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.
Brain Power Math Olympiad Friday, March 27 at 7:15 pm
Our 2018 Brain Power Math Olympiad winners!
At our 2020 Math Olympiad, students will be challenged by fascinating mathematics and logic questions and put their problem-solving skills to the test. The brilliant team of mathematicians at Brain Power will push students to think well beyond the usual! This is an excellent opportunity to test your skills if you plan to compete in national or global mathematics competitions. Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants in each age category.
There will be separate competitions for Grades: 5-6, 7-8 and 9+
1.5 Hour Written Test: Friday, March 27 at 7:15 pm
To register or find out more information, please visit us at the Brain Power office or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fortunately, Brain Power has a fun four-week summer workshop designed to get high-school students to spend less time on the screen and more time reading and thinking about what they read.
In each lesson of Reading and Critical Thinking, Dr. Adam Richter (Ph.D.) will teach students to read and think critically about fiction, discuss and debate a range of complex and fascinating questions, and write academic responses to literature that will be useful models for success in high-school English classes. (Students will receive detailed feedback on each writing submission and have the opportunity to edit, revise, and resubmit their work.)
This summer’s theme: A recurring theme in science fiction is the moment of first contact between humans and extraterrestrial intelligence. Countless storytellers have imagined the excitement, confusion, and terror that might await humankind at this moment. In this class, students will examine the first contact narrative in various media—literature, radio, television, and film—in order to explore a range of complex and fascinating questions. What would extraterrestrial life be like? How would we react to signs of extraterrestrial intelligence, and how would that intelligence react to us? Is first contact ever going to happen? What do first contact stories tell us about ourselves?
Current UTS students give our Stage 2 students helpful tips and advice!
In January, Brain Power's UTS Stage 2 Preparation workshop prepared some amazing students for their UTS interviews! We were very pleased to have three current UTS students (Grades 7, 8 & 12)--who are also Brain Power students/alumni--join us! They came back to Brain Power to share their tips and do a Q&A with our UTS hopefuls for 2020. The parents and students loved their anecdotes and shared wisdom!
Good Luck to All of Our Amazing Students!
Andrew Zhou's Robotics Team Wins Southern Ontario VRC Contest
On December 15, Andrew Zhou's robotics team won the Vex Robotics Competition (VRC) contest for Southern Ontario! This win secures them a place in the Provincials!
WAY TO GO, ANDREW!
Alumni of the Month: Jamie Lee
Education: Attending U. of Toronto, Rotman Commerce
Awards/Achievements: Dean’s List (2016-18), 1st winner of Deloitte Internal Hackathon, 1st winner of Rotman Commerce Consulting Association Case Competition
Thoughts on Brain Power: My time at Brain Power was incredibly memorable. Every week was intellectually stimulating and pushed me to exit my comfort zone. Brain Power definitely shaped the way I think about the world and helped me develop into the person I am today. I look forward to seeing how Karine and her colleagues continue to inspire and train the next generation of students.
We are excited to announce the Toronto 2020 Future Lawyers Conference!
This wonderful organization is being run by a group of extremely impressive young students—two of whom are Brain Power alumni.
The next conference that they are hosting is coming up on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at the University of Toronto. Brain Power is both sponsoring and supporting this event and Dr. Karine Rashkovsky has been mentoring and partnering with these wonderful students since the beginning!
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!
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.