Tutors being Tutored

Scene during the workshop seemingly a novel idea, but sometimes, even tutors need a review on how to do certain things in certain disciplines. 2 weeks ago, there was a workshop within the sandbox that was only for sandbox employees to review how Swing in Java works. Swing is an extremely flexible library used for creating graphical user interfaces in Java. However, since there is a direct relationship between flexibility and complexity, it has a bit of a learning curve. The elaborate structure behind swing is easy to forget if you haven’t used it in a while.

As with any other muscle in your body, the brain needs exercise, otherwise it will begin forgetting things. Since most of the tutors don’t have much exposure to Swing, our ability to help CS280 last semester was haphazard. For those of you who keep commenting on how we seem to know everything, keep in mind, this Omniscient level of knowledge occurs because of constant exposure to the problems that you face. There is a reason your professors encourage you to ask questions no matter how elementary they seem to you. Your classmates really do have the same questions.
Another scene from the workshop