Section 1: Adult Learners, Learning Styles

and Cultural Awareness

INDEPENDENT WORK– Complete before Session 1.

Assignment #1: Read Section 1 in the Tutor Training Portfolio and watch the videos below.


CAUTION: All of the content talked about in the videos are in your Tutor Training Portfolio in Section 1. ALERT: some of the page numbers in the videos may not match up.


Video 1.1: TED Talk Video: How Language shapes the Way We Think by Lera Borodisky (14 minutes)

Video 1.2: Adult Learners - Characteristics & Learning Environment (21 minutes)

Video 1.3: Adult Learners- Application & Who Are Our Learners? (14 minutes)

Video 1.4: Adult Learners-Make Instruction Memorable (5 minutes)

Video 1.5: Learning Styles & VARK Assessment (9 minutes)

Video 1.6: Cultural Awareness (12 minutes)

Video 1.7: TED Talk Video: “The Danger of a Single Story” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (14 minutes)

Assignment #2: Find the Knowledge Questions that are located at the end of Section 1 in your Tutor Training Portfolio.


Review the questions and be prepared to share your answers in Session 1. (You do not need to write out the answers or submit them.)

Assignment #3: Complete the VARK assessment in the Tutor Training Portfolio.


In this session, we will review the topics covered in the independent work, discuss Cultural Awareness, and your VARK assessment results. Please bring any questions you have.