This WhiteHat Jr is a Mumbai based Edtech startup by Karan Bajaj that focuses on teaching coding to young kids.It is the online platform is made for children (ages 6 to 18) learn programming and are then encouraged to create games, animations and applications. Even the startup was launched in December 2018. Also as reported in 2019, the organisation engaged with 150,000 students and 3000 teachers with 10,000 classes per day.And In 2020, the organisation reported 400,000 students.
Even the startup works with a live 1:1 online teaching format and a thoroughly researched curriculum.And the subjects range from data structure, app and game development to machine learning and space. This serves as a grooming platform for aspiring young tech creators with innovative in-house programs like Silicon Valley Challenge and Fellow 15 Under 15.
Also the winners of Silicon Valley Challenge get an opportunity to visit Googleplex and interact with their engineers and to visit the Waymo facility to experience driverless cars and talk to their product managers. And with the Fellow 15 under 15 program, WhiteHat Jr helps the top 15 kids on the platform to incubate their own start-ups and provide a $15,000 fellowship to them.
It is first expanded to the US market, receiving over 20,000 paid subscribers. Also it has witnessed 100% month-on-month growth rate even during COVID-19 White Hat Jr induced global lockdown. Even In June, 2020, the company announced its plans for further expansion into new geographies including the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.The LinkedIn Top Startups 2019 and the top indian companies to work for look :
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Popular website of it is Websitewhitehatjr.com. It is basically an education tech company. It helps kids between build commercial-ready games, animations and apps online using the fundamentals of coding. White Hat Jr are also the company has developed its own original coding curriculum, which is centered on product creation and imparts its lessons via live, interactive online classes.
And is the highest paying teacher platform in India. Even the tutors are paid Rs. 275 per 60 minute class, thus earning a higher entry salary than doctors, engineers and lawyers. Hence you will earn even more incentives for punctuality and quality. As all classes are conducted live online so you fix your own schedule.
So we recommend applying only if you are available 4-8 p.m everyday and weekends to maximize your earnings.And the time of posting the below review on April 16th, I had no clue or expectations on White Hat Jr how the review would be considered. After 60k views and 200 upvotes and it is time for an update.
Now the question comes why the Review :
As I wrote it for the same reason anyone would write a review. It is for the reader to make an informed decision. Also my review was received positively as well as negatively. Even those who were positive White Hat Jr were kind enough to state that my review has helped them make an informed choice and those who gave negative feedback has stated that I’m doing marketing or WhiteHat Jr is sham or I’m not a real person.
The main Advice for Parents is that in the comments about the marketing strategy of WhiteHat. It is been noticed that it is fair to say that every organisation has the right to market their product they want to unless they are misleading. And also check if your kid is showing interest in the trail class and whether you liked how the format looks.
So do not try to expect your kid to make any money or your kid to become a coding vizard. Even coding takes time and this is the first step. Keep your expectations real. The feedback by many people is very good White Hat Jr as it is developing their child minds and is one of the best line for their future.
It is an Online learning platform that give 1:1 classes to kids.And they have 3 different type of courses that you can sign for. And one for 1 class which can ignored, other is for 48 classes and the the last one is for 144 classes. White Hat Jr Even the course fee is based on per class. 48 classes courses are more costly than 144 classes. And they also conduct these classes on their own Coding platform which, so far ,my kid has absolutely loved.
Now how these classes are conducted ?
Now you have to book the class in advance based on your preferred time slot. And if you want to change the time slot you can do so 24 hrs prior. Also it makes sense as you need to give teacher advance notice for them to schedule their day. Now what happens if it’s last min cancellation? I have no clue.
And now How is their platform? Also my initial impressions are that they are really good. And for the initial classes, which my daughter is still in, its completely image based. Even this means that the child doesn’t have to write the code but drag and drop the code that’s already written.And even this gives an easy entrance into coding world without having to worry about writing textual bases coding.
Also it can be a disadvantage if your child is already into text based coding.And the coding classes are more of game based with point system to encourage the kids to attempt. And I have not found any fault yet and hope I don’t find any in the near future.
Specifications Of Online ClassesNow what is their USP? And I guess it’s the 1:1 on coaching and an undivided attention the teacher is giving to 1 student. So for me, that’s a blessing. Even the classes can be moulded as per the child’s leaning potential.
Now do you need a high speed internet? But I do not have an idea as my internet plan is of high speed. Also I have read parents complaining the need for high speed internet. I recommend that you check during the trial class.And Is it mechanical teaching as one parent said ? But I don’t understand what the parent meant by it and did not find anything mechanical.
Also they follow a pattern during the course and ask the student to follow the steps. And it is the same as any school syllabus.So what as parents, we should understand is that whether your kid liked the session or not. As my daughter loved the trial session, and I liked their course structure, I decided to go ahead with the paid plan.
So do you get a certificate for attending the trail class?And there is nothing of value apart from igniting the passion of the student and of the parent. Also it is a neat sales trick, that’s all. I don’t see any harm. And they are doing business and the only question you need to ask if they are keen on delivering what they promised.
Be InformedDoes teachers have industry experience? There has been no enquiry done as my interest is on whether the teacher can teach or not.They do claim that kids have improved focus and stuff, I think it’s a by-product of their interest in the class.And this can happen even without a coding class.
If you put your kid to any activity they love, they will give their undue attention. It have them sit in front of a tab and watch an animation movie, they will pay undue attention.Hence at coding it develops logical and analytical skills because at the end, they need to know Maths to solve certain issues. And coding is about solving a challenge.
At last we would conclude by saying that coding doesn’t make your kid Einstein and they do not make them Bill Gates or Mark.