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Seiko D.
Saratoga, California
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Learn from an experienced Japanese teacher: for absolute beginner to advanced JLPT1-5
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Hi, My name is Seiko. I am an experienced Japanese tutor teaching online nationwide as well as in-person locally in CA. I provide individually tailored lessons based on your interests, necessary improvements, and goals. You would most likely use textbooks during sessions. For business needs, my work experience would help you not only learn the language but also strengthen your communication skills in understanding its cultural aspects and nuance. For job seekers and Japanese college applications, I have experience in reviewing and proofreading resumes and essays as well as JLPT test preparations.
About Seiko D.

Do you want to learn Japanese? I am here for you! I was born and raised in Japan. After my study in a Japanese college where I earned a secondary teaching credential, I worked at foreign companies in Tokyo and later came to the US and attended college in NY. With my working career in Japan and the US liaison between the countries, I was involved in numerous translations/interpretations. I understand nuance well to translate. I can help you learn Japanese to reach your goal. I teach absolute beginners to advanced levels including a native level JLPT 1. My sessions would be individually tailored based on your interests, necessary improvements, and goals. Both In-person and online lessons are welcome. During my lessons, you can use a textbook as well as other materials in a proactive learning style both online/in-person. - School students: I have been tutoring school students for many years and connect with young people well. I am also familiar with the textbooks being used in high schools. We can review school assignments, conversational practice, or any other work you might have. - For travelers and your interest-based lessons, I will select appropriate materials to meet your needs. You can choose either Romaji or Kana-based lessons. - For business needs, my work experience would help you not only learn the language but also strengthen your communication skills in understanding its cultural aspects, nuance, and expressions. - For Japanese job seekers and Japanese college applications, I have experience in helping interview simulation and proofreading resumes and essays. - For JLPT prep, I specialize in JLPT prep all n5-n1 levels. My students have successfully passed the levels of N5 - N1. If you are interested in JLPT, please send me a message as it differs from the regular Japanese lessons. Besides tutoring Japanese, I enjoy painting Japanese calligraphy and making Ikebana flower arrangements. For group lessons (2 people or more), An extra $ 1/2 rate is charged to each lesson. Please mention that to me prior to the first lesson. My schedule on the site might not be updated as it always changes. So please send me a message to check my latest availability and any questions you might have. Look forward to hearing from you!

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Seiko D.
Saratoga, California
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Learn from an experienced Japanese teacher: for absolute beginner to advanced JLPT1-5
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hi, My name is Seiko. I am an experienced Japanese tutor teaching online nationwide as well as in-person locally in CA. I provide individually tailored lessons based on your interests, necessary improvements, and goals. You would most likely use textbooks during sessions. For business needs, my work experience would help you not only learn the language but also strengthen your communication skills in understanding its cultural aspects and nuance. For job seekers and Japanese college applications, I have experience in reviewing and proofreading resumes and essays as well as JLPT test preparations.
About Seiko D.

Do you want to learn Japanese? I am here for you! I was born and raised in Japan. After my study in a Japanese college where I earned a secondary teaching credential, I worked at foreign companies in Tokyo and later came to the US and attended college in NY. With my working career in Japan and the US liaison between the countries, I was involved in numerous translations/interpretations. I understand nuance well to translate. I can help you learn Japanese to reach your goal. I teach absolute beginners to advanced levels including a native level JLPT 1. My sessions would be individually tailored based on your interests, necessary improvements, and goals. Both In-person and online lessons are welcome. During my lessons, you can use a textbook as well as other materials in a proactive learning style both online/in-person. - School students: I have been tutoring school students for many years and connect with young people well. I am also familiar with the textbooks being used in high schools. We can review school assignments, conversational practice, or any other work you might have. - For travelers and your interest-based lessons, I will select appropriate materials to meet your needs. You can choose either Romaji or Kana-based lessons. - For business needs, my work experience would help you not only learn the language but also strengthen your communication skills in understanding its cultural aspects, nuance, and expressions. - For Japanese job seekers and Japanese college applications, I have experience in helping interview simulation and proofreading resumes and essays. - For JLPT prep, I specialize in JLPT prep all n5-n1 levels. My students have successfully passed the levels of N5 - N1. If you are interested in JLPT, please send me a message as it differs from the regular Japanese lessons. Besides tutoring Japanese, I enjoy painting Japanese calligraphy and making Ikebana flower arrangements. For group lessons (2 people or more), An extra $ 1/2 rate is charged to each lesson. Please mention that to me prior to the first lesson. My schedule on the site might not be updated as it always changes. So please send me a message to check my latest availability and any questions you might have. Look forward to hearing from you!

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Seiko Sensei is a wonderful teacher! I'm able to keep up with my japanese and improve my grammar, reading, and speaking skills. Her classes are tailored to my ability and I look forward to each class I have with her!

Posted Dec 27, 2021
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Seiko is a great teacher. She gets through the work in an organized, stress-free manner. She is friendly and I feel supported. I think the online tools are great.

Posted Aug 19, 2021
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Seiko is a really kind instructor who gives advice and always teaches me new words every lesson! Her lessons are really interesting and I can’t wait for my next one!

Posted May 12, 2020
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BS
Aug 1994 - Dec 1997
SUNY, Konan Womens College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Japanese
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
The 1st kyu Sogetsu Ikebana
May 2018
Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Certified the 5th Dan Japanese Calligraphy Professional
Jan 2017
Japan Calligraphy Education Foundation (Nihon Shuji Renmei)
I enjoy making various types of writing styles of Kanji, Gyosho, Soso, Kaiso, Rinsho, Reisho on short and long papers.

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