Frequently Asked Questions


Your child gives a pre-assessment test with a teacher. The teacher also asks several questions to determin the instruction level that will be best suited for him/her. Based on the assessment test and teacher’s observation, the child is assigned the level to start with. Parents’ feedback is also considered in determining the instruction level at which a child can start.

 

Your child is then enrolled into a class. Your child is expected to attend at least one class (1 hour long per subject) per week where an experienced county school teacher gives lesson on a concept/skill. Your child gets a weekly worksheet packet (For English – the packet includes 4 worksheets including reading comprehensions, grammar and vocabulary. For Math – the packet inclues four math worksheets. Each worksheet has combination of math operation, math concept/skill review and problem solving/critical thinking).

 

Your child completes these worksheets at home or at the BrightNup center and submits them for grading. Teachers evaluate these worksheets and grades them.

 

Your child also appears for quizzes and periodic tests.

 

Parents get and discuss their child’s progress regularly from the teachers.

BrightNup math enrichment program is designed based on Common Core standards and has a strong focus on problem solving, analysis, and critical thinking. While repetitive drills on math operations are a part of math enrichment program, word problems and critical thinking problems are given more focus to help prepare your child for real world applications and standardized test.

 

BrightNup math enrichment program helps young children tremendously build their basic foundation and solidify math concepts. Once the concepts are clear, children become more confident and feel a distinct lead in their math scores and problem solving/critical thinking abilities. The program ensures an environment for academic excellence as well as success in school and real life.

BrightNup’s English enrichment program is designed to focus on the following four key parts:

 

=> Reading Comprehension - Reading is based on fiction, non-fiction, science, and poems. Each reading comprehension has multiple choice questions, extended response questions, grammar and vocabulary activities.

=> Grammar

=> Vocabulary - Students get weekly wordlists. The wordlist has the word definitions, similar / opposite meaning words and sentences using the words. There are weekly worksheets based on these weekly words.

=> Creative Writing

There will be maximum of 8 students in a class. One teacher is dedicated to a class. Smaller size classes (1 teacher with 4 students) might also be offered.

BrightNup program offers numerous benefits to students. Please click here for more details.

BrightNup’s policy is to have no more than 8 students in a class. We believe small class makes a HUGE difference in the effective learning. There are many academies, where a class has 20+ students. In contrast, BrightNup class has only 8 students including exam prep class like TJ/AOS. This is one of the many reasons why BrightNup students are real learners and successful.

The monthly fee can be paid by cash or check. The quarterly or semi-annual or full fee can be paid credit card or by check or by cash.

BrightNup only employs very experienced and highly qualified teachers from Fairfax County Public Schools. These teachers are experts in their respective areas and have been handling students every day at  school and hence they can identify the students’ strength and weakness quickly and pay more attention to improve the weak areas. Obviously, the small class size is another important factor since the small class ensures more individualized attention from the teachers.

Yes. BrightNup has a very structured curriculum for students in grade1-6. Please click here to view the curriculum.

There are many ways BrightNup and its program are different. Please click here for more details. If you still have questions or queries, please email us at BrightNup.Academy@gmail.com or call at (703) 507-3074 for more details. We will answer all your queries so that you are very clear before you enroll your child.

Teachers give homework every week and grade them. They also discuss the graded worksheets with students. Teachers assess a student with the homework packet. There are also periodic tests in the class. The scores in these periodic tests are very useful to determine the progress of students.

If you need acceleration in your child`s academic progress, please talk to us once. We would explain in details what we can offer to your child for his/her academic success. We are very confident that BrightNup enrichment programs will hugely contribute to your child’s academic success.

 

Our contact information:

                 Phone: (703) 507-3074    

                 Email: brightNup.academy@gmail.com                            

Since the class size is very small, teachers give individualized attention in the class. Therefore, there is no need for one-on-one lesson with the teacher. However, a half-hour or one-hour one-on-one session with the teacher can be arranged with an additional fee.

BrightNup accepts only cash or check. Monthly or quarterly fee can be paid by cash or check. The check should be payable to BrightNup, LLC.

No. Fee can be paid monthly or quarterly. If the fee is paid quarterly and a student is withdrawn from the program, the fee for the remaining class will be refunded. BrightNup expects a month’s notice for any withdrawal.

All BrightNup classes are a bit higher in standard than the same grade level class in the public school. BrightNup can arrange a free assessment test. The score in the assessment test can be used to determine a class. A student can also try a free class for teachers to determine if s/he is at the right class. BrightNup also offers a paid trial month to determine the right class. Parents’ viewpoint is also an important in determining a class.

If there are any similar classes, the makeup is available. If the makeup class is not available, students can make up any missed lessons in that week/weekend. Any missed lessons have to be made up in the week it was missed. No refund or adjustment of fee is allowed for any missed lessons. If the makeup class is not available or a student cannot make up a lesson, parents are requested to collect homework for the week. Students are expected to complete the homework and bring them to the next class.

If the makeup class is not available or a student cannot make up a lesson, parents are requested to collect homework for the week. Students are expected to complete the homework and bring them to the next class.

No

If the vacation is informed well in advanced (a month before), fee can be adjusted.

If the fee is paid quarterly and a student is withdrawn from the program, the fee for the remaining classes will be refunded. BrightNup expects a month’s notice before any withdrawal. No refund is allowed if the fee is paid monthly and a student is withdrawn in a month already paid for.

Absolutely! Please inform in advance if you would like to meet the teacher. There are regular parent-teacher sessions for feedback on students. These  parent-teacher sessions ensure that teachers are aware of parents` expectations and parents are aware of students’ progress. The feedback/conversation from both sides are extremely improtant for get the most benefit of BrightNup’s highly competitive enrichment programs.

Yes. There are plenty of simulated tests before the actual TJ/AOS exam. All these tests start from October. Students mostly come for 2 hours to take the test in the weekend and then there are additional two hours in the weekday or weekend to review these tests. These tests are highly effective in securing a good score on the test and are highly recommended to students.

There are additional two hours in the weekday or weekend to review these tests. Teachers grade these tests and discuss these tests with students. Since BrightNup class has only 8 students, these review and feedback sessions are more individualized and very effective.

There are many benefits. Only few are listed for you:

1)     Very experienced teachers. All teachers are very cordial. This ensures that students ask questions without any hesitation.

2)     Very effective and right-sized homework material

3)     Very small class-size - Small class ensures individualized attention from teacher. This also ensures that teachers grade homework and give regular feedback to every student

4)     Regular parent-teacher session ensures that teachers are aware of parents expectation and parents are aware of students’ progress. The feedback/conversation from both sides are extremely improtant for get the most benefit of BrightNup’s highly competitive programs

5)     Very reasonable fee

Yes. BrightNup only offers SAT – English preparation classes. Math classes will be added soon.

Parents are truly requested to refer their friends to BrightNup Academy. BrightNup is very thankful for the referral and pays $25 Amazon gift card for every referral. Alternatively, it also gives discounts in the monthly tuition for every referral. Please refer your friends to BrightNup. Thank you in advance!

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Teacher is great. The curriculum and worksheets are exactly what my daughter needed to motivate herself. She really loves the critical thinking and word problems. We have made the right choice.

                                                                  - Vikram T.

BrightNup’s critical thinking and problem solving worksheets are really well thought out. These worksheets are very interesting and challenging. My daughter loves doing these worksheets. She loves the teacher too. It’s a great value for the money we spend.

                                                       - Farhana A.

My son is in eight grade and I have been looking for a place to prepare him for TJ exam. I have enrolled him in BrightNup’s TJ Prep program. The English and Math teachers are excellent. They are so detailed that my son gets everything that he needs to master a concept. We are really glad to have enrolled him in BrightNup’s TJ Prep program.

                                         - Igbal A.

We have enrolled both my son and daughter in BrightNup’s English and Math programs. I see tremendous value in these programs. The curriculum is very structured and weekly worksheets are just great.  Moreover, the class is very small-sized and the teacher is superb. I wonder how BrightNup has found such a nice and dedicated teacher.  She makes learning fun for young kids! I see a tremendous improvement in them in just two months. I am so pleased that I have started recommening my friends to enroll their kids to BrightNup programs as well.

-- Genevieve W.