Educator, writer, speaker, director of MyGradeBooster.com
Mehrnaz Bassiri is the founder and director of MyGradeBooster Tutoring Services in Vancouver, BC. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Youth Entrepreneur Award sponsored by Futurpreneur Canada. Mehrnaz graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Science and she is passionate about education.
Schools are pumping out under-educated, skills-lacking graduates who don't know how to learn because they never mastered the process of learning. We don't need to entertain kids to give them a quality education. To improve performance and creativity in schools, try raising your standards.
Many parents and students think it's okay to take it easy until grade eleven because that's when universities start to look at grades. And once grade eleven hits, parents will often advocate for higher grades from their beleaguered school teachers. That's where the trouble begins.
My bookshelves were heaving with the weight of a ton of new business books on operations, marketing, hiring, and relationship management. When I wasn't teaching or taking care of my mom I was preparing the business and hiring documents and researching ways to automate the scheduling, reporting, and invoicing. Preparing for day-to-day operations will keep a business running, but to prepare it for liftoff, long term planning is key.