Our Oct Newsletter

Our Oct Newsletter

Introduce our new CCC course – a new goal for CS801 course

What is the Canadian Computing Competition (CCC)?

  • Annual programming competition for secondary school students in Canada
  • Organized by the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing at the University of Waterloo
  • Two levels of problems presented, Junior and Senior.
  • Stage 1: CCC (25%) -> Stage 2: CCO (20 from Senior) -> IOI (5)
  • Java, C, C++ and Pascal
  • Algorithmic in nature, designed to test a student’s ability to design and code algorithms rather than their knowledge of APIs or language-specific features.
  • The contests are also open to students from Hong Kong (since 2005) and Beijing (since 2007)

Why do we recommend your kids to participate in CCC?

As you know, our UTG program has tons of fun and the concept is to learn by playing. We have turned the learning journey from boring programming to a gamified experience for our younger students who would build a solid foundation with us. However, when we start to introduce the real Computer Science course like CS701,702 for our senior students who will start to realize the difficulty of the learning curve and short of motivation. Parents might also ask us a question about how do they know their kids got better computational thinking skills. To solve all these questions, we believe the CCC could be a great path and offer our students an opportunity to experience the honor of what they have accomplished!

  • CCC recognizes top-performing students (top 25%), so high marks and certificates will be an asset for your admission into University, esp. the School of Computer Science or Engineering.
  • Good opportunity to learn more about CS through the contest!
  • Learn more advanced mathematics and logic too!
  • Motivation to self-regulate and foster good learning behavior 🙂

What can we offer to your kid?

  • CCC-focused courses and assignments (fall, spring and summer), 2-hour course per week. We will customize the CCC preparation path for you kids and summarize tips and tricks for problem-solving
  • Professional instructors: CS-majored instructors who graduated from UBC and SFU with bachelor, master, or Ph.D. degrees.
  • Practices: CCC sample questions, more advanced algorithms, and individual help.

Our CCC prep course schedule (CS 801)

Start from Oct 19 or 20.  Every Saturday 3:20 – 5: 20 pm  or Sunday 11:30 – 1:30 am

13 courses, 2 hours / course

Condensed Semester

Richmond:

Saturday

9:10 – 10:10 am;  2 classes;

10:20 – 11:20 am 1 class;

11:30 am – 12:30 pm 1 class;

1:00 – 2:00 pm 1 class;

Burnaby

3:20 – 4:20 pm

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Trial Class Sign-up Here:

https://forms.gle/VQPt9PKN7tkT2CwK7

Coding

Burnaby

Richmond

Oct 5 Sat 3:20 – 4:20 pm

Oct 12 Sat 10:30 – 11:30 am

Digital Art:

Richmond

Oct 5, 12,19 and 26  

2:00 – 3:00 pm Richmomnd

Halloween Booth

We will attend the Halloween Party hosted by 365 Fundays to show and tell our student-made games. Players who get the top ranking will win our prizes.

If you want us to show off your kids made game, please contact us via email: aberdeenprincipal@underthegui.com

The game must be digital, playable and have score system to indicate the result.

Date:

2019 Oct 26 6:30 – 9:30 pm

365 Fundays

120 – 3810 Jacombs Rd, Richmond

Our On-Going Class

Our happy students

Just a reminder: we also have a student forum, these forums are intended for communications between teachers and students offline. Teachers will post materials learned in class into the forum after every class. Our students and parents are welcome to read and review what they have learned, and they can also post questions if they have any.

Forum Website Access:

Burnaby Location: southburnaby.underthegui.com/forum

Richmond Location: aberdeen.underthegui.com/forum

Please click show by month on the top-right hand corner and select your class for the specific date.

Spotlight Story

UTG jointly run a Summer Camp this year with IBM at Toronto this year, check the video below to learn more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOXxukPNZWQ