Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We needed to make some adjustments to our SQL querying and our table access to resolve some array index out-of-bounds issues. We also had to use NumberFormat to make our output attractive, and we had to create an array for manipulating the set of sales totals, which we used to calculate a grand total for each customer. We fixed the size of our window (our JFrame) by accessing the JFrame of our FrameView. We also had to throw a custom exception, but we briefly forgot to catch it; you were only catching SQLException objects, not all Exception objects. The compiler warned us that we must catch our Exception, but I thought that the issue was a syntax problem at first; this little exchange is worth noting. Let me know if you have trouble with your clear button... Good luck!"
"The student and I wrapped up her first project, and discussed at length what she needs to do to deliver her second project. She thinks she can take it from here, but told me she will contact me if she needs any more help in the future."
"We went over the fourth chapter of the student's data structures book. We discussed the details of binary search trees and how they relate to binary trees. I helped her understand what she needs to do for some of her homework problems. I also ironed out a few lingering questions she had after she had read the chapter. Additionally, I showed her how to do draw a recursion tree which is an amazing technique for understanding the flow of recursive calls. Lastly, we worked on debugging a program implementing a binary search tree. She was getting a segfault but didn't know where, and as it turned out she needed some memory allocated before using it. I think she learned a few very useful things in this lesson, so I would say it was quite beneficial."
"Two dimensional array, if else logics, scanner input/ outputs were covered. The student was struggling with printing out the seating chart, but he figured it out after working on it. His attitude was excellent toward Java."
"Today, the student and I worked on logical operators. He is a positive student and he is not scared to be wrong. He got a 100 on his last homework assignment, so that was good news."
"We worked together on the student's school project, which is to create a text-based game of Crazy 8s. We got started by talking about how he was planning to approach the project. We talked about how to create classes in Java and how/why it would be useful to do so. We created a Card class together in order to illustrate this point. We worked through the very beginning part of creating a deck of cards using our Card objects, and then I left him with some ideas on how to write a function to deal out the cards to each player. My impression of him is that he has a pretty good understanding of the logical underpinnings of programming, but he's struggling with Java's syntax. Overall, I think he'll be fine with more practice and experience."