Satoru Funaki

Satoru F.

Burlingame, CA

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Satoru delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18 to 60

Teaching since:
January 2015

Hi, there! My name is Satoru and I moved San Fransisco Bay Area since 2013 from Tokyo, Japan. In Tokyo, I was a marketing specialist over 15 years at global IT companies. After moving here, I have belonged to Japanese - English Toastmasters club and the club includes various people, like business people, students, teachers, artists and so on. Because of my marketing professional experience, I realize that I'm good at teaching business Japanese with it's culture and common knowledge. In addition, I know how to make effective communicate on business without missing key points. I'm an easy going and optimistic person and my teaching style is focusing simple way and encouraging. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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International Business Consultant
Jun 2014 - Present

Marketing and New Business Development Consultant, over fifteen-year marketing background at international IT companies in Japan. Broad range of product and solution marketing expertise, with extensive experience developing Go-To- Market Strategies. Expertise includes:

- Strategy Planning and Target Market Identification
- New Product Launches
- Channel Development
- Technical Alliance Management
- Web-based Relationship Marketing
- PR Activities
- Brand Management
- Excellent Working Relationships with International Teams

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Policy Sciences
Apr 1993 - Mar 1997
Chuo University


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

5 Reviews

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Kathleen Corcoran Aug 28, 2017
Japanese · Online

Satoru is very thorough in his explanations and helped me improve not just my grammar and vocabulary but word usage and understanding of behavioral expectations. I have been studying Japanese for work, so Satoru's insights into Japanese business culture and expectations has been invaluable for me and for my company. He has answered questions even outside of lesson times and helped me translate several documents into Japanese for company usage. On top of all that, he still manages to keep lessons enjoyable and interesting.

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David Jun 7, 2017
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Kathleen Sep 13, 2016
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Satoru really challenges me, particularly in the areas I am weakest in. My brain is getting a real workout, and it's a great experience. He structures his lessons around my goals and really keeps me focused on them. His lessons are a lot of fun.

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