Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed the student's second lab on openfiler with the IFS file system and CFS network sharing. He was catching up with IPv4 networking. He was motivated and eager to complete the lab on time."
"We went through the last chunk of the student's problem set, finishing up some details on for loops, and immutability. We encountered a particularly tough problem involving both of these topics, but eventually found a solution that proved the concept in a way that was far more manageable than before, and even shorter than his professor's solution. In dealing with the common difficulties of computer programming, we learned some debugging techniques like printing, and running scripts line by line."
"This was a great first session for the student and me. We went over what Java is, and built a basic project with a print statement, then had him create a method, and call that method to print something else. Next week we're going to step into Variables, and OO Software development."
"We discussed this week's assignment related to coding a 32-bit ALU as well as other topics related to assembly programming such as instruction decoding, instruction execution pipeline, truth tables, two's complement, and other concepts. The student was good at asking questions about what material she needed help to understand and quickly grasped the nuances of concepts covered during our session."
"The student has a new assignment using the solver portion of Excel. We spent the session going over tutorials for how to use solver since he has no experience with this. The assignment is due on the 19th. We left the session with some questions he needs clarification from his professor this week."
"The student worked on an extra credit assignment, which was to write a program that sorts a list of names using any sorting algorithm; the only restriction was that we had to write the sort function ourselves and could not use the built in sort or string comparison functions. Today went very well. I've seen a huge improvement in the student's ability to think logically and programmatically over the past couple months. I think he's progressing really well."