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.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2013
Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing
Teaches ages 12+
Speaks English, Japanese
Has background check
Awesome and engaging!! I am very pleased with my 8year old sons progress, (writing, speaking and recognition), with Masaki as his Japanese language teacher!! Masaki took the time to get to know why he was interested in learning the Japanese language and his goals and has built a great learning plan from there!! Masaki also will share about himself and Japanese cultures as it comes up or fits into the lessons.
Really bad experience. I came to learn Japanese seriously while the teacher just spent the first 10min trying to talk about himself and asking me personal questions. When I asked him what his plan is for the class, he threatened me I can change another teacher and he does not want to teach. Pretty condescending attitude it seems to me.
He is animated, fun and creates a positive teaching atmosphere. His lessons are designed for a beginner and tailored to my student.