Distance Learning | Tutoring (in-person)

Distance Learning Assistance & STEM Classes start Tuesday, September 8 2020!

The staff at KidsKode has been working hard to adjust our teaching workshops and focus on helping parents navigate the new reality of Distance Learning. We have partnered with Studio 35 Theater in Clintonville & Grandview Theater in Grandview Heights to provide in-person, small group classes where parents can drop their kids off for 3-hour learning sessions. Full Day option also available.

KidsKode educational staff will guide your child through their online learning and also provide (optional) exciting hands-on STEM-related activities each day.

  • small group pods – maximum 15 students per group
  • guidance through curriculum from a KidsKode instructor
  • age appropriate STEM activities (K-2 / 3 - 5)
  • socialization, new friends, exciting activities
  • parent reports to help you gauge learning accomplishments
  • adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols

Instructors will follow each child's school district curriculum as provided. Devices are required (we have a limited supply of laptops and iPads that can be utilized for an additional fee). Children will need to bring a snack and water bottle (packed lunch for full day classes.)
Maximum capacity is 15 students per group. Enrollment is based on 1st come 1st serve. Masks or face shields and temperature checks will be required. Parent drop-off and pick-up will be outside/curbside.

Optional STEM Classes will be available for an additional $15 per class. These include: Lego WeDo Robotics, Lego Mindstorm Robotics, OzoBot Robotics, Rocketry, Fun Formulas (slime and such), Strong Structures (building & engineering). Each of these classes will occur once per week for 4 weeks. Free STEM activities will also be provided.

Our Team

Lara Foster

Executive Director

Lara has a B.A. in English and Communications from the Ohio State University.

Jason Alise

Curriculum Director

Jason obtained his Master's in Human Service Agency Management from Lindenwood University.

Wes Foster

Program Director

Wes has a B.A. in Organizational Communications from the Ohio State University and a Teaching Degree from Ohio Dominican College.

Theresa Koubek

KidsKode Instructor

Theresa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She is a certified teacher in grades K-6.

Caitlin Zelinski

Administration

Caitie has a B.S. in Nursing from Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

Ryan Vance

Technology Consultant

Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts/Film from Full Sail University.

About Vehicle For Change

Vehicle For Change is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that currently serves over 40,000 young people annually. We have been providing educational services to young people since 1999. We operate camps, outdoor education, STEM workshops, character education and school fundraisers. Our instructors are a professional group of educators dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people. Our mission is to teach principle-centered life and leadership skills and build those principles into the center of peoples lives and relationships with others. It is our strong belief that for young people to thrive academically and successfully transition into the global workplace of today (and tomorrow) they need to become more responsible, creative, and tolerant of differences. They need to increase their ability to think independently, learn how to set goals, take initiative, get along with others, and solve problems. Our teaching principles include:

  • To increase the student’s sense of personal confidence.
  • To increase mutual support and trust within a group.
  • To develop abilities, which contribute to decision-making and leadership skills.
  • To foster appreciation and respect for differences existing within the group.
  • To develop an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of real problem-solving.
  • To step out of their comfort zone and take appropriate risks to accomplish goals.