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Masaki K.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing from California State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Masaki K.

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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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Rie T.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Master's in Library and Information Studies from University of California, Berkeley
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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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 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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Yoshifumi O.

187 Reviews
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Starting at $19
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 14 to 75
  • 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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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.

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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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Mona S.

92 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Young Artist Competition Winner from Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra
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Mona S.

92 Reviews
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I'm a first generation half-Japanese American currently living in Boston, MA! I spent my childhood surrounded by Japanese language and culture, followed by 7 years of formal language training, culminating in a Japanese language minor at the University of Washington. My thesis focused on the manifestation of gender in Japanese performing arts.

Growing up bilingual, I understand the difficulty of trying to juggle two languages! Whether you want to learn a new language, or simply want to brush up on your Japanese skills, I am always happy to be of help! Lessons include reading, writing, listening, translating literature, and speaking (polite, casual, and formal styles). I use the Genki and Tobira books and also like to introduce students to classic and modern Japanese literature as a way to enhance the students’ cultural knowledge. I welcome beginning and intermediate Japanese students!

About Mona

I'm an active flutist and Japanese enthusiast currently living in Boston, MA! I hold degrees in Flute Performance from New England Conservatory and the University of Washington, and recently completed my Fulbright year at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. I believe that learning music shoul

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Best instructor ever
Lori
Very good teacher, Makes sure I understand the lesson being taught and gives good instruction and homework.
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Maya S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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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 or piano for the first time? Have you been working on some pieces but need further help? Are you taking an auditi

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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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The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Pacific Palisades is $92. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $55 and $130 per hour.
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"Sensei Yoshi had a lot of resources to share, lots of examples which he was able to access as I asked questions. A very thorough lesson with as much detail as I wanted."
Sally
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Yoshi sensei is a very nice and understanding teacher. I recommend his classes."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Seiko-San was very cooperative and encouraging during my first online lesson. I believe it was her first time teaching online and she did well. I am really happy today with my experience, she gave me some nice compliments. I look forward to the next lesson."
Tony
Took Japanese lessons from Seiko D.
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"He is the best teacher. Yoshifumi fix all my problems so easy. He has great teaching experience and skills.
I recommend him to all ages."
Gabi
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"My daughter loves her instructor and was very happy with her."
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Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"I love Sensei ‘s class so much. If you looking for the Japanese language teacher, Mr Oyamada is the best."
Eva
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Sensei is always patient with me, and answers any questions that I have. He's very easy to talk to and pushes me to do my best in every lesson. He's amazing! :)"
Sunnie
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"When I went to Japan, I had very little Japanese experience and when I returned, I really wanted to learn more. Oyamada-sensei has helped me learn more than I could have ever known in the short period of time I've been learning from him. He is a wonderful teacher who wants the best for you, is extremely accomodating to your needs, and very welcoming. If you are susceptible, please give Oyamada-sensei a try, I am sure he will not disappoint."
Giovanni
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I am feeling more confident about my studies, thanks to my teacher.
先生ありがとうございます。授業を受ける度、どんどん自信がついてきています。"
Almond
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Great experience, He does a fantastic job at keeping you motivated and guiding the lesson. Already a few lessons in and I am starting to have basic conversations."
Ben
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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