- Naomi, Lombard, IL on 3/11/15
I have studied a number of languages over the years and have come to know the benefit of working with a tutor who possesses near-native fluency in the language you are in interested in learning. A person deeply immersed in both your native language and your target language often understands your struggles in a unique way, coming up with solutions tailored to fit you. WyzAnt helped me locate a tutor who was exceptionally knowledgeable about the language I wanted to work with and had extensive immersion experiences in the cultures where this language is spoken. She also had a long history of tutoring many subjects. It was a passion for her. This is something I really respect and wanted to have in my tutor: a love of helping others learn. All of these qualities added up to a really creative working environment, where my tutor was always working with me to design new learning platforms that served my progress and language in which we were working. I was never bored! And it did not hurt that she is a truly good and kind person, as well!
- Christie, Aurora, IL on 2/26/15
Very patient and willing to assist where needed. Nice and informative in providing the right structure for the tutoring.
- Cheryl, Naperville, IL on 2/23/15
I had the pleasure of meeting with Michelle to prep me for my college math placement test for my nursing BSN program. She was easy to reach by phone and very reliable. She always got back to me if she said she would. She was patient with me since I haven't taken any math in over 14 years. She was willing to review subjects with me a couple different times until I was able to understand. Chances are that I will need a tutor once I begin taking my math courses and I will be calling on Michelle for her excellent and easy to understand tutoring skills.
"Very good tutor"
- Mia, Bartlett, IL on 1/28/15
She works very well with my son. She is friendly and kind and somehow she gets him to work on French.
- Maureen, Wheaton, IL on 1/20/15
Michelle was an excellent tutor for my daughter. I highly recommend her as both a math and french tutor. She was always prompt, friendly and very knowledgeable in her subjects.
"Michelle is great"
- Dan, Carol Stream, IL on 10/23/14
Michelle responded quickly and was helping my daughter the very same day I contacted her. She is a GREAT tutor!!
- Gopi, Carol Stream, IL on 5/14/14
Michelle helped my son get his ACT score up drastically. He continually prepared at home, and with the assistance of Michelle, he was determined to get a high score. Michelle is an amazing tutor and I recommend any student in need of help on the ACT to go to her for help because she is perfect!!!
"Progress was made"
- Margo, Bartlett, IL on 5/11/14
We appreciated Michelle's help with 4 tutoring sessions. Her tutoring helped my daughter pass her college placement exam. She couldn't have done it without her!
- Sara, Glen Ellyn, IL on 5/2/14
In 5 lessons I feel Michelle has equipped me with the knowledge of pronunciation, key phrases to communicate with politeness in likely encounters and a general understanding of numbers and how they work with currency. I have gained sight recognition of important words for travel purposes and can scan a menu to know what I might be ordering.
Because this trip came up quickly and I knew no French prior, I feel Michelle did a great job in helping me to accomplish my initial goal - to feel a little more comfortable with the language while in France.
She brought materials pertinent to our study, was patient, encouraging, on time and responded quickly when I sought a tutor.
I would highly recommend her.
- George, Streamwood, IL on 4/30/14
I jest! Michelle is not a "professeur," but she may as well be! Michelle has been tutoring me for the last couple of months while I'm taking a CE French course at a local community college. She is very patient and extremely knowledgeable about the French language and culture. What's great about learning from Michelle is that I'm learning the French language from the perspective of a primary English speaking person that is fluent in French as opposed to my French professor who is from France. Michelle is able to navigate me through the rough spots English speakers have trouble with not growing up in the French culture. This is extremely helpful to me and I come away from my tutor sessions learning more than I learn in class. Simply the best French tutor!!!
- Cookie, Lombard, IL on 11/23/13
Michelle is a fantastic tutor! She's very patient and always makes lessons enjoyable while also making them productive. Thoroughly enjoy learning from her.
- Greg, La Grange, IL on 8/7/13
Michelle is a very nice and respectful woman. She was a great help in tutoring my daughter in French. Michelle helped my daughter raise her grade a whole letter! Thanks so much!
- Nicholas, New Orleans, LA on 3/8/13
Michelle is an excellent teacher. I speak French as well and it is a pleasure speaking with someone like her.
- Julie, Carol Stream, IL on 2/21/13
We have only had a few sessions with Michelle and my daughter's grade in French has gone up. Our goal is to get it up closer to an A - I think they are going to be able to do that!
"Always patient and available"
- Trish, Aurora, IL on 12/17/12
Michelle has been tutoring my daughter for several months. She has been wonderful, she is patient in helping her review concepts over and over again, until she is confident.
She is always quick to respond by e-mail, text, or phone, and will go out of her way to schedule extra sessions when we are in a bind.
- Sarah, Sycamore, IL on 7/30/12
Michelle has been great and has helped my daughter tremendously. We will be finishing with tutoring for right now so my daughter can have a break for the rest of summer.
"One of the best"
- Stefan, Chicago, IL on 7/17/12
First time I am doing the tutoring service and Michelle has seriously made it a great experience. I am learning french from her and she is very flexible about schedules and lesson plans. For most lessons, we are chatting the whole time in English and french. A few lessons go by and suddenly I am picking up the language. I am able to use more french in my sentences each lesson.
But this is how I learn best. I can tell she is an experienced teacher who can accommodate many people's learning styles. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or be tutored.
"Love our tutor!"
- Kathy, Palatine, IL on 6/19/12
My granddaughter has been working with Michelle now for about 6 months. She really struggles with math and ended up the year with an A which she has never gotten before. (She just completed 7th grade) We were thrilled! Michelle also helps her with other subjects as well, including French which is great since none of the family speaks French. We are continuing our tutoring throughout the summer and will be staying with the program long term. I am so glad we found WyzAnt and especially our tutor Michelle. She is personable and makes the sessions interesting. I can't say enough good things about her!!
- Jaromir, Elk Grove Village, IL on 12/15/11
Having one week to study and get help for my Chemistry final, Michelle was a lot of help. I had no idea what I was doing and chemistry has always been a struggle, Michelle helped me understand all of the concepts and calculations of each and every section/chapter I needed to learn. She is very nice and helpful, I would really recommend her to anyone out there struggling with chem. We met in a library near my house for 3 days and it made a huge difference. I was able to understand way more.
"Very efficient approach, personable, conscientious tutor in such a short time!"
- For Vanessa, Warrenville, IL on 10/17/11
Although my daughter had a previous tutor for French, she was not understanding what she learned. Michelle changed all of that in a short period of time! She demonstrated expertise in her ability to help my daughter grasp what she was having difficulty with in French to complete the subject that she did not get previously. Michelle manifests such a calming "aura" about her which is certainly an important trait to possess in tutoring a variety of personalities. It certainly is important to us. She was always punctual in arriving for the pre-determined time and day, and very cooperative and professional in her summation of my daughter's progress per session; i.e., what was covered in the session, how my daughter grasped it, and what she could decipher about my daughter's response to her (Michelle's) instruction. She provided details that I like to know about without my having to request it. I would recommend Michelle to anyone needing a tutor for subjects she is offering.
"Great for French conversation"
- Anne Mary, Geneva, IL on 9/18/11
Michelle is a terrific tutor. She is prompt, knowledgeable, encouraging, and sensitive to a student's particular needs. We worked on French conversation together and I looked forward to every session. She also went out of her way to find me information about Quebecois French. It was especially helpful that she is comfortable with a more colloquial French style than is found in textbooks. I highly recommend her.
- Daniel, Dundee, IL on 9/2/11
Michelle is a wonderful teacher. Very patient. Very knowledgeable. Michelle will work at your pace while making it fun to learn.
"Professional, timely, responsible and encouraging tutor."
- Marci, Glen Ellyn, IL on 7/8/11
I would not hesitate to recommend Michelle to others. We used Michelle for ACT tutoring, but her skill set seems to extend far beyond standardized test instruction. Initially, I was impressed by her expedient responses to my email inquiries and the clarity in which she answered our questions. Michelle was always on time to the sessions and immediately established a nice rapport with our daughter. The sessions were productive and motivating. More than anything, I believe that Michelle instilled a confidence in our daughter which has been reflected in the consistently high scores she achieves on the practice tests.
"A great help!"
- Kathleen, North Aurora, IL on 5/25/11
Michelle was a fantastic tutor!
My daughter needed help thoughout this year with French, as her teacher's teaching "style" was not actually helping her learn French. Michelle's patience, and flexibility with my daughter's schedule, was very appreciated, not to mention her vast knowledge of the French language (dare I say she is infinitely more knowledgeable than my daughter's French teacher?)!
Even though my daughter has decided not to continue on with a 4th year of French at her school, at least Michelle was here to help my daughter make it through her 3rd year with a terrible teacher, filling in the (many) gaps when needed. Therefore, I highly recommend Michelle, and we will truly miss her!
"Exceptional French tutor"
- Laura, Roselle, IL on 2/17/11
Michelle is a great tutor, and I am very happy that I had the opportunity to work with her. Although, I had never taken a formal French class, she was very patient with me and tactfully showed me how to approach learning the language in a more organized fashion. She has given me very good recommendations for books and alternative methods of learning that are fun. She was easy to contact, on time, and well-informed of French culture. I would recommend her to students of all ages.
- Hillary, Saint Charles, IL on 12/30/10
Michelle was a wonderful tutor! She was always easy to contact. She was patient during the lessons, and her help with correct pronunciation and translation was invaluable. Moreover, her insights into French culture made the learning enjoyable. She gave me the confidence to to continue learning French.
"Michelle is a gift!"
- Mariajose, Aurora, IL on 2/17/10
Michelle is a gift. Besides being a great tutor, she is extremely flexible with the lesson plans and topics. I had initially requested her help with algebra, but she was just as happy helping my child with chemistry and other subjects, as the need arose. In just a few lessons, my child is showing signs of confidence in her ability to tackle more challenging concepts.
"Excellent learning strategies "
- Claudia, Arlington Heights, IL on 1/18/10
Michelle has given Kaitie some excellent strategies for learning difficult lessons. She adapts very well to my daughter's learning pitfalls and teaches her methods to conquer the challenging concepts. Michelle is an outstanding teacher!
"Michelle is a terrific tutor"
- Nancy, Western Springs, IL on 10/15/09
Very well prepared. Always on time, flexible with a meeting place (local library or our home), friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you, Michelle, you are doing a wonderful job. I wish we had started the lessons a year ago!
"Patient, determined tutor"
- Don, Glendale Heights, IL on 1/18/09
I believe Michelle is an excellent tutor. My daughter was failing Algebra 1 and after one week of tutoring from Michelle my daughter's grade has gone up one full letter grade. Michelle was very patinet with her and very determined to raise her grade quiclky. I believe the upward trend will continue due to Michelle. Thank you Michelle and I hope you will continue to teach her.