Sumie Koopman

Sumie K.

Olympia, WA

About Sumie K.

Background check: Last verified 08/12/2016
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Sumie teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: July 2016
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I am born and raised in Japan, Worked at japanese credit card company and also international preschool and kindergarten teacher. I taught japanese as volunteer. I have experience doing interpreter. Please Feel free to let me know what are you interested about Japan,such as culture, history, business,Anime, food and place you would like to visit. Japanese has a lots of interested historical background to a lots of things. I would love to arrange my lesson based on your curiosity and I would love to share with you my experience and knowledge! Also if you are interested in to do grope lesson with your friends or family member I can also do grope lesson for you.
And I also can prepare lesson material and homework.
Feel free to contact me and ask me any questions.よろしくお願い致します。

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Welcome to my Japanese lesson page!

Languages Spoken

Japanese, English

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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10 Reviews on Sumie K.

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Kristin H. Nov 13, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
My 13 year old son has been taking online lessons with Sumie for a few weeks now and really loves it. She is kind, caring, energetic, organized, and a great motivator. She always sends us material ahead of time and tailors it towards my son's interests. Sumie is punctual and makes time in her week whenever things need to change. She is very quick to respond when we send her messages. She really seems like she cares about teaching Japanese. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Daniel Oct 10, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
My first learning session was spectacular. She is not only helping me to learn the Japanese language, she is also teaching me about Japanese culture and history, while explaining how those factors relate to the fundamentals of Japanese language (written, read, and spoken).

She is a wonderful sensei, and i would highly recommend her to anyone.
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John Oct 9, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
We had a great first lesson. We can't wait for next week!
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Amanda C. Oct 7, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
I finished my first lesson last night and it was amazing! She gave me a call before the first lesson and explained a lot. I really like her teaching style and I like that she teaches about the culture too! I definitely recommend her for everyone.
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Lincoln Sep 28, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
My son just had his first lesson with Sumie and he loved it.
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Nelson M. Sep 16, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Just had my first class with Sumie. I had some computer troubles and she offered other alternatives to begin the class. I found her to be extremely helpful, polite, and nice. I learned a lot about Japan and the language in the first session and so far am very satisfied with her methods of teaching.
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Maggie D. Sep 15, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Just had my first lesson! I'm super excited and pleased with her teaching! She goes into details and explains how and why things are the way they are. i really recommend her and i look forward to the rest of my lessons!
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Anh Sep 10, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Her Japaneses' stories are very interesting and Sumie sensei is also very cute and nice. Arigatou gozaimasu sensei - ojigi.
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Erin G. Aug 24, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
Sumie is a great teacher! I have really appreciated the structure, challenge, and cultural insight she has brought to my lessons.

To give just a few examples, Sumie took the time to understand my goals and interests on a preparatory call before I even had my first lesson. In addition, she helped me prepare by structuring homework that targeted these goals and shaped her lesson plan to help me work towards my objectives in a way that suits my personality and schedule. Knowing my interest in Japanese culture, she has even included mini 'history lessons' on the etymology of Japanese works to help me remember them. This is truly personalised teaching!

I couldn't recommend Sumie highly enough.
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Patricia Aug 11, 2016
Japanese · Online
Verified Student
I just had my first class with Sumie-Sensei and she is great! She prepared a class based in my needs and made me my own lesson material, the class went by so fast!
Arigato sensei!
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