Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Brienza's Academic Advantage

1. Name of organization: Brienza’s Academic Advantage
Primary location:

1762 Benson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Phone: 718-232-0114
Fax: 718-232-0447

LEAs where service will be provided: NYC and Nassau County
2. Years provider has delivered service: 14 years
3. Evidence that services have been effective: Increased NYC Standardized Test Scores including the grades 4 and 8 ELA exam.
4. Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate): We use Curriculum Associates’ Strategic Steps to Mathematics Success Series and Three Steps to Reading Success in conjunction with supplementary materials that comply with the New York State Learning Standards.
5. Grade level(s) the provider will serve: K - 12
6. Content area(s) provider will serve: English Language Arts (including reading) and math
7. Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable: There are several options:
  • One, two-hour session per week in small group environment
  • Two, two-hour sessions per week in a small group environment
  • One, one-hour session per week in a one-on-one environment
8. Average length of each service session (minutes/hours): Two hours
9. Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;): Duration of services depends upon the type of service chosen.
  • One, two-hour session per week lasts approximately 25 weeks
  • Two, two hour sessions per week lasts approximately 13 weeks
  • One, one hour one-on-one session per week last approximately 12 weeks
10. Type of instruction: There are two options:
  • Small group, direct instruction
  • One-on-one instruction
10a. Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities: We have certified Special Education teachers on staff who utilize their skills and knowledge to serve students with disabilities.
10b. Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency: We have certified ELL/ESL teachers on staff.
11. Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s): Certified teachers will provide instruction and use evidence-based instruction techniques to plan and deliver effective instruction for students who want to enhance, or need to improve, their English Language Arts (including reading) and math skills. Teachers will regularly attend training seminars in order to enhance their skills and to keep their information current.
12. Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery): Reports will be sent throughout the duration of the program.  The first and last reports will be based upon diagnostic and post test results
13. Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation) No
14. Additional relevant information: It is our goal to offer your child an excellent educational program in a nurturing environment.  We emphasize improving students' skills and knowledge while fostering their self-esteem.
Last Updated: April 26, 2012