Background: Claire is the Founder of TinkerTech. She started teaching STEM at the Intel Computer Clubhouse in San Rafael in 2014 and founded TinkerTech when parents asked for the same classes to be offered in their own child’s school. Claire has a BA in Languages from Bristol University, a post-grad in Journalism from Cardiff University and a previous career as an editor at BBC Worldwide.
Why TinkerTech? ‘TinkerTech is truly cross-curricula hands-on learning. TinkerTech classes let children explore their natural curiosity and talent for tinkering while learning real skills. Our classes aim to encourage creative thinkers who are confident in their ideas and adept at using technology for good.’
Fun fact: Prior to moving from London to Marin in 2012, Claire launched an an iOS app called Lily that encouraged girls to be creative with technology.
Vince De Jesus
Background: I have been teaching STEM subjects and Arts for the last 8+ years at the elementary and middle school levels. From math to science to video game design and maker space classes, my experience teaching these subjects has taught me a great deal about how we best learn through hands-on experiences and having fun. I strive to bring these valuable practices to my classes with TinkerTech.
Why TinkerTech? I enjoy inspiring young people to follow their creative intuition and make their ideas come to reality. Designing, tinkering and creating in class reminds me of my own creative potential and brings me great joy.
Fun Fact: When I'm not in the classroom, I'm writing and/or performing Jazz, Latin and Soul music around the Bay Area!