MARCH 19th – MARCH 23rd
9:00am – 4:30pm
–TUTORING — $75/hour
Any subject you can imagine!
STUDY SPACE PASSES
5 hours — $125
10 hours — $225
20 hours — $400
SPRING BREAK DISCOUNT
1 hour of Study Space for $30
Why Catch Up?
with Markie Giammarino
What makes Spring Break so different at BB?
One thing you’ll notice is that the space is especially quiet and focused. With everyone on break from school, there is less hubbub which provides a more focused, tranquil space for students to lock in to their studies for an afternoon, morning or a whole day.
Which students would benefit from SB?
Anyone! If you’re behind on your coursework, Spring Break can be a crucial time to bring yourself up to date with the rest of your classmates while also fitting in a preview for what’s coming down the road. No matter how far behind you are, our mind-dump specialists in tutoring and Study Space can help you devise a plan of attack for the week. If you’re not sure what you need to work on, but you want to keep your brain active, come on in! We’re experts at creating custom learning paths for anyone and everyone.
What kind of fun things are happening over SB at BB?
Aside from D&D and Peter’s Animation Class, there will be random games hosted throughout the day to help break up the work and yummy treats to help push those dedicated students through their studies over the break period. In addition, Spring Break will see our salmon eggs grow into little alevins, getting closer to their graduation date when they’re released at Spanish Banks creek. Our garden will be taking shape as a result of our diligent Gardening crews careful green thumbs. We’ve got a great crew of staff excited to bring a fun, yet focused vibe to Brainboost this Spring Break.
Come to BrainBoost to finish assignments, preview material, take tests, or sharpen study skills!
Dungeons & Dragons
A crumbling tower perches on a mountain in the distance, lit by a full moon. You stand on a path that has been carved through an ancient pine forest, leading towards the tower. Behind you, the path stretches towards the horizon and the vast ocean. What do you do? Head to the tower? Take your chances in the forest? Turn around and head for the ocean? The only limit in this world is your own imagination. While we battle dragons, settle debts and explore dungeons, you’ll hone your ability to improvise, solve problems, and work on a team. Anyone is welcome, so sharpen your pencils, and roll for initiative. It’s going to be epic.
Monday-Friday, March 19th-23rd, 10am-12pm w/ Lauren – Ages 14-19 ($250+GST)
Monday-Friday, March 19th-23rd, 10am-12pm w/ Brittany – Ages 10-15 ($250+GST)
Monday-Friday, March 19th-23rd, 1pm-3pm Dungeon Master Training
w/ Lauren – Ages 14-19 ($250+GST)
Monday-Friday, March 19th-23rd, 1pm-3pm, Dungeon Master Training
w/ Brittany – Ages 10-15 ($250+GST)
Animation comes in many forms: stop motion, claymation, drawing cell by cell, flip books, zeotropes, merging CGI with real video or making a fully animated CGI film. The goal of the course is to teach the basics of all techniques and then encourage students to become masters of their chosen tools. With many animation studios opening in Vancouver this is a great way to set yourself up for a satisfying future career. Peter will guide students through the material in a kind and flexible way, accommodating all types of learners.
Monday-Friday, March 19th-23rd, 10am-12pm w/ Peter ($250+GST)
OUR SPRING BREAK
Markie has a curiosity for all subjects and while teaching primarily math he caters to the diverse course load of his students. When Markie graduated high school in 2005 he started working with Brainboost and continued to do so while obtaining his degree in psychology and philosophy at UBC. From installing gardening boxes at the Hub to bringing in weekly baked goods to provide for Brainboost’s charitable programs, Markie loves making use of his passions to help contribute to the overall aura of the hub. This upcoming year, Markie will lead the Sustainability 12 class through an activity of public restoration with the “Salmonids in the Classroom” program through the winter and spring. Students will foster juvenile salmon before releasing them into local estuary systems while learning how Markie’s favorite animal, the salmon, is a substantial element of many BC ecosystems. Markie’s interests are not just limited to gardening and wildlife. He’s also an avid sports fan, home renovator and an imaginative cook. The opportunity to facilitate the growth of a person and to help them find their own source of passion motivates Markie to find the best way he can assist his students in their endeavours.