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Akira K.

5 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of European Literature from Waseda University Tokyo
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Akira K.

5 Reviews
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I will listen to you as carefully as possible to make the lesson meaningful. What are you interested in about Japan? History, travel, movie, music, anime, traditional entertainment, food or else? Think of learning not Japanese, but what you love through Japanese because what you love motivates you for learning the most.

One of my typical lesson styles is a situational dialogue. Let's have fun.

I teach at my place or a coffee shop if you would like to, or online.

About Akira

First of all, I teach my lesson at a coffee shop or my studio for being in person, or a remote lesson online is available. I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan living in Toluca Lake LA, graduated from the literature department of Waseda University in Tokyo Japan. I realize learning another lan

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Cora
Akira is super patient! It was so fun to have the lesson! He was well prepared and very professional!
I learned a lot for only one class!
Highly recommend!๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Sky
Akira is a nice person, very thorough and responds quickly.
Seth
Very good Japanese teacher ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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Clare K.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Clare K.

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I am a private tutor of Japanese for all ages, currently from age 7 to middle-age. I love to be a witness when my students suddenly "get" something new we've been working on for a while. Japanese is a fascinating, beautiful, and complicated language, and it's exciting to be a partner in my students' achievements and success!

I have a lot of experience teaching middle school and high school age students--including my own kids, whom I homeschool. My first visit to Japan was a semester study abroad in my senior year of high school, and I've lived there off and on since then. My students receive the benefit of my life experiences there, including preparation for the realities of daily life in Japan--from how to use the public transit, to what to do during a natural disaster.

Along with my on-the-ground experience working in Japan as a translator/interpreter in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment, I hold an M.A. in Japanese and N1 (highest level) certification on the Japanese ...

About Clare

After two years working as a translator/interpreter for local government in Kochi, Japan, I moved back to the US in 2016. Since then, I have been a private teacher of Japanese for all ages, currently from age 12 to mid-40s. I love to be a witness when my students suddenly "get" something new we've

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Very good at finding where you are knowledge wise, very patient and corrects when needs to
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Aimi F.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Japanese and English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Aimi F.

31 Reviews
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Over the past five years I have taught Japanese to over 50 students from all over the world.
I am willing to teach students of all ages. Beginner to advanced speakers welcome!

About Aimi

I was born and raised in Japan. Over the past five years I have taught Japanese to over 50 students from all over the world. I am willing to teach students of all ages. Beginner to advanced speakers welcome. If you want to learn Japanese, I can teach you online. It's very easy and fun!

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Nicole D.
I really like my lessons with Aimi. I look forward to continuing to learn Japanese with her!!
Amani
great lesson i will learn a lot
Amani M.
The session was great I believe I will get sharper with Aimi

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Naoko G.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2010
  • B.A. Humanities English and American Literature from University of Matsuyama
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Naoko G.

6 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 beginning to advanced levels. Start by learning how to say “hello” and “thank you” in Japanese, and by the end of the course you’ll be able to talk about your interests and hobbies, and share your opinions on a variety of topics.
Get started learning Japanese today and improve your fluency and build confidence with a certified professional Japanese teacher.
My lessons are fun, useful and full of originality and are designed to match your level and meet your goals. For beginning students, I focus on teaching grammar first and using that grammar to practice making short sentences. For the middle and advanced levels students, we will work together to strengthen your vocabulary, listening and reading skills. Also, students write composition homework every time, and we correct mistakes together in the next lesson. Advanced level students discuss one or two news articles or themes ...

About Naoko

Hi, everyone! I am Naoko. I live in upstate New York since 2010 and have been teaching Japanese online and in-person in this local area. Why are you interested in learning Japanese? For work? For travel? For watching anime? No matter what your goals are and why you want to learn Japanese, I wil

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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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Cokko K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Cokko K.

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Online Japanese Teacher

Experienced teach of 6 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advance student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Let's get started! more easy way to learn Japanese I know.

About Cokko

Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Lets's get started.

Orion LauRence C.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $31
  • Speaks Japanese, English, Hebrew, French
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches Beginner
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Orion LauRence C.

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Hello, I have been teaching languages for over 15 years, and I love to see my students grow and develop. I speak 4 languages (French, Hebrew, English & Japanese) so I know what it takes to learn a language. It's much more than just "words"!
I lived in Japan for 7.5 years where I taught English as a second language.
Now I teach Japanese for beginners, French, and Hebrew at all levels.
Let me take you on a cultural journey where you not only learn to speak and read basic Japanese but understand the intricate cultural nuances of Japan, it's magical!
Looking forward to meeting you.

About Orion LauRence

Hello, I am Orion, I am French, Israeli, Australian and live in the USA now. I have been teaching languages for over 15 years in various countries around the world and love seeing my students grow and develop. As I speak 4 languages, I know how hard it can be to learn to pronounce and place the w

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Celia
I consider myself a challenged beginner in Hebrew and Orion is patient and kind, and manages to add humor to my learning. She is willing to break down the nuances of the language in the easiest of terms, when needed. I can tell she would be a phenomenal instructor for more advanced learners as well. I look forward to my continued lessons!
Ella
Laurence is an attentive, supportive teacher with a contemporary educational approach. Laurence has a lot of teaching experience, she knows how to interact with a student, that makes learning experience amazing and productive. I was privileged to be a student of Lawrence
Elliot
Orion is a super teacher, attentive, clear, and versatile. She adapted to my needs and helped me get through hurdles of a new language while giving me confidence with her positive way of teaching, I am very pleased with her professionalism and highly recommend her services

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Average Cost of Japanese Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Santa Monica is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $85 per hour.
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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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"Oyamada sensei is very patient and accommodating. I'm a bit obsessed with getting all my crazy questions answered, and Sensei gives me all the information I need. I could never get this degree of detailed instruction from a college class. He's both fun and informative. As a first-time student of Japanese, I give Sensei two thumbs way up!"
Lisa
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"The lesson went very well. Aimi is very interactive.
The only small problem was the distraction created by a presrnce of 8 months baby crawling and making sounds."
Nastasya
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"She was very patience, and professional. I appreciated her calness and abilitity to troubleshoot in terms of the level and needs of my language skill."
Yoojeong
Took Japanese lessons from Yukari M.
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"Thanks, I really enjoyed your first lesson."
Kenny
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Yoshi-sensei has a great teaching style. He prepares material that is very helpful in learning and remembering new vocabulary.
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Nathan
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Aimi is obviously fluent in Japanese, but her English also is excellent. She is a very committed, personable, and conscientious teacher. I haven't known Aimi that long, but I already am impressed."
Carrie
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"Very smart & knowledgeable. Great teacher, can’t wait to take more lessons."
Anthony
Took Japanese lessons from Ai P.
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"Great first lesson!!"
Colin
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I am taking his lessons 3 times a week.
His class is very helpful for me. I really recommend you to take Yoshi’s lesson."
Jose
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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