Hikaru Inuzuka

Hikaru I.

Columbia, SC
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Hikaru delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2010

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 organizing and running language study groups in college, and experienced working as a Japanese TA for several semesters. I LOVE to teach in general, whether it's music or languages, and I personalize most of my teaching materials for individual student. Let me know what YOUR unique short/long-term goals are, along with interest topics, and we'll work it out! Thanks again, and I'm excited to hear from you!

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M.A. in ESL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) & Intercultural Communication
Aug 2013 - Dec 2015
University at Albany
B.A. in Music Performance & Political Science
Aug 2009 - May 2013
University at Albany


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Here's the video of my solo violin performance, if anyone's interested :)
Photo by Hikaru I.


9 Reviews

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Nestor B. Mar 29, 2018
Japanese · Online


Dane L. Mar 6, 2018
Japanese · Online

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!

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Harry Feb 10, 2018
Japanese · Online

Dane L. Feb 1, 2018
Japanese · Online

Loved it! Hikaru is very fun and easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable practicing the language. I'm definitely looking forward to our next session!

David Jan 12, 2018
Japanese · Online

Very patient and humble.

Cecily Campbell Mar 3, 2016
Japanese · Online

Hikaru is patient, encouraging and had been super flexible in scheduling our sessions.

Matt D. Nov 10, 2015
Japanese · Online

Amazing teacher. She really helped me further my studies in the Japanese language. I can't wait for additional lessons.

Ronan F. Sep 17, 2015
Violin · In studio

Ronan loved his first lesson and really likes his instructor, Hikaru.

Markis P. Sep 4, 2015
Japanese · In studio

Hikaru is a great teacher! She's very knowledgeable and engaging. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning Japanese!

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