- Teaches students:
- and Ages 8+
- Teaching since:
- November 2014
Hi! I’m Sara and I’m a Japanese American bilingual actress. If you’re a fan of indie films, you may know me as the Japanese speaking waitress in East Side Sushi (winner of 12 Film Festival awards), and if you’re a Sacramento local, you may know me from the many Elk Grove Automall commercials on tv and radio, or from the short documentary, A Neighborhood Lost: Sacramento’s Japantown.
My first name in Japanese is the kanji character, 更, which loosely translates to mean new and more. And how perfect it is! I love learning new things and that’s one of the reasons why I love acting. With each role I’m learning something new and even when I do play the same role, like Prince Escalus in Romeo and Juliet (twice!), there’s always more to learn and new things to discover in the character when revisited.
I've been acting since the 5th grade and received my B.A in theatre arts from Earlham College and have been working professionally for the past 5 years.
I work individually with my students to help them achieve their goals. Whether acting is a career or a passionate hobby for you, we'll work together to achieve your goals through monologues, scenes, and copy (for voice over).
Worked at two Junior High Schools and over 40 Elementary schools as an assistant and occasional primary English teacher. Also translated English to Japanese and Japanese to English texts for schools as well as for city hall.
Great class as always. I would take more classes with her. Definitely an excellent teacher!
Thank you so Much! Your input and your constructive feedback allowed me to find more layers for this Scene. Thank you !!!
Great Class. She took the time to read the scene before class and she was so good at telling me the improvement areas and gave me a guide for me to be able to find choices by my self. Great Class!!!
Very good Class!
Look forward for next class
Sara keep the lessons interesting and challenging. She is fun to work with and stays positive. I look forward to every lesson and what I'm learning is helping me in other areas of my life.
Very Clear. She knows what she is talking. Gave me clear homework and good research references. Very Good. Thank you!!!!
Very nice and patient. We worked on comedy pieces, and I learned a great deal from her.
She relly good at helping me out with what should I do
She was very nice and kind. And I loved all of the techniques that she provided for my son. It helped him a lot
Lauren enjoyed the lesson and felt that she learned a lot. Looking forward to the next one!
She is good techer. Bout hear lessons is not actev 😔. And she tech like 123in japanes then at the same leson she go and tech smoothing als in japanes than she go bake for 123 so she is so confuse. She could be bater than that. Thank you.
An amazing teacher, and she helps so much with self confidence!
Sara is a wonderful teacher. She teaches my daughter Japanese for preparing for her upcoming Japan trip. My daughter didn't want to take the lesson at the beginning. But, after one class, she wants to have more lesson with her. We look forward to more future lessons with her.+ Read More
She is not only knowledgeable but is polite and has a great feeling of low or no judgement (which is what you need if you are starting out). I am most satisfied with her as my instructor as she recognizes bad form and corrects it with respect and tact.
Wonderful teacher! Lessons move at a good pace and she makes the lessons very enjoyable. I look forward to learning with her in the future!
She was a great teacher. She compliment you a lot and she never focused on the negatives.
Excellent lesson. I got a lot out of it.
Ms. Sara is a wonderful instructor. She's very encouraging, friendly and I really appreciate how understanding she is, too. The pacing of my lessons is just quick enough that I'm comfortable learning new things and I never feel forced to learn harder things sooner than I need. I really enjoy having her as my sensei and I hope that I can continue learning under her more in the future.+ Read More