Rie Takashima

Rie T.

Rochester, NY
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Rie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14+

Teaching since:

Born and raised in Japan, I moved to the United States in the 80's to pursue the goal of obtaining a library degree. Fast forward almost 30 years, I now live in Western New York, working in a local school district.
In the past 30 years, I have worked as a librarian, an English instructor in Japan, and a school administrative assistant. I have also taught Japanese to college students and adults in my free time, and when I become an empty nester this summer, would love to dedicate more time teaching the language and customs of my native country. I can help you with homework, conversational Japanese, and more - just contact me and we can find out if we are a good match!


Attendance Clerk
Jan 2007 - Present
Brighton High School (Brighton Central School District)

Apr 1993 - Jan 1997
United States Information Service, US Embassy, Tokyo


Master's in Library and Information Studies
Aug 1986 - May 1988
University of California, Berkeley
BA in International Relations
Apr 1982 - Mar 1986
Tsuda College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Eiken (Test in Practical English Proficiency) Grade 1
Jun 1994
Eiken Foundation of Japan

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3 Reviews

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Leah Apr 19, 2018
Japanese · In home

Rie did a great job teaching my kids Japanese. She’s loving, caring and my kids were excited to see her every week! I strongly recommend Rie! Love her!!

Jose Apr 19, 2018
Japanese · In studio

What an incredible teacher! So patient, kind, and always willing to help me work on my Japanese.

Sara Apr 19, 2018
Japanese · In studio

Amazing teacher!! Patient and caring with my kids! Totally recommend.

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