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Have you ever taught anyone to code?

Survey period: 1 Aug 2022 to 8 Aug 2022

"Teaching" can mean from start to finish, or simply just helping someone learning to code work through a coding issue (like helping with homework or being a support tutor)

OptionVotes% 
I teach coding (or used to teach) as my job517.59
I occassionally teach how to code11016.37
I have taught (or helped teach) coding30645.54
I've tried teaching659.67
No, never14020.83

Q2. And how did it go?

OptionVotes% 
Always excellent7310.86
Generally good28442.26
Mixed results18427.38
Generally not great537.89
Not good. Ever.7811.61



 
Generalworked as Team Leader at College, Taught Parttime Pin
rnbergren4-Aug-22 4:55
rnbergren4-Aug-22 4:55 
GeneralOnce Pin
jsc424-Aug-22 1:40
professionaljsc424-Aug-22 1:40 
GeneralNot coding ... Pin
Amarnath S2-Aug-22 21:15
professionalAmarnath S2-Aug-22 21:15 
GeneralBoth question have the same number of responses. Pin
James Curran2-Aug-22 6:54
James Curran2-Aug-22 6:54 
GeneralRe: Both question have the same number of responses. Pin
Tipton Tyler2-Aug-22 7:51
Tipton Tyler2-Aug-22 7:51 
GeneralRe: Both question have the same number of responses. Pin
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:28
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:28 
GeneralMentoring Pin
Gary Wheeler2-Aug-22 2:31
Gary Wheeler2-Aug-22 2:31 
GeneralNo never+excellent Pin
decaffeinatedMonkey2-Aug-22 3:14
decaffeinatedMonkey2-Aug-22 3:14 
GeneralRe: No never+excellent Pin
Mark Starr2-Aug-22 3:20
professionalMark Starr2-Aug-22 3:20 
GeneralTaught COBOL at college, eons ago Pin
DerekT-P2-Aug-22 0:26
professionalDerekT-P2-Aug-22 0:26 
Did a year of teaching COBOL at my local tech college, as an evening job (1993 I think). (Was working full time during the day too). Generally I enjoyed it, but there were two major problems (which were very specific to the college I was at)
1. Being in the days before video projectors, it involved a lot of writing on the whiteboard. We were supposed to use college-supplied pens, and they were lethal. Absolutely stank and the fumes got to the back of my throat. By the end of the evening I could barely talk and always had a sore throat the next day.
2. The admin seemed incapable of making a payment on time. For every hour I taught, I spent 15 minutes chasing up delayed or incorrect payments, or wrong tax codes, or missing payslips; they were just totally incompetent.

Out of a class of 15, I think a couple dropped out early on, but the rest all got their NVQs. Some students really struggled along the way, a couple consistently cheated, and about 3 were clearly suited to programming and, I hope, made a good career out of it.

Years later, when self-employed, I did a day a month supporting a local private school. The IT teacher had identified one lad who had a real yearning to code, and they were happy for me to do 1-to-1 tutoring over his lunchtime. (I never got a break but meant I could charge for the entire time). He was a natural and went on to start his own software company, developing apps in a niche market and seems to be doing pretty well.
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Beekeeping and honey site ... still nothing to do with IT

GeneralRe: Taught COBOL at college, eons ago Pin
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:36
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:36 
Generalwhere does teaching juniors fall in? Pin
maze32-Aug-22 0:09
professionalmaze32-Aug-22 0:09 
GeneralTutor at uni - Mixed Results Pin
kmoorevs1-Aug-22 7:24
kmoorevs1-Aug-22 7:24 
GeneralRe: Tutor at uni - Mixed Results Pin
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:46
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:46 
GeneralRe: Tutor at uni - Mixed Results Pin
Dan Neely4-Aug-22 4:43
Dan Neely4-Aug-22 4:43 
GeneralI tried, but the person didn't seem to really want help actually learning... Pin
Dan Neely1-Aug-22 6:53
Dan Neely1-Aug-22 6:53 
GeneralTaught her to code, but .... Pin
Jalapeno Bob1-Aug-22 5:42
professionalJalapeno Bob1-Aug-22 5:42 
GeneralRe: Taught her to code, but .... Pin
raddevus4-Aug-22 5:08
mvaraddevus4-Aug-22 5:08 
GeneralI would teach if it paid well Pin
snorkie1-Aug-22 3:27
professionalsnorkie1-Aug-22 3:27 
GeneralRe: I would teach if it paid well Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)1-Aug-22 19:52
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)1-Aug-22 19:52 
GeneralNot very good ... Pin
Richard MacCutchan1-Aug-22 3:11
mveRichard MacCutchan1-Aug-22 3:11 
GeneralI keep trying to get my techie wife to code. Pin
Ron Anders1-Aug-22 2:52
Ron Anders1-Aug-22 2:52 
GeneralI hesitate to say excellent Pin
honey the codewitch1-Aug-22 1:55
mvahoney the codewitch1-Aug-22 1:55 
GeneralBest way to learn a subject Pin
theoldfool1-Aug-22 1:24
professionaltheoldfool1-Aug-22 1:24 
GeneralRe: Best way to learn a subject Pin
Nelek1-Aug-22 12:01
protectorNelek1-Aug-22 12:01 

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