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    Tutoring schedules for specific courses/teachers are available by clicking on staff sites, selection the department, then selecting the course or teacher. Additional tutoring information can be found on our counselors' website by clicking here .
    NHS Tutoring
    National Honor Society tutoring is held every Tuesday night from 7:00 - 9:00 in the library. This is free tutoring provided by current NHS students. Tutoring is open to all students. To sign up for tutoring in a specific content area, please e-mail your request to nhstutoring@gmail.com

    How to prepare for a tutoring session

    When planning to attend a tutoring session, you must determine what it is you need help with. The help you would receive for a specific topic may be very different than the help you would receive for an upcoming test.

    Tutoring session for help with a specific topic/homework

    • Attempt all of the homework/classwork prior to attending the tutoring session.
    • If you are stuck on a problem, circle it and move to the next question.
    • When you meet with your tutor, show them the work you attempted to make sure you did it correctly.
    • Show them the questions/problems you had difficulty and explain why you had difficulty.

    Tutoring session to help prepare for a test

    • Unless you are attending a session that has been specifically designated as a test review, review your class notes prior to attending the tutoring session.
    • Make a list of questions/ideas/topics you do not fully understand.
    • Try to determine what it is about the question/idea/topic you do not understand.
    • When meeting with your tutor, review the list of material you did not understand and explain what it is you do not understand about the items on your list.


    To do your best in school, it is important to understand what your learning strengths are, and to use them when you study.
    Click here to take a personal learning inventory to determine what type of learner you are.
    Which section do you have the most checks? If you have the highest total in Section A, you are likely a SEEING or VISUAL learner. You remember best by using your eyes.
    If your highest totals is in Section B, you are likely a HEARING or AUDITORY learner. You remember best by using your ears.
    If your highest total is in Section C, you are likely a DOING or TACTILE learner. You need movement or activity while studying to remember best.

    It is best to use your strongest sense first when studying to remember concepts. Read the following tips for utilizing your strongest sense.

    Seeing/Visual Learners

    • Remember best by using their eyes.
    • Some remember pictures, some words, some numbers.
    • This type of learner can picture in their mind things that are described to them; memorize how things like spelling words "look."
    • Understand material better when they read it themselves than when they listen to it. When they must listen (such as in class), they take notes to help them recall the information later.
    • Write assignments down to help them remember what to study (use their planner).
    • Most visual learners prefer to use directions (words or pictures) to put something together rather than just "figuring it out."

    Study methods for seeing/visual learners

    • Highlight or underline the main ideas whenever possible.
    • Use outlining or mapping to help make sense of reading assignments.
    • To study for a test, do something you can see: draw pictures, make time lines, copy your notes, etc.
    • Use index cards to make flash cards. Color-code or categorize them, separate them into "know" and "don't know yet" piles, or play a memory game with them.
    • Write or draw on a computer, chalk/dry erase board as you study, if you are bored with paper.
    • Always write down your assignments in your planner.
    • Do not watch TV while studying.

    Hearing/Auditory Learners
    • Remember information best by using your ears.
    • Tend to be good talkers and listeners.
    • Enjoy discussions and remember easily what the teacher says.
    • Would prefer to listen to an audiobook than to sit and read it.
    • They can often remember names and songs after hearing them only one or two times.
    • When reading or studying, hearing learners like to repeat information aloud to themselves, and they can be easily distracted by any background noise.

    Study methods for hearing/auditory learners

    • Complete reading assignments AFTER your teacher discusses the material whenever possible.
    • Read difficult passages aloud instead of silently.
    • Record your notes whenever possible. Play the recording at home and when you are in the car. When you think you know the material, recite it along with your recording.
    • Use music to help you learn. Put the information to a tune you know or make up your own song or jingle or create rhymes or poems to help you.
      Example: In fourteen-hundred-ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
    • Have someone quiz you or study with a friend and go over the information aloud.
    • Study in a quiet place with no outside distractions.

    Doing/Tactile Learners
    • Like movement and can concentrate best when active.
    • Find it difficult to sit still for long periods of time; they are most successful when they can practice or do what they are learning.
    • Many like to work with their hands, like sports and can learn new athletic skills easily.
    • Like projects in class and pastimes at home where they can DO something instead of simply reading, writing, or listening.
    • Find organization difficult.

    Study methods for doing/tactile learners

    • Use concrete objects (like coins, beans, blocks, etc.) to help you understand math concepts.
    • Trace your words in salt or sand to help memorize vocabulary.
    • Use maps, globes, and puzzles to study history and geography.
    • "Teach" the information you learn to your family by writing or drawing the concept.
    • Have someone talk through the information with you while you do something active: shoot baskets, jump rope, or walk around.
    • When you sit to study, get up frequently and take breaks.
    • Have a parent or teacher help you develop a system to get and stay organized.
    Tips for Success

Last Modified on January 5, 2011