The Seven Learning Styles:

You can recognize your own style by looking over the characteristics. If any of the characteristics below sound familiar, you may have identified your own style.



  1. Visual (spatial): You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.

  2. Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.

  3. Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.

  4. Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.

  5. Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.

  6. Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.

  7. Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.

Visual Learner Characteristics

Visual learners are those who learn through seeing things.

Look over the characteristics below to see if they sound familiar to you.


You may be a visual learner if you are someone  who:

  • Is good at spelling but forgets names.

  • Needs quiet study time.

  • Has to think awhile before understanding lecture.

  • Is good at spelling.

  • Likes colours & fashion.

  • Dreams in colour.

  • Understands/likes charts.

  • Is good with sign language.


Learning Suggestions for Visual Learners

  • Draw a map of events in history or draw scientific process.

  • Make outlines of everything!

  • Copy what's on the board.

  • Ask the teacher to diagram.

  • Diagram sentences!

  • Take notes, make lists.

  • Watch videos.

  • Colour code words, research notes.

  • Outline reading.

  • Use flashcards.

  • Use highlighters, circle words, underline.


Best Test Type for Visual Learners:

Diagramming, reading maps, essays (if you've studied using an outline), showing a process

Worst test type:

Listen and respond tests

Auditory Learner Characteristics

Auditory learners are those who learn best through hearing things.

Look over the characteristics below to see if they sound familiar to you.


You may be an auditory learner if you are someone who:

  • Likes to read to self out loud.

  • Is not afraid to speak in class.

  • Likes oral reports.

  • Is good at explaining.

  • Remembers names.

  • Notices sound effects in movies.

  • Enjoys music.

  • Is good at grammar and foreign language.

  • Reads slowly.

  • Follows spoken directions well.

  • Can't keep quiet for prolonged periods.

  • Enjoys acting, being on stage.

  • Is good in study groups.


Auditory Learners Can Benefit from:

  • Using word association to remember facts and lines.

  • Recording lectures.

  • Watching videos.

  • Repeating facts with eyes closed.

  • Participating in group discussions.

  • Using audiotapes for language practice.

  • Taping notes after writing them.


Best test type:

Auditory Learners are good at writing responses to lectures they've heard. They're also good at oral exams.

Worst test type:

Reading passages and writing answers about them in a timed test.

Kinesthetic Learner Characteristics

Kinesthetic learners are those who learn through experiencing/doing things.

Look over the characteristics below to see if they sound familiar to you.


You may be a Kinesthetic learner if you are someone who:

  • Is good at sports.

  • Can't sit still for long.

  • Is not great at spelling.

  • Does not have great handwriting.

  • Likes science lab.

  • Studies with loud music on.

  • Likes adventure books, movies.

  • Likes role-playing.

  • Takes breaks when studying.

  • Builds models.

  • Is involved in martial arts, dance.

  • Is fidgety during lectures.


Kinesthetic Learners Can Benefit from:

  • Studying in short blocks.

  • Taking lab classes.

  • Role-playing.

  • Taking field trips, visiting museums.

  • Studying with others.

  • Using memory games.

  • Using flashcards to memorize


Best test type:

Kinesthetic Learners are good at





Worst test type:









How can you determine your learning style?
Maximum Tutoring, Smart Learning Plan is carefully designed to meet the needs of Seven Different Types of Learning.

Why Learning Styles?

Your learning style can be helpful in improving your grades!  Students learn in many ways, like seeing, hearing, and experiencing things first hand.


Why is this important? Research has shown that students can perform better on tests if they change study habits to fit their own personal learning styles.