About Teacher Spotlight: The concept of “students first” is at the heart of everything we are and do at CodeWizardsHQ. We know students learn best when they interact with a talented teacher. We conscientiously hand-select the very best coding teachers, ultimately hiring only the top 2% of applicants. Every month, we go behind the scenes to tell you more about one of our amazing teachers. This month, we bring you Tyler Crocker!
Who/what inspired your career choice growing up?
My career choice was inspired by my hobby. I have always enjoyed playing video games and seeing great animations. I was always the creative one in my family so I think this was just a natural progression for me. As for teaching, I have no idea, still trying to figure out why I can’t get enough of it.
What has been the most rewarding part of working at CodeWizardsHQ?
The most rewarding part of working at CodeWizardsHQ is getting to see an inspired student at work. Our lessons each have pretty unique projects that resonate with different students. When a student makes a real effort and is proud of their work, being a part of the experience, however small, is a pretty great feeling.
What is your vision for the future of coding and kids?
I think the future for coding and kids is bright. It will continue to grow as kids are growing up more and more with technology, they will start learning how to create earlier and earlier.
When you aren’t working, what do you enjoy doing (hobbies)?
Outside of work, I do enjoy spending time relaxing at home playing on my Ukulele, baking, and playing video games. When I do leave my house, it’s usually to go see a movie or get some exercise at the local Rock Gym.
If you could have one teacher super-power, what would it be?
Many of my students get confused but don’t know how to explain what is confusing them. I would love the ability to always know exactly what is confusing for any student. With that, I would absolutely be a super teacher, able to teach everyone.
What do you think is the most important thing about working with a company that teaches coding to kids?
I think the important thing here is that even if a student decides programming isn’t for them, they still get some understanding of how it works. With the amount of technology affecting our lives, computer fluency is becoming a necessary skill.
At CodeWizardsHQ, our students are our top priority.
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