Kids Scratch Coding Tutors & Classes

Kids learning to code need a personalized approach to be challenged at the right level and keep learning year-round. They don’t need another one-size-fits-all after-school class!

Breakout Mentors pairs each student with a one-on-one mentor who guides them through creative projects during weekly 90 minute sessions. It goes beyond tutoring – the mentor constantly adjusts the difficulty and introduces new concepts as the student is ready. Students are proud of their personalized games and itching to keep learning.

Each child is carefully matched with a Computer Science student at Stanford, UC Berkeley, or Santa Clara University by personality and interests to ensure the right mentor fit. Kids build a rapport by meeting the same mentor each week, someone who is equally as excited about coding!

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Dodge Obstacles Scratch DemoSpace Invaders Scratch Demo

Scratch For Kids Learning to Code

Breakout Mentors often starts students with Scratch to learn programming fundamentals – we are currently working with 29 kids in Scratch across the Bay Area. Scratch provides a friendly learning environment with graphics to allow your child to explore the extent of their creativity.

At the end of the very first session, each student will have an exciting game they created. The mentor focuses on a limited set of commands to allow kids to think about problem-solving like a computer scientist and become comfortable with concepts like loops, conditionals, and variables. Kids love making their own versions of games, including the classic game Space Invaders. Mentors encourage the students to add their own creative features, like speeding up the enemies after reaching 10 points.

Space Invaders Scratch Demo

As students progress, mentors are able to introduce more advanced concepts and encourage increasingly complex projects. Kids who work with Breakout Mentors over months and years will eventually move from Scratch to a language they type like Java or Python.

Student Showcase Presentation

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Interested in signing up for a mentor? Or want to learn more?

Schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation with a kids coding expert to discuss the specifics of your student!

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