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Masaki K.
Teaches Online
Learn Japanese from a native speaker.
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.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2013

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

Speaks

Speaks English, Japanese

Speaks

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Avatar of the tutor
Masaki K.
Teaches Online
Learn Japanese from a native speaker.
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.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2013

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

Speaks

Speaks English, Japanese

Speaks

Has background check

Instructor details
Japanese
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Teaches Online
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$60
45 minutes
$75
60 minutes
$90
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First 3 lessons
$30
Group Lessons
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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.

Posted Mar 9, 2022
Online

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.

Posted Dec 11, 2021
Online

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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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
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Japanese
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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Instructor details
Japanese
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$60
45 minutes
$75
60 minutes
$90
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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