Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on his homework assignment # 2 regarding if-else-then and switch-case statements, as well as some more order of operations work. At the end we discussed having him send me a copy of his latest quiz to go over the results."
"We worked together on his script that takes in several inputs from the user, performs some calculations on them, and then outputs them in a formatted manner. The student struggled a little bit with some of the syntax, which is expected when learning a new programming language. Conceptually, everything seemed fine. Good session overall."
"The student and I covered L'Hopital's rule in detail with examples and how it works. Then we started discussing his lab assignment and the best possible way to implement it. He will continue with the assignment and we will have a long session next Monday to discuss implementation details."
"Today the student and I looked at how to "read in" a web page and scan it for email addresses using Python. This was an assignment he had for his Computer Programming class and it was due tomorrow. Eventually we began to understand the functions' syntax and how to search before and after certain key words. Overall we made some decent progress with reading in email addresses. We agreed to meet sometime next week; he has a test on Wednesday and would like to review material before then."
"We covered one of the student's previous homework assignments, as the course is winding down. He is learning the material well. He is able to intuit the problem and, separate from the code, figure out what steps he needs to take to solve the problem. Then he develops the Python from there. Because of the flashcards we've been doing, he remembers the syntax for things much better than before, and also remembers how to look up things he doesn't quite remember. As a result, he is mostly self sufficient, and I just catch tiny mistakes sooner than he does. He's displayed exemplary progress over the last few weeks."
"Today the student and I continued working on a practice final exam. We focused today on problem solving using algorithmic thinking, the foundations of recursive function design and iterative function design, and explored the processes his professor uses to write his curriculum. He is approaching his final week of regular classes prior to a final prep week, so our next session will be a conglomerate of past lessons and questions from the entire course. He is progressing wonderfully and I look forward to our next session! I left him with a call to start compiling questions, subjects, and materials he would like to use during that week of preparation."