Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I seriously delved into creating classes. His project was a significant one which involved inheritance, conflicting function calls, overwriting class attributes within subclasses, and general structuring of complex problems involving chess pieces. He handled it like a champ, naturally."
"We covered coding to implement Hangman game. The student was not struggling with any concepts and was attentive and active during the whole session. She had the opportunity to see plenty of programming strategies and do tandem programming."
"In this our first session we reviewed a basic C language program. We provided some overview and historical background on the C language, data types like 16/32/64 bit numbers, floating point numbers, pattern matching in printf and scanf methods, an introduction to memory addressing aka pointers, and main() method return values. Next we conducted a pair programming exercise in C for a assignment involving making a pyramid of "#" characters. This involved both "while" and nested "for" type loops as well as if-then conditional expressions. We talked about "literate programming" which is focused on making well formatted code for the human reader."
"Today we covered the material for the rest of the student's project, including how to compile and build the project for deployment. We went over how to change the build type from debug to release, and how that affects the way it is compiled. We also covered how to do automatic updates and make the project check for updates. I showed him where the project settings are for the version number and how to publish to an application server, CD/ DVD, or web server. He has really been inspired by the tutoring sessions and has decided to further his education via computer science classes. I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to help him reach his goals of learning the application side of programming, and that he has enjoyed it so much that he wants to learn more."
"I went over ArrayLists, for loops, and enhanced for loops with the student. We practiced with building the lists, then practiced using for loops and enhanced for loops to iterate through the lists, adding to and printing out the list as we went."
"We worked on session handling and how it is utilized for logging in a user. We modified an existing HTML document and converted it to a PHP document. We then set up triggers to toggle between login forms and welcome messages. For our next session, he has been instructed to implement an organization method we discussed in one of our previous sessions with the new book he has. Once this task is complete, we will have our next session over registration and the initial concepts behind carts."