I mentored an amazing 8th grade student from January to May. Magic is such a well-organized group, which provides significant assistance to mentors via monthly meetings and a supportive network of mentors. My mentee and I were both interested in biology and genetics, so we chose projects in those fields. We decided on a set of projects that aligned with my mentees other interests too, focusing on the theme of super bugs. After some background research, my mentee drove the project by designing a grade level experiment to see how many people could be infected by an imaginary bacteria AND filmed and produced a public service announcement on the topic. Great experience!
I am from the program Magic and I worked with Priscilla Pham which is the Co-founder of Math Papa. With Priscilla I worked to make a Pet website. Whenever I didn't understand something she would always reference the concept to something else that was more in my vocabulary. Priscilla is very nice and she is a brilliant coder. Without Priscilla I wouldn't have been able to do it.
I think MAGIC is a great program for the youth go want to get involved with STEM related activities and it's an opportunity for them to expand their knowledge and skills in that area. I'm glad that I was able to be part of MAGIC because they offer you help that you need to take advantage of in order to gain as much new knowledge as possible. It's great that they can recruit mentors to be that source of help for the children who are part of that program and I was lucky enough to get an extremely caring and helpful mentor, Ellen Blaine. Overall, I had a great time joining MAGIC and I would recommend it to others.
I have loved my experience with MAGIC! My mentor, Akhila, was the most wonderful and patient teacher I could ask for. She taught me how to code in Python, and was at my side throughout the entire project. I know that she was very busy, and I am so grateful for the time that she took out of her schedule to help me. Overall, I have had an incredible experience and would highly recommend MAGIC to anyone who is interested in learning more about the STEM field!
I did MAGIC in seventh grade, and it was an amazing experience! My mentor Smriti was so kind and helpful, and I'm so glad I got to work with her. She helped me through the entire project, and taught me Swift in less than a year. Overall, MAGIC was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend it to everyone!
My 8th grade daughter joined the MAGIC program this past spring. Her mentor Ira who is a woman engineer at Google. Ira was a wonderful and dedicated mentor. Despite her busy schedule, she made herself available to answer my daughter’s questions. She replied emails in a timely manner and she sometimes sent out emails in midnight. Ira even spent extra time to help my daughter ensuring she could finish her project on time. She invited my daughter to her house to help debugging the program when my daughter got stuck. Ira not only taught my daughter programming skill, but most importantly, she has also made herself a role model for my daughter.
There is a final presentation at the end of each term. On the day of presentation, MAGIC organized the girls to tour the Google campus and invited the girls having a lunch there. That was a fun day for the girls. The presentations were incredibly successful. It was amazed to see so much progress they had achieved. I certainly recommend the MAGIC program! We appreciate everyone at MAGIC for providing such a wonderful program to young girls who are willing to learn more about STEM.
My daughter had great experience being part of Magic mentoring program! Her mentor, Becky, is incredibly talented and passionately worked with Sruthi! She introduced Python and taught her how to create games using Python. My daughter always eagerly waited for their weekly session and truly enjoyed working with Becky, Thanks a lot to Magic for providing such great opportunity!
It was an exciting experience to see the MAGIC in my daughter's growth and her sense of empowerment. These experiences served as a foundation into Computer Science and into a world of possibilities. The Magic program brought together the ability to solve complex problems using a programmatic approach.
Namitha Benjamin, my daughter's mentor, is an extremely intelligent woman that was her coach and friend. Namitha is patient, caring, and very dedicated to helping students evolve in their full potential.
I highly recommend Magic, and Namitha, to new students that are interested in learning about computer science. There is no challenge this wonderful program can't help solve for motivated students.
Our 7th grade daughter was a Magic mentee last year. Her mentor Smriti who is a student at MIT, was a spectacular mentor. Our daughter would look forward to their weekly Skype sessions. The interactions were always very thoughtful and positive. Smriti made our daughter feel confident in her abilities and explained complex ideas in such a way that our daughter never felt intimidated, but was actually excited to learn. Smriti made learning Xcode fun for a 12 year old. How cool is that? We are hoping that the girls will stay in touch and that Smriti will remain her mentor for a long time to come. We are thankful to Magic for providing such an amazing role model for our daughter.