Brooklyn Minds Build LLC Bricks 4 Kidz DBA
Ph. (347)699-3095, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How many years have you been in business in NYC?
Four years and five months
How did you get your start and what was your initial inspiration?
I have a deep commitment for developing mathematical and technological awareness in youth that allowed me to be an effective New York City high school teacher. I designed a curriculum aimed at improving student outcomes on local and statewide assessments in the content areas of Algebra, Geometry and Life Science. Although successful at preparing students for standardized assessments, my passion lies beyond test performance. I firmly believe in utilizing real-world situations that allow students to experience learning, resulting in deeper understanding.
Realizing the need for students to be more prepared to compete successfully in an increasingly competitive global arena, I decided to further my impact by introducing BRICKS 4 KIDZ® to the New York City area. This program has been designed to provide families and educational organizations a greater way of fostering student success. Participants are motivated through an experiential learning experience, direct hands- on activities, engaging lessons and leading edge technology, which facilitate student learning. Some of the services provided by BRICKS 4 KIDZ® include pre-school classes, after-school programs, in-school field trips and summer camps.
What do you feel differentiates you from others in your field?
I value my clients and communicate that by making sure their inquiries receive a response in a timely manner.
I pay attention to details. I often observe my instructors’ performance and provide meaningful, practical feedback to ensure that our clients receive quality service.
What do you feel gives you longevity in this big city with so many options?
As a certified Mathematics educator, I know the value of hands-on learning. I am passionate about providing students with the opportunity to have learning experiences that they will remember for years to come.
How do you positively impact your clientele?
I ask the right questions to understand my client’s needs and provide them with quality services that meet those needs.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love seeing students learn while having fun.
What is your favorite secret NYC spot?
How do you benefit mamas?
We provide a safe environment for children to explore, learn and create.
What is the most memorable feedback a client has given you?
We taught a series of in-school workshops at PS 188 in Coney Island. One of the classes was for students with special needs. The teacher pointed to one of her students and explained that he had never been as engaged in her class prior to our STEM enrichment program.
What is the best advice anyone's ever given you? Or what is your "mantra" / words to live by?
My mantra: You only live once so “live big”.
As moms, the day can escape us, what is your best timesaving trick?
My timesaving trick is to substitute a meal with a smoothie. I include green leafy vegetables, frozen fruit and flax seed.