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Milena T.

Franklin, MI

$42/hour

Professional and Patient Finance, English, and Music Tutor

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 107 ratings
Milena is an awesome tutor!
— Malek, Monrovia, CA on 5/16/17

$42/Hour


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(Attended) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Bachelor of Musical Arts
Walsh College
Master's

Education

(Attended) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Bachelor of Musical Arts)

Walsh College (Master's)

About Milena

I know that by the time a student is reaching out to a tutor they could be feeling frustrated with the subject matter they are learning. I understand the pitfalls students face and I always try to find different ways to explain something if a student isn't understanding.

I have been a professional educator for over 15 years with a very diverse skill set. I am a lifelong learner proficient in and capable of teaching diverse subjects: finance, music, and language. I am an avid reader and very much enjoy proofreading and editing papers as well.

I have taught Corporate Finance at the undergraduate level, and also work as a freelance financial writer for online venues and major textbook publishers.

I have an HSK 2 level proficiency in Chinese and am currently learning to teach Mandarin to children using a method called TPRS. I lived in China for about 1 year and worked in a bilingual Mandarin/English Montessori school with ages 18 months through 5 years old. Given my training as a professional vocalist, I have learned how to sing and speak the diction of 10 different languages. Pronunciation and mastering the tones is critical when learning the Mandarin language, so I ensure all beginning students learn to master this aspect.

I am also a professional singer with a voice studio and regular performance schedule. I have worked with singers of all ages and styles for many years in person and online.

Please send a message with any questions you may have and I look forward to setting up a time to work together!
I know that by the time a student is reaching out to a tutor they could be feeling frustrated with the subject matter they are learning. I understand the pitfalls students face and I always try to find different ways to explain something if a student isn't understanding.

I have been a professional educator for over 15 years with a very
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Rate for Voice lessons is $60/hr.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Franklin, MI 48025
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"Milena is an awesome tutor!"

- Malek, Monrovia, CA on 5/16/17

"Voice lesson for foster daughter"

- Michael, Carrollton, TX on 1/16/18

"Thanks again for explaining things in English!"

- Mareen, Bremerton, WA on 1/11/18

"Exceptional tutor... once again!"

- Toussaint, Sahuarita, AZ on 11/10/17

"She put me at ease."

- Toni, Bloomfield Hills, MI on 11/6/17

"Finance Extraordinaire"

- Hayley, Fairfax, VA on 10/28/17

"Very knowledgable and knows how to instruct well"

- franny, Scottsdale, AZ on 10/10/17

"Very Informative!"

- Brittany, Woodstock, GA on 9/13/17

"Great Lesson"

- Jeffrey, Greenacres, WA on 8/8/17

"Great Tutor!"

- Cesar, Richmond, VA on 7/15/17

"Thoroughly knowledgeable and personable"

- Eugene, Toms River, NJ on 10/7/16
Math:
Financial Accounting, Microsoft Excel
Music:
Voice (Music)
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, CFA, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Series 63, Series 7, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Speech,
TOEFL,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting, Homeschool,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Business,
Career Development, ESL/ESOL, Finance,
Financial Accounting, Macroeconomics,
Microeconomics,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Series 7, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Business

I hold a Master of Science in Finance from Walsh College of Business and Accountancy. My coursework was directly related to many topics in business: finance, economics, accounting, entrepreneurship, investments. I have also worked professionally at a Fortune 500 company as a registered investment advisor, as well as been self-employed small business owner for over 15 years.

Chinese

I am an HSK 3 Level Mandarin speaker. My strengths are my ability to speak tones correctly, as my background in vocal performance has allowed me to learn the accent and tonality of the Chinese language correctly.

English

I originally double majored in English and Music during my undergraduate studies, and I was raised by an English teacher who was fond of correcting my grammar, essays, and other written and oral communications for the majority of my life. In short, I grew up with a 24 hour-a-day English tutor, so I have learned some wonderful tricks of the trade!

A majority of my professional work has required me utilize the English language in a variety of forms: business communications, writing research proposals, summaries, press releases, as well as marketing and educational materials.

Personally, I have written extensively as a blogger and write for my own personal enjoyment as well.

Finance

I hold a Master of Science in Finance with Specialization Equivalent in Economics. I have worked in the retail finance sector for one of Barron's Magazine's "Top Brokers in America", as well as been an associate professor and researcher of finance and economics teaching Corporate Financial Management and conducting behavioral finance research.

Homeschool

I have been a private teacher in a variety of subjects for over 15 years. I hold degrees in vocal performance from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Finance from Walsh College, an Early Childhood Education certificate diploma from the North American Montessori Center. I have worked with children as young as 2.5 years old in preschool through to adults in graduate degree programs. I have taught all of the following subjects: general music, vocal performance, ESL, beginning Mandarin Chinese, speech and acting, basic math, finance, economics, reading and writing skills, as well as home economics subjects such as crocheting, knitting, and artisanal bread-making. I fully support homeschooling families in their endeavors no matter the reason they choose to homeschool and I have even homeschooled my own children for a period of time while we traveled and lived abroad, and now work part-time in their school as a Montessori teacher as well as tutoring extensively in all subject areas.

Macroeconomics

I served as an assistant teacher for both Macroeconomics 201 and Macroeconomics 202 at Walsh College in Troy, MI.

Microeconomics

I served as an assistant teacher for both Macroeconomics 201 and Macroeconomics 202 at Walsh College in Troy, MI.

Public Speaking

I am a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance with a degree in vocal performance and comparative literature. In addition to performing as a professional singer and teaching voice lessons privately for over 15 years, I have worked as a voice over actor. I also hold a Master of Science in Finance and have honed my professional speaking and presentation skills as a professor where I gave lectures for 5 years teaching undergraduate finance.

Speech

I hold a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from the University of Michigan and have detailed knowledge about how the voice produces sound correctly, how to diagnose and correct vocal faults stemming from misuse, improper articulation, or when speaking with an accent. For over 15 years I have taught speaking, singing, and acting skills to students and professionals such as opera and musical theater singers, new anchors, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and business people. I currently work with students to improve their speaking skills by pronouncing words more clearly, expanding vocabulary, and how to reduce their accent if they are speaking English as a second language.

TOEFL

I work with students and business people from all over the world who are learning to improve their English skills as a second language. I focus on a functional approach: using vocabulary and situations familiar to each student. We practice reading, listening, speaking, and writing to ensure a well-rounded approach and to prepare for any standardized tests the student might need to take for work or school purposes.

Voice (Music)

I am a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, with a degree in vocal performance. I have been a professional singer and voice teacher for over 15 years maintaining a studio in Southeastern MI. I have served as an alto section leader and soloist in Kirk in the Hills and First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak Chancel Choirs. I have also worked in voice over in the area locally and online as a freelancer.

(Attended) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Bachelor of Musical Arts
Walsh College
Master's

Education

(Attended) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Bachelor of Musical Arts)

Walsh College (Master's)

Milena is an awesome tutor!

I needed some expert accounting and finance help for a masters level Financial Policy class, and Milena was great. She helped me gain a better understanding of the concepts covered in my text and lectures, and helped me relate them to real companies and their financial statements, which helped me improve my quiz grades significantly. Milena took the time to go over the materiel ahead of time be

— Malek, Monrovia, CA on 5/16/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $42.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Rate for Voice lessons is $60/hr.

Travel policy

Milena will travel within 5 miles of Franklin, MI 48025.