While the concept of learning styles has been around for quite a long time already, most schools struggle to take it into consideration in improving the learning capacity of students. Perhaps it’s simply impossible to do, considering the number of students in a class and their differences in terms of reacting to instruction and absorbing information. For a time, though, there was a goal of screening students to determine their actual learning style so that all visual learners can be put together in the same class (ditto with auditory and bodily kinaesthetic ones) so that suitable instruction will be provided. But since that never panned out, education authorities probably thought this method would involve too much work and resources to carry out.
A lot of students these days continue to have a hard time learning lessons in school and require after-school study programs so they wouldn’t lag behind. It would be much better if everything they need to learn are easily accessible in school during the day so they could have time for other types of activities that can enrich them after school. However, since education is the top priority for young people, most parents insist on after-school tutorial programs for their children as well, so their grades in school wouldn’t suffer.
It’s important to point out, though, that most tutorial centers these days are doing their best to provide a unique learning experience to their tutees. They avoid creating a redundant experience, wherein they assume the role of the primary repository of knowledge (like what teachers do) and students just have to listen. What tutors do, instead of spoon-feeding information to the student, is facilitate learning; this method is more effective for lesson retention because students create the network of information leading to the answers they require, claims a tutor. Dubai tutorial centers are all about facilitating learning, and they use a variety of methods so every student can learn to work out school lessons even without much guidance.
All the methods they use take into great consideration the students’ specific learning style; in doing so, they increase the efficacy of the sessions, especially in addressing the negative experience the students have in school when lessons are not presented in a manner that’s easy for them to understand. Basically, tutorial sessions provide tutees alternative learning options – options that work optimally for them, which they can use in school even if the teacher has a different process.
The best advantage gained from this supplemental learning experience is that the students become empowered. They stop relying too much on processes that work for others but not for them, and instead, they utilize their unique learning strength to gain the same understanding of lessons and get their grades up.