Sayaka Prestia

Sayaka P.

Forest Hills, NY

Lesson Details



Sayaka delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
April 2013

My name is Sayaka and I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. I've been a Japanese teacher, an English teacher, a professional translator and interpreter for corporations and love to teach my native language and culture to aspiring students like you! I'm also a certified fitness instructor and passionate about guiding people towards a healthier lifestyle by providing safe, effective and enjoyable exercises.

I have a BA in Journalism, am ACE certified in fitness, CPR/AED certified by American Heart Association. I'm well prepared, patient and attentive to help my students make progress at each lesson. I look forward to meeting you and guiding you to a journey of new learning!


Sep 1989 - May 1994
Eastern Michigan University


Japanese, English
Fluent / Native Proficiency


May 2017
American Heart Association

I have life saving knowledge and skills in CPR/AED to quickly respond to a cardiac arrest emergency.

Fitness Instructor
May 2016
American Council on Exercise


2014 NPC Figure Division Short Class 1st Place
May 2014
NPC Grand Rapids Championships
2014 NPC Mid-Michigan Figure Masters 2nd Place
Apr 2014
NPC Mid-Michigan Championships
2014 NPC Figure Masters 1st Place
Mar 2014
NPC Kalamazoo Championships

2 Reviews

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Zunairah S. Aug 7, 2017
Japanese · In home

Sayaka is an excellent teacher. She made my daughter very comfortable and relaxed while engaging her in fun way to learn. My daughter is already looking forward to the next lesson!

Jared Jun 12, 2017
Japanese · In studio

Sayaka is an absolutely great teacher! She is friendly, professional, always prepared and genuinely cares. I completely and wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone interested in learning Japanese!

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