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Popular Online Japanese Teachers

Jesse M.

Palo Alto, CA
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Toshi M.

Mission Hills, CA
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Mary D.

San Pedro, CA
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Jesse M. Palo Alto, CA

Learn to speak and read Japanese, have fun, and get considerably better results than you would in a class.

Or use this as a supplement to an existing class and completely surpass it's standards.

Explore the methods that make it possible to be conversational within a year.

About Jesse

My Background I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar classes in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in ...


Nima A. November 10, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I've had a great experience with Jesse so far. He clearly knows what he is doing. My learning experience as an adult has been a lot of fun so far.
Kia G. October 8, 2014
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Jess is dedicated, patient, and confident teacher!!!

I am so happy that I have found Jesse as the ukulele teacher of my 7 years old son. You can tell that he lives for music and it's not just a job for him teaching students. He is determined but patient with the kid and really has educational skills.
Brent P. July 1, 2014
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Jesse is a fantastic instructor. He is talented, fun, and has a passion for music and teaching. He is an excellent choice for anyone looking to learn about music. I really enjoyed my time with him, and I intend to continue lessons with him.
Toshi M. Mission Hills, CA

Do you want to take a trip to Japan with your family? Is your business or company involved with Japanese customers or suppliers? Is it your dream to work for a Japanese company in the future? Do you want to understand Japanese animé or movies? Interest in the Japanese language and culture? Do you want to speak, read and write Japanese? I can offer you my online lessons by Skype! Are you a beginner -- or an advanced student -- or you want to learn Japanese from zero?? Whatever your level, I can help! You will be able to learn in your spare time, on coffee break, at the beach, or at any public cafe! You will be able to learn wearing your pajamas during your day off in your home or even when you on your vacation! I can be with you everywhere by Skype! You will be able to learn from anywhere and from any country! I have ten years of experience in tutoring Japanese, teaching Japanese to many students of all ages during these years.

I teach basic through advanced Japanese.


About Toshi

My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. In 2014, I am currently working with a new project through Google called, "Ok Glass." It's a data collection project that leads to the betterment of Google products for voice search capabilities in their Google search engine, Chrome software and Google Glass. Google has chosen me to record, translate and transcribe for these projects within the Japanese division! My tutoring policy is not just simply to teach the Japanese language as a Japanese. No, I always want to teach students more than the language. If you are interested in the Japanese traditions as well as the language and traditions, then that is a good start for learning. Fun, interest and enjoyment are the best tools for learning with my ...


Hector N. January 28, 2015
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Toshi is a very good Japanese teacher. He makes the lessons a fun and enjoyable experience as well as teaching cultural and societal norms as they relate to Japan. Very satisfied with him, If you're in the market for a Japanese teacher I HIGHLY recommend Toshi.
Samantha B. January 14, 2015
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
I've been taking lessons from Toshi every week for the last few months. I feel like I've learned more Japanese in this short time frame than the amount of French I've learned in the five years I took in high school and college. Really personable and fun to take lessons with and teaches you not only the language, but the culture too. Hope to keep taking lessons for much longer!
Jacob S. January 9, 2015
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
I have been working with Toshi-Sensei for a few months now and all I can say is wow! He has been such a huge help to me and helps me to be very confident with my Japanese.

Whether I am having a simple time or struggling he always makes sure to explain it in ways that are easy to understand and never gets frustrated with my questions or if things take me a long while to grasp.

Not only that but he makes a point to always check up on my home life and see how my family is doing! He is an honest good person and one of the best teachers I have ever encountered in my life and I consider him a great friend!

Arigatou gozaimasu Toshi-sensei!
Mary D. San Pedro, CA

Teach what YOU want to learn. Focus on your weakness and improve it. Outline your strengths and highlight them. To teach at my home studio be alert I have a cat and a dog - so allergies are considered. Also must be able to walk up stairs to my apt. Very nice area and free curbside parking.

About Mary

I have been teaching since I was 15 years old! Started with peer to peer tutoring to summer lifeguard and swim lessons for all ages in pool and the ocean! Today, after years of singing back up and performing as a keyboardist or drummer for STOMP, Celtic Celebration, Olivia Newton John, Lou Reed, Rod Stewart and musical theater tour productions of GREASE, No No Nannette, XANADU; I continue teaching to keep me sharing my joy of music and learning!


Lauran O. April 19, 2014
Great teacher of all things!

I'm taking piano/voice privately from Mary. I wanted to learn opera and then she showed me how important music theory is to work on your voice. I'm in my mid 40s and thought I never could learn all this complicated stuff- but Mary makes it so fun and easy and motivates me. I and my friend took ballroom dancing from her too. She has great prices and spends alot of overtime . Very generous and experienced!
Kevin G. April 19, 2014
AP Exam Prep
Patience and Fun

My 15 yr old son has taken Algebra and now AP exam prep tutoring from Mary. Trey has some learning disabilities and Mary does so great with teaching him the math formulas and how they can be used in every day life so then he memorizes them alot better.

Jason Y.

Oceanside, CA
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Renton, WA
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Sara M.

West Sacramento, CA
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Jason Y. Oceanside, CA

Private Japanese Tutor

Private tutoring for high school/college students & self-paced goers.

You will need:
*1 subj. notebook college ruled.
*3x5 cards for vocabulary, Kana, & Kanji - if applicable
*School textbook/work book & assignments
*Past exams (optional for HS/college bound)

Self-paced: You may use the textbook of your choice. Roman-alpha based textbook preferred until basic kana have been taught.

Preferred textbook for self-paced: Japanese for Busy People I Revised Edition. Author: AJALT - A well known accredited association. (ISBN-10: 4770018827) You can purchase this edition USED on Amazon for less than the current new edition.

The book contains everything you will need. Each chapter is constructed with roman-alpha text with separate columns for kana reading. It will help transition your reading skills.

Sessions are held in a public place i.e. coffee shop, library, & etc.

Please contact me for more information.

About Jason

Hi there! My name is Jason and I can't wait to meet you! I've been tutoring Japanese since 2004 and have loved helping my students with verbal accuracy, writing skills, and class assignments. I went to MiraCosta College and earned a degree in Japanese in 2004. I'm disciplined and hardworking. My teaching style is insightful, thorough, and scholarly. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

JEREMY E. Renton, WA

I personally will teach beginer Japanese than my husband will take over with the intermediate and advanced


I've had a fondness for many unique life skills. I have trained, been taught by some of the best. I have won several awards speak three languages and have a love for many different things.

Sara M. West Sacramento, CA

Let's talk about what learning Japanese means to you and what your personal goals are. 初めまして! My name is Sara and I am a bilingual Japanese American. My mother is from Kobe, Japan and I have taught Japanese 101 as part of my college course 'Teaching Japanese as a Second Language' and have passed the JLPT 2. I like teaching language and culture together because I firmly believe that culture and language grew together and not separate from one another. We'll talk about Japanese customs, festivals, and pop culture while also learning modern Japanese. よろしくお願いします!

About Sara

Hello, My name is Sara and my mother is Japanese from Kobe, Japan and my father is Caucasian American. I grew up speaking both Japanese and English and I now work as a bilingual, full-time actor in beautiful Northern California. I'm looking forward to working with you on reaching your goals for 2015! Whether you want to study acting or Japanese, I'd like to talk about what you wish to accomplish with our time together. Your goals are important to me and I wish to help support you on your journey towards achieving them. I've been mentoring actors for the past four years and have have been teaching Japanese and English for 3 years. A friend suggested I start teaching online after I told him about my desire to offer affordable acting lessons to anyone who was passionate about it, ...

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