Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished introductions to image processing. We worked through the finer points of RGB coloring, including the number of bits and bytes in each color (8 and 1). We discussed color tinting, shading, and grayscale. We reviewed the concept of interfaces briefly. We discussed mirroring over the horizontal and the vertical and the finer points of for loops that are designed to manage such situations. We discussed partial image manipulation and collage creation. Finally, we discussed simple edge detection. The student caught on well to the logic of all of these solutions, in my estimation. Reviewing the code and associated libraries should probably give a firmer grasp of what we did. Adding GOOD JavaDoc (spelling, punctuation, etc.) for all of the methods the student created would be an EXCELLENT starting point (JavaDoc: /** Stuff */). Now we are attempting to learn a new operating system called GNU/Linux with Fedora 21 XFCE Desktop running on top of it as an introduction to programming in the real world."
"We worked on chapter 9 (partially completed), static variables, instance variables, lecture slides on chapter 9, assignment questions, etc."
"During this session, the student and I did various problems that her teacher gave her for practice and for extra credit. Most of these assignments included nested "if" statements. One of the main things about this assignment was to use the least number of brackets as possible. This forced him to be as efficient as possible when doing the coding. We also went over how to use the equalsIgnoreCase() function in Java. Overall, this was a great review session."