Create Your Own Coding Workshop for Thanksgiving or Winter Break

Create Your Own Coding Workshop for Thanksgiving or Winter Break

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

Breakout Mentors works with many students starting to code in Scratch and Python. For these beginner-level 8-13 year-olds, often it is best to first achieve a depth of understanding in the fundamentals before jumping around. However there are a few options like learning to create websites with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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.

Just schedule a time to connect with Breakout Mentors Founder Brian Skinner by phone.

Posted by Brian Skinner / Posted on 01 Nov