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Settled into the School Year? Back to Coding!

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Summer was a blast. Vacations. Summer camps. Coding. The start of the school year is always hectic. New grade level, new teachers, new routine. Long term goals were set to the side, just trying to get by. But hopefully you are settled back in. You have the rhythm down. Now is the time to revisit

Impressive Kids Coding Projects – 2018 Student Showcase

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Breakout Mentors holds an annual showcase for our students to present a project they created with their mentor. The 2018 showcase in Los Altos was a huge success – 6 students presented and exemplified how personalized Breakout Mentors is for each student. The ages of the presenters ranged from 8 to 15. The projects were

Private Summer Kids Coding Camps – Few Weeks Remaining

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“Summer coding had me a blast, Summer coding happened so fast, I had a mentor fun as can be…” What is the personalized summer option for kids learning to code? Not the huge camps with students of varying ages and experience (many who are just there for babysitting). Breakout Mentors private in-home camps. Create a

The People Behind the Personalized Approach for Kids Learning to Code

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Breakout Mentors provides the personalized approach for kids learning to code. PERSON-alized. The person leading the student is the most important factor for a kid learning to code over months and years. Not a “perfect” curriculum with an expensive robot. Not a center nearby Jamba Juice. Every student is different and should not be subject

Private Summer Kids Group Coding is Filling Up Fast

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Summer is just around the corner and many kids are itching to do more coding. Breakout Mentors offers the most personalized option: create a week-long group coding class for your student and their friends. We will travel in-home to run a 3 hour per day custom class based on the group’s age and experience. The

Create Your Own Kids Coding Class for Summer 2018

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Every year thousands of Bay Area kids go to a coding summer camp. Many love it and go back the next year. We hear from parents: Year 1: it was great! Year 2: it was ok… Year 3: it was a waste of money! The goal is a moving target though. First the goal is

Keeping Up to Date on Student Progress, Introducing Our Customer Portal

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Everything we do is structured for the long-term benefit of our students. Not simply teaching the same beginner level tutorial to everyone and shooing them out the door… know any summer camps like that? Our goal is to adapt the materials and projects to grow with the student’s abilities. We aim to stick with our

New Kid Coders Are Up and Running, Few Spots Left

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January is crazy. We take a long-term view for kids learning to code. Rather than throwing a bunch of kids into a room and hoping for the best, we identify the perfect 1-on-1 mentor who can stick with the same student for months or years. Since early November, we have told new students to wait

Less Daylight, More Coding – Last Chance for a Fall Mentor

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The days are getting shorter and soccer season is drawing to a close. Many kids enjoyed coding over the summer and are excited to get back into it. Now is a perfect opportunity for parents to encourage their son or daughter’s interest. Breakout Mentors has a few kids coding tutors still available to get started

Kid Coder Projects at the 2017 Breakout Mentors Student Showcase [Pics and Videos]

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Breakout Mentors pairs up kids learning to code with a fun college mentor. They meet weekly for 90 minutes to learn through creating fun projects. Once a year we have a Student Showcase (imagine a science fair) that is a chance for them to show off what they have accomplished and be inspired by other