Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I focused on how reflection can be used to create SQL statements. He will need to review some of his old SQL projects to remember the syntax for INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE. Once he has refreshed himself on those, he will need to create a method that produces a string in the correct format using information from his customer class. From there, he should continue to methodically work backwards so that project doesn't become overwhelmingly complicated."
"For today's session, the student wanted to know: how to transfer pictures from a cell phone to a computer file and then to transfer them to a flash drive, how to use a flash drive to make a poster or prints of the pictures, how to remove any programs that were already on her computer, and she wanted to try to download pictures from the web. We were able to set up a routine for moving pictures off her cell phone and placing them on her laptop. Also, I showed her at the very end of the session how to move whole folders of pictures onto her flash drive. The student says that she will continue to practice taking the pictures off of her cell and placing them on her laptop."
"He was very concerned with the overall scope of his project and how to create a Software Architecture document. Our initial lesson covered how to take a daunting project and find a starting spot. I suggested, and ultimately started the spark, to begin in the middle and define as much of the system. Creating the system in some physical form, be it words or charts, allows the abstract to manifest into reality. Once the idea has taken shape, it becomes much easier to describe what is there and thus the paper begins to write itself."
"I taught the student some details regarding precompiler directives. Gathering together the topics of file reading, structs, and pointers, I showed him various methods for parsing text files. I assigned him a program that exercises these points in detail. It will be important that he start to apply some of the concepts that we have been discussing in the past several sessions."
"Introduced the student to programming in Alice environment, helped her download the software. Just touched bases about the main functions of the options that the program offers. Tried to explain the difference between Classes and Objects which I would demonstrate in the next section."
"The student added components to his web page, and we discussed how the components interact with the Java files. We added a property to the Bean.java class and displayed the result of doing so on the web page."