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Toshi M.

294 Reviews
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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Business from USC
  • Teaches students 2 to 85
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Toshi M.

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“Special Discount" due to the COVID crisis. and get up to $125 off! Limited Time Offer! 15% of all proceeds through Takelessons.com, I will send to the COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Organizations.

⭐️ I am a veteran native Japanese language tutor/instructor with over 16 years of experience. I teach people of all ages ( from 2 to 85 years old ) from all over the world, through online platforms. Currently, I have students from the USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore, China (Shenzhen), Russia, Italy, Germany, Japan.

✅ I have worked with veterans, Hollywood film editor, MLB professional athlete (MVP 2010), producer, actors, actresses, TV presenter, filmmakers, voice actress, Facebook account manager, Taco Bell manager, investor, Doctors, lawyers, karate teacher, professor, American’s college and elementary, middle, high school students, parents, mothers, single fathers, children, 2 years old

About Toshi

Welcome! 😃👋🏻 My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Currently, I live in Los Angeles, CA, USA for over 20 years. (PST) 🌟 I am also working with a new project through Google called, "Ok Glass." since 2013. It's a data collection project that leads to the better

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Zachary V
He has a great technique for teaching a beginner like me. I enjoyed his pace and style. He was also patient as I am beginner. His technique is unique and something I feel comfortable with.
Heba
Thanks so much for Toshi in this quarantine time training. Toshi is a very strict teacher and mentor. And thank you for being an inspiration for my Japanese journey. You taught me how to strive for perfect pronunciation and precise in Japanese speaking skills, giving 200% when I’m studying/training and push my self over the limit. You taught me how to think smart and better, confidence for my Japanese. You totally changed my negativity. I will keep training as hard as my brain allows me to do so. Thanks ❤️
Troy ..
Toshi is an excellent teacher for students of any skill level! He's very knowledgable, friendly, and does a great job including information about Japanese culture to help teach the language.
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Jessie N.

5 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MA, Intercultural communication from Kobe University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jessie N.

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I am a native Japanese speaker with a Japanese teaching credential. All ages and levels are welcomed! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I am also qualified to tutor graduate students (Master’s and PhD) doing their thesis.
I believe when we learn other languages, it is important to learn their culture, history, etc. for better understanding. I’ve learned Japanese drums, how to wear Kimono, Tea and flower ceremonies so that we can explore Japanese culture more than just learning the language!

About Jessie

I am a native Japanese speaker with a Japanese teaching credential. All ages and levels are welcomed! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I am also qualified to tutor graduate students (Master’s and PhD) doing their thesis.  I believe when we learn other language

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Justice D.
Jessie is Amazing! I was self teaching and just felt like I needed more help and with someone who actually knows the language and she was perfect! So happy I decided to take the jump in!
Jack
I have only had a few lessons with Jessie, but I have learned more in just a few weeks than I ever thought was possible! Jessie makes everything fun and easy to understand, and I find the language and culture so fascinating. I could not recommend Jessie enough!!
Nick P.
Very sweet and makes lessons easy to understand.
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Clare K.

29 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Clare K.

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I am a private tutor of Japanese for all ages, currently from age 7 to middle-age. I love to be a witness when my students suddenly "get" something new we've been working on for a while. Japanese is a fascinating, beautiful, and complicated language, and it's exciting to be a partner in my students' achievements and success!

I have a lot of experience teaching middle school and high school age students--including my own kids, whom I homeschool. My first visit to Japan was a semester study abroad in my senior year of high school, and I've lived there off and on since then. My students receive the benefit of my life experiences there, including preparation for the realities of daily life in Japan--from how to use the public transit, to what to do during a natural disaster.

Along with my on-the-ground experience working in Japan as a translator/interpreter in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment, I hold an M.A. in Japanese and N1 (highest level) certification on the Japanese ...

About Clare

After two years working as a translator/interpreter for local government in Kochi, Japan, I moved back to the US in 2016. Since then, I have been a private teacher of Japanese for all ages, currently from age 12 to mid-40s. I love to be a witness when my students suddenly "get" something new we've

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Stacey Z.
I have been enjoying my lessons so far and I've been learning a lot. Clare is good about giving me lots of real-life information that a textbook doesn't really explain, which I enjoy very much and find helpful! She was very good at handling my expectations and concerns the first day and having good analogies to help me understand things. She has been very good about working with my chaotic schedule as well, which I appreciate very much. I look forward to my future classes.
Laura B.
Clare has been an amazing tutor! I did about ten weeks of one-on-one Japanese lessons in anticipation of a trip to Japan - although the trip fell through, Clare was extremely helpful and patient, always teaching with an emphasis on how things would actually be expressed in Japan. She was great at establishing the foundations and rules of grammar, but also when those rules can be broken.

After spending several years in the country, she also has fabulous insights into the culture and how to navigate as a non-native in Japan. Thanks Clare, I will be certainly be back when I can plan my next trip!
Stacey Z.
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Hikaru I.

20 Reviews
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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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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. I enjoyed o

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Samantha G.
Very kind and friendly. Would love to continue lessons with her! Was also very organized with a great lesson plan.
Macie M.
Great!!
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Absolutely loves her lessons.
Anna M.
Hikaru is very kind and helpful.
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Mona S.

56 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Master of Music in Flute Performance with Academic Honors, Music in Education Certification from New England Conservatory
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Mona S.

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I grew up speaking both Japanese and English at home and understand the difficulty of trying to juggle both languages! Whether you want to learn a new language, or simply want to brush up on your Japanese skills, I am always happy to be of help! Lessons will include reading, writing, listening, and speaking (both formal and colloquial styles). I use the Genki and Tobira books and also like to introduce students to classic and modern Japanese literature as a way to enhance the students’ cultural knowledge. I welcome beginning and intermediate Japanese students!

About Mona

I'm an active flutist and Japanese enthusiast currently living in Boston, MA! I hold degrees in Flute Performance from New England Conservatory and the University of Washington, and recently completed my Fulbright year at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. I believe that learning music shou

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Vilma S.
My daughter feels very comfortable with Mona. She is very excited and learning a lot. Great teacher Mona :)
Nico
Mona is a fantastic instructor for my 12 year old son. I foresee him learning much from her teaching style. Thanks, Mona!
Antonio
Great first lesson
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Jinko H.

165 Reviews
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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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

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. Also, I accept temporally students who need extra help while you can't go to school. 補習校の生徒さんも大歓迎です。小学生、中学生ならどの教科も教えられます。Please note, I

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Russell Y.
Very enjoyable and informative!
Bob B.
Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your kind guidance and support as we execute the comprehensive review. Your coaching is indispensable.
Kong Y.
really nice and made it very easy for me try and speak Japanese.

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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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"Yoshi Thank you! He is very skillful teacher."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Excellent Native Japanese Teacher!
Yoshi sensei does a great job teaching the fundamentals of the Japanese language For those who are new to or relearning (like me) Japanese, his teaching style and focus is perfect. He teaches well rounded lessons; covering written, spoken, and reading aspects through Kanji, Katakana, and hiragana. On a personal level, he is friendly, patient, fun, kind person. In addition, I have learned so many new things like Japanese Calligraphy, Japanese tea ceremony, Origami, Japanese traditional healthy meals, Japanese culture, etiquettes, manners, I highly recommend him as a tutor."
Nancy
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I really enjoyed meeting and starting to work with Rie-san. I think we’ll work well together."
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Took Japanese lessons from Rie T.
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"Great class lesson with Sunho-sensei. She offers good suggestions for studying new vocabulary and strategy for studying for the JLPT. Great test question examples!"
Toni
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"The lesson went very well. Aimi is very interactive.
The only small problem was the distraction created by a presrnce of 8 months baby crawling and making sounds."
Nastasya
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"I have been enjoying my lessons so far and I've been learning a lot. Clare is good about giving me lots of real-life information that a textbook doesn't really explain, which I enjoy very much and find helpful! She was very good at handling my expectations and concerns the first day and having good analogies to help me understand things. She has been very good about working with my chaotic schedule as well, which I appreciate very much. I look forward to my future classes."
Stacey
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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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