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About Toshi M.

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About Toshi
DON'T MISS OUT! Summer Discount $30/20min, $45/30min NOW!!! and Up to $95 Off - Click "Offer Details"! Use DISCOUNT CODE : "August Summer Goals". All new students purchasing lessons with Toshi M. If you need more details, please message, or please call take lessons customer service! :)

Welcome! My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan.

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!

***Please read my entire page including the Cancellation, reschedule and late Policy carefully before purchas
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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 and traditions, then that is a good start for learning. Fun, interest and enjoyment are the best tools for learning with my tutoring.

You will not only be able to speak Japanese, but you will grasp the traits of the Japanese language, traditions, history, culture, and, most importantly, the uniquely Japanese styles of courtesy and customs simultaneously!

I teach practical Japanese so you can actually communicate and exchange proper responses with real Japanese with a sense of smooth conversation. My teaching method varies depending on the student's level.

Are you struggling?

Perhaps you went to a Japanese language school, but when you saw Japanese anime or movies you still did not understand? Then you wondered WHY, didn'™t you! After all, you paid so much money for school!

Here is the answer: most of the school are not teaching true and complete Japanese! Yes, they are teaching proper Japanese very well. but it only works for some test like a JLPT or speaking at work.

The SECRET is that Japanese people do not speak proper Japanese all the time. They usually speak casual, informal Japanese when they are talking with friends and family, and there are gender differences in spoken Japanese!

Japanese movies and anime cartoons, manga, are mostly stories of friends and family, NOT stories of formal work.

That is why you need to know proper Japanese and casual, informal Japanese both! The Japanese culture and language have customs and orders which you must know and understand completely!

I teach both of these structures at the same time. You need to know when and how to change from proper verbs to casual, informal verbs, and then you will begin to understand the Japanese anime and movies!

I am very strong in teaching proper Japanese, including reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. If you are only interested in JLPT Training (any level) or AP Japanese Language and Culture, we can certainly work with that.

However, I also teach business Japanese, word beautification, gender differences in spoken Japanese, proper and casual conversations, polite language, humble language, and respectful verbs. This is necessary for improving your personal and business relations!

I also teach Japanese slang along with many other aspects of the Japanese culture. Whatever you need or want to learn, I am here to assist you!

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, I can tutor you in private lessons at your computer. I am experienced with teaching all levels and all ages!

I give a fun, relaxed lesson and work to teach the precise and gentle true Japanese way in a friendly and open-minded one-on-one session or group lessons via Skype.

I believe you will find everything you need, because I am focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. I will do everything I can to meet your expectations, and with a variety of offerings to choose from, I am sure you will be happy working with me!

I also teach ORIGAMI (Japanese art of paper folding), Japanese Calligraphy, how to make SUSHI, and how to hold the Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony, How to make healthy Japanese foods. I am able to give you information about J-POP and traditional Japanese songs as well. We can have fun with those, too.

If you would like to have a lesson once per week or twice per week, let's discuss the possibilities!

I do not usually set up a specific 10-hour or 20-hour plan, because it all depends on the student's level.

I then find the best speed for each student. At that point, if you want to stop at 10 hours, that is fine, and you can stop! Or, if you want to continue to do the class, you can continue. You may stop at 8, 15 or 30 sessions... whatever is best for you!

Do you want to speak Japanese for a few conversations... or do you want to speak Japanese fluently? Or perhaps you want to take a Japanese Language Proficiency Test or AP Japanese Language and Culture Test? That all depends on your achievement!

You can let me know if you want to continue or not anytime! Let's go from there!

If you have any questions about my tutoring, please feel free to contact me through TakeLessons.com.

Hope to see you soon, I look forward to lesson with you! :)

ARIGATOU :)

Have an awesome day and God Bless!

Toshi

***Cancellation, reschedule and late, others policy***
Class cancellations and rescheduling must be done 24 hours in advance before the scheduled lesson. If you do not reach me within the 24 hour period, you will be charged for the lesson. (You must contact me 24 hours in advance or else you will be charged for the lesson. It does not matter what the reason the is, you will be charged.)

If you cannot make your assigned lesson time for more than two weeks consecutively (for vacation, camp, or for any other reason) I will have to give your lesson time to another student. I work with many students and have a busy teaching schedule, which means that I cannot afford to hold a time slot with a student that cannot consistently show up for their lesson. If you would to start lessons again, I ask that you please chose your preferred day and time from my availability, and then let me know when you want to start again. I will then put you in my schedule.

If you are going to be late for your lesson, please contact me by text or Skype message before your scheduled class. If you are late 5 minutes or more to class (without prior notice), your lesson will be cancelled, and you will be charged for the missed lesson. No refunds given and you might be terminated from my calendar. Please note: if you signed up for lessons with me, you have agreed to my cancellation, reschedule, and late policy. Also, please read The 24 Hour Golden Rule by takelessons.com...
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Troy August 17, 2019
· Japanese · Online
I had my first lesson with Toshi recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. He has his plate full with me, I must say. I not only want speaking and listening practice, but also help with grammar and vocab in order to meet my goal of passing the N1 level of the JLPT in December. I'm confident I'll get there with his help. We had a very interesting conversation and I am looking forward to studying with him more.
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Florian August 3, 2019
· Japanese · Online
Toshi is a great Japanese teacher to our son. He is Japanese who has learned fluent English, so he understands the difficulties that students face trying to learn the language and explains these concepts clearly. We are lucky to have Toshi to help our son improve his understanding and ability to speak Japanese in his high school class.
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Baptiste July 20, 2019
· Japanese · Online
Toshi has been teaching my daughter Japanese for about a year. He is such a patient and skilled teacher. My daughter's ability to read, write, and speak the language has grown immensely under Toshi's tutelage. I highly recommend him!
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About Melissa M.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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About Melissa
I have been teaching since 2006 on a variety of topics. I graduated with an BA from the University of Wisconsin. My degree is in History with and emphasis on East Asian history.

I've taught all age groups from age 2 up to retirees. My teaching experience includes one-on-one and group classes in a variety of settings. I've taught corporate classes, private lessons, small groups, and traditional classroom lessons.

We have a student-centric philosophy of learning. Lessons are generally relaxed and designed to work towards accomplishing student determined goals. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. Special focus on topics like music theory, self-accompaniment, composition, song writing, and home recording are available as well.


What are your personal goals? We'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations.

Lessons with small children are more focused on just having fun while developing a good musical foundation, but we prefer for them to have as much personal ownership of their lesson as possible.
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Alexandra July 19, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Melissa is patient, explains the concepts very well, she is hands on and makes the lessons very entertaining and dynamic. The way she selects the material for her students she finds the right balance between effective learning, fun and interesting. We are very fortunate to have her as a piano teacher.
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Sevval N. April 14, 2019
· Piano · In studio
She was so kind and helpful toward my kids for the fist day.
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Youjia S. November 9, 2018
· Chess · Online
My daughter struggled to stay focused for the whole one hour. It would be better to have video conference option so she can see the teacher.
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Melissa M.

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About Rob R.

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Safety Harbor, FL

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I am an easy going, knowledgable and creative teacher. I strive to put the students and their personal needs first. I'm very aware that each student/person learns differently and I incorporate various strategies of learning into my lessons. There is a lot of humor and dialogue with my lessons, allowing my students the freedom to be themselves while playing.

As a school teacher, I have lots of experience in building student confidence and knowledge. If you aren't confident then you aren't progressing!

I like to record my students at different intervals of their education so they can hear the progress! I email a lesson recap after every lesson so that the student can see what we learned that week, including any notes/attachments for the student to review.

I also encourage my students to text/email/ or call with any questi
ons/concerns between lessons. This gives my students the ability to get through a challenging or difficult concept/strategy when its happening and not have to wait till the next lesson.
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Sharon Bailey March 2, 2019
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Rob is an amazing teacher! My 6 year old daughter is very energetic, and has challenges staying on task. Rob makes every class fun, and adjusts his style or plan to keep her interested in the guitar lesson. I feel like she has learned a lot in a short period of time. I highly recommend Rob!
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John March 1, 2019
· Billiards · Online
No show. I was set up and ready 10 minutes ahead of time, and 15 minutes after we were supposed to start I gave up. No call. no email, nothing. I called him at 6:20 to be told his day was screwed up by a funeral, and I told him my dog ate my homework. Pathetic. I knew I had a lesson, he must have known he had one to give, and no notification whatsoever. I don't do business like this.
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Gary January 25, 2019
· Billiards · Online
Rob has a great eye for technique and is corrective and not critical.
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Rob R.

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About Anne-Louise M.

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Long Beach, CA

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About Anne-Louise
I have been sewing ever since my wonderful Auntie Anne lent me her manual sewing machine one summer when I was a teenager. I sew clothes for myself, clients and even have an online store where I custom design clothes. I can teach you to make whatever you want. I will go at your pace so fear not even if you don't know how to use a machine. Let's have some sewing adventures together.
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Wynndi D. May 5, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Anne-Louise has a very intuitive approach to teaching which matched my kinesthetic learning style. She helped me learn how to use my machine and I will work on a project so she can help answer any questions at the next lesson. We were definitely a fit. Thanks.
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Cynfi Shaw April 15, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Great Lesson! So patient and informative
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Anne-Louise M.

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About Courtney K.

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About Courtney
Courtney has been teaching since 2012 and is available for private lessons online. Courtney possesses a passion for the English language, and she uses this passion to help students improve their writing, speaking, and reading skills. She has studied to teach native speakers and non-native speakers of English and can tailor her lessons to match any student goal.

Courtney attended Truman State University where she graduated with a B.A. in English in 2011. After that, she moved across the country to Washington State University where she received her M.A. in English Literature and began teaching international students. After that, she moved back to the midwest where she worked on her M.A. TESOL at Central Michigan University while teaching English to speakers of other languages full-time. She completed her M.A. TESOL in 2016.
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Paul H. May 2, 2019
· English · Online
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Brian January 13, 2019
· Knitting · Online
Courtney has been such an inspirational teacher. She has taken me from absolute zero to feeling like I can actually do something with confidence now. This during only two lessons. Courtney has a very gracious and friendly teaching style with me which I find very patient and comforting while learning something challenging.
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Brian H. December 21, 2018
· Knitting · Online
This was my first lesson with Courtney and am already looking at the schedule for possible next lessons. Courtney is very patient and encouraging. Thanks to her I have confidence that I will actually be able to learn knitting which seemed impossible before tonight. Thank you Courtney! I am so happy to have found a teacher like you. See you very soon.
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Courtney K.

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About Kodjo A.

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Riverside, CA
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About Kodjo
Most people simply call me Joe. I have a bachelors in Fine Art, an MBA and been making clothes for my clients for over 25 years. I taught many people sewing and they've gone ahead to tackle various projects on their own to their own disbelief. Creativity comes to me naturally and with a background in figure drawing and painting, my knowledge of anatomy of the human figure helps a lot in translating it into designs for all figure types and sizes. I have handled many interior design projects also, so all these experiences equip me with immense knowledge to transfer to those who want to learn all about sewing, whether as a beginner, an intermediary or advanced student.
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Petrina February 6, 2018
· Sewing · In home
I can sincerely attest to Kojo's examplary work and professionalism. He has been my clothes designer for years and great teacher in his field. I can't think of any better tutor and creative arts person who is an eventor in his field.
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About Sarah P.

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Ballwin, MO

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I'm a life-long learner and avid seamstress. I have been sewing since I was a young child and learned from my grandmother basic hand sewing. From there I learned other techniques through books, trial and error, and hands-on classes how to sew professional looking garments, quilts and bags.

I love everything about sewing from the ideas to the creation. It is a slow process and can be a lot of fun if you take your time and can enjoy the process. I want to teach others this amazing skill.
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Sarah P.

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About Erica H.

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Martinsburg, WV
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About Erica
If you want to learn from someone who loves sewing and sharing my love of sewing then please contact me:) I make my clothes, upholstery work, and a little quilting. We can work on whatever projects you would like to work on in order to learn the craft.
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Erica H.

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$40 / 60-min

About Dominique P.

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About Dominique
I am a professional game developer with 5+ years of experience in open source software: Unity3D, Construct 2, and Game Maker. I have graduated from Houston Community College with an Associate's in Applied Science, specially Video Game Art.

Students who are interested in learning how to create complete video game lessons can expect how to improve in programming with C# as well as learning how to create their own games from the ground up. I teach students how to create fun games based off games that have been released by popular developers. My lessons are original content that cant be seen anywhere else.

Currently, I am a game developer for a growing company in Houston. I bring my creativity and originality in what I do to create the best games in business. Even though I have been in the gaming business for about a year. I can still tea
ch a lot on how you can improve on your game developing skills and so much more.
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Dominique P.

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About Abigail M.

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About Abigail
Hi! My name's Abbie and I've been sewing anything and everything for over 10 years. I've sewn blankets, dresses, skirts, backpacks, totes, pillows, pajamas, and on and on.

If you want to learn how to sew but are nervous about getting started, then you're in the right place. Take a deep breath. I know this process can seem scary but once you jump into it, you'll find that's it's all easier than you think.

My lessons are at your pace. We go step-by-step with thorough explanations so that you can skip the overwhelm + confusion. We start with the basics to ensure fast progress as we move onto other skills.

If you're ready to finally stop wishing and start creating then let's get started today!
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Abigail M.

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