Welcome to Mentive
Mentive and edX partnered to create a whole new online learning experience – top quality courses with live, online, small-group classes, led by expert mentors.
This is how it works:

Watch each week’s recorded lectures on edX

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Discuss the week’s topics with your mentor and classmates on Mentive

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Gain access to live small-group meetings with an experienced software engineer, exclusive additional learning materials and a private discussion board – all designed to enhance your learning experience.
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The Complete Web Developer Bootcamp. Zero to Web Developer in 6 Weeks!
Mentive live classes for
Introduction to Computer Science
A Harvard course offered on edX
Welcome to a new online learning experience
Course 1
13 Live Classes

that follow closely the course content

Course 2
Expert Mentors

who answer your questions and lead live classes

Course 3
Small Groups

of up to 20 students, to maximize personal attention

Course 4
Affordable Tuition

Quality learning accessible to anyone

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Our students are 12x more likely to achieve their goals

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Attend the first two meetings, and if you don’t absolutely love it, simply let us know. We’ll gladly fix the problem or issue a 100% refund. No questions asked.
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  • Meet the Mentors
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    Adail Retamal
    (Classes in Portuguese)
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    Adail Retamal
    A Learner by curiosity and a teacher by passion. Adail has 30+ years of programming and management consultant experience, in diverse technologies, industries and types of projects. Currently Operations Officer, TOC/CCPM Agile Expert.
    Thank you for bringing this into the world!
    - Jeff T.
    Class Details

    Mentive classes take place once a week in a virtual online classroom, and follow a curriculum tailored to supplement the course topics with real-life examples, exercises and challenges. We also threw in two exclusive sessions to expand on industry best practices and applications of the concepts learned.

    Our experienced mentors often customize parts of the content to suit your specific group’s needs.

    • Week 1
      Free bonus
      First week of class! Meet your group, and make sure you're comfortable with the "Week 0" material in the course—representing information digitally and an informal introduction to the Scratch programming environment.
    • Week 2
      Linux command line survival skills, Hello World in C, writing and running C programs in the Cloud9 IDE
    • Week 3
      Writing C functions, using C libraries
    • Week 4
      Multi-file programs, intro to the Make tool
    • Week 5
      File I/O, parsing binary data structures, hexadecimal numbers
    • Week 6
      Memory & pointers; other data structures—linked lists, stacks & queues, binary trees, compression trees, retrieval trees ("tries"), hash tables
    • Week 7
      More on Make and custom data structures; performance tuning
    • Week 8
      Intro to HTTP, HTML, CSS; network socket programming; a simple Web server
    • Week 9
      Intro to PHP & SQL
    • Week 10
      Intro to JavaScript, JSON, and AJAX; making a simple mashup using JavaScript APIs and libraries
    • Week 11
      Internet security and Wifi sniffing
    • Week 12
      Search; Minimax and searching in games; where to go next
    • Week 13
      Free bonus
      What’s next? See what you can build with your new skills and identify your next challenge
    Why learn in small groups?
    Learning online should not mean learning alone. Just like in high-school or college, collaborating with classmates and participating in class discussions of the course content are a fundamental part of learning. By taking the course with a small group of classmates, students benefit from the experience and perspectives of their fellow students, as well as from the guidance of a mentor.
    How can Mentive’s live classes be so affordable?
    The best learning experience can only be achieved with a great platform, carefully crafted course materials, and the best mentors. We never compromise on any of those. By teaching in small groups, we are able to share the costs of running each class among several students, resulting in a very low tuition fee per student.
    Why is Mentive supporting this course?
    Mentive supports only the most rigorous online courses, for which live interactions with classmates and an experienced mentor would add the highest value for students. Our academic team, led by UC Berkeley Professor Armando Fox, builds a custom curriculum for each course, specifically designed to maximize our students’ chances of passing the course and achieving their learning goals.
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    Questions about our mentors or the courses we support? Check our FAQ page