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Ai P.
Teaches Online
Thank you for your interest in Japanese!
Hi, I have a Master of Education in TESL; therefore, I've mainly taught ESL, which made me adept at second language acquisition. I speak Japanese and English, and also took Chinese and Italian in college. Learning a second language seems hard, but it can be quite effortless. What you need to do is just to get used to the new sounds and patterns of the language. It does take time, but what you are trying to do is to become familiar with it. Repetition is the key. 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 the 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 teach all levels including those who are starting out and also want to improve their fluency and deepen the understanding of the culture and history as well! 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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Japanese
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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
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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
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She's really nice and does great lessons. Very good at helping me understand things.

Posted Mar 16, 2020
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Master of Education
Sep 2011 - Apr 2013
Northcentral University
Political Science
Aug 2004 - May 2007
UC Berkeley
Chinese
Limited Proficiency
English
Native Proficiency
Japanese
Native Proficiency
Piano Instructor
Jun 1998
YAMAHA Music Academy

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Instructor details
Japanese
Teaches 3 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$28
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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