Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over two dimensional arrays for the entire session. He has a quiz tomorrow on two dimensional arrays, so we spent a great deal of time practicing with creating them, traversing them, printing them out, manipulating them, getting values out of them, and so on. He said that he felt he understood arrays and two dimensional arrays much better by the time we finished, and he was able to perform the exercises that he was given by his teacher to practice."
"The student and I worked on completing his dice rolling class, which involved tracking the number of consecutive matching results. He did well in grasping the methodology behind how this is done."
"We covered some basics on how to write recursive problems, and the rest of the session was mainly subjects that would appear on the AP exam as well as some techniques on performing the exam. The student consistently asked questions and was receptive to the responses given. It seems she already has quite a bit of knowledge under her belt, but wants that final push to get a 5 on the exam. She asked for any tips on things she could review, so I decided that I would make some question sets over the next three days to help gauge her on subjects she does well and what she needs help on. The actual question sets should be finished and sent to her on Wednesday. I told her that once she finishes them, we can schedule another session to discuss the results. I feel that if this pace continues, she will be able to achieve a 5 out of 5 on the exam."
"The student and I went over some more of her code problems for the week and made good progress. We also reviewed recursion in preparation for her test on Wednesday."
"During this session, the student and I went over several sorting algorithms and their characteristics. A program was written for him to see the differences among the algorithms with respect to time. After performing a couple of test runs with arrays of different sizes, we plotted the time each algorithm took to sort the arrays and graphed these. It was clear to him which ones were the slowest sorting algorithms of the five given. Overall, I think he reviewed a lot and learned some Excel tips along the way."
"This session was spent going over the student's recent exam. He just needed some minor help with tracing algorithms. Also, he and I worked through a section of free-response questions. He is somewhat quiet but seems to have understood the content well."