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Masaki K.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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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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May G.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $22
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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May G.

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I am an open minded, friendly, multicultural experienced tutor of Japanese languages.
I can personalize lessons at your request from using basic GENKI textbook or Japanese for busy people to free conversation upon your advance request. Please let me know what your purpose and goal. I will do my best to help you to achieve your goal. (Hopefully with a lot of fun.)
I can also teach you Japanese culture such as Origami, cooking and calligraphy. I love Japanese history and would like to share richness of Japanese culture.

About May

My native language is Japanese. I grew up and obtained B.A in Linguistic at Kinjo University, Nagoya, Japan. I have 4 years of English tutoring experience for local high school English learners in Japan. As a career, I was an instructor for the airline reservation system to travel agents. Teaching i

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Teonna H.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 40
  • Teaching since 2019
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Teonna H.

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Hello, I go by T! If you’re looking for someone who can teach you the basics, help you pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), or learn more about Japan’s interesting culture, I’m here for you!
I’ve been studying Japanese for seven years as of 2021, was an exchange student in Japan in 2018, and volunteered to teach native Japanese students at a local college.
I teach basics, content from the two lowest levels of the JLPT: N4 and N5, and some content from JLPT N3.

About Teonna

Hi, I’m T! I l’ve been studying Japanese for seven years as of 2021 and lived in Japan as an exchange student in 2018! I'm currently a freshmen college student as of 2021. I love teaching other people about the japanese culture and what youth people today are doing in Japan. I'm skilled at teach

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Lillee
She’s a good instructor with clear explanations. Easy to follow and understand.
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Sachiko F.

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

41 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kyoko B.

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こんにちは! I'm a native speaker if Japanese. I've been tutoring Japanese for 10+ years in Japan and the U.S. I love talking about cultures, anime, traveling, hobby, etc. I'd love to hear what your goals are and customize my lessons. :) Let's get started! 一緒に勉強しましょう!

About Kyoko

My name is Kyoko. I am a native speaker of Japanese, born and raised in Japan. (As you might guess, my name came from the beautiful city of Kyoto.) I moved to the U.S. in 2005, and I'm in Orlando raising three bilingual children. :) When I was in college in Osaka, Japan, I started helping

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Patrick M.
nice to be back learning Japanese with Kyoko who is an excellent tutor
Patrick M.
as always great lesson
Patrick M.
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Hikaru I.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • M.A. in ESL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) & Intercultural Communication from University at Albany
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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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"This is my first time using the online class. I enrolled my 6 year-old who has written experience with Japanese but needs to practice his conversation skills. Sensei made the class very interactive and we used a lesson plan. Even though the lessons were geared toward an older student, he made sure the vocabulary, sentences and daily experience applied to my son. Highly recommend Sensei Yoshi! Looking forward to the next class! Thank you Sensei!"
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"Super friendly. and detailed in teaching everything so you understand just as a native Japanese speaker would understand. ありがとう先生。"
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I've just started, but have had an excellent introduction. I believe I have made some progress in my ability to read already. Looking forward to more."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Hikaru is patient, encouraging and had been super flexible in scheduling our sessions."
Cecily Campbell
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"I love working with Mr Yoshi, He is always so well prepared for the lessons, and he is always looking for new ways to teach you and to help you move to the next level."
Rob
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Oyamada sensei is very patient and accommodating. I'm a bit obsessed with getting all my crazy questions answered, and Sensei gives me all the information I need. I could never get this degree of detailed instruction from a college class. He's both fun and informative. As a first-time student of Japanese, I give Sensei two thumbs way up!"
Lisa
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I've started in Oct. My experience with Sensei Yoshi O. has been amazing.
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Almond
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Mr Yoshi is an amazing teacher! Although I was very nervous, he carefully explained things and encouraged me. He wrote everything, clearly, so I could study later and made sure I understood the meaning behind the words and the reasons those phrases were used, in what context and to whom. I'm extremely happy that I've taken lessons from him. Thank you Mr Yoshi and Take Lessons! I'm even more dedicated to learning Japanese now!"
Adam
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"My daughter enjoyed her first lesson with Aimi. She was right on time and very personable. I feel we will continue to enjoy her lessons."
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Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"I've been through 3 takelessons instructors and 2 group japanese instructors and I can tell you without a doubt that Rosita is the best there is. She is a native japanese speaker with a lot of experience in teaching the language. Her classes are structured and fun. I recommend Rosita to anyone looking to learn or improve their japanese skills."
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Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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