Ai Pelletier

Ai P.

Camp Lejeune, NC
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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. I have also taught Japanese to adults especially the spouses stationed in Japan and also at community 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.

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.

I love teaching and discovering my own culture through the eyes of the students. I love to meet new people and just love the people who want to learn a foreign language. 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 also love to play!!

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  • Speaks Japanese, Chinese, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Political Science from UC Berkeley

Reviews (13)

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Kyle D. Aug 11, 2019
Piano · In 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.

Eileen D. Aug 5, 2019
Japanese · Online

good class - easy to ask questions with Ai!

Takao S. Aug 3, 2019
English · Online

Joshua Jun 13, 2019
Japanese · Online

Eileen D. Dec 17, 2018
Japanese · Online

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

Andrea Meza Nov 20, 2018
Piano · In home

Very patient! Understanding! Thank you!!

Eileen D. Aug 27, 2018
Japanese · Online

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

Eileen D. Aug 13, 2018
Japanese · Online

Very good first lesson!!

William H. Jul 6, 2018
Japanese · Online

Anthony P. Jun 29, 2018
Japanese · Online

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

Brian R. Jun 23, 2018
Japanese · 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.

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Sandy H. Jun 21, 2018
Piano · In studio

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

Katie Mar 22, 2018
Piano · 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!!


Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I began playing the piano when I was 3 years old in Japan. I have the Yamaha certification of piano instructor, which I passed the exam when I was 16. I played in many music festivals held in the city as the pianist and competed in many youth competitions.

I was diagnosed with tendinitis when I was 15 and I was unable to play competitively after that. However, I still enjoy playing the piano and love teaching the joy of being able to play the piano to let the heart out. It’s relaxing and exhilarating at the same time.

In addition, practicing the piano is great for brain development especially for younger children. However, it doesn’t matter if you are young or old, playing the piano is great for brain health and mental health as well. I look forward to working with kids, adults or seniors!

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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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