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Meet our Halifax Tutoring Staff


Great Teachers Inspire

Our tutors and staff in Halifax consist of passionate educators who love inspiring children to succeed. Warm, caring and great at relating to kids, our tutors in Halifax know how to engage and motivate each child in a personal way—building confidence and smiles, as well as skills and better scores. We selectively choose tutors who know local curriculum and can link Sylvan lessons to what’s being taught in school. Get to know our tutors and staff in Halifax!

  • Shelley Snyder, Director of Education

    Shelley Snyder

    Director of Education

    Shelley oversees the educational integrity of our programs, managing and training our team of tutors. A former teacher in New Brunswick, Shelley brings a wealth of knowledge to Sylvan of Bedford. She graduated from Atlantic Baptist University. When Shelley isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her knitting, reading, or spending time with her family.
  • Tim McBeath, Lead Teacher

    Tim McBeath

    Lead Teacher

    Tim is the Lead Teacher in our Bedford centre.  Tim has many tutoring talents, but enjoys tutoring math and sciences. He studied psychology and education at Mount Allison and Crandall universities. When Tim isn't at Sylvan, you might find him walking in his neighbourhood with his pet parrot Ruben. 
  • Denise Hansen, Tutor- Halifax

    Denise Hansen

    Tutor- Halifax

    Denise is a retired Educational Specialist for Parks Canada in Halifax, NS with a gift for working with kids. While Denise has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in English and History tutoring. She studied at Mount Saint Vincent University and received her Masters of Education.  When Denise isn't at Sylvan, you'll find her traveling.
  • Jenni Peach, Tutor

    Jenni Peach


    Jenni is a substitute teacher in Halifax with a gift for working with kids. While Jenni has many tutoring talents, she finds the greatest joy in chemistry tutoring. She studied at Mount Saint Vincent University. When Jenni isn’t at Sylvan, you’ll find her scrapbooking, reading, and watching movies with friends.
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