Marie Johnson

Marie J.

Richardson, TX

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Marie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
August 2013


I graduated from Arizona State University in 2012 with a BA in Japanese Language. I lived in Japan for three years after that teaching English at local Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle Schools.
I grew up in Chiba prefecture near the city of Nagoya, Japan until Middle School where I attended classes with Japanese students. I started re-learning the language in High School and have been studying it for over 12 years now.
I still love the language. I took and passed the JLPT N2 in 2011 and am studying to take N1 next year.

My approach to learning, and teaching Japanese is perhaps a little different from others. Memorization and studying grammar can only get one so far in studying a language, so I emphasize speaking using real-life situations I encountered myself while living there. Kanji is also very important so there will be plenty of writing and reading in my lessons. I also use popular culture to practice common-speak and slang.

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Language Teacher
Aug 2013 - Sep 2015
Saikai City Board of Education

I taught English in Kindergarten, Elementary School and High School and Adults. During this time I learned how to organize lessons and make my own lesson plans. Come up with in class activities and games and teach all ages from 3 years to 80.


Japanese Language and Liturature
Aug 2009 - May 2012
Arizona State University
Music Theory
Aug 2006 - May 2009
University of North Texas


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Japanese-Language Proficiency Test N2
Dec 2012


National Honors Society
Aug 2003

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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Photos & Videos

Streets of Shibuya

Visiting temples in Kyoto

Sunset outside of my apartment in Nagasaki, Japan
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Andre Sep 1, 2016
Japanese · In studio

Greatly enjoyed my session with Marie, she administered great lesson with challenging new aspect of the Japanese language. She also gave and assisted me with homework. Though I still have a long way to go, I picked up a lot of great new information from the lesson and would recommend to anyone looking for a tutor who can help you with your Japanese from beginner to advance.

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