Up Grade Distance Learning
Up Grade Distance Learning

Up Grade Distance Learning

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
$55/hour
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Introduction: I provide quality in-person and Zoom tutoring in multiple subjects. Top personalized distance learning boutique focusing in Math, Biology, Chemistry, and French. I believe in providing students with the skills and strategies to succeed. I offer classes and private lessons for individuals, couples, and groups. I see many types of students from success-seeking middle and high school students, bilingual students, homeschool students, and adult learners. I will work with all ages and all levels. While I can tutor you with your current program or schoolwork, I can also provide custom curriculum to help you advance to the next step. A native speaker from Bordeaux and third generation teacher; I started teaching French in 2002 and math and by 2007 was teaching biology and chemistry. My math and science education was completed at UC Davis before I participated in education in San Francisco in 2008. I have worked in public and private schools, as a teacher, para-educator, and curriculum editor while helping students ace exams, become fluent in French, or go up a math grade-level. By 2008 I founded "Up Grade Tutoring with Marie", and by 2016 "The Online Biology Tutor", and "French for Friends." I have since helped hundreds of students reach their goals. I can meet in-person or remotely on Zoom. Online private sessions are set up like a 1-on-1 interactive classroom. Lessons are taught in a traditional manner with a whiteboard and teacher. You can record your sessions and screenshot your notes, which is an additional bonus for distance learners. I take the time to understand your level and goals, and custom tailor a curriculum for your success. My 15 years of teaching experience guide my understanding of how to handle each and every student as a unique case. I genuinely wants to see my students succeed confidently. A great tutor can help you achieve your highest potential! AP | COLLEGE | IB | HOMESCHOOL | HONORS | K-12 | SAT • 5.0 stars on Yelp & Thumbtack ! • Thumbtack TOP PRO ! • Trained Scientist: UC Davis - Biological Sciences • 12 years of classroom experience, including AP BIO / AP CHEM • Background check verified • All ages and levels welcome Specialty Tutoring and Test Prep include: - Math & Science Strategies - Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, - Geometry, Trigonometry, - Pre-Calculus, Calculus - GRE Quantitative Reasoning - SAT 1 MATH, SAT 2 SCIENCE - Biology , Chemistry , Physics - AP BIO Test Prep. - AP CHEM Test Prep. - Undergrad Tutoring for Biology Majors / Pre-Med Learn with a Biology and Chemistry Mastery Coach and get results! Cover BIOLOGY & CHEMISTRY AP Exam Topics 1-on-1 with Marie's full curriculum - Presentations - Virtual Labs - Custom Online Practice - 3-D Modeling Activities - Worksheets - Videos - Free Response Questions - Multiple Choice Questions and MORE THE NEXT STEP: There is the option of signing up for single private sessions on Zoom, paid plan subscriptions, and group classes. Book Zoom sessions online or contact us for more information about in-person tutoring availability. FREE phone consultation: Please reply with your contact info and a few good times to call. Looking forward to helping you find solutions!
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Roxanne A.
Feb 11, 2022
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Marie is an excellent tutor! She is helping me crash-study for the GRE’s math sections in 1/4 of the usual time it takes. She is great and I look forward to studying French with her one day!

Details: Non-student • GRE • Math • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Dr. R.
Mar 21, 2022
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I have been working with Marie for about three weeks and my understanding of my subject matter has increased tenfold. Marie has a straight to the point fun way of instructing. She moves at my pace and is very encouraging. I would highly recommend Marie as a tutor and instructor.

Details: Undergraduate school • Algebra • 26 - 44 years old • Improve grades at school • More than once a week • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Math Tutoring
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Amanda P.
Feb 2, 2022
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Marie has been very helpful from the start, working with my son in Honors Algebra 2. She helped him where he was struggling and his confidence for the subject has increased.

Details: High school • Algebra • 14 - 17 years old • Improve grades at school • Once a week • Remotely (phone or internet)

Math Tutoring
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Linda D.
Dec 5, 2021
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My son has really benefitted from tutoring with Marie in AP Biology. He was struggling with the complexity and the volume of course material. Marie was able to focus in on the key concepts and make the information clear and understandable. My son has been able to turn his work around over the last several months and is doing so much better on exam preparation and results. We are so glad we found Marie. She has made such a difference.

Details: High school • Biology • Improve grades at school • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

Science Tutoring
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Aurelija M.
Apr 8, 2022
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Amazing teacher, interesting, motivating. Highly recommend

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Conversational proficiency • No experience • No experience • Basic reading/writing skills • 60 minutes • I travel to the french tutor • The french tutor travels to me

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Soizic Marie Bovard

FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I provide a FREE phone consultation: Please reply with your contact info and a few good times to call.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    1. Native French homeschool education. 2. UC Davis Bachelors of Science in Biology, 3. Over 15 years of tutoring experience: Math: - pre-algebra, algebra I & II, - geometry, trigonometry, - pre-calculus, calculus, - math analysis - French math Science: - Biology, - Chemistry, - Physics French: - conversation, grammar, fluency, - math and science in French as well as English (bilingual / native accent in both languages) 4. Over twelve years of teaching experience: - High School French teacher, - Private French Teacher all ages. - Middle School Science Teacher, - High School Biology Teacher, - High School Chemistry Teacher, - AP Biology Teacher.

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