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GainContact provides the tools, skills and resources to improve target lifestyle areas. Acting as an umbrella organization, Gain Contact Group is committed to developing the knowledge, competencies, and insights of individuals and organizations through learning solutions that promote global mindsets, personal development and educational fulfillment.



What’s in a name?

The word “GAIN” represents the concept of attainment and achievement, usually spurred by a desire to improve or advance know-how including a given skill, knowledge base, or competency area. On a daily basis, our human nature gives us the drive to constantly enhance what we have or know by moving in a forward direction towards improvement through increased knowledge and awareness as well as optimal resource utilization to achieve desired goal.

It is this understanding that led to the creation of Gain Contact, a company committed to providing the tools, skills and resources to spur the development of a given lifestyle area.

Acting as an umbrella organization, Gain Contact Group is committed to furthering the knowledge, competencies, and insights of individuals and organizations by expanding global alliances, enriching interactions and creating lucrative networks.

To this effect, each subsidiary brand will retain the word GAIN representing: Global, Alliances, Interactions, and Networks.

We are dedicated to delivering customized product and service offerings that leverage existing competencies while working with momentum to drive improvement and attainment of maximum potential.



We believe that:

  • Education is power and a lifelong journey.
  • Every human being possesses untapped potential.
  • Every student, partner, and member of our community deserves appreciation, respect, and to be treated to an exemplary educational experience.
  • Every individual is a unique contributor to the human family.
  • Instilling a global mindset is vital to fostering inter-cultural understanding.
  • Knowledge is empowering and every human being is entitled to its access and privileges.
  • Diversity is strength and can be used to build tolerance.
  • Transparency, communication, and ethical conduct are the cornerstones to building a healthy society.
  • Challenges are opportunities for self-discovery.
  • Relationships are transformational.

Our Mission GainVille is an educational and cultural network providing customized learning opportunities to students of all ages and abilities. Our aim is to enrich lives, expand scholarship, and inspire enlightened global citizens.




A successful GainVille Student:

  • Carries a commitment to lifelong learning
  • Possesses a sensitivity and understanding for diverse cultures
  • Maintains a keen interest in further developing his or her own talents and abilities.
  • Has developed the ability to work both independently and within a team framework
  • Understands the value of social responsibility as a vehicle for global citizenship
  • Appreciates the power of an inquisitive mind
  • Respects the role of education in creating opportunity and success in future endeavors
  • Thinks critically and are discriminating consumers of information
  • Acknowledges the transformational role of technology and its ability to enhance all areas of learning
  • Has acquired a level of emotional intelligence they can incorporate into  all areas of their lives


Company Background


Gain Contact Group is a U.S.-based lifestyles organization formed in 2005 providing comprehensive services in the areas of personal development and learning fulfillment through its three subsidiary brands.

Gain Contact Group’s major fields of operation are education, training and consulting.  Education activities include global education, foreign languages, ESL, private tutoring, college placement, homework help and educational assessment.  Training activities include workshops, cultural competence, and professional networking.  Consulting activities include educational institutions and business consulting.

At Gain Contact we embrace a process called lifelong learning. Lifelong learning is a broad concept that focuses on the ongoing acquisition of knowledge or skills. It occurs where education is flexible, diverse and available at different times and places and is pursued throughout life. It is a continuum of the learning process that takes place at all levels – formal, non-formal and informal – utilizing various modalities such as distance learning and conventional learning. The idea is that learning can and does occur beyond the formal structure of an educational institution and occurs throughout one’s lifetime.

The concept of lifelong learning has been adopted by most developed and developing nations across the globe given the scale of current economic and social change and the rapid transition to a knowledge-based society. These along with the demographic pressures resulting from an ageing population in the Western hemisphere are all challenges which demand a new approach to education and training, within the framework of lifelong learning.

In the context of these challenges, lifelong learning is given a high priority at Gain Contact where it is defined as encompassing all learning activity undertaken throughout life, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competence, within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective.

We truly embrace the notion of “If there’s a will, there’s a way” and adopt this concept within our GAIN company mantra.  We believe that attainment and achievement, is usually spurred by a desire to improve and advance know-how within a given skill, knowledge base, or competency area.  By employing proactive strategies, we aim to leverage expertise, skill and need across countries, markets and cultures.  Our mission is to create an interconnected knowledge base; a lifestyles and learning destination experience that can maximize potential for success for any individual or organization.




Learn about our subsidiary brands:

  • Gain Ville programs include language immersion and cultural programs for children, youth and adults, provided in French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, English, and Arabic.
  • Gain Learning end-to-end educational services include assessments, placement and learner support spanning systematic assessment of learning needs to educational placement at colleges, universities, English Language programs, boarding schools and summer enrichment camps. Our learner support services specifically include home away from home coaching, evaluation and support as well as crisis intervention and management.
  • Gain Self educational solutions promote the attainment of personal and professional success through seminars, workshops and retreats, delivered in group sessions, as well as customized one-on-one coaching services.




Gain Contact Group”s team emphasizes market segmentation, competitive positioning, messaging and value delivery as a key competitive advantage and in so doing is committed to the company’s mission, brand affluence and service delivery .  Its team consists of:

Nora, Ed.D, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Oversees the overall strategy of Gain Contact Group including the identification of areas that impact current and future business growth, as well as the definition of gaps and acquisition opportunities for all business-relevant pursuits including proficiency of knowledge, as well as research diffusion and codification.  Nora’s background and professional experience complement Gain contact’s holistic approach to linking lifestyles and learning.  Leveraging more than 30 years of experience in the field of human development and psychology, Nora also provides skills training and workforce development to promote individual growth and effect organizational transformation in global corporations.

Nora earned her doctorate and master’s degree in psychology at Columbia University and also holds a master’s degree in Education as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon .

Diala, MBA, Co-Founder & Managing Director
Responsible for operational excellence and mission driven growth orientation for Gain Contact Group. Overseas internal and external partnerships, online and offline brand presence, research and development efforts and technology strategy for the company and its subsidiary brands. Brings 20+ years of experience in business development, sales, marketing, technology, and product/program development. Diala holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Babson College and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a minor in French Studies from Syracuse University. Diala is also a 2015 graduate of the Small Business Administration Emerging Leaders program and currently a participant in the Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative at Rutgers Business School. During her spare time, Diala spends her time enjoying the outdoors with her friends and family.
Hannibal, Manager, Multimedia & Marketing

Experienced in marketing campaigns utilizing production tools used in interactive television and broadcast, print and online media. Ability to conceive, write and put together a wide range of image campaigns, on-air promotional spots and short-form programming.Specialty areas include strategic marketing, advertising and publicity; Web site analysis, production and enhancement. Hannibal holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University.

Sam, Controller

Suhail manages the day to day financial operations with oversight for deposits, receipts and accounts payable.  He maintains bookkeeping records for Gain Contact Group broken down by its subsidiary brand offerings.  Equipped with a background in business with a focus on finance and accounting, Suhail brings 30 combined years of import & export, entrepreneurship and account management.

Janet, Financial/HR Coordinator

Janet is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP CD) in the United States and Canada and a member of the Association for Financial Professionals. She graduated from Ramapo College of NJ and HoHoKus Hackensack School of Business.  Janet provides billing and account reconciliations, while ensuring that the company’s financial data records are maintained in online financial systems.  Janet also provides client account support by communicating receipts for all transactions, as well as inputting time keeping records for staff and instructors.

Ida Ida, Academic Advisor

Ida has graduated Cum Laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BA in Elementary Education and an ESL certification. She has taught ESL to children and adults of all ages and ability levels. Ida has experience in various educational settings with diverse populations. She also has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervisor certification.  At Gain Ville, Ida provides ESL instruction and curriculum development as well as instructional support and professional development to language teachers.

 headshot_pritig225x300 Priti, Program Coordinator

Priti wears two hats at Gain Ville, one who monitors adherence to world language curriculum and pacing, and the other as a liaison between parents, students and teachers.  She is adept at learning style assessments and preparing effective student-learning centered lesson plans and activities, monitoring  student performance and administering written and oral exams.  Priti recognizes the importance of trust, and successfully establishes relationships with students that result in a safe, comfortable and challenging learning environment.  Priti holds a Bachelors in English Literature from Gauhati University and a Master’s degree in Linguistics from JNU, New Delhi. She is also certified in SIT TESOL from Rennert, New York.
 Hope Hope                                                  Assistant Branch Manager, Gain Bahrain

Hope has been working in Higher Education for 11 years for leading English Education Institutions, both at home in the United States and abroad in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Hope’s professional experience includes direct oversight to daily school operations, client satisfaction, marketing and sales collaboration.  Hope’s scope of experience also includes leading teams of instructors, developing talent and managing growth by instituting quality academic standards through innovative teaching practices.

Hope holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She holds a Trinity College (Cert. TESOL) and a Young Learners qualification from Oxford, as well as a TEFL-C certification from Columbia University’s Teachers College.




Antonia, Italian Immersion & Cultural Workshop InstructorAntonia grew up in Napoli, Italy.  Since 2011 Antonia has been the main Italian Instructor for children 2-5 and 6-9 years at GainVille Learning Center. She graduated in July 2007 from the University Federico II di Napoli with a major in Sociology and minor in Communications and Mass Media. After graduation, she had many jobs as a teacher in the public and private school sector in Italy until she decided to move to the USA in 2010 where she started working in New Jersey as a teacher aide in a preschool environment.
headshot_antonio225x300 Antonio, Adult Italian & Math/Science Instructor

Antonio acquired a solid foundation in his native tongue, Italian while living in Italy for most of his youth and young adult life.  He received a BS in Economics from the City College of NY and is currently pursuing an MBA in Business Administration with a minor in Finance.  Antonio currently teaches Italian, Math and the Sciences at GainVille by building on years of experience teaching both mathematics and Italian on a one on one basis and within  a college setting.

headshot_naomielres225x300 Naomie, French Instructor
Naomie was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she studied Art History and Archeology. She graduated from St Peter’s College with a BA in Education (Interdisciplinary). As a francophone, Naomie has been working as a certified French teacher in the East Orange School District since 2008. Being an enthusiastic educator, Naomie is enamored with her role as a French teacher at Gain Ville where she teaches students both one-on-one and in groups. 
headshot_jacqueline225x300 Jacqueline, French Cultural Workshop Instructor

Jacqueline was born in Paris, France. In her late twenties, Jacqueline moved to New York where she obtained a degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology. During her career, Jacqueline has traveled all throughout Asia while pursuing a career in teaching French.  At Gain Ville, Jacqueline enjoys sharing her love of all things Francophone and immersing children in the French culture.

Joni, Italian Immersion Instructor

Joni was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Throughout childhood travels with her seafaring father, Joni experienced life in different cultures, having lived 7 years in Malta and practiced various languages in other parts of the word.  At the age of 18, she moved to the United States where she pursued her B.A. in Italian then graduated from Rutgers with a Masters degree in teaching the Italian language.  Today, Joni is fluent in six foreign languages.  Since 2005, Joni has been teaching Italian to children and adults and is both an Italian and substitute Spanish teacher at GainVille.  She hopes to pursue a Ph.D in Education Administration in the near future.

headshot_lohith225x300 Lohith, Afterschool Math/Science & SAT Prep Instructor

Lohith is a science, math, test prep, and writing instructor with 10 years of experience helping students of all ages achieve their academic and career goals. In order to deliver the necessary SAT and TOEFL Prep, Lohith not only takes the time and effort to master the material, but is constantly honing his skills on how best to tutor in a way his students could absorb better. Moreover, he has fully embraced the Gain philosophy that learning can be a positive and straight-forward experience . His students often ascertain that he makes the material more approachable on a one-to-one basis. The subjects he tutors encompass SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, algebra I and II, geometry, pre-calculus, statistics, biology, chemistry, physics, and some engineering-related coursework. Lohith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from SUNY Binghamton (having been a Pre-Med student at one time) and is now pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at NJIT.

headshot_nubia225x300 Nubia, Spanish Instructor
Nubia was born in Ecuador, is a passionate teacher, and taught in her home country for 17 years. After arriving in the United States with her family, she attended William Paterson University, earning a BA in Spanish.  While serving as substitute teacher in Passaic County, Nubia completed her graduate studies at New Jersey City University and received a Master’s Degree in World Language Education.Nubia has been working at GainVille, as a Spanish Immersion Instructor since 2013. She teaches a variety of Spanish classes to children of various age groups both onsite at GainVille and offsite at partner schools.  When Nubia is not working, she likes to spend time with her family.
headshot_roulas225x300 Roula, Arabic Cultural Workshop Instructor

Born in Syria and classically trained and fluent in versatile Levantine Arabic, Mrs. Saliby teaches Arabic to both adults and children. Her proclivity and tolerance towards all encompassing Arabic culture and art is both extensive and impressive. She first had her training back home where she taught teachers and was responsible for their training within a teaching academy environment over 3 years before she moved to the U.S. with her husband and started a family circa 1999.

Maya Ms. Maya, Arabic Immersion Instructor

Born in Syria, Maya has lived in the United States with her family since 2011. Her education training and fluency in Modern Standard Arabic as well as Levantine Spoken Arabic allow her to provide a unique insight to Arab culture, language and diversity.  At Gain Ville, Maya provides preschoolers through 5th graders the building blocks to learning the Arabic language.