The Brain Adventure camp courses teach foundation skills to prepare your child for the next school year - English, Python Coding and Math. Lessons are conducted live in a fun and interactive manner, at the same time your child will learn the foundation skills necessary to succeed in the next school year. It’s a truly fun learning experience, a unique summer camp for children in Oakville and Misisssauga.
In our class, we foster life skills such as problem-solving (Math), creativity (Python), collaboration, written communication (English) and confidence building (public speaking).
Our English Writing week focuses on foundation skills including sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary building. Students will learn how to write paragraph, starting from sentences. How to use adjective properly? What is proposition and how to use it? For vocabulary building, for instance, many students make the mistake of memorizing the words, or using highly complex words in an incorrect context. Our class shows the student on understanding the meaning of the words, and writing sentences base on that understanding.
This summer camp week on English Writing is a unique opportunity for your child to learn the foundations of English writing with professional lessons from our teachers and writing project for practice.
Our Oral Presentation week module focuses on building your child’s confidence in a public speaking setting. Our goal is to help our campers to feel confidence speaking in front of a crowd, and being able to express their ideas.
Confidence takes steps to build. In our Oral Presentation week, we start small - first with our campers preparing a speech about themselves, to conducting speech games such as impromptu speaking (can you talk about a story about this lemon - on the fly?). Finally on our Speech Day (last day), our campers will prepare a speech project that they developed during the week, and present it to the class.
Being able to deliver presentation confidently is a life skill - planting the seed for your child to succeed in their future. At the same time, this will prepare them for their school presentation project.
Math is cummulative. Each grade is a building block to the next, and without a strong knowledge of foundation skills, your child’s understanding will become shaky.
Our Math Foundation week module aim to review the key foundation skills: multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and BEDMAS, and moving your child into more advanced math.
Part of the session is dedicated into fun learning on contest level, problem techniques. We use Waterloo Gauss Contest curriculum. This will prepare your child for high school math (application and thinking problems, which accounts for 25% of the grades).
In our math sessions, we deliver instructive lessons based on building your child’s understanding, not memorizing equations or steps. All these are conducted on a fun and interactive learning environment.
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Coding skills are in extreme high demand in today’s job market. Students compete to enter computer science program. It is imperative for your children to expose to what programming look like, and nuture their interests.
Our Python Coding week introduces the basic concepts. Go in depth to see your child’s applying those concepts in python coding! Python is the fastest growing programming language globally, and it helps the student to explore the basics of object oriented programming.
(Our students at Queen Elizabeth Academy have successfully admitted to top Comp Tech high school programs (Port credit) and the University of Waterloo Computer Science programs)
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The Brain Adventure Summer Online Camp program comes in really handy at this point, serving as a means to ensure that healthy academic activities and learning are sustained regardless of the pandemic.
The Brain Adventure Summer Online Camp is a rich virtual learning program created by Elizabeth Academy - a private tutoring school accredited by the Ministry of Education - for children aged 7-13.
It’s important for learning to continue during Covid 19, but it's also essential to keep your child in a safe learning environment. For several months since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Queen Elizabeth Academy has successfully facilitated over 10,000 hours of online lessons via Zoom. We are experts in delivering online lessons, and our instructors are well-trained and experienced in delivering quality lessons.
Unlike regular classroom settings, online lessons are quite different. Besides involving a serious level of coordination, successful online tutoring thrives on excellent communication and requires patience on the part of the instructors to ensure the students don't sit passively behind the screen.
Our Brain Adventure Summer Online Camp offers a selection of core skills that your child needs: English Writing, Speech Presentation, Math, and Python Coding. Students can leverage this opportunity to strengthen their foundation in these courses and prepare to succeed in the fall classes. In addition to the highly-engaging live lessons, we provide a good amount of practice questions and homework.
But that's not all. QEA`s Brain Adventure program is fun and interactive! Your child will learn essential concepts combined with hands-on projects at their creation, under the supervision of seasoned tutors!
Upgrading Skills: Summer is a perfect time to upgrade your child’s skills in core subjects - in a fun and relaxing manner. Because it's a holiday, most students are more receptive to learning new things and exploring new ideas and concepts.
Building Confidence: This unique summer program offers students a good opportunity to learn foundational skills in a fun and interactive manner. Having a strong grasp of these skills helps to build your child’s confidence in schoolwork. This is important for them to succeed in the coming school year.
Developing Exciting Interests: Summer is a good time to allow your child to explore new things and build interest in exciting stuff. The Brain Adventure Summer Online Camp is structured in a fun and engaging manner, allowing students to master important areas in Math, English, Computer, and Coding with so much ease.
Routine Learning: QEA tutors help to provide routine lessons and summer projects to keep your kids busy academically. Physical meetings may be restricted during the Covid-19 period, but students can make the most of the time by gaining valuable skills, making new friends, strengthening their foundations, and learning new skills.
Building Better foundations: For middle schoolers, getting a good foundation is often critical for success in the next academic session. Generally, middle school materials are more challenging, which is why it's necessary to ensure that their foundation is sound and they are not lacking behind.
Building Confidence: In middle school, students will likely face tougher challenges when carrying out school projects. Our summer online program is designed to enable every camper to build confidence in subjects like English and Maths. This even motivates them towards the new school year.
For our Math and English programs, we facilitate understanding of the material, which is a key factor when it comes to building confidence. Confidence is even more pronounced during our Speech Presentation week, as each student is asked to stand up in front of a crowd and speak.
Confidence is a life skill, and no doubt, students will need it to do well in school projects, especially where presentation is required.
Developing Interests: Summer is an ideal time to develop your child's interest in various important areas such as math, English, computer coding. This serves as strong preparation for fall.
Routine Learning: To ensure your child continues learning during the Covid-19 period, so the Brain Adventure program provides both routine lessons and summer projects for them to work on. In other words, they will spend summertime effectively and gain valuable skills out of it. Our goal at the Brain Adventure summer camp is to help every student learn new skills, strengthen their foundation, and even make new friends.
In-depth understanding of coding concepts: Children nowadays can learn/experiment with the coding on their own, via Scratch ™ and other youtube resources. However, these hands-on coding experiments lack fundamental lessons. Lacking foundational understanding will limit students in their pursuit of STEM knowledge. To address this need, QEA provides a fundamental understanding of coding concepts with hands-on projects during the Brain Adventure Python lessons. This typically starts with stack, arrays, abstract class, data structure. For those that are interested in pursuing software engineering in high school and university, this is a good foundation.
Paving the future for software engineering: The computer programming field is vast, with very high-salary job opportunities. This is a great starting point for your child to understand software coding and at the same time explore their interest in our fun coding projects. Many students from Queen Elizabeth Academy have been admitted to study software engineering in top universities, such as Waterloo, Queen’s, and Western.
Systematic learning of key computer concepts: Our Brain Adventure program provides campers with the systematic learning of key concepts, and not just hands-on coding. This includes an understanding of variables, strings, if statements, loops, and object-oriented programming. We teach these concepts and provide small assignments to strengthen their understanding through practice.
With many schools in Canada conducting online lessons this year, some parents are left wondering how is an online summer school different from their children’s typical online school? Here's the difference:
First, online schools are conducted via a large class (typically 25-30+ students) in a single Zoom meeting. To properly coordinate such a class, the students are muted and only the teacher speaks. Again, this takes after the pattern of a direct lecture in a youtube video. This means that lots of students may be sitting passively behind the screen and are bored. There is no active learning.
Our Brain Adventure Online Program, on the other hand, is fully interactive. The class size is an average of 8 students. Our teachers are free to conduct discussion types of lessons. In our English classes, for instance, students are engaged in close reading, where everybody gets a turn to act as a character in the novel/short stories.
In our Math classes, the students are now free to ask questions for clarity and in the concepts that they don’t understand. In our Speech Presentation week, each of our students presents their speech project. And all these can be done due to the low student-to-teacher ratio. Our programs are built-in with hands-on, fun projects, relating to what they learn.
Finally, children usually get motivated when they see their creation: a python game, a speech presented in front of a class, a short story written by themselves, or being able to win in a math puzzle game. This motivation will facilitate their interests in the area and build their confidence.