Naoko Goto Araya

Naoko G.

Ithaca, NY
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Naoko delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 80

Teaching since:
January 2012

Hello! My name is Naoko, a native Japanese. I am friendly and enthusiastic teacher.
I moved to New York in 2010 and have been teaching Japanese as a private tutor for 5 years.
The reason why I became a Japanese teacher is for telling everyone learning Japanese, "Japan is very modern country" and "Japanese food makes you healthy" . Most of Japanese don't wear kimono everyday usually, there is no samurai. It is not 100 years ago. And It is said that Japanese food prevent overweight according to a theory of dietary therapy on traditional Chinese medicine. I would be happy to have casual talk about Japan without worries about grammar mistake or sound error.
I have many students from the beginner to advanced level with the age group between 3 to 65 years old.
Recently, I started new class ; teaching to Japanese children who currently live in the U.S. for catching up with Japanese school curriculum in Japan.
I really enjoy my work and the interaction with people from all over the world.
So, If you
・Need help with assignments or resume
・Are having trouble with grammar or unknown expressions
・Have unknown expressions
・Would like help improving your pronunciation
・Want to practice speaking Japanese more
・Want me to correct your Japanese
I can help you!
Specially I focus on strengthen speaking skill with correct pronounce and grammar.
I support you that you can speak correct Japanese naturally also can express your opinion with reading newspaper articles.
I am happy to help your learning through Takelessons. com.
See you soon!

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Private Japanese Teacher
Jan 2012 - Present
Ithaca Online

Private tutoring to beginner-advanced level students in local area.


B.A. Humanities English and American Literature
Apr 1996 - Mar 2000
University of Matsuyama


Professional Proficiency


The Advanced Japanese Teaching Traning Course
Jan 2013
The World Japanese Language Centre

Japan Ministry of Education Secretarial Skill Proficiency Test 2nd Grade
Apr 2006
Japan Ministry of Education

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2 Reviews

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Jody Mar 13, 2018
Japanese · Online

I am so happy that I am able to continue my Japanese language study with Naoko. She is always happy and helpful, answering all of my questions and giving me the right amount of push to continue learning, and the right amount of support so I don't get frustrated. I recommend her to anyone looking for a native Japanese speaker who wants to take their learning to the next level.

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Nick Mar 7, 2018
Japanese ·

Naoko-san has been a great teacher. In my experience, she is very devoted to helping her students. She is very helpful with answering questions about Japanese language and culture. She covers grammar, penmanship, pronunciation, conversation, culture, and more and truly seems to enjoy teaching. She is always happy to help me with anything I need instruction with regarding Japanese. Her lessons do a good job of introducing grammar and vocabulary, and she is very patient and helpful when her students have trouble with pronunciation or grammar. I am very thankful to have found a teacher as great as Naoko-san. ありがとうございます、先生!

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