Olga Khamichonak is a founder of Blooming Minds Academy. Olga has graduated from Minsk State Pedagogical College and Minsk State Linguistics University with Bachelor’s degree in Teaching and Master’s degree in the Linguistics of the English Language. Olga began her career as a teacher of English in Minsk, Belarus. For almost 20 years Olga has been teaching and tutoring children and adults of various ages and levels. In addition, she successfully led training and educational programs with strong focus on Quality Improvement and student knowledge improvement.
When Olga’s son was born, she realized that American childcare system did not always include foundational education that children usually received in Belarus. She was highly concerned that children were not adequately challenged intellectually at the early age, when their brains were most flexible. As a result, a center for early intellectual development – Blooming Minds Academy – was born. Today, over 100 children, ages 1 through 14 receive a strong foundation in Math and Language by attending a variety of play-based age-appropriate educational programs.
Olga is genuinely passionate about education. She is a strong believer that all children should have access to high-quality education to realize their life purpose. Today, after recognizing that there is a gap between school curriculum and rigorous requirements of colleges and universities, Olga moved further with her programs, to include children of school age. Especially, she sees the areas of improvement in teaching such disciplines as English and Math. In 2015, Olga has decided to partner with Vika’s School to provide school-age children with high-quality education in the areas of Mathematics, English, Engineering, and Technology. STELLA Academy, a full-day private Math and Engineering school was born. Today, STELLA is enrolling its first students and hopes to see them succeed in their future endeavors.