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BrainStorm's Summer Splash


									     A Brochure of Academic &
Artistic Offerings for All Ages at the
BrainStorm Learning & Arts Center
          in Franklin Lakes

                 ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT
Mind Rich K-2 & 3-6
1-week sessions available all summer long! $125/session
July 9th – August 31st
Entering grades K-2: 9:30 – 11:30 AM Mon. – Fri.
Entering grades 3-6: 12:00 – 2:00 PM Mon. – Fri.
Think outside the curriculum! Help your child grow beyond the classroom with BrainStorm’s
academic enrichment programs for elementary school students.

Summer Reading Crew {grades 9-10 & 11-12}
Four 1-week sessions available                $195/session
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August 6 – August 31
Entering grades 9-10: Mon. – Fri. 10:30 AM – 1 PM
Entering grades 11-12: Mon. – Fri. 1:30 PM – 4 PM
Summer reading—we know you’ve got it. Don’t just get it done…get it done right! After just
one week-long session centered on critical reading and creative writing, your summer reading
project will be nothing but a speck in the rearview mirror on your way to the beach! BrainStorm
shows you how.

School Year Jumpstart!
Four 4-day sessions available in various subjects $125/session
August 6th – August 31st
This school year, give your student a head start on his or her high school math and science
classes! You know this school year will be demanding—get ahead of the game. {NOTE: for K-8
students, or for those high schoolers looking to prep for other subjects, individual & small-group
tutoring are always available}:
Algebra I: Mon. – Thu. 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Algebra 2/Trigonometry: Mon. – Thu. 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Geometry: Mon. – Thu. 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Pre-calculus: Mon. – Thu. 2:30 PM – 4 PM
Chemistry: Mon. – Thu. 4 PM – 5:30 PM
Physics: Mon. – Thu. 4 PM – 5:30 PM

Math Superhero {grades 7-12}
Eight 1-week sessions available              $95/session
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July 9 – August 31 Mon. – Fri. 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Mathletes, unite! This is your chance to develop and flex your mad math skills through puzzle
solving, inventing, hands-on engineering projects, financial instruments, lateral brain-teasers, and
more. For novices and experts alike—come enjoy the thrill of creative, practical math!

                   STANDARDIZED TEST &
                      COLLEGE PREP
SAT Bootcamp! w/ BrainStorm Owner Scott Doty & Lead Tutor Lisa Pikaard
Four 1-week sessions                               $575/session
August 6th – August 31st, Mon. – Fri. 9:30 AM – 2 PM
Don’t just take the test—STORM IT! Scott & Lisa give your brain a college-ready workout in an
intense week of SAT prep “bootcamp.” Easily the area’s best, most rigorous SAT course.

ACT Bootcamp! w/ BrainStorm Owner Scott Doty & Lead Tutor Lisa Pikaard
Four 1-week sessions                                $495/session
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August 6 – August 31 , Mon. – Fri. 2:30 PM – 6 PM
The ACT is no longer a test just for America’s heartland—every single East Coast school now
accepts it. Take advantage—this may be the test that opens all the doors to your dream school
(and to a merit scholarship to boot!).

College Eve: For the Imminent College Freshman
Six 1-week sessions available                  $165/session
July 9th – August 17th Mon. – Thu. 4 PM – 6 PM
Starting college in the fall? Congratulations! Don’t forget, of course, that college is demanding—
time to get armed. “College Eve” will help you build an arsenal of good study habits, time
management skills, organizational/note-taking strategies, research and analytical writing insights,
and much more. Don’t get buried by freshman year—take it by storm!

The App Workshop: College Applications Course
Four 1-week sessions available                     $395/session
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August 6 – August 31 Mon. – Fri. 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
College applications looming? Don’t sweat it—STORM IT! Join BrainStorm for an invaluable
one-week workshop during which we will help you finalize your school list, fill out applications
(including the Common App), write killer essays, get a lead on scholarships, and more.

GRE Prep {all sections}
6-week course              $395
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, July 24th – August 28th
Graduate school hopefuls—join BrainStorm the area’s best GRE prep course.

MCAT/LSAT Verbal Prep
6-week course                 $395
Thursdays, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, July 24th – August 28th
We only teach the Verbal portions of these tests—but we do it extremely well. Join us to get a
huge leg up on these crucial exams.

Too Darn Hot! Theater Camp {for grades 3-8 & grades 9-12}
Two 2-week sessions available          $395/session
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July 9 – July 19 OR July 23 – August 2nd
Mon. – Fri. 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Ever dreamed of strutting across a Broadway stage? Now is your chance to make a grand
entrance into the glorious world of musical theater! Using the elements of scenes, songs, and
choreography, students will rehearse for a musical review to be performed for friends and family
the second Thursday evening of each session. Students will be introduced to audition techniques,
improvisational skills, acting exercises, and more!

Color The Morning #1 {Mixed Media & Drawing} & #2 {Collage & Painting}
#1: July 9-13 & 23-27. Mon. – Fri. 9:30 AM –12 PM &/OR 12:30 PM – 3 PM                         $195
#2: July 16-20 & July 30-Aug. 3. Mon.–Fri. 9:30 AM –12 PM &/OR 12:30 PM – 3 PM $195
Yay, summer art!!! Join us for a week of exploring & enjoying fundamentals as we experiment
with different materials and techniques that are essential to making great art. From painting your
own “color wheel” to learning the basics of creating a “still life”, this class will get you launched
on our own artistic odyssey! Option 1 allows you to explore drawing and/or mixed media art;
Option 2 lets you try your hand at collage and/or painting! $195 covers any 2.5-hour, one-week
class—materials not included.

Spanish Heat {all ages}
1-week sessions, running 7/9-8/24. Mon. – Fri. 1-4 PM           $195
For Spanish students of all levels! BrainStorm’s “Spanish Heat” is your opportunity to immerse
yourself in various aspects of the rich Spanish culture—the language & its dialects, Spanish
music, Spanish cinema, y mucho, mucho más! Take advantage of our master teachers and build
the foundation for a lifelong love of this beautiful, practical language.

Mediterranean Sizzle {all ages}
1-week sessions, running 7/9-8/24. Mon. – Fri. 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM         $125
Lose yourself in the Mediterranean this summer…without leaving Bergen County! Savor a
sampling of the languages of the Mediterranean—the romance of the French language, the
intrigue of Italian, and the spice of Spanish—all in one week-long course led by a master linguist
specializing in the languages of this revered region.

RockStorm 1 {ages 13-16} & RockStorm 2 {ages 16 & up}
July 9th – August 10th, BY DEMAND                             $495
For our future rock stars & junior divas! This is a highly intensive ensemble program where each
student picks two songs to be learned by the band that they will play in. This is a super exciting
journey where young musicians get to learn firsthand what it means to be in a band, rehearse and
interact as a team. Each band will perform a recital for family & friends at the end of the term.

Introduction to Guitar {all ages}
July 8th – August 14th. Tuesdays, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM         $245
Jump into the wonders of playing the instrument that does it all! This highly interactive
workshop will give beginners a fun, productive introduction to strumming, basic chords, songs,
and proper technique. This class is a great way to get new players off to a solid start.

Intermediate/Advanced Guitar {all ages}
July 8th – August 14th. Tuesdays, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM           $245
Feel the force...Take your guitar prowess to the Jedi level with a world-class BrainStorm
instructor. Students in this class will explore advanced rhythm concepts, sight reading, chord
progressions, modes, advanced techniques, improvisation and solo guitar pieces.

Elements of Arranging & Songwriting {all ages}
July 8th – August 14th. Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM            $245
Ever wonder how certain songs seem to flow and keep us interested? Through selected listening,
students will explore the art of song construction and arrangement. Guided by an award-winning
instructor, students will learn to construct their own original songs based on popular
arrangements using their own lyrics, poetry and music.

Blues Guitar 101 {all ages}
July 8th – August 14th. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM             $245
Learn the styles of B.B. King, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughn &
others. In this class students will learn the basic tools of blues guitar through the study of classic
repertoire, blues based chord progressions and blues scales. Students will be introduced to
rhythm playing and solo improvisation situations in a group setting.

Even if you don’t sign up for one of BrainStorm’s exclusive
   summer offerings, we still offer the same world-class
    tutoring services as we do during the school year!

   BrainStorm Learning & Arts Center Small-Group Tutoring
                      Summer Hours:

                  August 6th – August 31st
               Wednesdays, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
                Sundays, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

           SAT/ACT Test Simulations at the Center:
                   7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25
                   8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 Be sure to check regularly for more
            events hosted by BrainStorm! 

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