- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I graduated from the University of California Irvine. I have been teaching for over 15 years. I teach health, emotional healing, and languages: Chinese and ESL. I use digital flashcards that I have created to help my Chinese and ESL students continue practicing and applying the language they are learning in between lessons. Helping others grow and learn is my life's greatest passion.
I majored in Chinese Literature and Language at the University of California Irvine and studied abroad for a year on a full scholarship at one of the top universities in China: Beijing Normal University. I can teach all ages well even if you do not have any background.
I have a TESOL degree and also fluently speak Chinese and Korean. which helps my Chinese and Korean students learn English much faster from me than from other ESL teachers who do not speak these languages. I have a great passion for teaching and understand how to help my students master the English language by learning through application. Learning a language is like putting pieces of a puzzle together. Once you know how the puzzle pieces of a language work and interact with each other, you have the critical foundation for mastering any language.
Health & Life Coaching:
I have a practice called Heal From the Ground Up where I target the underlying root causes of my clients' body and mind related health problems, in particular: depression, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, emotional stress, detoxification, hormone imbalance, candida, digestion, nutrition. exercise, medication induced nutrient depletion, and more.
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.
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.
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.
I taught English to children and teachers at the orphanage in small groups.
I studied Chinese at one top-rated universities in China and was awarded a full scholarship.
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.+ Read More
I really enjoyed my first lesson with Michael. Although I have no background in learning Chinese Michael made learning a new language, which I was at first intimidated by, very easy to understand. After the first class, I felt excited because I was already making basic sentences. I am looking forward to many more classes with Michael!+ Read More
Michael really helped me learn the basics of Chinese language so I could begin speaking on my own. He makes learning a new language very fun and very importantly easy to understand. I used to be so intimated at the thought of a learning a language like Chinese but Michael really helps me understand all the moveable parts to a language and make sense of how they fit with each other. Thank you Michael!+ Read More
Thank you Mr. Michael!
I loved my first lesson with Michael. I am a total beginner so I was very nervous before our lesson, but Michael was very friendly and patient with me and at the end of the lesson I was able to have a simple conversation about greeting new people and ordering food at a restaurant. Very cool!+ Read More
Very challenging. Not encouraging enough
My son just had his first lesson with Michael and said it was great!! He learned so much and he even took notes, which I can never get him to do. Thank you Michael! I look forward to many more successful lessons!
Great teacher .. this was my first lesson . He was challenging in the right ways and encouraging . Looking forward to future lessons
He giües easy practices that make a huge difference.
I enjoyed my first lesson with Michael and look forward to many more!
I learned a lot in the 1st lesson! just imagine after 10 or even 100. With Michael's help, I'll become the Hokage of Mandarin Chinese in no time! belive it! XD
I took an online session with Michael that I felt was very helpful. I learned about myself and found ways I could improve my mindset to think positively. He is a very compassionate and intelligent life coach!
Nice and very patient！
I believe Micheal has a gift for helping people through they're hard times. I felt as if he had a warm presents that made me feel comfortable talking about and identifying root causes that may be having an effect on me that I was unaware off.
Michael is amazing! He was able to see me & helped me identify the root cause of my health issues. I feel that his point of view helped me understand myself better. I highly recommend him.
I had my first lesson with Michael last night and it was great. Right away i could tell that what I was learning was not as difficult as i originally imagined and that was only because of his way of simplifying the material and the way he uses real world conversation to get you to use the words he teaches you was fun and an excellent way to help me retain the information. Cant wait for my next class!+ Read More
Wonderful teacher! My Chinese has improved so much since taking Michael's class. Thank you Michael!
I believe Micheal has a gift for helping people through they're hard times. I felt as if he had a warm presents that made me feel comfortable talking about and identifying root causes that may be having an effect on me that I was unaware off. I will be returning for another meeting.+ Read More
I have been taking lessons with Michael for a couple months now. My Chinese has improved dramatically. I am able to converse in Chinese more and more comfortably.
He is awesome!
He is awesome!
Michael is so patient that he corrected my English and told me the differences. He is so nice that ,when I told him I might have an interview, he encouraged me and lifted my spirit. With his help, I have made lots of progress in English.
He is awesome!
Michael helped me solve a troublesome dietary problem I struggled with for many years. He helped me resolve the problem quickly. His help was a sort of miracle to me, and I can't thank him enough. I will work with him again for nutrition and life coaching.+ Read More
Wonderful teacher! Michael is very attentive and knows how to help me make Chinese learning much easier than I thought it would be. My Chinese has been improving very quickly with Michael and thank him for that!
Great first time session, i felt at ease and really connected with Michael , I answered alot of questions ive had bottled in. Thank you!
Very well prepared classes and great learning experience, thank you!
I have been to several different places for help and Michael is the only person that has truly helped me. After my first session I truly understand why I feel the way I do. No one has ever explained to me in such detail what my problem is and I now feel that I will be able to heal with Michael's continued help.+ Read More
Great teacher! Michael is a very detailed teacher and I learn so much.
I love learning from Michael! I can't believe how much my Chinese has improved. Before our classes, it was very difficult for me to make sentences. Now I feel more confident in actually communicating myself. Thank you!
Every class is fun and I learn so much. I am able to retain a lot of what Michael teaches because with each lesson he gives me online flashcards that he has created. This makes learning and memorizing Chinese so much easier.
The classes are challenging but very effective. My Chinese has improved greatly with Michael's classes.
michael never gives up and he is a happy person that makes it easy to learn
I love Michael's teaching because he corrects and teaches when I make mistakes. I also feel better and happier each class because he teaches about life.
It was a lot of fun for the first time learning Mandarin in a somewhat structured environment. So far, I feel this will be very helpful and I cannot wait to see what i will learn next week!
Michael is a true specialist in his craft. I believe that everyone can benefit from talking to someone in effort to improve upon ones self and live a more fruitful life. In doing so, you should seek individuals who have great insight and ability to uncover the underlining issue. Michael is such an individual. He not only has the skill to help you identify the root cause but provides you with the tools to repair and grow.
I recommend him to ANY and EVERYONE of all ages. I strongly recommend preteens to be seen by him, as much of what we struggle with stems from our childhood years.
He has been instrumental in healing our most precious of hearts.
I am so glad to find Michael here. He was very patient and spent significant amount of time with me to understand the root of my problems. I had a terrible health anxiety attack for months and this was the worst experience in my life. Thank you again for everything and I strongly recommend him to everyone who has emotional problems.+ Read More
I learn a lot from Michael. He is very attentive and very good at teaching the most important basics of the language. I feel more and more confident in speaking Chinese. Thank you Michael!
I love Michael's way of teaching. He corrects me when I make mistakes and teaches me why. He also uses life to teach English so my English is better and I feel better too!
Our first lesson was great! Aadi liked his teacher and is excited to learn more! Thanks!
Michael has been teaching my daughter Chinese. He is very good with kids and knows how to make the class engaging for children to learn.
Makes learning Chinese easy and fun! I'm feeling more and more confident in my ability to speak Chinese. Michael teaches with structure but customizes a lot to fit my needs and level.
Went very well!
I love Micheal's approach to healing. He targets the root (and often past) experience(s) or emotion(s) that renew themselves within our current lives. In our first session, he was able to pinpoint where my sadness and anxiety stemmed from and give me insight and tips to improve through the week. Within only three sessions, I have improved my anxieties tremendously and am learning to love myself and the people around me. Definitely, would recommend.+ Read More
Fantastic teacher! I have no prior experience in learning Chinese but Michael made learning Chinese easy by focusing on the fundamentals.
Michael is so patient and careful that he corrected every mistake I made. He not only teaches English but also inspires me. He is the best English teacher I've ever met!
I feel so much more free now. With the help of Michael I can live the life I always wanted by changing the programming caused by my childhood experiences. Thank you!
I am feeling more and more confident speaking Chinese. Michael is a very attentive teacher who makes learning Chinese fun and easy.
Wow. I've been to at least 3 mental health counselors in college (went through a hazy time) and felt they were totally ineffective. Instead of reaching out to my root issue, I felt they were too afraid to reach out to me and asked a bunch of questions that diverted from the problem and not towards it. In the end, they'd give me superficial solutions ("hey, think positive!") and I'd feel nothing at the end.
When you talk to Michael, you feel he instantly wants to connect with you. 10-15 min later, he gets to the root of the issue. I highly recommend him. In the end, I felt changed, and the effects are lasting.
Michael is a wonderful teacher. Really helps me make the hardest parts of learning a new language easy for me.
Very good teacher. Learn a lot!
I like this teacher a lot. Good teacher!
I really enjoy Michael's class. I learn a lot and I feel more confident in speaking Chinese now. Thank you!
I enjoy Michael's class very much. My English has improved a lot and each class is very interesting. Thank you!
he is awesome
Throughout my life I had a lot of problems with anxiety and depression. Working with Michael I was able to find and heal the root of it all. I finally can say I feel free. Thank you Michael!
I have been studying with Michael for several months now. He is really kind, fun and passionate. He not only teaches me English but he teaches me about life!
He is nice and he helps you learn better.
It was awesome. He was nice and corrected me when I made a mistake. Michael is not mean like some teachers. In conclusion, best teacher ever.
I was able to heal myself by healing my past. Michael is a wonderful spirit and human being.
I got an English teacher and a life coach together! Classes are fun, effective and motivational.
I really enjoyed my first lesson with Michael. His explanations were very clear and I learned a lot! Thank you!
My health is so much better thanks to Michael. His ability to pinpoint the underlying root causes to what I was going through really opened my eyes. Thank you Michael!
Great teacher! Teaches with lot of passion and creativity. My English improved very quick with Michael!
be active to communicate to teacher, say what you want to say.
if you can not undertand exactly, please ask teacher right now.
After takelesson, arrange all contents that teacher taught.
my teacher left homework for me every takelesson, this is very good...
i always finished my homework on time.
my teacher suggested me write a dairy every day, i do it as he suggested.
my teacher recommended an American TV play with subtitle<frends> to me, i just watched a little bit, i am going to watch every evening, i think it will be helpful to me.
There were many side effects and nutrient depletions that Michael helped me see that my medications were causing me. These nutrient depletions were wreaking havoc on my health. It's been two weeks and I already feel a lot better from the health plan that Michael set up for me. Thank you!+ Read More
Really great session. Micheal was patient, understanding. the session revealed something about my nature that I didn't realize. I would recommend him
Michael is such a wonderful teacher! Thank you!
Michael is a wonderful teacher. I enjoy his classes very much. He teaches with lots of passion. I have learned so much English from him and improved so much. Thank you so much Michael!
Michael is a fun and creative ESL teacher. I have learned so much from him. I feel I really understand the basics of English and I am getting more and more confident. Thank you so much Michael!
Michael is an unbelievable ESL teacher. Michael can speak Chinese and I am from China so it helps a lot with learning English in our classes. Highly recommend!
Michael, I made a mistake on April 20. i should rate you 5 starts.
sorry about it
Honestly because of Michael I am finally the person that I had hidden for so long. It took me only two sessions and I am a completely changed person. All my life I had thought I should keep my thoughts to myself but realized nothing should be kept inside. Keeping all the past memories and thoughts had effected my life in a negative way and being able to hear someone tell me its okay to say the things you want really changed my life. I am finally living a real life not holding back and NOW finally I am the free spirited person I always knew I was. Thank you :) much love+ Read More
Michael is a great teacher-coach. His knowledge about nutrition is wide ans accurate, plus his empathy with my personal issues and wisdom is taking me to a definitively better place about my health, and the way to see life overall.
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!
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.
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.
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!+ Read More
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!
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.
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.+ Read More
Michael is a very caring, patient, and thorough practitioner.
His insight regarding how childhood experiences and patterns can/may repeat during adulthood is very key to helping anyone acknowledge and learn about where they have been in life =. As well as to help clients become aware of these patterns/behaviors, so that they can create a new life for their today and for their future.
Thank you for being you Michael and for showing up in the world as you are, best!
Thank you so much for helping me. You're friendly, insightful, and incredibly helpful. You made it easy to talk to and helped me so immensely that I have completely changed how I view myself and the situations I am in.
I highly recommend Michael.
I've had this lack of energy problem for the longest time and I've decided to see Michael. It took only 2 treatments and I feel like a whole new person. I would totally recommend Michael to my friends and family!
Really great session. Micheal was patient, understanding. the session revealed something about my nature that I didn't realize. I would highly recommend him!
Mr. Hsu brings a refreshing approach to a millenary healing tradition by empowering your own will to be well and awakening dormant inner strength. His empathetic manner and genuineness make the path to improvement easy. The power unleashed by the alignment of mind and body to deal with even multi-layered distress can be surprising, and very effective even where other methods fail. I highly recommend trying it out!+ Read More
Michael's work is a God given talent. As young as Michael seems, he has the wisdom and knowledge that is helping me heal. I've gone to doctors for my conditions. I was treated in the hospital for the symptoms but they were merely band aids to my problems. When I went to him, I was only focused on the physical aspect of my conditions. What I didn't realize that their were other compartments involved that may be contributing to my symptoms such as my diet, hormonal balance and my emotional well-being. He thoroughly investigates every nook and cranny of your being.
It is so easy to talk to Michael that I feel like I'm talking to a friend. He is also very flexible and will accommodate you based on your personal needs. Meeting with Michael was so beneficial to me, I extended more meetings with him even though he recommended lesser sessions.
What Michael had me see in myself in 2 sessions was remarkable. No judgement. No lecturing. He had me think outside of the usual box for me to see why I was in such pain with the losses I had in my life. Why I felt the way I did....like a misdirection in life. The phrase that I still remember him saying to me is that I am the gift. I am the gift. He had me say that out loud. No apologies. Say it like I mean it. I am the gift.
I listened to a couple of his podcasts today. The monologue about his mom & the podcast about loss. Once again I am reminded how great a life coach he is. I will listen to my inner core child....the one that was so happy with life. Thank you Michael.
Michael is an amazing person and healer. He has a big inner calling to help others heal, and he's committed to his clients far beyond what you'd expect from the medical profession. He offers the kind of support that you can truly lean in to, and that will meet you on all levels -- emotional, mental, physical and spiritual.
When you first meet Michael, you'll feel how much he cares. The longer you connect with him, the more you'll sense how deep his understanding of healing extends. He's a wise soul in the form of a young man, and his heart is huge!
I personally believe that Michael Hsu is a man to watch -- whatever he continues to create through his business, workshops, and writings, is going to be expansive and impactful to many many people. Work with him and you'll see what I mean!
Michael changed my life. I really feel it was an answer to prayer. In all my life with too many counseling visits, none, have helped me the way he did. I only wish I would of met him years ago. My life could of been so different. I am a different person now. My friends even comment on it now. Michael gave me tools, I now value myself and will stand up for what I deserve. I am so grateful. Thank you so much!+ Read More
Michael came highly recommended from a good friend of mine and he lived up to his reputation! In our very first session, he recommended a few supplements and dietary changes that have completely changed my life. It's amazing how understanding the way food interacts with our body can help us make the right choices.
Michael is a great listener, very patient, and understanding. He's easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. Don't let his age fool you. When I first met him, I wondered how he could be a life coach at such a young age but he has lots of experience and knowledge in his field.
Michael really tailors each health plan to the individual needs, wants, and even blood type. He is passionate about delivering the right type of personal care.
My advise is if you are thinking about going to see him... why not go for a consultation. You only lose a hour out of your day, but have emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health to gain ;)
All these 5 stars is NO joke. The one session I had with Michael was incredible. There is a reason why he's by appointment only...The moment you walk into his office is when everything is about YOU. All attention and efforts goes to helping you feel better. There was no sense of rush. First step of getting better is to realize that there is something wrong and go see help. I am truly thankful that I came across these yelp reviews to push me to visit Michael.
Michael helped me realized things that I didnt even know really bothered me.
I remember how it always started...before meeting Michael
Therapists: 1. Walk in the clinics, 2. fill out health forms, 3. talk about how you feel 4. hr is over, you go home filled with emotions you just talked about feeling super crappy. 5. second visit, talk more about how you feel. It just always felt like I'm only talking about how I feel at the moment. Couldn't really feel much improvement even through endless talking.
Psychologists: 1. Walk in clinic, 2. fill out health forms 3. briefly talk about how you feel. 4. prescribe you medicine.
On the very first session Michael helped me dig deep down into the root of all my issues, a burden that I put on myself when I was a little girl. Something I haven't cried so deeply about in 15 years. I dont think I ever cried this much in a first session before, I also never felt so good after the first session. Of course every individual is different and every problem is different, but he truly cares and truly wants to help!
Next session we're working on my diet and hormones I think. I'm looking forward to it :) . I Highly recommends Michael for any problems. He is SO knowledgeable and all the information he presents is very interesting. Only one meeting with him and he is already my inspiration to help others It's a process of healing I know, and it might take a while... or not :), but I feel good after...I think that's the most important. I'm so happy and thankful that this Michael Hsu exists. And that there IS hope, for those that feel hope will never exist again.
I came to Michael Hsu at my lowest point. I had muscle weakness, no energy, body pain, nausea and chills. My medical docs are doing a series of blood tests but the process is very slow with an HMO. I was so exhausted that I had to rest my head on his desk the entire initial interview. He identified adrenal issue and a B12 deficiency...in addition to other things. I followed his recommendations for vitamins and supplements, stopped gluten and sugar, and 3 weeks later I am feeling much better. I am exercising again and my energy is at 70%. Oh..and I've lost 15 lbs so far. I would highly recommend him if you want to take charge of your health.+ Read More