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Asuka U.

44 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Japanese, French(Intermidiate)
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Teaches Beginner
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Asuka U.

44 Reviews
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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 Ki

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Julia
Asuka is a wonderful teacher. She has been teaching me how to play without any force and read effectively.
Richard
Very knowledgeable and extraordinarily patient. Highly recommend.
David A.
Asuka is exceptional. Hard to process how someone as accomplished as she could be this patient. Encouraging and positive. Wonderful teacher.

Miku A.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Chinese, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Science, International Business from Pepperdine University
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Miku A.

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I am a native Japanese & Chinese speaker and a resident in the United States. I am trilingual in Japanese, Chinese and English for written and verbal, so I could teach all three of the languages! I have been in the United States for 8 years with fluent English level, so communication will not be a problem with me:) I graduated from Pepperdine University as an International Business Major, and I have a year of tutoring experience at the non-profit organization. I am an outgoing and friendly person, so I will make my class unique with a friendly atmosphere! Please send me a message with your language level if you are interested in my lesson!

About Miku

I am a native Japanese & Chinese speaker and a resident in the United States. I am trilingual in Japanese, Chinese and English for written and verbal, so I could teach all three of the languages! I have been in the United States for 8 years with fluent English level, so communication will not be a

Emi S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Engilsh, Japanese
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • Master of Arts degree in Japanese Pedagogy from Columbia University
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Emi S.

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We can focus on all four skills; speaking, listening, reading, and writing, but if a student would like to focus on only speaking, we can certainly do that as well. We also talk about cultural aspects of Japan and cover the vocabularies related to the cultural aspects.

About Emi

Hello, my name is Emi. I was born in Nagano prefecture and raised in Saitama prefecture. After graduating from college in Tokyo, I moved to the U.S. and have been teaching Japanese at public middle schools as well as colleges for almost 30 years. My hobbies are practicing musical instruments and

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Russell
Sensei seems to really enjoy teaching. As both a native speaker and a longtime resident of the US, she is able to bridge the cultures in a way that many instructors would not be able to. I have been studying with her for over six months - both in a private and college setting - and I feel that I would be hard pressed to find a better teacher. In a college setting, she is very strict and covers a lot of material in a short period of time, and those who take her courses must be prepared to expend significant time and energy for success, but those who can keep up are well equipped to continue their studies with pretty much any other teacher or course.
Chris
Sensei Emi was patient, kind, and very thorough with her teaching. I started from knowing absolutely nothing about Japanese language or culture and now, having completed just 5 hours of lessons with her, I feel I have a solid foundation to build upon. Within our 5 hours we covered numbers, greetings, and almost all of the 46 basic hiragana. She was born and raised in Japan so it was lovely hearing about the culture and society from stories she lived through first hand. As I continue my education in Japanese I hope to return to her and continue to learn more. I highly recommend her as a teacher to anyone learning Japanese at any level.
Anderson
Emi is the second private tutor that my company has had and she by far has been the best, hands-down. She is professional and experienced but she is also flexible with scheduling which is a necessity for business professionals who travel quite a bit for work.
The homework is not strenuous but is focused and important for success in her lessons. She also teaches at a nice pace but also is willing to work with you if you feel that you are falling behind. You can absolutely tell that Emi cares about her students and their progression with the language no matter their age and experience.

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Aili あいり L.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Teaching since 2018
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Aili あいり L.

7 Reviews
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Hi, I am a Mom, and love to teach and chat in Japanese !! Also, I am a professional photographer. If you want to try to speak Japanese, I am here for you:).

I was born in Tokyo and moved to U.S. when I was 25 years old. I lived in Florida, Texas, California and Hawaii. I love to eat and travel all over....

Anyway, let's talk !!

About Aili あいり

Konnichiwa~!! My name is YURI:). I was born in Tokyo and BA Psychology major at University in Tokyo. After working as a secretary in Nihonbashi Tokyo, moved to Tampa, Florida to learn English. I still keep in touch with my roommates who taught me in English. Now it's my turn to teach Japanes

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Sara
Sensi-Yuri is amazing! I never thought learning a foreign language could be so easy and fun. Thank you!
Kainoa
Best teacher I’ve ever had! Mahalo!
Mei-ling
Very easy going and love to learn from you.

Rina M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Japanese, Spanish
  • Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Auburn University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rina M.

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You will learn how to speak (and write if you are interested!) Japanese while you also learn about the culture and traveling tips. Lessons can be customized and catered to your needs and goals but mainly we can focus on having conversations and learning correct pronunciations while gaining useful words and phrases. I’m a native speaker but I have been living in the US for more than 20 years. As far as my teaching background goes, I was a teacher for Saturday Japanese School total of 10 years in the past and I also did tutoring while I attended my university. From my personal language learning experience, (I learned to speak Spanish also!) I can share my tricks on learning language faster and retaining it. Let’s get started!

About Rina

Hi! I am a native Japanese speaker and I have over 15 years of teaching experience. I speak English fluently so I know some difficulty for some non-Japanese speakers but I can help on pronunciation, mannerism, etc. If you are looking for a native speaker to converse and polish your speaking skil

Madeleine G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Madeleine G.

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Learning Japanese is fun and cool! Madeleine has 7 years teaching experience with Japanese.
With Madeleine, you can learn in a way that...

-Memorizing things is easy and fun
-You can learn cool historical and cultural connections to the language
-You can make the transition to watching anime RAW/subtitled!
-You can feel confident traveling or doing a homestay in Japan

Madeleine will even suggest travel plans! She has many years of experience leading group trips to Japan and can help make your Japan Trip fun and amazing!

About Madeleine

I absolutely love teaching. I try to give my cello and voice students an education with the goal that they will someday be able to join an orchestra and be able to share in the joy of music making with others. I focus on a firm grounding of music theory and sight-reading so that students will come

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Monica
Madeleine taught me so much about singing and the process behind it. she taught me warm-ups and technique that I use all the time and on top of that, introduced me to music theory and ear training. She is a joy to take lessons from and I highly recommend her

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"Wonderful sensei! I had so much fun during my first lesson!"
Oliver
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I have been taking private Japanese classes with Emi S. for one year and a half. Before I started she asked me whether I wanted to focus on just the conversational side of Japanese or the complete knowledge of the language including kanji. For me it was all.

She is proud of her heritage and enjoys talking about Japan and her culture, which makes the class even more enjoyable. She is dedicated, enthusiastic and organized.

I am sure that with her help I will be able to meet my goal of one day passing the JLTP N1.

I recommend her for classes of any level."
Graciela
Took Japanese lessons from Emi S.
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"great teacher! Very patient with me."
Oliver
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Sunho i very nice i like how she does visual lessons it helps me better understand overall a great teacher"
Gavin
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Yoshi san is a very good and patient tutor with a good teaching style. He explains concepts very well. I am learning Japanese with him, and I would definitely recommend him as a tutor!"
Chrystele
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"She's really nice and does great lessons. Very good at helping me understand things."
Will
Took Japanese lessons from Ai P.
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"Oyamada sensei is very patient and accommodating. I'm a bit obsessed with getting all my crazy questions answered, and Sensei gives me all the information I need. I could never get this degree of detailed instruction from a college class. He's both fun and informative. As a first-time student of Japanese, I give Sensei two thumbs way up!"
Lisa
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"It was my 2nd lesson with Yoshi. He's really friendly and quite helpful."
Megan
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Only had 1 lesson so far but we are very happy."
Paula
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"Great first lesson Mona. I learned quite a bit during my first lesson. She made me feel comfortable speaking Japanese which is what I've struggled with the most."
Vince
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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