Jinko Hanson

Jinko H.

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Hello! My name is Jinko and I love teaching! It's a joy for me to see people's improvement and success. 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(HOSHUKO) in Bethesda, MD, where students can learn many subjects in Japanese. 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 efficiently, explain details, and provide some useful tips. I am very good at finding what kind of learning style they prefer and make you feel comfortable while you learn. Also, I believe it is one of my talents to find out what each student needs to practice and study in order to improve their skills. Which means I plan my lessons based on your needs so you can learn efficiently. I am very confident that I can provide high quality lessons and make you satisfied. My experience and constant effort to improve my teaching skill is the benefit for you.

Please read about my policy before you sign up with me. This is very important for both you and me.

【Cancellation, reschedule and late policy】
I respect your time very much. Thus, I expect you to respect mine too. Lesson cancellations and rescheduling must be done 24 hours in advance before the scheduled lesson. If you do not reach me within the 24 hour period, you will be charged for the lesson. Please remember that you must contact me 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the lesson. No matter what the reason is.

If you can't make your scheduled lesson for more than two weeks consecutively (for vacation, camp, and so on) I need to give your lesson time to another student. My schedule is very tight since I work with many students. Which means that I can't afford to hold a time slot with a student who can't consistently show up. If you would like to start lessons with me again, please contact me with your preferred time slot from my availability.

If you will be late for your lesson, please contact me by text or email before your lesson starts. I will wait until you log in, but I can't extend your lesson time. No refund will be given for the time you missed. I need to end your lesson at the scheduled time. Please remember that you have agreed to my policy, if you signed up for lessons with me, Also, please read The 24 Hour Golden Rule by takelessons.com...
http://support.takelessons.com/hc/en-us/articles/202972993-What-is-the-24-Hour-Golden-Rule-

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  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School

Reviews (146)

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Bob B. Nov 13, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your time and experience-based teaching. It was most enjoyable and I look forward to using some of these same grammatical patterns in Japan.

Until next time.

Meryl N. Oct 30, 2019
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Oct 30, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your class this morning. It included so many real-life applications to Japanese life and culture. I look forward to our next class.

Bob B. Oct 16, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for structuring the grammar segment with so many true-to-life examples.

I am also grateful to you for agreeing to a new class time schedule.

Bob B. Oct 2, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for today's class. You always manage to present the lecture material in a manner that is very relevant to everyday life.

Greatly appreciated.

Landen T. Sep 26, 2019
Japanese · Online

Aki Sep 26, 2019
Japanese · Online

Rose B. Sep 25, 2019
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Bob B. Sep 25, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your time and patience in editing my summary of Japan Fest-ATL. I'm also grateful to you for your suggestions re. employment for Mark Sensei.
Looking forward to next week's class.

Bob B. Sep 18, 2019
Japanese · Online

Sensei Jinko,

Kurasu no nihongo o renshu sasete kurete arigatou gozaimasu.

Bob B. Sep 11, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for another exciting , motivating class.

Looking forward to next week's class.

Bob B. Sep 4, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your class today.

See you next week.

Kate H. Sep 1, 2019
Japanese · Online

I'd like to express my gratitude to Jinko for her excellent instruction.
Jinko provided my teenage son with beginner Japanese language lessons every Friday afternoon for 30-minutes. During the approximately 18 months of study, my son completed both the Japanese for Young People Student Books I & II and the Kanji Workbooks I & II. Jinko was highly reliable, professional, and accessible throughout the term. She is also friendly and my son felt comfortable working with her. Due to a full plate of activities, he decided to discontinue studies, but reports a thorough understanding of the basic level language skills they covered.
I wholeheartedly recommend Jinko to others of all ages!

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Bob B. Aug 21, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your class.
It is obvious that I need to master the use of the -te verb form conjugation.
See you next week.

Bob B. Aug 16, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for today's class. In particular, your definitive explanation of the English interpretation of "masu-form"/ "te imasu" verbs. Going forward this was a turning point in my Japanese language study.

Thank you again.

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Bob B. Aug 7, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for another comprehensive class that answered all of my questions and laid the groundwork for the next grammar module.

Bob B. Jul 31, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei, thank you for another awesome and exciting class.

See you next week. (Janee).

kiley G. Jul 19, 2019
Japanese · Online

Awesome teacher! She teaches in a structured curriculum with good use of the exercises. Ms. Jinko teaches in a way that is easy to understand and makes sure that every student excels in learning Japanese. It was a great experience having her as a teacher, I learned so much!

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Kate H. Jul 19, 2019
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Jul 17, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for yet another fun-filled lesson.

See you nest week.

Bob B. Jul 10, 2019
Japanese · Online

Sensei Jinko,

Thank you for your class and for allowing me to share my experiences with you.
I will use the "Interrogatories" as part of the foundation to progress from the Beginner Level to the Intermediate Level.

Hiroshi

Irene G. Jun 26, 2019
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Jun 26, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko sensei,

Thank you for yet another class aimed at developing the comprehensive framework for further Japanese language study.

See you next week.

Debbie Jun 19, 2019
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Jun 12, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko sensei,

Thank you for your time and patience. Your classes are always very enjoyable both as a language learning exercises, as well as highlighting examples of Japanese culture.

See you next week.

Bob B. Jun 5, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your willingness to review the summary on particles in the Appendix Section. Once I master these selected examples, I will have a more solid foundation for future Japanese language study.

See you next week.

Bob B. May 29, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko sensei,

Thank you for your lesson today, and you patience in identifying a number of the key sentence patterns that I must master as a foundation for future Japanese language study.

See you next week.

Bob B. May 22, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for a most enjoyable class.

See you next week.

Sunny E. May 21, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko has been my 12 year old daughter's Japanese teacher for over 6 months. Japanese is not an easy language to learn, but Jinko's patience and ability to make it fun and make my daughter comfortable has provided my daughter with a great start! It is so amazing to hear my daughter read Japanese aloud and I have Jinko to thank!

Again, Jinko is super patient and has manner of delivery, which I have found to be very re-assuring but also challenging when required.

I'd say she is capable of teaching Japanese to any level/objective. Whether your aim is basic travel communication or fluency.

Highly recommended!

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Bob B. May 15, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your lesson today. I am gaining confidence with using the "nai-form in various sentences.

Looking forward to our next class.

Hiroshi

Maggie S. May 9, 2019
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Sha May 8, 2019
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Bob B. May 8, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you foe your approach to teaching the "nai-form" and allowing me to share recent life experiences.

See you next week.

Bob B. May 1, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you so much for your class today and your perspective as we begin the "Reiwa Era".

Bob B. Apr 26, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

First of all thank you for your patience in rescheduling today's class.
I am very grateful to you for editing my narrative.
See you next week.

kiley G. Apr 26, 2019
Japanese · Online

Diane Apr 24, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko San was wonderful! I loved doing lessons with her and it helped me understand Japanese

Bob B. Apr 10, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

I am very grateful to you for your class and your manner of teaching.

Have a great week.

Karen Apr 8, 2019
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Apr 3, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your patience in helping me lay the groundwork fluency in Japanese.

Bob B. Mar 27, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for an absolutely delightful class.

Additionally, i want to thank you for listening to my stories. I'm very excited about moving to Japan.

Hiroshi

Bob B. Mar 13, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for you time and patience. I intend to use these corrected sentences as stepping stones toward fluency.

See you nest week

Hiroshi

Alyssa Mar 8, 2019
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Mar 6, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei resson wa doumo arigato gozimasu.

Jinko Sensei, thank you for patience.

Mata raishou.

Bob B. Feb 27, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you foe your patience today.

I know where I must concentrate my study efforts this week.

Hiroshi

Ming Feb 20, 2019
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Feb 13, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for such a lively Japanese language lesson. Once again, we have laid the basic sentence structure for an infinite number of substitution drills.

どもありがと ございます。

Bob B. Feb 6, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your patience in reviewing the basics for substitution drills that I can use in my daily life.

See you new week.

Hiroshi

Bob B. Jan 30, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for focusing on the critical grammar points, especially the particles that MUST accompany verbs related to transportation.

I will focus on these verb/particle combinations for next week.

See you then.

Bob B. Jan 23, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Doumo arigatou gozimasu. Thank you for presenting this lesson with so many real life applications.

I look forward to our class next week.

Diane Jan 23, 2019
Japanese · Online

Aki Jan 18, 2019
Japanese · Online

Very good first experience! She adjusted things to my level well and picked up exactly on the things I need to work on, and was able to give great resources and suggestions for working on them between classes. I'm looking forward to continuing lessons with her!

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Bob B. Jan 18, 2019
Japanese · Online

Sensei Jinko,

Thank you for such a lively class with so many real life applications.

I'm really looking forward to next week's class.

Bonnie Jan 16, 2019
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Jan 9, 2019
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei thank you for another exciting lesson with may real-life applications.

William Zibell Jan 2, 2019
Japanese · Online

Katie S. Jan 2, 2019
Japanese · Online

It was a helpful and fun lesson! I really enjoyed this

Bob B. Dec 19, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Domo arigatou gozaimasu. Thank you for a great year of Japanese language learning.
Hontou ni.

Look forward to exploring many new Japanese language learning challenges with you in 2019.

Hiroshi

Tong S. Dec 10, 2018
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Nov 21, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for you lesson with so many "real life" applications that help in memorizing key Japanese vocabulary and syntax rules.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

Debbie Nov 21, 2018
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Nov 14, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for you flexibility in rescheduling our class. I am excited about the new verb conjugation patterns.

See you next week.

Bob B. Nov 7, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your incorporating my story into the grammar theme.

You are a genius!!!

Irene G. Oct 31, 2018
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Oct 31, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for presenting these daunting verb conjugations in "bite-size' pieces.
Gambarimasu.

Vince Oct 25, 2018
Japanese · Online

Elijah Oct 24, 2018
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Oct 24, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your patience in teaching the framework for the conjugation of Japanese Regular I and Regular II Verbs.

Have a great week.

Bob B. Oct 17, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for such a comprehensive class. Now that you have explained the frame work, I must simply memorize the "Regular Verbs II" chart.

I'm looking forward to our next class.

Amy Oct 5, 2018
Japanese · Online

My first lesson with Jinko-sensei was excellent! It was lots of fun, I already learned a lot, and she skillfully managed some technical difficulties that were happening on my end. I'm looking forward to more!

Bob B. Oct 3, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

"Domo".

Thank you for yet another energizing class that included vocabulary with numerous different applications.

I'm looking forward to our next kurasu.

Hiroshi

Bob B. Sep 26, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

I'm very grateful to you for your patience and yet another class that presented phrases and expressions that are very useful in everyday Japanese conversation.

Thank you again.

Hiroshi

Bob B. Sep 19, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for such a lively and exciting class.

Already, I'm looking forward to next week.

Hiroshi

Karen Sep 17, 2018
Japanese · Online

Mya Sep 14, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko is fantastic. She is great with my seven year old.

Bob B. Sep 12, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

thank you for such an enjoyable and exciting class. I'm looking froward to our next class with great anticipation.

Have a great week.

Bob B. Aug 29, 2018
Japanese · Online

JJinko Sense,

Thank you for your patience today.

This week, I will use the grammatical pattern we studied to create similar phrases.

Have a great week.

ひろし

kiley G. Aug 24, 2018
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Aug 22, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for such an appealing, captivating class. You always incorporate such interesting aspects of Japanese culture in each Lesson.

どもありがとうございます。

ひろし

Krysta M. Aug 14, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko really makes you think. She’s very good about learning where you’re at so you can start where you need to be.

Nicholas B. Jul 28, 2018
Japanese · Online

My 13 yr old son took his first lesson and he enjoyed it! Jinko is a great teacher who makes it interesting to learn. He's excited to continue on with her.

Kate H. Jul 27, 2018
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Jul 25, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for such an exciting Class. The way you incorporate different aspects of Japanese culture into the Lesson really makes the Japanese language Lesson come alive.

Doumo arigatou gozaimashita.

Harmony E. Jul 20, 2018
Japanese · Online

My 12 year old daughter is very comfortable with Jinko and looks forward to her lessons.

Maggie S. Jul 12, 2018
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Jul 12, 2018
Japanese · Online

Sensei (teacher) Jinko san

Thank you for your lesson and the extra attention to my pronunciation. I look forward to our next class with great anticipation.

Bonnie Jul 11, 2018
Japanese · Online

I look forward to my weekly lesson. I'm understanding more each week. I could not do it without Jinko's help. I'm excited!

Bob B. Jun 27, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei (teacher),

Thank you for you lesson and your manner of teaching. By relating these "i-adjectives" to real life examples made the lesson more meaningful to me.

Arigato Gozaimasu.

alessandra Jun 21, 2018
Japanese · Online

Super friendly. and detailed in teaching everything so you understand just as a native Japanese speaker would understand.

Bob B. Jun 20, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei (teacher),

Thank you for your patience and for directing me to the supplemental "i-adjective" exercises. Exposing me to this additional resource will provide me with more opportunities to practice these critical grammatical patterns, which will give me more confidence as we move forward.

Domo arigato gozaimasu.

Hiroshi

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Bob B. Jun 13, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your class with it's real-life applications.

どもありがとうございます。

Bob B. May 30, 2018
Japanese · Online

Jinko Sensei (teacher),

Thank you for teaching the class in a manner that incorporates elements of Japanese culture and philosophy of life through Japanese real-life examples.

Already, I'm looking froward to our next class.

Bob (Hiroshi)

Bob B. May 16, 2018
Japanese · Online

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.

Bob B. May 2, 2018
Japanese · Online

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.

Mason Apr 30, 2018
Japanese · Online

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!

Andrew Apr 18, 2018
Japanese · Online

My experience with Jinko has been amazing. Super understanding and kind.

Bob B. Apr 18, 2018
Japanese · Online

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.

Debbie Apr 13, 2018
Japanese · Online

Alek J. Apr 12, 2018
Japanese · Online

Linda D. Mar 29, 2018
Japanese · Online

Great teacher! I look forward to my lessons each week!

Alyssa Mar 29, 2018
Japanese · Online

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!!!

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Bob B. Mar 28, 2018
Japanese · Online

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

Jarred M. Mar 13, 2018
Japanese · Online

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.

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Jesse Mar 8, 2018
Japanese · Online

Always thorough, explains things very well, and is adaptable!

Gabriel B. Mar 5, 2018
Japanese · Online

Alyssa Feb 26, 2018
Japanese · Online

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!

Alyssa Feb 22, 2018
Japanese · Online

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!

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Bob B. Feb 21, 2018
Japanese · Online

Segoi (Wow)!!!

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.

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Alyssa Feb 15, 2018
Japanese · Online

Highly adaptable to your needs, even mid-lesson. =) Hanson Sensei, arigatou gozaimashita.

kiley G. Feb 5, 2018
Japanese · Online

Penny Z. Jan 31, 2018
Japanese · Online

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!

Bob B. Jan 31, 2018
Japanese · Online

Just finished another fantastic lesson. She really knows how to make the class lively and meaningful.

Thank you Jinko Sensei.

Kate H. Jan 26, 2018
Japanese · Online

Tong S. Jan 22, 2018
Japanese · Online

Tong S. Jan 22, 2018
Japanese · Online

Alyssa Jan 11, 2018
Japanese · Online

Penny Z. Jan 10, 2018
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Jan 10, 2018
Japanese · Online

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).

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Irene G. Jan 3, 2018
Japanese · Online

Bob B. Dec 20, 2017
Japanese · Online

We had fun. Jinko really knows how to adapt the subject matter to make each class interesting and meaningful.

Sha Nov 29, 2017
Japanese · Online

Dolores Derksen Oct 25, 2017
Japanese · Online

Alek J. Oct 2, 2017
Japanese · Online

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

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Max Sep 21, 2017
Japanese · Online

Great first lesson, thanks!

Alek J. Sep 14, 2017
Japanese · Online

Very understanding and super useful, greatly improved my Japanese every lesson!

Sandy Sep 6, 2017
Japanese · Online

I like her lesson! : )

Debbie Aug 4, 2017
Japanese · Online

Roger L. Jul 10, 2017
Japanese · Online

Gabriel B. Jun 26, 2017
Japanese · Online

it was great

Bob B. Jun 16, 2017
Japanese · Online

Dear Sir/Madame:
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.

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Gabriel Jun 14, 2017
Japanese · Online

Great first lesson, looking forward to many more!!!!

David Jun 12, 2017
Japanese · Online

Sneha K. Jun 12, 2017
Japanese · Online

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.

Sha May 10, 2017
Japanese · Online

Miranda G. Apr 26, 2017
Japanese · Online

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! (:

Alyssa Apr 21, 2017
Japanese · Online

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. =)

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Delcio Feb 24, 2017
Japanese · Online

Stephen Feb 7, 2017
Japanese · Online

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.

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Bob B. Feb 1, 2017
Japanese · Online

Dear Sir/Madame,

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.

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Casey Dec 21, 2016
Japanese · In studio

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.

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Kevin Dec 1, 2016
Japanese · In studio

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.

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Rita Nov 23, 2016
Japanese · In home

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!

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Alainna Nov 16, 2016
Japanese · In home

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.

ありがとうございます!

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Stevie Nov 13, 2016
Japanese · In studio

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.

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Nichelle Nov 12, 2016
Japanese · In studio

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.

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Carrie Nov 12, 2016
Japanese · In studio

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.

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Lesson Details

Japanese

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I am a native speaker and former school teacher in Japan. Learning is fun-that's my motto. When you achieve your goals, you enjoy a feeling of accomplishment, right? I want to help you to achieve your goals. My lesson starts from finding what students really need to learn. Understanding student is the key to success. I am very strong in teaching proper Japanese, including reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji with fun way. Also, casual, informal, practical Japanese too.

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Experience

Teacher
Apr 2012 - Present

Private Japanese Language School

Tutor
Sep 2011 - Present

At home

Japanese instructor
Aug 2011 - Present

Community College

Teacher
Apr 1990 - Sep 2001

Public school in Japan


Education

B.A. in Education
Apr 1986 - Mar 1990

Utsunomiya Daigaku


Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Japanese

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certifications

AE E-Teacher Content Based Instruction MOOC Badge
Mar 2019

Canvas Network

This course will provide participants the foundation necessary for future decision-making in the area of CBI, especially in balancing language and subject matter learning in their individual contexts.
Teacher's certification
Mar 1990

Ministry of Education


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