Kyoko Blanchard

Kyoko B.

Orlando, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
こんにちは! I'm a native speaker if Japanese. I've been tutoring Japanese for 10+ years in Japan and the U.S. I love talking about cultures, anime, traveling, hobby, etc. I'd love to hear what your goals are and customize my lessons. :) Let's get started! 一緒に勉強しましょう!

About Kyoko B.

My name is Kyoko. I am a native speaker of Japanese, born and raised in Japan. (As you might guess, my name came from the beautiful city of Kyoto.)

I moved to the U.S. in 2005, and I'm in Orlando raising three bilingual children. :)

When I was in college in Osaka, Japan, I started helping a lot of exchange students with their Japanese. Since then, teaching Japanese has been my passion. I enjoy explaining the grammar until my students fully understand it.

I love photography, crafts, watching anime, and traveling. I'd love to talk to you about all kinds of things. :)

For beginner students, I usually use Genki textbooks and workbooks. I do expect my students to memorize vocabulary and do some workbook/review on their own time outside of our lessons. It is ideal for students to memorize Hiragana and Katakana.

いっしょにべんきょうしましょう!

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Patrick M.
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great lesson, excellent instructor

Posted Nov 3, 2020
Patrick M.
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excellent instructor

Posted Oct 27, 2020
Diana S.
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Kyoko is thorough, knowledgeable, articulate, patient, kind, and has a wonderful sense of humor. She helped me go further than I thought I would in just 10 weeks! I am a beginner, but Kyoko clearly has the knowledge to teach all levels. I enjoyed my time with her and highly recommend her to anyone wishing to learn Japanese or improve on their current skills!

Posted Sep 24, 2020
Kayla L.
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My 14 year old daughter is enjoying her Japanese lessons from Kyoko and has learned a lot. This has been a great experience so far. Keeping my daughter busy and interested especially during these challenging times.

Posted Jul 9, 2020
giulliana
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👍😊

Posted Jul 7, 2020
Camryn
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My daughter is really enjoying her Japanese lessons. We are so lucky to have found Kyoto. She is a great teacher and keeps my kiddo motivated. Thank you!

Posted Jun 29, 2020
Clay
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Kyoko is intelligent, enthusiastic, committed and highly professional. On top of that is an incredibly nice person, which makes a real difference! It's also a great advantage that she speaks perfect English. I could not recommend her more highly!

Posted Jun 22, 2020
Miranda G.
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Best Japanese teacher I've ever had! I have definitely understood & learned more in our few lessons than I have before with a past teacher with a lot more lessons. Goes at your pace, is very helpful & encouraging. I highly recommend Kyoko(:

Posted Jun 9, 2020
Dominique F.
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Posted Mar 5, 2020
Hartley
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Wow, I want to give ***** 6 Stars! If you are wanting to learn Japanese, then Kyoko is the perfect teacher that anyone could ask for!
I felt embarrassed to seek help to learn Japanese, because after many years of living in Tokyo for my work, I only knew a few small communicating words here and there... arigato, genki etc... and the writing, well that was 'impossible' to read for me!!
Kyoko was very understanding and made me feel completely comfortable about learning the Japanese language from the beginning. At almost 40 years old and trying to push my brain into learning something new, this was challenging and made me nervous at times. But Kyoko is an amazing teacher and when I finished a lesson with her, I was so proud with what I had accomplished and she made me feel empowered and more driven. I can now understand words in hirigana!! It is amazing to me.
I thank Kyoko so much for her help and support with the lessons we had together :) I will do my best.

Posted Sep 25, 2019
Annie W.
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Good instructor

Posted Jun 20, 2019
Chad
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Kyoko has been an amazing Japanese teacher to my 8 year old daughter. Her lessons are customized to what the student wants or needs to learn. Most importantly she listens and gives great advice for improving your skills. Kyoko is a great teacher who truly cares about your progress. I’ve tried other teachers and my daughter and me like Kyoko the best by far. So much so, she has been my daughter’s teacher for over 3 years.

Kyoko is extremely knowledgeable and is authentically Japanese born and raised in Japan but has lived in the U.S. for awhile now and is natively fluent in English for parents who may not understand Japanese. Her communication and timeliness are amazing! I’d recommend her to any of my friends and family - and have.

Posted May 15, 2019

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Experience

Freelance Japanese Translater
Jan 2004 - Jan 2017

Freelance

Translated various documents and games from English to Japanese.

Quality Rater (Japanese)
Jun 2006 - Jun 2007

Google

Contract work with Google. Went through search queries and rated the webpages in Japanese according to their guideline.

English Tutor
Jun 2003 - Jun 2005

WillSquare (Osaka)

Taught English to Japanese kids and adults.

Education

Bachelor's degree in English linguistics
Apr 1999 - Mar 2003

Kansai Gaidai University (Osaka)

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

ACTFL Japanese proficiency test
Mar 2018

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Writing - Superior Speaking - Advanced High

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