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Wakana Y.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
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Wakana Y.

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I am a Japanese trainer with extensive knowledge in teaching Japanese as a second/third language.

I work closely with my students to identify their goals and objectives and develop tailored lessons for a more effective learning experience.

I believe that you will absorb more effectively when you enjoy learning and you are encouraged to learn!

I teach basic through advanced Japanese.
• Speaking, listening, reading, writing, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji
• Conversational Japanese: casual/polite/formal
• Real-life applications to Japanese life and culture
• Nuance in Japanese
• Japanese way of thinking, trends, custom, traditional and contemporary Japanese culture

About Wakana

Hello! My name is Wakana. I am an energetic yet patient native Japanese teacher with many years of experience teaching Japanese. My motto is to provide a learning experience that is enjoyable and encourages students to learn more. I understand how frustrating it can be to learn a language as a se

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Eric
Wakana sensei is extremely knowledgeable and she can explain the reasoning behind the concepts and the nuances of Japanese in a way I can relate to and easily understand. She answers any questions I have (grammar, random cultural questions etc..), which I really appreciate because I usually can't find these answers anywhere.
She is incredibly patient, accommodating, and fun. Wakana sensei itsumo arigatougozaimasu!
Alex M.
I had a great session with Wakana and am excited to do more. She was very interested in why I wanted to learn Japanese and is tailoring the lessons to help me get the most out of it. She made it very interesting and fun. Recommend 10/10!
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Asuka U.

61 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Japanese, English, French(Intermediate)
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Prize, Finalist and Opera Scholarship from 1st Prize YAMAHA Kitakantou Electric Piano Competittion,The Opera Idol Competition,Lincoln Center, New York ,The Hariclea Darclee Voice Competition, Romania,The Mario Lanza and Elaine Malbin Vocal Competition, New York, Queens College, The Savannah Voice Festival, Georgia
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Asuka U.

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Become comfortable with daily conversational Japanese. I also offer music lesson in Japanese.

About Asuka

“Her exceptional talent will continue to open many doors of opportunity for her in NYC where she continues to thrive as an excellent artist. Subsequently, she is a valuable contribution the opera industry.” The Metropolitan Opera Guild ​“Combination of the Ms. Uchida’s stunning presence

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Thank you for everything and i will love to hear the song right now.
Brooke Fulton
My daughter has loved working with Asuka. As a complete beginner, Asuka made her feel comfortable and confident. She sings every day now and is enjoying sharing the song they've been working on with our family. I would highly recommend Asuka.
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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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If you are interested in learning Japanese using a textbook and a workbook, please let me know! Each student are required to have their own copy of the textbook for these 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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Akira K.

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

11 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Chiaki K.

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Hello! How is your learning going so far?

Since you are looking at my page, I’m guessing that you are looking for a teacher who can help you! If you are trying to learn how to speak Japanese, it's your lucky day!



In my lesson, we will be talking a lot!


Are you a shy person or a beginner? Don't worry! I will help you!


I believe that talking is the most effective and fastest way to learn a new language.
When I was in school, I was so bad at studying, but when I put myself in another country and forced myself only to speak English and not make any Japanese friends, my English skills improved in such a short amount of time.


I would like to use my effective learning experience to teach here.



Kids don't learn their native language by studying; they learn naturally by listening and speaking.


So we will be talking lots during our lessons. Of course, I do not expect you to speak perfect Japanese! I know that you will make lots of mistakes; we will have a safe learning ...

About Chiaki

I'm Chiaki! I was born and grew up in Japan. 
I think you will be surprised to see how happy and positive I am during our lessons. 
I am not trying to overreact or anything, but I get super happy when you do well because I think of my students as my learning partners. When you do well or

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Chris
“Chiaki Extraordinary Japanese Teacher I Ever seen!”
Jacques
She was supportive, showed interest in my goals, and was extremely encouraging.
Jun
I 100% recommend a chiaki as an instructor, she is great and makes learning Japanese fun,
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Miku O.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 20 to 60
  • Hospitality and tourism from Dokkyo University
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Miku O.

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I can help you with conversation skills, correct pronunciation and proper grammar. I usually use a textbook called ‘Genki’ for my lessons. I provide the textbook so you don’t have to buy it. With ‘Genki’ we can work on various grammar points, vocabulary building, situational role playing, pronunciation, and plenty of exercises to improve your listening and speaking skills.

I try my best to keep the classes as relaxed as possible so that you can feel comfortable speaking and can learn at your own pace.

About Miku

Hi everyone! My name is Miku. I was born in Hawaii and raised in Japan. I graduated from Dokkyo university in Saitama, Japan, and majored in hospitality and tourism. I was a former flight attendant for ANA (All Nippon Airways) living in Tokyo, Japan until I moved back to Hawaii in 2016. I’m now a

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Starr
Mikuさん is awesome!! Extremely patient and helpful without holding my hand. I’m able to understand sentences better with less than a year of lessons. She’s very professional and prompt. The lessons are always interesting and I actually feel like I’m improving every time (even if it’s just a little at a time). I’m really looking forward to being more conversational in Japanese!!
Cathy
I highly recommend Miku and have recommended her to several friends because lessons with her are extremely fun, engaging, and thorough. I look forward to every single one, and have already learned so much in what seems like a short time--the time flies! She is also incredibly accommodating and makes rescheduling very easy and hassle free. I very much appreciate the time she shares with me as a student in helping me learn the way I do!
Adrienne
Miku is a great teacher to work with! I've been doing weekly lessons with Miku remotely since December of 2019 (now July 2020 as I'm writing this) starting from no experience.  I was worried about my ability to learn a new language since my only experience prior to this was learning Spanish in school years ago, but learning to read and speak Japanese with Miku's guidance has been the right level of challenging and fun.  Miku is a great communicator, flexible, really knowledgeable, adds nuance to the lessons we move through, and also really just fun to talk to and learn from.

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"Aimi is such a sweet lady! She is very accommodating and friendly. She cares and focuses on what you want/need to learn. She speaks good English and she's always on time. I would definitely recommend her!"
Steph
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"This is only the second online lesson that I've ever had in Japanese. My first review that I gave to my former teacher was five stars. This one though, If I can give more than that I would but unfortunately five stars is the limit. Whoever is taking, or considering taking Japanese lessons with Aimi wont be disappointed. I'm in my 50's and Aimi would do anything to make sure that I would grasp the material. I'm 100 percent sure that she is equally outstanding teacher with younger students...And you, whoever you might be out there reading this review and willing to try learning Japaneses, go ahead and schedule a lesson with her; whether you are adult or young I'm confident Aimie will be the perfect fit."
Alexandre
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"I've bought Japanese online class for my boy and myself.
(separately)
Mr.Yoshi is such a patient and nice teacher. He helped us to understand more about the pronunciation. We were having a really fun time in learning Japanese.

After Corona virus happen over we will go to Japan again with a good Japanese skills."
Joe and Jake
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Rosita made the lesson fun and exciting, putting in a song to remember September, and assigned very interesting homework. Will definitely look forward to the next lesson!"
Dontay
Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"He was very positive and encouraging as well as very knowledgeable and resourceful. I can't wait to take more Japanese lessons from him."
Jessica
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"She like you ! And will return next week."
Marisol
Took Japanese lessons from Maya S.
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"I am a student from the Last year I wanted a native speaking Japanese tutor also an older guy who has more experience.
Sensei Yoshi is amazing. It seems that with every class, he shares yet another "goodie" from his treasure chest of Japanese language and culture learning tools, study aids, games, approaches to learning, mastery drills, etc.
Thanks Sensei Yoshi!"
David
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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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。"
Victoria
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Not only native speaker. Sensei Yoshi is full of knowledge and experience.
Very patient and enthusiasm, always on time. My son is very happy and learning a lot!"
Claire
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Our youngest daughter absolutely loves the Japanese culture and language… She also has autism… We couldn’t have asked for a more patient and prepared instructor than May.We are lucky to have found her!"
Egan
Took Japanese lessons from May G.
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