Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"He had a program that was due tomorrow and needed help with converting the program requirements into a working design then converting that into a working program."
"We covered polymorphism, base conversion, and computer structure. The most difficult part of the session was trying to explain abstract classes and interfaces because those are very conceptually confusing concepts, but they seemed to get a basic understanding of them. They seemed to understand the rest of the concepts we discussed, and I will be able to teach them the other concepts more effectively through programming exercises."
"We looked over Activity 2 and determined that it was mostly complete. The student's teacher has not yet given her the files to proceed with Activity 3. We will meet again next week to continue."
"He is making a website to show the "upcoming" Patriots games. He was able to hardcode a nice website the way he wanted, but he wasn't able to make it dynamic. I showed him how to isolate one repeating session to use as a template. Then, I showed him how PHP can use that to create multiple instances. Lastly, we retrieved the game day information from the database and generated the content he wanted. He didn't have his graphics in the database so he is working on getting those filenames in so we can properly link the right teams to each section. We will pick up here on our next session."
"What concepts did you cover specifically? We covered concepts in lectures and slides related to loops and conditions. Also, return values and simple and compound logical conditions. What was the student struggling with most? Some small details about loops, lists, dictionaries. We will cover this area more in our next session. What was the student's attitude toward the material that was reviewed? The student was attentive through the tutoring session."
"We went over the student's current knowledge base of Python, and started by talking about general concepts in coding. We then went over some useful functions in Python, a few practice problems to work on in his spare time, and some basic search and sort algorithms that should help him intuitively understand the stack and queue structures."