Suebeet Kim

Suebeet K.

Marina del Rey, CA

About Suebeet K.

Suebeet teaches: Ages 3 to 50
Teaching since: January 2005
Last sign in: 6 days ago


Hello, my name is Suebeet. I am a private Korean language Hangul certified tutor. I was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. I have a B.A in Global Studies from Northwestern University. I scored in the 99th percentile on KBS Korean Language Proficiency Test & Test of Korean Language (TOKL).

Since 2005, I have helped students improve their confidence in Korean language. Whether you are struggling or simply looking for enrichment Korean tutoring, I will create a customized approach tailored specifically for your needs.

I have experience working with all grade levels and have a passion to help students excel. (Grades K-12, College Students, and Adults) I teach Korean language from Beginner to Proficient level, and Business conversation. I have the experience and aptitude for creating a positive learning environment where students are challenged while enjoying the class.

I strongly believe that repetition is key to learning a new language, and I try to impress this fact on students while retaining a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I also encourage my students to travel overseas to experience immersion in the language and culture.

Thank you for considering me. I look forward to speaking with you and working with you to help fulfill your potential.



Customized Korean language courses (Beginner to Proficient level, Business Conversation)
Korean Culture and History
TOPIK Preparation


Building language and communication skills up to college average level in Korea


Online lectures
Online Whiteboard
Homework / Online Assignment / Quiz / Test
30+ Textbooks (in PDF file)
Student Learning Resources

*Background check is completed via, available upon request.
*Reschedule Policy: Lesson reschedule is at least 7 days prior to the scheduled lesson time.

Photos and Videos


Korean Dialect Coach, Script/Dialogue Translator

Jan 2010 - Present
The Korean Tutor Company in Hollywood, CA.

I have translated script/dialogue and dialect coach for large productions like “Castle”.

Korean Language Instructor

Jan 2005 - Present
The Korean Tutor Company in Marina Del Rey, CA.

Since 2005, I have helped students improve their confidence in Korean language.


B.A in Global/International Studies

Jan 2002 - May 2004


Jan 2000 - Jan 2002
Georgia Institute of Technology

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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11 Reviews on Suebeet K.

Hyung K. Jun 16, 2016
Korean · In studio
I have been taking classes with Suebeet since last year to help improve my Korean language skills. I have noticed all areas of improvement since taking her lessons: reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, listening, and speaking. She uses various resources (online video and textbooks) to make lessons interesting and challenging. She focuses on areas that you might need more work on and will also adjust the lessons to spend more time on things that you want to go over. Lessons with her are easygoing and professional. I recommend her to anyone interested in learning and improving their Korean language skills.
Juliet Jun 16, 2016
Korean · In home
My 8-year old daughter began private Korean language lessons with Suebeet almost 3 months ago (two 90-minute lessons per month) and she really loves her lessons. Suebeet is very personable and keeps my daughter highly engaged throughout the 90-minute lessons. More importantly, my daughter is learning quickly and efficiently – she has already learned the Korean alphabet and a number of vocabulary words and is eager to learn more with each lesson. I highly recommend Suebeet if you have school-age children who are seeking to learn to read, speak and write Korean!
Roz Apr 16, 2016
Korean · In studio
Extremely patient and efficient tutor. Does an excellent job of working with a pace that you are comfortable with, yet is still very thorough and comprehensive with her lesson plan. Highly recommended.
Mark Apr 16, 2016
Korean · In studio
I have engaged Suebeet to learn Korean for business and personal reasons. She is friendly and courteous. She is very adaptable to my learning habits and feeds me new material at a rate that challenges but does not overwhelm me. I am progressing at a pace that I'm very happy with. I would definitely recommend her for anyone who wants to learn Korean.
Francisco V. Mar 5, 2016
Korean · In studio
Ji "Suebeet" is an excellent teacher. Her class is relaxed but also no nonsense. I was learning right away. She diligently tracked my progress and presented a dynamic and jam-packed lesson. She also kept me engaged and got me speaking right away! She gave me great preparatory materials before class, and laid out a clear vision for my learning and for future classes. She is also not shy about giving homework, which is crucial to continued learning!
Jennifer S. Jan 21, 2016
Korean · Online
"Ji is a wonderful tutor. She is very knowledgeable on Korean language, and an amazing teacher. She is so polite and patient, she addressed my questions in a calm, collected manner. I am very satisfied with her tutoring and will be working with her more in the future."
justine p. Jan 20, 2016
Korean · Online
I am Korean-American and have grown up with a life long desire to speak Korean. My parents tell me that I spoke mostly Korean up until the age of 5 at which point sadly, (for whatever reason) my parents decided not to speak Korean to me anymore because they did not want me to have an accent. I ended up losing all of the language and could barely speak a few words. I had developed a feeling of paralysis - my tongue became lame when it tried to speak the language that was so intimate and comforting to me as a young child. I was absolutely incapable of speaking it. I even became afraid of speaking the few words I did know because I had been teased for having terrible pronunciation. The embarassment of not being able to speak one's native tongue has been tremendously painful for me. I tried hiring a private korean tutor for a year. I spent another year listening to audio CDs in the car. Finally, I decided I needed someone to speak with me for me to learn it. I found Ji on craigslist. Even though it's only been a few months with her, I can already see a big difference in my pronunciation and my understanding of the language has deepened. I have achieved more in three months with Ji than I have after a year of traditional tutoring and audio CDs. Ji has tailored the lessons to suit my needs for conversations and she listens and corrects me without judging me which was so important for me. I am so glad I found Ji and I can't wait to progress further! Just regarding technical details, she is organized and reliable. It is easy to pay her and she provides coursework to follow so there haven't been any additional costs beyond the price of the lessons. It's been so convenient since we just connect over the phone. With two young children and working full-time, I wouldn't even be able to attend a course at a school or college. Luckily, with Ji as my phone tutor, I can learn even better than I would in a classroom setting and it's more convenient! There is nothing better than a win-win situation if you ask me!
Brad M. Jan 20, 2016
Korean · Online
Ji has been so incredibly helpful! As someone who's spent a few years in Korea and is looking to keep increasing my fluency, she's been incredible. She's friendly, knowledgeable, and explains concepts well. I plan on continuing my education with her for the foreseeable future!
Francisco R. Jan 20, 2016
Korean · Online
Drop everything else you are using to learn Korean and sign up with Ji. She can get you through the basics of learning Korean at a steady pace and is very professional with beginners. Highly recommended.
Daniel H. Jan 20, 2016
Korean · Online
I've been learning Korean for several months with Ji and it's been great! She is super friendly, helpful with all kinds of questions, and tailors the lesson to the student's needs whenever provided with feedback.
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