Ai Pelletier

Ai P.

Camp Lejeune, NC
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Advanced
Hi, I first taught Japanese to my friends at college in 2002 and I’ve always enjoyed teaching and interacting with students even though I didn’t expect it to become my career then. I have taught adults including senior citizens, college, high school and middle school students, and young children. Teaching Japanese to American military personnel and spouses who were stationed in Japan was the most rewarding experiences I’ve had. They truly needed the language skills to live in Japan, and they really appreciated that they were able to learn survival Japanese that’s instantly useful out in town.

I grew up in Japan and came to US to go to college. When I was a college student, I taught Japanese and English to middle and high school students during summer back in Japan. I have a Master of Education in TESL. I teach all levels including those who are starting out and also want to improve their fluency and understand the culture and history too!
I’m looking forward to working with whomever is interested in my language :) Thank you!!

About Ai P.

Hello, I am truly enjoying teaching every student of all subjects I teach. I enjoy meeting a variety of students and getting to know how unique each of them is. Currently, I teach Japanese, English and piano. I’m very grateful for all the students I’ve taught. Much as I teach them something, they’ve inspired me, broaden my viewpoints and enriched my life. What’s great about TakeLessons is that I get to meet people I wouldn’t otherwise from all over the states and some are even outside the states!
I started my teaching career when I was a college student. In Japan, I taught both English and Japanese to middle and high school students at a private academy. That’s when I realized it was quite fun to interact with students and teach them something so they learn something new and feel excited. I have also taught Japanese to adults, including the spouses stationed in Japan and also at college. I have the Master of Education in TESL; therefore, I’ve taught English more vigorously, but know what it takes to be successful at second language acquisition. I really find it rewarding to teach those who are interested in Japanese language and culture as well.

I like to get to know your learning styles and what motivates you. I will cater to your needs and make your own lesson plan just for you. You are not obligated to take lessons here, but you can learn something that can enrich your life if you wish. I give you resources and you can turn them into real experiences.

I love teaching and discovering what I love through the eyes of the students. I love to meet new people and just love the people who want to learn something new. It gives you an opportunity to widen your view of the world!

I’ve also played the piano since I was 3 years old and have the Yamaha certification; therefore, I teach piano too. I have perfect pitch, which helps me teach via online classrooms. I love to play it of course, but I also love listening to my students play and hearing how much they’ve developed!

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Stephanie M.
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My children just had their first lesson with Ai and they really enjoyed it. She tailored the lesson to them wonderfully based on their level and experience. They were engaged the entire time and cannot wait for the next one. We highly recommend Ai!

Posted Apr 29, 2020
Shane
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My son is taking lessons weekly with Ai and is really enjoying himself. Looking forward to many more sessions.

Posted Mar 24, 2020
Shinichi T.
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Posted Mar 19, 2020
Will
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She's really nice and does great lessons. Very good at helping me understand things.

Posted Mar 16, 2020
Eileen D.
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Posted Feb 24, 2020
Kyle D.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great lesson at a good pace. Has plenty of practice material and explains things that are easy to understand. Let me borrow a couple of books to practice with.

Posted Aug 11, 2019
Eileen D.
Profile-location-online Online

good class - easy to ask questions with Ai!

Posted Aug 5, 2019
Takao S.
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Posted Aug 3, 2019
Joshua
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Posted Jun 13, 2019
Eileen D.
Profile-location-online Online

I have learned so much with Ai's help in just a few months; she's a wonderful teacher!

Posted Dec 17, 2018
Andrea Meza
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very patient! Understanding! Thank you!!

Posted Nov 20, 2018
Eileen D.
Profile-location-online Online

When I'm feeling overwhelmed with so much material to learn, Ai helps me understand and is very supportive

Posted Aug 27, 2018
Eileen D.
Profile-location-online Online

Very good first lesson!!

Posted Aug 13, 2018
William H.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Jul 6, 2018
Anthony P.
Profile-location-online Online

Very smart & knowledgeable. Great teacher, can’t wait to take more lessons.

Posted Jun 29, 2018
Brian R.
Profile-location-online Online

Ai is a great teacher. Her lesson plans are well prepared and organized. She is very patient and flexible. She does not rush through the lessons and makes sure you understand the material before moving forward. I would highly recommend Ai if you are looking for a Japanese teacher.

Posted Jun 23, 2018
Sandy H.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Teacher Ai is very gentle and nice - so far our kids enjoy learning from her and I am happy with her communication skills.

Posted Jun 21, 2018
Katie
Profile-location-online Online

Ai has been very responsive and worked with us to find a good fit for our daughters lessons, she is 4. The first lesson went well and my daughter enjoyed it, which is all I wamted. Thanks Ai!!

Posted Mar 22, 2018

Education

Political Science
Aug 2004 - May 2007

UC Berkeley

Languages

Chinese

Limited Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Piano Instructor
Jun 1998

YAMAHA Music Academy

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