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Yuriko I.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks JAPANESE
  • English from Kyoto, Japan
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Courtney
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.

Cokko K.

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Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Sakura kurepas shoh from Sakura kurepas
  • Teaching since 2008
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Cokko K.

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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.

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Toshi M.

338 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 2 to 85
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Toshi M.

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⭐️ I am a US-based veteran NATIVE Japanese language instructor/coach/mentor with over 17 years of experience. I teach people of all ages from all over the world, through online platforms. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a STRICT teacher and serious when it comes to Japanese language matters. Manners ARE part of the Japanese language. I will teach you Japanese manners first. I’m living in Calabasas, Los Angeles ( in the Valley ) CA, USA for more than 27 years. (PST). Yes. I literally speak “Valley Girl English” Haha, just kidding! 😁 Currently, I have students from the USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Russia, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan.

✅ I have worked with veterans, MLB professional athlete (MVP 2010), Hollywood film editor, producer, actors, actresses, TV ...

About Toshi

Welcome! 😃👋🏻 My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. 🌟 One on One Lessons via Online ( Zoom) (Group Lessons available for more than 3 people.) Takelessons.com requires all group lesson students to sign up and purchase for their lessons separately. ⚠

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Wyatt
He had fun which is what we want! :) :)
Aiden
Toshi is a great teacher that not only teaches regular Japanese, but about Japanese cultures and things you may not know or find in textbooks. Out of any of the Japanese teachers, I recommend him.
Christina
This review is an update from our last review 2 years ago...

2.5 years ago we were fortunate enough to find Toshi to teach our son Japanese. Our son started out as a high school student wanting to understand anime and his video games in their original language. Our son is legally blind so a talented and creative teacher was needed. Since then he has enjoyed learning the language with Toshi so much that he has formed professional goals to become a translator. Our son is now heading to university in the fall and will be majoring in Japanese Studies. The program includes a semester abroad in Japan and an internship with a major Japanese corporation. His goal is long term so he will continue to work with Toshi alongside his college studies to reach his goals. Toshi has always taken our son seriously and has adjusted his teaching program as his goals expanded. Toshi’s lessons are still a highlight of the week and it continuously surprises us to hear our son speak the language so beautifully. Our long term investment of lessons with Toshi has been very successful and such a positive experience. We highly recommend Toshi!

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Miku O.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2019
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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 f

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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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Maya S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 1992
  • 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 audit

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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.

Jessie N.

16 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MA, Intercultural communication from Kobe University
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Jessie N.

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I am a native Japanese speaker with a Japanese teaching credential. All ages and levels are welcomed! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I am also qualified to tutor graduate students (Master’s and PhD) doing their thesis.
I believe when we learn other languages, it is important to learn their culture, history, etc. for better understanding. I’ve learned Japanese drums, how to wear Kimono, Tea and flower ceremonies so that we can explore Japanese culture more than just learning the language!

About Jessie

I am a native Japanese speaker with a Japanese teaching credential. All ages and levels are welcomed! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I am also qualified to tutor graduate students (Master’s and PhD) doing their thesis.  I believe when we learn other language

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Jenna S.
Jessie is amazing! Very kind,thoughtful and encouraging. Enjoying my lessons!
Jenna S.
Excellent!
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Tiffany
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"7stars! Oyamada Sensei is awesome! I am his student from this spring. He is very patient, knowledgeable and understanding. Definitely recommend!"
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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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"Great start! Sunho was very well prepared. The material was well organized and the class was efficient. Thank you Sunho!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Mona is very patient and understanding."
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Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Oyamada Sensei is very good at finding a student's skill level and tailoring his instruction to improve the skills and challenge the limits of the student, which has quickly spurred me on to dramatic improvements in my Japanese ability after only 3 lessons. He also makes it fun by playing to the interests of the student and keeping the sessions light and full of humor. Highly recommended if you want to work hard, have fun, and learn Japanese!"
Jordan
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I've just started, but have had an excellent introduction. I believe I have made some progress in my ability to read already. Looking forward to more."
Gui
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Sayaka was really nice, friendly, patient and encouraging. She has a great personality and makes studying and learning fun!!"
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