Our Vision + Mission

We believe in the power of learning at any age. We believe that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential with the right support and resources.

Our mission is to provide world class learning programs that give students the knowledge tools and confidence for lifelong success.

Meet Our Team

BrainAcademi is incredibly fortunate to have attracted an exceptional roster of passionate teachers and tutors to our learning center. While each tutor provides their own unique and diverse set of experiences, they are united in their educational qualifications and dedication to teaching.

Madeline Carrillo | Owner + Literacy Program Lead + Arrowsmith Educator

BA Speech Sciences UBC, Business Degree UBC, Arrowsmith Educator, Lindamood Bell Instructor Madeline was born and raised in North Vancouver where she grew up with a passion for academics and sports. This led her to study Psychology at Capilano University and then Speech Sciences at University of British Columbia. where she was exposed to the complexities of language. Since graduating, Madeline has worked at the Family Centred Practices Group, in Applied Behaviour Analysis and at specialized Vancouver based Remedial Instruction Organization delivering their reading, comprehension, math and writing programs. Madeline has developed a strong love for working one on one with students, building strong personal relationships allowing for substantial growth. Madeline teaches the Arrowsmith Program and is the head of the Literacy Program at BrainAcademi.

Luciana Holmes | Owner + Arrowsmith Program Lead

BA (Eng), Senior Arrowsmith Educator, Literacy Program and Orton Gillingham Instructor, Early Childhood Educator Luciana has a love for teaching that has spanned two decades and has seen her work in a variety of teaching capacities including most recently as an Eaton Arrowsmith Educator, Principal and Admissions/Education Officer (12 years). Luciana is trained Orton-Gillingham instructor as well as in our Literacy Program. Her learning and experience with Non-Violent Communication, Growth Mindset, and her current training in Mindful Education inform her teaching and daily classroom experience. Luciana comes to BrainAcademi to share her passion for the Arrowsmith Program and create opportunities for all students to experience the long-term and life-changing impact these programs can have. As a long time North Van resident, Luciana loves to swim, ski, hike, and is an enthusiastic early morning jogger. She enjoys serving her community as a member of the Lynn Valley Lions.