Find Your Learning Style

This is onimages (7)e example of a learning style questionnaire.
You can use this one or scan the web and find another!



Want to get an indication of your learning style?

Complete this quiz either by printing it and circling the responses which best describe you, or by recording your answers on a separate piece of paper.

Scoring instructions are at the end of the quiz.

1. When learning something new, you

(a) like to have the aid of diagrams, posters, or a demonstration.
(b) like to have verbal instructions.
(c) just go for it and try it out!

2. When you are reading, do you

(a) visualize in your mind the descriptive passages?
(b) enjoy the characters’ dialogue?
(c) sometimes read action stories, but would prefer not to read?

3. When you are spelling, do you

(a) try to “see” the word?
(b) sound the word out before or as you spell it?
(c) write the word down to find out if it looks or “feels” right?

4. When concentrating on something, you

(a) are distracted by movement and untidiness around you.
(b) are distracted by noises in the area you’re working in.
(c) have difficulty sitting still for even short periods of time.

5. When problem solving, you

(a) write the problem down or draw diagrams to visualize it.
(b) talk to someone (or yourself) about it.
(c) try and use concrete objects to find a solution.

6. If you are putting something together, you

(a) follow the instructions and look at the pictures.
(b) wish there was a video or tape explaining what to do.
(c) ignore the instructions and figure it out as you go!

7. When trying to recall names, do you remember

(a) the person’s face but not their name?
(b) the person’s name but not their face?
(c) clearly the situation in which you met them?

8. When giving directions to someone, you

(a) visualize the route first or draw a map.
(b) give clear, concise instructions.
(c) move your body and gesture as you give them.

9. If you need help with a particular computer application, would you

(a) look for pictures or diagrams to explain the solution?
(b) ask someone for help or call a help desk?
(c) persevere and try to figure it out yourself?

10. You can remember a list of items best if you

(a) write them down.
(b) recite the list to yourself.
(c) use your fingers to count the items off.


Add the total number of responses for each letter (a, b, c) and record each total


a _________             b _________             c _________


Many people may have more than one learning style so you may find you have some responses in each category. The category with the greater number of responses may be your main learning style.

If the majority of your responses were for 
, you are a visual learner.

If the majority of your responses were for 
, you are a auditory learner.

If the majority of your responses were for 
, you are a kinesthetic or tactile learner.


About Lucy Salerno

I have been a resident of Fairfield for over 25 years and have 30 years’ teaching experience in California K – 6 schools. I have been a music teacher, band and choral director, elementary teacher in grades K – 6, a district level technology coordinator teaching, and an elementary school administrator. In 2011, my most recent school, Scandia Elementary, on Travis Air Force Base, was awarded the California Distinguished School Award for work and programs implemented under my watch. Because of my broad educational background, I know and understand what is needed in today's difficult educational environment. I have taught writing to children in numerous grades as a core subject as well as integrating writing into other curricula areas. I retired a few years ago from the Travis Unified School District, I love working with children, and am now dedicating my services and skills in support of your children. Through love and patience, I hope to understand a child's needs, meet them where they are, build self-confidence and develop a life-long love of learning.
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