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Tutor Doctor Outreach – Shayne Smith’s “The Why Factor”

Would you like to help students at your school break through the barriers that hold them back and get inspired? Tutor Doctor is pleased to bring “The Why Factor” to selected schools across North America. Our mission is to fuel student dreams through motivation, inspiration and collaboration. Shayne inspires and challenges students to acknowledge their dreams and develop goals to realize them.

Through “The Why Factor” program, students will feel inspired and excited about building confidence and self-esteem through the magic of education.

About Shayne Smith

Shayne Smith is a driven and motivated twenty-two year old. He is a role-model to kids and teenagers, for his ability to overcome obstacles, and achieve the most seemingly impossible dreams.  When Shayne was four months old he contracted meningococcal septicaemia, a form of sepsis, which causes toxins to release into the blood.  The result of this condition left Shayne with multiple amputations, including his legs, a hand and half of each finger on the other.

Since Shayne’s childhood he has consistently proved that people with disabilities can do anything that able-bodied people can, they just do it differently.  Shayne has always wanted to play basketball, and despite being told that he could never play, he has made it to the Wheelchair Basketball All Star Team, and has won awards for his game.

Shayne shares his story, obstacles and ongoing success with young students across the world, to prove that you write your own rulebook. Regardless of what the circumstances are, or the challenges that are faced, anyone can triumph over set-backs and limitations. Just like in his game, Shayne offensively plays his strengths, instead of focusing on negatives. He achieves these personal victories with an unbeatable spirit and by putting a dedicated effort into achieving his goals.

Shayne sets an inspirational example for young minds as an ambassador for Variety the Children’s Charity.  On their behalf, he has made multiple T.V. appearances, and speaks at fundraising events.

He also teaches basketball to able bodied and disabled students.     Tutor Doctor is sponsoring Shayne.  He will be available for speaking engagements at local schools throughout North America and the UK.

Contact us to learn more about how to bring “The Why Factor” to your school or community centre.