CODE TUTORING FOR KIDS & TEENS

One hour a week with a rockstar tutor.

Get ahead. Build games. Build apps. Learn to think!

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CODE TUTORING FOR KIDS & TEENS

One hour a week with a rockstar tutor.

Get ahead. Build games. Build apps. Learn to think!

Book a Free Starter SessionBook a Free Starter Session

✔ No commitments
✔ Includes placement assessment

RocketHour is not another online class

We have rebuilt online education from the ground up to help our students learn the most important skill of the 21st century. Our programme is for those of you who don’t want to leave your child’s coding education up to chance. You know how important this is and you want the best.

RocketHour is an online extramural that runs once a week. Our tutors are passionate, present and incredible at what they do. Our curriculum is not something out of any ‘education department’ – it is inspired, yet rigorous.

And most importantly, in a world full of tech glitz and glammer, we don’t chase hype – we teach solid coding principles that give our students the edge for decades to come.

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What is RocketHour?

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Neo was so moody with me before the lesson, AFTER the lesson I got the biggest smiles and so many hugs to thank me for giving him this opportunity with RocketHour. He is extremely happy and excited. Neo is a very focused and dedicated person, it’s his character and when he is into something, he wants to be the best in it. Well, that’s exactly what he wants with this programme.
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The RocketHour Programme

Programme Overview

The RocketHour Programme is a weekly extra-mural running over the full course of a year. The programme is made up of 40 hour-long lessons led by a tutor who is constantly monitoring the progress of the 6 to 8 student in the class. Multiple weekly timeslots are available, so fitting this into your child’s busy schedule is a piece of cake.

Teaching for Understanding

Every lesson is designed to teach a specific coding concept that can be applied universally to any coding language. Through this method, we foster a deep, conceptual understanding of code in our students. This approach is in line with how Computer Science and Software Engineering are taught at universities around the world.

The RocketHour Tracks

All potential RocketHour students are carefully assessed and placed in one of three tracks. These tracks are designed to best support your child at his or her current coding ability. This ensures that your child is suitably challenged, gains confidence and builds a firm coding foundation.

Payments

The monthly fee for the programme is R1250 which is paid in advance of each month. This is paid for 11 of the 12 calendar months with a payment holiday offered over the month of December. There is a 15% discount on the monthly payment for any additional siblings enrolled. Cancelations can be made at anytime, for any reason, with absolutely no associated costs or penalties.

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The RocketHour Tracks

Essential Details for all Tracks

Age Ranges – 9 to 15 years old

Available Days – Monday to Thursday

Available Daily Timeslots – 3:00pm, 4:15pm, 5:30pm (All SAST)

Lesson Duration – 60 minutes

Programme Duration –  40 lessons over 12 months (Except for Taster Month)

Monthly Fee – R1250 (R1050 for each additional sibling) – Paid over 11 months

Next Intake – May 2022 – Reserve your spot now!

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Free 1-on-1 Starter Session

A free 50-minute introduction to meet a tutor and get a sense of the programme

Not sure where to start? This 100% free, no-commitments Starter Session will answer all your questions. During this 50-minute session, your child will work 1-on-1 with one of our all-star tutors. We will introduce your child to our platform, guide them through an introductory activity and get them slotted into the perfect class. There is no better way to find out what RocketHour is all about.

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Taster Month

Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Tracks

Ok, so you are new to coding and just want to get a taste of what this crazy cool world is all about. This trial month covers the first 4 lessons of any of our longer tracks. It should whet your appetite and give you a general overview of essential graphical coding and the incredible RocketHour system.

Platforms & Languages – MIT’s Scratch

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Beginner Track

For younger students or those with minimal prior coding experience.

So you wanna be a coder, do ya? Get the low down on loops, variables, sprites, if-statements and all the other bits ‘n bobs that allow you to start building games, apps and websites. This course takes you step by step through the basics, turning you into a coding ninja.

Platforms & Languages – MIT’s Scratch

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Intermediate Track

For slightly older students or those displaying an aptitude for code.

Great, so you think you know a thing or two about code? Let’s find out! This course super-charges your coding superpowers, taking you to the next level. We’ll learn all the regular jazz and then launch into coding apps and games in new languages. Time to become a well-rounded coding superstar.

Platforms & Languages – MIT’s Scratch & an intro to Python

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Advanced Track

For older students with existing coding experience or a very strong aptitude for code.

“Booooor-ing,” I hear you say. So you want a challenge, do ya buster? Ok, buckle up, this trip’s gonna get ROUGH! Let’s explore the basics and then dive deep into text-based languages. We’ll take the lid off the engine and get you used to building programs with multiple variables, advanced conditional logic and ideas so deep they’ll blow your socks off.

Platforms & Languages – MIT’s Scratch & LiveCode

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