Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student finished up his assignment this week by dealing with reading and writing to .txt files through Java. He finished up the coding for part 1 and then did all the coding for part 2 by storing data in a file and then reading the data from that file using a loop and a FileReader. I suggested to him that he review the code a few times and walk through it line by line to make sure he understands everything that he wrote down and how different variables are communicating to each other throughout the program. He had a great attitude again and was a pleasure to work with."
"We worked on the student's recent webcam processing assignment. As we worked through the details of the image color recognition algorithm and its application to making a small drawing program, he seemed to grasp the content. He did require some coaching along the way, but we did manage to complete all of the content by the end of the sessions."
"We reviewed his homework questions regarding SQL queries. I helped him with discovering dependencies within a word problem. This included proper format of the SELECT statement, identifying which table(s) we are selecting FROM, if there is a need to know WHERE the data is, if there is a need to SORT BY a field, and finally if information should GROUP BY a certain field. The teacher stated that the nature of these questions would absolutely be on the next test so it was important to be clear on their usages. I also took a couple of extra steps in case variations appear on the exam; such as nested select statements."
"We completed a GUI application in Java Swing dealing with calculations for a bagel store. We also started discussing other options to create GUI using IntelliJ forms. He was motivated and eager to complete the code."
"We went through a lot more Python code and started talking about developing a small database in SQL Server. Some of the fine points of using Python and general programming techniques are still a bit of trouble, so we talked about the material she can cover to get ready for her SQL Server assignment."
"We covered how to create an addition and multiplication program in C and then moved on to algorithms. Specifically we talked about insertion sort, mergesort, and quicksort. I provided implementations of each algorithm in C."