Taro Taguchi

Taro T.

Washington, DC

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As someone who has successfully learned English, I can guide you through your learning process to take your English to the next level. Everyone has different points to work on such as speaking, accent reduction, reading and writing. I will identify your sticking points and help you overcome your challenges with the English language.
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Taro delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2015

Hi. I'm a native Japanese speaker from Kobe. I was born and raised there and speak both standard Japanese and Kobe dialect. I'm an expert at bringing one's overall language level from the beginner to intermediate. I will assist you more with English first if you're a beginner and gradually transition to using only Japanese as you get closer to an intermediate level.


Associate Advisor
Feb 2013 - Present
MZ Capital Management

Fee-only independent financial advisor. Advised clients on investment, wealth preservation, and tax mitigation.

Media Strategist
Apr 2015 - Sep 2015
Mentora College

Created audio-visual content which presented the English as second language school in Washington D.C. Established new partnerships with organizations in Japan and Colombia.

Research Associate
Aug 2012 - Nov 2012
Inter-American Dialogue

Helped construct an annual scorecard on Remittance Service Providers (RSPs) which increased the transparency of the money transfer industry. Gathered data on RSPs’ presence and payment points in Latin America and South East Asia.


M.A. in International Affairs
Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
American University
B.A. in Political Science
Aug 2007 - Dec 2009
Tulane University


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Series 65
Nov 2016
The North American Securities Administrators Associations

Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination


Graduate Research Conference Winner
Nov 2012
American University
Distinguished Scholars Award
Aug 2007
Tulane University

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14 Reviews

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David H. Nov 28, 2018
Japanese · Online

First lesson far exceeded expectations. Can`t wait for lesson 2.

Alva L. Oct 13, 2018
Japanese · Online

I have been taking Japanese lessons with Taro Sensei for about 5 months. He is a very patient and organized instructor. He designs the teaching material based on my specific level and goals. I enjoy the fun conversation with him during every lesson. My Japanese skill has improved gradually as time goes by. Thank you Taro Sensei.

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Reagan Aug 8, 2018
Japanese · Online

Taguchi Sensei has helped improve my Japanese tremendously! Not only is he able to accommodate my sometimes crazy schedule, but he's very patient while learning, will go in-depth on topics I don't quite understand and will provide exercises for me on those topics. He's personal, so we use real-time situations from my life to practice with (describing my day at work, where my cats are, what I ate, etc.)

When I visted Japan this year, I owe it to him that I was able to have the amazing experiences I did. Because of him, I was able to understand the language, the culture, and have the confidence in speaking with locals.

I appriciate all the help and encourgaement that he's provided.

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Jermaine Jun 25, 2018
Japanese · Online

Taro is a great Japanese instructor! He’s constantly analyzing and reevaluating the best possible learning methods for each particular student. I’ve only taken 3 lessons so far but I’m quite confident in his ability to help me reach fluency in Japanese, so long as I am patient and disciplined 🤔😅

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Theo Jun 23, 2018
Japanese · Online

Taro is amazing! Just finished 5 lessons and I feel great about my Japanese. I will be signing up for more!
Taro is very positive and polite. He knows how to challenge me but at the same time keeps me motivated.
I highly recommend Taro to anyone who wants to learn Japanese!
Thank you!

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H.H Mar 18, 2018
Japanese · Online

Taro is a great teacher. Rather than simply expecting rote memorization, he uses practical applications to help you learn and understand the material.

Gabriel Freitas Dec 21, 2017
Japanese · Online

Taro is a very nice helpful and professional Sensei

Highly recommended.

Shell Dec 2, 2017
Japanese · In studio

Mr. Taro is a marvelous teacher! He is very patient and kind. He works hard to tailor his lessons to your need. His lessons encompass speaking, reading, and writing. It doesn’t matter if you are new to Japanese or already have foundational conversational skills, Mr. Taro can help your Japanese skills reach the next level!

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Douglas M. Nov 14, 2017
Japanese · Online

Taro Taguchi is a fantastic teacher. He is highly knowledgeable, prepared, and always willing to help throughout the week. Along with being expedient in his responses, he is always capable of answering any questions clearly and concisely. I would recommend him to anyone looking to learn Japanese. Happy to rate him 5 stars, and would give more if I could!

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Eva Oct 11, 2017
Japanese · In studio

I really enjoy these lessons! English is my second language so I was little bit afraid of studying Japanese but Taro is helping me so much. His way of teaching is pretty nice and comfortable. I couldn't imagine that I can enjoy lessons as much as I do right now. However, Japanese is interesting and amazing language and I think this is great way how to learn it. Thank you so much!

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Jim Jun 16, 2017
Japanese · In home

Taro was very good and knowledgeable teacher. As a native speaker he provided a lot of helpful insights.

Kaz Jun 9, 2017
ESL · Online

He teaches me eagerly, friendly, kindly and calmly. When I can't understand, he explains with English and Japanese. It's very helpful for me. I recommend to try taking his lesson.

Robin May 19, 2017
Japanese · In studio

Taro is a great instructor! I am learning so much.

Efe F. Mar 3, 2015
Japanese · In home

Thank you for teaching me! I went to Japan last summer and I've been studying Japanese for my next trip. Taro has been helping me improve my Japanese. He speaks very clearly and he is really patient. He's a great teacher as well as a great individual.

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