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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

  • 6,734 hours tutoring

About Michelle


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NOTE: due to the increase of the Delta variant, currently only offering ONLINE lessons.

**Price break available! Lessons at Poplar Creek library in Streamwood (or Panera, or Starbucks at 59 & Irving Park) are $45/hour
**Online rate is $40/hour

Hello/Bonjour, potential student! I have 7 years of experience as a French teacher, most recently having taught online during the pandemic for a middle school in Georgia and prior to that, in-person at a private Catholic high school. In addition to my...

NOTE: due to the increase of the Delta variant, currently only offering ONLINE lessons.

**Price break available! Lessons at Poplar Creek library in Streamwood (or Panera, or Starbucks at 59 & Irving Park) are $45/hour
**Online rate is $40/hour

Hello/Bonjour, potential student! I have 7 years of experience as a French teacher, most recently having taught online during the pandemic for a middle school in Georgia and prior to that, in-person 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 12 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 (2,655 ratings)
5 star
(2,471)
4 star
(167)
3 star
(9)
2 star
(5)
1 star
(3)

Reviews

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

Great tutor.

Michelle’s science tutoring for the ACT helped my daughter feel more confident. Thank you for your help, patience and encouragement!

Rhonda, 4 lessons with Michelle

Two Thumbs Up!

Thank you, Michelle! I appreciate the ease of connecting with you to ensure my son has the help he needs.

Temeka, 13 lessons with Michelle

Two Thumbs Up!

Thank you, Michelle! I appreciate the ease of connecting with you to ensure my son has the help he needs.

Temeka, 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, 16 lessons with Michelle

Two Thumbs Up!

Thank you, Michelle! I appreciate the ease of connecting with you to ensure my son has the help he needs.

Temeka, 13 lessons with Michelle

Two Thumbs Up!

Thank you, Michelle! I appreciate the ease of connecting with you to ensure my son has the help he needs.

Temeka, 13 lessons with Michelle

Two Thumbs Up!

Thank you, Michelle! I appreciate the ease of connecting with you to ensure my son has the help he needs.

Temeka, 13 lessons with Michelle

Two Thumbs Up!

Thank you, Michelle! I appreciate the ease of connecting with you to ensure my son has the help he needs.

Temeka, 13 lessons with Michelle

Son was happy

My son said she explained well and he understood it better once they completed his assignment. Great first experience. Long ways to go but he feels he’s headed in the right direction with Michelle’s help.

Marc, 7 lessons with Michelle
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