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Michelle H.

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

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

$40/hour

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**Price break available on rate! If you can meet at Poplar Creek library (or very nearby similar location), rate is only $40/hour! Online tutoring is also only $40/hour!**

Hello/Bonjour, potential student! I have 6 1/2 years of experience as a French teacher, most recently having taught at a private Catholic high school. 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...

**Price break available on rate! If you can meet at Poplar Creek library (or very nearby similar location), rate is only $40/hour! Online tutoring is also only $40/hour!**

Hello/Bonjour, potential student! I have 6 1/2 years of experience as a French teacher, most recently having taught at a private Catholic high school. 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 over 10 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 from Missouri State University with a 3.62 overall (4 point scale), 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 similar location very nearby), rate is only $40/hour! This discount also applies to online tutoring.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/16/2016

  • 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


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4.9 (2,427 ratings)
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(2,249)
4 star
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3 star
(9)
2 star
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1 star
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Reviews

Fun intro lesson

I have a long way to go to get better trying to converse in French. Michelle was very helpful in coaxing me along.

Geff, 1 lesson with Michelle

Knowledgeable tutor!!!

Michelle is an excellent tutor! Very patient, she helped my daughter with math and showed her how to solve lots of math problems ,thank you !!! We can highly recommend her for any future students!

Marketa, 3 lessons with Michelle

Amazing teacher!!

Michelle dove right into my troubled math areas and helped me tackle them concept after concept. She is very patient and eager to see you succeed!

Ashley, 4 lessons with Michelle

Good first meeting

Our daughter is looking forward to learning more. Hope to do more practice in both Math and Science. Michelle definitely has a lot more tips that she can share with our daughter.

Richard , 5 lessons with Michelle

Great lesson, very helpful

We are practicing for the HSPT test and we went over some homework that was given. Michelle helped me out a lot with this and we went on to more of the usual lesson on variety tutors.

Valerio, 13 lessons with Michelle

Knowledgeable and patient

Michelle was punctual and nice. My daughter liked the way she explained things and was very helpful in completing her hw. Also knowledge and helpful in navigating this site and app. My daughter loved her session and felt more comfortable with material and confident in her work upon the end of her session with Michelle.

Iri, 15 lessons with Michelle

Very knowledgeable and nice

She was very helpful with my weakest subjects and noticed what I had a hard time with. If I didn’t understand something she would use examples to help explain which was very helpful.

Hanna, 7 lessons with Michelle

Great and patient tutor

Awesome tutor who is patient with my beginner level French. I am going to study up before my next lesson so we can have longer conversations and more learning.

Patrick, 1 lesson with Michelle

Math

She taught me the easier way to work math problems. She taught me to work problems and use methods I've never used before. By far the best teaching I’ve ever had.

Davontae , 6 lessons with Michelle

Michelle is an excellent tutor! Knowledgeable and kind. Very patient

Michelle is an excellent tutor! Knowledgeable and kind. Very patient. She has an extensive knowledge of the French language and its current idiomatic expressions.

Patty, 15 lessons with Michelle
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