Kenji Luis Taniguchi

Kenji Luis T.

Indianapolis, IN

About Kenji Luis T.

Kenji Luis teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: August 2006
Last sign in: Today

Overview

I grew up speaking English, Portuguese & Japanese in a multilingual family and from a young age developed a strong affinity & penchant for languages. I attended an English-Portuguese Bilingual school through 6th grade and studied Japanese 4 years in high school, along with weekend Japanese school classes. In college I went on to major in International Relations & Diplomacy with a concentration in French studies, also honing my Spanish that I had picked up along the way (with Romance Languages, I have a very easy time of language absorption). I've gone on to work for international companies wherein my language skills have been highly sought after, translating & communicating often in all my language strengths.

Experience

Global Export Sales Assistant
Jun 2009 - Aug 2011
Nishimoto Trading Company

Maintaining communication primarily with customer accounts in Central & South America, receiving orders & processing visa documents for large shipments. Also, creating & proofreading foreign labeling for all items being sold abroad.

Spanish Tutor
Jan 2006 - May 2008
Private Tutoring

Japanese Tutor
Sep 1999 - Jun 2003
Private Tutor

Education

International Business
Aug 2009 - May 2011
California State University - Fullerton
International Relations & Diplomacy (French)
Aug 2005 - May 2009
Seton Hall University - Whitehead School of Diplomacy (New Jersey)

Languages Spoken

French
Professional Proficiency
Japanese
Professional Proficiency
Portuguese
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Japanese National Honors Society
Mar 2003
The Japan Foundation

34 Reviews on Kenji Luis T.

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valentina Feb 9, 2017
Verified Student · French · Online
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Mohammed Feb 1, 2017
Verified Student · French · Online
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JD T. Jan 30, 2017
Verified Student · Portuguese · Online
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Vinay K. Jan 26, 2017
Verified Student · Portuguese · Online
It was a great first class.
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Strong G. Jan 12, 2017
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
Kenji was very sweet and my first lesson ever.
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Lindsey Nov 17, 2016
Verified Student · French · Online
Kenji was beyond patient,kind, and intelligent. Can't wait for all the lessons to come!
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Chase Oct 21, 2016
· Japanese · In home
Kenji does a Great job of Teaching on a personal Level, I have a disability with learning languages. he teaches with respect and helps me get past my Huge Learning Curve.
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Karla M. Oct 17, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
Kenji is a very understanding and kind instructor. I am a coma survivor and lost a lot of what Spanish I had learned. He is helping me to access and telling me ways to learn to speak, as I understand so much more than I thought. I now have a good direction on how to get back some of my skills and to become a fluent speaker some time.
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Karla M. Sep 26, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
I love having Kenji teaching me to speak and practice more difficult Spanish. He makes me feel like I can do it. He is patient with my limitations in terms of a mild hearing loss. He provides information for me that I am actually able to read almost 70 percent of and understand. He helps me with sentence structure and verbs as we talk in Spanish. He keeps us focused on task with learning. He is the first Spanish teacher and I have had 8 different ones in immersion courses in Mexico, that I feel may really help me to learn. I need to do more on my part, as I have lost a lot of basic vocabulary and verb tenses and that will be my goal...He is a 5 star instructor.....
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Karla Sep 26, 2016
· Spanish · Online
Kenji is very sweet, patient, and kind. He is a joy to have as an. Instructor......
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