Homework Zone

After-school mentoring and homework help for elementary and secondary school students


More than1,000McGill mentors
Over10years of Homework Zone
More than1,200Student mentees


Illustration of a wolf holding books laying on a braid of sweetgrass and cedarWhat is Homework Zone?

Founded in 2011, Homework Zone (HZ) is an after-school mentoring program connecting McGill University student volunteers with elementary and secondary school students in schools around Montréal, and in Kahnawa:ke (traditional territory of the Kanien'kehá:ka First Nation). 

How HZ Works

At HZ, we create an oasis for students where they can challenge themselves and nurture positive relationships within the school environment. Each 90-minute HZ session is split into two 45-minute parts:

  1. Academic support (ie., homework completion, problem solving, reading);
  2. Imagination-based and academic enrichment activities or workshops offered by McGill students or community groups that focus on creativity, expression and building relationships.

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Press Coverage

McGill Reporter, April 2018: DISE's Allison Gonsalves, Dawn Wiseman present "Teaching Science in Homework Zone" pilot project at local schools

Education Canada Magazine, May 2015: Homework Zone: A mentorship program for at-risk students

Montreal Families, October 2014: University students help youngsters learn to enjoy homework

McGill Reporter, February 2014: In the Zone: Mentoring program builds strong ties within the Montreal community

LISTEN to Homework Zone students interviewing McGill and UdeM Graduate Science students as part of a MD@M 2018 podcasting activity with Broad Science (length 52m54s)

Mentor with two homework zone students

Apply to be a Mentor

Current McGill students: become part of the Homework Zone team!

Homework Zone workshop

Facilitate a Workshop

McGill student groups and external community organizations - propose a workshop!

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehà:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’kehà:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

Click here for more information on land acknowledgements.

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