USACO Bronze – Summer 2020

Total # of Lessons:  14
06/09/2020 – 07/23/2020
Tue/Thu 2:00 -3:45 pm
Registration Fee: $50 (Due at registration)
Remaining tuition: $1390 (Due upon invoice)

Description

We offer year round USACO Bronze (USA Computing Olympiad) training classes at students’ appropriate levels. USACO is the most prestigious pre-college Computer Science competition in the states. For more information on USACO: http://www.usaco.org.

What is different about our curriculum?

Our entire USACO curriculums of all levels are 100% proprietary and built in-house, and can be found at no other place.

We spent countless hours analyzing all contest problems in all recent years and levels, performed extensive and meticulous data analysis to derive the list of skills/algorithms and data structures students need to learn for each specific levels – no more and no less, and then select the best problem sets for each topic.  We develop the curriculum with only one goal in mind that is the success for the students in their contest, therefore the curriculum of each level includes ALL topics that they need to know for each specific level, this way students stay focused and targeted, and will succeed in the most efficiently and targeted manner.

This course covers THE ENTIRE set of techniques that students need to learn to pass the USACO Bronze contest. Compared to many other USACO curriculum, you spend LESS TIME, LESS TUITION, and LEARN MORE.  All other USACO curriculums that we see involves more lessons and not even cover everything students need to learn.  This is true also for Silver and Gold level curriculums.

Some Numbers In Comparison

Our Bronze Curriculum Bronze lessons at Institute A Bronze lessons at Institute K
How many sessions (i.e. semesters) in total needed  1 session only 2 sessions 2 sessions
How many lessons per course 14 lessons (weeks) 12 lessons (weeks) per session ( 18 lessons (weeks) per session
How many hours per lesson 1.75 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Total Number of Lesson Hours 25 hrs total 48 hrs total 36 hrs total
Total Number of Weeks Needed 14 weeks total (one semester only) 24 weeks needed (2 semesters) 36 weeks needed
Topics covered More – All techniques bronze contests tested Less Less, only basic 


Class Dates

Date Lesson#
Tue, June 9, 2020 1
Thu, June 11, 2020 2
Tue, June 16, 2020 3
Thu, June 18, 2020 4
Tue, June 23, 2020 5
Thu, June 25, 2020 6
Tue, June 30, 2020 7
Thu, July 2, 2020 8
Tue, July 7, 2020 9
Thu, July 9, 2020 10
Tue, July 14, 2020 11
Thu, July 16, 2020 12
Tue, July 21, 2020 13
Thu, July 23, 2020 14

Objective

Prepare students to pass the the USACO contest at Bronze level, most of our students pass Bronze level on first attempt, and many with full scores!

Prerequisites

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  

Students should be comfortable writing program in Java (or C, C++) with all following knowledges and skills:

    • conditional statements
    • loops
    • array
    • functions
    • basic use of class and object

Preferably students will be much better prepared to take our USACO bronze class after completing the Intermediate Java Programming class or AP Computer Science A class and be able to focus on learning data structures and algorithms in the USACO courses.

IMPORTANT NOTE: **NOT** like a lot of the USACO Bronze classes offered from other institutes, we do REQUIRE students to already possess the basic fundamental programming skills (preferable in Java but other languages are fine too).  Our bronze level class is truly a contest and competition preparation,  and focuses on problem solving, algorithms and data structures, and consistently delivers more advanced topics and contents.

For students who wants to learn programming for the purpose of competition, they should take our fundamental programming classes first which are roughly equivalent to what students will learn first from many other institutes’ bronze level classes.

Must read

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Topics

    • Brute Force
    • Sorting and Searching
    • Intermediate Data structures
    • String processing
    • Recursion
    • Simulation problems

This Course In Your Ascending Path

Minimum Requirement:   

Fundamental Java Programming  –> USACO Bronze –> USACO Silver

Recommended Paths:   

 

For students who have passed the USACO Bronze contests or have completed our USACO Bronze course, please continue to the USACO Silver level course.