Students respond to what they liked during the one week summer coding camp:
“I really liked making my own game and then playing it. ”
“I loved how on the last day we got to make our own coding project”
“Riya’s teaching and explaination of the concepts, she was also fun”
“It was fun spending time with strangers”
“The instructors helped me when I needed it and were very kind and nice!”
“Tanish was funny and helpful!”
“We did fun coding projects and made fun games! I had an awesome instructor too!”
– Various Students, USA
Riya was my instructor and she did most everything really well when teaching me and the rest of my group. But one thing that I think she did exceptionally well, was that whenever I or someone else in the group had a question or a problem with their code, or anything like that, she was really, really nice, and would let me and the other kids share our screens on zoom, or she would go into our codes and help us fix it. I remember once, where I needed a picture with an invisible background but my computer doesn’t support those, but Riya went in for me and added a pic for me. Something she didn’t at all have to do, but she did. And when she helped us, she never sounded condescending, which I appreciated.
And she was also just a lot of fun, and made the class fun too. And not just during the GimKits either, she made the whole camp class/session very enjoyable.
– Arushi (student), Millburn, NJ
First of all congrats on hosting such a cool camp. You’ve clearly demonstrated that teaching is an art and not a science. Keeping young kids engaged for 3 hours at a time is not something I have seen my daughter’s school teachers do even when it is their full time job.
DD had a fabulous time and truly enjoyed her experience. She is ready to start her own website and we’ve been listening to her ideas, all thanks to you.
– Pallavi (parent), Montclair, NJ
Many thanks Tanish and Riya. My DD had an excellent experience working with both of you (life changing for sure).
Both of you have a great technical and presentation skills, and this was for a very noble cause.
– Gautam (parent), Short Hills, NJ
I wanted to write a few words to convey my Kudos to you on engaging this group of children during their camp this week! My daughter has never had so much fun in an online setting since March.
She loved learning from you. Noticed that you were more of a friend and guide than a teacher. And overall a cool role model for her. Thank you for your hard work and patience. She was completely on her own during this camp time, happily disappear in to the basement during this time.
I will be looking to hear more from you and ABOUT you in the future!!
– Veena (parent), Millburn, NJ
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