Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We completed the first assessment labs and started the second assessment lab book. We discussed through the first lab and almost through the second. We will meet next on Wednesday at 7:00PM."
"We went over abstract classes, interfaces, and some general Java coding practices. She has a good understanding thus far."
"We began by discussing the ways that the linker is involved in bringing together assembly and C code. The student will need to work through this in her lab environment but seems to have grasped the "high level" explanation I provided. Next, we worked on two of her assembly sub-assignments, writing out a basic form of each bit-shifting algorithm. While she required a bit of help to get through the program, she was able to understand the concepts we were using. We will be working to strengthen the skills used in the two programs written today."
"The student and I went through a variety of practice interview questions and talked about what an interviewer might be most interested in seeing from her answers. She is confident and prepared, and she handled the set of reasonably difficult interview questions quite well. She explained herself well and made many astute observations. She made some important insights that demonstrate her acute problem-solving skills. She is in a great spot, and we will continue working to get her to an even better one!"
"We reviewed the last concepts of chapter 3: tuples, lists, and maps. The student defined variables with examples of each of these data types. Then we moved on to chapter 4 of Python for Kids, where she learned how to import the Turtles package. She was able to outline three squares and fill them with different colors. She discovered functions in the Turtles package that were not explicitly mentioned. Lastly, I introduced if then statements and if else statements. Next time, we will go into more depth with these."
"We talked about basic universal programming topics in Java before deciding to move to Python. We spent the first 30 minutes going over how a computer uses our programs and converts it into something usable for the computer. We then worked through the first chapter's vocabulary and tried to understand some basic programming keywords and phrases. We then talked about the program we are going to administer down to the kinds of projects we will cover."