Sumie Koopman

Sumie K.

Olympia, WA

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Sumie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
July 2016

I am born and raised in Japan, I moved to United to State in 2016. I have been teaching Japanese over a year now through Takelessons. And it has been great experience and amazing journey with the students.
My work back ground worked at Japanese credit card company when I was lived in Japan as customer represented, which enable to gain knowledge of business and economy in Japan, and I was a international preschool and kindergarten teacher for several years . 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. Japan has lots of interesting historical background as well as language is very related to the culture. 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 arrange grope lesson in need.
And I also can prepare lesson materials and homework you wish.
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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Japanese, English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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Welcome to my Japanese lesson page!

Okinawa, Japan This is where I grow up.

Yasukuni Jinjya  Tokyo Japan
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14 Reviews

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Gary H. Jan 30, 2017
Japanese · Online

Sumie san is great to work with. In the first lesson and our introductory conversation, she worked to assess my level of experience and adjusted her lesson accordingly. Very helpful and communicative and fun to work with.

Kinley Lange Jan 27, 2017
Japanese · Online

Knowledgeable, pleasant, organized, articulate, punctual. .

Wayne Jan 21, 2017
Japanese · Online

Very knowledgeable on the subject, goes above and beyond for her students.

Melissa M. Dec 21, 2016
Japanese · Online

Sumie Sensei is great! She truly wants her students to succeed and tailors lessons to meet your needs. I am excited to continue learning with her.

Kristin H. Nov 13, 2016
Japanese · Online

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

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

We had a great first lesson. We can't wait for next week!

Amanda C. Oct 7, 2016
Japanese · Online

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.

Lincoln Sep 28, 2016
Japanese · Online

My son just had his first lesson with Sumie and he loved it.

Nelson M. Sep 16, 2016
Japanese · Online

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

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!

Anh Sep 10, 2016
Japanese · Online

Her Japaneses' stories are very interesting and Sumie sensei is also very cute and nice. Arigatou gozaimasu sensei - ojigi.

Erin G. Aug 24, 2016
Japanese · Online

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

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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