Taro Taguchi

Taro T.

Washington, DC
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I'm a native Japanese speaker educated in leading universities in the United States. I will tailor your lessons to your specific needs for real-life uses. You will receive customized homework such as reading material and speaking practices to start improving your Japanese immediately.
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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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9 Reviews

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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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