Hikaru Inuzuka

Hikaru I.

Columbia, SC

Lesson Details

Japanese

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
During my undergraduate studies, I worked as a president of SUNY Albany Japanese Student Association and also worked as a TA for Japanese 101 classes, and I absolutely love to teach languages! I understand it is often very hard to find a language tutor outside of the spoken community, and I hope to provide you with the opportunity to be exposed to authentic media sources to acquire natural fluency. Hope to hear from you soon!
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About

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!My name is Hikaru. I'm originally from Tokyo Japan, and this is my eighth year living in NY so it feels like my second home now. I'm currently pursuing my Master's degrees at SUNY Albany for Language Education and Communication and completed my Bachelor's Degrees in Music Department, Music Performance and Political Science. I LOVE to teach languages and also the enjoyment in devoting your time to music! Excited to hear from you!

Education

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

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Japanese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

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

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9 Reviews

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Nestor Mar 29, 2018
Japanese · Online

Excellent!!

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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