I enrolled in a bootcamp for free pretty much, but I’m in way over my head. Most of the people in the course already have years of experience in the material and have actively been studying web development related topics on their own .
I have no experience in web development and virtually no coding experience except for an intro c++ course I took in college last year. We never made it to class objects in the course so my understanding of code is still pretty rudimentary and that’s not to mention that I don’t know my way around a terminal. I really only understand how to use a computer on a level that’s just a handful of terminal commands above a basic level (browsing the web and saving and deleting files)
The program I feel isn’t suitable for me based on the way that I learn; I like having been exposed to material related to something I’m learning that’s new. I’m currently taking courses to study computer engineering, but I’m still in the very beginning of the program. I credit being able to stick with the program to having had taken classes that build on each other prior to the next class. I start school again in the Fall and feel it would be more productive for me to focus on reviewing all the math and science courses I can prior to the first day of classes. I’m already incredibly nervous about going to the school because I’ve never been to a competitive school, and I know it’ll be hard, but I’ll at least have what I learned from previous courses at my previous school on which to hinge my learning, TA’s, office-hours, labs that reinforce my learning… I don’t have anything to reference in my experiences to help me keep up in the bootcamp, and the sort of programming I’ll be studying at the school has a different focus.
I’ve stated some of this to one of the instructors to initiate my withdrawal, but the instructor recommended that I stay one more week and see how I feel then. I honestly don’t see staying another week as beneficial because I’m already behind on 8 assignments and hours of lecture videos and I’ve done my best up till now (even hired a tutor once who’s a Carnegie Mellon alum working as a web developer and whom I can’t really afford). As far as I can see, now is the most benefit I’ll get from program. I’ve already said I’d try through next week, but I’m already decided on withdrawing. How can I make myself more clear without feeling too bad about going back on saying that I’d give it another week?