Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was focused on the algorithm being used for an upcoming assignment. The professor has asked them to write a program that provides the minimal number of steps for changing one given string into another given string. For some time, we worked through scenarios that would pertain to this; trying to tease out the algorithm from specific cases. We then worked on a recursive algorithm that would potentially capture most such cases. By the end of the session, we had the basics of a non-optimized algorithm that would probe for matching parts in sentences. He will then have to optimize this and add the logic that uses this information to build the description of changes to be made for such a transformation to be explained as a series of string manipulation steps."
"The student has a new programming assignment, and it's pretty tough! We talked in broad outlines about how she might go about tackling the problem and implemented certain sections. We're meeting again on Tuesday and Thursday, but in-between I told her to try and do a lot of work on her own."