Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked to isolate an issue causing C07 abend error at run-time in the Cobol assignment 2 program. We narrowed it down to a line in the calc routine. Pic clauses appear fine. Need to determine the cause."
"During my session with the students, we initially discussed and reviewed the concept of debugging. We went over some basic strategies to identify bugs in code and how to approach the problems. We then worked on online drills for about thirty minutes. I then started to introduce the concept of binary numbers. We covered how our basic numbering system is decimal and how this works as well as how the binary counterpart works. In order to do this, we covered powers. Initially the concepts of powers was difficult to understand for Student 1, as its common to mistake powers with common multiplication, but with careful explanation, he indeed understood the concept a little better."
"The student and I continued to work on the code.org accelerated track. We finally hit some subject matter that gave him trouble with functions, but he grew comfortable with it quickly. He is coming along very well with repeater blocks."
"The student and I went over coursework he has been confused about over the semester to help prepare him for his final tomorrow. We investigated the source of errors in a few of his old projects, which mostly stemmed from improperly defining and passing variables. We also went over the nature of a DFS and BFS within the context of a program that scans through text files. The student has a robust understanding of most of the higher level concepts he has been studying, so he should focus his attention on a few data types that he is less fluent with: DFS, BFS, and HTML parsers."
"The student and I worked on a new game of his that is an advanced Roll-a-ball which is very similar to Super Monkey Ball. We worked on some rotation code but ran into a few bugs. We'll pick up where we left off next week."
"The student completed working through the assignment we worked on Wednesday, and then she worked on the other assignment she needed to work on. She wants to meet again in two days at the same time."