Learning in Halifax

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Sylvan Learning utilizes a personalized tutoring approach to develop the skills of students of all ages. During the initial tutoring visit, your child partakes in a Sylvan Skills Assessment, which highlights any trouble spots and serves as a baseline for future progress. Your child then traverses four tailored tutoring sessions, which can include math, reading, writing, study skills, test prep, and more. Sylvan also issues regular progress reports, providing parents with a comprehensive look into their son or daughter's ongoing sessions.

6440 Quinpool Rd
Halifax,
NS
CA

Two forces have constantly battled for Laura MacPhee’s affection: her career as photographer and her hometown of Halifax. After studying photography in the city, Laura skipped graduation to hop on a plane to New York City, where she began sharpening her skills as an intern at the Knot. Homesick for Nova Scotia after a year and a half, she returned to Halifax and synergized those competing forces by founding Laura MacPhee Photography.

Amid the region’s breathtaking terrain, Laura flashes her camera at expectant moms, families, and engaged couples. Portrait sessions also occur in her studio on the Halifax waterfront, where she also orchestrates intimate boudoir sessions. For weddings, she and a trusted second photographer shoot up to eight hours of coverage, which newlyweds can preserve with prints, hardcover books, or new wedding veils made out of negative film strips. Despite being stationed in Halifax, Laura happily travels for destination weddings; thus far, her passport has been stamped for work in Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

1113 Marginal Road
Halifax,
NS
CA

International Language Institute's instructors help students—whether new to the English language or proficient orators—elevate their understanding of the language. Classes meet 24 hours each week with an additional 10 hours a week scheduled for studying and informal instruction. Classes are designed for those seeking to complete the TOEFL exam, enter university, or simply better themselves.

1190 Barrington Street
Halifax,
NS
CA

Wyse Photography's shot-snappers attribute their success in capturing memorable family and pet portraits to an abundance of patience and a willingness to embarrass themselves. Goofy sounds and wacky contortions are a few of the key weapons in their arsenal for commanding the attention of infants, toddlers, cats, and dogs. No sitting fee is assessed for studio sessions, and print orders are cheaper by the sheet when ordered in bulk. In addition to specialty portrait services, the image-capturing experts occasionally offer basic photography classes at the studio, on the Internet, or in the Phantom Zone.

2 Ochterloney Street
Dartmouth,
NS
CA

Breathing Space Yoga Studio received the 2006 CYBF Nova Scotia Best Business Award and CEED featured the studio.

20 Duke St
Bedford,
NS
CA

Many modern teenagers face a catch-22: their parents don?t trust them behind the wheel of a car, but they need the driving experience to become more trustworthy drivers. Russ Bond, a 30-year automotive industry vet, decided to remedy this dilemma. He started kartSTART.ca, a traveling, family-friendly go-kart program that reaches beyond the mere thrill of racing in fast gas-powered carts to also emphasize the fundamentals and physics of driving. ?What we teach here is how a vehicle works,? says Bond on his website, ??we help teenagers prepare for the daunting task of driving on today?s roads with the masses.?

During full-day programs at speedways throughout Canada, future drivers can hop into a Toyota go-kart for three driving sessions and an array of safety activities and lessons. To simplify matters, the outing includes all of the equipment necessary for a safe and realistic driving experience, including helmets and built-in backseat drivers designed to second-guess every turn you make. Programs also include lunch and beverages.

70 Ilsley Ave
Dartmouth,
NS
CA