Independence in learning and Memory and color-related experiment

Independence in learning 1

While tutoring is often seen as a vehicle for helping students learn a prescribed lesson or subject, it can actually entail much more.  One of the goals of a good tutoring program is to help a student achieve self-learning and intellectual independence.

If a student is struggling, they should looking for alternative ways in which to learn the material.  Unfortunately, self-learning is not always easy, especially within the confines of the conventional classroom.

While it’s true that students ostensibly have access to a wide and growing plethora of learning tools and resources, most students have no idea where to begin, or may not even be aware of them.

A good tutor makes a difference in part by guiding a student through the various tools and resources at their disposal, helping them to not only learn, but to learn to how to learn faster and on their

Memory and color-related experiment 2

A study involving 115 students examined whether color had an effect on memory.  Participants received different packets including warm colored (red and yellow), cool colored (green and blue), or white packets and were given one minute to memorize the list of words.

Afterwards, they completed the mathematical task. Finally, they tried to recall as many words as possible on the blank recall sheet.

Results indicated that there existed no statistically-significant difference in the percentage of words recalled based on packet color. For further research they recommend extending the exposure time to the colors in each package of tasks.


1 Mendelsohn, J. Does Tutoring Help or Harm Your Child’s Education? The Parents League of New York. Parents League Review 2010.
http://www.parentsleague.org/publications/selected_articles/does_tutoring_help_or_harm_your_childs_education/index.aspx

2Huchendorf, L. The Effects of Color on Memory. UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research X. 2007.
http://www.uwlax.edu/urc/JUR-online/PDF/2007/huchendorf.pdf

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