FAQ

Let your kids learn the most valuable profession of today and tomorrow

  • General
  • What is Mighty Coders?
  • Mighty Coders is an after-school coding academy for children ages 7-14. We provide a great curriculum, along with tools, mentorship, and other resources based around computer science for a quality educational experience. The experience at Mighty Coders is fun, engaging, and thorough. Providing a fantastic learning environment that our students love and feel comfortable in is a big focus!
  • Who founded Mighty Coders?
  • Dmitry Litvinov, tech industry veteran. He has been a part of several technology companies from startups to corporate giants like Amazon. His range of experience has been composed of having roles dedicated to software development and engineering management. An overall technology enthusiast, his passion has expanded into educating others, where he has spent over 5 years teaching adults and children alike.
  • Why was Mighty Coders created?
  • It all started with our founder, Dmitry asking himself, “How much more successful would I be right now if I started learning how to code when I was a kid?” The act of starting a powerful new skill at a young age can set one up for great success long-term. Though, most daytime schooling for children doesn’t teach computer science concepts in a quality, comprehensive curriculum one could be proud of. From there, Dmitry set out on the journey of creating Mighty Coders to help introduce young children to the wonderful world of computing. The result is giving them an academic edge and important life skills moving forward. Kids explore the endless opportunities of computer science, while their parents can rest assured knowing their child is given the best education for the future. It’s a win-win.
  • What makes Mighty Coders different than other coding courses?
  • Enrolling in Mighty Coders is much different than a typical, adult-style computer science education or an online course. Kids don’t like lectures and the idea of going to another school after school can sound boring. Instead, our students learn computer science through playing. We give them real projects to tackle, such as building the same games they know and love, while learning coding principles along the way. Students develop games, play them, and then share their masterpieces with each other. Additional topics, such as robotics and virtual reality contribute to a more diverse skill set. The result is a fun, collaborative learning environment unique to a traditional coding school.
  • Students
  • Why should my kids learn to code?
  • Coding has for good reason been called the ‘literacy of the 21st century’. Math, science, and literature prove to be fundamental concepts in today’s society. Coding is no different in our technologically advanced world. There’s a huge demand for people that not only understand how to use technology, but also how it fundamentally works. Computer science is a very desirable field and can be a road for career success to those on the pursuit of learning how to build new digital products. And regardless of whether you kids do pursue a career in computer science, Mighty Coders also teaches confidence, creativity, teamwork, problem solving, amongst many other skills. These will serve your child in all avenues of their life, regardless of their career path.
  • My kids already have technology class at school. What is different at Mighty Coders?
  • Schools offering computer education is a good start, but their programs are typically lacking a comprehensive coding curriculum that extends for a significant period of time. As a result, parents turn to Mighty Coders if they want their kids to get ahead by learning coding. It’s also worth noting that even though schools have classes like math and PE, parents still enroll their children in after-school math centers and team sports. School gives the bare minimum, while developing a solid skill like coding takes time, practice, and consistency outside of class. We offer the opportunity to make that happen.
  • My kids already have a lot of screen time. Why should I expose them to more?
  • You’re likely opposed to screen time because it’s seen as useless and purely a form of entertainment. That’s understandable. Screen time at Mighty Coders is productive, where students use computers and devices to develop technical expertise, amongst other skills like teamwork, problem solving, and more. Kids are enjoying themselves in front of a screen, while learning valuable skills they aren’t getting anywhere else. We’re contributing to your child adopting better habits through building new games and apps, which will set them up for success down the road.
  • What ages of kids can enroll and attend?
  • Our programs are designed for children ages 7-14.
  • Will these courses be too hard for young students?
  • Our courses are made for children as young as 7. Children younger than 7 may take them, but they may need more support from our instructors or a parent.
  • My child has no experience. Will it be hard for them to ramp up?
  • No experience is required to be enrolled in Mighty Coders. We accommodate all types of students and experience levels. Level 1 and 2 courses start off slow and ramp up steadily. If necessary, courses can be re-taken and progress can be slowed down or sped up to accommodate learning speeds. Out team of mentors is also available for additional help when needed. Each level of courses builds upon the foundation established in the previous levels.
  • How often can my kids attend Mighty Coders?
  • As little or as much as you like! We have flexible programs to accommodate the needs of almost every family. Kids can attend as little as twice a week and see good progress through our drop-in program. Additionally, our Way of a Hero program is five days a week after school if you’d like to fully immerse your child in Mighty Coders. Browse our programs for more information.
  • Do we need our own computer?
  • Students can bring and use a laptop from home. However, if they don’t have one, they can rent or purchase a laptop from Mighty Coders.