FAQS

At Hackberry, we understand parents usually have a lot of questions and we’re happy to answer all of them. We want you to feel comfortable enough to trust us with your child! We hope that the answers we provide to the following FAQs offer all of the information you need. In case you have a specific question not mentioned here then please feel free to reach out to us and we will be more than happy to help.

What is Hackberry?

Hackberry is an education company offering unique programs that facilitate the overall development of 5 to 15 year-olds through fun and learning. We are on a mission to inspire and empower the next generation through coding, design, and entrepreneurship.

Does my child need to have any prior coding experience?

No, your child needs no prior coding experience.

Are the classes group classes or 1:1?

We have both, group classes with up to 5 children in a class and also have a more personalized learning option. At Hackberry, we believe children learn better together in a group but we can specifically arrange a 1-1 class as well if needed.

What ages do you cater to?

We cater to children between the ages of 4-14 years.

Do you offer a trial?

Yes, we do- we help you choose a time slot that works best for you. Please reach out to us, or fill in the free trial form on the website, and someone from our team will connect with you to coordinate a time.

Do we get feedback for our child?

Yes, at the end of the class, kids will share what they have been working on. We also send out routine progress report emails for you to see how well your child is doing.

My child has done some coding in the past. Can she learn at Hackberry?

Yes! We always evaluate what our kids know to make sure they are placed on a level that will challenge them appropriately.

What makes your class different from other coding classes?

Our innovative curriculum is designed to augment formal education and is the collective brainchild of experienced coders, and educators – many of whom happen to be parents! Programs at Hackberry focus on critical thinking, problem-solving skills, creativity, and collaboration. Using small class teaching, student learning is optimized to their needs and their pace. Lastly, every class is FUN, engaging, and interactive!

What’s a typical Hackberry online class like?

Our curriculum has been created specifically for students to enrich their learning. A Hackberry class is a live one-on-one or a small group session. Each class is one hour long and is a combination of learning concepts, actually creating a program using coding software, and some offline activities. The classes for our youngest kids are 45 minutes long. Classes usually run twice a week, with some learners opt for once-a-week sessions. Some sessions are also for students to present their work, while others are used for online assessments.

What class should I enrol my child in?

We have multiple classes for ages 4-14 years old. You can choose from here. Additionally, you can talk to anyone from our team for more information.

What is required for online lessons?

A PC/laptop and a stable internet connection are all you need! Some classes will also require the installation of specific software which we will be sharing with you after registration. We also highly recommend having a webcam and mic installed to have an interactive experience.

What is the benefit of coding in the long run?

Coding has been called “the literacy of the 21st century” for good reason. There’s a huge need for a generation that not only understands technology but knows how it works too. Regardless of whether your kids one day pursue a career in coding, Hackberry teaches them logic, creativity, and problem-solving skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

What is the right age for starting coding?

We believe that the earlier a child starts learning to code, the grasping power is faster.

Will Coding increase my child’s screen time?

Today, many children are exposed to digital technology at a very young age. This will become a key part of their lives later on. It’s important to differentiate between good screen time and bad screen time. Bad screen time happens when your child mindlessly plays games or watches videos with no educational value. We want to make children the creators of technology and not consumers of technology.

My child’s school is already teaching Coding. Why would I learn with Hackberry?

It’s great that schools offer computer education, but they are often under-resourced and are unable to offer personalised learning. Parents who want their kids to get ahead and learn to code more effectively are turning to Hackberry.