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! Please give me at least a 24 hour prior notice if there is any need to reschedule. Not requesting a reschedule in advance with a missed attendance will result in normal charges.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2010
M.A. in ESL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) & Intercultural Communication
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks Japanese, English
Has background check
I had my first class yesterday with Hikaru. She is really kind and helpful, and I learned a lot in our first session. She's really patient even though I'm completely new to the language and need some extra help. I'm really looking forward to our future classes!
I just had my second lesson with Hikaru and I ask so many questions all the time and am just a lot as a person, but she's so patient and is really willing to answer all of my questions and go over absolutely whatever. She's also very good at explaining things and can explain the grammar side to me (I'm a big grammar proponent), which is an absolute blessing. Lessons fly by and I absolutely cannot wait for my next one. Also, she's been helping me find resources that I can use to work on my Japanese outside of lessons. I know that some people won't do that because they want you to buy more lessons, but Hikaru genuinely just wants to help me learn both the language and the culture.
Great instructor. Patient and willing you work with you.