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Interview with Erika Graffunder

I was very pleased with today’s trial lesson. Rhys said she actually learned something whereas in other lessons they just told her what to do and covered way too many steps. I was also really encouraged after reading all the testimonials.
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British Columbia Testimonal
I truly believe RP4K helped set a new course for our son, and I am very grateful. We look forward to working with RP4K for years to come – well after the pandemic is behind us!
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U.S. Customer
So happy to see this ad! My son is going into grade 5 and completed an in-person class prior to...
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Estelle Chapin-Ker
Much of the way COVID unfolded in North America felt abrupt. I am sure this sentiment is shared by many parents like myself who were..
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Effie K. Testimonial
RP4K Toronto Parent
If you’re interviewing for software development jobs, it’s worthwhile noting that the position piques people's interest when on a resume.
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Christopher Goldsworthy
Previous RP4K Instructor
"I've been thinking about RP4K lately and how much it changed my life. I continued to build video games independently for years after RP4K and even successfully sold a few. I've always loved video games and programming and have been employed steadily in programming roles since I was 16."
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Kenn Sippell - Previous Student
Senior Software Design Engineer at Bing
"After taking all science camps and clubs available in Ottawa my son expressed an interest in computer programming. I started searching for classes but couldn’t find anything interesting until I came across RP4K. I am so grateful I found the program because this is the best thing I have done for my son."
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Diana Adjarska-Litzanova
My son Adrian goes to real programming..
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Mark Krywiak
RP4K Parent
Goran learned a lot in these sessions..
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George Staznik
An RP4K parent
"Our experience with RP4K has been a full 5 stars over 7 years - we recommend RP4K very highly. Its simply one of the best things we've done for our children."
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Lorelei and Richard Rollings
RP4K Parents
"A Testimonial From Dr. Margarita Vinnikov (One Of Our Instructors!)"
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Dr. Margarita (Rita) Vinnikov
Assistant Professor, Department of Informatics - New Jersey Institute Of Technology
"The program presented by RP4K is effective due to interesting projects (the games line up with what most kids like), small classes and excellent instructors."
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Daniel DuPlessis
RP4K Parent
"She absolutely loves everything about the program!!"
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Thul Miles
RP4K Parent
"It is rare to find a gem like RP4K"
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John Lamont
Barrister-at-Law
"RP4K was a really special experience"
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Fernando Restituto
O/A Wind Jester Games
"I want to congratulate you on receiving the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award"
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Dave Barrow
Mayor of Richmond Hill
"Chris has greatly benefited from RP4K!"
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Edit Lomond
An RP4K parent
"Leonardo's confidence and self-esteem are greatly improved"
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Leonardo's Parent
An RP4K Parent
"Every instructor was fantastic"
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Heather McCann
An RP4K parent
"I highly recommend Real Programming 4 Kids."
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Robert Herjavec
CBC Dragons' Den & Shark Tank ABC
"I would recommend it to anyone"
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Patrice Castagner
An RP4K parent
"RP4K proved to be a great source of inspiration"
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Marie Deslauriers
Former RP4K student and instructor
"RP4K is the best programming school"
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Brandon Smith
A former RP4K student
"Real Programming for Kids has been one of the most influential courses of my life."
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Austin Chamney
Former RP4K Student and Instructor
"RP4K really helped shape my future career direction"
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Chris Lomond
A former RP4K student
"First overall in the Canadian Computing Competition"
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Fraser Jackson
An RP4K parent
Mason MacKinnon [Student]
Mason MacKinnon [Student]
14:12 13 Aug 21
Marvin Colebrooke
Marvin Colebrooke
01:12 24 May 21
Wonderful place. Wonderful people!
Eric Luedtke
Eric Luedtke
21:17 31 Mar 21
My daughter has been using this programme for 5 years now, and consistently through the past 2 years. She just loves it! It's been helping with her math and science marks, and teaching her a good, in depth understanding of coding. She's gone from doing art as a hobby to considering how her work can be used in such things as game design. She's no longer just a passive consumer of media but now sees our computer as an active piece of equipment in the same vein as her kayak, bicycle and drafting station. RP4K does an excellent job of facilitating this, adapting to her atypical learning challenges, and presenting a very professional online learning interface, which is FAR beyond the Board of Ed. product she has to use. I would recommend this to any parent who wants to give their children the tools needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world, in a format that makes acquiring them the highlight of their week.
Erika Graffunder
Erika Graffunder
22:27 10 Feb 21
I can not recommend RP4K highly enough. I would give them 6 out of 5 stars if I could. When my son asked to try a programming class, I had no idea of the journey he was about to embark on. He is learning practical skills in a programming language used by professionals and loving every minute of it. Zander leaves programming class beaming most days about what he has been able to achieve. This practical, hands-on series of classes is fantastic for the curious mind. It is the perfect course to allow for online engagement in a meaningful way. Zander has completed 3 courses to date and continues to climb up the ladder with the aspiration to eventually be able to create his own game from scratch. The course instills confidence in a practical skill and in math. In addition to being a great program for kids and providing me with a report card to help understand progress, RP4K have been exceptional communicators across the board, Thank-you RP4K! I recommend you every chance I get!Erika
Legend Requium
Legend Requium
03:18 15 Jan 21
My 8 year old son is on his third program with Real Programming 4 Kids and he is loving it! It is the highlight of his week and he is learning so much, making new friends, and using his coding skills in everyday life. I was very impressed with how quickly and seamlessly RP4K was able to transition from in person to online classes. The continuity of the program was very important for my son during the pandemic. While we were happy with the in person classes, we definitely find the online program works for us. My son is able to maintain his program and communicate with his online friends despite the provincial shutdowns, and the quality of the instruction and the program itself is exactly the same. I would highly recommend this program. The customer service is wonderful, the approach is very personalized and it is a fun, fantastic learning opportunity. On a personal note, a giant thank you to RP4K for all the effort you put in to keep our kids coding! During a difficult time, RP4K provided a positive outlet to keep my son connected to his friends.
ESTELLE CHAPINKER
ESTELLE CHAPINKER
16:43 04 Jan 21
Julian, age 10, has been enrolled with RP4K for three courses. He has completed classes both in-person, and virtually, with RP4K.Julian had very much enjoyed his first class which had been in-person, and was impressed with how seamlessly RP4K pivoted last March to an online platform. He now prefers this platform. He loves that RP4K offers proper Programming courses, and not simply Coding classes. Each lesson is a mini maths, and science class within the game. Also currently in development are specialized maths courses for Programmers.The students are evaluated prior to placement and RP4K groups students by ability. RP4K is clearly highly selective in their hiring because not only are all of the instructors subject matter experts, they’re skilled in teaching children. It’s one thing to be a good communicator with adults but it’s a gift to be skilled at teaching children. Instructors make classes fun, and engaging by taking mini lessons such as calculating the slope of a line for students at age 9, and making that skill applicable to the child’s interests.RP4K truly offers a unique experience with the depth, breath, and fun that young minds crave.
Paul Teitelman
Paul Teitelman
20:44 26 Aug 20
Booked one of their free online coding classes for kids for my cousin and he absolutely loved it!! He's hooked now and signed up for one of their coding courses.Really great accessible material and all the teachers and course instructions were super helpful and very responsive.Highly recommended keep up the great work!
Ahsan Baloch [Student]
Ahsan Baloch [Student]
01:58 16 Jun 19
Carmelita T
Carmelita T
17:51 22 Jan 19
London Location: Our child has been attending RP4K and is in his second year. He really loves coding and wants to build a career around it. As a parent there is great value in these programs --- and we thank RP4K for their flexibility as our child is also an athlete which means we have to reschedule from time to time for competitive sports activities.
R R
R R
16:17 07 Dec 18
Since 2011, our son and daughter have taken 10 courses each with RP4K at two different locations. The courses are very well designed and the instructors have all been wonderful. The admin team at RP4K are focused on ensuring clients have a positive experience and they always go the extra mile - they have been really good to us. Our kids have taken computer programming in school now and are miles ahead. Our experience with RP4K has been a full 5 stars over 7 years - we recommend RP4K very highly. Its simply one of the best things we've done for our children.
pema lai
pema lai
17:44 29 Jun 18
I would rate RP4K and Rob for 6412 stars if I could!!!!! I took a course of Visual Basic Pizza Bandit and it was perfect for a beginner like me. Rob was an excellent instructor. He made the instructions very clear. It was very fun!!! I will definitely join more courses in the coming months.
Chengdu China
Chengdu China
20:35 13 Jun 18
RP4K is very useful and helpful for my son to get in the University of Waterloo computer science program. My son learned C# and had a wonderful time in an educative environment. This course improved his creative thinking through the game he developed by encouraging him to add unique features.
Daniel DuPlessis
Daniel DuPlessis
01:02 31 May 18
We have two kids who have been on regular enrollment at R4PK for a few years now, so I think we are in a position to judge the effectiveness of the program.My twelve year old son is a strong programmer by now after moving through various languages (VB, C#, C++, Java) and has built enough of a foundation that enables him to pick up new languages (like Javascript) on his own quickly. My younger son is still working through the intermediate courses but has gotten a love for the visual design.My sense is that the program presented by RP4K is effective due to interesting projects (the games line up with what most kids like), small classes and excellent instructors.Both my wife and I are in technical fields and we could have attempted to teach our kids ourselves, but I think there are things that are just done better in a structured class setting.For our boys we prioritized the in-school term programs above the summer camps (although we do the odd summer camp too), although we know parents who do it the other way. But either way, to build strong programming skills, we believe that it is best to sustain this over multiple years and frequent (weekly) exposure. So there is value when taking this path to try and sustain it and see it as a multi-year investment.The tuition can be costly, but given the doors that it could open, I feel it is a sound investment.So I give this a 5 out of 5.
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