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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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Yuriko I.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks JAPANESE
  • English from Kyoto, Japan
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Yuriko I.

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Experienced JAPANESE teacher since 2007, available for students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while building a strong foundation to further develop proficiency in Japanese. Each class is custom made to your own level and needs.

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Learning Japanese is super FUN with ME!!

Japanese is one of the hardest languages to master.
But it's also one of the most interesting ones.

The best way to learn a new language is to have fun learning it.
Bring your favorite topic; travel, anime, fashion, food, your mid term or JLPT.
I will make it a good fun by tailoring your lesson to what you really want to accomplish.
Don't worry, I am friendly, patient, and easy-going.
My goal is to support your goals and dreams.

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Wanna watch anime without subtitles or voiceover?

If that's your goal, then let's make it happen!
It'll be possible if you focus on learning Japanese using your favorite anime!
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About Yuriko

Hi, my name is Yuriko Kon nichi wa. Genki? I was born and raised in Japan. I can teach from beginner to intermediate in Japanese. I have many hours of experience teaching Japanese to any ages, kids to adults, private, group or home-schooling -- whoever wants to learn Japanese (writing, reading,

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Yuriko is very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. I've been studying Japanese on my own for about a month and decided I wanted an instructor to help me. I was very nervous to speak Japanese in front of her as my studies have left me reading about grammar and vocabulary, not necessarily saying much of it out loud, but she quickly calmed me with her reassuring nature. She provided me with a lot of insight on the use cases for many words/phrases, as well as Japanese culture. I left my first lesson feeling confident and ready for more!

I'd highly recommend Yuriko to anyone wanting a Japanese language instructor! She's the best!
Sandi T.
My daughter is absolutely LOVING her lessons with Yuriko. We travel often and it is wonderful that my daughter is able to continue her lessons, where ever we are.
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Rie T.

53 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rie T.

53 Reviews
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Maximize your Japanese learning with a native speaker with years of teaching experience!

I tailor my lessons to each student's learning style, her/his needs and goals. I use Genki 1 and 2 textbooks and workbooks with most of my beginner to intermediate level students, unless other textbooks and/or learning resources are requested.
During the lesson, my focus is generally on the grammar explanations and practice, as well as reading, and speaking practice. Homework is assigned after each lesson, and students are expected to work independently on vocabulary building, unless otherwise requested.
I encourage all of my students to contact me between lessons if they have any questions, and I will try to answer them within 24 hours.

I am currently accepting students ages 16 and up. I am looking forward to meeting you!

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About Rie

こんにちは!りえと申します。 Hello! My name is Rie. I have been teaching Japanese since 2010. My past and present students are from many different countries, including the U.S., China, Taiwan, India, Israel, Italy, and Croatia and range from 9 to 75 years old. I have taught student

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Renn
I cannot believe I haven’t written a review before this. I’ve been learning with Rie for almost two years now, and it’s been a wonderful experience. Homework is manageable on top of my classes and her teaching style reminds me of a classroom. I chose to study under Rie because I knew that she was someone whose teaching would hold me accountable to continue progressing. I can say happily that was a great choice and I could not have picked a better instructor.
Ruth Ann
Rie is truly a wonderful teacher of the Japanese language. My daughter thoroughly enjoys her lessons with her
Robert F.
I’ve been studying Japanese off and on for almost 20 years. I had reached an upper intermediate level but I wanted to take my ability to a higher level so I started looking for a Japanese tutor. I feel really lucky to have found Rie. She’s a cool person who’s fun to work with. She’s patient and flexible and she always explains things in a way that is easy to understand. She’s as invested in my Japanese learning as I am and it’s hard to place a value on that kind of support and partnership. She also has good textbooks for people at more advanced levels. Without a doubt, my Japanese has improved more in the time I’ve been working with Rie than it has at any other time in all the years I’ve been studying it. If you’re an intermediate or advanced learner of Japanese and you’re looking to improve, Rie can absolutely help you. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.
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Teonna H.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 to 40
  • Music Industry from Purdue Fort Wayne
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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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Aimi F.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Bachelor Degree from Okinawa Christian University
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Aimi F.

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Over the past five years I have taught Japanese to over 50 students from all over the world.
I am willing to teach students of all ages. Beginner to advanced speakers welcome!

About Aimi

I was born and raised in Japan. Over the past five years I have taught Japanese to over 100 students from all over the world. I am willing to teach students of all ages. Beginner to advanced speakers welcome. If you want to learn Japanese, I can teach you online. It's very easy and fun!

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Briana H.
My daughter loved her first lesson.
Yvon R.
Aimi is so great! My 8 year old (who hates reading) ended his first lesson and said, "Mom! You can't take me out of this class!" Aimi is so helpful and easygoing. I can't wait to see what she'll teach him!
Athena F.
Amy is so great! My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week!
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Masaki K.

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

26 Reviews
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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.
Leo R.

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"I have only had a few lessons with Jessie, but I have learned more in just a few weeks than I ever thought was possible! Jessie makes everything fun and easy to understand, and I find the language and culture so fascinating. I could not recommend Jessie enough!!"
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"Yoshifumi sensei help me greatly in Japanese conversation. He is patient and adapt his teaching very well. I am getting better at his contact. A lesson with Yoshifumi Sensei is an occasion that I never miss."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Sensei Yoshi works with my son and to say that he is enjoying Sensei's friendly smile and positive feedback is an understatement. He really is a nice teacher. Thank you Sensei!"
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"This was an amazing experience. Aimi made time to fit my busy schedule. She was extremely flexible and responded to my needs in a timely manner. I was very impressed with the effort she devoted into ensuring that my Japanese language needs were addressed. This has obviously been a great beginning. Thank you."
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