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Michelle H.

French, ACT, SAT, math, and more! 10+ yrs exp, IL licensed teacher

French, ACT, SAT, math, and more! 10+ yrs exp, IL licensed teacher

$40/hour

  • 7,144 hours tutoring

About Michelle


Bio

NOTE: Currently only offering ONLINE lessons.
Possibly soon offering in person for vaccinated students only, please inquire. I am fully vaxxed and boosted.

**Price break available! Lessons at Poplar Creek library in Streamwood (or Panera, or Starbucks at 59 & Irving Park) are $48/hour
**Online rate is $40/hour

Hello/Bonjour, potential student! I have 8 years of experience as a French teacher, most recently currently as a virtual instructor for students at various schools across the country....

NOTE: Currently only offering ONLINE lessons.
Possibly soon offering in person for vaccinated students only, please inquire. I am fully vaxxed and boosted.

**Price break available! Lessons at Poplar Creek library in Streamwood (or Panera, or Starbucks at 59 & Irving Park) are $48/hour
**Online rate is $40/hour

Hello/Bonjour, potential student! I have 8 years of experience as a French teacher, most recently currently as a virtual instructor for students at various schools across the country. Prior to this, I taught in-person at a private Catholic high school and public high schools. In addition to my teaching experience, I have done official public school district homebound instruction (for students that cannot attend regular high school for health related reasons) for 2 years. I tutored officially after school for students on campus as well, in various subjects. I have been tutoring through Wyzant for 13 years now and very much enjoy it!

My philosophy of tutoring is to tailor the lessons to meet your needs. Every student learns in his or her own way and I do my best to present the topics in the way that works best for each.

I have both lived and taught (English as foreign language) in France, and enjoy helping students from all different backgrounds. I graduated cum laude from Missouri State University, thus I feel that I am qualified to tutor in many areas. At the end of December 2014, I earned my Masters in Educational Technology, with distinction. I am also an Illinois licensed teacher (subject area French).

I look forward to helping you achieve success in your subjects, so please contact me as soon as you are ready to learn!

My schedule fluctuates often and fills quickly (first come, first serve basis), thus the calendar on here may not reflect actual availability.


Education

Missouri State University
French
DeVry University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: If you can meet at Poplar Creek/Streamwood library (or Panera or Starbucks at 59 & Irving Park), rate is only $45/hour!
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/16/2020

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

French

French

I have taught French the high school level for 6 1/2 years, most recently at a local private Catholic school (2016-17). To maintain my fluency and accent, I travel to France as often as possible--have spent 4 summers there plus other long trips, lived and worked there, and did graduate level course work towards a masters there. I've helped ages 7 to adult and levels 0 to university with French, as well as prepare and advise travelers to France/French speaking countries.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have helped numerous students improve in ACT English. I offer help with timing issues, grammar points, strategies, and more. Having also taught ESL while living and working in France, I can also help non-native speakers with ACT English.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have helped many students improve in the reading section of the ACT over the past 8+ years. Having this level of experience, I can typically pinpoint the issues easily and give students individualized strategies.
English,

English

During my first teaching job, I taught 10th grade English for 1 year. I also worked as a writing tutor during my university studies and have been successfully helping students in English (including some ESL) for 10+ years.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

As a French teacher, I am always teaching grammar to my students, which requires me to have expertise in English grammar as well. I received all A's in my English courses (both in high school and at university) and know the newer version of the SAT (2016-present) very well, including the Writing section.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math.
English,

English

During my first teaching job, I taught 10th grade English for 1 year. I also worked as a writing tutor during my university studies and have been successfully helping students in English (including some ESL) for 10+ years.
French,

French

I have taught French the high school level for 6 1/2 years, most recently at a local private Catholic school (2016-17). To maintain my fluency and accent, I travel to France as often as possible--have spent 4 summers there plus other long trips, lived and worked there, and did graduate level course work towards a masters there. I've helped ages 7 to adult and levels 0 to university with French, as well as prepare and advise travelers to France/French speaking countries.
Geometry,

Geometry

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math, including geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have been tutoring for college entrance exams for over 9 years now with great success. I've also taught prep courses for university math entrance exams (ACCUPLACER), thus I feel well qualified to help you with SAT math!

Language

French

French

I have taught French the high school level for 6 1/2 years, most recently at a local private Catholic school (2016-17). To maintain my fluency and accent, I travel to France as often as possible--have spent 4 summers there plus other long trips, lived and worked there, and did graduate level course work towards a masters there. I've helped ages 7 to adult and levels 0 to university with French, as well as prepare and advise travelers to France/French speaking countries.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have helped numerous students improve in the ACT math section--it is the part of the test for which I am most often requested, thus I have the most experience with it. I have taught math entrance test preparation courses (for university level) and have been doing private tutoring in math since I was in high school (20+ years ago).
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math.
Geometry,

Geometry

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math, including geometry.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have been tutoring for college entrance exams for over 9 years now with great success. I've also taught prep courses for university math entrance exams (ACCUPLACER), thus I feel well qualified to help you with SAT math!

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math.
English,

English

During my first teaching job, I taught 10th grade English for 1 year. I also worked as a writing tutor during my university studies and have been successfully helping students in English (including some ESL) for 10+ years.
French,

French

I have taught French the high school level for 6 1/2 years, most recently at a local private Catholic school (2016-17). To maintain my fluency and accent, I travel to France as often as possible--have spent 4 summers there plus other long trips, lived and worked there, and did graduate level course work towards a masters there. I've helped ages 7 to adult and levels 0 to university with French, as well as prepare and advise travelers to France/French speaking countries.
Geometry,

Geometry

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math, including geometry.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math.

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I have helped many students improve in the science section of the ACT. Because this section varies so widely in content, I help students mainly focus on strategies and timing to produce the best possible score.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math.
French,

French

I have taught French the high school level for 6 1/2 years, most recently at a local private Catholic school (2016-17). To maintain my fluency and accent, I travel to France as often as possible--have spent 4 summers there plus other long trips, lived and worked there, and did graduate level course work towards a masters there. I've helped ages 7 to adult and levels 0 to university with French, as well as prepare and advise travelers to France/French speaking countries.
Geometry,

Geometry

Before I knew I was going to teach French, I was originally going to become a math teacher. I have had numerous students tell me that I should teach math (at their schools), as they really enjoy my step-by-step, simple breakdown method. I have helped numerous people conquer their fear of math, including geometry.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have been tutoring for college entrance exams for over 9 years now with great success. I've also taught prep courses for university math entrance exams (ACCUPLACER), thus I feel well qualified to help you with SAT math!

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

Along with tutoring for college entrance tests (ACT and SAT) for over 9 years, I have 3 years of experience with teaching prep classes for the ACCUPLACER math test. Students always rated my course very high for satisfaction and ease of understanding topics presented.
ACT English,

ACT English

I have helped numerous students improve in ACT English. I offer help with timing issues, grammar points, strategies, and more. Having also taught ESL while living and working in France, I can also help non-native speakers with ACT English.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have helped numerous students improve in the ACT math section--it is the part of the test for which I am most often requested, thus I have the most experience with it. I have taught math entrance test preparation courses (for university level) and have been doing private tutoring in math since I was in high school (20+ years ago).
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have helped many students improve in the reading section of the ACT over the past 8+ years. Having this level of experience, I can typically pinpoint the issues easily and give students individualized strategies.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have helped many students improve in the science section of the ACT. Because this section varies so widely in content, I help students mainly focus on strategies and timing to produce the best possible score.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been tutoring for college entrance exams for over 9 years now with great success. I've also taught prep courses for university math entrance exams (ACCUPLACER), thus I feel well qualified to help you with SAT math!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

As a French teacher, I am always teaching grammar to my students, which requires me to have expertise in English grammar as well. I received all A's in my English courses (both in high school and at university) and know the newer version of the SAT (2016-present) very well, including the Writing section.
PSAT

Examples of Expertise


Michelle has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (2,859 ratings)
5 star
(2,666)
4 star
(169)
3 star
(14)
2 star
(6)
1 star
(4)

Reviews

Identifying needs and working through the sat math lessons

Michelle was very thorough in her review of the SAT math sections. She also took some time to offer reading tips. My weaker section was the calculator session. Michelle identified problems and help me understand and make sense of the problems. I took my test on May 7th and Michelle held a review the night before the test. I felt great going into the test. thanks for your help.

Samuel, 4 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgable, kind, and helpful tutor.

Michelle has helped me tremendously with ACT Math! She does not waste time on the menial stuff and teaches me exactly what I need to know (with many tips and tricks) for the ACT. She has a ton of resources and has always been able to help whenever I misunderstand a question and I am confident that Michelle has helped me improve significantly with ACT Math!

Arav, 10 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable, Kind and Patient

Michelle is working with my son for ACT prep. He is engaged and learning. He looks forward to the sessions! Only regret, is I wish I had found her sooner. She is great!

Crystal , 5 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable, Kind and Patient

Michelle is working with my son for ACT prep. He is engaged and learning. He looks forward to the sessions! Only regret, is I wish I had found her sooner. She is great!

Crystal , 5 lessons with Michelle

Life Saver

Michelle was able to hop on quickly and help my daughter with her work. My daughter enjoyed her session and became more confident with her work! Michelle was patient and very encouraging!

Meredith, 1 lesson with Michelle

Great tutor

Lesson went well. My son feels more confident. He said Ms. Michelle has helped him to understand time better than how he has been taught in class. 2nd tutor session down and child is excited for next sessions.

Fay, 13 lessons with Michelle

Great 1st lesson, approachable and knowledgeable

My son related to me that Ms. Michelle he was comfortable talking to her. She explained one of the areas he has been having a hard time with in school. He cannot wait to do more lessons with her. I am very pleased because he was smiling and very happy after the lesson.

Fay, 13 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable and patient

I love how Michelle works with my kid. She teaches in a way that my kid understands and she’s patient with my kid when they need to ask silly for a minute. I’m so happy that I found her!!

Kimberly, 25 lessons with Michelle

Great teacher

Went over every type of question and the best way to solve them. Also gave pointers on how to tackle the essay. She taught in such a way that I would remember what she taught me for my SAT test day.

Jose, 1 lesson with Michelle

Great tutor.

Thank you for the great help with the high school math review! My daughter said you made a lot of progress.

Rhonda, 4 lessons with Michelle
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