- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
I have been in U.S.A for 10 years already, though…
Since I'm a Japanese, bunch of people have asked me to teach and I always helped them when I have time.
I even took a Japanese class to learn how people study the language in college class, I can help people in college class method.
I also have materials that help you to improve writing and reading.
I know reading and writing are tough. But step by step, you definitely master those!
Let's talk what you want to know and why are you interested in the language. Maybe because of Anime? Comic? or even some pop music? I can easily find those media to help you.
Class start from talking about what you like, who you are. Speak as much as you can or write in English then translate it into Japanese.
If you have no clue in writing, I give you materials to study "Hiragana' and "Katakana." if you are already comfortable of those letters, I'll move on to easy "kanji."
We will talk about grammar based on what you speak/write in the beginning of the class. I'll give you simple homework at the end of class which you can turn in anytime you want then I correct mistakes and then return it to you.
You are encouraged to have a scanner/printer in order to submit/download handouts. Even if you don't have a scanner/printer, it's fine but you may have to wait till next week to get my feedback.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- July 1996
Hello, my name is Kaoru N.
I'm originally from Tokyo Japan and just graduated from Berklee college of music in 2013 as dual major of "Classic Composition" and "Contemporary Writing & Production" major.
Back in my home, I taught Karate to kids since 1996 to 2001.
I have tutored Japanese language and guitar, sometime even Karate to whoever interested in those things. I hope you are the next one who I can teach.
I have very good materials for learning Japanese and guitar that I use in my coaching all the time.
Let's start from figuring out what's your goal so I can help you out to achieve the goal.
Kaoru was a very thorough and patient instructor, helping me pronounce and write hirgana which I thought would be extremely challenging. Kaoru is a great instructor, highly recommended!
A very encouraging and knowledgable teacher. I would definitely recommend!
He Is a kind, and experienced instructor. Feel lucky I selected him😊
He Is a kind, experienced instructor. Feel lucky I selected him😊
I would recommend Kaoru to anyone who is interested in learning Japanese as a beginner. His professional approach makes you involve in the learning process.
Great instructor. Was always on time. Makes it very easy to understand the material being covered. Speaks perfectly clear English and is very attentive and polite.
Our daughter loves her lessons with Kaoru! She usually is excited to show us what she learned. Exactly what our daughter needs right now to build her confidence in herself. Thank you, Kaoru!
Kaoru is an excellent teacher and very fun to work with!
Kaoru was great!
Kaoru is very attentive and thorough instructor. He matches my pace of learning and moves me forward in my skills. I feel motivated when I get home to practice and do the homework. Definitely would recommend him as a teacher!
My son enjoys his guitar lessons with Kaoru.
Kaoru makes it easy and exciting to learn. Looking forward to more lessons!
My son looks forward to his lesson with Kaoru every week.
Just had my first lesson and Kaoru was very knowledgable, patient and had the chops to back it up.
Can't wait for my next lesson, thanks!
Ben really enjoyed meeting and working with Kaoru. He is eager to share what he learned and to finish his work sheets. Thank you Kaoru!
First lesson was very nice! He was very precise and made sure I knew what I was doing. Very good teacher! Anyone looking to get into learning Japanese, I highly recommend Kaoru!
Kaoru has been a great Japanese teacher. I am taking the classes online with a friend of mine and the best part is that we were able to work it out with Kaoru and we have been able to take it together. He is a very funny person and he tries his best at explaining and making the class enjoyable. After taking a couple of classes with him I have been able to start reading and have a better understanding of language. I would recommend anybody who is planning to take Japanese lessons to take it with Kaoru.+ Read More
I have been taking Japanese lessons with Kaoru for three months now and I feel like I have already learned so much. Now when I listen to Japanese shows or music I am able to pick up a couple of phrases here and there that in the past I would not have been able to know unless I had subtitles. It shows me that I really am learning something from taking these classes with Kaoru.
The best part of having Kaoru as a teacher is that he is a native Japanese speaker and his english is just as good as his japanese. Also, I like the fact that he is flexible for the most part when it comes to choosing class hours or rescheduling. I also like that he is open to listening to ideas you have in order to make your lessons and learning more productive and more effective.
Kaoru is the best teacher I've had so far! He is very knowledgeable and full of experience. I am still a beginner and he is very patient with me.
You won't regret taking lessons with him.