Meet Zane, a creative young man learning to code at CodeWizardsHQ whose hard work and dedication has led him to be our Student of the Month!

“We like that it is instructor-led and that there is an established curriculum and schedule. Most other online programs that we reviewed were self-study which we didn’t feel would be a good fit for Zane.”

– Zane’s Parents

Zane’s Standout Projects:

Zane, CodeWizardsHQ Coding Project JavaScript

Zane’s CodeWizardsHQ Journey

In preparing for the future Zane knew the importance of coding. For a long time he had enjoyed video games so it only made sense that he would become part of the “Next Generation to Program Games”. The classes at CodeWizardsHQ have, in fact, given him insight into how coding works and this foundation will give him an upper hand in college. 

“I want to prepare for the future,” Zane underlined. In his future he sees himself joining an established team at a video game company like Valve or ID Software. 

When asked about his experience at CodeWizardsHQ and the three words that would best encapsulate his time in our program, Zane’s response was “I would choose Thoughtful, Fun, and Stressful. Thoughtful because of wonder about what I should do, fun because of all the interactions I have with my teacher and classmate, (yes, classmate xD) and stressful, because I have difficulty sometimes when trying to find the answer to coding problems.”

CodeWizardsHQ Student Zane Camping

Although the journey hasn’t been easy in our program, learning how to code is about trying and failing and trying again. You don’t have a margin of error as he explained, “This is because you have to be completely correct with the code, otherwise, it won’t work (at least correctly).”

The community being built at CodeWizardsHQ makes all the difference. Zane was kind to note that the best part of the program were his teacher and classmates. They are amazing people and are fun to be with. They also are really helpful when I mess up with code.”

At CodeWizardsHQ we understand that teachers have to be the real deal, because only that way can they create the rapport necessary for curiosity and excitement to flourish. Luckily, Zane’s current teacher has done just that, Larry is a very down-to-earth kind of guy. He also is very helpful, as I said. He’s willing to use up his own time to help out Kids like me to understand coding. He also enjoys stuff like memes, which is something I can get behind.” 

Our teacher’s aim not only to teach coding but to become part of a larger community that offers mentorship, growth, and leadership to young kids. 

In our classes we believe that taking ownership empowers students to reach their full potential. When asked about his favorite project and why, Zane highlighted the exact reason we do this, “It would have to be the Quidditch Project. It was where you had to click on an object to win, but if you would like on the other object, you would lose. I decided to make it a Doom themed version of this game. It was fun to make, especially in replacing the Snitch with an Imp, and replacing the Dementor with the ICON OF SIN.”

In our community we don’t just teach code, we teach coding in a progressive tense way with everything that entails. The trips, the fails, the falls and the success, We are really happy to have you as one of our students Zane! Thank you for choosing us!

Questions for Zane’s Parents

Q. How did you find out about CodeWizardsHQ?

We found your website online via a Google search.

Q. Do you have a specific experience or story you’d like to share that your student has shared related to your classes at CWHQ?

CodeWizardsHQ Student Zane with Family

Zane once shared with us how he was struggling to complete one of the assignments.  I shared with him that when I get into situations like this at work that I take a break and work on something else for a while and that usually helps.  After taking a break reviewing the material again at a later time, Zane was able to complete the assignment.

Q. How do you think coding is going to impact your family in the future?

It will help Zane to decide if he would like to study coding in College.

Q. What goals or dreams do you have around coding for your children?

We want to support Zane in following his interests.  Coding happens to be one of them.

Q. Do you think it’s important for kids to learn to code?

Yes, because even if Zane doesn’t decide to pursue coding as a career the skills that he learns will have value in occupations.

Q. What is your favorite aspect of working with CodeWizardsHQ?

We like that it is instructor-led and that there is an established curriculum and schedule.  Most other online programs that we reviewed were self-study which we didn’t feel would be a good fit for Zane.

Q. Would you recommend CodeWizardsHQ to other families interested in coding?

Absolutely, Zane really likes the program and we feel that the program is very high quality.

Here is what his teachers had to say about him:

“Zane’s work speaks for itself. He is a very creative student that likes to bring his interests into coding”

Larry Cherry, CodeWizardsHQ Teacher
Quote on CodeWizardsHQ Coding Student Zane

In our community we don’t just teach code, we teach coding in a progressive tense way with everything that entails. The trips, the fails, the falls and the success, We are really happy to have you as one of our students Zane!  Thank you for choosing us!

At CodeWizardsHQ, Our Students Are
Our Top Priority.

We are lucky to have Zane and his family as a part of our community!

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