My TEK Lab is a unique cross between a technology lab and a makerspace offering children and young adults access to cutting edge technology with guided instruction and lessons in many areas of information technology.
At My TEK Lab, we focus on learning technology by using technology. We offer many engaging lessons to create, design and develop - virtually limitlessly using professional, real world tools and concepts with three distinct labs: the programming lab, the create lab and the robotics lab.
Please visit What is My TEK Lab? for more information about the lab.
We offer several opportunities for access at My TEK Lab:
Regular Lab hours
The cost for access to the lab is $65.00 per month. This gives you 1 hour a week in the lab of your choice.
Homeschool lab hours
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 352-577-9242 for more information.
One-on-one Tutoring Lab hours
Please email email@example.com or call us at 352-577-9242 for more information.
Summer Camp Labs
Exciting morning and afternoon summer camps offered in the months of June and July! More information coming soon!
We offer discounts to multi family registrations and discounts to lab access beyond the 1 hour per week. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 352-577-9242 for more information.
There is a yearly registration fee of $35/student. This fee includes a My TEK Lab t-shirt.
The idea for My TEK Lab has been the vision and dream of Stephen and Jacky Souders for many years. With the booming popularity and interest in technology, the incredibly affordable and robust equipment, and a thriving community, the timing is finally right for this dream to become a reality.
Jacky has over 10 years of experience teaching kids of all ages and a degree in early childhood education from Edison State College (now Florida SouthWestern State College). Over the years, Jacky has worked as an early childhood teacher and managed an after school program.
Stephen has worked in the field of information technology since he was 15 years old when he began his career by working for an ISP while still in high school. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from Florida Gulf Coast University and a master's degree in Computer Information Systems from Kennesaw State University. Over the years, Stephen has worked specifically in the web development field, managed an Information Technology department, and taught classes at Georgia Highlands College for over 6 years.
With the perfect marriage of skills and passions, Stephen and Jacky are perfectly suited to operating My TEK Lab.
Stephen and Jacky currently reside in Clermont, Florida with their 2 young daughters Joslyn and Katelyn.
I've lived in the Clermont area for the past 10 years. I've spent the past two years in Gainesville at the University of Florida studying aerospace and mechanical engineering. In my free time I love exercising and working out. When I'm not exercising I love to catch up on my favorite TV shows or read a good book. Another passion of mine is soccer. I have played for most of my life and I truly love the game. I've spent years playing and I’ve even been a referee.
Can adults gain access to the lab?
Parents are welcome to attend the lab with their children. Additionally, we expect to offer adult morning labs soon.