There are plenty of ways for kids to learn to code. How is Breakout Mentors different?
The Personalized Approach for Kids Learning to Code
Every student is unique and our team of 1-on-1 programming mentors personalize their approach for each student's interests and abilities!
Breakout Mentors Goes Beyond Tutoring
Each child is carefully matched with a Computer Science student at Stanford, Cal, or Santa Clara by personality and interests
Personalized approach for each student, not one size fits all
Project-based learning with no limit on how far students can go
Learning to code doesn’t have to be through a traditional online tutorial or summer camp …Download
What Parents Say
Breakout Mentors was exactly what we were looking for when our 11 year old son asked to learn programming. He connected quickly with his mentor, who has taught him things beyond our knowledge. After his last session, he tried to explain to me some aspect of the programming he just learned and then said 'I feel so proud of myself.' We are proud of him too and thankful for Breakout Mentors.
Breakout Mentors did a wonderful job matching my daughter with a mentor - she is perfect! My daughter told me that she learned more from one session than her last 3 summer camps combined. She was so excited! Thank you - this is exactly what we were looking for!
We just passed our second anniversary with Breakout Mentors. Our 12-year-old son has had two mentors and they've both been terrific: enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional, and patient. They've been great about building a curriculum on the fly around his interests and keeping him engaged and learning. Highly recommended.
My son was interested in coding from a very young age. We have tons of books at home, however, only starting with Breakout Mentors actually helped my son to build on his interest and develop some skills. The lessons are fun and introduce serious programming concepts in a way kids can grasp. My son started with programming games in Scratch. Moving from little projects to bigger and more complex ones, he has learned the basics of programming and now is moving to Java. He shows me his work after each lesson since he is very proud of his accomplishments and can't wait to show them off.
My son loves computer games and has said that he wants to create video games when he's an adult. We have sent him to many summer camps to learn beginning programming. Though he enjoyed them, he basically played video games all day. With Breakout Mentors he is finally actually learning, rather than just playing. I know the mentor is channeling my son's excitement about computer games into a productive way. My son always looks forward to meeting his mentor.
Learning to code helps my son satisfy his curiosity in a way that is creative and fun. The mentor has a collaborative teaching style, giving my son plenty of choice about what project to tackle, and then guiding him through the steps. He answers my son's questions, and checks in frequently to make sure he understands. With the one-on-one format, the mentor can introduce new concepts at a pace that keeps my son challenged and engaged. At the end of each session, my son is always so excited to show me what he has achieved. A happy kid that is learning, creating, and building confidence - it doesn't get any better!
Both of our sons have coding mentors and we've been very happy with the personalized approach for each one. Our younger son is learning Scratch programming, and our older son is working in Java. Both boys have been interested in programming for a while and have done several summer camps, but we were looking for a way to continue learning during the school year. We also needed help channeling their interest into a more focused direction with goals and milestones. Breakout Mentors has exceeded our expectations, providing engaging instruction that challenges them. The boys take pride in working on their projects and are continuing to have fun!