Programming requires a different way of thinking, often referred to as computational thinking. We use methods such as flowcharting, pseudocode, and pair programming exercises to help students understand programming logic and problem-solving techniques.
Coding is precise, and small mistakes in syntax can lead to errors that are difficult for beginners to understand and resolve. We offer personalized feedback on assignments, helping students learn to debug their code and understand common syntax pitfalls.
Different languages have different syntax, structures, and uses, which can be overwhelming for students. We provide focused instruction on specific languages, such as Python, Java, or C++, based on the student's needs and interests.
Applying Concepts to Projects
It can be difficult for students to apply theoretical concepts to practical programming projects. We use project-based learning to give students hands-on experience and reinforce the concepts they've learned.
Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
Concepts such as classes, objects, inheritance, and polymorphism can be particularly challenging. We break these topics down into understandable segments, using analogies and examples to illustrate these concepts.
Designing efficient algorithms can be difficult for students. We focus on teaching algorithmic thinking, using exercises that involve common algorithms and data structures.
Hands-on Coding Exercises
Active learning is critical in programming. We encourage students to apply concepts through coding exercises that reinforce what they've learned. We might start with guided exercises and gradually move towards more complex, independent problem-solving tasks.
Code Review Sessions
Students can learn a lot by examining and discussing each other's code. In these sessions, we focus on code clarity, efficiency, and adherence to best practices. We might also use these sessions to discuss debugging techniques.
We incorporate game-like elements into learning activities. This could be coding games, code challenges, or competitive programming problems. Gamification can make learning programming more engaging and fun.
We teach students to use debugging tools step by step. This method encourages a deeper understanding of how code executes, how data changes during program execution, and how to solve common bugs.
To ensure students gain a broad understanding, we expose them to different programming paradigms like procedural, object-oriented, and functional programming. This diversity helps them understand the strengths and weaknesses of each paradigm.
Code Refactoring Exercises
To emphasize the importance of code readability and maintenance, we assign exercises that require students to refactor (i.e., improve) existing code without changing its functionality.
Advanced Computer Science Degrees
Our Programming 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 Programming 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.