If your browser does not support current web standards you will not be able to view this page as it was designed. Please consider upgrading to a standards-compliant version.

Hopelink Adult Education Tutor Support Hopelink/Adult Education Hopelink Adult Education Tutor Support

Learning Styles

How do you learn best?

To learn, we depend on our senses to gain and make sense of new information. Most people tend to use one of their senses more than the others. There are many different ways to determine your style of learning and there are different ideas about how many styles there.

This Learning Styles Inventory is based on three different senses; auditory (hearing), visual (seeing) and kinesthetic (touch and movement). Completing the following questions will help you determine which of these learning styles you rely on the most.

How will this be helpful?

Whether you're learning or teaching, knowing your own learning style can make a real difference in your experience. We tend to teach in the way that we learn best, but our student or students may have a different style. Knowing how you learn and, by extension, how you teach, can help tutors create more effective lessons. As a student, knowing your greatest learning strength can help you decide how to study on your own, give you ideas for how to work with your tutor and give you insight into your unique way of learning.


I tell jokes well.
Yes       No

I usually remember faces, but forget names.
Yes       No

I like to work puzzles.
Yes       No

I often sing or have music playing when I am alone.
Yes       No

I am always moving; some people say I fidget.
Yes       No

I can always tell directions like north and south no matter where I am.
Yes       No

I love to write letters or in a journal.
Yes       No

When I talk, I like to say things like, "I hear ya, that sounds good or that rings a bell"
Yes       No

My room, desk, car or house is usually disorganized.
Yes       No

I love working with my hands and building or making things.
Yes       No

I know most of the words to the songs I listen to.
Yes       No

When others are talking, I usually create images in my mind of what they are saying.
Yes       No

I like sports and think I am a pretty good athlete.
Yes       No

It's easy to talk for long periods of time on the phone with my friends.
Yes       No

Without music, life isn't any fun.
Yes       No

I am very comfortable in social groups and can usually strike up a conversation with most anyone.
Yes       No

When looking at objects on paper, I can easily tell whether they are the same no matter which way they are turned.
Yes       No

I usually say things like, "I feel", "I need to get a handle on it", or "get a grip"
Yes       No

When I recall an experience, I mostly see a picture of it in my mind.
Yes       No

When I recall an experience, I mostly hear the sounds and talk to myself about it.
Yes       No

When I recall an experience, I mostly remember how I felt about it.
Yes       No

I like music more than art.
Yes       No

I often doodle when I am on the phone or speaking with someone.
Yes       No

I prefer to act things out rather than write a report on them.
Yes       No

I like reading stories more than listening to stories.
Yes       No

I usually speak slowly.
Yes       No

I like talking better than writing.
Yes       No

My handwriting is usually not neat.
Yes       No

I generally use my finger to point when I read.
Yes       No

I can multiply and add quickly in my head.
Yes       No

I like spelling and think I am a good speller.
Yes       No

I get very distracted if someone talks to me when the TV is on.
Yes       No

I like to write down instructions that people give me.
Yes       No

I can easily remember what people say.
Yes       No

I learn best by doing.
Yes       No

It is hard for me to sit still for very long.
Yes       No


Hopelink Adult Education | Copyright 2011 Hopelink
Toll free: 800.870.1912
Kirkland/Northshore
11011 120th Avenue NE
Kirkland WA 98033
425.889.7880
Sno-Valley
31957 E. Commercial Street
Carnation WA 98014
425.333.4417
North King County/Shoreline
15809 Westminster Way NE
Shoreline WA 98133
206.440.7300