Grasping New Concepts
Many students face difficulties understanding abstract computer science concepts like algorithms, data structures, and object-oriented programming. We focus on breaking down these complex concepts into simpler, more understandable terms.
Debugging code is a critical skill in computer science, but it can be a challenging aspect for students to grasp. We provide guided practice in debugging techniques, teaching students how to systematically isolate and resolve errors in their code.
Learning Java Syntax
AP Computer Science A is typically taught using Java, a programming language that has its own unique syntax rules. We provide comprehensive lessons on Java syntax, supplemented with plenty of hands-on coding exercises to help students become comfortable with coding in Java.
Handling Large Projects
The AP Computer Science A curriculum often includes large coding projects that can be overwhelming for students. We help students learn how to effectively break down large projects into smaller, more manageable tasks. We also teach best practices for code organization and documentation.
Learning computer science can be a long and demanding journey. We strive to keep students motivated by highlighting the real-world applications of what they are learning and relating their learning to their future career goals.
Preparing for AP Exam
The AP Computer Science A exam can be challenging due to its combined focus on theoretical knowledge and practical coding skills. We provide tailored exam preparation, including practice with past exam papers, detailed answer reviews, and time management strategies during the exam.
Interactive Coding Sessions
Encouraging students to write code in real-time can greatly aid their understanding of Java syntax and the logic behind algorithms. These sessions can be held on coding platforms that allow real-time collaboration and instantaneous feedback.
Code Review Sessions
Regular code reviews can help students learn to read and understand other people's code, develop their ability to critique and improve code, and learn from their peers' approaches to solving problems.
Debugging is a critical skill in programming. Providing students with code that contains intentional errors can help them practice this skill and learn common mistakes to avoid.
Complex concepts like data structures and object-oriented programming can be better understood by creating visual representations or maps. This can help students understand the connections and relationships between different components in a system.
Version Control Systems
Teach students about version control systems like Git. These are essential tools for collaboration in team projects, and for tracking changes in their codebase, allowing them to explore different coding solutions without fear of losing their work.
Building small-scale projects is one of the best ways to learn computer science. This can range from building simple Java applets to creating complex algorithms to solve real-world problems.
Advanced Computer Science Degrees
Our Computer Science tutors are highly skilled and knowledgeable in the subject, backed by strong academic credentials. With degrees in Computer Science or related disciplines, they bring a deep understanding of mathematical concepts to the table.
Experience Teaching Computer Science
Our tutors are skilled educators who have honed their teaching methods through experience and training. They employ a variety of effective instructional strategies, adapting their approach to suit individual learning styles.
Our tutors embody warmth and approachability. They foster an engaging learning environment, facilitating open communication and making students feel comfortable asking questions or expressing concerns.
Example Computer Science A (AP) Tutoring Packages
We offer diverse and flexible options, catering to your child's unique needs and your family's schedule. Choose from ad-hoc sessions for immediate needs, to long-term plans for ongoing support.
Our most common tutoring plans:
This package offers regular tutoring sessions for an entire academic semester, ensuring consistent support for the student. The frequency could be 1-3 times per week depending on the need.
This offers more frequent sessions over a one-month period. This could be suitable for a student who needs to catch up quickly or prepare for an important exam.
For students who require tutoring on a more sporadic or as-needed basis.