After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.
- People learn in different ways. Some people learn by doing things; other people learn by reading about things; others learn by listening to people talk about things. Which of these methods of learning is best for you? Use specific examples to support your choice.
- In what ways do you learn the best?
- What strategies can you use to best cater to your learning style?
- What method of learning do you find most difficult?
Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.
|method||(n) a particular form of procedure for accomplishing something
He had a unique learning method that he paid attention to.
|communication||(n) imparting or exchanging of information
She found that communication was better when she wrote things down rather than just speaking.
|verbal||(adj) relating to or in the form of words, spoken rather than written
He needed to talk things through to learn, which told him he was a verbal learner.
|aural||(adj) relating to the sense of hearing
As she was an aural learner, she couldn’t learn well unless she could hear what the teacher was saying.
|present||(v) give something to someone
The teacher presented the information with a video.
|accommodate||(v) fit in with the wishes or needs of
Teachers should work to accommodate the different learning styles of their students.
|listen up||(expression) pay attention, hear
The professor told her to listen up because she wasn’t paying attention.
|write out||(expression) to express a thought, idea through words
As the teacher spoke, she found it helpful to write out everything in the presentation.
|tune in||(expression) listen in to a conversation
Since he learned through listening, he found it easy to tune in to the lecture.
|put your thinking cap on||(expression) to consider and really ponder something
In figuring out the answer to the question, he had to put his thinking cap on.
Read the following quote out loud.
“Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.”
― Robert John Meehan