Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We built the ascending and descending sorting methods and the method to clear cells. Before we meet next, the student is going to try to call the clear methods. We are getting close to finishing the program!"
"We went over a free response question from a previous AP Java exam, discussed some concepts the students had questions with, and looked over their most recent lab assignments. They seem to have a good grasp on the fundamental concepts but have requested extra help with AP practice problems."
"We covered the idea of using array indices as a separate attribute of objects. In this case, the indices of a two dimensional array represented a student object's seating position in a class. We also reviewed the concept of a two dimensional array: an array of arrays, and how to traverse a two dimensional array. The student at first struggled with the former concept mentioned above, but once we got past that she picked up the latter concept pretty quickly. She seemed engaged and it seems she feels much more comfortable with the concepts now than she did previously. Toward the end we also covered the difference between the = operator and the == operator. I also mentioned the difference between value and reference in the context of Java, but we will continue to talk about that concept in a later session."