Kana Lopez

Kana L.

Hayward, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I was born and raised in Japan, so I am fluent in Japanese, but at the same time I can speak well English since I have been learning English for more than 10 years and my father is from the U.S. So we can communicate smoothly and you will not be bored or frustrated either. I have been tutoring Japanese and ESL at my university for several years so I have knowledge of tutoring as well. I will teach in an enjoyable way! Let's have a fun and learn Japanese!

About Kana L.

Hi! Thank you for visiting my profile.
I am originally from Japan, and moved here five years ago.
My father is American and I have been learning English for more than 10 years, so I can speak both English and Japanese.
I graduated from UcC Berkeley majored in Linguistics, minored in Education, and currently, I am doing my master's in Speech Pathology.
I have been teaching Japanese for 3 years now, and I also have tutored at my previous colleges for 3 years.

Japanese: I'm teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced conversation. Not only what is written in text books but words that we actually use in Japan and real Japanese conversation day to day.
I can also teach to pass JPLT, basic business Japanese including some formats of writing a letter and documents.

ESL: mostly, I teach writing but I do reading, listening and speaking too. I've been hearing English since I was born so can pronounce words correctly but I know the pain of learning another language and how people usually struggle.

Message me if you want to learn from expert of learning other languages! I know four different languages:)


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17 Reviews
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Working with Kana Sensei is such a wonderful learning experience! I highly, highly recommend her as a tutor!

Posted Mar 25, 2019
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Posted Oct 12, 2018
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I've only had one lesson so far, and so far I'm certain I made the right decision! I look forward to sharing more about working with Kana in future reviews.

Posted Aug 30, 2018
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Posted Aug 30, 2018
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I studied Japanese with Kana for almost a year and a half. In that time, she took me from knowing absolutely nothing to being a proficient beginner level speaker. I can now read Hiragana/Katakana every day, have a solid grasp of the different counters and number system, as well as conjugation of u/ru verbs and adjectives and various sentence forms.

Kana was always very patient and never made me feel awkward or uncomfortable. She was willing to go as fast or as slow as I liked and always had the answers to my questions. She was always fun to work with and has become like a friend to me over the time I've studied with her. Highly recommend!

Posted Dec 27, 2017
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Kana is very personable and a great teacher of Japanese!

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Ace C.
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Great teacher. She's patient with students and I can tell she has a lot of experience teaching Japanese. Highly recommended.

Posted Aug 17, 2016
Tatiana A.
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My daughter really loved it. Thank you!

Posted Jun 9, 2016
Miranda K.
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Kana is very nice, and will explain the sounds so that it's easier to pronounce. Absolutely loved my first class.

Posted May 24, 2016
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After completing three hour long lessons, it's fair to say that I have enjoyed my tutoring with her. She doesn't let things become boring, and helps out with anything you need. Very friendly person as well, so easy to let loose with her. Very good teacher and can't wait to learn more with her

Posted Apr 11, 2016
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Kana is a great instructor! She is great at explaining concepts and has been tremendously helpful.

Posted Mar 30, 2016
Beverly M.
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fun! I felt very comfortable. The pace was perfect. Thanks, can't wait for our next lesson.

Posted Mar 9, 2016
Glenn M.
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Kana does a great job of explaining lessons in detail. She is patient and always happy to answer any questions and help with difficult sentence structures.

Posted Feb 27, 2016
Lori Bernard
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Kana is an excellent teacher. She is easy to talk to and very flexible. I am learning a great deal. Even more and more quickly than I expected.

Posted Feb 23, 2016
Justin Patricio
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If you want to learn everything from Katakana, Haragana, Kanji, sentence structure, and pronunciation this is a must have instructor! Don't be fooled by here minimal reviews. She is a very thorough instructor.

Posted Feb 22, 2016
Robert M.
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私は果菜さんに師事。それはとても素敵でした。私の日本語は良くなっています。それでも、やることがたくさんがあります。いきましょう! ^_^

(I studied with Kana. It was very nice. My Japanese is getting better. Still, there are a lot of things to do. Let's do it! ^_^)

Posted Feb 21, 2016
Robert C.
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Really enjoyed my lesson with Kana. I expected to go into the lesson lost and confused but she made everything so clear. I now have a better understanding of the language and I can't wait to continue the lessons

Posted Oct 6, 2015

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Japanese Tutor
Sep 2016 - Dec 2017

UC Berkeley

• Provide private instruction to individuals and small groups of students to improve their language skills for academic performance and occupational purposes. • Utilize multiple teaching strategies for students of all ability levels • Ensure effective and positive communication with the students

Tutoring on Campus
Sep 2014 - May 2015

Sierra College

• Participate in training and developing sessions to improve tutoring practices and learn new tutoring techniques • Assist students in acquiring better understanding of targeted weak areas within a subject or a subject and how to strengthen them


Speech Pathology- M.S
Aug 2018 - Present

CSU East Bay

Linguistics- B.A
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017

UC Berkeley



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certified Local Education Travel Coordinator 2015-2016
Oct 2015

Department of United States of America

Certified College Reading and Learning Association International Tutor
Feb 2015

Sierra College


Carrera-Joffe Foundation Scholarship Award
May 2015

Carrera-Joffe Foundation

Placer Division of California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Award
May 2015

Placer Division of California Retired Teachers Association

International Award
Dec 2014

Sierra College

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