Nina Mann

Nina M.

Troy, MI

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Experienced Japanese tutor available for eager students who are new to Japanese or want to strengthen their skills! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of grammar, cultural understanding and essential vocabulary. I specialize in every day Japanese, typically use the Genki books, and also have audio, movie/show clips, workbooks and other valuable resources available to use during lessons.
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Nina teaches



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

Teaching since:
May 2010

Hi! My name is Nina and I am an Oakland University graduate with a B.A. in Japanese, a minor in Studio Art and extensive study in American Sign Language (ASL) and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL).

I have tutored at the YMCA, college students in Japanese and Sign Language at the Oakland University Tutoring Center and am currently tutoring ESL/EFL with the Oakland Literacy Council. I have also taught privately for 5+ years and received tutor certifications from both OU and OLC.

I am very patient and understanding of different learning styles/paces, skilled at making personalized lessons/curriculums, flexible, fun and give extra exercises/practice in difficult topics. When tutoring, I use mixed methods to help a student learn such as reading, writing, listening exercises, quizzes, conversation practice, and cultural education.

If you would be interested in lessons, I would be very happy to speak with you! Please reach out to me anytime!

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Japanese Language and Literature
Sep 2009 - Apr 2014
Oakland University


American Sign Language
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

9 Reviews

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Logan P. Feb 12, 2018
Japanese · Online

Sol Oct 26, 2017
Japanese · Online

Nina has great communication skills and knows just how to present the material. She has the patience and is a great motivator. Works well around my busy schedule. I am looking forward to more learning :)

Ryan D. Oct 6, 2017
Japanese · In studio

Great first lesson! Looking forward to more.

Marlandis Fielding Oct 2, 2017
Japanese · In studio

She is an amazing instructor who works at your pace. Extremely knowledgeable and has an answer for every question you may have.

Robert Aug 7, 2017
Japanese · In studio

Patience and has a great personality, she tries to accommodate her students as much as possible.

Logan P. Aug 3, 2017
Japanese · Online

Nina offers an affable and helpful learning experience.

Logan P. Jul 27, 2017
Japanese · Online

Logan Jul 26, 2017
Japanese · Online

Nina was able to convince me learning online can be just as easy as learning in person.

Robert Sharkey Jul 25, 2017
Japanese · In home

Great teacher, she moves at my pace and adapts to my knowledge. Also a very charming personality, I find myself eager for Monday's.

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