Computers are everywhere and we all need to learn how to use them. Many of us use computers extensively every day. But have we ever thought how they work, or how we would write computer programs to tell them what to do? Computer science is a fascinating subject that explores these very questions. It is not only a science but also an art which stimulates children's development.
We live in a digital era and demand for skilled computer scientists is at its highest level ever. Traditional education teaches kids about computers but possibly too late in the day. Also traditional education tends to ignore the creative and problem solving sides which are fundamental to computer science. Kids are fascinated by computers, tablets and phones and find the creative side of computer science very interesting.
To teach kids about computer science, programming and problem solving in a fun and intuitive manner. We use proven techniques and materials such as block (graphical) programming and unplugged programming. We also encourage kids to work with each other to solve problems and 'think like computers'.
We are a nice bunch of people with a passion for kids and computers. We teach children in an interactive way. Lessons are not too long and we have a very good teacher-to-student ratio. All of this ensures that the children remain stimulated at all times. We think that computer science is more fun and accessible than ever! Have a look at our profiles on the website to learn more about us.
Thomas is the lead teacher here at Geeky Kids. He has a BSc from the university of Glasgow, a PhD in Engineering from London South Bank University and has worked as a research associate at Imperial College London. Thomas has been teaching and tutoring Programming, Maths and Science for more than 4 years. During this time he has taught in London state and grammar schools, universities and colleges and has also provided individual home tuition.
James is a third year Software Engineering student at Kingston University. He has a passion for technology and has been programming since he was 8 years old. James is technically adept in a wide variety of programming languages including Java, PHP, HTML and Scratch.
Zack Bloundele has recently completed his masters in computer games programming from Kingston University, and has a bachelor of science in Computer Games Development as well. He has worked with a variety of game engines including; Unity, Unreal and Scratch and enjoys helping others to learn programming.
Nicholas is responsible for the club and heads up research and development. This includes researching new courses, preparing material and keeping up with emerging technologies. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and is a Certified Java and Web Developer from Oracle Corporation. Nicholas has been a Programmer for the past 15 years. He is the managing director of EliSoft Ltd. where he acts as a principal consultant to investment banks in the City of London. He also has two children :)
Some of our children were busy learning HTML last term. We will be uploading more work shortly but in the meantime here is a sneak preview of one of the websites created by our young lad Talha! Talha's Web Site Please note that these are un-edited versions of their work. Please bare in mind, they are 9-13 year olds :)
We have decided to do more code camps for midterm. Please register for more details.
This is now happening during August 2016. More info on the courses section, so please get in touch if you are interested. We have added new camps so we have spaces left.
The Latern Arts centre will be hosting all of our classes in the Wimbledon area. It is situated on Tolverne Road just off Worple road. Have a look at the map to see the exact location.
Our summer term will start on 11/04/2016. Our Up & Comin' and Seasoned Geeks classes will continue to run at Rutlish school and Raynes Park. We are also starting a new class called Web Authoring which will teach the children about web development. In this class we will cover various concepts around internet content, presentation and programming.
We now have four classes running with more than 30 Geeky Kids. Many children from the previous term have taken up the Seasoned Geeks class where they will be learning more about Scratch and moving onto Java Script programming.
We are now taking bookings for next term. Classes will start on the 9th January 2016. BOOK NOW if you havn't already.
Our children from Up & Comin' Geeks had their last lesson before breaking up for half term. This was a practical session where kids applied what they'd learnt during the first five weeks on a creative project. This week they built a battle ship game (with some help from us).
Have a look at the about us section to see some pictures of the children in action.
Over the next few months we will be reaching out to some of the schools in Merton to organise after school classes at your school. If your school organises after school activities and you are interested please drop us a note on email@example.com
Our first set of classes started at Rutlish School.