I am NOT a young programmer and the red on black compiler error messages are VERY hard to read. Why not just black letters on white.
You can change the colors of the console and even increase the font size to whatever you like by editing lib/theme/theme.txt in your Arduino IDE install folder. If you wanted white background with black normal text and red error/warning messages you could change the console section of that file to:
# GUI - CONSOLE console.font = Monospaced,plain,11 console.font.macosx = Monaco,plain,10 console.color = #FFFFFF console.output.color = #000000 console.error.color = #E34C00