Brain Dominance Learning


The following is a group training best completed live, in-person but can be completed independently.


Step 1: Download, print and complete the following document(s) while completing Step 2.


Step 2: Utilize the following training materials and links to complete the training. The following PowerPoint contains group training activities.


Step 3: Utilize the following handout and videos to complete group training activities on slide 8 of the Powerpoint.


Electrical Engineering & Electrical Networks Peer Tutoring Video
Organic Chemistry I Peer Tutoring Video
Biology Peer Tutoring Video
Chemistry for Nursing Peer Tutoring Video
Engineering Analysis-Dynamics Peer Tutoring Video
Financial Accounting Peer Tutoring Video
College Physics II Peer Tutoring Video
Physics for Engineers I Peer Tutoring Video
Electrical Engineering Peer Tutoring Video

Supplemental Readings & Materials


Learning Styles and Hemispheric Dominance - Right or Left Brain: Which is Dominant in Your Family?

Learning Styles, Culture & Hemispheric Dominance

Brain Dominance

Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument

Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences

The following is a group training best completed live, in-person but can be completed independently.


The learning outcomes for this training are as follows. Through completion of this training, peer tutors will be able to:
  • Communicate knowledge of the 4 types of learning styles reviewed in this training.
  • Self-identify their own learning style preferences and articulate how this might impact their tutoring style and techniques.
  • Exhibit command of differentiating tutorial style, technique, and tutor session preparation to accommodate for learners of the 4 varied learning styles reviewed in this training.

Step 1: Download, print and complete the following document while completing Step 2.


Step 2: Utilize the following training materials and links to complete the above document.


Step 3: Hands-On Training Activity

It is important to understand effective ways of tutoring to cater to the four learning styles reviewed in this training. In order to demonstrate comprehension of ways to modify tutoring for different learners, you will do the following hands-on activity to be turned in along with this worksheet.

1. Choose a topic that you will be reviewing in an upcoming tutorial session.

2. For each of the four learning styles, clearly identify how you would modify your traditional approach to the topic you listed in item #1. In detail, describe at least one unique technique, game, or activity for each learning style. Describe how each approach appeals to the learning style and be sure to note ways to incorporate technology.

3. After describing four varied approaches to the same tutoring topic, select one of the four tutoring approaches and create the resource that you described. Be sure to make a product that you will be able to use in one of your upcoming tutorial sessions. This could be a physical game, traditional handout, worksheet, diagram, set of sample questions, etc. or a technological or online resource like an ActivInspire flipchart, Kogneato game, Jeopardy questions, etc. Be creative, think outside of your comfort zone, and use this opportunity to try something new.

Once completed, turn in the supplemental training worksheet, along with your hands-on activity to your supervisor by the specified deadline.

Supplemental Readings & Materials


Barsch Learning Styles Assessment

Barsch Learning Styles Inventory

Approaches to studying, conceptions of learning and learning styles in higher education by John T.E. Richardson

The Big Five personality traits, learning styles, and academic achievement by Meera Komarraj, Steven J. Karau, Ronald R. Schmeck, and Alen Avdic