Coding Mentor

cape town


2 years experience

Job description:

In this role, you will be providing code review and coding education to thousands of students from around the world. You will support our learners by helping solve their queries, guiding them on their course content and coding projects, and giving quality feedback on students’ code on a daily basis.

As a HyperionDev Coding Mentor, a typical day would include some or all of the following:

  • Reviewing code submitted by students and providing them comprehensive feedback in line with our world-class code review process;
  • Having 1:1 calls with your students to help them through tricky problems and keep them motivated;
  • Training on advanced level curriculum and new technology stacks introduced in each of our bootcamps
  • Providing rapid and high quality mentorship support to students via live chat, email, online tutorial sessions, and online 1:1 support calls;
  • Overseeing the progress, performance, and journey of your students on a monthly basis through one of our online coding bootcamp tracks (Web Development, Data Science, or Software Engineering);
  • Preparing and delivering regular online tutorials sessions to cement specific topics identified as challenging by students and other mentors;
  • Identifying and implementing new strategies for improving student completion rates and retention;
  • Reviewing and updating course content and teaching methods;
  • Assisting the Head of Education in new strategies for improving the pedagogical processes of our online coding bootcamps to improve student completion rates and retention;
  • Assisting the Placements team in ensuring course content and teaching methods remain highly aligned to the needs of our hiring partners to ensure high student job placement rates;
  • Managing the HyperionDev Students community;
  • Monitoring and encouraging activity on the Forum and Discord channel;
  • Adding relevant task material and resources to the Student Guidance Board and keeping it up to date inline with new shipped content at all time; and
  • Trading notes (and memes) on all things tech in our Discord group.



  • Degree/Diploma/Bootcamp, or relevant experience, in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or a related field (informally acquired skills welcome too!) 
  • 6 months to 1+ years of programming experience or teaching experience in a core programming language such as Java, Python, JavaScript, C#, or C++
  • Teaching or tutoring experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fast learner with a willingness to learn new stacks and technologies
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Patience and empathy for your learners
  • A problem-solving and positive attitude
  • Ability to craft and maintain student spreadsheets and collate student data
  • Start-up mentality and the desire to see your students succeed
  • An interest in the future of education and online learning
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills


  • 2+ years of programming experience or teaching experience in a core programming language such as Java, Python, JavaScript, C#, or C++
  • Experience designing and developing interactive learning experiences
  • Experience working with online students or delivering remote support
  • Active involvement in local and international tech communities
  • Mastery in one or more of Python, Java, JavaScript (MERN stack), Data Science, Machine Learning,  iOS/Android development

About company:

CoGrammar is an edtech startup that is dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap. We achieve this by integrating human mentorship and code review into the world's leading tech education brands. CoGrammar has also built and scaled its own coding education product - HyperionDev - which supports learners from over 40 countries in changing into fulfilling tech careers. HyperionDev rebranded to CoGrammar in August 2018.CoGrammar is recognised as one of the top edtech startups in Europe, Middle East, and Africa and in 2016 won first prize in Facebook's Innovation Challenge, gaining financial backing from both Facebook and Google. CoGrammar was originally launched from the University of Cambridge by Computer Science graduates and our senior leadership comprises of world-leading talent out of places such as Google, Amazon, Groupon, and 2U. We're a people-first company with a purpose that underlines everything we do. We're obsessed with the potential in people and challenge them to do their best work. We embrace a culture of growth and learning to deliver on our vision and ours is a relentless quest for improvement.

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