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Stepping Stone Tutoring provides individualized, high-quality tutoring to help non-native English speakers increase confidence and acquire the language skills they need to meet their personal, academic, community, and employment goals.

Hi, and welcome! 

I'm passionate about helping adult English Language Learners (ELLs) increase their confidence and reach their goals. I've spent the last decade working and teaching in educational settings including higher education, adult basic education, tutoring in a variety of subject areas, and teaching small groups in employment settings.  

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"Students loved her directed curriculum where they always knew what was coming next and it followed a logical path. Michelle really engaged the students of all ages and backgrounds...Michelle allowed them the dignity of bringing their own skillsets to the discussion and learning experience." - Manfred Tatzmann, Literacy Assistant at Anoka-Hennepin School District

Researching and Writing

Ubah H. (adult ESL)'re a good teacher. You understand everyone, what they need, and you help them be successful. You are a good teacher with a good heart.

Student Writing

Syed A. (adult ESL)

Thank you for always doing everything that you can to help your students. You are very kind and teach with great patience. Your teaching was excellent.


Kenny (GED - Language Arts)

Michelle teaches very well. ...she was able to go at a slow pace for my husband to learn. Respectful and well mannered. No negativities when teaching and tutoring. Gave feedback and advises what next to practice and focus on. She’s a very nice person.

My Services

As a teacher, I pride myself on really getting to know my students’ challenge areas and goals so that the lessons are meaningful and we’re making the best use of our time together. I tailor lessons to their exact needs. 




Finding your path forward with your education can be difficult, but with the right partnership, that process can feel collaborative and less intimidating. I work with you 1-on-1 to make your education a little easier.

Your Path Forward

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