Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered how to use a certain coding language to write homework assignments using an unfamiliar operating system. We then went through three simple homework problems involving simple input and output. The student is doing well."
"During this session, I helped review array-related concepts for the student. She had questions based on her text, asking her to explain the output of programs that initialize and work through arrays of varying sizes. We did some general work on arrays as well (to review) and also covered the basics of 2D arrays. She could use a bit more reviewing, but we did what we could in preparation for her exam."
"Tonight, we discussed the finishing touches for the Calculator Project. The student will be presenting it to her class this week. We will then have one more session, probably Saturday, to put a bit more "shine" to it and fix a few minor bugs."
" I helped with homework/project. The student is attentive, active and can keep up with me... she is wonderful!"
"The student and I covered the programming structure and logic of her assignment in Schelling's Modeling for Housing Segregation. She seemed to struggle the most interpreting the program description and translating it into the complex control manipulation of 2D arrays as a canvas for her housing simulations. She was given the homework of asking clarification from her TAs. She looks to be in great shape when it comes to finishing the assignment, and we just need to get a better understanding of the next step we need to take in our data manipulation."
"He is working on his final project and needed help working through it. The project has to do with playing Chutes and Ladders. He needs to determine the minimum number of throws to get to the end of the game. We determined that Dijkstra's algorithm was the only one that he was taught that would suffice as a solution. I also showed him A* and how it was more efficient at solving the problem; 149 nodes vs 14 nodes. Ultimately, he can not represent an A* as it was not taught in class. I have given him instructions to build upon my pseudo code to answer the rest of the homework. We have another scheduled session to help round our his solution."