Updates for Online Camps
Last updated: Apr 16, 2021
Our core teaching philosophy focuses on nurturing learning in kids through self motivation and hands-on project work in small-size online experiences. We apply decades of real world professional experience in Silicon Valley and combine it with research in the science of learning. We have a well defined and rigorously developed curriculum to achieve outcomes working with students. Learn more about our curriculum.
Yes, techlab online camps leverage the same content, tutor instructions, and best practices for student learning we have used for the last 7+ years.
Typically we have 6-8 students per instructor. In some sessions the instructor may include a teaching assistant to help with coding or engineering projects.
Our instructors are working professionals at high-tech companies(incl. Google, Intel, NASA, Oracle) and college students with Computer and engineering majors. Our staff is trained and we emphasize paying attention to each student's individualized learning needs. We also include teaching assistants in a few classes to assist instructors.
You have upto 2 weeks prior to the start of class sessions to cancel and receive a full refund. The refund will be issued through the same method used to pay for the class.
We have a minimum of 5 students needed to coordinate and conduct any class. Your fees will be fully refunded if techlab cancels or reschedules a class.We invest significant resources to hire & train qualified instructors and tutors. Our cancellation and refund policy allows us to ensure your students get the best training.
Our team has done extensive research to find out what works best for your student. Here are our recommendations:
To keep the kids engaged we will be planning various activities, including brain teasers, puzzles, card IQ games, online pictionary, other, during frequent breaks. The students will have the option to participate w/ their fellow campers during these breaks. Our trained instructors will also participate, and moderate as needed.
We will have a planned lunch session from 12-1pm, and students will be given snack breaks during morning and afternoon sessions.
We have summer camps with morning/afternoon sessions, and year long after-school classes for grades 6 through high school.
Our focus is to ensure continued learning through practice to grasp the fundamentals and build on skills. Our Fall and Spring sessions focus on school year learning. For our students, we offer a complementary evaluation session, to match learning tracks with student's knowledge and needs. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Typically our summer programs run from June through August, Fall sessions start after labor day weekend in September and run through December. Spring sessions are from January through April. For current year schedule, click here.
We believe kids learn best when they are in a group environment with motivated peers. Please inquire for group discounts for 5 or more student enrolling together.
We believe in providing flexible learning paths for each student.
For summer camps, please inquire with your instructor for missed classes. Our summer camps are fast paced and we will try our best to work with your student to make up for missed day/s.
For Fall/spring classes held once a week, if a student is going to miss her scheduled time, she can attend another class date offered during the same week, e.g. if Intro to Java student misses regular Tuesday (5-6.30p) class, she can attend the Sat (10.30-noon) class, by informing her instructor. For classes held twice a week, for missed class/es, the instructor will work with you to makeup and stay in sync with the class schedule.click here.