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 BRAIN TRAINING VS TUTORING: KEY DIFFERENCES


If you're wondering how Learning Dynamics, LLC differs from a tutoring service, you're not alone. This is one of the more common questions we get from prospective clients. 


Though both methods are effective, tutoring and brain training are solutions to two very different problems. Here's how it works.


Learning can be broken down into two components: 


  • The Content
  • The Ability to Learn, Understand, and Apply that Content. 


Learning Dynamics and Brain Training focus on the latter.


At our Brain Training Center in Knoxville, we give our students the tools they need to learn faster and perform better. We focus on the underlying skills that are integral to memory, comprehension, learning, and more. 


While tutoring simply redelivers or reteaches material to students to help them understand it, brain training strengthens your skills to help you “get it” the first time.


Our Cognitive Skills Training is an Excellent Choice for Adults and Children who:


  • Struggle with More than One Class in School
  • Take Longer than Usual to Finish Homework
  • Have Been Tutored and Still Face Difficulties
  • Have Difficulty with Reading Comprehension



EXAMPLES OF TUTORING VS. BRAIN TRAINING


Let’s take a look at the differences between tutoring versus brain training.


TUTORING


What Problem Does Tutoring Solve? Tutoring is the best solution when information is missed or wasn't delivered well.


When Tutoring Works: If your child is behind in school because of the flu, a substitute teacher, a move across the country, or because construction workers have been running jackhammers outside the classroom window for a month, hire a tutor. 


In other words, if you can identify outside circumstances that have interfered with the delivery of information to your child, hiring someone to redeliver that information makes a lot of sense.



BRAIN TRAINING


What Problem Does Brain Training Solve? Brain Training is the best solution if your child is struggling in one or more classes year after year, and it doesn’t matter how well or how often information is redelivered; your child just isn't getting it.

When Brain Training Works: If your child isn’t grasping information the first time they hear it, weak cognitive skills may be to blame. Although presenting the same content over and over might eventually get your child through an assignment or a class, it’s not going to address the root cause of the problem. 


In other words, if your child isn’t grasping information well because of a weak cognitive skill—such as attention, logic, memory, processing speed, or auditory processing (the skill that allows the brain to analyze, blend, and segment sounds)—why reteach the material over and over? It's better and more effective in the long-term to get to the root of the problem and strengthen that weak skill.


To be a successful learner, your child needs these two things:

  • Great Educational Content
  • Strong Cognitive Skills to Process that Content


Teaching and tutoring deliver the first. Learning Dynamics delivers the second.

 

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