Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why Coding For Kids?
Coding is the new normal for the 21st Century and a must have skill as millions of jobs are created in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics.
Coding helps kids learn structured and logical thinking and has shown to improve their IQ and creativity. Like reading and writing skills, kids of all ages – from preschoolers to high-schoolers – can and should learn to code.
The key fundamental concepts such as sequencing, abstraction, repetition, conditional statements, loops and functions can be introduced to kids of any age or experience level using stories, games, and animation.
Why Pepper Coders?
Our Core Values:
Our Learning paths: We offer a customized but structured approach for students to start their journey into the field of programming and animation. Our youngest students start with Scratch Jr, a block based programming approach, and learn the building blocks of software programming.
Students move through the different levels in the Scratch program to our more advanced curriculum in Python. We also offer an alternate learning path for our young creative minds into the field of Graphics and Animations using the industry standard Adobe Suite of software’s.
Online Learning: All our courses are offered online so students can join from home, where they are comfortable and can focus on learning. This eliminates the need for finding schools that are nearby and the inconvenience of driving the kids around.
Batch Size: Students have the option of taking 1:1 classes or in a group format of upto 4 students. Even in the group setting, teachers work according to each student’s individual needs and pace.
The Team Session creates an environment where students can collaborate with each other while still getting one-on-one support and continue working at their own pace.
No Driving: All of our curriculum’s and courses are offered online, so you don’t need to live near a tech hub or center to have access to qualified, industry trained instructors.
No more rushing through traffic and driving your kid around. Students can take classes from home, with the best tutors, in an environment that is comfortable to them.
Where are Pepper Coders Instructors located?
Pepper Coders currently has students in the USA and India. For our US students, most of the instructors are based locally in the US to ensure time zone compatibility.
Our instructors in the US are either students from top American Universities or working professionals. For our students in India, we engage teachers from top universities in India. All of our instructors go through a rigorous interview process and background check process.
I am confused, should I go for Private or Group sessions?
We recommend private classes for our younger students ages 6+ or if you feel your kid needs personalized attention. Otherwise we offer our team sessions in small groups of up to 4 students.
We encourage students to go for team sessions as that helps with other aspects of a child’s growth along with the learning. Our team sessions are built to be interactive where we teach students teamwork and collaboration while working on projects.
Which level should I enroll my child in the curriculum?
We get students with a varied spectrum of experience, from complete beginners to students who have been coding for many years, and our goal is to make each student comfortable and yet challenged by the curriculum.
The majority of our students in the age group 7-11 start in Scratch Level 1 whereas older students in the age group 11-18 start with Python Level 1.
These are our most popular starter courses and are geared towards providing a solid foundation to your child coding future while making the coding fun with a visual and exciting curriculum.
My Child already has previous experience
Students with a minimum 3 months of relevant experience may start with level2 although we strongly recommend to start with age appropriate level1 and move up levels only per the instructors recommendation.
Please talk to our counselors and schedule a free demo class to get an assessment of your child’s current level of understanding.
Does PepperCoders offer in-person classes?
At present, all our courses are offered 100% online because we believe that we can provide a high-quality learning experience in the comfort of your home.
It is easy on the parents as well with no driving and getting stuck in traffic. With the advancement in the tools and technology, we strongly believe the future of education is Online.
Does PepperCoders provide a certificate after the course completion?
Yes. Once the student completes a course, he/she receives a certificate of completion and the certificate is available online on our Peppercoders portal.
What is the cancellation policy?
We do not believe in any contracts and totally understand if your situation changes and you need to pause or cancel the plan.
You can manage your subscription and plan from our online portal but can also contact our customer service at email@example.com and we will be happy to assist.