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Hikaru I.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • M.A. in ESL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) & Intercultural Communication from University at Albany
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hikaru I.

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During my undergraduate studies, I worked as a president of SUNY Albany Japanese Student Association and also worked as a TA for Japanese 101 classes, and I absolutely love to teach languages! I understand it is often very hard to find a language tutor outside of the spoken community, and I hope to provide you with the opportunity to be exposed to authentic media sources to acquire natural fluency. Hope to hear from you soon!

About Hikaru

はじめまして & thank you for taking a moment to check out my profile! I'm originally from Tokyo Japan, and I moved to NY with my family during high school. I've completed Master's degrees in Language Education & Communication, and Bachelor's Degrees in Music Performance and Political Science.

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I just had my second lesson with Hikaru and I ask so many questions all the time and am just a lot as a person, but she's so patient and is really willing to answer all of my questions and go over absolutely whatever. She's also very good at explaining things and can explain the grammar side to me (I'm a big grammar proponent), which is an absolute blessing. Lessons fly by and I absolutely cannot wait for my next one.

Also, she's been helping me find resources that I can use to work on my Japanese outside of lessons. I know that some people won't do that because they want you to buy more lessons, but Hikaru genuinely just wants to help me learn both the language and the culture.
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Sachiko F.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sachiko F.

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Certified teacher for Japanese (EC-12), Mandarin(EC-12) and Art(EC-12). I grew up speaking Japanese, Mandarin and Taiwanese, so I have no problem mixing them up to meet your need. Many years of freelance tutoring experience for Japanese and Mandarin have helped me teaching all levels of Japanese including Pre-AP and AP classes at my former employment of 9 years at a public high school. While I appreciate having a structured learning environment at a school setting, I miss the free-style teaching that suits the needs of each student. Desires to learn come strongest when one is genuinely interested in something, and rarely do those desires come from wanting to learn from a textbook . I hope you will have fun and enjoy my classes.

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About Sachiko

Certified teacher for Japanese (EC-12), Mandarin(EC-12) and Art(EC-12). I grew up speaking Japanese, Mandarin and Taiwanese, so I have no problem mixing them up to meet your need. Many years of freelance tutoring experience for Japanese and Mandarin have helped me teaching all levels of Japanes

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Paul S.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, French, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Paul S.

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Ever since I discovered Dragon Ball Z on Toonami back in the early 2000's, I have come to develop a love of all things Japan, specifically anime and J-pop. My experience with learning Japanese started back when I started studying at home with my older brother back in 1999 or so, and then started studying Japanese at college, which culminated in the completion of a minor in Japanese as part of my BA. I have also visited Japan one time to visit my older brother who was teaching English over there at the time. I love Dragon Ball (among many, many other anime) and T.M. Revolution.

About Paul

I hail from Walla Walla, Washington, home of the "famous" sweet onions. I can't begin to express how much I love languages!! I have studied 8 so far (Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, and Dutch) and I teach 5 (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese), and w

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Carolyn
Instructor has good knowledge of Portuguese for beginning students of the language.
Preston
My son had so much fun. Paul is very patient.
Rebecca
Great instructor, very personable and teaches at a good pace. I highly recommend Paul!
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Masaki K.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Masaki K.

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Do you want to understand your favorite anime show, movies or Japanese culture better? Do you want to learn to crack jokes in Japanese and win any crowd over? Would you like to do business in Japan and need someone who can not only teach you the language, but cultural differences and etiquette so you can win over any client?

Japanese and English are polar opposites in many ways.
Sentence structures are upside down. English is written horizontally left to right, but traditional Japanese is written vertically right to left.
Communicating can be difficult when what can be spoken directly in English has to be said in more subtle ways in Japanese, and this miscommunication can cause relationships to break down.

My passion is to help people cross cultural barriers and make new friends.
Learning a new language can build confidence and expand your mind in ways you never thought possible!

One of the signs that you have truly mastered a language is to understand the humor. I can ...

About Masaki

About me. I was born in Fukuoka, Japan and moved to the US when I was 18. I studied ESL then got a degree in marketing and worked in Real Estate and Finance for many years. I learned English from scratch when I moved to California and am now completely fluent in English, so much so that peopl

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Really bad experience. I came to learn Japanese seriously while the teacher just spent the first 10min trying to talk about himself and asking me personal questions. When I asked him what his plan is for the class, he threatened me I can change another teacher and he does not want to teach. Pretty condescending attitude it seems to me.
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Akira K.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Akira K.

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I will listen to you as carefully as possible to make the lesson meaningful. What are you interested in about Japan? History, travel, movie, music, anime, traditional entertainment, food or else? Think of learning not Japanese, but what you love through Japanese because what you love motivates you for learning the most.

One of my typical lesson styles is a situational dialogue. Let's have fun.

Lessons are online only.

About Akira

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan living in Toluca Lake LA, graduated from the literature department of Waseda University in Tokyo Japan. I realize learning another language is tough and requires patience a lot from my experience for learning English.I had learned English for many years in Japan

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John
Akira is a fantastic teacher, he explains the lessons really easily and is always prepared. whenever I don't understand something he's not afraid to stop for me to understand it properly.
Natalie
Akira is a great teacher. I really appreciate that he explains everything in depth when I don’t understand the grammar. I also appreciate that he corrects me every time I mispronounce something.
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Toshi M.

352 Reviews
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Starting at $95
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Business from USC
  • Teaches students 2 to 85
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Toshi M.

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🌟I am a Los Angeles US-based certified veteran NATIVE Japanese language instructor/coach/mentor with over 18 years of experience. I teach people of all ages from all over the world, through online platforms. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a STRICT teacher and serious when it comes to Japanese language matters. Manners ARE part of the Japanese language. I will teach you Japanese manners first. I’m living in Calabasas, Los Angeles ( in the Valley ) CA, USA for more than 28 years. (PST). Yes. I literally speak like “Valley Girl English“ Totally so good? Haha, just kidding! 😁 Currently, I have students from the USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Russia, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan.

✅ I have worked with veterans, MLB professional athletes (MVP 2010), Hollywood film editors, producers, actors, actresses, TV presenters, filmmakers, voice ...

About Toshi

Welcome! 😃👋🏻 My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. 🌟 One on One Lessons via Online ( Zoom) (Group Lessons available for more than 3 people.) Takelessons.com requires all group lesson students to sign up and purchase for their lessons separat

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Todd
My son has been working with Toshi for 3 years now, and he has developed a true love for the language and culture of Japan. Toshi is a great instructor and a wonderful human being. We couldn't be happier with this experience!
Mickey
Toshi is a great tutor. No words can really express how awesome he is to work with. My son just smiles the whole time the lesson is going on and is excited to share with me after.
Hillary S.
Toshi is the best teacher in the world and I recommend having him as a teacher, he is really funny and kind to hang out with and overall Japanese is really fun.

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"Sensei Yoshi Oyamada is very warm and friendly. I was so relaxed that I spoke more Japanese in an hour than ever.
I believe that I am really going to learn a lot with his guidance."
Dawn
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Yoshi Sensei makes every lesson unique and fun! He is engaging and it is such a joy to work with. I can not imagine having to work with anyone else through my Japanese journey. ありがとう先生!"
Leah
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Rosita was great. I like the way she broke everything down and answered all my questions. It was a pleasure to work through my first lesson in Japanese with her.

Wayne"
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Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"Great class again Thanks"
Chris
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Yoshi-sensei has a great teaching style. He prepares material that is very helpful in learning and remembering new vocabulary.
すばらしい日本人の先生です。"
Nathan
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I work for Avex Group time to time and Rosita has saved me so many times. She is an amazing instructor. I first hired to improve my Japanese then I hired her to teach me voice to help me give notes to singers. And little did I know she actually worked with top singers in Japan. I had no idea I was working with a celebrity coach."
Rob
Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"An excellent introduction to the Japanese language and culture!"
James
Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"Hikaru is down to earth, conversational and a great teacher. I have already learned so much from her. I can't say enough good things about her. If you make time to study on your own, in conjunction with her lessons you'll be picking up the language in no time at all!"
Greg
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"Had a great introductory course with Aimi. Looking forward to more :)"
Jeffrey
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"Aimi is very nice and accommodating. Looking forward to the next lessons with her."
Leah
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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