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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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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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“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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Akira K.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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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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
  • MM, Violin from The Juilliard School
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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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Paul S.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks English, French, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • BA Spanish & German Studies from Brigham Young University
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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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Sachiko F.

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  • 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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"When I went to Japan, I had very little Japanese experience and when I returned, I really wanted to learn more. Oyamada-sensei has helped me learn more than I could have ever known in the short period of time I've been learning from him. He is a wonderful teacher who wants the best for you, is extremely accomodating to your needs, and very welcoming. If you are susceptible, please give Oyamada-sensei a try, I am sure he will not disappoint."
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"First lesson in, already engaged. Yukari is very professional and patient. Looking forward to my next lesson!"
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