Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, but teach him to genetically engineer his own fish and—by the gods, what has science done? Trigger astounding learning with this Groupon.
$32 for a One-Hour Private Tutoring Session or Group Class ($65 Value)
Tutoring sessions can be designed either to help kids keep up or to provide an extra challenge for students working beyond their grade level. The school focuses on students in grades pre-K–6; available subjects include (but aren't limited to) math, English, Russian, and exam prep. After the session, the tutor meets with parents to discuss the student's academic needs and offers suggestions as to which of the Brainy Academy's other classes and programs might be a good fit. This Groupon is also valid for any group class. Click here for the class schedule.
You won't find a single screen in most of Brainy Academy's classrooms—no smart boards, no computer monitors, no TVs. In fact, students spend very little time passively taking in information at all. In nursery-school sessions, enrichment classes, and private tutoring meetings alike, instructors are guided by the principles of Montessori learning, which help develop problem-solving skills and creative thinking through hands-on activities.
That doesn't mean that the programs lack structure. Kids prepare to compete on a global level with the Singapore Math system, and an analytic approach to English swiftly lays the foundation for advanced reading and writing skills. The school's methods are suited equally to expanding learning capacity in kids with learning difficulties and in those ready to move beyond their peers. (Several programs are designed to prepare kids for the citywide gifted and talented test.) Summer Russian, lego science, and English programs keep children in touch with academic concepts and away from roving gangs of philosophers trying to teach them arguments against math's existence.