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Jessie N.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2003
  • MA, Intercultural communication from Kobe University
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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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Toshi M.

352 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Business from USC
  • Teaches students 2 to 85
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Toshi M.

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🌟I am a Los Angeles US-based certified veteran NATIVE Japanese language instructor/coach/mentor with over 18 years of experience. I teach people of all ages from all over the world, through online platforms. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a STRICT teacher and serious when it comes to Japanese language matters. Manners ARE part of the Japanese language. I will teach you Japanese manners first. I’m living in Calabasas, Los Angeles ( in the Valley ) CA, USA for more than 28 years. (PST). Yes. I literally speak like “Valley Girl English“ Totally so good? Haha, just kidding! 😁 Currently, I have students from the USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Russia, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan.

βœ… I have worked with veterans, MLB professional athletes (MVP 2010), Hollywood film editors, producers, actors, actresses, TV presenters, filmmakers, voice ...

About Toshi

Welcome! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘‹πŸ» My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. 🌟 One on One Lessons via Online ( Zoom) (Group Lessons available for more than 3 people.) Takelessons.com requires all group lesson students to sign up and purchase for their lessons separat

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Todd
My son has been working with Toshi for 3 years now, and he has developed a true love for the language and culture of Japan. Toshi is a great instructor and a wonderful human being. We couldn't be happier with this experience!
Mickey
Toshi is a great tutor. No words can really express how awesome he is to work with. My son just smiles the whole time the lesson is going on and is excited to share with me after.
Hillary S.
Toshi is the best teacher in the world and I recommend having him as a teacher, he is really funny and kind to hang out with and overall Japanese is really fun.
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Nathan Y.

21 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BS in Civil Engineering from University of Delaware
  • Teaches students 11 and up
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Nathan Y.

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Do you want to learn how to speak Japanese? Do want to know how to read manga and understand anime in Japanese? Do you want to know the grammar and nuances of the Japanese language? If so, come join an online session with Yoshii sensei!

In matter of weeks you will master how to introduce yourself, speak common greetings, and read Japanese words in hiragana. ζ—₯本θͺžγ‚’一緒にζ₯½γ—く学びましょう!

I am half Japanese and half American and was raised in Tokyo for 18 years. I am fluent in English and Japanese and currently I am teaching Japanese at an international school in Berlin. I have knowledge and resources to help you learn the basics of Japanese and develop the skills needed to speak and write in Japanese.

About Nathan

Do you want to learn how to speak Japanese? Do want to know how to read manga and understand anime in Japanese? Do you want to know the grammar and nuances of the Japanese language? If so, come join an online session with Yoshii sensei! In matter of weeks you will master how to introduce yours

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Sierra A.
Amazing experience with Yoshi Sensei. He provided me with a workbook, textbook, and language learning apps to help with the language learning process. Lessons are well prepared, structured, and individually tailored yet flexible and fluid so we can focus on specific areas and topics. He also assigns small amount of homework so that you can keep progressing on your own. I would definitely recommend Yoshi Sensei.
BENIZ
Best math teacher. Math became my son's favorite subject.
Chris
So far so good!
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Chieko N.

32 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Bachelor of Science from Tokyo Metropolitan University
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Chieko N.

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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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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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Yukari M.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $36
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • PhD (Art) from University in Japan
  • Teaching since 2010
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Yukari M.

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Hello!  こんにけは! If you are looking for FUN and EFFECTIVE Japanese tutor, I am here for you!!!γ€€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! こんにけは! If you are looking for FUN and EFFECTIVE Japanese tutor, I am here for you!!!γ€€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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Adinda
Awesome
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 ζ—₯本θͺžοΌ
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Miku O.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 20 to 60
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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 a highly dedicated teacher who is truly wonderful in every respect. I love taking Japanese lessons with her and I'm making nice progress!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"Yoshi is very professional, prompt and efficient with his lesson plan. Great teacher, I want to learn from someone who is a native Japanese speaker."
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"Absolutely amazing teacher. She listened to what I am interested in learning about and teaches through positive reinforcement."
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"After one class I’m so excited for more. Hikaru started off by explaining the very very basics and was incredibly knowledgeable whenever I asked questions. I look forward to my next class."
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"Amy is so great! My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week!"
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