Brain Power expands into Hamilton, offering programs for gifted students
Published November 17, 2021 at 12:28 pm
After more than 30 years serving Greater Toronto, Brain Power expanded operations into Hamilton and has set up shop at McMaster Innovation Park.
Brain Power offers after-school programs and resources for high-achieving students, such as classes, academic field trips, and custom workbooks.
“Brain Power delivers dynamic on-site classroom instruction complemented with online learning,” according to the organization’s website. “The unique curriculum develops students into proficient problem solvers, creative thinkers, avid readers, solid writers, passionate speakers, and empathetic listeners—ultimately, successful individuals in any educational path they choose!”
Two of its students were selected this year to participate in the Harvard Summer School.
Brain Power also offers community-oriented programs aimed at developing skills for transformative social-justice projects.
Instructing these programs are a series of professionals with graduate degrees. Brain Power also employs instructors with a background in comedy who have “a playful sense of humour and a child-centred approach to teaching,” the website reads, “and their aim is to inspire and nurture a profound love of learning.”
Brain Power emphasizes the following areas of interest:
- English Language Arts: reading analysis, philosophy, sophisticated vocabulary, classic literature, grammar, social justice, advanced writing skills, and fascinating topics across the humanities.
- Public Speaking: rhetoric, negotiation strategies, presentations, interview skills, body and voice coaching, debate, instant wit and spontaneous (intelligent) humour, speeches, persuasion and the history of oration.
- Math & Problem Solving: problem-solving strategies, mathematics, memory development, managing stress and test anxiety, logic and reasoning, reading comprehension, and creative, critical, lateral thinking.
- Entrance Exam Preparation: exam-taking skills, navigating multiple choice, test time management, stress management, interview readiness, study skills, goal attainment, timed essay and creative writing, developing strengths and turning weaknesses into strengths.
Brain Power was founded by Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, who earned a Master’s in education from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Philosophy at York University.
Interested parents and students can find more information on the organization’s website: brainpower.ca/hamiltoninsauga's Editorial Standards and Policies