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Hikaru I.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • M.A. in ESL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) & Intercultural Communication from University at Albany
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Hikaru I.

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During my undergraduate studies, I worked as a president of SUNY Albany Japanese Student Association and also worked as a TA for Japanese 101 classes, and I absolutely love to teach languages! I understand it is often very hard to find a language tutor outside of the spoken community, and I hope to provide you with the opportunity to be exposed to authentic media sources to acquire natural fluency. Hope to hear from you soon!

About Hikaru

はじめまして & thank you for taking a moment to check out my profile! I'm originally from Tokyo Japan, and I moved to NY with my family during high school. I've completed Master's degrees in Language Education & Communication, and Bachelor's Degrees in Music Performance and Political Science.

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Hiraku is a wonderful teacher. Very specific, great structure and patient. I’m extremely pleased. Michael
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Setsuko H.

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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Awarded Pro Musica Award from City College of New York
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Setsuko H.

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Hi there,

Thank you very much for visiting my page! My name is Setsuko!

The big thing about my lesson is that I can customize your lesson based on your passion and interest :)
I will listen to you deeply, understand your goal and tailor a fun and inspirational lesson just for you!

After each lesson, I promise that you will feel so empowered being able to start to speak / write / read Japanese and understanding the logic behind the language.

I can break the grammar down and explain them in a way you will get it right away!
Through my lesson, you will gain the confidence to speak Japanese and express yourself :)

Please message me about what you want to learn, your passion and goal!

I am very looking forward to working with you!
Thank you very much.

Setsuko

About Setsuko

My name is Setsuko Hata. I am a music and Japanese teacher for all ages. I teach singing, piano, songwriting, music theory and Japanese! I am originally from Osaka Japan and moved to the USA in 2011. My lessons are always tailored to each student's unique interests and passion. I love to hel

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Setsuko is such a positive person who brings an amazing energy with her presence. She is perfect for teaching!
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Maya S.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1992
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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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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.
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!
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Jinko H.

236 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. in Education from Utsunomiya Daigaku
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Jinko H.

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I am a native speaker and former school teacher in Japan. Learning is fun-that's my motto. When you achieve your goals, you enjoy a feeling of accomplishment, right? I want to help you to achieve your goals. My lesson starts from finding what students really need to learn. Understanding student is the key to success. I am very strong in teaching proper Japanese, including reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji with fun way. Also, casual, informal, practical Japanese too.

About Jinko

Ages taught: 15 to 75 こんにちは。 If you are trying to start learning Japanese, you found a right tutor!! I am very happy to see many people who want to learn and improve their Japanese. Please note that my current availability is really limited. If you want to learn Japanese with me, b

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Jinko Sensei,
Thank you for a very useful and informative lesson on grocery shopping in Japan. Following our review today, I would feel comfortable using the vocabulary and shopping- related expressions, that we reviewed today, as authentic and universally understood.
Charlotte
My daughter loves her. She’s nice, patient and moves at an appropriate pace.
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Paul S.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, English, Japanese, Portuguese
  • BA Spanish & German Studies from Brigham Young University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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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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Very nice lesson.
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Rie T.

45 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Master's in Library and Information Studies from University of California, Berkeley
  • Teaching since 2010
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Rie T.

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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 have been teaching Japanese since 2010. My past and present students are from many different countries, including the U.S., China, Taiwan, India, Israel, Italy, and Croatia and range from 9 to 75 years old. I have taught student

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Kevin
Rie is a very friendly and patient teacher, but she is also very effective! She quickly assesses strengths and weaknesses and does a great job motivating you to continue developing your skill.
Ada D.
I started lessons with Rie in order to pass a college course placement test after missing the first semester of my school's Japanese program. Not only was I able to test into second semester Japanese with her guidance, I was also accepted into a rigorous study abroad program after less than a year of studying the language.
As someone who finds speaking another language rather frightening, I was very fortunate to find a teacher like Rie. Not only is she extremely patient, she tailors lessons and homework to the needs of her students. It only took me a few lessons for me to feel completely at ease while stumbling through grammar points and vocabulary.
I’ve had many different language teachers in the past, but Rie has definitely been my favorite. If you are looking to learn Japanese I highly recommend her teaching!
Lyla N.
Rie-san is a really great instructor, i've always felt a little awkward with online lessons but hers are really fun!

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The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Marina del Rey is $130. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $130 and $130 per hour.
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"I am a student from the Last year I wanted a native speaking Japanese tutor also an older guy who has more experience.
Sensei Yoshi is amazing. It seems that with every class, he shares yet another "goodie" from his treasure chest of Japanese language and culture learning tools, study aids, games, approaches to learning, mastery drills, etc.
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"Sunho-sensei makes a great effort to help me with learning new vocabulary and reading practice!"
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"I could not find a good Japanese language teacher in my town(LA) but FL. I love his lesson . So helpful and inexpensive."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"excellent teacher. I recommend"
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Thank you Sensei!! Such a wonderful experience! Yoshi is very patient and understanding. Great teacher!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Hikaru is patient, encouraging and had been super flexible in scheduling our sessions."
Cecily Campbell
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"Fun and easy going experience with Japanese!"
Derrick
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"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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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"He was very positive and encouraging as well as very knowledgeable and resourceful. I can't wait to take more Japanese lessons from him."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"She is very professional, knowledgeable, and overall a fantastic instructor!"
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