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Masaki K.
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Do you want to understand your favorite anime show, movies or Japanese culture better? Do you want to learn to crack jokes in Japanese and win any crowd over? Would you like to do business in Japan and need someone who can not only teach you the language, but cultural differences and etiquette so you can win over any client? Japanese and English are polar opposites in many ways. Sentence structures are upside down. English is written horizontally left to right, but traditional Japanese is written vertically right to left. Communicating can be difficult when what can be spoken directly in English has to be said in more subtle ways in Japanese, and this miscommunication can cause relationships to break down. My passion is to help people cross cultural barriers and make new friends. Learning a new language can build confidence and expand your mind in ways you never thought possible! One of the signs that you have truly mastered a language is to understand the humor. I can break down and explain jokes and humor to the point where you’ll be captivating a crowd. I want to build you up, not only in your speaking, listening, reading and writing ability, but in your confidence, because I believe confidence and charisma is the foundation for communication. I have also trained in acting and script analysis so I like to use movies and TV shows to teach language in a fun and interactive way. Let me help you master Japanese!
About Masaki K.

About me. I was born in Fukuoka, Japan and moved to the US when I was 18. I studied ESL then got a degree in marketing and worked in Real Estate and Finance for many years. I learned English from scratch when I moved to California and am now completely fluent in English, so much so that people can’t believe I’m not from here. My work takes me back and forth between Japan and the US, and I am so grateful to have a deep understanding of both the Japanese and Western way of life and be able to celebrate the two.


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He is animated, fun and creates a positive teaching atmosphere. His lessons are designed for a beginner and tailored to my student.

Posted May 10, 2021
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When trying to find a tutor, I did a lot of research and ended up picking Masaki as my teacher. I definitely made the right choice because he's great! I like how he stresses the importance of the fundamentals, including the correct pronunciation. His goal isn't just for your Japanese to be "good enough", he wants to make it so that you sound like a native speaker. He doesn't hesitate to correct me, but in a very kind way. I've booked 1-hour lessons with him, but because I learn so much in every class so far, the time always feels so short.

Posted Apr 19, 2021
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Very kind and engaging!

Posted Dec 12, 2020
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Consultant, Actor, Musician
Feb 2007 - Present
Silver Tree International
Real Estate and Finance
Jan 2000 - Jan 2007
Silver Tree Corporation
Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing
Jan 1996 - Dec 1999
California State University
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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