Breakout Mentors offers a variety of services, all centered around providing a fun personalized programming education for kids.

1-on-1 Mentoring and Tutoring

Students 8 to 15 years-old are paired 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! Sessions are held in-person on the college campus or over video conference.

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Private Coding Camps with Friends

During the summer we offer in-home camps for groups of friends interested in learning together. The learning environment is ideal for kids with similar coding experience and allows for a much deeper understanding than the typical drop-off summer camp. By the end of the camp your student will be able to bring their own ideas to life and create their own games.

Each camp is 3 hours a day, Monday through Friday for one week. Our most popular are Scratch programming for 4th and 5th graders and Java or Python for middle school students, or we can design a custom one for you!

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Programming Languages Offered

Our mentors are able to teach many different programming languages. There are pros and cons for every language, but the important thing is that the student is having fun and learning. For students 11 or younger we recommend starting with Scratch, a drag-and-drop programming language that teaches important concepts and allows a beginner to make fun games almost immediately. For more advanced students our mentors teach Java, Python, HTML-CSS-JavaScript, and many more!

Free Phone Consultation

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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