Summer is an amazing time to be inspired by new learning, perfect skills that need extra attention, and enjoy a unique and dynamic classroom experience! This summer Brain Power will be offering a range of exciting and educational courses for many grade levels (see schedule below) in Language Arts, Math and Problem Solving, Critical Reading and Writing, Science, and Entrance Exam Preparation (UTS, TOPS, MaCS, HMST, SSAT, etc.). We offer one-month and two-month courses, and (for the latter) students can take one or both months.
On November 20, our Brain Power Public Speaking students had an amazing field trip to Speaker Slam! Brain Power Public Speaking student Daniel Khazin rocked the stage in front of an audience of 600+ people! He's 15 years old, and he impressed everyone with his speech (standing ovation!) on the assigned theme: "Conquer." Daniel wrote the following to our founder, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky:
"Thank you so much for providing me with an amazing experience and being an amazing mentor to me. I had a blast yesterday at Speaker Slam. Thank you so much for your dedication and support!"
In the main competition, Dang Nguyen won the grand prize, and he is now Canada's #1 Inspirational Speaker. Dang was an inspiration to all in attendance!
He came to speak to Brain Power Public Speaking students in November, and he wrote a very kind thank you note to Karine for the mentorship and coaching she provided before his big win.
WE ARE PROUD OF YOU, DANG!
Veda Aditri Gadde Places 7th in Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture
Congratulations to Brain Power student Veda Aditri Gadde who placed 7th in Canada in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) National competition.
The competition provides an opportunity for youth to express their opinions on current topics related to agriculture and agri-food. Veda gave a powerful speech on Food Fraud!
Eric An Becomes a Legislative Page!
Brain Power student Eric An has become a Legislative Page thanks to the help of our wonderful Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, and he is absolutely loving it! This program entails a super prestigious and rigorous selection process and we are so proud of Eric for this wonderful accomplishment!
Jayred and Rachel Robles Win Youth Bowling Canada Provincials!
Brain Power students Jayred and Rachel Robles competed in the Provincial Finals for bowling this past weekend! Rachael won in the YBC (Youth Bowling Canada) Championship Singles Provincial Finals (Bantam Girls Division). Her brother Jayred, also won in the same tournament (Junior Boys Division).
They will both compete in the YBC Championship Singles National Finals on May 3-5, 2020, in Calgary, Alberta.
This competition is considered as one of the most prestigious tournaments in Youth Bowling Canada!
WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU, JAYRED AND RACHEL!
Charlotte Wong Receives Medal from Johns Hopkins!
On November 23, Brain Power student Charlotte Wong received a medal and award (in Baltimore) from Johns Hopkins University for achieving Advanced Center for Talented Youth (CTY) scores (above 99%) in their CTY Talent Search.
If you are interested in CTY, then you might be interested in our Spatial Reasoning class (see below), which is designed to prepare students for the spatial reasoning component of the CTY test and similar examinations.
The Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs have several upcoming opportunities for young leaders and change makers, including the FBLA Canada Canadian National Leadership Conference (CNLC (February 22-23), and the Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference (February 29 and March 7).
The Yale Young Global Scholars is an unparalleled academic and leadership program at Yale University. The program empowers the next generation of leaders by building a global community and designing interdisciplinary programs that foster intellectual curiosity, deepen understanding and inspire creative action across all borders. This is an amazing opportunity for Brain Power students, and we are happy to support you on your application!
University Attending: University of Waterloo & Wilfrid Laurier University
Program: Business Administration and Computer Science - Double Degree (BBA / BCS)
Memories of Brain Power:
I remember Brain Power as an amazing experience that has helped shape who I am today. With Reuven's guidance, Brain Power helped me get accepted into UTS, improved my academic experience, and provided me with a world of opportunities.
Interested in Gifted Testing? Make an Appointment with Nanci Goldman
Gifted testing provides information on a child's abilities and exceptionalities and results may be utilized for certain advanced-placement academic programs in various private and public schools.
Brain Power can help by connecting you with our in-house specialist Nanci Goldman (pictured left).
Nanci has over 15 years of experience as a Psychoeducational Consultant in the public school board. In this setting, she provides consultation and comprehensive assessment of children/adolescents with diverse needs (e.g. intellectual, academic, social, emotional, behavioural).
Nanci completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She is registered in the area of school psychology with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.