Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I did more interview prep, this time getting her ready for Google. She tackled a set theory problem and figured out how to write her own version of merge sort. We then found an interesting language interpretation question that we'll delve into this Thursday. She should try to work through it on her own, and be ready with any questions she has next time we meet."
"Today, he and I spent the entire hour doing his homework assignment from his new unit entitled "Unit 1 The Internet" from a coding website. Per his teacher's instructions, I've set up an account for myself on the website and have joined his class. This allows me to see everything that he does. We worked through answering all of the questions from Unit 1" Stage 3: Sending Binary Messages with the Internet Simulator" and "Stage 5: Binary Numbers." These questions prompted quite a bit of commentary from me and review to more deeply explain the concepts covered. "
"We began looking at a relatively complex exercise in implementing a tic-tac-toe game; today we worked through the board component. This exercise has more moving parts than any previous one, and the student is not yet accustomed to reasoning at this scale."
"We did an overview of the components of a class that have been studied thus far. Focused on the class declaration, instance variables, and methods. We covered setters and getters and the use of this to set class variables vs. the method variables. We went over private vs. public."
"We reviewed the student's development setup required for learning Python. We discussed the student's goals for using Python which is developing a website. The student achieved goals for first session which was demonstrated by her ability to quickly write the coding segments that were given. The student was left with additional exercises and informed of plan for next session."
"We went over Project 2, which included working with GUI, classes, custom exceptions, and action listeners. We reviewed how to order JFrames and how to throw exceptions briefly and talked about ways to organize thoughts in order to be able to make functions simpler."