:
- use pictures, charts, graphs for understanding
- like to sit close to the front of the room so they can see the teacher’s expressions and body language
- prefer handouts and maps to aural explanations and directions
- highlight their reading with colored markers.
- participate in class discussions
- read their textbooks aloud when studying
- say things repeatedly silently or out loud to memorize information
- study in quiet places without a lot of distracting noise.
- need to think
- move around when learning
- want to do it, not read or hear about it
- study in places with activity and noise so they feel comfortable producing the same
- motivated and know what they are trying to achieve and why
- proactive in extending their understanding
- use existing knowledge to develop new ideas
- self-aware to identify, explain, and address their strengths and weaknesses
These four are just a few of the styles you may be familiar with. To make matters a bit more complicated, it is possible for students to learn best using different study styles for different subjects. For example, one student might be better served by using the visual study style for English but remember better using aural study style for math. The possibilities are endless!
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JP's Story: The Power of Personalized Learning at Engenius Learning
At Engenius Learning, we pride ourselves on adapting our tutoring methods to meet the unique learning needs of each student. This approach was instrumental in helping a middle school student named JP.
JP came to Engenius, struggling to perform at grade level in the classroom. His parents were frustrated and worried about his future, and JP lost confidence in his abilities. But after a few short diagnostic tests at our learning center, we found that JP had all the necessary skills to perform; he just needed to understand how to use them effectively.
We discovered that JP's primary struggle was with processing and organizing information.
Like many students, JP was not a one-size-fits-all learner. He processed different subjects in different ways, which was not being addressed in his traditional classroom setting.
Recognizing this, we worked with JP to identify his learning style for each subject. We discovered that he thrived with a combination of reflective learning and kinesthetic learning, depending on the subject.
We then introduced JP to our unique method of information categorization, which involved organizing data into five categories to engage his active learning process.
With this new approach, JP could interact with information in a way that made sense to him. He was no longer just receiving information but actively processing and categorizing it. We noticed that this combination of reflective learning and organized patterns significantly enhanced his learning speed.
As JP started to understand his own learning style, we noticed a marked improvement not just in his academic performance but also in his confidence and demeanor. Schoolwork, once a source of stress and struggle, became easier and more enjoyable for him.
His newfound confidence extended beyond the classroom; he was more outgoing with his friends, and his parents reported a happier and more relaxed home environment.
JP's story is a testament to the power of personalized learning.
At Engenius Learning, we understand that each child has unique learning styles and needs. Our goal is to not only solve the problems they're facing today but also equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the future. We're here to help your child learn how to learn, and we're confident that we can make a difference, just as we did for JP.
If your child faces similar challenges to JP, we invite you to try our 3 free trial sessions. We're here to help your child discover their unique learning style, build confidence, and achieve academic success. Contact us today to get started.