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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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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

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Masaki K.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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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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Matthew H.

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Starting at $34
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
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Matthew H.

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Maybe I'm a bit like you. I was interested in Japanese as a high school student, but had no one to explain it to me. I studied the langage in college, lived in Japan for several years, and now teach the language at the high school level. I also work as a translator on the side. I have a 95% JLPT N1 pass (advanced ability) and am certified to teach Japanese in high school.

About Matthew

I have been a high school and college English and Japanese instructor for 15 years! I'm not the prettiest teacher in the world, but I am patient and I like to get work done!

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Rie T.

45 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rie T.

45 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.

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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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Chie B.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Chie B.

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I am actually a speech therapist. With 20 years since graduation under my belt, I am a pretty experienced therapist. My experience includes hours upon hours of children and adults. My reason for going with Take Lessons is that there are some people who want to learn conversational Japanese but don't qualify for "therapy" per se, because they do not live in an environment where Japanese is regularly spoken.

I am a native speaker, and I am fluent in English. I received all of my professional training in English. Might I say I function well in both languages, speaking, reading and writing. My desired focus is accent modification, targeting intermediate and advanced non-native speakers to bring their speech closer to native speech.

I am from Yokohama area. My Japanese can reflect mild regional flavor, but generally smack within standard Japanese.

About Chie

With the recent surge in popularity with all things to do with Japan, speaking the language like a native is an enviable skill. Many an excellent teachers abound, but I think my unique set of skills may offer an edge to those who want to learn to sound closer to a native speaker. I am a certified Sp

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Rosita R.

390 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish, English
  • BA from musicians institute
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rosita R.

390 Reviews
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Learning Japanese? As being a composer for short Anime films and having a Japanese background, I have worked with Japanese companies for many years and trained employees of different companies in not only speaking Japanese but also the business culture. But that is not all my classes are for everybody for those planning a trip to Japan. What's special of my classes is that we learn to have a conversation for different situations every week. You will start talking after your first class! CHECK OUT MY VIDEOS HERE ON TL FOR JAPANESE TIPS!

About Rosita

I have been singing and studying voice for over 23 years since I was a child! I hold a Bachelors from Musicians Institute and other accomplished degrees from American Musical Dramatic Academy to conclude my quest for vocal excellence and the ability to sing in multiple languages ( English, Spanish,

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The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Palo Alto 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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"Yoshi Sensei is my 3rd Japanese teacher and he is the best.
I had the great lessons last 11m-nth. Now I can read 僕のヒーローアカデミアManga without dictionary. 有難う先生"
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Fun and easy going experience with Japanese!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"It was very exciting to learn with her and I am excited for future lessons."
George
Took Japanese lessons from Seiko D.
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"Always Good class Thank you."
Ross
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I've started last October.
I am very happy I chose Yoshi Sensei He comes highly recommended! He was can quickly assess my skill level and adapt the lessons to accommodate my needs as a student.
先生 いつもありがとうございます。"
Almond
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"So far I've had 5 lessons with Oyamada Sensei, and reading Japanese has already become much easier. We do NHK easy news, and I practice on my own and have gotten much faster at it. Looking forward to keeping going with them. Highly recommend!"
William
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I love Sensei Yoshi’s class ;)"
Lim
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Taking Japanese lessons with Yoshi-sensei is well worth the time and effort. He is a very patient instructor who always eager to answer questions and explain important language nuances."
Maria
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I had fun now that I have a teacher I know that I will get to where I want to be"
Anthony
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"very to the point and precise. Very informative"
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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