What Students & Parents Say...

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Date: April 2016

Hi Karine,

I want to congratulate you and the entire Brain Power team for another very enriching year for your Brain Power students.

Both my daughters are happy to be at Brain Power and they thank me and my wife for putting them into Brain Power all the time. We are happy to be part of Brain Power’s journey to enhance kids’ intellectual potential. I am sure all of your students will attribute their success in future endeavours to your programs. I am certainly glad that we have your program.

Shekar Basani
Raj Shekar Basani — Parent of Brain Power students

Date: February 2017

Hi Karine,

I was accepted to TOPS at Marc Garneau.

I wanted to thank you for your help with my applications and entrance exam tests. I appreciate your helpful tips and constant encouragement; I don’t think I would’ve been accepted without it. Though it’s important that I was accepted, I’ve learned a lot about writing, reading comprehension, vocabulary and interviews from you regardless. The knowledge and skills I’ve gained from Brain Power will help me in the future. I truly appreciate the amount of time and effort you put into helping your students.

Thank you, Karine!! 🙂

Brianna
Brianna – Brain Power student accepted to TOPS at Marc Garneau

Date: January 2016

To the parents and promising students that read this:

As a Brain Power alumni, I can tell you that Brain Power is no ordinary enrichment program. Brain Power helps students develop critical-thinking skills that will help them in all aspects of their lives. The Brain Power team recognizes that there is no “cookie cutter” solution to inspiring and educating gifted students of differing backgrounds and interests, and they tailor their curriculum to reach those different students and resonate with them for years to come. My congratulations on being accepted to this fantastic program, and best wishes that you’ll find success in all your future endeavors!

Alex Gorya Owner, Lead Designer Vanity Boys Inc. / On Fleek
Alex Gorya — Owner, Lead Designer
 Vanity Boys Inc. / On Fleek

Date: June 2016

Dear Karine,

I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything I have learned this year in public speaking. You truly are an amazing teacher: you’re charismatic, passionate about what you teach, and it emanates to everyone you meet.

Denise
Denise Stancescu – Public Speaking Student 2015

 Date: June 2016

I am a Brain Power alumni and my years at the enrichment program have been educational and inspirational. Most of Brain Power’s staff members have a Ph.D. and are very experienced, motivational teachers who genuinely care about their students. I have learned and progressed as a student and as a person because of this organization, and their dedication to making education accessible, personal, and fun.

Brain Power immediately helped me excel at math and English when I was struggling to grasp those subjects; with the help of Brain Power, I am currently studying business and am a published poet.

I have truly learned more over the span of a year in any Brain Power program than in a decade of public schooling.


Thank you, Brain Power!

Sasha
Sasha Ioffine — Brain Power Alumni, was at Brain Power for over 8 years

Date: May 2016

My name is Daniel Kapustin, and I was a third year student undertaking the Neuroscience program at McGill University when I began working with Brain Power. From a young age, I have dreamed of becoming a Physician and ultimately applied to a number of Canadian medical colleges as I began the second-to-last year of my undergraduate degree. To prepare for the crucial interview stages of the application process, I worked closely with Karine Rashkovsky to hone my body language, speech, and creative thinking skills. The Brain Power team helped to vastly improve aspects of my speechcraft including my speaking confidence, succinctness, and intonation, allowing me to secure a position in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine’s graduating class of 2020.

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Daniel Kapustin — Brain Power Alumni

Date: May 2016

Dear Karine,

Thank you for all your hard work and time you spent to teach me! I am very excited to attend UTS next year and I would not have been able to without your continuous support. Thank you so much!

shelby
Shelby — Brain Power student, accepted to UTS

Date: March 2016

This is the school you’ve always wanted but the school you never had. It is THE best enrichment program I have ever been to. The teachers are amazing because they care about the subject and they care about me. They are always there to help me with school work and any questions I have. I truly couldn’t ask for a better environment than this.

caroline
Caroline Cui — Brain Power Public Speaking student

Date: July 2016

This year was my first year at Brain Power, and it certainly will not be the last. The teachers are  remarkable. I would like to give a special thanks to Karine who has helped and taught me so much throughout the year. I felt very comfortable seeking help and just as grateful receiving it. Brain Power has not only taught me so much and has helped me in many ways, it has also introduced and exposed me to new and amazing experiences. I am very happy with my first year at Brain Power; it has undoubtedly helped me to improve myself and my academics.

Rotem
Rotem — Brain Power student

Date: June 2016

Dear Karine,

I just wanted to thank you again for taking the time to answer my questions. The opportunity to get to know more about your life and your career was truly eye opening!

I never truly realized how much effort it takes to start a business from the ground up, much less keep it going. I think it is amazing that you have already done so much for others, but continue to build on that and try new things.

You have definitely inspired me with your story of success, and it helped me realize that I can succeed in anything I put my mind to, including academics. I love being a part of your class, and I’m looking forward to having my mind blown for the rest of the year!

claudia
Claudia Marin — Brain Power student, accepted to UTS

Date: March 2016

As a student who attended Brain Power for six years, I can confidently attest to the phenomenal learning experience fostered there. Brain Power unites an amazing body of staff & students with an unprecedented curriculum in both language and mathematics, creating an environment in which students develop the skills to thrive academically.

Jane
Jane Illarionova

Date: March 2016

Brain Power’s classes were an invaluable part of my development and education. I began attending Brain Power at 12 years old, and continued attending classes there every year until I was 17.

Brain Power’s atmosphere fuels creativity, innovation, and divergent thinking. Students and instructors alike consistently work to challenge one another through valuable discussion and debate.

Instructors are experienced educators — some of the most intelligent people I have ever met and learned from. Brain Power has been instrumental in helping me become the motivated, and thoughtful person/professional that I am now.

I highly recommend Brain Power’s programs to any students hoping to better themselves, learn heaps about the world, and challenge themselves. I loved my experience here.

Allison
Allison Kapps — Brain Power Alumni

Date: May 2016

At public schools I wasn’t challenged all that much, which is why Brain Power is exactly what I needed. Their math and English courses are extremely interesting and provide you with skills and tools that you will never obtain from a public school education. Thanks to Brain Power I got into the school of my choice (UTS), and am succeeding in all of my academic endeavors. I would highly recommend Brain Power to anybody looking to take their math or English skills to the next level.

Tomy
Tomy Kreynin — Brain Power student

Date: May 2016

Brain Power Enrichment Programs have been in my life for 5+ years and have continuously shown me what a fantastic program they are. Brain Power has made me a better student, a better learner, and a better person. Brain Power will change your life.

Alon
Alon Mezhibovsky — Brain Power student

Date: May 2016

I have been a student at Brain Power for almost 8 years now. I have studied math, language arts, and the art of rhetoric with a wonderful array of teachers – and I have loved all of them! All the teachers at Brain Power make it their goal to create a connection with their students. The class size is comfortable, but also provides an opportunity for diverse opinions and voices to be heard. Everyone is always engaged in their learning, and have fun while doing so! I have learned many important lessons at Brain Power — ones that are not only applicable in school, but also in real life. Brain Power is like a second family to me — many of the friends I have made at Brain Power are some of my closest. Brain Power is the place to be if you or your child are looking for a program that will encourage critical thinking, foster incredible relationships with one’s peers, and provide real learning.

Thank you to everyone at Brain Power for always inspiring me and continuing to teach me invaluable lessons!

Katherine
Katherine Yampolsky — Brain Power student

Date: March 2016

Brain Power is an incredible enrichment program that inspires me to become a better educator myself. Their approach is unique, diversified, and tailored to the individual needs of their students, and their programs encourage critical thinking, sustainability, and real education. I can’t wait to sign up my own kids for Brain Power in the future!

Maria
Maria Gorelik — YRDSB Teacher and super volunteer at Brain Power

Date: January 2013

My mother and I met with Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, one of the many spectacular professors who teach at Brain Power Enrichment. Throughout the years at Brain Power, I honed my skills in improving my English studies with the help of the wonderful professors who taught there. They made me feel as if I was their friend rather than a student. Weekly emails were encouraged by the professors to keep contact with students as well. Brain Power has taught me that being educated can actually be fun and I never had an issue attending seminars.  My educational career made a 180 degree turn as soon as I enrolled in the programs offered at Brain Power. I am thankful for everything the wonderful staff has taught me and I know that without them I would not be the same person I am today as I head to university.

Erik
Erik Brenner — Brain Power Alumni

Date: July 2016

Brain Power has been by far the best academic experience I have ever had. Their amazing teachers always offered all their wisdom, support, and passion. I was also glad that I was able to share my experience with like-minded students and enthusiastic peers. Overall, the environment at Brain Power is filled with enthusiasm and positivity, and it is a place that is perfectly conducive to learning on a higher level. I highly recommend this program to any student. I assure you nothing but an amazing experience!

Natalie
Natalie Nova — Brain Power student

Date: July 2015

RegIstering Gabriel year after year in math and English classes was the best educational choice I have ever made for him. [My son] has been effortlessly passing all math tests and exams at high school with consistently high marks. I could only regret about not taking more English at Brain Power, as he ended up graduating with “only” a 94 in English.

Ina Gefter, M.Sc., B.Eng., mother of Brain Power alumni Gabriel Gefter

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Gabiel Gefter – Brain Power Alumni

Date: September 2016

When someone asks me about Brain Power, I often find it hard to fully explain – it is not analogous to any other extracurricular academic program I’m aware of.  I took both math and English courses at Brain Power throughout elementary and high school, but it gave me so much more than just math or English skills. As a student at Brain Power, you learn how to think critically and how to see the world in an innovative way. We don’t, however, learn these skills in elementary or high school, despite how vital they are for academic and intellectual success! That is why Brain Power is so useful and, in my opinion, necessary for anyone invested in their education.

Moreover, Reuven and Karine are exceptional teachers, along with the rest of the staff. The teaching approach they use is highly innovative and effective. Students end up as engaged partners in their own learning, rather than as uninterested participants who blindly regurgitate information. In fact, the further I go into academia, the more I can see how absolutely invaluable Brain Power’s services are. Students get the tools to succeed not just in report cards, but also in actual learning. More than that, Brain Power’s style and philosophy of teaching is perfectly in line with current pedagogical research.

It just doesn’t get much better than Brain Power. As an alumna and a second-year university student, I highly recommend their classes! I am happy to further elaborate on my experiences if anybody would like to know more.

Rachel
Rachel Guitman — Brain Power Alumni

Date: December 16, 2015 

Hello Karine,

I recently did my school essay – IT WENT AMAZING! Your tips were EXTREMELY helpful. Here is my essay mark 4+ (see attached).
Thank you so much for your guidance in writing an essay. I’m very happy! It feels like only yesterday I was struggling to get an 80 in English. Now it’s one of my highest marks!

Danny

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Date: January, 2016

Dear Reuven,
Thank again for all the opportunities you, Karine, and Jason have taught me. I know I will use the things I learned at BrainPower for the rest of my life.

Anna Z.
Math and Language Arts student (Grade 8)


Date: April 2013

My only regret is not having known about Brain Power sooner. Brain Power creates a comfortable environment for students to thrive and reach their fullest potential. I had a wonderful teacher–he can even make grammar interesting. I never wanted to miss a class.

Chloe — Brain Power Alumni


Date: February 2013

Brain Power’s senior language arts classes have helped me build skills necessary to achieve my goals in university. Under my teacher’s professional guidance and expertise in my university prep class, I have honed a variety of essential skills necessary to excel in University…

Most importantly, Brain Power has been the catalyst to fueling my interest in psychological studies as my teacher constantly found creative ways to incorporate current events, socio-political issues, psychology, sociology and philosophy into all lessons.

Brain Power classes were always engaging and stimulated my mind intellectually. They have not only helped me cultivate effective writing skills, but also helped broaden my perspective about several important socio-political issues. I have been inspired me in so many ways to be a more creative and passionate scholar. Brain Power has prepared me well for life at university both academically and socially, making my transition much easier.

Vivian Shi — Brain Power Alumni


Date: February 2015

Hello Reuven and Karine,

A huge thanks to you, Reuven and Karine, for giving [my son] such an opportunity! It would not be possible without your team.

Thank you,
E. Romanov — Mother of Brain Power SSAT-UTS trainee


Date: January 2015

Dear Karine,

The training sessions at Brain Power were a really good experience for her and also for me, the parent. Thank you so much for all your effort and time that you spent with her. I wish you and your school — Brain Power — all the best!

Jenny O. — Mother of Brain Power student, Lauren O.


Date: January 2015

I had a great time at Brain Power and I highly value the years I spent there. The things I learned are invaluable, and I’m doing very well in school because of that.

I still go back to most of the short stories we read for inspiration, and I can’t thank you enough for teaching me so much over the past three years! I really appreciate both you and Reuven for being so formative!

I have gotten my acceptance letter from William Lyon Mackenzie CI (MaCS – Math & Science Program) today! I would like to thank you again for everything you have done to help me achieve all of my goals. The reason I am in the place I am today is due to all of your tutelage and kind support! Thank you so much!

Michal Krasovitski — Brain Power Alumni 2014


Date: September 2014

I want to say thank you very much for letting Jimmy have an opportunity to go on the Cape Breton trip, it was such a wonderful experience; I think Jimmy will remember it forever.

Zoe — Mother of Brain Power student, Jimmy


Date: September 2014

It was very nice to see what a great job you are doing and how much thought and effort you are investing in making our kids better and smarter. I hope they will take an example from the way you inspire and genuinely care for their education.

Regards,
Schneider family.


Date: July 2014

Our children have been with Brainpower for 3 years. It is the best education decision we made to enroll our boys in your program… Brainpower is our sons’ educational lifeline. Thank you Brainpower for your excellent work!

Michelle Ki – Mother of Brain Power students


Date: March 2014

Hi Karine,

Today, Jonathan got published in the Barrie Examiner ! Easter Seals, too!  He will also soon be published in The Globe and Mail, as well as HORIZON Magazine.

Thank you for supporting Jonathan over the years.

Hope — Mother of University Prep student Jonathan Lu


Date: January 2014

Rony is on cloud nine and we’re elated Rony can attend the high school gifted program of her choice.Thank you again for your professional guidance and dedication – we wouldn’t have arrived there without you.

Olga Galperin — Mother of Senior 1 student, Rony


Date: December 2013

Dear Karine,

You put your heart in your programs.  Throughout the years, Brain Power has helped numerous kids excel in their academic work. I will continue supporting your school and let more people know about it so a greater number of children will reap the benefit of your programs.

Jewele Lee — Mother of Brain Power student, Alex


Date: September 2013

Dear Karine,

I can’t believe I won silver in the Cambridge University Essay Writing Competition! Winning was an accomplishment that I wouldn’t have been able to achieve without your help!
Elaine Sui — Brain Power Intermediate 1 student


Date: June 2013

Dear Karine,

You deserve infinite recognition for your exceptional work as a teacher!

I cannot express in words how you have guided me academically and spiritually throughout this year; I have grown to love writing and reading because of you. Your intellectually stimulating class discussions always made me look forward to Friday!

M — Intermediate 2 Language Arts student


Date: December 2015 

Hi,

Annabel got accepted by St Robert Pre-IB program
I highly appreciate the effort you and your colleagues put in at Brain Power. Not only did you prepare your students for a particular test, but also you taught them the right attitude and method towards learning which will make them go a long way.

Amy Yu – Mother of Language Arts student (Grade 8)


Date: December 2015 

I GOT IN!!! I was accepted into Cardinal Carter H.S! I want to thank you for teaching me and helping me get into the IB program. Thank you!
Marissa Adamou. – Language Arts Student (Grade 8)


Date: November 2015 


I was in my English class today and we’re currently reading Shakespeare. My teacher called on me to answer a question, and because of all the vocabulary homework I’ve been doing for your class, I was able to give a deep and thoughtful answer which I felt proud of.

Donna Sepehr – Senior 1 Language Arts student


Date: July 2015

I’d like to thank you for the valuable skills that I learned in your classes, such as analytical thinking and essay writing. And all of that was in addition to the wonderful grammar and vocab exercises that we completed.

It was a pleasure to learn with you! Thank you.

Daniel Pun – Brain Power Alumni – Language Arts


Date: April 2016

The staff at Brain Power are truly one of a kind. The help they offer is unparalleled and their passion for education is truly amazing. They have helped me grow as a person and as a student and always help me strive for excellence. The learning environment there is one that is always encouraging and the people there are so lovely to work with.

Rachelle Ngo — Brain Power Alumni


Date: May 2016

I have been a student at Brain Power for over eight years and have attended the Problem Solving/Math as well as the Language Arts programs. The learning environment at Brain Power is inspiring and one-of-a-kind – the instructors are passionate, engaging, and work to create an unparallelled experience and classroom atmosphere for students. The curriculum at Brain Power truly pushes students well beyond the boundaries of a public education — what I learned at Brain Power was instrumental in my high-school success, as I was exposed to advanced concepts and teachings that I may otherwise not have studied. In my time at Brain Power, not only did I develop critical thinking skills, but I also learned to approach problems more intelligently and creatively. I highly recommend Brain Power to anyone looking to develop the skills and knowledge needed to thrive academically. As a bonus, you get to learn in a unique setting that fuels divergent thinking. Thank you, Brain Power!

Ben Levy — Brain Power Almuni


Date: April 2016

I attended Brain Power Enrichment Programs for 4 years, and it was an amazing growth and learning experience. Karine’s English program prepared me for high school and post-secondary school by enriching my vocabulary and teaching me how to express my thoughts in a sophisticated and intelligent manner. Her program is extremely engaging due to the readings, discussions, and written reports that we complete in and outside of the classroom. She is always helping her students better these skills. Reuven’s math program prepared me well beyond my school curriculum. His curriculum allowed me to develop logical skills and taught me to approach math problems from many different angles. I always felt warmth and appreciation in both classes, and I am extremely grateful to both Karine and Reuven for everything they have taught me. I highly recommend choosing Brain Power to all those who would like to become well-rounded in various subjects and extend their knowledge beyond school material. Thank you, Brain Power!!!

Elina Kompaniyets — Brain Power Alumni


Date: June 2016

I learned from some of the smartest people I’ve ever met – and it brought the motivation back that was gradually depleting from years of public schooling. I’d highly recommend Brain Power for anyone looking to re-inspire themselves in the world of education!

Austin Jiang — Brain Power Alumni


Date: May 2016

Awesome learning environment and curriculum. As a previous student, learning in the small classroom environment was a blast. The teachers are also enthusiastic and extremely willing to answer all questions both inside the classroom and outside. I would definitely recommend Brain Power to anyone!

Oliver Tang — Brain Power Alumni


Date: January 2016

I am sincerely happy to have my son attending Brain Power. His academic success improved drastically, and I believe it is due to this program. Thank you.

Samuel Davidovich — Parent of Brain Power student


Date: January 2016

As a student at Brain Power I can truly say that it is an amazing place that allows students to think in depth and motivates them to take part in academic learning they love! The staff at Brain Power are friendly, as well as, inspirational, and they really add to the overall atmosphere of the school.

Michal Moshkovich — Brain Power student


Date: December 24, 2015 

Hi Karine,
I’m e-mailing you to tell you some important (and very exciting) news!!! You can probably tell from the subject line, but I GOT IN!!! I was accepted into Cardinal Carter H.S! I want to thank you for teaching me and helping me get into the IB programme.

Thanks,
Marissa A. – Language Arts Student (grade 8)

P.S This was the best early birthday/christmas present ever!!


Date: December 24, 2015 

Hey Karine,
I want to tell you that I made it to IB!!!
I am so excited now. I can’t wait to start high school knowing that I made it to IB. Thank you so much for all you help and support.

Regards,
Niki K – Language Arts Student (grade 8)


Date: November 21, 2015

Whew! The IB test today was….fun, actually. Thank. You. So. Much. For. The. Reading. Comp. Drills. They helped me prepare so much and the vocabulary helped make me sound like an intelligent individual on the student questionnaire. I didn’t get much of a chance to explain much about my extra curricular since it was only a list in point form, but I made sure to include the activities I favour most (Cadets, Swimming, Brain Power, and Biathlon). I guess now it’s just a matter of time before I know my results. I’d really like to extend my thanks to you, for helping me prepare for these six months – it meant so much. All the way from early July, we were doing drills and expanding our dictionary; doing it the Karine Way. Because of that I walked into the exam feeling confident and intrepid. So if I get in, I owe you one Karine ? Thank you

Annie Li – IB Preparation Student, Language Arts & Math


Date: Aug. 29th, 2015

Hi Karine,

My name is Michelle Li, we met earlier this week at the Dot to Dot event. I attended this event in the hopes of learning how to improving my networking and general communication skills. After all the activities and the inspirational talks, I must say that I’ve definitely learned the most from your speech. I have great admiration for your knowledge and your journey from being a little girl hiding behind her father’s legs to the person you are now!
I believe that reading is one of the best learning tools as it allows you to learn from the experiences of successful people. It would be great if you could recommend to me books that has been a part of your path to success. I would love to learn more about the social skills you’ve talked about at Dot to Dot at Brain Power.
Thank you for your time and your mentorship. I look forward to staying in touch with you.

Best Regards,

Michelle Li


Date: Jul 9th, 2015 

Hi Karine!!

Thank you so much! I won first place in the Alice Munro Short Story Festival Writing Contest! My short story was posted on their website here: http://alicemunrofestival.ca/?p=1848 .

My younger brother is now really excited about going to your English classes, and I can see why! I still go back to most of the short stories we read for inspiration, and I can’t thank you enough for teaching me so much over the past three years! I really appreciate both you and Reuven for being so formative! So thank you so much for that ?

M. K. – Brain Power alumni 2014


Date: July 8th, 2015

Dear Karine and Reuven,
I would like to thank you for your years of efforts in planting seeds of knowledge in Gabriel. As a result he gained the Brain Power and momentum…

I am very happy to inform you that Gabriel was accepted to every university he applied to (Waterloo Engineering, Ryerson Architecture, McGill Civil Engineering), including the program of his choice – McGill Architecture which was the most competitive of all the above due to a very limited space (about 12 as I was told). He was offered scholarships at every school he applied to. He is very excited now about going to Montreal and studying architecture at McGill.

Registering Gabriel year after year in Math and English classes at Brain power was the best educational choice I have ever made for him. He has been effortlessly passing all math tests and exams at high school with consistently high marks. I could only regret about not taking more English at Brain Power, as he ended up graduating with “only” 94 in English.

Thank you for very much for making our kids smarter and better!

Best regards,
Ina Gefter, M.Sc., B.Eng.

 

 


Date: May 17, 2015

Dear Karine,
Happy Birthday! I want to wish you happiness, the best of luck, success in all your endeavours, and to thank you for being such an amazing teacher. You have always stood up in front of the class and delivered very powerful and interesting lessons, which I enjoy every time.

Greg


Date: February 23rd, 2015

Hi Karine,

I got accepted! I’m so happy! =)

Thank you and Reuven for all your help and support!

Navya (Accepted to UTS 2015 after intensive training at Brain Power)


 

Date: Jan. 26th 2015

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the past few months at Brain Power. I gained so much knowledge, especially in things that I never knew I was so interested in, such as philosophy. I had recently gotten my mark back for my English essay and I got an 88 which really improved my mark and I am thankful for your feedback on it. I will be coming next year as I really enjoy coming.
Once again, thank you for everything,

Y.S.


Date: Jan. 7th 2015

My son Nick wrote the IB exams and got accepted into the IB program at Bayview Secondary :)))  Thanks a lot to Brain Power’s programs and for all the help and support they offer!!!

N. Teller


 

Date: Aug 18th 2014

Karine, I am so happy I got in touch with you!!!!
I need to brag! Especially since you truly deserve some credit too:
Daniel was participating in UofT’s Summer Med program this summer – 2014- and as part of the program they had a presentations competition. There were 40 something teams of 3 and his team won the competition with him truly being the one in the centre! I was a very proud mama ? I’d say your Public Speaking course truly paid off! So, thank you!

L. Prilik


Date: July 2014

Hi Karine,

I hope you are doing well! I was your student years ago in 2009 – 2011. Learning from you was a pleasure. I owe a lot of my motivation for improving my writing to Brain Power, and so I thank you for that.

I am currently studying at Western University at the Richard Ivey School of Business. As you probably know, Ivey is a 2+2 program, with the HBA Ivey program starting in third year.

Thank you for your help over the years!

Best Regards,
Bhavy Dhawan


 

Date: February 26th, 2014

From: University Prep Student Tali V.

Hi Jordan,

I just got my Offer of Admission to Queen’s and wanted to say thanks again for helping me with my PSE! I really appreciate it! ? and….I just got accepted to the English program at UofT and to Victoria College! Thank you so much for helping me with all the supplementary essays! I really appreciate it! ?

Tali

Date: January 9th, 2014

From: Sam (University Prep student)

Dear Karine and Jordan,
I JUST GOT INTO university of Ottawa , Glendon and York !!!!!
Thank you so much for your guidance and support !
Couldn’t have done it without you guys !

Sam


Date: January 2nd, 2014

From: Nina C., mother of Intermediate 2 student (Sylvia)

Hi Karine,
Thank you for your kindness.
Sylvia got an email to get an interview from UTS!
Tell the truth, Brain Power teachers and classes are really great and helpful to my kids. I appreciate to your parents, Paul, Jen and you.
Marry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Sincerely,
Nina

 

Date: Novemeber 30th, 2013
From: Thomas W., IB Preparation student
Hello Karine!

The IB test and it was surprisingly simple compared to the things that you guys were teaching at Brain Power.   There was a lot of reading comprehension (which I personally hate). Although I would normally suck at interpreting implications, your classes really helped me.  Overall the test was easier than I had expected, especially with all of the practice that you guys have given me. The practice that you guys have offered me really helped!

Thank you very much!

Thomas W.

 Date: June 21st, 2013

From: Sean W. (Parent of Brain Power Language Arts student, Harry – Senior 1))

Hi, Karine,

Harry had his grade 8 graduation ceremony yesterday. He got the boy Academy Award, this is the highest reward and only one student in each class. Harry did great job in his school. My wife and I would like thank you not only working in your class, but also spending extra time for his school’s speaking, essay, high school selection… Also we got lots of advice and suggestions from you on how to deal with teenagers. We appreciate your great work and need your help to continue teaching and supporting him.   Thank you.

Thanks again & have a wonderful summer holiday,

Sean  W.


 Date: April 21st, 2013

From: Tracy L. (Parent of Brain Power Language Arts student, Ryan)

Hi Jennifer,

I am so glad to learn of your comment of Ryan’s progress (Elementary 1 – Language Arts), thank you so much for all the help and patience for Ryan.
Ryan enjoys your class and your class is always fun to Ryan. I also want to thank you for helping Ryan edit many drafts for his school work, as I can see his confidence has improved and marks are always 4 or 4+ in his school class;  his writing has especially dramatically improved this year.
Thank you !
Sincerely
Tracy

 Date: April 18th, 2013

From: Andrey Goussev (Brain Power Alumni)

Hey Reuven!

It’s Andrey Goussev  from previous classes. While I was working on my resume I thought of putting the time I spent at BrainPower on and I came across your website. I’m just finishing my second year of Engineering Physics at McMaster. If you’ve never heard of it, the program includes more theory on sciences and math with the general engineering applications. Thanks to you I managed to survive year 1 with ease.  Anyway, I have to get back to studying for my exams. I just wanted to catch up and tell you how I’m doing. Also what’s new at BrainPower? How is Karine doing? Do you have any wise stories to share (like always)? Hopefully when I come back home, Simon and I will visit you again.

Andrey Goussev

 


I was in my seventh year of elementary school suffering poor grades, hindered by my English studies. Countless tutors were approached, hoping for a positive result but rendered me unsuccessful. I feared that if I continued to struggle like this, my high school years would be undermined due to a poorly establish English basis. One day my mother stumbled upon a small but prospering after school program lauded for their abilities to teach English/Language Arts to those who struggled as I did. My mother and I met with Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, one of the many spectacular professors who teach at Brain Power Enrichment. A small test was conducted to determine at which level I would be placed. I knew from that moment onward that I would not be faced with such adversities every again. Through the years at Brain Power, I honed my skills in improving my English studies with the help of the wonderful professors who taught there. They made me feel as if I was a friend to them rather than a student. Weekly emails were encouraged by the professors  to keep contact with students, ensuring that they understood the lessons as well as checking up on their school-related projects. Brain Power has taught me that being educated can actually be fun and so I never had an issue attending seminars.  My educational career made a 180 degree turn as soon as I enrolled in the programs offered at Brain Power.   I am thankful for everything the wonderful staff has taught me and I know without them, i would not be the same person I am today as I head to University.

Sincerely, Erik Brenner, Woodstock, Ontario.


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