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Shelby S. Henderson, NV

I have been studying Japanese for 3 years at my university and use the Genki textbooks for teaching (the orange and green ones). These are college level textbooks, but I find them just as useful so long as the material is handled at the correct pace depending on the student’s age and grade level. For my Japanese students, I create my own lesson plans (addressing grammar and vocabulary) and do plenty of review with Hiragana and Katakana. I've found that my students do better when given ample review of Japanese due to the language’s difficulty. I often make copies of the important pages in the Genki textbooks to give to my students so they can study on their own if they like, and need not purchase the book.

About Shelby

I've been studying French for 7 years and Japanese for 4 and have tutored in both subjects. I even received the language department award in my senior year of high school. I'm also majoring in English at the moment, and can answer any questions regarding that subject, including essay writing, reading, grammar, ect. Many of my friends ask me to edit their essays and it's something I really enjoy doing. I have also been a math tutor for a few years and feel most comfortable tutoring Pre-Algebra. *** Lesson Details *** I'm a laid back, patient tutor, and I like to go over concepts a few times with my students. I find it's best to provide plenty of examples and really take the problems step by step, especially for math. It's also very important to me to go over past quizzes and see ...

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Linda D. November 13, 2013
French
Verified Student
Excellent Tutor

I had 5 French lessons with my tutor, Shelby S

Shelby is an excellent teacher and very personable. She is professional and has fulfilled all my expectations in brushing up my conversational French.

I highly recommend Shelby as a tutor
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Lisa B. October 31, 2013
French
Verified Student
Extremely helpful

My son has been working with Shelby for a few weeks now and I can already tell there is a difference. He was not thrilled when using an in home tutor but he really likes the online aspect. Shelby tutors him in English and French and I'm looking to see some great scores on homework and tests in the near future.
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Gilbert M. July 17, 2013
Algebra
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Algebra / Japanese

It's been a god send to have such a wonderful instructor such as Shelby helping Aidan with her Algebra and Teaching her Japanese. They get along so well that I recommend her to anyone needing extra help in Math or a Foreign Language.
Asuka U. New York, NY

Become comfortable with daily conversational Japanese. I also offer music lesson in Japanese.

About Asuka

I started my musical training as a pianist at YAMAHA institute at age 4 in Japan. I was selected to enter perfect pitch class. It was designated for students who have perfect pitch and potentials to be professional musicians. I enjoyed playing piano and electric piano and won the 1st prize at Kitakantou Electric Piano Competition hosted by YAMAHA institute. Because of the intensive training, I have been accompanying my students' recitals and performance exams. As much as I enjoyed playing piano, I discovered that I also love singing, so I started to take singing lessons and majored in vocal performance during my college days. Since I have graduated, I have been performing opera professionally. My career highlights include roles as Pamina (Die Zauberflote) with Opera Manhattan ...

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Takumi O. December 21, 2014
Singing
I had an audition for a musical and I had to learn a lot of songs to sing. I took singing lessons from Asuka. This was my first time taking singing lessons in NYC so I was a little nervous but she was so friendly, kind, and fun. Asuka plays the piano very well and her teaching skills are extremely professional. She makes you feel very comfortable. And guess what? I got the lead role in Cats!! I couldn't have done it without her help!
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Ralph G. August 20, 2014
Singing · In studio
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After only 3 lessons I have expanded my vocal range and improved the quality of my singing.
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David C. August 19, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I have been taking classes with Asuka for about 10 months and It has been a wonderful experience. I started of as complete beginner & it is amazing to think about how far I've come with Asuka's help. She allowed me to double up and learn both piano and singing in the same lesson and it has been great. The perfect balance useful critiques & helpful encouragement.
Rosita R. Los Angeles, CA

Learning Japanese?! Japanese may seem difficult but with my courses I will break it down. I have worked with Japanese companies for many years, so I can also introduce you to the lifestyle and the Japanese culture including it's fascinating history.

About Rosita

Born in the United States, she found her calling in music at an early age. Her hunger for knowledge and quest for vocal excellence and the ability to sing in multiple languages ( English, Spanish, Japanese and Italian), led her to Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Ca. Here is where she then attained her Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance after graduating from American Musical Dramatic Academy also in Hollywood, Ca and now pursuing her Bachelors in Music. Her passion for multiple languages and love of music is the desire driving her to share her gifts for teaching young children to open the door to their own musical abilities and hidden artistic desires. She is currently working on her debut album consisting of multiple languages. She is also currently directing a brand new musical ...

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Wanda W. November 20, 2012
Verified Student
Voicing my voice lessons

I am enjoying my voice lessons as a firstimer! Using your company has been a very poitive experience, and your website is very helpful and trustworthy. My vocal teacher is great too!
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TamarR December 6, 2011
very talented woman, but doesnt seem to be a match for my daughter

Jesse M.

Palo Alto, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Norman, OK
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Jesse M. Palo Alto, CA

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

Or use this as a supplement to an existing class and completely surpass it's standards.

Explore the methods that make it possible to be conversational within a year.

About Jesse

My Background I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar classes in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in ...

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Kimberly W. March 4, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jesse gave me a great run-down on what he was working with my son on his lessons and my son was quite pleased with his lessons. Unfortunately even this short period of time, his workload at school prevented him from practicing enough.
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Nima A. November 10, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I've had a great experience with Jesse so far. He clearly knows what he is doing. My learning experience as an adult has been a lot of fun so far.
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Kia G. October 8, 2014
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
Jess is dedicated, patient, and confident teacher!!!

I am so happy that I have found Jesse as the ukulele teacher of my 7 years old son. You can tell that he lives for music and it's not just a job for him teaching students. He is determined but patient with the kid and really has educational skills.
Toshi M. Los Angeles, CA

Do you want to take a trip to Japan with your family? Is your business or company involved with Japanese customers or suppliers? Is it your dream to work for a Japanese company in the future? Do you want to understand Japanese animé or movies? Interest in the Japanese language and culture? Do you want to speak, read and write Japanese? I can offer you my online lessons by Skype! Are you a beginner -- or an advanced student -- or you want to learn Japanese from zero?? Whatever your level, I can help! You will be able to learn in your spare time, on coffee break, at the beach, or at any public cafe! You will be able to learn wearing your pajamas during your day off in your home or even when you on your vacation! I can be with you everywhere by Skype! You will be able to learn from anywhere and from any country! I have ten years of experience in tutoring Japanese, teaching Japanese to many students of all ages during these years.

I teach basic through advanced Japanese.

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About Toshi

**Please read my entire page including the Cancellation, reschedule and late Policy carefully before purchasing lessons!! My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. In 2014, I am currently working with a new project through Google called, "Ok Glass." It's a data collection project that leads to the betterment of Google products for voice search capabilities in their Google search engine, Chrome software and Google Glass. Google has chosen me to record, translate and transcribe for these projects within the Japanese division! My tutoring policy is not just simply to teach the Japanese language as a Japanese. No, I always want to teach students more than the language. If you are interested in the Japanese traditions as well as the language ...

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Krista O. April 7, 2015
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
My first lesson with Toshi-sensei was very enjoyable. It is clear that he has experience in teaching Japanese and makes learning the language fun. I am looking forward to my future lessons.
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Erica H. March 26, 2015
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Toshi-sensei is such a great instructor. He's very personable and makes learning Japanese easy and fun. He offers a lot of encouragement. I am so excited to have him as my teacher. I can't wait for my next lesson!
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Brandon B. January 30, 2015
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Toshi-sensei is a very kind-hearted teacher who is very supportive of learning Japanese, helps with any goals you want to accomplish with the language and culture, is clear on making sure your pronunciations are correct, and is able to answer any questions one might have. What I like most is how supportive he is, so if you're struggling with a certain area he makes sure you don't feel discouraged and works with you to constantly improve. I really enjoy lessons with him and would recommend to anyone interested in learning Japanese.
Jun O. Norman, OK

I have been teaching Japanese in a college, public library and home for eight years. I made my own textbook and audio. I am teaching people Japanese based on that text and CD. That text and audio is free. So even after my Japanese class, you can practice reading and listening Japanese. And if you are interested in Japanese culture, I will explain it in the class.

About Jun

I was born and raised in Japan. I have been in United States for twenty years. Now I am working in Norman, Ok. The following is the basic process and content of my Japanese class. (1)Process 1st step We use online (Skype). Basically I teach you Japanese once a week. I will send textbook (excel format) and audio by e-mail. You read and listen to it. Even though you can't understand everything, that is ok. Before the class, if possible, please print it out. 2nd step I explain the detail of the textbook which I sent at the class. And we practice listening and speaking based on the textbook. After the class, I will send textbook and audio for next lesson. Then continuously I keep teaching Japanese. (2) Content If I just teach Japanese based on textbook, you might be tired of ...

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Logan A. March 21, 2015
Online
I started learning Japanese with Jun after a friend recommended him to me a few months ago. I've had lessons with him every week since. He's been very good at teaching and explaining things. He's a great teacher and I hope to continue learning with him well into the future.
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Alec P. March 19, 2015
Japanese · Online
I've been learning Japanese with Jun now for well over a month, and I can say he knows what he's doing 100%. Great instructor and person.

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