Meet Our Mentors – Kaylie Zhu

Kaylie is junior at Stanford who has lived in both China and England. She is a machine learning enthusiast who is also part of Andrew Ng’s famous research group applying AI to medicine (including detecting pneumonia better than radiologists). She works one-on-one with two students who are learning Java and pushing into more complex Computer Science concepts.

Why is it important for kids to start coding when young?

Learning to code fosters problem-solving skills and improves kids’ creativity, communication and persistence. By learning how to code early on, kids can gain useful life and technical skills, create fun projects and take ownership of their work.

What do you find rewarding about teaching kids how to code?

Leading the kids to the solution, but letting them discover it themselves!

What advice do you have for kids learning how to code?

Start early, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes!:)