Computer Programming


Programming Skills, Tests, Competitions & their roles in College Admission

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Why USACO? Check HERE.


SpringLight Education started USACO training in 2013. Our students received great results on USACO at all levels including finalists. Some of them had been admitted into many top colleges like MIT, Harvard, Stanford, CalTech, Harvey Mudd, UC Berkeley and more other colleges.

Most of the students who attended our USACO training classes and finished the homework qualified the next level like silver, gold level and platinum. Many of them got the perfect score of 1000.


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Programming Class Schedule

ClassDateTime (California)PriceClass DayNotesTeacher
Java Programming 6/23 – 9/15/20246:00-8:30pm$960/12 lessons
Sundaysno class on 9/1Mr. Huang
USACO Bronze6/22 – 8/24/20241:00-3:30pm$1100/10 lessons
$ 115/lessons
SaturdaysMr. Huang
USACO Silver6/22 – 8/24/20244:00-6:30pm$1200/10 lessons
SaturdaysMr. Huang
AP CS A & Java tutoring rate1:1 $90/hr
1:2 $55/hr
1:3 $45/hr
1:4 $40/hr each student
USACO Gold,Silver, Bronze class videoAvailable as an online video recording of previous classSend request to
private lesson rate: Gold-$150/hr
USACO Platinum Online Class onlyAvailable as an online video recording of previous classSend request to
private lesson rate:
Platinum -$150/hr

Instructors for online USACO:

Bronze- Patrick Yu, USACO Platinum
Silver - Chris Zhang, 2 times USACO finalist
Gold - Daniel Zhang, IOI Gold, 2 times USACO finalist
Platinum - Mr. Qin, UCB CS major graduate.

USACO Class Prerequisite

Bronze requirements: Understanding of basic Java or C++. Can write code without syntax errors, and knows basics such as arrays, loops, conditionals.

Silver requirements: Fluency in Java or C++. Ability to consistently solve Bronze problems. You should be very familiar with conditional statements (if/else), loops (for/while), arrays, and strings. Knowledge in classes, object-oriented programming, comparators, iterators, etc. is preferred.

Gold requirements: Ability to consistently solve silver problems. The Gold material assumes knowledge of Silver class material, such as knowing how to do BFS, DFS, and sorting, as well as know how to use standard data structures like arraylists, linked lists, stacks, queues, deques, heaps (priority queues), and binary search trees (TreeMap/map, TreeSet/set).

Platinum Requirements: Already qualified USACO Platinum level.

*If you need private lesson, please send your request to with your child's available schedule and school requirement/your goal.
*We offer the first class as a trial for course more than 8 days. If you are not satisfied after the trial, you may cancel and are not required to pay tuition for that one class. If you would like to continue, you must pay for all classes, including the first class.
*No tuition refund after class 3.
*Classes are offered both online and onsite.
*Students who miss a class can make it up by watching videos of the class and coming to the teacher with any questions.
*All group class tuition fees are for group classes with more than four students

*We accept the following payments: Make a note of student name and class/date(important!) on the payment.

  1. Online banking pay through Zelle: Payee's Business name: SpringLight Education. For most online banks it's free, ask your bank for Zelle pay for details about your online sending money.
  2. Check payable to SpringLight Education, you can email the front and back pictures of the check to us. Or send the paper check to us by mail, or drop it off at our office.
SpringLight Education LLC
Address: 20432 Silverado Ave, Ste 7, Cupertino, CA 95014

Payment need to be received before the 2nd class. Late payment will have $50 penalty.

*Students who miss a class can make it up by watching videos of the class and coming to the teacher with any questions.


黄老师有着丰富的programming,AP CS 和USACO计算机奥赛的教学经验,并取得了显著的教学成果。黄老师将自己的儿子从USACO最初级铜级(Bronze)带到USACO的最高级白金级(Platinum),而且不少学生满分晋级银级Silver,以及金级Gold和白金级Platinum。黄老师将他丰富的教学及竞赛经验结合生动的例子整理出了一堂堂干货,满满的系统性教学来帮助学生夯实基础,详解算法,解题技巧,逻辑思考,开拓思路。

Mr. Huang has many years of teaching experience in programming, AP CS and USACO. He has guided his son from Bronze to Platinum in the USACO contest. A lot of his students advanced to Silver with full score, and many others advanced to Gold and Platinum. Mr. Huang will lead students from computational theories to the strategy of coding with contest examples.

Read the Testimony for Mr. Huang here.