Python coding for beginners - 8-15 years

Classvio offers Python coding classes for kids between 8 to 15 years of age in the group and one-to-one format. Your child can attend a free trial class before enrolling in our programming course. Our programming course teaches kids Python programming and other simple tools. The programming course is designed for absolute beginners. As students are attending our classes from home on their computers, they get to experiment and work independently on the programming problems. We do test progress achieved by each student using quizzes and programming assignments.

We will guide the students to use the Python tools and running the programs on their personal computers through screen sharing in our online live classes. Students can use their Windows or Mac computer with Chrome or Firefox browser to attend our coding class. We will guide the students to download Python software, which is free to download. No other software is required to attend the classes. Your kid can join the course by logging into Classvio classroom. Our coding classes are interactive sessions, as you can see from the video clip here.

The beginner course for Python coding has twelve hours of interactive sessions. This beginner-level course is offered as either eight sessions of 1.5 hours or 12 sessions of 1 hour each. Study progress is checked after each session through quizzes and programming assignments. Correct answers for the quiz will be visible immediately once the student submits the answers. The teacher will discuss the solutions for both quiz and programming assignments in the next class. Hence it is advisable to complete the tasks before the next class. A maximum of one hour will be required to complete the quiz and assignment, which could be more than sufficient to understand the topics. However, students are encouraged to spend more time and attempt to solve more problems from the question library.

An example question from the quiz.

Topics covered in the python coding class for beginners

  1. Introduction to computers, programming, languages.

    An introduction to computers, computer programming, and the history of computers and programming is provided to give the context for the coding class.

  2. Why should kids learn Python?

    Python is one of the most popular programming languages, and it is very easy to learn. Various other reasons are discussed to give context to Python learning.

    Example code for reference.

  3. What is Python used for?
  4. What are the basic sections of a computer program?
  5. What are the basic building blocks of a python program?
  6. What are variables and expressions?
  7. How to write your python program?

    As many students are not familiar with basic file operations and computer usage, we guide them to create a folder, write the program and execute it. All these are done in the class with the help of screen sharing.

  8. How to check conditions using 'if-else' and act accordingly in Python program?

    Students learn conditional expressions and 'if else elif' construct. They learn how to program in Python to select specific actions based on a given condition.

  9. How to write a python program to execute a repeated task using 'for' and 'while' loop ?

    'Looping' gives all computer software the much-needed ability to process a large volume of data in efficient and faster ways. Students learn basic looping concepts and how to use them for solving problems.

  10. How to draw pictures using the Python turtle module?
  11. How to use color in Python turtle?

    Most of the students find this session a fun activity while using various general programming concepts like looping.

  12. How to reuse program segments?

    We teach functions and modules in this session. Students learn how to create functions and modules and how to use them in programs. In addition, students are taught how these concepts can save time and make the programs more efficient and readable.

  13. What is game programming?
  14. What is AI, and where is it used?

    In the last session, a briefing is done to give an idea about Artificial Intelligence and the fields where it is used. Finally, pointers are provided on what students can do as the next step after completing the introductory Python coding course.

Classes are usually conducted for a small group of 3-4 students.

How to join our Python coding class

Often, we announce our new batches on our FB page and on our website here. Signup on the platform Classvio and send us an email to attend a free trial class. Once you decide to join the course, you can book the group class or individual session. Refer to this blog article to understand why kids should learn to code.