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What technology do we need at home?
You need the following. A computer with a microphone and a speaker. Most laptops bought within the last 5 years ago should have this. A headset is nice to have, but not required. You need a browser like Chrome or Firefox of Safari or Internet Explorer installed (Chrome preferred). And you need a reliable internet connection.
What if my child misses a class?
All our class sessions are recorded. Recordings along with class slides are made available to the student shortly after the class is over. They can review the recorded session before the next class. Remember, your child can attend the class from anywhere. Even if you are traveling, they might be able to attend the class.
What if my child has coding experience?
Our program is beginner friendly and requires no prior coding experience. However, if your child has some coding experience (other than Scratch, Code.Org, Minecraft etc), they might be able to join at an intermediate point based on demonstrated skill level. Please contact us and we will work with you to find the right starting point for them.
What ages / grades are the classes for?
Our classes are intended for students 9-17 years old. This would relate to grades 4th to 11th. 5th graders who are more inclined towards technology would also enjoy our program. No prior coding experience is required. If your child is outside this range or looking for adult classes, please contact us.
How much does the class cost?
The monthly fee is $149 with a course lasting for 3 months. This includes 24/7 email support from instructors and also live 1×1 instructor help during our weekend office hours. Check out our scholarships page to see if you are eligible.
What is the time commitment?
Classes are for 1-hour a week and there will be homework that would take approximately 1-hour to complete. Additional projects and activities will be available for students to explore based on their interest and time availability.
What is your class size?
Our class size is small. We typically have about 6 students per class but will not allow more than 8. We group students by age and coding background. We have found that this is the optimal size for successful group work and individual attention.
Who are your teachers?
Our teachers are experienced coders who we pick for their technical ability and enthusiasm presenting materials to children. We train and work with our teachers to continue to develop their skills.
What is the best time to enroll?
We are a year-around program. We start new classes every month. Don’t wait to get started. Enrollment is open now. As soon as you enroll, you will receive a welcome email and orientation package for you and your child.
How does your money back guarantee work?
We will do everything possible to make our course challenging, fun and productive for your child. If you do not wish your child to continue, please notify us of your withdrawal within the first four class sessions and you will receive a full refund.
How is CodeWizardsHQ different?
Our program is stronger and more structured program than anything else available. Our approach combines the benefits of teacher-led instruction and the ease and convenience of online classrooms. It is the most effective way for your child to learn to code. See more highlights of our program.
How will my child benefit?
Every student learns real text coding, the logic, structure and practical applications of important programming languages. This gives them a strong foundation for success in other STEM subjects and excellent preparation for university and lucrative career choices.
What are the classes like?
Hands-on, activity, and projects based classes are held for an hour at the same time each week. They are held in our online classroom and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. A live teacher helps each student individually and keeps each session engaging. There is always followup material between classes.
How will I stay updated on my child’s progress?
A key aspect of our program is keeping parents informed of what goes on in the classroom. Besides regular email updates on your child’s progress, you are welcome to audit a current class or review recorded sessions of completed classes.
Will my child receive certification?
At the end of each students are assigned a capstone project that incorporates all the skills learned during that course. Every student who successfully completes this capstone project receives a certificate of completion, recognizing the skills they’ve learned and the level of mastery they’ve achieved.
Is there homework? Grading?
We assign regular homework assignments to supplement classes. There are quizzes, reviews and challenges to show mastery of the material. We do not assign grades but do recognize special success.
Does my child get support outside of class time?
Yes. Students get 24/7 access to course materials and recorded sessions to review course content. They also get 24-hour email support from instructors and also live 1×1 instructor help during our office hours. This support is included in course fees.
What is your cancellation policy?
We don’t have any long term contracts. You can cancel anytime with a 30-day notice.