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Wakana Y.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Wakana Y.

6 Reviews
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I am a Japanese trainer with extensive knowledge in teaching Japanese as a second/third language.

I work closely with my students to identify their goals and objectives and develop tailored lessons for a more effective learning experience.

I believe that you will absorb more effectively when you enjoy learning and you are encouraged to learn!

I teach basic through advanced Japanese.
• Speaking, listening, reading, writing, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji
• Conversational Japanese: casual/polite/formal
• Real-life applications to Japanese life and culture
• Nuance in Japanese
• Japanese way of thinking, trends, custom, traditional and contemporary Japanese culture

About Wakana

Hello! My name is Wakana. I am an energetic yet very patient native Japanese with many years of experience in teaching Japanese. My motto is to provide a learning experience while having fun and being encouraged to learn more. I understand how frustrated it can be when one learns a language as

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Jennifer
My japanese level is intermediate, but I have difficulty listening and speaking. I was too nervous trying not to mess up or not to sound rude. She made it possible for me to carry on conversation without being awkward. She is engaging and her teaching method is effective. I would recommend her 100%.
Perry
She has a great grasp of Japanese culture and teaches relevant and important words and phrases to assist with learning Japanese and its culture. She understands all aspects of language and grammar, as well as cultural insights. She is fun to listen to and enthusiastic. I would recommend her 100%.
Justin
Wakana is very encouraging and fun to learn with. Practicing Japanese with her is actually the best part of my week because I love learning Japanese and she is truly an amazing teacher and amazing person to be around. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a Japanese instructor.

Mitch H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese
  • BS: Business Administration from California State University, Stanislaus
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mitch H.

1 Review
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Hello,

With over 8 years experience in tutoring, I have learned what methods work and those that don’t. I’m upbeat, patient, easy going, empathetic, and generally well-liked by others. I’m very good at adapting to different learning styles and have a knack for eliciting the best out of my students through motivation and positive reinforcement.

Throughout university, and after, I mentored many students with great results. In addition to academics I helped them get the most out of their college experience. Everyone I helped benefited greatly, and one runs a very successful consulting business.

I recently returned from spending 2 years in Japan. My current level is JLPT N4.

About Mitch

Whether you're completely lost, just need a little help, or need some test/note taking tips I can be very helpful. My patient, easy going, and positive mindset is very conducive to creating a great learning atmosphere. I can also be very useful to those that aren't motivated, I have a knack for fin

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Sunho K.

178 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $21
  • Speaks Korean, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Marketing from 桜美林大学 Oberlin University
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Sunho K.

178 Reviews
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Here is a little about me, I'm from Korea, graduated in Japan, working in America. Also,I'm an outgoing person. I like cooking, painting and watching movies. I really would like to meet new students who interested in Asian culture and people who would like to share their lifestyles and hobbies. Hope to meet you soon!

About Sunho

Hi, My name is Sunho. I'm from Korea and lived in Japan for about 5 years. I'd like to meet people who want learn language. I can teach Korean and Japanese. Here is a little about me, I'm an outgoing person. I like cooking, painting and watching movies. I really would like to meet new students who

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Lindsay
Sunho is great! I am a beginner intermediate who can read (slowly) and Sunho was really patient and had great materials for teaching. She is super sweet and easy to talk to. Will definitely buy more of her lessons!
Gabryella S.
my daughter really liked her. She was really sweet and nice.
Naely L.

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Emi S.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Engilsh, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded The Eloise Roach Award from AISD
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Emi S.

5 Reviews
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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.

Severin D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Severin D.

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Students can expect to strengthen skills in reading, writing, and speaking, including developing breadth of vocabulary, grammar, and kanji.

About Severin

Hello, my name is Severin. I am a master's student in flute performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, IN. I am originally from Chicago, IL, where I was able to have a very rich experience of the arts growing up. I am often told that I have a very gentle, calm, and

Sayaka M.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Sayaka M.

3 Reviews
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Do you like Japanese language? Culture? fashion? food?
I'm a native Japanese who loves and is passionate many things about Japan.
I lived in Japan for first half of my life and have been living in USA another half.

I learned English from beginner level when I came to US and went through hard time learning a foreign language myself, so I can understand what would be the best way for you to learn with your language level.

I've been helping my friends and taught Japanese online.
I'm very patient and natural listener, so I will create my lessons customized from your personalities, goals, and language levels.

I'm also open to advise most things about Japan other than language.
I'm very flexible, easy to talk to and love to talk to people from all over the world.
I would like to help you learn what you are interested about Japan to reach your goals.

Let's have a fun and learn Japanese or about Japan together!

About Sayaka

Nice to meet you! I'm a native Japanese who have been in US for over 10 years. I have taught Japanese to my friends and online. I am a very patient and a natural listener, so I will listen to your goal, observe your level of Japanese and customize your lessons to be as efficient as possible within

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Verghese Polakunnil
Sayaka is the BEST!
Kerri
Sayaka is very understanding and willing to take the time to help you learn. :)
Lynet C.
I'm thoroughly enjoying my lessons with Sayaka Sensei. She's so fun and is very patient. I feel like the materials that are used throughout the lessons are very helpful in learning. I'm looking forward to more lessons with her.

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"My daughters first lesson today and she is already happy. Been tough since the quarantine on her. First time she has been happy in a while. Good job!"
Madison
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Aimi is a great teacher and I enjoy every session!

Thank you Aimi!!!!"
Travis
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"He's really good at explaining how the language works. Super friendly as well!"
Daniel
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Thoroughly enjoyed my first lesson with Mona! She speaks clear and makes it easy to understand the context of the lesson."
Niko
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"I've started in Oct. My experience with Sensei Yoshi O. has been amazing.
先生 お世話になりました。来年もよろしくお願いします。"
Almond
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Aimi is very nice and accommodating. Looking forward to the next lessons with her."
Leah
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"Hikaru is a great teacher! She's very knowledgeable and engaging. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning Japanese!"
Markis
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"Sunho-san and I had a good lesson review. Very impressed with her patience."
Toni
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Amazing! Sensei Is spectacular!"
GUI
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Really enjoying our lessons so far! Hikaru is very flexible, which has really worked out well for me. Since I live in Japan our schedules are very different, but we've been able to make it work nonetheless. She always has lesson plans put together and sends you the PDF's before each lesson. If you are curious about things not in the lesson plan, she's always happy to explore that with you as well. Most importantly, she makes you feel comfortable while you are trying to read and speak Japanese. Thank you, Hikaru!"
Dane
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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