Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we talked about his robot project. We continued from where we left off and figured out how to do the statistics reporting part of the project. For almost the entire time he figured out how to do each of the statistics he needed to report, like the total number of beepers picked up, the number of piles, the biggest pile, and the area. As he went along, we discussed important topics such as the progression of how the code runs. Near the end I gave a brief lesson about ArrayLists."
"We covered most of the student's problem set, which included where to place loops and how to check user input. We found a bug which required him to move the declaration of the scanner object inside of his while loop. We also discussed whether variables should be declared inside or outside of a loop. We covered the algorithm for deciding whether a number is a perfect square. He will continue to work on his problem set and we will meet tomorrow to go over the next problem."
"We began working on coding problems from the student's textbook. These covered topics such as output formatting, multiple variable manipulation, integer and decimal casting, and processing user input. He continues to make excellent progress."
"The student and I reviewed several homework problems she has this week for class. The material has gotten considerably more difficult since the midterm, but she seems to be up to the challenge, and I feel our session was productive despite the challenging nature of the material. I let her know that she should feel free to email me before the end of the week if she has trouble completing any problems we didn't get to today, and I look forward to our continued work together."
"The student and I started by going over some of the concepts of object oriented software development. We moved on to work with String, String.subString, and the Scanner classes. I really believe that we can get his grade up, and after our session, he is demonstrating that same confidence."
"Today the student and I began working on project three for her ICS 32 course. This project consists of using an open API provided by a company to design and implement a simple navigation system. I have adopted a new tutoring approach to include more conceptual conversation rather than hands-on coding sessions, and have applied that to our first reading of the program. She was working very well today and I have high hopes for her success on this project. I left her with a call to conduct research on the modules she thinks should be included in the program as well as gain an understanding of the content we covered in the program description."