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Chiaki K.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Medical interpreter from Medical interpretation training
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Chiaki K.

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Hello! How is your learning going so far?

Since you are looking at my page, I’m guessing that you are looking for a teacher who can help you! If you are trying to learn how to speak Japanese, it's your lucky day!



In my lesson, we will be talking a lot!


Are you a shy person or a beginner? Don't worry! I will help you!


I believe that talking is the most effective and fastest way to learn a new language.
When I was in school, I was so bad at studying, but when I put myself in another country and forced myself only to speak English and not make any Japanese friends, my English skills improved in such a short amount of time.


I would like to use my effective learning experience to teach here.



Kids don't learn their native language by studying; they learn naturally by listening and speaking.


So we will be talking lots during our lessons. Of course, I do not expect you to speak perfect Japanese! I know that you will make lots of mistakes; we will have a safe learning ...

About Chiaki

I'm Chiaki! I was born and grew up in Japan. 
I think you will be surprised to see how happy and positive I am during our lessons. 
I am not trying to overreact or anything, but I get super happy when you do well because I think of my students as my learning partners. When you do well or acc

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Alexis
I am studying Japanese with Chiaki for more than 2 years on an other platform. So, when she told me that she decide to move here, I naturally supported her. Her class are fun. I am currently a very hard student but she never give up on me. She just adapted to give me the most interesting class. I nearly want to say that you shouldn't take her class because that makes my life harder to find a lesson time with her.
Troy
I've been taking lessons with Chiaki for over a year and it has been a lot of fun. There is a lot of talking in her lessons which makes it more interesting and easier to remember compared to reading from a textbook.
Laurie
I have been taking Japanese lessons with Chiaki-san for about two years now. She is always prepared and enthusiastic at each lesson. Chiaki-san is friendly, funny and never makes you feel self conscious if you make an error. She is very interested in me being successful in learning Japanese.
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Masaki K.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Masaki K.

21 Reviews
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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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Ryu
He is animated, fun and creates a positive teaching atmosphere. His lessons are designed for a beginner and tailored to my student.
Beverly N.
When trying to find a tutor, I did a lot of research and ended up picking Masaki as my teacher. I definitely made the right choice because he's great! I like how he stresses the importance of the fundamentals, including the correct pronunciation. His goal isn't just for your Japanese to be "good enough", he wants to make it so that you sound like a native speaker. He doesn't hesitate to correct me, but in a very kind way. I've booked 1-hour lessons with him, but because I learn so much in every class so far, the time always feels so short.
Audry S.

Akira K.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of European Literature from Waseda University Tokyo
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Akira K.

12 Reviews
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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

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 language is tough and requires patience a lot from my experience for learning English.I had learned English for many years in Japa

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John
Akira is a fantastic teacher, he explains the lessons really easily and is always prepared. whenever I don't understand something he's not afraid to stop for me to understand it properly.
Natalie
Akira is a great teacher. I really appreciate that he explains everything in depth when I don’t understand the grammar. I also appreciate that he corrects me every time I mispronounce something.
John

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Hikari N.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Teaching since 2014
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Hikari N.

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Native Japanese Speaker available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I will structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong communication skills in Japanese! Welcome to speaking session!!

About Hikari

Hikari Nakamura is a native Japanese who grew up in Japan and lived in the United States for over 20 years. Hikari has a wide experiences in Japanese-English translations, interpretation, subtitling, social media content creation as well as voice over. As a tutor and private instructor, Hikari

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Naomi T.
My first lesson was wonderful. She has such positive energy, is very intuitive in understanding how to change and flow with the lesson in real-time, and even when I’m making a lot of mistakes, is very encouraging.
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Yuriko I.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks JAPANESE
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Yuriko I.

6 Reviews
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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.

May G.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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May G.

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I am an open minded, friendly, multicultural experienced tutor of Japanese languages.
I can personalize lessons at your request from using basic GENKI textbook or Japanese for busy people to free conversation upon your advance request. Please let me know what your purpose and goal. I will do my best to help you to achieve your goal. (Hopefully with a lot of fun.)
I can also teach you Japanese culture such as Origami, cooking and calligraphy. I love Japanese history and would like to share richness of Japanese culture.

About May

My native language is Japanese. I grew up and obtained B.A in Linguistic at Kinjo University, Nagoya, Japan. I have 4 years of English tutoring experience for local high school English learners in Japan. As a career, I was an instructor for the airline reservation system to travel agents. Teaching

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Average Cost of Japanese Lessons in Wailuku, HI

The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Wailuku is $130. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $130 and $130 per hour.
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"Sunho sensei has helped me very much to learn new grammar and vocabulary, and the associated kanji. She always provides many pages of her own materials for the review and practice of each week's lessons. As well she has a very congenial personality, is easy-going, and shares her interests in Japan and its culture. Learning with Sunho is fun and interesting !"
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"Rosita made the lesson fun and exciting, putting in a song to remember September, and assigned very interesting homework. Will definitely look forward to the next lesson!"
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"I just completed my first lesson with Rie and she was fantastic. I look forward to my future classes with her."
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Took Japanese lessons from Rie T.
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"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!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Maya S.
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"Sensei is an excellent teacher. Very attentive, patient and always happy to explain things in-depth. He is the BEST Japanese teacher EVER."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Fantastic, friendly, responsive!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"I started taking lessons about a month ago and so far it has been a very positive experience. My Japanese is at the intermediate and conversational level and I reached out to Sensei Yoshi to help me take my skills to a higher level. The teaching materials are very effective and Yoshi is very knowledgeable and supportive and is correcting my grammatical errors, which is exactly what I need. I signed up for 2 months' worth of lessons to start and will probably continue 3times a week for at least six months. I highly recommend Sensei Yoshi."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I have been studying with Oyamada Sensei's online Japanese class a little over 10 months now, Oyamada Sensei is great and does a fantastic job If you need a native speaker and the best teacher Highly recommended."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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