Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over several complex problems that he had. We discussed how to write up the code to make a "robot" traverse a square grid and rectangle grid from various starting points, predicting the worst case scenario for how many times the robot would have to move from one room to another, and then displaying that in "2n + 2m - 6" type formats. This teaches him how to begin to analyze an algorithm, then decide what the worst case scenario would be for it to run."
"The student worked on his newest project which involved making a scatterplot showing the efficiency of various different sorting algorithms. As usual, he was engaged and asked good questions and made lots of progress during our session."
"The student and I reviewed two of the programs she was assigned, as well as the test she is retaking tomorrow. She seems to be grasping the concepts for this unit so I am sure she can do well on the retest, and I wish her the best of luck!"
"During this session, the student and I went over an assignment that entailed creating an ArrayList class while implementing all of the list interface methods. This involved the use of an array and a variable that held the rear of the list. It took quite a while because it involved a lot of logic, and he had to understand all of the patterns within each method. Overall, I think it was great practice that involved a lot of critical thinking. I left him with the rest of the testing for the assignment, which he is going to let me know if he needs further help with."
"We covered basics of Java programming, including Boolean evaluation; control structures; and arrays, both 1D and 2D. We worked through AP sample problems for these concepts and did related programming exercises. The student put in great effort working through some harder problems. I will be emailing some extra practice problems related to our work today. Next week, I'd like to cover concepts related to classes and objects."
"We went over arrayLists and collections. The teacher didn't prepare the student for the content so we reverted back to arrays to start. She had a great attitude and was really receptive to learning. We went over the slides to really dive into what is going on in the class and I pointed out how to study and prepare for the test. I asked her to review and practice the functions associated with arrayLists and Collections. I hope we continue to study to catch her up on material and recommend more if she can."