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 University, or 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
Learning to code doesn’t have to be through a summer camp, or even on a computer …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.
Breakout Mentors was exactly what I was looking for. We started 2 years ago when my daughter was 11 and now she is an expert Scratch coder which translated easily into learning Python! Her mentors don't tell her what to do, they help her figure it out. They push her to make her projects better and more complex. They treat her like a peer and do things like white boarding sessions and have passionate discussions about programming logic during her sessions. I get a monthly update on her progress directly from her mentor.
Both of her mentors have been women, which has been amazing. And an added benefit is she loves going to the CAL engineering library every week, wants to be an engineer and attend MIT! It's ignited her passion about STEM subjects and she is so driven now. This program is truly amazing. I can't say enough good things about it.
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!