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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Learn to speak and read Japanese, have fun, and get considerably better results than you would in a class.

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About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Masaki K.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing from California State University
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Masaki K.

26 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 peopl

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Benjamin
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Really bad experience. I came to learn Japanese seriously while the teacher just spent the first 10min trying to talk about himself and asking me personal questions. When I asked him what his plan is for the class, he threatened me I can change another teacher and he does not want to teach. Pretty condescending attitude it seems to me.
Leo R.
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Hikaru I.

30 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Hikaru I.

30 Reviews
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During my undergraduate studies, I worked as a president of SUNY Albany Japanese Student Association and also worked as a TA for Japanese 101 classes, and I absolutely love to teach languages! I understand it is often very hard to find a language tutor outside of the spoken community, and I hope to provide you with the opportunity to be exposed to authentic media sources to acquire natural fluency. Hope to hear from you soon!

About Hikaru

はじめまして & thank you for taking a moment to check out my profile! I'm originally from Tokyo Japan, and I moved to NY with my family during high school. I've completed Master's degrees in Language Education & Communication, and Bachelor's Degrees in Music Performance and Political Science.

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Paige M.
I just had my second lesson with Hikaru and I ask so many questions all the time and am just a lot as a person, but she's so patient and is really willing to answer all of my questions and go over absolutely whatever. She's also very good at explaining things and can explain the grammar side to me (I'm a big grammar proponent), which is an absolute blessing. Lessons fly by and I absolutely cannot wait for my next one.

Also, she's been helping me find resources that I can use to work on my Japanese outside of lessons. I know that some people won't do that because they want you to buy more lessons, but Hikaru genuinely just wants to help me learn both the language and the culture.
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Wakana Y.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Wakana Y.

18 Reviews
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I am a Japanese trainer with extensive knowledge in teaching Japanese as a second/third language.

I work closely with my students to identify their goals and objectives and develop tailored lessons for a more effective learning experience.

I believe that you will absorb more effectively when you enjoy learning and you are encouraged to learn!

I teach basic through advanced Japanese.
• Speaking, listening, reading, writing, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji
• Conversational Japanese: casual/polite/formal
• Real-life applications to Japanese life and culture
• Nuance in Japanese
• Japanese way of thinking, trends, custom, traditional and contemporary Japanese culture

About Wakana

Hello! My name is Wakana. I am an energetic yet patient native Japanese teacher with many years of experience teaching Japanese. My motto is to provide a learning experience that is enjoyable and encourages students to learn more. I understand how frustrating it can be to learn a language as a se

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michelle T.
Eric
Wakana sensei is extremely knowledgeable and she can explain the reasoning behind the concepts and the nuances of Japanese in a way I can relate to and easily understand. She answers any questions I have (grammar, random cultural questions etc..), which I really appreciate because I usually can't find these answers anywhere.
She is incredibly patient, accommodating, and fun. Wakana sensei itsumo arigatougozaimasu!
Alex M.
I had a great session with Wakana and am excited to do more. She was very interested in why I wanted to learn Japanese and is tailoring the lessons to help me get the most out of it. She made it very interesting and fun. Recommend 10/10!
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Akira K.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Human Relation Award from Musicians Institute of Technology
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Akira K.

13 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.

Lessons are online only.

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 Japan

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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.
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Maya S.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • MM, Violin from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Maya S.

8 Reviews
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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 for the first time? Have you been working on some pieces but need further help? Are you taking an audition for yo

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Kalimah W.
Micah was very happy with his first class.
Eric J.
My son is very excited about his first session and can’t wait to learn more. Maya is very nice and makes sure to make herself available for her clients.

Eric J (Keisha)
Jennifer T.
Maya is an excellent teacher. She is patient and explains things clearly.

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"いつもありがとう😊 I feel more confidence."
Tom
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"An excellent introduction to the Japanese language and culture!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"Sensei Oyamada is awesome! My child learns so easily. I can definitely see the results. Sensei is able to have small conversations and say phrases about everyday life."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"The lesson went very well. Aimi is very interactive.
The only small problem was the distraction created by a presrnce of 8 months baby crawling and making sounds."
Nastasya
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"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!"
Jessica D.
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."
Jack H
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Jessie was extremely helpful and she understands english well also. We cant wait for our second session."
Adaila
Took Japanese lessons from Jessie N.
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"It was so great to practice speaking Japanese again. I was so happy to find that Yukari also had access to the book I was using when I lived in japan. Really excited about future lessons and getting better at speaking 日本語!"
Merritt
Took Japanese lessons from Yukari M.
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"Not only native speaker. Sensei Yoshi is full of knowledge and experience.
Very patient and enthusiasm, always on time. My son is very happy and learning a lot!"
Claire
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Rosita was great. I like the way she broke everything down and answered all my questions. It was a pleasure to work through my first lesson in Japanese with her.

Wayne"
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Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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