LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — School starts in just one week and for some parents, the idea of their kids learning from home can be overwhelming. The good news is help is available. 13 Action News Anchor Tricia Kean tells you about a local company offering mom and dad some special support.
TRAINED WITH COMPUTERS
"That's definitely what we're here for. We've been trained with computers," says Diego, a Sensei at Code Ninjas.
High school tutors, college honor students, and accredited licensed teachers are standing by at Code Ninjas. The center's two valley locations are typically teaching kids about computer programming.
But now they're launching a new service, offering supervision and instruction for 3rd to 8th graders who will be learning remotely this fall.
"We have at most, a 5 to 1 ratio for the program. We will never go above 6 to 1," says Centennial Hills Owner and Operator, Craig Barishman.
TECHNOLOGY ALREADY HERE
He says his Senseis are proficient in English, math, and general academic curriculum. Students can be monitored remotely or parents can bring their kids in.
"And we have the technology already here to teach coding and programming. So you don't have to bring a Chromebook," says Barishman.
They also have special safety measures: requiring everyone to wear a mask, hand sanitation stations are set up and desks set apart for social distancing.
CATCH THEM ALL THE TIME
Diego says they're also used to handling students who might be tempted to ditch their lessons and play video games instead.
"We definitely have kids like that and we just put them up front. We can see all their computers and we catch them all the time," says Diego.