Programming is fun. Our goal is to show just how exciting coding can be and provide the opportunity for kids to take it as far as they want to go. By showing your student the creative power that coding can provide, we build their long-term interest.
Your student will gain the ability to design exciting games and solve complex problems. We provide a stress-free and fun environment for your child to learn, move at their own pace, and delve into projects that truly interest them!
- Our teaching philosophy: 1-on-1 Mentoring Allows Us to Challenge, Not Just Teach
- How a programming mentor can help: The People First Approach to Learning to Code
- Now is the best time to start: "My Student is Only 12 - What is the Hurry to Learn Programming?"
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How It Works
Each student is paired with an exciting college Computer Science mentor for weekly 90 minute sessions. Why one-on-one? Students need to be challenged at the perfect level, with the support necessary to overcome challenges. They require structure to learn the fundamentals, but enough flexibility to bring their own creative ideas to life.
Most Breakout Mentors 8 to 11 year-old beginners start with the drag-and-drop programming language Scratch. Kids are able to make fun games right away while learning important programming concepts.
Other kids are interested in immediately jumping into a programming language they type, like Java or Python. We begin with a series of small projects over the first 2-4 months to establish coding fundamentals. Students quickly progress to making games like Pong, Breakout, and Space Invaders with their own creative features.
Regardless of the programming language, our mentors constantly adjust the difficulty to be just right. Kids are able to advance at their own pace, always challenged and having fun.
Find Out More
- Bay Area in-person and video conference mentoring: Services
- Our top-notch Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Santa Clara University mentors: Meet Our Mentors
- A mentor's perspective: Solving Sudoku - The Story of How a College CS Student Inspired and Taught 3 Kids to Code
- What our customers are saying: Testimonials