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Laura S.

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Japanese
Starting at $80
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  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Having attended American school on the weekdays and a total-immersion Japanese school on the weekends (and coming home to parents who only spoke Japanese), I was lucky enough to grow up completely bi-lingual. With over a decade of experience teaching in private and classroom settings, I make my lessons fun, high-energy, and tailor-made to each individual. Please feel free to send me a message, and let's learn some Japanese! Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

About Laura

Hello! I am a NYC-based singer, pianist, actress, and animal-lover. Born and raised in Los Angeles, my artistic career began as a classical pianist, performing in venues across California, Japan, and Austria from a very young age. As a singer, I performed around the world with the Broadway tour of

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April 22, 2019
Sophia
Laura was wonderful with my 5 year old girl, she was patient, energetic and her love for music showed through! My daughter has been very motivated to practice her songs to show "Ms Laura" next week. We look forward to working much more with Laura.
December 3, 2018
J D.
Amazing! Talented vocalist and pianist that communicates very well. Has great advice and wonderful personality. Great with kids.
September 28, 2018
Rafael Marinho
I met Laura at Harvard University when we were both doing our MFA degrees in acting. Since our program was not a Musical Theater one and I was not a singer, I started to take private lessons with her to compliment some of the training in singing we were getting there.

Laura is a fantastic singer and actor. She has an incredible ear as well as great knowledge and experience of what makes a singing performance pop. All this makes her an outstanding coach.

Even now after graduation, I am still training with her. Our focus now is on continuing the development of my singing voice. My goal is to reach a level where I have the skill and confidence to audition professionally for musicals, and I know I am in great hands.
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Yumi S.

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Japanese
Starting at $24
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  • Speaks Mandarin, English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • International Relations from American University
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Looking for a tutor perfectly fluent in both Japanese and English for optimal learning? With four years of tutoring experience and being raised both in the states and Japan, I can get to where you need to be!!

Scored a 5 on Ap Japanese exam

About Yumi

Super friendly from Hawaii and Japan! I love anything sushi and my favorite passtime is to surf! Currently a junior in college, studying abroad in China. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Masaki K.

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Japanese
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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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 peop

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October 23, 2019
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September 4, 2019
Timothy
Masaki fosters a learning environment where he takes all of the hard work of learning a new language transforms it into fun. He has a bright personality, and the ability to not only translate the language, but the language in the context of the culture. He doesn't just teach you to speak Japanese, but how to be Japanese!

Talking to Masaki you would never know that English was not one of his native languages... I'm still shocked that he didn't begin learning until he was already an adult!

If you are wanting to learn Japanese, or if you are Japanese and you want to become as a native English speaker, you have found your guy!
August 24, 2019
Kat M.
It's hard to believe Masaki could become so fluent at a second language when he only started learning at the age of 18. It makes him a great teacher for adults because he himself started a second language as an adult.

His teaching style is so fun and so tailored to each student I highly recommend him as a language teacher, both in Japanese and English!

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Yae I.

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Japanese
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Speaks Japanese, English, German
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology from SUNY Buffalo
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Learn to speak and read Japanese, have fun, and get to speak with a native Japanese speaker who only recently moved to the US.

I was born and raised in Hiroshima prefecture, Japan. I have a long history of teaching English to Japanese students at the Junior and High School levels, and use my skills now to teach English speakers about Japanese language.

About Yae

My family was enthusiastic about international cultures, and so I became an English teacher in Japan. I taught English to Junior High School students in Osaka for more than 10 years. During this time I realized the importance of experiencing other cultures first-hand, so I went to the US and stud

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September 20, 2019
Jos R.
Mrs Yae isn't only an extremely careful, thoughtful and well prepared instructor, she is also able to offer an insight into the culture which helps a lot when learning a language that isn't commonly used in this part of the world. As an ESL instructor myself, I appreciate Mrs Yae's techniques when it comes to explaining some of the most complicated aspects of the language, I highly recommend her services.
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Mary Margaret G.

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Japanese
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Konnichiwa! Since returning to the U.S. from Japan last year, I have been tutoring Japanese to young adults. I lived for almost nine years in Japan where I worked in a private school teaching English literature and ESL. I used Japanese daily in staff meetings and in writing reports and e-mails. My experience learning Japanese is unique in that I am self-taught (though I had many mentors). I have passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level N2, and speak to my son in Japanese as well. I am a recent graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University. I look forward to aiding in your learning process.

About Mary Margaret

Hello! It's nice to meet you. My name is Mary Margaret and I am using "take lessons" as a platform to teach Japanese and ESL. Since high school, I have relished in teaching others. I began as a dance teacher with my local studio and taught through university. After university, I travelled to Japan

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Narah K.

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Japanese
Starting at $29
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelor’s of Japanese Studies from University of Montana/Doshisha University
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Have you ever watched a Japanese movie or anime and wondered how much liberties the subtitles are taking? Or seen a Japanese poster or book and wished that you could read it? I have a degree in Japanese Studies and would love to share my knowledge with you!

About Narah

Although I do not have very much teaching experience yet, I do have a degree in Japanese Studies and have lived in Japan. I would love to share my knowledge with anyone who is curious about the language, culture, or history of Japan.

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"Good job on preparing vocabulary to help me study for the N3 exam."
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"Mr Yoshi is an amazing teacher! Although I was very nervous, he carefully explained things and encouraged me. He wrote everything, clearly, so I could study later and made sure I understood the meaning behind the words and the reasons those phrases were used, in what context and to whom. I'm extremely happy that I've taken lessons from him. Thank you Mr Yoshi and Take Lessons! I'm even more dedicated to learning Japanese now!"
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"Mrs Yae isn't only an extremely careful, thoughtful and well prepared instructor, she is also able to offer an insight into the culture which helps a lot when learning a language that isn't commonly used in this part of the world. As an ESL instructor myself, I appreciate Mrs Yae's techniques when it comes to explaining some of the most complicated aspects of the language, I highly recommend her services."
- Jos
Took Japanese lessons from Yae I.
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"Sunho-sensei provides lot's of examples that are useful for improving my reading skills. Great class!"
- Toni
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"It was an amazing lesson. I enjoyed it very much, can't wait till next week.
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- Christina
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Since Last December my daughter really enjoys having Sensei Yoshi as her Japanese tutor. Sensei is great at understanding what my daughter needs to learn in order to do her best in her Japanese class. Sensei Yoshi has been very patient with my daughter and has touched on the basics of Japanese further pushing my child to execell. I really recommended Sensei Yoshi if you are looking for a Japanese teacher"
- Marian
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Really patient and helpful. I had some computer problems starting the class and Oyamada sensei was very understanding about it. Overall, a really awesome first class and can't wait to keep going."
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