There are plenty of ways for kids to learn to code. How is Breakout Mentors different?
The Personalized Approach for Kids Learning to Code
Your child is carefully matched with an exciting mentor who will customize the project-based learning
Meet weekly year-round to keep advancing at the perfect pace. Students are proud of the fun games they create
Weekdays or weekends. In-person or online. Beginner to advanced. We will craft the perfect solution for your unique needs
Breakout Mentors Goes Beyond Tutoring
Our mentors are exciting engineering students at Stanford, UC Berkeley, Santa Clara, and USF
A personalized project-based approach for each student, not one-size-fits-all
No limit on how far students can go - ranging from drag-and-drop coding to college level Computer Science and everything in between
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 Breakout Mentors actually helped my son to build on his interest and develop some skills. The lessons are fun and introduce serious coding concepts in a way kids can grasp. My son started with making games in Scratch. Moving from little projects to bigger and more complex ones, he has learned the fundamentals 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 video games and says he wants to create them when he's older. We've sent him to many summer camps to learn beginner coding. 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 in a productive way. My son always looks forward to meeting his mentor.
Both our sons have mentors and we're very happy with the personalized approach for each. The younger is learning Scratch and older Java. Both boys were interested in coding for a while and did several summer camps, but we were aimed 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 their projects and continue to have fun!
Learning to code doesn’t have to be through a summer camp, or even on a computer …Download