Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on how to test the program and change different variables to get different outputs. We will finish printing and finding certain values tomorrow to make better decisions about bus size, load size, and the number of buses."
"The student and I went over a few of the labs she has been working on during her java course. We focused on good coding practices, syntax, and interactions between methods. She is feeling overwhelmed, but has a phenomenal understanding of the theory behind coding. Once we delve deeper into common java tools and their applications, she will be ready to make full use of this insight and attack these problems with the same strategic thinking that she uses in business."
"The student was having trouble setting up Git with GitHub. His course requires him to utilize the command line options so it's vital to know the right steps. I walked him through the procedure and we got him integrated into his repo. Next, he had a few questions from his assignments. He is studying the introductory portions of Java and the questions have him looking at simple logic flow. He was able to do most of the assignment, and even the ones he had questions on he was able to get pretty close. He still needs some more instruction on coding fundamentals. He is worried that he won't be able to do the coding boot camp as he fell behind a little. He's going to see if he can move to the later camp; otherwise, I informed him with additional sessions I can get him up to speed in time to finish the current camp."
"The student worked on the HTML editor assignment. She modified the HTMLManager and HTMLManagerTest programs. I showed her how to add toString and print methods to make testing easier and faster. We fixed some issues with the removeAll method and changed the constructor to do a new LinkedList. I showed her how to run and use the HTMLMain.java."
"We are still working on chapter 2 of the book - Compilation and corroboration of homework - Debugging techniques - Scope for variables, functions, and libraries. The student is attentive and active through the session. He is still working on problems from chapter 2."
"We covered a couple of problems that the student had encountered recently in his class. The problems themselves were pretty straightforward, and he is mostly concerned with knowing how to begin to deconstruct the problem statements for the applications. I built a couple of them with screen sharing and sent the projects and some helpful links to him via email. In the future, I would like to look at some existing code he has done, and also include an edit session, so we can work on code simultaneously. My approach in his case centers around a pairs well programming model of instruction."