Unusual School Year? Great Time for Coding

Unusual School Year? Great Time for Coding

Was there a summer this year? Hard to believe kids are back in school already.

Across the country most after-school activities are still canceled. Even though kids are doing online learning for their regular school, our customers have found that coding one-on-one with a mentor is different. It doesn’t lead to “Zoom fatigue” and is far more social than most screen-time.

We are now accepting new students – if you are interested in learning more, please schedule a call.

A Former Breakout Mentors Student Looks Back

Nick learned Python with a mentor from Stanford for a couple of years. Now in high school he looks back at his time with Breakout Mentors. (If you are reading in email, please view the video here.)

USACO Competition Coding Update

The main US coding competition for high school students has seen tremendous growth in recent years. This is the first year Breakout Mentors has put a real emphasis on training individual students one-on-one. Many students put in hours of effort over the summer, but there is still time to dive in before the first competition in December.

We look forward to impressive results from our students. There are several who despite this being their first year, are on pace to reach the prestigious Platinum level and even may receive an invitation to the national training camp!

An Interesting Science Opportunity

“Looking for engaging STEM activities for your middle schooler, while also contributing to cutting edge research?
The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley is conducting a nationwide study to better understand how middle school youth develop computational thinking skillsets and how computational thinking can support science learning.

We are looking for middle school students (grades 5-8) to participate in an online survey. The survey will engage students in a series of short online science activities. The survey has three parts, that will take about 30 minutes each. Total participation will be 90 minutes. Students may take the survey in one sitting or over multiple sessions.”

Contact Breakout Mentors if you are interested and we will put you in touch with the lead researcher.

Posted by Brian Skinner / Posted on 10 Sep