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Michelle B.

Pleasant Hill, MO

$60/hour

English as a Second Language, English Grammar, French

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Denison University, Granville, Ohio
FRENCH
University of Southern California (USC)
Master's
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Other

Education

Denison University, Granville, Ohio (FRENCH)

University of Southern California (USC) (Master's)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Other)

About Michelle

I am a French and English Language Instructor with over eleven years of teaching experience.

I am the daughter of a Swiss mother and American father, and have always been fascinated by different languages and cultures from a very young age. I traveled to Switzerland to visit my family every summer as a child, so I know what it's like being in another culture and learning to communicate in another language.

My experiences growing up lead me to earn my bachelor's degree in French from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

After graduation, my first teaching experience was as a Fulbright scholar in Nancy, France, where I taught English for a year to elementary school children. It was then that I realized my love for teaching and helping others.

I then continued my studies at the University of Southern California, where I received my master's degree and completed my doctoral coursework in French Language and Literature. During my five years there, I taught undergraduates beginning to intermediate French.

During my graduate work, I also took classes at UCLA to earn my certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

After completing both my graduate degree and TESOL certificate, I began teaching French to middle and upper school students at Chadwick School in Palos Verdes Peninsula. I spent a wonderful six years at this school until my husband was offered a job at the University of Kansas. We moved in February of 2015, and I have been tutoring ever since. It gives me much fulfillment to help others learn while forging lasting friendships.
I am a French and English Language Instructor with over eleven years of teaching experience.

I am the daughter of a Swiss mother and American father, and have always been fascinated by different languages and cultures from a very young age. I traveled to Switzerland to visit my family every summer as a child, so I know what it's like
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
In-person lessons
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French
Business:
ESL/ESOL

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English

I have always been interested in language learning ever since I was a little girl growing up in a multicultural family. My mother spoke French and my father spoke English, so I was exposed to both languages from a young age.
As both a French and English teacher, I have a strong knowledge of grammar, and I take pride in making learning fun and teaching grammatical concepts in an easy-to-understand and enjoyable manner.

ESL/ESOL

I have always been interested in language learning ever since I was a little girl growing up in a multicultural family. My mother spoke French and my father spoke English, so I was exposed to both languages from a young age.
My first job teaching English was as a Fulbright Scholar in Nancy, France, where I taught at three different elementary schools. I have since taught both French and English in various settings, ranging from undergraduates to middle and high school students. I teach using the natural (direct/communicative) method, where students learn the language naturally like babies learn their first language. My goal is for my students to be able to communicate naturally in real-world situations without having to translate from their first language. I have seen extraordinary results using this method.

French

I grew up speaking French with my Swiss family during summers spent in Switzerland. I earned my bachelor's degree in French at Denison University and my master's degree in French Language and Literature at the University of Southern California. I also completed all doctoral coursework at USC. I have taught French to undergraduates, middle and high school students for the past eleven years.

Denison University, Granville, Ohio
FRENCH
University of Southern California (USC)
Master's
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Other

Education

Denison University, Granville, Ohio (FRENCH)

University of Southern California (USC) (Master's)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 40 miles of Pleasant Hill, MO 64080.