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Specialized Academic Coaching

Specialized Academic Coaching (SAC) is an educational solution designed for students with any type of learning difficulty.

Students who work with an SAC Coach experience marked improvements in these areas:

Study Skills


Organization skills

Time Management

Self confidence


If your child is having difficulty in school, he or she may simply have a different way of learning. Parents are often the first to notice that “something doesn’t seem right,” but sometimes knowing what to do and where to find help can be confusing.

SAC can provide you with the right supports and interventions in order for your student to succeed in school and in life.


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Other SAC Services

Our academic mentors can assist your special needs student with all of the following and more:

ADHD coaching

Executive Functioning coaching

Educational evaluations

College admissions coaching

IEP reviews

Academic advocacy

Wilson and Orton- Gillingham reading systems

Test Prep – SAT, ACT, AP, Subject Tests

The experience with brainstorm has been great, everyone is professional and qualified. My son has become more confident in the area he is studying and has improved academically.

C. DeGregorioManalapan, NJ

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About Special Needs Tutoring

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 (Specialized Academic Coaching) coaches.

By partnering with the student and incorporating BrainStorm’s core values of customization, enthusiasm, and relationship, the specialized academic coach will empower your child with the strategies and skills necessary to conquer his or her unique challenges.


Learn more…
In the video below, BrainStorm CEO Scott Doty speaks with Kathy Acosta, BrainStorm’s Director of Specialized Academic Coaching.

Meet the Team

Janine Weiss Director Sportika BrainStorm Manalapan NJ


Janine, Director of Sportika and SAC Academic Mentor, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ithaca College and her Master's degree in School Counseling from The George Washington University.

Janine worked as a high school Guidance Counselor for five years. She has six years of experience working one-on-one with students with learning difficulties and has taught Academic Skills and Basic Skills Reading at Brookdale Community College.

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Alex, Coordinator of SAC, earned her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marist College.

Alex has worked with students struggling with developmental delays, learning disabilities, and mental illness. As a Mental Health Counselor, Alex has helped students overcome challenges and find the motivation to reach their goals.