I've found that writing things down on paper helps with learning. I don't memorize well as a result of a childhood car accident, so when I need to force facts/figures/formulas into my head, I write them down 10x. I do the same with skating students - have them draw the Waltz 8 and their back outside edge continues past the midline axis of the figure. Ditto for dance/footwork patterns. Somehow, typing it on my ipad doesn't work as well, for me.