Brain Gain Academy

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Brain Gain Academy

Mon, August 5
9:00 am
- 12:00 pm

August 5 - 9, 9am - 12pm OR 1 - 4pm


Mon, August 05, 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045


Brain Gain Academy is an inclusive, comprehensive one week academic camp aimed to help prepare your child for their upcoming school year! We will provide individualized intervention to meet your child’s needs during this short period of time through engaging, meaningful, and age appropriate activities. We will start with a learning evaluation before camp starts to uncover academic strengths and weaknesses. This information will be used to differentiate instruction as needed.  During camp, we will work on a variety of math skills that span from basic math fact recall, math strategies, math word problems, and how to better share your thinking!  In reading, we will work on decoding and encoding skills, in the context of reading, as well as reading comprehension skills, and written responses.   Throughout the week, students will also improve their executive functioning skills, and be able to apply what they learn to their daily lives.

Ages 6 – 8: 9am – 12pm

Ages 9 – 11: 1 – 4pm

Ana Kohout grew up in Lake Forest, IL and attended Lake Forest district 67/115  K-12th grade. She currently lives in Janesville, WI, and teaches 2nd-5th grade Special Education to students with a variety of learning disabilities in Beloit, WI. She settled there after graduating from Beloit College, with a Bachelors in General Education, and a Master’s in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In Ana‘s spare time, she is the executive director of a national nonprofit organization, A Place For Us, that aims to create a virtual space for students with disabilities to connect and support one another to succeed in higher education through peer mentorship that spans from high school through college. Ana is extremely passionate about helping all learners and students be successful, as seen through her own personal experiences, career, and nonprofit work.

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Mon, August 5
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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(847) 234-6060