Jacob volunteers as a mentor in our Ruby on Rails course as well as in the Practicum that follows the classes.
Jacob is very attentive to our students and knows how to get the best out of them. Many students have benefited from his mentoring, and he is a valued part of CTD!
Jacob is very knowledgeable, patient and helpful mentor.Konstantin S, Ruby on Rails student
Jacob is an ideal educator. He helps push our students further by being supportive and inquisitive, encouraging students to reach beyond their comfort zones into more advanced material. Thank you, Jacob!Mary Alice Moore, CTD Class Coordinator
Jacob is so very patient. In the times that I’ve hit roadblocks, he’s never failed to help me figure my way out of whatever corner I’ve coded myself into. Line by line.Shy L, Ruby on Rails student
Kon started as a student in Code the Dream classes in 2020 and quickly completed all the material ahead of schedule. Even while in class, Kon worked to help his fellow students, organizing additional learning sessions.
After getting a job as a developer, Kon hopped right back into CTD as a mentor in multiple classes, where he goes above and beyond to support our students. Thank you, Kon!
Kon cares about each of his students as the unique individuals they are. He has a deep appreciation for the struggles in their lives that have brought them to their current place in life and is the best and loudest cheerleader helping them forward as they work to achieve their dreams. Kon, we appreciate you!Mary Alice Moore, Class Coordinator
Kon is amazing and motivating. He kept checking in with us and asking us what he could work on to be a better mentor. I really appreciate that!Jennifer T., Intro to Programming Student
Kon always tries to be encouraging and empathetic to everyone’s situation. Always positive and goes above and beyond. Also, his last name is delicious.Lawrence L., Ruby on Rails student
Kon is more than a mentor. He is a friend who stands on our side. He always responds promptly and I don’t feel uncomfortable asking his help and advice. Thank you Kon!Inara, Intro to Programming Student
I really enjoy the atmosphere of Kon’s mentor sessions. He is a hard worker and he is honest.Aster, Ruby on Rails Student
Diana’s students appreciate her enthusiasm and passion for coding and supporting new developers.
Not only has Diana mentored in multiple CTD classes, she has also taken the initiative to create Feelings Friday, a group for new student developers to explore the challenges of learning to code and of getting started in the tech industry. Thank you, Diana!
Diana is a versatile and all-encompassing mentor with a huge heart. Not only is she great at mentoring on everything from the fundamentals to the advanced concepts, she also makes sure the students are able to share their frustrations and joys of learning to code in a safe space. Thank you, Diana, for being such a great mentor and friend to us all!Mary Alice Moore, Class Coordinator
Diana has such authentic energy that she’s brought to her mentorship of our cohort. She is a thoughtful mentor and has given me detailed feedback on tricky code.She also spearheaded a critical part of this work: “Feelings Friday”, a dedicated time to talk about the human side of what we’re struggling with, and what’s giving us joy as we learn this whole new language of coding, and that means the world to me!Brendan O’Connor, Intro to Programming Student
Diana reflected on her experience with Code the Dream:
Not only does Code the Dream’s mission align with my values, I know what it’s like to go through a coding bootcamp!
It’s been great meeting so many driven people. Everyone at CTD, staff and volunteers alike, seems to care about the students almost to a fault. Every student has an admirable commitment to learn and make a big change in their life.
I’m so glad I’ve found a place where I can make a meaningful and immediate contribution!