Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I assisted the student with her binary conversions homework, and showed her some alternate techniques for working with binary and hexadecimal. We also spent time improving our lunar lander game."
"The student and I met to go over how to use PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel. She will be transitioning jobs and being familiar with these two programs will be helpful."
"We went through midterm review packets 3 - 8. The student only occasionally needed my assistance. Generally speaking, my answer usually involved running the code and testing its extreme values. That strategy applies to both understanding and debugging code in most circumstances. We reviewed simple data types; arrays; ArrayLists; class types; objects; a wide variety of common method calls, especially to arrays and Strings; common syntax errors; basic run time errors; common looping errors; object declaration; and object instantiation. All of these subjects can be reviewed more deeply by searching "Java [subject] [optionally: tutorial, practice, examples, help, forum, tips]"; I have tried to refer to these subjects by the precise language by which they can most easily be more deeply investigated."
"We covered Excel VBA functions. The student is eager to learn and can grab the concept and apply it in our session. It's a great experience working with him."
"We started working on program 2 for the student. He sent me copies of previous JCL, the compiler JCL, and the starter files for program 2. We started looking at needed JCL changes and where the input file comes from."
"Went over assignment on stats assignment and debugging the code. Went over a lot of small details on writing better code and explaining what each function does, and the overall purpose of why each function is important. This will be a weekly meeting, most likely where we go over each assignment and try to cover any gaps in knowledge and any code issues."