Michelle Willett

Michelle W.

Los Angeles, CA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
会说中文吗?I painstakingly studied every day while living in Shanghai, and after three years I was able to pass the HSK4. I love the strange tones, the inflections, the writing, the reading, all of it. I have plenty of materials to help students study each character and put together the strange grammar.
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Michelle teaches



Michelle delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2011

Hi! I'm Michelle, a world traveler/teacher who's here to help bring her experience and energy to students back home in California. I've taught various subjects such as test prep, English, history, and languages to students all over the world, such as China, France, and Ecuador. I've worked with students of all ages and love getting to know them to help figure out how they best learn.

I love learning languages in my spare time and practicing when I can. When I'm not looking a bit silly doing that, I'm usually reading, at a baseball game, hiking, or hanging out with friends. I keep active, making sure to run or climb a mountain when I can. However, it's equally as strong as my love for foods of all kinds.

I really look forward to getting to work with you and helping you with whatever I can!

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French Teacher
Jan 2017 - Present
Arete Prep Academy

I teach high school French, creating the curriculum for all levels for the school.

English Instructor
Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
Columbia West College

I taught adults ESL, working with levels from barely coherent to multi-leveled debates. We focused on all aspects of language, including reading, speaking, and grammar.

Program Leader
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
ICES Education

I worked for an after-school program watching first-graders and helping them with homework, as well as teaching them important social skills and learning skills.

English Teacher
Aug 2014 - Jan 2015
ISM Academy Quito

I worked as an English teacher for fifth and sixth graders. Their skills were very basic, so we worked on simple conjugation, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

English Teacher
Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
Shanghai High School International Division

I worked in high school teaching anything from test prep to world history to English to literature. I both taught full time as well as tutored on the side to students from all over the world.


BA in Psychology
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
UC Irvine


Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Jul 2011
Marshall University

I received my TEFL certification online before moving to China.

Photos & Videos

I love Paris!

In my home of three years, Shanghai.

Hiking through Colca Canyon in Peru. (This hike nearly killed me, but it was worth it!)
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kalki, A. Sep 8, 2017
Mandarin · In studio

she was good

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