Traditional university classroom sizes range anywhere from 25-40 people, edging upwards of 50+ students in lecture halls. While these numbers seem to be the rule in universities and coding bootcamps alike, Rithm School has been proving itself to be the exception. Each classroom is capped at 16 students, with each student having access to one of their four instructors, equalling a 4:1 student to teacher ratio. With the extra attention given to succeed, this platform marries well with the fast paced grind of a boot camp. What are our top three reasons for choosing a smaller classroom setting?
There’s simply more bandwidth in a smaller class to pay attention to each and every student. While part of our curriculum is to teach you how to find answers yourselves, you will inevitably find yourself stuck (and that’s okay!) Instead of getting in line, or putting in a help request, getting the support you need is as easy as raising your hand. One of our instructors will walk you through your blocker with a 1 on 1 session and continually follow up to make sure the concept sticks.
Let’s be honest, it can be easy to lose pace within the curriculum of a bootcamp setting. If you find yourself spending too much time on a bug or a concept that just isn’t clicking, the 1:1 support will speed up your learning process. Instead of being lost for 45 minutes to an hour while waiting for help, those 45 minutes of saved time increments will add up to additional information being learned throughout your time spent with us. Smaller classroom settings are bar-none more efficient.
Your voice and contributions are important, and in a small classroom they have the opportunity to be heard. This point rings especially true for any of our students who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. These small classrooms are not dominated by any one background in particular, and foster inclusiveness. For example, our third graduating class was 60% women. Everyone is encouraged to take up space, speak out loud and be empowered to learn as much as they can.
Rithm School offers a full-time program and coding workshops in San Francisco, as well as free online courses. Visit https://www.rithmschool.com/ to learn more.