Equip students with 21st century skill sets for a successful future career
Programs to help one thrive socially and academically
Build creativity, self-esteem, resilience and confidence
● Party Host: A Skill Samurai Sensei will lead an awesome STEM-based Party for your child and up to 10 friends● Printable invitations
● Skill Samurai treat bag for kids to take home● Party table for food and drinks● Plates, cups, utensils, napkins● Gift table
● Skill Samurai Gift Bag for the Birthday boy or girl● 2 hour Duration● Bring your own food, drinks and Birthday Cake
Skill Samurai Virginia Owner
Skill Samurai Virginia is owned by Seshu DasariInformation Technology Executive with successful leadership in large financial services corporations. Developed and deployed IT strategy and plans, and led intelligent digital solutions powered by Data Driven Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning technologies. Agile, servant leader recognized for recruiting and motivating global talented and high performing teams with culture imperatives. Expertise in talent assessment and skills development to ensure a constant learning environment for the teams. Passionate about inculcating Engineering/STEM aptitude in the new generation of workforce starting from early stages. My goal is to make Skill Samurai Virginia a strong resource for parents and children of DMV* region in their journey to build productive hands-on learning of the skills needed for future careers. Our approach is to start with fun-filled learning environment in fundamentals like coding and robotics, and advance them into cloud, data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and others at individual pace. Children don’t have to wait until college to learn these skills and start careers.
How does your pricing work, what is a membership?
One simple monthly price.The most flexible in the industry.
Pause your membership at any time. Need to go on vacation or take a break? No problem, we have you covered. Why pay for a service that you aren't using? That's outdated!
My child is struggling at school, will coding help?
Most people don't know, but coding helps kids improve across almost all subject areas (The research proves it). We also know that some kids struggle with math and English, so coding classes can be a great way to bridge the gap and help students improve exam grades and build a love of learning.
Do you offer make-up classes if my child misses a class?
Students are able to make up their class during the month of their current membership.
My child already learns coding at school, should they do more?
Definitely! Like many subjects, school introduces students to the basic concepts. If your child has shown an interest in coding (computer programming), our classes will build on that knowledge and take students to advanced levels, which schools can not provide. Our curriculum builds into long-term career skills and certifications.
What if my child doesn't like it?
No problem, we can switch them to another program, and work with them to find a program that they will enjoy.
We're parents too, which is why we believe in keeping things simple and flexible!
I have a busy schedule, how flexible is your timetable?
We get it, family schedules can be hectic. We've designed a world-class curriculum that is project based and self-paced. What does that mean? It means that your child can attend any scheduled class, any day. If you need to cancel at short notice, no problem, our booking system allows you to easily cancel, book and rebook. We've designed it especially for busy families.
My child can't focus for long periods, is coding right for them?
Our classes are one hour in duration, the perfect length to hold a students attention and achieve learning outcomes. Each class is divided into bite sized lessons and focused on a project that is aligned with their interests (i.e. Minecraft, websites Roblox, apps, etc)... Perfect for kids with short attention spans!
My child is addicted to devices and gaming, is more screen-time a good idea?
Learning to code can be one of the best ways to change their focus and reduce their addiction. Instead of passively consuming videos and games, students learn how their favorite websites and games are created.
Students then crave knowledge and learning, they find themselves wanting to create their own technology rather than being controlled by it!
My child is struggling socially, how can coding classes help?
Put simply, coding is a great way to bring like-minded kids together. Some of our curriculum and holiday camps are team oriented, so it's a great way to build social skills. You never know, they might meet (or become) the next Steve Jobs or Elon Musk.
As a parent, I don't know anything about coding? Do I need to learn the basics?
You don't need to know how to play Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.14 in order to teach your child the piano... That's our job... Not teaching piano, but teaching kids to code.
Seriously though, you don't need to be tech savvy, our coaches will guide your child so that they thrive... Not just as programmers, but as tech creators, innovators and students