some of the people in my cis(vb) class dont seem to have a clue. i think they just heard it pays well. it's like they never even learned quick basic in HS or anything. programming is not for everyone. im taking it because ive been doing it for over 20 years on my own anyway. so i already know i like it. the bad thing is they are starting to want me to "tutor" them for free
I feel sorry for you !!! I don't have great knowledge of VB ... a simple suggestion anyway ... why don't you start teaching problem solving first using pseudo-code , GWBASIC or QBASIC and then go to VB ?
Originally posted by Randall Twede: ... the bad thing is they are starting to want me to "tutor" them for free
The good thing out of this is that some may be willing to pay... post some flyers around to test the water. It maybe a way of getting some extra pocket money and in my experience of when I was a tutor at uni, it helps your own learning and you meet some new people as well Randall - all the best with your studies - I'm thinking on going back next year myself
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Originally posted by Randall Twede: some of the people in my cis(vb) class dont seem to have a clue. i think they just heard it pays well. it's like they never even learned quick basic in HS or anything. programming is not for everyone. im taking it because ive been doing it for over 20 years on my own anyway. so i already know i like it. the bad thing is they are starting to want me to "tutor" them for free
with regards to this topic maybe you can tutor the women for free. You can go out for drinks after a study session....
i tutored(formal logic) as a work study job once the first time i was in college. it was frustrating but one of the women i tutored was really cute so it kind of eased the frustration. she never did learn how to do truth trees though no matter how hard i tried to teach it to her. it was better than some of the other work study jobs i had. i have seriously thought about being a teacher before but i think i get frustrated too easily. why are there no women in my cis class? is there perhaps some truth to the notion men are from mars and women are from venus? perhaps a job where you have to think logically all the time is not appealing to most women. hmmm...i just hijacked my own thread...oh well [ April 23, 2002: Message edited by: Randall Twede ]
Originally posted by Randall Twede: ...why are there no women in my cis class...
I forgot about this CIS problem in University. I have found that there is a greater number of women taking math courses ( usually math teachers ), so that may be an alternate tutoring subject option. It doesn't help that every guy in the class is trying to get 'some' from the few women that are present either.
The company I worked for is flooded with aprentices (of course all of them boys). They don't finish (the german) high school, because its too much books and theoretic (sounds like programming, doesn't it?. Our bosses send them in our offices to become programmers. 2 times a week they go to a school and 3 days they are in the company. Sounds good theoretically, but the schools are really bad. Teachers of social studies found their outcome there in their job-hunt. Of course all of them boys. Maybe at the age of 18-20 girls are more intelligent than boys? After 18 month of this complete madness I lost all teaching spirit. Well, there is one guy (out of 7). But I believe he would be better served if he went to university. I think Python is a very great language for starting with programming (much better than vb). But you need people who are interested in programming. [ April 23, 2002: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
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