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FAQ on Coding and Programming for Kids

CURRICULUM

At Smart Excel, we offer an assortment of carefully designed programmes to cater to children aged 4-18.

>> https://smartexcel.sg/coding

Every child is different, and our way of teaching recognises this. Our tutors are trained to inspire complete newbies to programme, to challenging gifted students in their work. Every child can learn to code, and the Smart Excel programme is rigorously designed to fit their different ability levels and learning styles, such that every child can create programs they can be proud of.

TEACHERS

Smart Excel teachers are typically hail from Top Universities such as MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, Cornell, SUTD, NUS, NTU, SMU and so on.

CLASSES

Our classes have the maximum teacher to student ratio of the following:-

  • Preschool (Ages 4-6) 1:6
  • Primary School (Ages 7-12) 1:8
  • Secondary/JC (Ages 13-18) 1:10

We keep our classes small so that every student benefits from maximum personalised attention.

Students need to bring his laptop, stationery, a water bottle, and a jacket (in case it gets cold). Apart from that, just come and have fun and enjoy the lesson!

As fellow parents, we understand the challenges that you face in planning for your child’s holiday schedule. On our end, we will try our best to accommodate requests to change time slots, subject to availability. Go ahead to sign up to secure a place and drop us an email/call. If there are available slots, we will allow you to make the switch.

POLICIES

Our centres will be closed on Public Holidays. Any lessons that fall on Public Holidays will be made up in the following week as per the planned Schedule.

Unless absent for medical reasons, a communication lead time via email to ask@smartexcel.sg of at least 2 weeks is required prior to missing the class, in order for arrangements for a make-up class to be made. We will try our best to slot in students into a suitable replacement class, subject to availability and timings at our centres. The final make-up time slot will be decided upon by Smart Excel.

In the event that the class is confirmed, no cancellations or refunds will be allowed. However, students may move their credits to another course of their timing, to be communicated via email or phone call at least 2 weeks before the course starts.

General

We have the Coding Classes at our Yishun center.

SMART EXCEL (Yishun Branch)

Blk 236 Yishun Ring Road #01-1010 Singapore 760236

Tel: (65) 9899 6978

Coding is instructing the computer to work in a language that it understands. There are various coding languages that a computer uses; just like how we use English or our Mother Tongue to communicate with our family and friends. The fundamentals of all these languages are the same – the ability to break down problems into smaller pieces (decomposition), think logically and give step-by-step instructions (algorithmic thinking) to the computer.

Coding is considered the “new literacy” by many education institutions around the world. Educators and experts agree that it is an important subject that every child needs to grasp in order to thrive in school and life, whether or not they eventually pursue a career in Computer Science. Logical thinking and problem-solving are also important skills that they pick up in the course of learning to code.

With the nation’s drive to train up students and workers who are Future Ready, it is common for students to have had some exposure to coding in their schools. Our program enhances what has been learnt, and accelerates your child’s learning. Small class sizes will allow your child to ask questions easily. Our experienced instructors will also provide your child with personalized attention and our progressive series of coding classes will move your child to an advanced level of understanding, which goes beyond the curriculum taught in public schools.

Our coding classes are designed for children from the ages of 11 to 18. Our structured curriculum roadmap takes them through their programming journey with age-appropriate exercises that nurture and challenge them at each level.

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