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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:

Visual learners:

  • 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.

Aural learners:

  • 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.

Kinesthetic learners:

  • 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

Reflective learners:

  • 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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