About Michael H.

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Michael teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2001
Last sign in: 6 days ago


I graduated from the University of California Irvine. I have been teaching for over 15 years. I teach health, emotional healing, and languages such as ESL and Chinese. Helping others grow and learn is my life's greatest passion.

Health & Life Coaching:
I have a practice called Heal From the Ground Up and I target the underlying root causes to the health of your body and mind: nutrition, detoxification, digestion, hormone balancing, candida, exercise, medication induced nutrient depletion, emotional stress and more.

I have TESOL degree and I am able to speak Chinese and Korean which can help you in our classes if you speak any one of those languages. Because I have learned 2 foreign languages it greatly helps me in teaching English as a second language.

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Life Coaching with Heal From the Ground Up


Holistic Health Practitioner & Nutritional Consultant
Apr 2010 - Present
Heal From the Ground Up

As a holistic health practitioner I take a holistic approach and evaluate all the fundamental factors to your health: nutrition, detoxification, medication induced nutrient depletion analysis, blood type, lifestyle, and stress.

Professional Life Coach
Jan 2010 - Present
Heal From the Ground Up

I help people with emotional healing. My specialty is helping people who are highly sensitive to the emotions of others. Through our sessions we work together to uncover the root causes to your emotional distress and break free from life long patterns.

Language Tutor
Mar 2005 - Present

I help people learn and own the fundamentals of the English & Chinese language so they can truly be self sufficient. I love teaching languages because learning a language is the window to entering a new world.

English Teacher at Korean Hospital for Doctors
Jul 2005 - Jun 2006
Yonsei Medical Center

English Teacher at Korean Orphanage
Jul 2005 - Jun 2006
Seoul Sonyeon Ae Jib

I taught English to children and teachers at the orphanage in small groups.

Foreign Exchange Student at Beijing, China
Jun 2002 - Jul 2003
Peking Normal University

I studied Chinese at one top-rated universities in China and was awarded a full scholarship.


Professional Coaching
Aug 2011 - Jul 2012
Coaches Training Institude
Holistic Health Practitioner & Nutritional Consultant
Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
Global College of Natural Medicine
Jan 1999 - Jun 2003
University of California Irvine
Chinese Literature & Language
Jan 1999 - Jun 2003
University of California Irvine

Languages Spoken

Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Certified Professional Coach
Jul 2012
Coaches Training Institute

TESOL Certification
Jun 2005
University of California Irvine


Wilkinson Scholarship
Jun 2001
University of California Irvine


American School Health Association
Apr 2012

The Association is a multidisciplinary organization of administrators, counselors, dietitians, nutritionists, health educators, physical educators, psychologists, school health coordinators, school nurses, school physicians, and social workers that envisions healthy students who learn and achieve in safe and healthy environments nurtured by caring adults functioning within coordinated school and community support systems.

22 Reviews on Michael H.

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George L. Mar 19, 2017
· ESL · Online
Michael is a wonderful ESL teacher! Because he is able to speak Chinese it made learning English much easier for me because I am from Taiwan. His classes are fun and I learn so much!
Kee-Yip Mar 17, 2017
Verified Student · ESL · Online
Geraldine A. Mar 15, 2017
· Health Coaching · Online
I have had the privilege of meeting quite a few holistic practitioners and physicians, and I got to say, Michael Hsu has made quite an impression. A good one.

Despite my initial hesitations about answering a questionnaire on my eating, sleep and exercise habits (mind you, the later one was non-existent, at that time) Michael Hsu's genuine interest and care in my own health had got me thinking...and I am grateful that he got me into action.

I've been experiencing difficulty in sleeping, had low energy levels and low esteem brought upon by the sudden cystic acne on my temple. He had provided a food guide for my particular blood and body type; as well as a questionnaire targeting the hormonal imbalance that he had identified. He encouraged me to write a daily food intake log and provided me with quick, delightful smoothie recipes that have made it easier for me to consume the suggested 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

"It is your health", he says. And so it is. There are prices to be paid if it's not on the good side. And I thank Michael Hsu for caring enough and being outward focused as he provides such excellent service.

Grateful much,
Callie R. Mar 14, 2017
· Life Coaching · Online
I highly recommend Michael Hsu as he is a clear voice in our troubled times. He has the unique ability to eloquently describe the subtle webs of deceit and destruction that we have created individually and collectively and offers insight as to how we can emerge by illustrating the inclusive autonomy that only true sovereignty can yield. He advocates our own personal and universal journey through humility to ultimately find the Love we all wish to receive.
Jessica K. Mar 13, 2017
· Life Coaching · Online
My first session with Michael was amazing. He truly cares about getting to the root of your problems. I was diagnosed this and that by my psychiatrist but Michael doesn't believe in labels. He treats you for who you really are and digs deep in your history to help you.
Jen C. Mar 7, 2017
· Health Coaching · Online
Through my dealings with Michael I have experienced wisdom, patience and unconditional love. I would highly recommend him as a coach in anyone's journey to finding the origin of self and manifesting that in their lives.
Jami A. Mar 4, 2017
· Health Coaching · Online
I truly believe the Law of Attraction brought Michael into my life at just the right time. After meeting with him for the first time, I felt a tremendous amount of release and relief. I saw things in my life more clearly and knew there were areas that I could improve by doing a few simple things that he taught me. It's been a few weeks since our first meeting and things in my life have been changing for the better. Letting go of limiting beliefs and focusing on making myself happy have been key insights that Michael shared with me. You know how they say, people come into your life for a reason, season or lifetime? I know that Michael's popped into my life for a reason and I'm so happy and thankful for his guidance and support!
Anand P. Feb 28, 2017
· Health Coaching · Online
Because of Michael Hsu, I am no longer fatigued! I suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol... and we're working on taking me off my meds. I was referred to him by my gf who saw him for her thyroid. She's into all natural remedy healings. I was skeptical at first, but after seeing Michael, her thyroid is stabilized and she gained so much energy...I kid you not! After a long day's of work (10-12 hours), she manages to come home and play with my 6 year old son!

So far we're working on my deficiencies, and I have definitely noticed results. I'm looking forward to completely coming of my meds!

I highly recommend Michael...he's passionate in what he does...all around genuine man.

Thank you, Michael!
Marla S. Feb 26, 2017
· Health Coaching · Online
Michael Hsu is a wonderful sounding board for every aspect of being a human.
He understands you from the inside out and can help with your physical as well as emotional challenges.
I highly recommend him for his nutritional and emotional coaching!!! There are not enough stars on TakeLessons to recommend him.
Maggie C. Feb 24, 2017
· Life Coaching · Online
Once you start talking to Michael, u feel like you are not talking to a stranger, his is someone you know already. He helped me to have a image of how my childhood is related to my current situation, I was repeating the same pattern. Anyways, when u feel lost or confused and feel lack of self confidence, there must be something related to you childhood, Michael has the ability to letting you to see the root of the problem.
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