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Mona S.

93 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mona S.

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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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Rie T.

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

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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 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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Jinko H.

233 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jinko H.

233 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

Ages taught: 15 to 75 こんにちは。 If you are trying to start learning Japanese, you found a right tutor!! I am very happy to see many people who want to learn and improve their Japanese. Please note that my current availability is really limited. If you want to learn Japanese with me, b

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My first lesson was very helpful and fun! Thank you so much!!
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Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for a most informative and exciting lesson.
Antoni
Great instructor. Personable, knowledgeable, fun.
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Setsuko H.

1 Review
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Awarded Pro Musica Award from City College of New York
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Vocal Performance from City College of New York
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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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Setsuko is such a positive person who brings an amazing energy with her presence. She is perfect for teaching!
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Yuriko I.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks JAPANESE
  • Teaching since 2007
  • English from Kyoto, Japan
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Yuriko I.

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Experienced JAPANESE teacher since 2007, available for students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while building a strong foundation to further develop proficiency in Japanese. Each class is custom made to your own level and needs.

Text book used: Genki, Minnano Nihongo, Japanese for busy people, JLPT preparation books, or your own text book.

Classes are taught online primarily using SKYPE.

About Yuriko

Hi, my name is Yuriko Kon nichi wa. Genki? I was born and raised in Japan. I can teach from beginner to intermediate in Japanese. I have many hours of experience teaching Japanese to any ages, kids to adults, private, group or home-schooling -- whoever wants to learn Japanese (writing, reading,

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Yuriko is very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. I've been studying Japanese on my own for about a month and decided I wanted an instructor to help me. I was very nervous to speak Japanese in front of her as my studies have left me reading about grammar and vocabulary, not necessarily saying much of it out loud, but she quickly calmed me with her reassuring nature. She provided me with a lot of insight on the use cases for many words/phrases, as well as Japanese culture. I left my first lesson feeling confident and ready for more!

I'd highly recommend Yuriko to anyone wanting a Japanese language instructor! She's the best!
Sandi T.
My daughter is absolutely LOVING her lessons with Yuriko. We travel often and it is wonderful that my daughter is able to continue her lessons, where ever we are.
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Masaki K.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing from California State University
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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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"I had a wonderful experience with Aimi. She was patient, encouraging, and very well prepared for all classes. Her notes were very simple and easy to follow. I learnt a lot about Japanese grammar, pronunciation, greetings thanks to Aimi. Very highly recommend Aimi for anyone trying to learn Japanese."
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Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"I toked with hear tell now 2 class and am taking more

She is good teacher and so kind and see how you like to learn Japanes and make it in easy way.

She is so kind and smiles avry time.

The only bade thing abut hear that she do not do games and songs during the clas she tried but don’t now my be
For example = she have a learning song but just hear it no interactive with it and no games at all

But she is good teacher any one that is 11year old and up book with hear tray it you will learn and have fun."
Yousef
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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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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"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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"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 patient and humble."
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"Wonderful lesson. Great teacher. I leaned a lot and had a lot of fun!"
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"Fantastic, friendly, responsive!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"My daughters first lesson today and she is already happy. Been tough since the quarantine on her. First time she has been happy in a while. Good job!"
Madison
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Amazing! She breaks it down! I never thought I was able to learn a different language, but she proved me wrong! She is so Knowledgeable. Definitely well education!!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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