Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I were able to go over all 62 slides that she received from her teacher on recursion. Frankly, recursion is one of the more complex concepts in software development, and the fact that we were able to go over all 62 of the slides in 90 minutes shows that she is able to progress quickly and absorb and digest new concepts very well. I look forward to our next session."
"The student and I worked on his AP practice problems. He did well overall, but I would like to see him try to work through problems more on his own through asking questions or being less hesitant to try something on his own. We will meet again on Wednesday evening and I will continue to encourage him to do so."
"We reviewed merge sort, insertion sort, and selection sort. In addition, we wrote code for selection sort, and discussed the algorithm for binary sort. We showed that binary sort is much more efficient than selection sort. We practiced tracing through code with recursion, and did practice problems determining the output of recursive method calls. After we reviewed the concepts, we practiced with some AP computer science multiple choice questions on the different search algorithms."
"The student and I have been working through some CodeHS problems for class. We have successfully completed a lot of them and the sessions have been productive. We plan to meet again this coming Thursday to continue work on them."
"We worked on a Java program to fix an issue with restarting the program from the beginning. A variable needed to be set back to the initial value. Then, we started working on moving methods out of the main class into other classes to make it more object oriented."
"Conceptually, we covered exception handling in detail. I made sure to explain various styles of catching exceptions, throwing them, and how they are used in writing algorithms. We also discussed calculating Big-O values. Finally, the student worked on the JUnit-related homework that he had. He seemed to grasp all of the content very well."