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.