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Maya S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Setsuko H.

1 Review
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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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 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 help empower stu

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

60 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks French(Intermediate), English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Teaches Beginner
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Asuka U.

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Become comfortable with daily conversational Japanese. I also offer music lesson in Japanese.

About Asuka

“Her exceptional talent will continue to open many doors of opportunity for her in NYC where she continues to thrive as an excellent artist. Subsequently, she is a valuable contribution the opera industry.” The Metropolitan Opera Guild ​“Combination of the Ms. Uchida’s stunning presence

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Grace
Thank you for everything and i will love to hear the song right now.
Brooke Fulton
My daughter has loved working with Asuka. As a complete beginner, Asuka made her feel comfortable and confident. She sings every day now and is enjoying sharing the song they've been working on with our family. I would highly recommend Asuka.
Lin
Lin enjoyed the first lesson very much and is now all excited for more lessons to come!
Thank you!
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Mika R.

1 Review
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Mika R.

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My approach is to teach practical Japanese rather than” text book” Japanese, and I teach teenage and adult learners from beginner to intermediate level. I will be using text books/materials for grammatical study, but the main focus will be natural speaking skills. That way you will be ready to use your Japanese whenever you visit Japan, watch Japanese anime/manga or talk to Japanese people. Therefore, my lessons will be more conversational and there will be a lot of interactions.

The reason for valuing and focusing on "practical" skills is that although I was born and grew up in Japan, I have spent half of my life in other countries. And, since I have lived so long in non-Japanese speaking countries, I sincerely understand how hard it is to learn and communicate in a foreign language. So gaining and improving useful and practical language skills are very important for me.

About Mika

Hello everyone, I am Mika, and I’m a native Japanese speaker. Although I was born and grew up in Japan, I have spent half of my life in other countries. Since I have lived so long in non-Japanese speaking countries, I sincerely understand how hard it is to learn and communicate in a foreign lan

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Mika is a fantastic teacher. By the end of the first lesson, I was already understanding and constructing simple sentences and conversing in Japanese. She is a very patient and encouraging teacher, and very good at explaining how the language works. I highly recommend her!
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Miku O.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Hospitality and tourism from Dokkyo University
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Miku O.

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I can help you with conversation skills, correct pronunciation and proper grammar. I usually use a textbook called ‘Genki’ for my lessons. I provide the textbook so you don’t have to buy it. With ‘Genki’ we can work on various grammar points, vocabulary building, situational role playing, pronunciation, and plenty of exercises to improve your listening and speaking skills.

I try my best to keep the classes as relaxed as possible so that you can feel comfortable speaking and can learn at your own pace.

About Miku

Hi everyone! My name is Miku. I was born in Hawaii and raised in Japan. I graduated from Dokkyo university in Saitama, Japan, and majored in hospitality and tourism. I was a former flight attendant for ANA (All Nippon Airways) living in Tokyo, Japan until I moved back to Hawaii in 2016. I’m now a

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Jason
I've been taking lessons with Ms O.for a few months now. She's been helpful, engaged and flexible. My general Japanese ability has improved greatly under her tutelage, and I've learned many new things in areas of Japanese culture and language that are of particular interest to me.
Starr
Mikuさん is awesome!! Extremely patient and helpful without holding my hand. I’m able to understand sentences better with less than a year of lessons. She’s very professional and prompt. The lessons are always interesting and I actually feel like I’m improving every time (even if it’s just a little at a time). I’m really looking forward to being more conversational in Japanese!!
Cathy
I highly recommend Miku and have recommended her to several friends because lessons with her are extremely fun, engaging, and thorough. I look forward to every single one, and have already learned so much in what seems like a short time--the time flies! She is also incredibly accommodating and makes rescheduling very easy and hassle free. I very much appreciate the time she shares with me as a student in helping me learn the way I do!
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Yoshifumi O.

187 Reviews
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Starting at $19
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 14 to 75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yoshifumi O.

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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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The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Whittier 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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"She is a great teacher! She explains everything thoroughly and is very patient! I definitely recommend her! I have had an online teacher before but I think Sunho is a better fit for me!"
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"great teacher! Very patient with me."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Sunho was the perfect teacher for me. She quickly determined my learning style and ability. She personalized all classes based on my goals. Sunho is multi-lingual and understands how to teach. Sunho was a wealth of knowledge about the culture and travel. I felt challenged but never pressured. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is a beginner or advanced learner. TakeLessons has many teachers available. I am so happy that I chose Sunho."
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"Today was my first class, great start. Looking forward to the next classes."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Best Japanese Teacher ever!"
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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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"Sunho was very patient and was happy to repeat words/phrases etc over and over until I could say them. We did struggle to meet on time but that was my fault due to the time difference. She has emailed me the lesson to help me prepare for next week. Thank you Sunho!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"She is a great teacher. She is patient, kind, understanding, and will work with you to best fit your needs. I would recommend her any day, I will come back and ask her to teach me again."
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"Aimi 先生 is a great teacher:) I enjoy having classes with her!"
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