Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, the student began by practicing some multiple-choice questions over the subject of classes. These included the appropriate use of overloaded methods, the use of Math class methods, use of String class methods, and error analysis as well as some more general questions that involved understanding what a piece of written code accomplishes. With the exception of the error analysis question, which was admittedly a very difficult one, he answered these with little trouble. With the remaining 30 minutes of our session, I asked him to complete a programming challenge I had selected for him. It was, by my estimation, the hardest or second-hardest programming challenge I had given him yet. Nevertheless, he approached the problem skillfully, and it was gratifying to see him reason through it, gradually making his solution strategy more intricate as he began to grasp other cases that his first attempts did not adequately cover. He was able to finish the challenge before the session's end, which I found impressive; other challenges of this level of difficulty had taken him an entire hour in the past."
"We covered the "Actor.java" file in-depth in a line-by-line fashion. Additionally, I explained the generic format of a method. We also briefly went over the sub-classes that extended the Actor class."
"We covered questions the student had after taking an AP practice test. These included the concepts of Arrays and indexes, for loops, recursion, and De Morgan's Laws."