YoungWonks offers cutting-edge technology education to kids between the ages of 7 and 18. The cirriculum focusses on learning by doing, inquiry based learning and assisted practice, for maximum knowledge stickiness.
* Small class size with 4:1 student teacher ratio.
* 1.5 Hour classes to give children adequate hands-on-leaning time.
* Focus on fundamentals that helps children learn any programming language.
* Use latest hardware and software.
* Teach skills that are widely used across many industries. So that children can continue to use them even after class is over.
* Mission driven teachers who have stellar academic background, experience.
* Combine skills learnt in multiple programs to create intersting self-designed projects (robots, home-automation, etc)
* Large modern and independent teaching center conveniently located in Pleasanton.
* YoungWonks Scratch Programming (Recommended age: 7 and above)
* YoungWonks Python Programming ((Recommended age: 7 and above)
* YoungWonks Circuit Magic (Recommended age: 10 and above)
* YoungWonks SPER – Scratch, Python and Electronics with Raspberry Pi (Recommended age: 10 and above)
* YoungWonks prototyping with Raspberry Pi and Arduino. (Recommended age: 10 and above)
Open House on weekends. Attend a FREE 1 hour Introduction to Raspberry Pi class at the Open House. Register online at: http://www.youngwonks.com/welcome/admission
You may also call us at: 855-966-5756 (1-855-WONKSKNOW)
If you are thinking of buying IntelliSeeds subscription (www.IntelliSeeds.com) to prepare your child for gifted programs and/or talented tests, here is a good coupon that I came across. The coupon code is “BOGO”. It is basically a “buy one get one free” coupon on IntelliSeeds subscription. The same coupon also gives you a 50% discount on any subscription.
Best way to use IntelliSeeds is do one assessment a day. It will work on an iPad too.
The new school year just started and many parents will be preparing their child for gifted programs and talented tests. Here are some useful tips:
1) Play puzzles and logic games with your children
2) Have them take practice tests on logical reasoning and mental ability. Living Social is running a deal on IntelliSeeds. They have lot of practice tests and over 40,000 questions: https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/675538-1-year-reading-or-math-skills-membership. This deal ends on Aug 28th
3) Improve your child’s stamina. Have them practice everyday. Consistent approach always pays dividends
4) Memory games are great in building retention skills
5) Expose your child to speed and time-bound tests. It is important for them to get comfortable with assessments that start and end within a certain time frame. Again, IntelliSeeds may help
Last, but not the least – it is important to eat healthy and have a fun based learning environment.
“Is my child’s performance good enough?” This question continually plagues the parents of homeschooled children including me. Over last few months, I have tried to explore several answers to this questions. I have made my son take chapter tests as well as periodic exams. However, I have found that scores sometimes can vary depending on evaluators. Standardized tests are another way and they can be expensive. Recently, I came across a very cool site and created an online learning account with IntelliSeeds (www.intelliseeds.com). I was intrigued with their concept of community average scores. Essentially, IntelliSeeds has several hundred practice and speed assessments for Math and Logical Reasoning. When my son does his practice, Intelliseeds generates a detailed report and compares my child’s score with a community average across all their user base. I have found this a neat and cost effective way to get a sense of my son’s performance. I can also compare the speed against an average. My son also enjoys it because it feels like he is playing a game.
I thought it might be worthwhile to share this with other parents.