- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 75 and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hi there! My name is Jinko and I can't wait to meet you! I was born and raised in Tochigi, Japan.
I have been teaching Japanese since I moved to America in 2001. Currently, I teach Japanese at community college and home. Also, I teach at Saturday school in Bethesda, MD. At the same time, I am raising 3 children as bilingual.
I earned B.A. and certified in Japan as a teacher. 11 years of experience as a public school teacher gave me a joy to see children's success and achievement. Learning is fun! Not only children, but adults too, can have fun to learn something new. My role is to help and support them to achieve their goal.
Because I use both languages, I can teach it efficiently, explain details, and provide some useful tips. I am very good at finding what kind of learning style they prefer and make a comfortable atmosphere. I am very confident that I can provide high quality lessons and make you satisfied.
Jinko Sensei (teacher),
Thank you for another inspiring and insightful lesson. I really have my work cut out for me.
Thank you for the challenge.
Thank you, Jinko Sensei, your professionalism in presenting a class chock-full of verbs, sentence patterns and extra vocabulary that I can practice and use in everyday life.
Domo arigato gozaimasu.
My son is having the Japanese lessons. He would like to say that Ms. Jinko is awesome! He can't wait for his next lesson!
My experience with Jinko has been amazing. Super understanding and kind.
Just completed another great lesson with Jinko Sensei. She manages to link the textbook material to real life situations that I can use as Japanese language conversation starters.
Thank you Jinko Sensei.
Great teacher! I look forward to my lessons each week!
We had the *best* lesson today! We went over the lesson material, and since I am going to Japan in just a few days, we practiced conversation for the second half of the lesson and it was so, so wonderful! Hanson Sensei is a lovely individual who engages in great conversation and is so sincere! I love her! I couldn't recommend her enough. =) Thank you, Hanson Sensei!!!+ Read More
Jinko Sensei (Sensei=teacher), thank you ever so much for another challenging and lively class. Each of your classes, in part, provides the motivation to charge ahead toward new Japanese language study frontiers.
Domo arigato gozimasu
Jinko was very friendly. The initial lesson didn't have much structure to it. However, I would assume that takes time to create. The internet connection with the teacher kept breaking up, so a large part of the lesson was interrupted with internet issues.+ Read More
Always thorough, explains things very well, and is adaptable!
Had a great lesson today! She is wonderful at challenging her students appropriately! I learn so much during every lesson, even on days when I feel like I am not quite up to par. Thank you, sensei!
Hanson Sensei is so sincerely kind, and clearly dedicated to teaching. She makes sure you understand something before moving on, while also challenging you, which helps you realize that you are capable of more than you thought you were.
Shortly put, she is a lovely blend of personable and focused- in my opinion, as close to a perfect teacher as you can get. Thank you so much, Hanson Sensei!
Just completed another extraordinary Japanese lesson with Jinko Sensei. Without a doubt she has the uncanny ability to perceive my linguistic weaknesses and then explain/amplify the Japanese grammar pattern by taking using examples from my daily life.
Thus I'm acquiring additional Japanese vocabulary, as well as learning how to apply the basic grammar format to numerous other situations.
She is so amazing!!!
Domo arigato gozaimasu.
Highly adaptable to your needs, even mid-lesson. =) Hanson Sensei, arigatou gozaimashita.
I look forward to every lesson. Jinko Sensei is so intuitive on how best to guide each session based on your level. She is an absolute delight and a highlight in my week!
Just finished another fantastic lesson. She really knows how to make the class lively and meaningful.
Thank you Jinko Sensei.
Just finished another lively, meaningful private lesson with Jinko Sensei.
Apart from being very patient, she has the ingenious capability to synthesize complex Japanese grammar constructions and present the material in easy to comprehend formulas/formats that I can use to recreate an infinite number of similar grammar constructions.
Domo arigato gozaimasu Jinko Sensei (Thank you [teacher] Jinko).
We had fun. Jinko really knows how to adapt the subject matter to make each class interesting and meaningful.
I wrote a review earlier, but I feel that my past review was too simple to explain how drastically my Japanese has improved over a few lessons.
I just finished my lesson for today, in which Jinko 先生 read a sentence out loud, in which I translated and replied it was very easy. Looked back at just three weeks ago to my current level of Japanese, I'm now forming my own sentences, and understanding full sentences developed by others.
If you are like I was, and nervous that taking a tutor online will be more difficult that in person, then try at least one lesson with Jinko 先生. I guarantee that all the worries you once had will be completely gone.
Thank you for everything Jinko 先生! I'll study hard for the JLPT N4
Great first lesson, thanks!
Very understanding and super useful, greatly improved my Japanese every lesson!
I like her lesson! : )
it was great
I am ecstatic.
My teacher, Ms. Jinko Hanson, is amazing. It seems that with every class, she shares yet another "goodie" from her treasure chest of Japanese language and culture learning tools, study aids, games, approaches to learning, mastery drills, etc.
All of which increases my interest to learn the Japanese language and culture more in depth.
Ms. Hanson is worth her weight in gold.
Great first lesson, looking forward to many more!!!!
The lesson went well in my opinion! I brushed up on a few of my skills, and I learned a few new things too! The only problem is that the call was a bit lagging, but that's the internet's problem.
Great first class! Jinko is very patient and helpful, especially when I struggle. Even though it was just the first class, I feel like I learned a lot already. I now see why she is rated a student favorite. I highly recommend her! (:
The lesson went so smoothly! She wasted no time in diving right into the lesson, which was wonderful. I am so appreciative! She took the time to call me the day before to get a feel for my Japanese level and created a corresponding custom plan. She already seems like a wonderful teacher and a lovely person- and this is just after one lesson! I am highly impressed. =)+ Read More
Just finished my first lesson with Jinko!! I learned a lot and I'm excited for out next lesson. She was very patient but knew when to encourage me to try the things I was unsure of. Honestly the best experience I have had so far trying to learn a language.+ Read More
I just completed my first class with Ms. Jinko H.
It was a GREAT CLASS!!!
She is a very skilled, very patient instructor. Her method of presentation was very professional. She is a very effective communicator.
I'm already preparing for my next class.
I took classes both in a group and individually with Ms. Jinko all throughout highschool, and they were always engaging and fun. She was incredibly patient, and always seemed to enjoy teaching no matter how crazy some of the classes could get. The 1-on-1 conversational classes were my favorite. After taking some of this classes, I was successfully able to hold conversations with some of my visiting guests from Japan. I also recently spent a month in Japan, and felt that learning Hiragan and Katakana and other basic Japanese in Ms.Jinko's classes definitely helped prepare me for the experience.+ Read More
It has been a couple years since I had Jinko-san as a language instructor; due to scheduling (mine, not hers). The purpose for me to study the language was because I had an opportunity to visit a relative who was living in Japan for a short term and I wanted to have a basic understanding of the language and culture. With her instruction I was able to communicate a little with the people there, and I was able to read in Hiragana and Katakana, which I found to be extremely useful.
Jinko-san is very passionate about the Japanese language and has a gift in teaching the subject matter in such a way as to make memorable and entertaining.
If I ever have the opportunity to visit Japan again; or if my busy schedule ever clears up; I would definitely like to learn more Japanese from Jinko-san.
Truly excellent learning experience. I first enrolled in one of Jinko sensei's community college courses, which was too easy for me, but engaging Jinko-sensei as a private tutor ended up being the perfect solution! Scheduling is flexible, she explains lessons in an interesting and understandable way. The best are the conversations-- they are informative, insightful, fun, and challenge your listening and speaking without overwhelming you. I look forward to every class!+ Read More
I've been a student of Jinko-san for nearly two years. Jinko-san has been patient, is adept at explaining things (I ask a LOT of questions!), and works at my pace. She is friendly and is genuinely passionate about teaching the language.
I look forward to my one-on-one classes with her every week. I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in learning Japanese.
I enrolled and completed Sensei Hanson's Elementary Japanese class in 2012. Learning the language from her was an authentic and informative experience as she is a native speaker of Japanese. I went on to certifying in the JLPT exam and continue to seek higher levels of certification. Sensei Hanson has influenced me to study Japanese.+ Read More
I started studying Japanese with Ms. Jinko a few years ago. First as a student in her college course, and then as her tutoring student. She has a talent for making lessons in this complex language fun, interesting, and incredibly educational. She is a very nice person, very organized and helpful, and motivates through encouragement. I have honestly enjoyed every single lesson! I have full confidence that under her, I will become fluent in Japanese.+ Read More
My son took Japanese lessons with Miss Jinko for three years. He learned not only the Japanese language but learned about Japanese culture as well. He thoroughly enjoyed his lessons. Jinko was flexible and made learning fun. She remains my son's all time favorite teacher.+ Read More