CODAKID CODING FOR KIDS FAQ'S
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What is CodaKid?
CodaKid is an online coding academy that provides kids with a self-paced online coding platform as well as 1-on-1 online tutoring services worldwide. We teach our students how to use real programming languages and professional tools while creating games, apps, websites and more with our award-winning curriculum.
Who are the people behind CodaKid?
Our founder and CEO David Dodge is a game designer and software architect who began working in product development for SEGA in the early 90s, and who later designed top rated games for the Sony Playstation and PC. David is credited with over 30 titles for SEGA, Sony, and PC. David and his product team have developed over 80 kids coding courses that have been taken by students in over 120 countries.
Where is CodaKid based?
CodaKid is based in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona in the United States. However, we teach all around the world via our online self-paced platform and online tutoring programs.
What makes CodaKid different from other kids coding courses and platforms?
CodaKid’s award-winning courses feature . Our online academy has taught over 50,000 kids and teens how to program using the same professional languages and tools used by professionals at companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon.
CodaKid has two great ways to learn how to code: 1) Our self-paced online courses 2) Our private 1-on-1 online lessons
CodaKid’s self-paced online courses are great for self-starters and feature over 700 hours of student projects. CodaKid provides awesome support from a team of engineers and teachers to help you solve problems through chat or screen share if you ever get stuck or have questions.
CodaKid’s private 1-on-1 online lessons are the fastest way to learn how to code. Working 1-on-1 over Zoom with your own private instructor, CodaKid students work their way through CodaKid’s structured curriculum and complete weekly homework assignments, receive weekly progress reports, and more.
Which computer languages do you teach?
With CodaKid, students gain experience writing real code using the same tools pros use. We have a unique way of making our courses accessible to absolute beginners as young as 7 years old!
What concepts will my child learn in a CodaKid course?
Here are some of the concepts we teach:
On top of these essential programming concepts, we also teach them how to think critically, problem solve, and help them become proficient in math!
- Methods and Functions
- Switch Statements
- And much more!
Are these online courses self-paced or live?
Our 1-on-1 tutoring programs offer live classes to students all over the world and our online courses are self-paced and can be taken anytime – on your schedule. In our self-paced courses, students will watch HD video lessons, pause the videos, code, design, and then test their work. Our friendly instructional team is there every step of the way with awesome, award-winning support! Just use our handy chat button inside the learning platform or email the support team.
How long does it take to complete each course?
The length of each course will vary depending on the subject. Our beginner classes are shorter and students will get quick results on their projects! As they progress into their programming journey, courses may get longer, but we make sure they are just as fun, educational and engaging!
Will these courses be too hard for young students?
Our courses are designed for children as young as 7. Children younger than 7 may take them, but 1-on-1 private lessons are strongly encouraged.
My child has no experience. Are these courses good for beginners?
Self-Paced Courses: Yes, our self-paced courses are designed for ages 8 and up. The Coding Basic’s Scratch courses are designed for beginner students, and start off slower and ramp up steadily. Videos can be rewound and re-watched if necessary, and the video speed can be slowed down or sped up to best accommodate different speeds. Our online instructional team is available for additional help when needed. For younger students, it is strongly recommended that they complete our Coding Basics track prior to taking our more advanced courses.
Private 1-on-1 Online Lessons: Private online lessons are perfect for absolute beginners as you have the live assistance and instant feedback from experienced instructors. Private 1-on-1 students work through our levels starting with Cadet, Scout, and Warrior and then move their way to our Core Curriculum which introduces them to text-based coding. For kore information on our private tutoring visit here.
My child does not fall between the ages of 7 to 15. Can he still take the course?
Yes. We have had many adult students as well as many students under the age of 7 who have enjoyed CodaKid’s courses.
I have multiple children. Do you have a Family Plan?
Yes. Starting in March 2021, you can buy Family Plans with a single price for up to 3 students that will all be nested under a single Parent account.
I have two children. Do you have any specials for private tutoring?
Yes. CodaKid features a sibling special allowing students to invite a friend or sibling to their private class for no additional charge.
Do you have a free trial?
Self-paced courses: CodaKid provides a 14 day free trial for our self-paced video courses and private tutoring lessons! If you like our service, just stay on past the 14 days and your card will be automatically billed on day 14 and then every 30 days unless you decide to cancel.
Private 1-on-1 Online Lessons: We do not offer a free trial class, but offer a full-money back guarantee after the first class if you are not satisfied with the lesson.
If my child has a technical issue, how does she contact your support team?
CodaKid students can use the red chat icon on the bottom right corner of the CodaKid learning platform if they ever need assistance. Most issues can usually be solved quickly through this portal, however if a student requires more assistance CodaKid will host screen share sessions with customers to solve more difficult issues.
What are your support hours?
CodaKid offers prompt support 7 days a week from 5am PST to 11pm PST Monday through Friday and from 8am to 6pm PST on Saturday and Sunday.
Where are your private lesson teachers located?
Currently, all of our teachers are located in the United States of America and across every U.S. time zone!
How do you choose your teachers?
We select our teachers from the top 50 US universities and vet them not only for their programming skills but also for their ability to teach students! Not all programmers can teach, and not all teachers can code, but our teachers excel at both. We train our teachers in CodaKid’s Mastery Method, a socratic approach to teaching coding, problem solving, and architectural thinking.
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