Last Call: Computer Programming & Video Game Design Courses for High School Students

by NYC Firm Schools on September 24, 2011

Tutorspree, a New York based start-up that helps parents find high quality tutors in their area, is holding two after school programs for high school students on the Upper West Side:

  • Intro to Video Game Design: Create the Next Angry Birds!
  • Intro to Computer Programming: Is your child the next Mark Zuckerberg?

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Intro to Video Game Design: Create the Next Angry Birds!
Enter with no experience and leave with the ability to create fun and challenging games for a Mac, PC, web browser, or iPhone!

Over 8 weeks students will explore video game design theory, become experts at game logic and programming concepts, and create multiple Flash-based games that you can put on the web for your friends to play.

When: Tuesdays October 4th-November 22nd from 6:45-7:45pm
Where: West Side Institutional Synagogue, 120 West 76th Street New York, NY 10024
Fee: $500/student for 8 classes.
Registration: http://videogamedesign.eventbrite.com/
Additional Discount- To receive a 15% discount code, please contact us at the NYC Firm Schools Blog.

About the Teacher
Mike Fischthal has been a video game designer for 6 years. Formerly a Senior Game Designer at Nickelodeon, he now works as the Senior Interactive Producer at PlayScience, creating educational and entertaining content for Kids & Families. For the last two years he has been teaching kids of all ages how to make their own games, holding classes in his free time during the school year and at camps over the summers.

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Intro to Computer Programming: Is your child the next Mark Zuckerberg?
Ever wonder how Mark Zuckerberg built Facebook or how your favorite websites are created? If your child likes to be challenged and is curious about computer programming, this is the perfect class.

In this 8 week after-school class students will learn the fundamentals of programming in Python – one of the most popular languages currently in use on the web.

There are no prerequisites for this course. No knowledge of any other computer language is assumed.

When: Tuesdays October 4th-November 22nd from 5:00-6:30pm
Where: West Side Institutional Synagogue, 120 West 76th Street New York, NY 10024
Fee: $500/student for 8 classes.
Registration: http://introtopython.eventbrite.com/
Additional Discount- To receive a 15% discount code, please contact us at the NYC Firm Schools Blog.

About the Teacher
Gary Rubinstein is a teacher, author, Teach for America alum, Math for America fellow, and a former computer programmer.

He has taught math and computer science at Stuyvesant High School for the past 8 years. Prior to that, he taught computer science at the University Of Colorado, and was a software engineer for Cirrus Logic and also for Quark.

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About Tutorspree:
Featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Businessweek, and Wired, Tutorspree is a community of teachers, professors, Masters of Education graduates, and test prep tutor available for in-person, one-on-one tutoring. Parents can read reviews, compare tutors based on price and location, and book in-person lessons directly through the website.

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