Instructional Team


Suchir is currently a high school junior residing in Grand Rapids, MI. His teaching experience includes working at Kumon Learning Center as a math and reading tutor for the past 3 years. Although Python was Suchir’s first coding language, he now primarily uses Java, especially in the field of algorithmic competitive programing where he is a USACO Gold Division competitor. Suchir and Yuyuan have won numerous regional and state Science Olympiad awards as partners in Source Code, an event involving programming in Python.


As a USACO (USA Computing Olympiad) Gold level contestant and a Google Code-In finalist, Yuyuan believes that all students should have the opportunity and right to learn, provided that they are willing to work hard. Yuyuan has experience working with younger students as a former GRPL volunteer, and as a leading member of her school’s math club, she is experienced in leading discussions, especially in an academic context. Yuyuan is proficient in Python, Java, and C++, and is excited to work with everyone.


Brian is a freshman in high school who lives in Grand Rapids, MI. Brian loves drawing, playing piano, spending time with family, playing games, and especially programming. Brian has taught himself this basics of the Python language, and also taught himself HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. He enjoys using these skills to create interactive webpages. He does not have any teaching experience, however he has attended various summer camps with an emphasis on programming and game design. Brian considers coding his most defining hobby.

Organizational Team


Akansha Das, a current junior at Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, MI, enjoys playing the piano, traveling around the country, and being part of her debate and forensics team during her free time. As a vice-president of a health-sciences club at her school, she has experience with organizing group meetings and logistical tasks. As she has been working at Kumon, a tutoring center for math and reading for kids, for over a year now, she is excited to see children in the community getting immersed in the sciences from a young age.


Andy is a high school junior in Grand Rapids, MI. Besides loving to read, play the violin, and travel, Andy also enjoys volunteering in his community. His experience with organization stems from leadership positions in clubs/organizations at school and in his volunteering. Besides elementary school summer camps using Scratch, Andy has also spent the past couple summers teaching himself Python, and is very excited to help students learn and discover coding this summer.


A current junior of Forest Hills Central High in Grand Rapids, MI. Tony spends a large amount of his time on the computer, while being a fellow learner of code, he spends most of his time on a PC working around google and other apps the web has to offer. Tony also spends time outdoors and volunteers in his community a considerable amount. Whether it is at the local public library, the local parks, or the nature centers in the area; he loves getting smiles just for doing work to benefit his community.