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Akira K.

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

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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!😃
Sky
Akira is a nice person, very thorough and responds quickly.
Seth
Very good Japanese teacher 👍🏻

Miku A.

Fullerton, CA
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Chinese, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Science, International Business from Pepperdine University
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Miku A.

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I am a native Japanese & Chinese speaker and a resident in the United States. I am trilingual in Japanese, Chinese and English for written and verbal, so I could teach all three of the languages! I have been in the United States for 8 years with fluent English level, so communication will not be a problem with me:) I graduated from Pepperdine University as an International Business Major, and I have a year of tutoring experience at the non-profit organization. I am an outgoing and friendly person, so I will make my class unique with a friendly atmosphere! Please send me a message with your language level if you are interested in my lesson!

About Miku

I am a native Japanese & Chinese speaker and a resident in the United States. I am trilingual in Japanese, Chinese and English for written and verbal, so I could teach all three of the languages! I have been in the United States for 8 years with fluent English level, so communication will not be a

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Clare K.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • B.A., Japanese from University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Teaching since 2009
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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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Olivia S.
My 12 year old lived her first lesson with Clare! She had been learning on her own a bit and was happy to hear she was learning pretty well. Clare communicated with me very quickly after the lesson to let me know what they had done and how it went as well as what to expect going forward. Excited to see what the next lessons bring!
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Jinko H.

188 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
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Jinko H.

188 Reviews
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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

Hello! I will open up my morning time since it's a very difficult time for most of the people and lots of school is closed until this coronavirus pandemics ends. Also, I accept temporally students who need extra help while you can't go to school. 補習校の生徒さんも大歓迎です。小学生、中学生ならどの教科も教えられます。Please note, I

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Kana K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 75
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Kana K.

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I have been in US for 17years and understand both culture well and also I have been in entertainment business so I can make the class very fun and interactive rather than boring text book style. I can teach proper Japanese to fun slang and more up to date conversational Japanese. If you like to have fun learning Japanese with Japanese teacher who lived In Japan and America equally, that is me!

About Kana

I am located in Los Angeles, I can teach you how to speak Japanese while you have fun on the topic you prefer to talk about. I can teach you Japanese culture too which would help learning Japanese faster. Also my background is actress and I have been trained on improv we can create the scenario an

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Hiromi S.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hiromi S.

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I am a native Japanese speaker from Tokyo. I have served as an instructor at the Greater Louisville Regional Japanese Saturday School, which provides courses entirely in Japanese. I have helped students prepare for JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) and the Japan Kanji Aptitude Test (Kanji Kentei). Whether you want to improve your reading or writing skills, or you are simply looking for a conversation partner, let me know!

If you are not sure if Japanese lessons are for you, I recommend signing up for shorter lessons first and then switch to longer lessons if you enjoy it:-) I would love to hear from you. Thank you!

About Hiromi

I am a student at Ball State University, pursuing a Doctor of Arts degree in piano performance under the guidance of Dr. Robert Palmer. As a teaching assistant throughout my graduate studies, I have worked as an accompanist and taught ear training, group piano, and private piano lessons. Prior to B

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Average Cost of Japanese Lessons in South Pasadena, CA

The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in South Pasadena is $66. 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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"I had Akira for Japanese tutoring and he was incredibly thorough, kind, and a wonderful teacher. I learned more from him in an hour than I’ve learned in tens of hours of self-study. He was kind, thorough, and overall just great. Looking forward to continuing our tutoring work!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Akira K.
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"Thoroughly enjoyed my first lesson with Mona! She speaks clear and makes it easy to understand the context of the lesson."
Niko
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Yoshi Sensei is an excellent teacher. Very attentive, patient and always happy to explain things in-depth."
Elen
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Was very tolerant of the fact that I had zero knowledge of the language upon entry. He also doesn't waste time and is good about explaining words and their meanings. His snippets of knowledge about Japanese traditions and their relationship with certain words he drops added bonus insight to them that I really enjoyed! He is also very clear about what should be done to improve for the next lessons!"
Kale
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Sensei is an awesome teacher!
I have been taking lessons with Yoshi-Sensei for about 3 months, and he is a great teacher. He easily adapts to my weak areas, even during a lesson, and constantly keeps me challenged and interested. He's always able to accommodate anything, and I love study from him."
Amy
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"She is very patient and kind."
Olena
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Very instructive and worked with my skillset."
Mason
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"First lesson with Mr Park was really good. I have never used an online tutor before so I didn’t know what to expect. He did very well in assessing my current level and pushing thru material. Even limited self study he still covered things that I didn’t know that was pertinent to the language and I appreciate the way he explains things. The language is not a 1-1 and Mr Park did well in explaining how it converts over."
Ryon
Took Japanese lessons from Jordan P.
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"What an incredible teacher! So patient, kind, and always willing to help me work on my Japanese."
Jose
Took Japanese lessons from Rie T.
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"Sunho is a very responsible and professional teacher.
My teenager daughter really shows progress!"
Nastasya
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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