Personalized tutoring for special needs
Specialized Academic Coaching (SAC) is an educational solution designed for students with any type of learning difficulty.
We tutor students with conditions including, but not limited to:
What can a Reading Specialist do for your Child?
Reading Specialists are certified to work with all students, including those with dyslexia, decoding difficulties, and other reading disabilities. They use curriculum from interventions, such as Orton-Gillingham and Wilson.
By performing a set of pre-assessments, our reading specialists will make recommendations about what type of interventions should be put in place. These interventions can include fluency, decoding, comprehension or writing skills. They will develop a comprehensive literacy plan by creating goals and strategies to help meet those goals.
Reading Specialists make a long-lasting impact on your child’s ability to read and comprehend for life.
Nicole, Brainstorm’s SAC Program Coordinator, earned her Master’s Degree in Teaching Students with Disabilities K-12 from Montclair State University.
Nicole has been a Special Education Teacher for the past 3 years. She teaches Middle School Language Arts as the inclusion teacher. She has worked with a variety of learning disabilities and advocates for students rights in the classroom. As an educator, her goal is to help students reach important skills in a creative and engaging way!
Hello, my name is Tayron Glover; I have a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from William Paterson University (2004) and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from The College of Saint Elizabeth (2018). I have experience including specialized training in special needs and early childhood curriculum.
I am a skilled and qualified professional with 20 + years of Special Education and Early Childhood Education Administration experience. I have analytical, project management, implementation, and supervisory experience. I have experience in various classroom settings, including co-teaching in a special education inclusion classroom and co-teaching within an English Language Learning classroom.
My name is Audrey Morris. I graduated from Georgetown University in 2014 with a major in Management, Leadership, and Innovation and a minor in Sociology. After graduating, I decided to work in a field directly supporting students and their growth, both academically and socio-emotionally. Currently, I am a Grade Level Chair at a middle school located in Newark, NJ. I have been teaching in the K-8 educational sector for 8 years and counting. I have taught grades 2, 3, 5 and 6.
Val Thielker enjoys working with students who think “outside the box.” With 10 years experience in teaching and 5 years as a teacher’s aide, she brings her background and resources to support families to help students achieve their goals. Val has a double major from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in Education from the College of St. Elizabeth. Val works with students form kindergarten to 11th grade. She has been with Brainstorm tutoring subjects such as: reading, writing, math, and art.
My name is Ellie Gammer. I am graduating this semester from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in the History and Philosophy of Science. I love science, specifically chemistry, and I will be applying to medical school this spring.
Rebekah Jones is a licensed K-6 educator from Teaneck, NJ. An alumna of North Carolina A&T State University, she enjoys being an academic coach with a special focus on literacy.
Rebekah loves the arts & works to intertwine learning and creativity everyday!
BrainStorm believes that every human being has a unique genius and, with the right mindset and skill set, is capable of incredible success. For students with learning difficulties, no one is better at promoting signature strengths – and equipping to overcome challenges – than BrainStorm’s SAC coaches.
Online tutoring for special needs students is available!