BrainStorm Tutoring & Arts is a diverse and highly-skilled network of young professionals who use motivation and mentorship to inspire personal and academic excellence in students of all ages. Launched in 2006, the company is the brainchild of Scott Doty and Ashley DiPetrillo, local graduates (Ramsey HS ’99 and Ramapo HS ’98, respectively) who saw a need in their community and have worked diligently to meet it ever since.
To learn more about why we exist and how we’re exceptional, read our Manifesto.
Meet the Founding Family
Ashley and Scott met at the audition for a musical at college (Tufts University, where Ash studied Civil Engineering and Scott studied International Relations). Ashley, a former Miss Wyckoff, adored Italian cooking and calculus; Scott, a lifelong mischief-maker and non-beauty pageant winner, played a mean piano and was starting striker for the Tufts varsity soccer team. They hit it off.
After they both graduated with honors, Scott won the prestigious Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, sending him to Australia for his Master’s in International Business. Ashley joined him in Melbourne, where she decided to get her Master’s in Civil Engineering. Upon return, they launched their first baby: BrainStorm. A few years later, after getting hitched, they started creating human babies, too: Alejaya (now age 6) and Teadora (now age 4).
Scott & Ashley are thrilled with the impact BrainStorm is having in their lifelong Bergen County-area community, and are committed to continuing to create an atmosphere in which inspired professionals provide “exuberant learning” opportunities for families and students are empowered to experience Dominance on Test Day, Confidence for Life.