Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student completed two assignments on the computer. They were practice AP questions and did not require code to test the problems, but we reviewed how to write the testing code. We also went through a few multiple choice AP problems. We will meet next week on Monday and Wednesday at 4:00 and on Friday at 7:00."
"In this session, we went over a free response question concerning multidimensional arrays. We also went over several multiple choice practice questions from previous AP exams. For each question, we reviewed each answer choice and discussed why it was or wasn't correct. The student picked up the material well and was able to follow along with the examples."
"We did some practice multiple choice problems for the AP test, and I explained the two most important methods for the multiple choice questions on this test. I didn't give him anything specific to practice, but he has a lot of resources of practice problems and I encouraged him to work on them using the methods we went over."
"In this session we covered a couple of basic sorting algorithms. In particular, we discussed selection sort and insertion sort. I explained the underlying logic to each of those approaches, in addition to implementing them in Python. This led to an introduction to the idea of Big-O notation and time complexity, but we did not get too involved in that. The student did not struggle with either of the sorts, but I think it would be beneficial for him to review their implementations to make sure he understands, as sorting algorithms can be tricky when you are first exposed to them."
"We reviewed functions, calls, and return values. The student is having a really hard time understanding non-sequential program flow related to function calls, their return, and the return value of a function. We will continue to work on this next session. The student was attentive and proactive."