mostafa.saad.fci's blog

By mostafa.saad.fci, history, 5 months ago, In English,

Registration is opened as long as it is still opened in the form.

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Hello guys,

I am a Coach in the ACM ACPC (Arabian) Region. For more about my competitive background.

This is an announcement for Free Coaching (Actually, a supervision not coaching).

Supervision Includes

  • Understanding the trainee level in the different algorithmic categories and his\her weak points.

  • Selecting customized problems to solve according to the trainee level/status

  • Following up on what is missing and what is needed to be done

  • Giving attention to several qualitative and quantitative factors.

  • A training sheet that helps you record your progress and discover your training issues. Also, a mind logging technique to understand behavior.

  • Online Communication: Emails & Chatting

It doesn’t include

  • Helping with problems, coding/debugging together

  • Teaching Algorithms: I will tell you what to learn and when

The audience

  • Trainees CF Rating: 1950-2500
  • 10+ hours weekly dedication

Have interest? Apply. IOIers are also welcomed (supervising also some guys).

If you will be accepted in the supervision, you will receive an email about that. If your rate is lower than the above range, but you know your rate doesn't express your level (e.g. you typically can solve Div2-E), feel free to apply.

Side note: I have designed a sheet for newcomers to make them good up to Codeforces Div2-D level.

 
 
 
 
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On what criteria will you accept people?

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It is only for Div1 people :(

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I was planning to reach rating 2900 on 15 may. Since it's not included in your training I am not interested anymore.

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In my opinion, this sort of training is pretty meaningless. Giving generic "advice" for improvement is not really going to help the trainee. Rather, help for problems is really what (I think) people need. Because getting stuck at problems (and having no one to help) is the most frustrating thing in the world. It really hinders progress and forces one to turn to easier problems (which in turn doesn't help to increase the ability of the participant). As for selecting custom problems, I think that there are enough websites like code-drills that help the participant to select a topic of his/her choice.

Then again, I have seen countless people sabotaging themselves by trying problems of random difficulty, get demoralized, don't practice anymore and complain that their rating doesn't increase. So maybe this sort of training would help this type of people to be more disciplined in their training?

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Why do you do it for free?

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    because someone else did this with him for free too

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    I like Volunteering activities and feel good doing them. Since 2006 and I am doing kind of volunteering activities related it ICPC, and my channel has most of what I learned from competitions. This is also the case for my many Egyptians in colleges' ICPC communities.

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      That's very nice of you. Keep it up :)

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Is this only for ACM or IOI as well?

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    Both, though my background about IOI is a bit limited. I participated in the local version (EOI) in 2005.

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I have see your channel on competitive programming. Only problem is that its in arabic can you at least provide english subtitles so that it helps beginners like me.

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    I am sorry, I can't provide English subtitles, at least not soon. I encouraged some friends to help, but we ended only with a couple of videos. Paying also for that is expensive. Meanwhile, I don't have time to do sub-titles by myself.

    On the other side, all videos have English Materials. Study from the internet resources, which are really many, and then check my files content.

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I'm somehow below 2500 (yeah it's because I failed at the last CF contest and due to late time and lower quality problems I don't focus much on Codeforces), but does it contain helpful materials for redcoders (especially those who are very good at solving typical implementation problems while getting harsh results in ad-hoc or puzzle inclined contests (= AGC) )?

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    I do my best to assign interesting problems and learn from trainees feedback. Feel free to apply, join for a while and see.

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      In the form, it was asking what all algorithms/data structures you are familiar with. Wouldnt the list be quite vast. Isnt it a good idea that you create some sheet with names of algorithms/data structures and people can give from those which they are familiar with?

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    So.. how is the training going? Do you find it useful?

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Still is it possible to join?I am interested.

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why blue guy wants to train red guys!

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    his rating doesn't express his level he might be blue but in Egypt this man is a legend

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    he hasn't participated in a while + cf rating isn't everything

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Still is it possible to join? I am highly interested.

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    yes, available, but consider my mentioned conditions.

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      I have applied . But no reply yet :(

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        As mentioned, You receive an email for acceptance case only. Right now, whoever did not receive an email is not part of the supervision for some reason (e.g. doesn't satisfy its announced conditions).

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          To reach rating 1950-2500 within one month , any suggestion please ?