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Rie T.
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Improve Your Japanese: Engaging Lessons with a Native Japanese Tutor
Maximize your Japanese learning with a native speaker with years of teaching experience! I tailor my lessons to each student's learning style, her/his needs and goals. I use Genki 1 and 2 textbooks and workbooks with most of my beginner to intermediate level students, unless other textbooks and/or learning resources are requested. During the lesson, my focus is generally on the grammar explanations and practice, as well as reading, and speaking practice. Homework is assigned after each lesson, and students are expected to work independently on vocabulary building, unless otherwise requested. I encourage all of my students to contact me between lessons if they have any questions, and I will try to answer them within 24 hours. I am currently accepting students ages 16 and up. I am looking forward to meeting you! ❗️Cancellation, reschedule and late policy ❗️ 1. Lesson cancellation and rescheduling must be requested at least 8 hours before the scheduled lesson starts. Without an 8-hour notice, you will be charged for the lesson, regardless of the reasons. 2. If you cannot attend your lessons for two or more consecutive weeks, your time slot may be given to another student. If you wish to resume lessons with me but your original time slot has been filled, please contact me. 3. If you realize you will be late for your lesson, please contact me as soon as possible by text or email. I will wait until you log in, but I cannot extend the duration of your lesson. No refund will be given for the time you missed. Please remember that by signing up for lessons with me, you will be agreeing to all of the above.
About Rie T.

こんにちは!りえと申します。 Hello! My name is Rie. I have been teaching Japanese since 2010. My past and present students are from many different countries, including the U.S., China, Taiwan, India, Israel, Italy, and Croatia and range from 9 to 75 years old. I have taught students, educators, business professionals, sports professionals, health care providers, artists, military personnel, and many others from all walks of life, and whether it is getting good grades, becoming proficient before their trips to Japan, or simply wanting to learn a new language, I have loved helping them reach their goals. I am an extremely patient and conscientious person and my teaching style is friendly, fun, and flexible. I tailor my lessons to each student's learning style, their needs and goals. I use Genki 1 and 2 textbooks and workbooks with most of my beginner to intermediate level students, unless other textbooks and/or learning resources are requested. During the lesson, my focus is generally on the grammar explanations and practice, as well as reading, and speaking practice. Homework is assigned after each lesson, and students are expected to work independently on vocabulary building, unless otherwise requested. I encourage all of my students to contact me between lessons if they have any questions, and I will try to respond within 24 hours. I am originally from Kure, which is about 20 miles southeast of Hiroshima. I went to Tsuda College in Tokyo and earned a degree in International Relations in 1986. I then moved to the U.S. and earned a master's degree in Library and Information Studies from University of California at Berkeley. I have worked in public, academic, and government libraries in various capacities both in Japan and the U.S. More recently I have worked at a local high school, supporting thousands of high school students and their parents. I am currently accepting students ages 14 and up. I am looking forward to meeting you!

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Avatar of the tutor
Rie T.
Teaches Online
Improve Your Japanese: Engaging Lessons with a Native Japanese Tutor
Maximize your Japanese learning with a native speaker with years of teaching experience! I tailor my lessons to each student's learning style, her/his needs and goals. I use Genki 1 and 2 textbooks and workbooks with most of my beginner to intermediate level students, unless other textbooks and/or learning resources are requested. During the lesson, my focus is generally on the grammar explanations and practice, as well as reading, and speaking practice. Homework is assigned after each lesson, and students are expected to work independently on vocabulary building, unless otherwise requested. I encourage all of my students to contact me between lessons if they have any questions, and I will try to answer them within 24 hours. I am currently accepting students ages 16 and up. I am looking forward to meeting you! ❗️Cancellation, reschedule and late policy ❗️ 1. Lesson cancellation and rescheduling must be requested at least 8 hours before the scheduled lesson starts. Without an 8-hour notice, you will be charged for the lesson, regardless of the reasons. 2. If you cannot attend your lessons for two or more consecutive weeks, your time slot may be given to another student. If you wish to resume lessons with me but your original time slot has been filled, please contact me. 3. If you realize you will be late for your lesson, please contact me as soon as possible by text or email. I will wait until you log in, but I cannot extend the duration of your lesson. No refund will be given for the time you missed. Please remember that by signing up for lessons with me, you will be agreeing to all of the above.
About Rie T.

こんにちは!りえと申します。 Hello! My name is Rie. I have been teaching Japanese since 2010. My past and present students are from many different countries, including the U.S., China, Taiwan, India, Israel, Italy, and Croatia and range from 9 to 75 years old. I have taught students, educators, business professionals, sports professionals, health care providers, artists, military personnel, and many others from all walks of life, and whether it is getting good grades, becoming proficient before their trips to Japan, or simply wanting to learn a new language, I have loved helping them reach their goals. I am an extremely patient and conscientious person and my teaching style is friendly, fun, and flexible. I tailor my lessons to each student's learning style, their needs and goals. I use Genki 1 and 2 textbooks and workbooks with most of my beginner to intermediate level students, unless other textbooks and/or learning resources are requested. During the lesson, my focus is generally on the grammar explanations and practice, as well as reading, and speaking practice. Homework is assigned after each lesson, and students are expected to work independently on vocabulary building, unless otherwise requested. I encourage all of my students to contact me between lessons if they have any questions, and I will try to respond within 24 hours. I am originally from Kure, which is about 20 miles southeast of Hiroshima. I went to Tsuda College in Tokyo and earned a degree in International Relations in 1986. I then moved to the U.S. and earned a master's degree in Library and Information Studies from University of California at Berkeley. I have worked in public, academic, and government libraries in various capacities both in Japan and the U.S. More recently I have worked at a local high school, supporting thousands of high school students and their parents. I am currently accepting students ages 14 and up. I am looking forward to meeting you!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 2010

Education

Master's in Library and Information Studies

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 14+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks Japanese, English

Speaks {{languages}}

Has background check

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I cannot believe I haven’t written a review before this. I’ve been learning with Rie for almost two years now, and it’s been a wonderful experience. Homework is manageable on top of my classes and her teaching style reminds me of a classroom. I chose to study under Rie because I knew that she was someone whose teaching would hold me accountable to continue progressing. I can say happily that was a great choice and I could not have picked a better instructor.

Posted Jan 9, 2022
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Rie is truly a wonderful teacher of the Japanese language. My daughter thoroughly enjoys her lessons with her

Posted Nov 10, 2021
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I’ve been studying Japanese off and on for almost 20 years. I had reached an upper intermediate level but I wanted to take my ability to a higher level so I started looking for a Japanese tutor. I feel really lucky to have found Rie. She’s a cool person who’s fun to work with. She’s patient and flexible and she always explains things in a way that is easy to understand. She’s as invested in my Japanese learning as I am and it’s hard to place a value on that kind of support and partnership. She also has good textbooks for people at more advanced levels. Without a doubt, my Japanese has improved more in the time I’ve been working with Rie than it has at any other time in all the years I’ve been studying it. If you’re an intermediate or advanced learner of Japanese and you’re looking to improve, Rie can absolutely help you. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Posted Oct 20, 2021
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Private Japanese Instructor
Jan 2010 - Present
Self-Employed
I tailor my lessons to each student's learning style, their needs and goals. I use Genki 1 and 2 textbooks and workbooks with most of my beginner to intermediate level students, unless other textbooks and/or learning resources are requested. During the lesson, my focus is generally on the grammar explanations and practice, as well as reading, and speaking practice. Homework is assigned after each lesson, and students are expected to work independently on vocabulary building, unless otherwise requested. I encourage all of my students to contact me between lessons if they have any questions, and I will try to answer them within 24 hours.
Secretary
Jan 2007 - Jun 2019
Brighton Central School District (Rochester, NY)
Librarian
Apr 1994 - Jan 1997
United States Information Service, US Embassy, Tokyo
Library Assistant
Aug 1991 - Jul 1993
Berkeley Public Library
English Instructor
Jan 1990 - Apr 1991
AEON Corporation
Assistant Librarian
Jun 1988 - Jun 1989
University of California, Los Angeles, East Asian Library
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 (Tokyo, Japan)
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Japanese
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Eiken (Test in Practical English Proficiency) Grade 1
Jun 1994
Eiken Foundation of Japan
Teacher License (English, Social Studies)
Feb 1986
Ministry of Education, Japan

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Pricing
30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$55
60 minutes
$70
75 minutes
$85
90 minutes
$100
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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