Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, the student and I worked more on recursion. There are still some aspects of it that he does not fully grasp, so I assigned him a video to watch that explains it in a bit more detail. I admire how much work he is willing to put into understanding the material. We also covered decimal manipulation (quotient, remainder), which we began to go over last session. I will be testing him on writing a recursive factorial function when we meet next."
"We worked on the quadratic equation problem and got the result expected. The student is patient and understanding; it's a pleasure experience working with him."
"The student and I worked on some general Java concepts and some assignments for her CS 61B class. We spent most of the time going through her 61B project. We scheduled our next meeting for Wednesday, and she will work on the project in the meantime so we can focus on specific parts she has questions on in our next meeting."
"We covered basic computer navigation and chart creation in Microsoft Word. The student's biggest struggle is simply a lack of familiarity with computers. I am confident that she will gain competence the more she works with the programs on her computer. She is eager to learn. She simply needs some extra time to catch up to the younger generation that grew up with this technology. I showed her how to create and save documents as well as how to create and personalize a chart. Finally, I walked her through how to save and crop that graphic as an image on Paint so that she can easily use it in a presentation."
"We finished a project that the student was working on, and along the way we covered some basic java principals including primitive types, while vs do-while, and break statements. It all went fairly smoothly, just took a little bit of time to get used to his coding style, but in the end it all worked out."
"The student and I worked on practice interview questions centered around arrays and linked lists. She made great strides in improving the memory efficiency of her code, and is getting more comfortable reasoning through these problems quickly. Going forward, she should practice implementing for and while loops to iterate through large arrays and linked lists, as those tended to give her the most trouble. We mainly worked in pseudocode for the linked list questions, so she should also be sure to practice adding/removing/switching nodes in a linked list to get comfortable with the syntax."