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About Us

Sam Meddin

Staff

 
Sam Meddin

SAM MEDDIN

Founder/Instructor

I am a 12th grader at B-CC High School in Bethesda, MD. In addition to enjoying the academics offered at B-CC, I'm also an active member of the following clubs/teams: debate, extemp, astronomy, and robotics. I am looking forward to leading the B-CC Robotics Team to compete at the national level, as we aim to improve upon our season last year where we placed in the top 10 in the state. In my free time, I enjoy coding, spending time with friends, and volunteering. 

Joseph Auerbach

JOSEPH AUERBACH

Scratch Instructor

I am a senior at B-CC High School in Bethesda, MD. At school, I enjoy my science and computer classes and playing in the school band. I love working with kids, and I help teach a class of second graders Hebrew in my free time. Outside of school, I like to hang out with my friends, play baseball, and play with my dogs.

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RACHEL FIELDS

Scratch Instructor

I am an 12th grader at Berlin-Brandenburg International School, Germany. This is my second year teaching at CCA and I am now teaching from overseas. At school, my favorite subjects are math, computer science, and physics. I also lead several environmental groups and host math competitions for female and non-binary students. In my free time, I participate in math competitions, hackathons, and swimming. 

Dylan Hoffman

DYLAN HOFFMAN

Scratch Instructor

Hi, I’m a 12th grader at B-CC High School in Bethesda, MD. I have always enjoyed working with kids and am looking forward to getting to meet all of you soon! For the past few years, I have been a tutor at the Somerset Elementary School Math Club where I help out those in 2nd and 3rd grade improve their math skills. I'm also an avid baseball fan and play on a B-CC Select team and am an assistant coach for a local middle school team. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, going for bike rides, playing baseball and other sports, and, of course, gaming!

Olivia Roark

OLIVIA ROARK

Python Instructor

I’m an alumna of B-CC High School in Bethesda, MD and current sophomore at Rice University in Texas. During my time at B-CC, I loved being a part of the cross country and track teams, the debate team, and Youth for Equity. I also enjoyed tutoring and volunteering at the KID Museum, an educational makerspace with an emphasis on coding. In my free time, I play guitar, read, and go on walks with my dog.

Our Approach

Based in the DC metro area, Capital Coding Academy offers small group and private lessons for elementary and middle school students to learn to code. Whether your budding computer scientist is brand new to coding, looking to transition from Scratch to Python, or even enhance Python skills they've already developed, we are here to help. Our goal is not only for students to learn, but for them to have fun. We find this approach keeps students engaged and wanting to learn more so they can develop projects of increasing complexity that are as much fun to play as they are to code. We accept students of all skill levels, even those for whom using a computer is a new experience!

Lessons are offered in a choice of approximately 25 or 55-minute intervals and are delivered using Zoom. Each session is fully interactive with a goal of being both fun and educational.