Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student once again did a great job. We covered some of the more complex parts of CSS that can get confusing, but she seemed to understand it very well. Today we went over 4 of her homework CSS exercises, along with one of the older HTML exercises. There were a few mistakes in them but for the most part she was able to fix the mistakes with very little assistance from me. Then we continued onto CSS. Today in CSS we went over margins & padding, The two can be difficult to people who are just starting with CSS so we spent a while of theory explanations along with hands on trying of examples. The student is also going to receive some homework to do until the next session."
"We did a final review of the student's lab project, which is due in her class tomorrow. We reviewed her array-based stack and linked list-based stack and queue, all which looked complete. We spent the majority of the time reviewing the array-based queue and being careful about working with the front and end of the queue in the array with fixed length. We completed this final piece and also addressed some questions about objects in C++ and how to run all of the classes with the main method supplied by the instructor for her course. There is likely some small debugging to be done once she sets up the make file and compiles her project, but with a day still to iron those details out, she is well on her way to fully completing the assignment."
"The student continued to debug his code. There are a couple bugs that are in the code and it's hard for him to fix them. I'm trying to help him debug but I don't want to solve the problem for him because I think he will benefit more from finding and solving the problem himself."
"Tonight, we worked with app inventor, as well as Python. We added refinements to our cookie clicker game, then we attempted to install Python and Pygame, with interesting results. Our current version of Python was incompatible with the current version of Pygame, so we dug into the documentation of both package, to come up with a working version for the student's version of Windows. We were ultimately successful and managed to get a test program working successfully."
"We were figuring out how to make highlighted, boxed drop-down menus as well as how to make horizontal drop-down menus navbars. We ended by trying to figure out what the student's teacher means by plagiarism: does that mean she can't reuse code, or does that mean her content has to be unique?"
"We went over a specific Java program in detail in regard to reading from and writing to a file. We went over the File, FileWriter, Scanner, and PrintWriter object. We then updated the program to fix a bug and added further validation. The student will add similar validation to other attributes of the data before we meet next time. We also got his IntelliJ working by installing a JDK. He was motivated and eager to learn the topic."