The student wants the same thing, but is expressing the need to tier the process and product - he wants to express his learning in a way that best suits him.
There is the well-known Midrash writes that there are 70 "faces" to the Torah (Bamidbar Rabbah 13:15). There are many valid ways of learning and understanding each part of the Torah. While the goal is to teach our students to love and to learn Torah, we can modify the process and product of that learning. The Torah is multifaceted. So are our children and students.
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