After months of rain in the Bay Area, it feels like spring just started. But summer is right around the corner!
As a parent, you want to make good use of your son or daughter’s extra time. So you sign up for camps and enrichment activities that may get pushed aside during the school year.
When it comes to coding, Breakout Mentors is the most personalized option. This is vital whether your goal is to build excitement in the subject or advance learning.
Goal #1: Build Excitement in the Subject
You want your son or daughter to develop a long-term interest in coding – so should you put them in a huge camp with 20-30 kids? What if those kids are way behind or ahead in coding abilities? What if they are there more for the babysitting than academic interest or curiosity?
Instead you can host your kid’s friends right in the comfort of your own home. By better controlling the environment, we’ll make sure coding is fun and something they want to keep doing.
Goal #2: Advance Learning
As someone passionate about kids coding, I’ve helped run a lot of free workshops. I know the struggles encountered a group of 30+ kids with different ages and abilities.
The solution? More structure – equivalent to fill in the blank, multiple choice type of coding. Unfortunately this is not an effective way to actually learn.
Perhaps students will learn a bit early on, but it gets tougher as they progress. We have heard from numerous parents who found the 2nd or 3rd year of the big coding summer camps an absolute waste!
Our Approach: Create Your Own Group Class
We will create a custom class for your son or daughter and two to three friends. Our talented mentor will travel to your house and run the class right at your kitchen table!
Learning with your own friends is ideal to make it fun, but it also helps make sure all students have a similar interest and experience. The maximum of four students enables individual instruction, not a lecture or a quick scramble to provide answers when kids get stuck – this is where the learning happens.
The result is more fun and greater learning than open enrollment summer camps.
Our Summer Mentors
We have two talented Stanford Computer Science mentors joining full-time for the summer.
Ryan Kearns grew up nearby in Hillsborough and is working with students from San Francisco to Los Altos. JR Ereyi is from North Carolina and is working with students from Woodside to Cupertino. (If you are in the East Bay or San Jose area, contact us for availability.)
Both are extremely talented and currently meeting 1-on-1 with students in programming languages Scratch, Python, Java, and more!
Limited Weeks, Act Now
It starts at $500 for 1 week with 15 hours of coding and four students.
If you are interested in learning more, please schedule a phone call with Breakout Mentors Founder Brian Skinner or send a message.