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Jessie N.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • MA, Intercultural communication from Kobe University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jessie N.

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I am a native Japanese speaker with a Japanese teaching credential. All ages and levels are welcomed! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I am also qualified to tutor graduate students (Master’s and PhD) doing their thesis.
I believe when we learn other languages, it is important to learn their culture, history, etc. for better understanding. I’ve learned Japanese drums, how to wear Kimono, Tea and flower ceremonies so that we can explore Japanese culture more than just learning the language!

About Jessie

I am a native Japanese speaker with a Japanese teaching credential. All ages and levels are welcomed! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I am also qualified to tutor graduate students (Master’s and PhD) doing their thesis.  I believe when we learn other lang

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Adaila G.
Jessie was extremely helpful and she understands english well also. We cant wait for our second session.
Jesse
Excellent first lesson! My daughter is very pleased and interested so far!
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Asuka U.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Japanese, English, French(Intermediate)
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Voice performance, music theory and piano from Queens college, University of North Texas
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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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Akira K.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelor of European Literature from Waseda University Tokyo
  • Awarded Human Relation Award from Musicians Institute of Technology
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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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Maya S.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Maya S.

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Are you interested in learning Japanese but not sure how to start? Have you visited Japan but wished you could speak Japanese more fluently? Do you want to learn Hiragana and Kanji so that you can enjoy Japanese Manga? にほんごをべんきょうしたいですか?

A native of Japan, Maya received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Tokyo University of the Arts (東京芸術大学). During her violin study at the Tokyo University of the Arts, she earned her music teaching certificate for middle and high schools in Japan (中学校及び高等学校教諭専修免許状).

She finished New York Japan Society’s Japanese-language Teacher Training Program (Introductory level) in December 2020, same program with intermediate level in March 2021.

Maya also has 10 years of experience for tutoring Japanese language, offering private lessons to students of all ages. Her Japanese lessons cover everything from vocabulary and grammar, to culture, custom, and fun conversation of course!
For the first time Japanese learner, she uses GENKI textbook (An ...

About Maya

Hi! My name is Maya and I was born in Japan. I graduated from the Juilliard School in 2001 and have been a violinist of New Jersey Symphony since 2007. Did you just pick up the violin for the first time? Have you been working on some pieces but need further help? Are you taking an audition for yo

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Kalimah W.
Micah was very happy with his first class.
Eric J.
My son is very excited about his first session and can’t wait to learn more. Maya is very nice and makes sure to make herself available for her clients.

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Jennifer T.
Maya is an excellent teacher. She is patient and explains things clearly.
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Yukari M.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $36
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • PhD (Art) from University in Japan
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Yukari M.

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Hello!  こんにちは! If you are looking for FUN and EFFECTIVE Japanese tutor, I am here for you!!! I can help to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and I can provide specific lessons for all level of JLPT.After you provide me your goal and request, I can create a specific lesson for you.
I was born in Japan but I lived in America for years and have traveled quite a bit.
Also I have been a Japanese tutor for american students in US for years more than 2000 hours and I understand how difficult to keep the motivation for studying language. I can help you to keep your motivation to reach your goal! Additionally, I have six years of experience in Japanese public schools and lived in many cities in Japan. We can share many unique Japanese culture that I experienced and studied in Japan.
I have a PhD in Japan, so I am good at academic writing and logical thinking in Japanese too.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! :)
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About Yukari

Hello! こんにちは! If you are looking for FUN and EFFECTIVE Japanese tutor, I am here for you!!! I can help to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and I can provide specific lessons for all level of JLPT. After you provide me your goal and request, I can create a s

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Erika
Easy to talk to, knows what she's doing.
Merritt
It was so great to practice speaking Japanese again. I was so happy to find that Yukari also had access to the book I was using when I lived in japan. Really excited about future lessons and getting better at speaking 日本語!
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Chieko N.

32 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Bachelor of Science from Tokyo Metropolitan University
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Chieko N.

32 Reviews
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Hi, I'm Chieko. I'm Japanese and living in California and go back and forth between here and Tokyo. So I know the trend of Japan well. Furthermore, I have long working experience as manager in some major international companies in Japan. So I can help you communicate with Japanese workers using natural and effective language in Business Japanese. I know the business custom is very different among countries and Japanese one is a little complicated.. So, if you'd like to communicate with Japanese smoothly, please ask me what to do in a situation you encounter.
I have successfully passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test authorized by the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language in October 2016.

About Chieko

I am a native Japanese speaker. I'm now living in the USA but also in Japan and go back and forth here and Tokyo. So I know the Japanese trend well from comics to businesses. I have long working experience as engineering manager at some major international companies in japan. I know it is difficult

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Heather
My son (15) has been taking lessons with Chieko-san for 2 years now. He has learned a great deal from her (it seems more than I leaned in my 3 years in HS and college). She sends me regular progress reports and was even willing to learn about the American grading system, make his studies more engaging with homework, and grade him so we could count it for HS credit (we homeschool). She is all around amazing!
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"Jessie was extremely helpful and she understands english well also. We cant wait for our second session."
Adaila
Took Japanese lessons from Jessie N.
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"I just had my first lesson with Sensei Yoshi Oyamada. He was very efficient with the time we had, and he had a very good structure for the lesson. I'm looking forward to continuing."
Ben
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Great introduction to Japanese and lessons help alot to understand Japanese better."
Reiko
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Excellent first lesson! My daughter is very pleased and interested so far!"
Jesse
Took Japanese lessons from Jessie N.
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"Very helpful and made sure to know what I was already familiar with! Thank you very much Yoshi san!"
Jane Carpenter
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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"Good class again !
My Japanese skill is now 5times better than last year."
Diana G
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"First lesson in, already engaged. Yukari is very professional and patient. Looking forward to my next lesson!"
Mark
Took Japanese lessons from Yukari M.
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"I have been taking Japanese courses from Yoshi sensei and he is one of the best teachers ever!! He is cheerful, kind, supportive and above all really goot at teaching Japanese. At the beginning he asked me the needs of mine and has helped me accordingly. Thank you Yoshi sensei!!"
Kim
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"great teacher! Very patient with me."
Oliver
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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