We provide free math and science tutoring in Halifax, NS!
Founded in 2013 by Loran Morrison and Chloe Zinck, SHINE Academics is a non-profit organization that has been developed and maintained by volunteer university students and young professionals in Halifax and Dartmouth. SHINE strives to make learning math and science fun by nurturing the academic abilities of all students, enabling them to happily achieve their goals in and out of the classroom. With a passion for helping youth, along with strong academic backgrounds, the SHINE team is fully prepared to help any student with the unique academic challenges that he or she is facing. Students within the Halifax Regional Municipality, primarily those within the North End community, will be accepted for private or group tutoring, in math or science, as long as spaces are available; no student will be turned away based on academic or financial circumstances.
This independent non-profit initiative has been made possible by the contributions of many individuals, including volunteers, teachers, and librarians. With full financial support from Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management, this program remains completely free for its students, while providing them with access to all materials and resources necessary for a positive and meaningful learning experience.
In Halifax, SHINE sessions take place between 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday each week, in the space graciously provided by the Halifax North End Memorial library. SHINE Dartmouth, started in the spring of 2018, takes place each week at the Dartmouth North Library on Wednesday, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We welcome you to pop by our sessions while they're in action, or contact us by email, to learn more about how you can get involved!
Support, Help, & Inspire through Non-profit Education. Let it SHINE!
Please note: We had endured many changes in our methods of support during the 2020/2021 academic years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of our support has shifted to online ZOOM sessions, though we will aim to re-introduce in-person weekly sessions in a safe and effective way as per provincial guidelines. Thank you for your continued encouragement and support within our SHINE community throughout this ever-changing time.
Here at SHINE Halifax, there are many helping hands. With that being said, we love acknowledging those who have played a critical role in the success of our program.
Acting Board for SHINE Academics Association 2020/2021:
President - Loran T. Morrison (and acting Program Director)
Vice President - Carmen Boudreau
Treasurer - Mark E. Fultz
Chair - Johnny Beaini
Secretary - Sonja A. Morrison-Johnson
Administrative Director - Jasmin Astle-Hung
Past Staff Volunteers:
Loran Morrison, Co-Founder & Program Director
Chloe Zinck, Co-Founder & Program Coordinator
Jackie Nguyen, Program Support
Carmen Boudreau, Program Support
Chelsea Bundy, Junior Coordinator & Treasurer
Savannah Buckley, Junior Coordinator
Ryan Lapschies, Post-Secondary Support
Lana Pinsky, Library Support
Volunteer Tutor Alumni (up to 2016):
Aram Abbasian, Sherif Abdalla, Dina Al Saeedy, Abdullah Al-Shaghay, Dana Archibald, Gaurav Arora, Johnny Beaini, Victoria Bentley, Janine Biagi, Karen Black, Heather Blundon, Bernard Burgesson, Jarett Carter, Wei Chen, Kristin Crowell, Katherine Curry, Angela Dini, Matthew Duff, Jeff Egger, Sam Fresia, Rachel Gorman, Brittany Graham, Yue Guan, Amanda Hamm, Emily Harris, Danielle Hill, Diana (Siyue) Hu, Xinyang Hu, Moataz Ibrahim, Alexandrea Jones, Sania Khan, Brennan Kilfoil, Pragna Kodali, Ellen Langille, Ryan Lapschies, Adam Lavigueur, Warda Limaye, Shijie Liu, Lynnea Lobart, Shelley MacDonald, Stephen MacDonald, Evan MacEachern, Logan MacIntyre, Greg MacKinnon, Erica MacLean, Niko MacLellan, Lori Manoukian, Liam Marshall, Matthew McAdam, Bryn McDonell, Rob Mills, Levi Morrison, Loran Morrison, Jackie Nguyen, James Nunn, Matt Nunn, Grace Park, Miranda Parker, Justin Pyne, Yanyu Qin, Xinyun Qiu, Staci Reid, Zachary Shaffelburg, Kaitlin Shuvera, Gord Simms, Jonas Slaunwhite, Behzad Taeb, Robbie Veinotte, Akila Whiley, Scott Xing, Daniel (Chong) Yu, Blair (Cao) Zezhou, Chloe Zinck.
SHINE in the Media: Local coverage of our program in action!
Shining a light on bright futures
When Savannah Buckley and Chelsea Bundy got their high school diplomas Friday in front of friends, family and teachers, there was one more person sharing their joy from the sidelines: their volunteer math tutor.
If you build it they will come
This small but mighty volunteer tutoring program helps young people meet the requirements of high school they need to qualify for university – a huge step toward a world of opportunity.