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Yoshifumi O.

187 Reviews
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Starting at $19
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • MA Intercultural Communication  from Tokyo International University
  • Teaching since 1990
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Yoshifumi O.

187 Reviews
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🇯🇵 Sale price Now!🇯🇵 初めまして!🎌👇Please check out my students testimonials(Photos&Videos)👇🎍'll create customized classes for you. I'll teach you to SPEAK the language. Lessons are dynamic, fun and give you confidence, incorporating things you like: Japanese Newspaper, Anime, J-POP Music,Movies, current events, and much more. #Student Age14 to 75👩👨

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. I have over 28years of teaching Japanese Language experience at my own school in Davie FL that . I have many students from beginner to advanced level. Especially If you like Anime and Japanese movies I am perfect for you.

One-on-one, small groups, company-wide programs, online, in person.

About Yoshifumi

初めまして😊Native Japanese speaker with Education business background, love to teach kids too! Hi. I'm Yoshifumi, born and raised in Tokyo Japan through university graduate education. I have Japanese Language teacher experience in Japan and the USA for 33years. Currently, I live in F

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Jessica D.
Sensei O. has been a very good Japanese instructor for the past several months for me. He is very patient and understanding and does an amazing job at making the language very fun to learn. Since learning under Sensei O. I went from knowing very little Japanese to being able to read Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. Thank you for being such an amazing teacher Sensei!
June K.
Sensei Yoshi is a great Japanese teacher as well as a nice person to talk to. My 13 yr old boy learned a lot from him and I can see and hear that he focuses fully from the beginning to the end of the virtual lesson. Highly recommended.
SAMUEL
Yoshi is a great instructor. Our 12 year old daughter is very into anime and wanted to learn Japanese. She was not prepared for the amount time this would take to learn. Yoshi was patient with her and she very much enjoyed the lesson that included her writing the names of her favorite anime characters.
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Paul S.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian, French, English, Portuguese, Swedish
  • BA Spanish & German Studies from Brigham Young University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Paul S.

9 Reviews
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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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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!
kevin
Very nice lesson.
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Maya S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • MM, Violin from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Maya S.

6 Reviews
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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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Jennifer T.
Maya is an excellent teacher. She is patient and explains things clearly.
Ron
I’ve been learning Japanese with Maya for months now. She is so fun to study with, and her teaching is easy to follow. I totally recommend her!
Marisol Q.
She like you ! And will return next week.
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Rie T.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master's in Library and Information Studies from University of California, Berkeley
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Rie T.

43 Reviews
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As a native Japanese speaker, who has spent the last 30 years in the United States, I understand the structural and grammatical differences in the two languages. This gives me both the teacher’s and the student’s perspectives, which I find valuable as a language instructor.

I have taught Japanese to college students and adults, using beginning and intermediate Japanese textbooks, and I am most comfortable teaching high school/college students and adults.
I can also teach conversational Japanese and/or customize the lesson to meet each student’s particular goals and needs.

❗️Cancellation, reschedule and late policy ❗️

1. Lesson cancellation and rescheduling must be requested at least 8 hours before the scheduled lesson starts. Without an 8-hour notice, you will be charged for the lesson, regardless of the reasons.

2. If you cannot attend your lessons for two or more consecutive weeks, your time slot may be given to another student. If you wish to resume lessons with me but your

About Rie

こんにちは!りえと申します。 Hello! My name is Rie. I am originally from Hiroshima. I have been teaching private Japanese lessons since 2010 and have loved helping my students with their homework, get better grades, become proficient prior to their trips to Japan, and reach their g

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Lyla N.
Rie-san is a really great instructor, i've always felt a little awkward with online lessons but hers are really fun!
Heather
Rie is the best teacher you could ask for. She is very patient and has worked with me and my crazy schedule! I highly recommend her!! She is a wonderful teacher. I'm on my 37th lesson and I've already learned so much!!! I cannot state enough how great a teacher Rie is.
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Naoko G.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Naoko G.

7 Reviews
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My lessons are full of originality and are designed to match your level and meet your goals and range from pre-intermediate to advanced levels.
It is all in one comprehensive lesson well balanced with speaking, listening, reading, new vocabulary, and grammar.
Students will review sentence structure and grammar usage by writing essays.
For those who use Japanese for work, for those who are going to take the JLPT test, and for those who are self-studying for Japanese classes in college, I will prepare lessons to meet your various objectives.
Classes are held in Japanese only.

About Naoko

My name is Naoko and I teach Japanese in NY state. I completed the studies for the 420-hour Advanced Japanese Teacher Training Course in 2013 and start teaching at my Japanese class; Naoko's Japanese Classroom. I have students from various occupations who want to improve their speaking skills in the

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Rex
Naoko help prepare detail and practical lessons, which help me learn Japanese in a very structure way, and as fast as I could!
Greg J.
Very professional and very good teacher. I am looking forward to learning Japanese with her.
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Masaki K.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing from California State University
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Masaki K.

24 Reviews
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Do you want to understand your favorite anime show, movies or Japanese culture better? Do you want to learn to crack jokes in Japanese and win any crowd over? Would you like to do business in Japan and need someone who can not only teach you the language, but cultural differences and etiquette so you can win over any client?

Japanese and English are polar opposites in many ways.
Sentence structures are upside down. English is written horizontally left to right, but traditional Japanese is written vertically right to left.
Communicating can be difficult when what can be spoken directly in English has to be said in more subtle ways in Japanese, and this miscommunication can cause relationships to break down.

My passion is to help people cross cultural barriers and make new friends.
Learning a new language can build confidence and expand your mind in ways you never thought possible!

One of the signs that you have truly mastered a language is to understand the humor. I can ...

About Masaki

About me. I was born in Fukuoka, Japan and moved to the US when I was 18. I studied ESL then got a degree in marketing and worked in Real Estate and Finance for many years. I learned English from scratch when I moved to California and am now completely fluent in English, so much so that peopl

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"The lesson went so smoothly! He wasted no time in diving right into the lesson, which was wonderful. I am so appreciative.He already seems like a wonderful teacher and a nice person- and this is just after one lesson! I am highly impressed."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Always a great class."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Three lessons and so far as good. She seems to be working well with my son and always follows up with me via email to let me know how things went and what was covered!"
Riley
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"First lesson was great! Valentina really enjoyed it and is very excited about learning Japanese! Thank you :)"
Valentina
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Loved the first lesson and excited!!!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"My daughters first lesson today and she is already happy. Been tough since the quarantine on her. First time she has been happy in a while. Good job!"
Madison
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"I just started her new program "How to sing Anime" and it's so much fun! I always wanted to learn how to speak Japanese and learn how to sing so this was perfect! She provided all the materials and to my amazement I learned how to introduce myself in Japanese in our first lesson! Best Teacher EVER!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"I enjoyed my first lesson with Aimi and am looking forward to many more! :-)"
Travis
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"I really enjoy learning Japanese from Sensei Yoshi. He goes slow and helps with pronunciation. I improve my skills each class and cant wait for another one! 😻"
Monica
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Sunho was very patient and was happy to repeat words/phrases etc over and over until I could say them. We did struggle to meet on time but that was my fault due to the time difference. She has emailed me the lesson to help me prepare for next week. Thank you Sunho!"
Michael
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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