Science Explorations Jr. and Sr. 



Your Teachers:

Nolan Sage – Science Jr.

bbstaff2017-10Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, Nolan is a BC certified teacher, holding a degree in Psychology & Linguistics, as well as Education. At BrainBoost, Nolan tutors a variety of subjects from the elementary to secondary level, with a focus on math, biology and chemistry. Nolan teaches in a way that gives students the power to create their own learning moments and strives to foster confidence and critical thinking within a safe environment. When not tutoring, Nolan is often found with one or more cameras in hand, creating distinct portraits or filming comedy sketches. Nolan’s interests also include music (guitar, bass, ukulele), long-form improv, painting, printmaking and tacos



Josef Garen – Science Sr.

Josef’s academic (and life) path has been a crooked one. He attended the University of British Columbia to study physics, doing research in the field of glaciology, only to return a few years later to chase down a Master’s degree in science and technology studies, where he wrote his thesis on autism identity politics. Between and after degrees, Josef has worked in outdoor education, teaching astronomy and physics in the cold desert nights in California as well as plant biology on the slopes of Mt. Hood in Oregon. He has also worked in intellectual property, and has written and prosecuted dozens of patents. At BrainBoost, Josef specializes in tutoring math and the sciences, especially physics. He believes that math and science don’t have to feel mysterious and unapproachable, and that conceptual knowledge and intuition are just as important in math and physics as in any other subject. When not working, Josef likes to spend his time reading, thrift store shopping, eating tacos, and getting outside – he is a hobbyist forager and plant nerd, and he’s always up for a hike, rain or shine or more rain, or to bite some new piece of greenery from the forest floor.


How much does it cost?
$2600.00 per course (Junior or Senior)

When is it?
Wednesday 1:00-3:00 pm

What are the dates?
Full Year: September 12th – June 12th

What ages is it appropriate for?

What credits can be earned?


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To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
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