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Shelby S.

Henderson, NV
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Asuka U.

New York, NY
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Los Angeles, CA
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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.

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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.
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Asuka U.

New York, NY

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

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George B. May 25, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
just great
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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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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.

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Faby July 29, 2015
Singing · In studio
Rosita is amazing at teaching fresh, innovative, sweet to the ear harmonies. Anyone having her as an instructor would be greatly expanded in knowledge and practice. Rosita is a blessing for my life
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Sergio July 14, 2015
Music Performance · In home
Two thumbs up!!!!!
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Sergio July 14, 2015
Music Performance · In home
Two thumbs up!!!!!

Jesse M.

Palo Alto, CA
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Toshi M.

Los Angeles, CA
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Moataz A.

San Jose, CA
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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.

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Cindy July 6, 2015
Piano · In studio
Jesse has been a wonderful guitar and piano teacher for my 17-year old son, and has been above and beyond patient with him. He has tried a variety of techniques to encourage Jack's interest and to inspire him. I am sure that Jesse's very personalized teaching style would be great with any age student. I can attest from experience that he can really relate to teenagers. He will not give up on them and truly wants them to learn--and to love--music.
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Randy C. May 11, 2015
Guitar · In studio
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Jesse is a fantastic teacher. Really loved the way he had my daughter start working immediately on popular songs from her favorite artists--that was just a wonderful way of keeping her interested while also working on basics. He always tries to get her to think for herself about what's she's doing. He also has the patience of a saint for those lessons when she seems to be mentally out of it!
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Lisa W. May 11, 2015
Ukulele · In studio
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Jesse is a great instructor. I'm an adult who had no experience with music before. He is very patient and finds new ways to explain concepts I don't understand the first time. He uses my favorite songs to teach me new skills. He also takes time to find other songs for me to play. He urges me to do my best, and not to be afraid to make mistakes. I have learned a great deal about music and can hardly wait to go to my lessons!
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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 One on One online lessons or Group 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.

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Nick S. July 21, 2015
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Toshi was very good! He worked with me thoroughly and explained everything very well. I am able to hold a bit of a conversation with my clients and will look forward to resuming when I am back in the states.
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Kari M. June 6, 2015
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
I have been taking Japanese lessons with Toshi for a few months now. I can say he is my favorite teacher! He is super patient and always explains everything perfectly.
He is always committed and always in time for every lesson. Keeps track on where you are so that you can keep going from there, and you can tell how much he enjoys teaching.
If you are looking for someone who will help you get to the level that you need, he is the one! Trust me, you will love every lesson. Best teacher ever!
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SOFINA L. June 2, 2015
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Toshi is a wonderful sensei. He is patient and encouraging. He teaches a lot about the culture and history, which I feel is very important in understanding more of the language. He is great at teaching correct tone and pronunciation in a casual and more formal style. I would highly recommend Toshi. He is fantastic!
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Moataz A.

San Jose, CA

今日は and welcome to learning Japanese, I have a bachelor's degree in Japanese language and culture from the Ohio State University, and I have tutored Japanese before and it really isn't as intimidating as it looks. I've learned through many ways and I have many many resources that I will gladly share with you so you can learn on your own, whether you're a beginner or advanced, I can direct you to how to become very fluent with all my knowledge and resources combined. Also as a bonus I will teach you some kanji calligraphy if interested as well.

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Travis V. June 23, 2015
Arabic · Online
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Great teacher! Knows all about dialects and classical.
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Sephora A. January 4, 2015
Arabic · Online
Verified Student
Very good teacher indeed! Learned a lot from him and is easy to work with and understand.

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When you're learning Japanese, it's important to understand how to conjugate verbs. Here are some great tips from Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R. to help you understand Japanese verb conjugation.... Now that you're familiar with Japanese kana (if you're not, check out this article) and a few essential phrases, you're ready to learn about Japanese verb conjugation. In this article we will cover the basics—just the infinitive and present (formal and informal) forms. These concepts may seem … Read More
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When you're learning Japanese, it's important to understand how to conjugate verbs. Here are some great tips from Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R. to help you understand Japanese verb conjugation.... Now that you're familiar with Japanese kana (if you're not, check out this article) and a few essential phrases, you're ready to learn about Japanese verb conjugation. In this article we will cover the basics—just the infinitive and present (formal and informal) forms. These concepts may seem
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Whether you're studying the language or planning a trip to Japan, it's important to know some basic Japanese phrases. Learn these useful Japanese expressions with language teacher Andrew P... So, you're planning  a trip to Japan, or Nihon as the locals say. Hopefully you'll be traveling with someone who is fairly fluent in Japanese (Nihongo) because most Japanese people (Nihonjin) speak very little English. If you're traveling alone, however, there's no need to worry. Here are 13 basic
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