Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered the basics of using a computer, specifically what that the keys on the keyboard pertain to and how to use them, as well as an intro to typing. The student was very eager to learn, and we went over many tips to help her remember how to utilize the keyboard to her advantage. I left her with a site she could use to practice typing. Overall, she felt better about navigating her way around the keyboard and is interested in the next session."
"Basic functions in iMovie were covered today. The student is putting together a movie for his wife as a birthday present and was mostly just struggling with organizing the audio and visual clips that he wanted to use and uploading them into his iMovie library. The student is a really smart guy and catches onto the concepts quickly. He's going to have no problem finalizing his video. He is planning on putting together the final video tonight, and we are going to meet tomorrow morning to get it finalized. He is a really capable guy and is going to have no problem getting this done tonight. Really cool idea he has, putting together the video for his wife's birthday, she's going to love it!"
"The session went great with the student today. We discussed more WordPress related topics. He learned about WordPress plugins and themes. He also learned how to navigate through WordPress installation and files. Next time, we will talk about PHP for WordPress. He will look at some plugins as homework as well as learn about WordPress Hierarchy."
"The student and I had an excellent first session. He is getting started designing a website for his company. Although we discussed platforms and the use of themes and plugins to pull together a functional website, he was most interested in discussing design concepts. Today we talked about user flow through the website, using webpages to take visitors through the browser/ reader/ lead/ customer/ promotor process, mapping out the pages of the website, use of photography, e-commerce tools, and color palettes. Within the area of color as part of brand identity, we discussed evoking emotion, designing a palette for the target customer, and the 80/20 rule for accent vs. neutral colors. Next time, I will be planning to discuss more about developing a visual brand identity, folding this into the web design and development process, landing pages, and understanding the tools available to promote user flow in a website."
"We went over the word count problem together. He was not confident enough to do it alone, but was able to write a for loop to count the number of letters in a string. He is beginning to understand how the organization is."
"We went through the basics of creating a JSP form, capturing and validating user data, modeling SQL tables, and structuring the Java code. The student knew how to create HTML and Java code, but he did not know how to connect it together. I recommended the Jetty framework for Eclipse to help test and process the JSP code. I also provided several links with more explanation on how JSP works. The student was very eager to learn and a quick learner."