TUTORING — $75/hour

Any subject you can imagine!

STUDY SPACE PASSES

5 hours — $125

10 hours — $300

20 hours — $540

Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Come to BrainBoost to finish assignments, preview material or sharpen study skills! Use Spring Break Catchup to develop an individualized learning plan that meets your goals. Use our study space, take part in our fun break activities, & munch on the daily snacks.

Why Catch Up?

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. 

OUR SPRING BREAK

CATCH UP TEACHER:

MARKIE GIAMMARINO

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.

 

Spring Break Classes:

Animation

10am-12pm, Monday-Friday​, $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.

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons 101

10am-12pm, Monday-Friday, $250+GST

If you’re interested in Dungeons and Dragons, but have never had a chance to play, this is it! While we battle monsters and explore dungeons, you’ll hone your ability to improvise, solve problems and work with others. Your actions will shape your character and the landscape around you. Everyone is welcome, so grab your pencils and roll for initiative. It’s going to be epic!

Advanced Dungeons and Dragons

1pm-3pm, Monday-Friday, $250+GST

Sharpen your swords and pack your bags, an adventure waits over the horizon. Will your party push away the darkness, embrace it wholeheartedly, or fight bitterly over the balance? The fate of the world is in your hands. Join us for a ten hour adventure set in the world of Cerioth. The outcome of this campaign will shape the world for years to come–experienced players only, please!

Role Playing Game Class

3:30-5:30, Monday-Friday, $250+GST

Interested in roleplaying games, but not a fan of the fantasy genre? Ever wanted to be a gunslinger in the wild west, or a scavenger in a post-apocalyptic wasteland? What about a cyborg with something to prove in Neo Tokyo? Practice improvisation, problem solving and teamwork while creating a story with friends in various settings. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary!

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