Sunitha from Saratoga, CA on 10/7/13
We are so happy to have found Michele. She has been just amazing. In just a few short months, my kid has shown significant improvement in his writing abilities and math accuracy. He is able to write page long stories with little effort, all thanks to Michele's patient & fun ways that got him interested in creative writing. She sets high expectations and yet is very encouraging and motivating so as to boost his confidence. She puts a lot of effort to plan and make each class and homework fun and engaging. He is already an advanced student and with her help and dedication, we hope that he will be further challenged well beyond grade level. She is a careful listener and welcomes feedback and suggestions from the parents. She is flexible and accommodates changes to schedules when needed.
Overall, I would have no reservations in recommending her highly!
"A very professional and attentive tutor! "
Nancy from Cupertino, CA on 12/5/13
Our family recently relocated from Germany to California shortly before our daughter entered first grade. With a limited English background and still in a learning curve she had a very hard time keeping up with the class speed. Looking for additional support, we posted our request on WyzAnt and quickly received a reply from Michelle. She seemed very knowledgeable and was good match for our needs. We met and explained our situation and Michelle adapted her session to better support our daughter in her reading. After almost two months, we see a clear improvement in her reading and understanding of English language. She can now read at grade level and enjoys her sessions with Michelle, something we couldn't have achieved ourselves so quickly and smoothly. I can strongly recommend WyzAnt and more specifically Michelle as a tutor.
"Excellent tutor, my daughter is very happy with Michele."
Wes from Saratoga, CA on 10/28/13
My daughter meets with Michele 1-2 times per week, sometimes there's a third day. She helps with all her school subjects, but mostly in math and writing. My daughter loves to meet with Michele and gets so much done at each session. She is getting stronger in math and writing everyday. Michele teaches her in a way where she strengthens the child with notes, practice, examples and lessons. I'm very happy with Michele and most importantly my daughter is succeeding!
"Great Phonics Tutor for My 3 years-old"
Jessie from Cupertino, CA on 10/23/13
Ms Michele has been giving phonics lesson to my 3.5 years old son since two months ago. My son is very active and doesn't have long attention span, which is normal for his age. Before we started our first lesson, I wasn't sure if he could sit still for an hour long lesson. However, to my surprise not only he could sit for an hour, he even told me he had so much fun with Ms Michele right after the first lesson!
He has been learning the sounds of the letters and he has started to write them too. He feels great that he is able to write like his big brother! Most importantly, he is actually having fun doing the lesson with Ms Michele and he is looking forward to seeing her every week. He likes her so much that he said he wishes Ms Michele teaches in his preschool!
We are so glad that we found Ms Michele!
Rajan from San Jose, CA on 10/9/13
Michele has been helping our daughter (2nd grade) with math and reading. She is very professional, extremely patient and that's very helpful. Our daughter enjoys the lessons and we see her getting better!
"Great tutor for our son."
Erin from San Jose, CA on 6/4/13
Our son struggles with reading and reading comprehension. I try to help him by doing homework with him and reading with him – nothing fancy. Unfortunately, without fail, my efforts are always met with stubborn resistance. Probably because I’m just doing straight forward boring mom stuff. Luckily we found Miss Michele. Her lessons are very well structured but fun and silly and just right for my son who happily participates. If he tires or becomes impatient she gently encourages him to stick with it or she switches gears to keep him engaged. After their lessons I always ask what they talked and about and if he enjoyed the lesson. The answer has always been ‘yes’.
Now, after a couple months of lessons, he is gaining confidence and trying to read things on his own without me pushing him to do so. It’s really great to see him making progress. That said, he’s still in need of extra support. We’ll be sticking with Miss Michele for that help.
Thank you Miss Michele!!
"Makes math fun for my daughter"
Nancy from Los Gatos, CA on 3/19/13
My daughter was struggling with 3rd grade math and it was really affecting both her classwork and her self-esteem. She dreaded math and would cry when it was time to do homework or on days when she knew they would be doing math in class. Michele has changed all that for us. She comes once a week any my daughter actually looks forward to seeing her math tutor!
Michele is always prompt and prepared with a big bag full of games and other aids that help my daughter grasp basic math concepts in a way that's fun, not torturous, and isn't simply rote memorization of math facts. Since she started working with Michele, my daughter's grades have really improved. But to us, the most significant improvement has been in her attitude towards math and school and in her self-esteem. She no longer talks about herself as being "no good" at math and the tears are gone. She's proud of her progress and herself, and that is the best result I could hope for.
Michele is extremely pleasant and easy to work with. She's easily accessible by phone or by email. And the fact that she comes to our house and works with our schedule also makes this a very convenient arrangement. Contacting Michele was one of the best decisions I've made as a parent.
"Very patient and great with my children - reading tutor"
Leslie from Cupertino, CA on 1/30/13
Michele has been working with my daughter for a year and with my son for 6 months. When she started with my daughter, she was in kindergarten and didn't know how to read. After only a few months with Michele, my daughter's reading abilities increased greatly and now after a year, she is reading chapter books all on her own. With my son, she jump-started his reading and after only a few months, he is able to read on his own, greatly increasing his self-esteem. Michele has tremendous patience with both of my children and has been such as asset to their learning. Coming into the Cupertino school district, it was quite a shock to the system - how advanced the kids were coming into kindergarten. Michele has helped level the playing field, giving my children the boost needed in their reading.
Sieun from Cupertino, CA on 5/18/12
Michele is just amazing! She is calm, patient, intelligent and has skills to get my 7 year old daughter hooked for learning. My daughter eagerly awaits every lesson and Michele keeps her super focused with extremely well planned materials.
How does she do that?!
We are so happy with Michele's teaching and highly recommend her to everyone who is reading this review!
"Great Tutor !!!"
Staci from San Jose, CA on 2/2/12
Michele has been working with my son who is in 3rd grade for about 4 months now and she is really great. Michele finds way to keep him engaged in what he is learning. My son has to do a book report every month and he has improved by 2 number grades. His reading has improved a lot. She really takes the time to listen to him and explain why and what he is doing. I would recommend Michele as a tutor she really is great.
"Very patient, highly recommended"
Christina from Sunnyvale, CA on 10/18/11
Michele is a very patient, responsible and responsive tutor. She gives me detailed descriptions of each lesson with my son who is a fourth grader. She also recommends books and ways to increase my son's interest in reading. She always keep me in a loop whenever my son is not paying attention, so that I can talk to him to ensure that the lessons are spent productively. With Michele's help, all the homework is done when I come home from work. She is a great help to me.
"Excellent tutor, very supportive and patient"
Anne from Los Gatos, CA on 10/6/11
Michele has helped my child overcome initial struggles with school work. She has accompanied us through first grade and we are seeing tremendous change. My son is now an above grade-average reader and has a solid foundation in math. Most of all, he enjoys what he does and seeing how his hard work translates into success. Michele is extremely motivating and supportive, yet she ensures they reach their learning objectives one session at a time. My son actually tells me he looks forward to doing his homework with her! I can highly recommend her as a tutor.
"Oh what a relief!"
Allen from Palm Springs, CA on 8/23/11
Professional, prompt and courteous Michele has a unique talent for tutoring children. She was flexible in her availability and her rate was very reasonable. She had an excellent knowledge of the subject and demonstrated great communicative skills. I was very pleased and would definitely recommend her.