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How do you deal with students in the same cohort with different skill levels ?

All of our students come from a wide range of prior experience; technical and nontechnical. We see this as an advantage. It means you’ll have lots of opportunities to swap between helping someone understand something, and asking someone for help. Each project assigned is broken down into two segments 1) Mandatory 2) Advanced/Optional.

The goal is for ALL students to get through the mandatory. If a student gets done with the mandatory tasks before their peers, they are expected to reach out to their peers and offer support to get through the mandatory tasks.  Once that is done, the cohort can get started on the advanced tasks.

It is often the case that students will be more confident in some areas of the curriculum and less with others. The areas of confidence can be different for each student, so each student has the opportunity to be a student and a teacher throughout their time at Holberton.