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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

Come See Breakout Mentors Kid Coding Projects

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Every year we do a Breakout Mentors Student Showcase – imagine a science fair with all computer programming projects! The event this year will be Sunday, April 30th at the Los Altos library. Come by and bring your kids to be inspired by what their peers are able to create with consistent, fun effort! For

Kid Coders Share Their Projects and Perspective on Mentoring [Video]

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Breakout Mentors students have created some really impressive projects over the past six years. We hold an annual Student Showcase, an in-person event that gives the kids a chance to show off their projects, but we haven’t featured many students on our website until now. Check out these two minute videos of a couple Breakout

Accepting New Students in January and Launching at Santa Clara University

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I hope your school year is going well and your kids continue to deepen their excitement in coding. It is tough to make consistent progress while juggling schedules, but it is extremely important! Breakout Mentors is currently building a list of students who would like to start with a mentor in January. It is a

The 2016 Kids Coding Project Showcase in Los Altos

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Breakout Mentors students meet weekly with their mentor and learn to code through creating fun projects. The Student Showcase is a chance for them to show off what they have accomplished and be inspired by other kids. Our showcase in Los Altos featured a dozen kids ages 9 through 14. The kids ranged from just