NEW! Small Group Coding Classes

Learn to Code with an Expert!

Explore new classes in Game Design, Creative Coding, Minecraft Modding, Python and more! Classes meet over Zoom.

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Live Coding Classes on Tynker

How it works

  • Just pick a class in Game Design, Minecraft Modding, or any of our other classes and enroll in a session.
  • You'll meet online after school once a week for 8 straight weeks.
  • Classes are limited to 6 students or less.

100% guaranteed! Get a full refund before the start of the 2nd class if you're not satisfied. Tynker will notify all parents of any class or schedule change. A paid Tynker plan isn't required to participate.

Winter Coding Class Schedule

Intro to Minecraft Modding

Online | Beginner | Ages 8+

60 min.
8 Weeks
Web
$280
$35 per class

Mod your own world! Host your own private Java Minecraft server where you design minigames, modify mob behaviours, and construct builds using the Tynker block coding interface. Minecraft Java Edition on Mac/PC is required for participation in Tynker Minecraft classes.

Starts Day of Week Time
03/05/21 Fridays 06:30 PM (ET) 3 spots left
03/20/21 Saturdays 01:00 PM (ET) Full
03/20/21 Saturdays 04:00 PM (ET) 4 spots left
04/06/21 Tuesdays 06:30 PM (ET) Spots open

Intro to Game Design

Online | Beginner | Ages 7+

60 min.
8 Weeks
Web
$280
$35 per class

Perfect for ages 7+, beginners to intermediate coders and kids who love video games! Build 8 games, one per week including racing, arcade, physics, and much more!

Starts Day of Week Time
03/06/21 Saturdays 03:00 PM (ET) 3 spots left
03/14/21 Sundays 01:00 PM (ET) 4 spots left
03/25/21 Thursdays 06:30 PM (ET) Spots open
04/06/21 Tuesdays 04:30 PM (ET) Few spots open

Intro to Creative Coding

Online | Beginner | Ages 7+

60 min.
8 Weeks
Web
$280
$35 per class

Perfect for beginning coders! Students will discover coding through art, music and math as they build animations, interactive stories, music videos, augmented reality games, and more.

Starts Day of Week Time
03/07/21 Sundays 12:00 PM (ET) 4 spots left
03/10/21 Wednesdays 03:00 PM (ET) 4 spots left

Intro to Programming

Online | Beginner | Ages 7+

60 min.
8 Weeks
Web
$280
$35 per class

Perfect for ages 7+ and beginning coders! Students learn basic coding concepts and build a wide variety of simple programs to help Professor Ada battle the evil Dr. Glitch.

Topics Covered: Sequencing, repetition, events, conditional logic, animation, pen drawing, drawing shapes and patterns, playing musical notes, sending and receiving messages, handling user input, and color detection.

Starts Day of Week Time
04/17/21 Saturdays 04:00 PM (ET) 3 spots left

Intro to Minecraft Game Design

Online | Beginner | Ages 10+

60 min.
8 Weeks
Web
$280
$35 per class

Host and invite friends to play custom games on your own private server! Students will learn to build Minecraft games such as Capture the Flag, Slimeball Soccer, and Tower Defense using the Tynker block coding interface. Minecraft Java Edition on Mac/PC is required for participation in Tynker Minecraft classes.

Starts Day of Week Time
03/14/21 Sundays 02:00 PM (ET) 1 spot left

Python Game Design

Online | Beginner | Ages 12+

60 min.
8 Weeks
Web
$280
$35 per class

Browser-based Python games! Students learn Python syntax, variables, functions, turtle graphics, and conditional logic and build classic games like Connect 4, Tetris, Snake and Frogga.

Topics Covered: Python syntax, sequencing, repetition, conditional logic, nested loops, automation, pattern recognition, simple motion, keyboard and mouse events, pen drawing, operators, expressions, variables, Turtle graphics, using arrays and objects to store structured data.

Starts Day of Week Time
03/08/21 Mondays 06:30 PM (ET) Full
03/22/21 Mondays 05:00 PM (ET) Spots open
03/23/21 Tuesdays 06:30 PM (ET) Full
04/09/21 Fridays 04:30 PM (ET) Spots open
04/13/21 Tuesdays 05:00 PM (ET) Spots open

Mod Design Studio 1

Online | Intermediate | Ages 8+

60 min.
8 Weeks
Web
$280
$35 per class

Learn to mod Minecraft with Tynker! Build 25 unique mods to host on your own private server. Minecraft Java Edition on Mac/PC is required for participation in Tynker Minecraft classes.

Starts Day of Week Time
03/29/21 Mondays 05:00 PM (ET) 4 spots left

Game Design Studio 1

Online | Intermediate | Ages 7+

60 min.
8 Weeks
Web
$280
$35 per class

Learn to make games fun to play! Students build 2D game worlds, design animated heroes and villains, program game controls and motion, add music, and program game logic.

Starts Day of Week Time
03/10/21 Wednesdays 06:30 PM (ET) Few spots open
03/17/21 Wednesdays 04:30 PM (ET) 4 spots left
04/03/21 Saturdays 01:00 PM (ET) Few spots open

Creative Coding Studio

Online | Intermediate | Ages 7+

60 min.
8 Weeks
Web
$280
$35 per class

Students create interactive greetings, experiment with sounds and musical notes, make their own comics, design animated characters, generate math art, and build level-based games.

Starts Day of Week Time
03/13/21 Saturdays 06:30 PM (ET) 4 spots left
03/29/21 Mondays 06:30 PM (ET) Spots open
04/01/21 Thursdays 03:00 PM (ET) Spots open

Programming Studio 1

Online | Intermediate | Ages 7+

60 min.
8 Weeks
Web
$280
$35 per class

Students build Snowball Siege, Star Runner, and other intermediate-level games using concepts such as layering, Actor visibility, motion, line drawing, math art, and sprite collisions.

Topics Covered: More complex animation sequences combined with motion, game design basics, built-in animation commands, advanced keyboard and mouse control, sending and receiving messages, Actor layering, advanced events, math operators, and functions.

Starts Day of Week Time
03/11/21 Thursdays 06:30 PM (ET) Few spots open
03/25/21 Thursdays 05:00 PM (ET) Spots open

Minecraft Game Design Studio 1

Online | Intermediate | Ages 10+

60 min.
8 Weeks
Web
$280
$35 per class

Advance to creating more complex multiplayer games like Spleef, Paintball, Save the Pig, and more in Minecraft using the Tynker block coding interface. Minecraft Java Edition on Mac/PC is required for participation in Tynker Minecraft classes..
Recommended after Intro to Minecraft Modding, Intro to Minecraft Game Design, or Mod Design Studio 1.

Starts Day of Week Time
03/16/21 Tuesdays 05:00 PM (ET) Few spots open


“The Tynker Live Classes were great. The small group and high level of instructor interaction provided the friendly support and guidance my child needed to learn and have fun while doing it. In a time where so much of her instruction is online and she’s kind of “screened out”, she truly looked forward to Tynker time and insisted on signing up for additional sessions. It was truly a highlight of her week.”

Teri Cantor, Parent

“Since our children are going to be spending much of their time on computers in the future, it is a great idea for them to learn the basics of coding, even if it is just for appreciation. Tynker Live Classes was a great way to introduce the basics in a fun, interesting and socially interactive way! We loved it!”

Alexandria Zant, Parent

Frequently asked questions

  • Why should kids learn how to code?

    At Tynker, we know that coding is quickly becoming a universal second language, a 21st century life skill that every kid should have in their toolbelt going forward — one that can propel them to becoming part of the next generation of innovators.

    Kids and teens can learn how to code at any age or skill level. Coding is an incredibly creative tool that gets kids dreaming—and doing! Kids who code learn to solve problems, think critically, and see projects through to completion.

    Coders think big, like saving the neighborhood, the environment, and, yes, lives! The ability to code is a "great equalizer" and with it the power to change not just your child’s future but the world’s too.

  • What is Tynker?

    Tynker is the #1 online and mobile coding platform in the world for kids and teens. Over 60 million kids have learned the basics of coding through Tynker and become makers, developing apps, building games, programming robots and drones, modding Minecraft, and much more.

  • Why Tynker?

    Tynker is a powerful visual programming language for kids in which they begin by snapping together code blocks to create programs, gradually understanding the actual code behind these blocks, and how they directly translate to real-world text programming languages like JavaScript and Python.

    Learning to code using traditional methods can be frustrating and challenging for kids. However, Tynker empowers creativity with code. Our revolutionary self-study platform makes it fun to learn how to code, with drag-and-drop visual coding, a game-based story-driven approach, and interactive tutorials.

    We also offer a built-in tutor to guide kids through hands-on learning, interactive explanations, and how-to video guides to promote progression through courses and activities. And, with our mobile apps, kids can take Tynker on the go, making Tynker positive screen time for children of all ages and experience levels.

  • What are Tynker live classes?

    Classes held online using Tynker courses with a live instructor. Tynker Teachers are highly trained experts, and classes feature no more than 4 to 6 students to ensure the lesson is personalized to each student.

  • What makes Tynker live classes different?

    Tynker Teachers are highly trained and from great schools, with years of teaching and coding experience.

  • How are the live classes delivered?

    Classes are held online through Zoom, so all that’s needed is access to the Internet and a web browser. A Tynker plan (free or paid) is required to access the Tynker Live Classroom.

    Some courses will require other software, such as Minecraft Game Design, which requires Minecraft Java Edition. Please check the course descriptions for any requirements.

  • What is the cost of Tynker live classes?

    Costs do vary and will be subject to change. Most courses run weekly over 8 weeks and the total cost is $280 (or $35 per class.) There are some courses that take place over a shorter period of time, so check dates and times on the enrollment site.

  • What is the cancellation policy for live classes?

    Securing your child’s place in class requires payment upfront, but we offer a 100% guarantee for a full refund prior to the start of the second class.

  • What courses do you recommend for my child?

    We have courses for all interests: art, game design, Minecraft, text coding, and so much more. Read the description, age range, and level on the enrollment page before selecting a class.

    Talk to your child about their interests. If you’re not sure, then email liveclass@tynker.com.

  • What if my child already has coding experience?

    We have beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes. You can select the appropriate class for your child’s level. If you’re not sure, then email liveclass@tynker.com.

  • You have coding classes for kids — do you also have coding classes for teens?

    Yes, we have classes for all age groups. Please check the age recommendation on the enrollment page.

  • Can you make an age exception?

    Yes, if your child has experience in a particular coding topic and can participate with older children, we can make an age exception on a case-by-case basis.

  • Do I get free live classes with a Tynker paid plan?

    No, Tynker live classes are a separate program and don’t come with a Tynker independent learning paid plan.

  • I already registered. Can I make changes?

    Yes, if you want to change classes up to the beginning of the second class that’s totally fine, just email liveclass@tynker.com.

  • Do you offer private coding Tutors, private coding or classes?

    Yes, we have private lessons. Please email liveclass@tynker.com.

  • What is the difference between a coding coach and a coding tutor?

    Our coding coaches are a lot like coding tutors, but they do even more. Our coding coaches recommend new lessons and courses, guide progression through Tynker, and are available for any question or issue. Coaches will accelerate your child's coding skills, in addition to tutoring them through issues.

  • Do you have coding after-school programs or coding classes after school?

    Yes, we have a number of coding courses after school. Coding after-school programs include introduction, intermediate and advanced courses in Minecraft, creative coding, game design, text coding and more.

  • Do you have coding summer camps or summer coding tutoring programs?

    We know kids and parents want to make sure coding skills don’t diminish just because class is no longer insession. That’s why we offer daily coding courses throughout the summer for kids and teens of all ages and skill levels.