Frequently Asked Questions

What services does CodeWhiz provide

CodeWhiz provides live online instructor-led coding classes for kids of ages 11 to 18 years.

What is Coding?

Writing instructions for computers is called Coding. The language used to write these instructions is called a Programming Language.

What does a Live Online Class (Virtual Class) mean?

A live online class is a scheduled interactive instructor-led online lesson delivered by CodeWhiz instructor(s).

How does the Live Online Class (Virtual Class) work?

All students receive a virtual orientation lesson before the start of their course. For each lesson, your child will receive an email invitation containing a link allowing them to log onto our virtual classroom. We schedule a maximum of eight students who are based in the UK. The lessons themselves are the exact same as is delivered in a physical classroom. Through our virtual classroom environment, your child has the option to raise their hand, ask questions and also speak to the other students in their class (though we do have a mute all option – just in case!) CodeWhiz teachers are able to pass control of their monitor to an individual student or share it amongst all the students. With permission, we can take control of a students’ monitor to demonstrate concepts, share common mistakes or outstanding work as we would in a physical classroom.

How is CodeWhiz Program different?

CodeWhiz program is very well structured and much more stronger 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. Please visit CodeWhiz Program Features page for more details.

What ages are the classes for?

Our classes are intended for 11 to 18 year old students. This would relate to school Year 6th to Year 13th. School year 5 students who are more inclined towards technology would also enjoy our program. No prior coding experience is required. If your child is outside this range, please contact us to discuss the options

What is your class size?

Our class size is small, usually between 6-8 students, grouped by age and coding background. We have found that this is the optimal size for successful group work and individual attention.

Which countries do you offer coding classes in?

Currently we are offering coding classes to children from UK, Europe, USA and Canada.

When do you start new batches?

We start new batches at the beginning of every month and it is an year-around program. You don’t need to wait to get your child started. Enrollment is now open for new batches. As soon as you enrol, you will receive a welcome email and orientation package for your child.

How will my child benefit from CodeWhiz Program?

Every CodeWhiz student learns real text coding, the logic, structure and practical applications of programming in Python. This gives them a strong foundation for success in other STEM subjects and excellent preparation for university and lucrative career choices.

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 Level 2 based on demonstrated skill level. Please contact us and we will work with you to find the right starting point for them.

What technology do we need at home?

A computer/laptop with camera, good internet connection and headphones with a microphone.
No additional softwares are required for coding as our coding platform is cloud based and your child will get their own login with anytime anywhere access.

When do the lessons take place?

We schedule classes on weekday evenings and weekends. Please contact us to find out regarding new batch start date and time.

What is the structure and content of the weekly class?

Hands-on, activity and projects based classes are held for an hour, once per week. They are held in our CodeWhiz online classroom and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. A live teacher helps each student individually and keeps each session engaging. Each live class is recorded and made available to students to revise and reinforce learning. Also, each live class is followed-up by assignment(s) for students to complete and submit online during the week.

What is the weekly time commitment for the student?

Scheduled classes are for 1-hour a week and there will be weekly assignments that would take approximately 1-2 hour to complete. Additional projects and activities will be made available for students to explore based on their interest and time availability.

Where do the students access the course material and practice coding?

As part of the package, each student gets their own access to the online classroom and LMS to access the course material and class recordings. They also get their own account on our online coding platform, where they follow-along for coding during class, practice, work on and submit their coding assignments. Our online platforms give students the freedom to login and work from anywhere in the world and they are also not tied to a particular device as nothing is stored locally on their machine.

Is there any homework assignment given to students?

CodeWhiz has 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.

What if my child is experiencing difficulties with assignments?

All they have to do is send an email to support@codewhiz.co.ukdetailing what they are finding difficult. A Member of the team will then take it from there. Depending on the challenge they are facing, we will either email suggestions, telephone or organise a virtual prep lesson. Please note that challenges are marked each week and comments uploaded to their online account.

What if my child misses a class?

The advantage of learning with CodeWhiz is that your child can attend the class from anywhere in the world as long as you have access to a computer and internet connection. So even if you are traveling your child can attend the class. If the child has to miss the class for any reason all our class session are recorded and made available to students along with class notes. The child can watch the recording and contact us in case of any queries.

Does my child get support outside class time?

Yes. Students gets 24/7 access to course materials and recorded sessions to review course content. In addition, they also get email support from instructors

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. Regular reporting on topics learnt, assignments completed and child’s performance is provided to the parent.

Will my child receive certification?

At the end of the course, 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.

What is your cancellation policy?

We don’t have any long term contracts. You can cancel anytime with a 30-day notice.

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. Our curriculum has been developed by our founder based on his extensive commercial experience and his experience in training young coders over the years.

Can my school/organization sponsor classes?

Yes, absolutely. We love partnering with groups and schools to teach coding. Please contact us and we will work with you.

Do you work with private club and organisations?

If you are interested in collaborating with us to organise group classes then please contact us and we will be happy to work with you.

If you have a question, not answered above, please feel free to contact us .

“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn. ”

Stephen Hawking

Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist & Author
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