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Asuka U.

51 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Japanese, French(Intermidiate)
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Voice performance, music theory and piano from Queens college, University of North Texas
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Asuka U.

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

About Asuka

“Her exceptional talent will continue to open many doors of opportunity for her in NYC where she continues to thrive as an excellent artist. Subsequently, she is a valuable contribution the opera industry.” The Metropolitan Opera Guild ​“Combination of the Ms. Uchida’s stunning presence

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My daughter is loving her lessons with Asuka!
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Asuka is bright and cheerful and patient and encouraging. I could not recommend her highly enough.
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Hikaru I.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Hikaru I.

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During my undergraduate studies, I worked as a president of SUNY Albany Japanese Student Association and also worked as a TA for Japanese 101 classes, and I absolutely love to teach languages! I understand it is often very hard to find a language tutor outside of the spoken community, and I hope to provide you with the opportunity to be exposed to authentic media sources to acquire natural fluency. Hope to hear from you soon!

About Hikaru

はじめまして & thank you for taking a moment to check out my profile! I'm originally from Tokyo Japan, and I moved to NY with my family during high school. I've completed Master's degrees in Language Education & Communication, and Bachelor's Degrees in Music Performance and Political Science.

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Hiraku is a wonderful teacher. Very specific, great structure and patient. I’m extremely pleased. Michael
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Toshi M.

337 Reviews
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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Business from USC
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Toshi M.

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⭐️ I am a US-based veteran NATIVE Japanese language instructor/coach/mentor with over 17 years of experience. I teach people of all ages from all over the world, through online platforms. Anyone knows me knows that I am a STRICT teacher and serious when it comes to Japanese language matters. Manners ARE part of the Japanese language. I will teach you Japanese manners first. I’m living in Calabasas, Los Angeles ( in the Valley ) CA, USA for more than 27 years. (PST). Yes. I literally soo good to have “Valley English Accent” Ha, just kidding! 😁 Currently, I have students from the USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Russia, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan.

✅ I have worked with veterans, MLB professional athlete (MVP 2010), Hollywood film editor, producer, actors, actresses, TV ...

About Toshi

Welcome! 😃👋🏻 My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. 🌟 One on One Lessons via Online ( Zoom) (Group Lessons available for more than 3 people.) Takelessons.com requires all group lesson students to sign up and purchase for their lessons separat

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He had fun which is what we want! :) :)
Aiden
Toshi is a great teacher that not only teaches regular Japanese, but about Japanese cultures and things you may not know or find in textbooks. Out of any of the Japanese teachers, I recommend him.
Christina
This review is an update from our last review 2 years ago...

2.5 years ago we were fortunate enough to find Toshi to teach our son Japanese. Our son started out as a high school student wanting to understand anime and his video games in their original language. Our son is legally blind so a talented and creative teacher was needed. Since then he has enjoyed learning the language with Toshi so much that he has formed professional goals to become a translator. Our son is now heading to university in the fall and will be majoring in Japanese Studies. The program includes a semester abroad in Japan and an internship with a major Japanese corporation. His goal is long term so he will continue to work with Toshi alongside his college studies to reach his goals. Toshi has always taken our son seriously and has adjusted his teaching program as his goals expanded. Toshi’s lessons are still a highlight of the week and it continuously surprises us to hear our son speak the language so beautifully. Our long term investment of lessons with Toshi has been very successful and such a positive experience. We highly recommend Toshi!
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Jinko H.

215 Reviews
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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • B.A. in Education from Utsunomiya Daigaku
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Jinko H.

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I am a native speaker and former school teacher in Japan. Learning is fun-that's my motto. When you achieve your goals, you enjoy a feeling of accomplishment, right? I want to help you to achieve your goals. My lesson starts from finding what students really need to learn. Understanding student is the key to success. I am very strong in teaching proper Japanese, including reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji with fun way. Also, casual, informal, practical Japanese too.

About Jinko

明けましておめでとうございます。Happy new year!! If you are trying to start learning Japanese, you found a right tutor!! Hello! I will open up my morning time since it's a very difficult time for most of the people and lots of school is closed until this coronavirus pandemics ends

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Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your class and your insights and interpretations of Japanese culture and current events. I am very grateful to you. All of this makes my study of the Japanese language and culture more meaningful and vibrant.
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Masaki K.

18 Reviews
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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Masaki K.

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Do you want to understand your favorite anime show, movies or Japanese culture better? Do you want to learn to crack jokes in Japanese and win any crowd over? Would you like to do business in Japan and need someone who can not only teach you the language, but cultural differences and etiquette so you can win over any client?

Japanese and English are polar opposites in many ways.
Sentence structures are upside down. English is written horizontally left to right, but traditional Japanese is written vertically right to left.
Communicating can be difficult when what can be spoken directly in English has to be said in more subtle ways in Japanese, and this miscommunication can cause relationships to break down.

My passion is to help people cross cultural barriers and make new friends.
Learning a new language can build confidence and expand your mind in ways you never thought possible!

One of the signs that you have truly mastered a language is to understand the humor. I can ...

About Masaki

About me. I was born in Fukuoka, Japan and moved to the US when I was 18. I studied ESL then got a degree in marketing and worked in Real Estate and Finance for many years. I learned English from scratch when I moved to California and am now completely fluent in English, so much so that peopl

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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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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

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.

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"Sunho sensei is very patient and kind, even when I am struggling with something. She really seems dedicated to helping her students. I look forward to my lessons everytime."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Sunho sensei has helped me very much to learn new grammar and vocabulary, and the associated kanji. She always provides many pages of her own materials for the review and practice of each week's lessons. As well she has a very congenial personality, is easy-going, and shares her interests in Japan and its culture. Learning with Sunho is fun and interesting !"
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Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Yoshi has patient,kind, and intelligent. My 11year old child so happy that we found the best teacher."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Sunho was the perfect teacher for me. She quickly determined my learning style and ability. She personalized all classes based on my goals. Sunho is multi-lingual and understands how to teach. Sunho was a wealth of knowledge about the culture and travel. I felt challenged but never pressured. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is a beginner or advanced learner. TakeLessons has many teachers available. I am so happy that I chose Sunho."
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"I have been working with her on and off for over a year. She's been a fantastic tutor. She willing and able to adapt her tutoring to specific needs and flexible in terms of how and when to meet. Recently I traveled to Japan and I was able to function in simple conversations which was what I needed and the trip went well. She has a good sense of humor and does not take herself too seriously. I definitely recommend her and will continue to use her."
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