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02/19/2018
If you were to ask each of your child’s friends to teach you how to complete a puzzle you would probably come across a range of teaching methods.

These could include getting up and acting out an equation with objects around your home, the youngster writing down detailed instructions for you to read, memorize, and follow, or maybe even a student who asks you to repeat back to them each step as they walk you through it piece-by-piece. Whichever ones are used, they are all right. However, they are also an indication of how that child learns best.

Understand How to Help Your Child More Productively

With this knowledge, each parent can take steps to adjust their teaching and assistance style when providing homework help and general advice. The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA has some information below on some of the most common learning styles.

Does Your Child Look Away When You Speak?

Sometimes it just can be just plain difficult to know if your youngster is ignoring you or not, especially when they turn their head away. However, in the instances of an auditory learner, it could actually be their attempt to absorb your lesson more accurately. An auditory learner learns more effectively when the lessons are spoken to them, such as lessons from the teacher or a pre-recorded lecture to listen to as part of a study session. If you notice your youngster gives you their ear, swap your style to include more spoken instructions and less visual cues or written directions.

Does Your Child Look Directly at You When You Speak?

Of course, there is the other side where a student will look directly at you when you speak, often paying attention to small details such as your facial expressions and your body language. For a visual learner, all of this comes together to provide them with a productive lesson. If you find that your attempts to speak your help to your student aren't effective, consider swapping your style. For example, if they are struggling with a math equation, instead of talking to them about how to solve it, write directions for them to read and re-read. Sometimes there will just be lessons which you can’t help your student with because you don’t understand them yourself. For these times, one-to-one tutoring in Santa Clara CA can help. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA at (408) 816-7825 to find out more about how one-to-one tutoring in Santa Clara CA can help your student reach their learning potential.

Can You Hear Your Student Speaking to Themselves During Study Time?

Have you ever walked past your youngster’s room during their study time only to hear them talking to themselves? While it may seem strange, they could be exhibiting traits of a verbal learner. A verbal learner understands lessons best when they can speak them aloud and discuss them openly, asking questions and hearing themselves speak. If you notice your child employs this mechanism, simply sitting there in front of them while they explain a complicated math question to your blank expression can be enough for them to hear their own mistake and correct it.

Does Your Student Struggle to Study Without Something in Their Hands?

If you notice that your youngster always seems to be playing with something in their hands when they are learning math equations then it could be that they are yearning to get more hands-on with the lesson. Often mistaken for disinterested or fidgety students, kinesthetic learners understand information better if they are able to interact with it, using tangible objects to play-out the equation or problem to help them better understand and solve it. Something as simple as providing your student with a box of small objects from around the house can be a great tool for them to use when trying to not only visualize the lesson on the floor but actually, play it out.

Tutoring in Santa Clara CA Works for Students of All Learning Levels

With the above information at hand, watch your student study over the next few days and see if you can identify their learning style. Once you think that you know what it is, consider how to adjust the way you present your help to them during study time. If you are struggling to provide the level of help you want and the type of assistance they need, speak with somebody who can. Call The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA today at (408) 816-7825 to learn about how subject focused programs delivered through one-to-one tutoring sessions can provide your youngster with the academic assistance they need to reach their learning potential.

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