Computer Science / Engineering mentors play an important role in our system.
OYOclass deploys a sustainable Peer Learning System with mentors.
What Do CSE Mentors Do?
Our mentors enable a personal learning feedback loop for skill development in Coding/Comp Sci/Engineering
Every Area of Study Computes! Our mentors build learning opportunities across curriculum, topics of interest, operating systems, language types, and campuses!
Building skills & projects takes time, patience, resolve and often "Help!". Mentors volunteer to help learners progress & earn rewards for their contributions.
Why Become A Mentor?
Receive training to mentor early learners from pre-K through 12th grade AP Comp Sci classes, and onto University campuses. Boost your resume while solving one of the major challenges of our time: Access to skilled CSE mentors for ALL
Think you know your stuff? Teaching improves Learning! Employers love to hire people with advanced skills who can break down complex topics into simple terms everyone can understand. Society needs your help!
Our roots as mentors are as volunteers, and now those efforts to share skills, feedback, support, patience & enthusiasm for learning complex subjects earn monetary rewards! Our Mentor Token™ empowers the learning feedback loop between students & mentors!
Mentors Are Saying
CS Major, NY Institute of Technology / Comcast
" As a kidOYO mentor, I can create opportunities for students to learn through a new medium. I can focus on delivering my programming knowledge to a group of diverse and talented programmers. I look forward to the innovations they will assuredly spur. I am looking forward to tomorrow. "
CS Major, Stony Brook University / Citi
" I love being a kidOYO mentor because I am helping the next generation of students find their passion in computer science. It is such a fulfilling experience watching a young student use code creatively to make their ideas come alive. The work we do here is invaluable! I wish I had kidOYO as a child. "
CS & Psychology Major, Stony Brook University / 360 View
" As a mentor at kidOYO, I can definitively say that kidOYO nourishes and embraces learning in every way, shape, and form. Students learn how to code and, additionally, how to collaborate with others and utilize their creativity in a judgement free environment. The more we teach, the more we learn about our kids, co-workers, and selves. This aspect is what makes kidOYO so unique and inviting. "
CS Major, Stony Brook University / Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
" Being a kidOYO mentor helps me see coding in a new way. Coding is more than just creating a functional program. It is about being creative and going far beyond with the functions of a program. "
CS Major, Farmingdale State College / Jzanus LTD
" Being a part of kidOYO has allowed me to make new friends and refine my own coding techniques while helping others. When working here, you're improving yourself and the next generation. "
CS & Business Major, Stony Brook University
" ... Through the mentor program, mentors bring their experience in learning the same exact topics to the table ... As a mentor, you impart the true ways of learning to those younger than you to help mold the future of the tech world ... The most rewarding part of being a mentor is when you see your students use their newfound knowledge to create things they didn't even think possible for them. That proud feeling and their reactions are forever priceless. "[read more]
" The way we educate and inspire new generations is ever changing. Learning is no longer just staring at whiteboards and reading textbooks. We learn through experiences, challenges, and application of what is taught to us. Through the mentor program, mentors bring their experience in learning the same exact topics to the table. The challenges they overcame, the projects they did to fine-tune skills, the application use that was never taught are molded into the core curriculum to teach each kid. Mentors help make lessons uniquely catered to the kids they are teaching, making the learning process smoother than ever. As a mentor, you impart the true ways of learning to those younger than you to help mold the future of the tech world. The first day of working as a mentor, I remember walking in and being schooled by someone half my age because they knew almost as much as me in Computer Science. Weeks went by and my knowledge of Computer Science kept expanding exponentially, so I could bring new and exciting material to these kids who were already at the forefront of what schools can teach them. Through teaching, my own skills of presenting and public speaking were perfected while also boosting my confidence in computer science. The most rewarding part of being a mentor is when you see your students use their newfound knowledge to create things they didn't even think possible for them. That proud feeling and their reactions are forever priceless. "[collapse]
CS Major, Stony Brook University
" Being a kidOYO mentor is an amazing experience. My favorite part is when I see a lesson click with the students, and they have a eureka moment where it all makes sense. Seeing them get it, and then apply it to whatever wacky idea they have, is a blast! It’s also so much fun mixing up my teaching with games/activities. "
CS Major, Stony Brook University / Decoded
" I love being able to lead by example and show little girls that they can combine interests other than gaming, such as design, with programming, a role model I wish I had when I was their age. "
CS Major, Pace University
"Being a kidOYO mentor feels like it's teaching kids what they really want to learn. Teaching valuable skills that will help them no matter where they go is really important to me. And we have a lot of fun along the way."
Masters in Educational Technologies, Hofstra University / Garden City Public Schools Teacher
" What I like about kidOYO is that it's a community that can be taken outside of the typical classroom. Once the camp ends there are still opportunities to communicate and share ideas on the platform. What's great is that I am surrounded be mentors and students that all have different skills and talents which allow us to work together, fail together, and grow together. "