Welcome! My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan.
I am a veteran Japanese language tutor with over 15 years of experience. I teach people of all ages (from 2 to 85 years old) from all over the world, both in person and through online platforms.
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 purchasing lessons!!***
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! :)
Have an awesome day and God Bless!
***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... http://support.takelessons.com/hc/en-us/articles/202972993-What-is-the-24-Hour-Golden-Rule-
Toshi is teaching my 13 year old. It was evident during the first lesson that he was prepared and organized. He was also patient and kind and as a result my daughter is looking forward to his next lesson.
September 10, 2019
Great instructor! Very thorough, always knowing what to assign next.
August 22, 2019
Very informative easy to work with... Had I found him!!
I learned to sew as a teenager. It became a hobby that I became passionate about that grew into a business when I decided to take an early retirement. I’m interested in helping others learn how to perfect their skills and be proud of their work.
I’m familiar with the challenges that sewing can present and knows the patience that it can take. Some time you may need that extra help or opinion on how to get something done correctly. I would like to share my experience and lessons learned with you.
Terry is professional and experienced. Pleasant environment.
December 25, 2018
The teacher was knowledgeable about all aspects of sewing and was able to tell me how to finish off one of my projects that I brought with. It was a jacket and skirt. I needed help mostly with the jacket and mainly understanding the finishing instructions for the jacket. I sewed some in the hour during the lesson and then Terry showed me on the instructions what to do at home. She then asked me to bring a new sewing project that we could start together when I come in two weeks. I would highly recommend Terry to any level of sewer wanting lessons. She is also a very kind lady as well.
December 23, 2018
Terry is very attentive and detailed, I enjoyed my time with her and I look forward to learning from her more.
I have a great opportunity for sharing my knowledge gained at Soviet chess club along with US Chess and Scholastic Center education boosting myself and my students from the very beginner to advanced players.
Becoming the world youth champion at 12 and chess Grand Master at 20, would have never been possible without receiving the best chess lessons from my trainers and coaches. Everyone needs guidance in chess, I’m here to share my knowledge with you.
Despite being a professional chess player since I was 9, I’ve been teaching chess since 2006 and started my own chess school in 2008.
Private Lesson is an excellent way to learn, implement and achieve desired results for ambitious players or children who want to start chess methodically. Also, it helps any chess player to improve his/her proficiency. My students range are from beginner to master level.
Atousa is fantastic!!! What an incredible
teacher/coach. Atousa inspires me and
is thoughtful and understanding. I look forward for another lesson. She is 5 STAR. You are lucky to have her on your team. I will finish my lessons with her and hope to start again with her again in the spring..when my session ends with you. Thank you for too. Terrific on line classes you offer. Will recommend your on line classes for sure!!
September 14, 2019
She is very nice girl and knows how to teach professionally. She tries her best to make sure her students master the chess game. She is really an excellent teacher who knows her stuff very well and teach her students great techniques . Try her you will never regret.
September 11, 2019
Atousa is a great instructor. Definitely recommend her to anyone looking to start playing or improve chess skills.
I am a law student currently looking to do some extra work and make a little money on the side. I began to crochet about three and a half years ago, picking up a how-to book, a hook, and some yarn from my local Micheals. I wanted something to do with my hands while watching TV aside from playing Minecraft for the thousandth time, and crochet became the answer.
Crochet is an excellent hobby, especially for a person with ADHD like myself. It allows me to occupy my hands when doing something else, while at the same time creating creative and useful. It can also be a great stress reliever, allowing you to get lost in the repetitive, almost mindless motions of the hook and yarn.
I look forward to meeting with you and passing on the knowledge I have acquired.
I'm an Electrical Engineer by training and profession. I enjoy working on complex problems and processes, and I especially like finding ways to do complex tasks more efficiently. My current interests are woodworking and digitizing/scanning of home videos, photos, slides, and negatives. I post much of my work on the Instructables website. These are intended to share the fruit of my research & development efforts to make it easier and faster for you to do woodworking. I love teaching and helping beginning woodworkers to move to the next level of woodworking to make shop cabinets!
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!
"Atousa is a great instructor. Definitely recommend her to anyone looking to start playing or improve chess skills."
"Ms. Lily is very patient and I learned a lot in the time spent with her."
"Eddie is an awesome instructor and knows the ins and outs of billiards. I would recommend Eddie very highly. He's given me a few lessons and I have to s
ay he helped me improve my game greatly. He's the BEST and amazing to watch!!!"
"Excellent. Cocine, friendly, and has tons of patience!"
"i don't have any experience but i do want to became a fashion designer and i don't know how to use a sewing machine so i hope we can have a great relation
"I am having the best experience learning how to sew. Rosemary is very patient with me as I learn to know the sewing machine and the techniques to sewing.
She is awesome."
"Great lesson. Vena was very patient and instructive. She answered all my questions and made it easy for me to remember."
"I purchased a lesson with Athan as a Christmas gift and received RAVE reviews from his student about the experience! He loved the interaction and the way
Athan was able to tailor the lesson very specifically to hone certain skills. Athan was extremely professional, easy to interact with and overall a great instructor. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to improve his/her poker playing.!!"
"My son USCF rating 1400+ took a trial lesson with Danial. Danial is methodical and systematic in his coaching. He was quick to identify what my son needs
to improve in order to get to the next level. The most important thing is that my son enjoyed his one-hour lesson and literally felt that the lesson time flew by as it felt like only 2 minutes long to him. My son gives Danial thumbs up and 5 stars."
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