By profession Sonali is a Software Analyst/Developer and a graduate of the Open University in Computer Science. She has been working in the software industry for over 7 years, developing applications that provide services to the water utilities and hospitality industry. She uses programming languages and database technologies in her work on a daily basis. Before studying Computer Science she also graduated with BSc Honours in Botany, Zoology and Chemistry.
“Programming is one of the most sought after skills for the future, as it’s the foundation of digital technology. Acquiring these skills is all about learning computational thinking. What I love about teaching programming is to spark and nourish that special ability in a child’s mind”
Vlad has 14 years teaching experience and a degree in Maths, Physics and Computer Science from MIPT (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology). He worked for 1.5 years in a telecom company as a Systems Engineer and has a YouTube channel on Physics and Math (SkillUpEducation) with over 3.5 million views.
“I enjoy working with children. I love it when they get excited about learning something new. I think learning should be fun, as it’s a great pleasure to learn how things work”
Shamaila has recently finished her degree in Computer Science at the University of Brighton. She’s been a Computer Science tutor for 2 years and completed numerous coding projects including games, websites and chatbots! She was also a cyber security intern at IBM.
“I love teaching programming because it’s a skill that can make a huge impact in people’s lives and most importantly, programming is fun! You can create such a variety of products once you’ve learnt to programme and it’s always exciting to see what ideas my students have brought to life”
Melisa is a student at Queen Mary University of London studying Computer Science. She was part of the Romanian National Team of Robotics for 4 years during high school, where she was responsible for teaching the younger students on the team fundamental programming skills. This helped them successfully write code and build robots from scratch despite their young age.
“I consider teaching to be such a privilege as there is no greater feeling than knowing that I contributed to a successful generation of programmers”
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