Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate
I have taught Japanese to college students and adults, using beginning Japanese textbooks, and I am most comfortable teaching high school/college students and adults.
I can also teach conversational Japanese and/or customize the lesson to meet each student’s particular goals and needs.
Send me a message to find out if we are a good match!
About Rie T.
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!
Speaks Japanese, English
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Master's in Library and Information Studies from University of California, Berkeley
Extremely fun and informative first lesson! Looking forward to more!
Rie-san is an amazing Japanese Language teacher. She has many good tips on learning Japanese language. I will definitely continue taking lessons from Rie-san
I really enjoyed meeting and starting to work with Rie-san. I think we’ll work well together.
I've enjoyed working with Rie 先生. My boyfriend and I have an upcoming trip to Japan and these lessons help me to be more confident in being able to navigate around. I enjoy the feedback because it not only highlights what I can improve on, but it also shows there are concepts I'm actually retaining. Learning Japanese feels natural with her! ありがとうございます!Show More
She is amazing! The first lesson was very constructive and it was very easy to find what level I was at and what I needed to practice.
She is a very good teacher
She made us feel like we could really learn Japanese
Rie makes sure you understand what you're learning and even occasionally teaches you some fun facts. She is very clear in explaining and describing how to pronounce them. Overall, if you're looking for a Japanese teacher, I'd say Rie is a good choice.Show More
First lesson was great! Shes nice, patient and funny, looking forward to our next lesson.
Rie sensei is simply the best language teacher I've ever had. Do yourself a favor and take lessons from her.
Rie Is a great teacher! Very nice and patient, she’s always willing to answer any questions I have and let’s me know if I’m doing a good job and what I need to work on. I get along well with her and she’s easy to talk to, which is a plus. I always feel like I have trouble communicating with people so to meet a teacher who makes having conversations much easier is great! It helps me feel more confident in asking questions and speaking Japanese.Show More
Extremely clear, helpful, and offered plentiful positive reinforcement. Rie is certainly delightful.
This was my first lesson with Rie. She was very kind, personable, and patient. She took her time to see where I need the most assistance and worked with me from there. I look forward to our future lessons.
Just finished my first lesson. Rie先生 was wonderfully helpful and truly cares about her students. I am at an intermediate level of Japanese in college and she was able to assist me with the topics I was learning. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who needs some help learning Japanese!Show More
Awesome! The best. She genuinely cares about her students. You should definitely take lessons from her.
She is awesome! You should definitely take lessons from her. She is very concerned about teaching her students.
I just completed my first lesson with Rie and she was fantastic. I look forward to my future classes with her.
First lesson was great ! I am looking forward to continuing
I just finished my very first lesson and it was GREAT! Rie is patient and very much supportive. Thank you!
She was well prepared and her instruction was excellent.
Excellent first lesson!
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!!
What an incredible teacher! So patient, kind, and always willing to help me work on my Japanese.
Amazing teacher!! Patient and caring with my kids! Totally recommend.
Brighton High School (Brighton Central School District)
United States Information Service, US Embassy, Tokyo
University of California, Berkeley
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Eiken Foundation of Japan