We help students build confidence to tackle new learning challenges
MyGradeBooster is a tutoring company in Vancouver that offers in-home and online sessions for high school and elementary school students.
Small wins have transformational power
Small wins lead to big accomplishments. When students know how to learn from mistakes and focus on the process of improving, they build resilience that supports them long into adulthood.
School subjects can act as a medium to teach this resilience. We want our students to think back to school struggles and remember they were able to overcome them. This plants seeds of confidence to help them face challenges now and in the future.
After all, the world needs thinkers, creatives, and problem solvers who learn differently. We help students embrace the unique way they learn. We’ve worked with students with all types of learning needs including ADD, ADHD, autism, and dyscalculia.
Because tutoring isn’t just about drilling A-B-Cs and 1-2-3s
I’m Mehrnaz Bassiri, M.Sc.
Director of Tutoring
TEDx Speaker | Progress Specialist
Small wins are part of my history.
As a child, I was a first-generation immigrant twice. First from Iran to Japan and later to Canada. When my family immigrated to Canada, I was 13 and didn’t speak English at all.
But my father was a professor and my mother was an early childhood educator—so they took education seriously. They baked determination into me that helped me master the process of learning. One new word at a time. One math equation at a time. One small win at a time.
“Ganbatte,” my mother would say, a Japanese phrase of encouragement that means stick with it.
I remember when my ninth-grade homeroom teacher (hey, Mr. Bowen!), came up to my desk with my report card in his hands. He said I was the top female student in grade nine. Only one boy had scored higher by one percent.
A decade later, I graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the University of BC. From there, I worked full-time as a chemist in the pharmaceutical and biotech sector in Vancouver.
While I loved research, there was something missing. I had a lifelong dream to educate and help others achieve.
One day, a friend asked me to tutor her brother who was failing Math 10. Within a few months of my tutoring, he went from a failed mark to 90%.
I was hooked. I had truly found my calling.
Before I knew it, referrals flooded in. I tutored for 7 years before bringing on a team.
What started as a one-woman show has grown into a tight-knit community of incredibly talented tutors.
We’re all dedicated to making MyGradeBooster the highest quality tutoring company in Vancouver. Yes, we help your children improve their marks and get into great post-secondary schools. But, more importantly, we teach them how to embrace the power of small wins.
3 core pillars are key to our student’s success
EDUCATIONWe have extensive expertise in each of our subject areas. We also evolve our services to stay current with the BC school curriculum as it changes from year to year.
PEOPLEUnlike bigger tutoring corporations, we keep our team lean. Each tutor must make it through a rigorous hiring process. This is critical because every single tutor works closely with our Director of Tutoring—so you get two brains for the price of one. This allows us to continuously develop our skills and push each other to improve.
SYSTEMWe use a proven and repeatable learning management system to track student progress and tutor performance. This ensures we get results, every time. As a parent, you get updates on progress after each session so you can see the impact your investment is making.
“Not only will your child’s grades improve but they will gain learning tools that will serve them well into postsecondary and graduate schools.”“I have been nothing but impressed by the service and results of the tutors from MyGradeBooster. The service received was professional, accommodating and more than I expected. My son’s grades improved drastically within months and much of it is attributed to the system they have in place in assessment and creating a study plan catered specifically to him. I highly recommend this tutoring company.”
– Katherine Law