Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over how to write sorting methods. We went over a few AP problems, too. We covered selection, insertion, and quicksort."
"We went over the AP CS diagnostic exam. The student struggled with a few questions but got most right and was quick to catch her mistakes when she made them."
"We went through a variety of multiple choice questions that focused on different topics for AP Computer Science. We covered topics like selection sort, inheritance, and recursion. We ended by doing an open- ended question from the student's prep book. The student seems to have an understanding of the concepts we went over. It's just a matter of understanding the small nuances of those concepts. For example, on the open ended question, she had a good idea of how to approach the question initially with regard to 2D arrays, but left out small details that would have lost her a few points on the exam. In that regard, I suggested comparing the code she wrote on the written part to the example that is shown on the open-ended question. It is a good indicator of whether or not her code is correct."
"The student and I discussed synthetic division of polynomials, and I showed her the similarity with ordinary polynomial division. We then reviewed a little arithmetic material from earlier in the year."
"I reviewed problems/errors from last week's math test with the students. I stressed the importance of showing their work, using correct spelling, drawing pictures to depict story problems and labeling word problem solutions. After reviewing the test, we worked on elapsed time for a test later this week. I made up problems on elapsed time and demonstrated different strategies for how to solve these problems (drawing clocks, writing down the times, visualizing the times, counting around the clock.) Lastly, we reviewed the week's vocabulary words, pronunciations, their definitions and usage in sentences."
"The student and I discussed the options available to her and her family via Google Drive and her new Mac. We mostly went over how to share documents with other users/devices, as well as the ability to synchronize accounts via the cloud."