WhizKidz Computer Center

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WhizKidz is the premier facility for your child to learn computer programming. Our center offers a variety of courses ranging from Java, Python, PHP, C/C++/C#, HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, LEGO EV3 Robotics, Scratch, Minecraft modding and many more. No one has as much variety or is as complete as we are in our offering. We also have tutoring, private and semi-private lessons to complement our courses.

  • Dedicated center and year-round classes WhizKidz offers the largest selection of high tech classes in the Bay Area for kids ages 6 to 18. It is one of the few centers that actually lists the courses being taught. Classes are offered year round and not just during the summer. Continuous learning is an important factor for success.

  • Multiple levels of classes for each subject For each subject matter, whether it's Java, Python, HTML/CSS/JavaScript or even Scratch, there are multiple levels of the class so you can learn it deep and become an expert. The instructors are themselves experts in these subject matters.

  • Well-defined curriculum All of the classes are backed by a well-defined curriculum so learning is not ad-hoc. There is a checklist of skills that the students should master in every class.

  • Project-based The classes are project-based so the students develop something from start to end and can show this to their family and friends.

  • Unique content WhizKidz creates its own content and continues to come up with innovative projects.

  • Serious fun For the kids, it is all about fun. Students do not want to leave our center after class is over!

  • Serious academics For the parents, it is all about academics with a focus on learning and understand by doing. Homework is given for classes where it makes sense and challenges are provided for students who can and want to go further. No compromises are made on the integrity and quality of education.

  • State-of-the-art equipment The WhizKidz center has computers with 21" monitors and touch screens so you can do some serious programming, and all of the computers are 64-bit, ≥ 8 gb ram, full High Definition (1920x1080), and have an Intel i5 or better. Of course if you want to bring your own laptop, that is perfectly fine too.

  • Highly qualified instructors Our instructors are either professionals in Silicon Valley with real-world experience from companies like Cisco, Adobe, FireEye and startups, or come from top universities and schools. Many have years of experience in teaching and tutoring students. They all go through the WhizKidz training and mentoring program before they are allowed to teach.

  • Teaching philosophy Our passion is teaching children the art of computer science and technology. This isn't just about coding but also includes design, design patterns, best practices, testing, debugging, creativity, collaboration, exploration and teaching them how to learn on their own. We value EQ (Emotional Quotient) as much as IQ.

  • Engaging environment WhizKidz has a conducive environment that is modern, open, engaging, rich and collaborative in nature that makes it easy for students to make new friends. There is plenty of space so your child isn't crowded in a small room. Stop by and take a look!

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