Breakout Mentors is the most personalized way for kids to learn to code, since you know a short online tutorial won’t cut it.
We focus on year-round learning, but also appreciate that during school breaks parents want educational activities to broaden their son or daughter’s perspective. These breaks are a great opportunity to dig into a new type of coding.
For the first time we are excited to offer the ability to create your own virtual one-on-one workshop over Thanksgiving or winter break!
How it Works
This year the holidays will be very different due to COVID-19. This means many of our talented Stanford and UC Berkeley mentors will have the time to run a workshop for your son or daughter.
Sign up for 15 hours with the mentor, with each meeting for a minimum of 2 hours. This provides enough time to really dive into a new area (we’ll explore some ideas below). For example you could do a “full school day” equivalent of 5 hours the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. Or you could meet 2.5 hours twice Thanksgiving week, twice on a weekday or weekend December 1-18, and four times over winter break. Maximum flexibility for your family!
It is $1800 for new students, $1500 for anyone currently working with a mentor weekly. It is also possible to learn with a friend to lower the price.
Exciting Advanced Focus Areas
We can help advanced middle and high school students who have been coding for years. Sometimes they want to try a new language like Java or apply their skills to a new area entirely. For example:
- Cybersecurity (Intro to Hacking)
- Machine Learning or Data Science
- Hands-on Blockchain Projects
- New Computer Science Concepts like Recursion
- Algorithms Like Binary Search or Dijkstra’s (Including for USACO Competitions)
- Professional Gaming Environment like Unity or Godot
Let’s Discuss Your Unique Needs
These aren’t one-size-fits-all courses – we will actually adjust the difficulty perfectly for your son or daughter. And we can recommend a particular area that would be valuable for them to try next.