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Toshi M.
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Mastering Japanese With A Native Japanese Experienced Certified Coach! Speak Like A Native Japanese!
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💖💖 Special Offer!! First lesson for 50% off for New Student or 3 for $30/30min lesson. Limited time offer! Don't miss out!! 💖🌟I am a Los Angeles US-based certified veteran NATIVE Japanese language instructor/coach/mentor with over 18 years of experience. I teach people of all ages from all over the world, through online platforms. Anyone who knows me knows that I am an enthusiastic teacher and serious when it comes to Japanese language matters. Manners ARE part of the Japanese language. I will teach you Japanese manners first. I’m living in Calabasas, Los Angeles (in the Valley) CA, USA for more than 28 years. (PST). So that’s why, I laterally speak “Volley girl English” Sounds so so good, right? Ha lol J/K 😆 Currently, I have students from the USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Türkiye, and Japan. ✅ I have worked with veterans, police officer, MLB professional athletes (MVP 2010), Hollywood film editors, producers, actors, actresses, TV presenters, filmmakers, voice actresses, professional makeup artists, Facebook account managers, Taco Bell managers, investors, realtors, doctors, lawyers, karate teachers, professors, American college and elementary, middle, high school students, mothers, single fathers, etc (See below’s photo section) 🌎🪐UPDATE: TakeLessons Acquired by Microsoft. I'm a part of the Microsoft family. 🌏🪐 🌟 I am also working on a project through Google, since 2013. It's a data collection project that leads to the betterment of Google products for voice search capabilities in their Google. Google has chosen me to record, translate, and transcribe for these projects within the Japanese division! ⭐️ I don't just teach the Japanese language, I also teach the true meaning of Japanese spirit and soul and the right mindset, the right attitude. Such as: 1. Respect for human beings 2. Benevolence 3. Rectitude 4. Honor 5. Honesty/Sincerely 6. Loyalty 7. Politeness/Propriety 8. Courage 9. Alertness/Awareness 10. Clear Mind 11. Emotional balance 12. Japanese manners, etiquette, customs, cultures. 💜 One on One PRIVATE online lessons or GROUP online lessons. Learn from anywhere and from any country! 💜GROUP discount available for more than 3 people. TakeLessons requires all group lesson students to sign up and purchase their lessons separately. Do you want to take a trip to Japan with your family? Is your business or company involved with Japanese customers or suppliers? Test prep? Is it your dream to work for a Japanese company in the future? Do you want to understand Japanese animé or movies? Or Interest in the Japanese language and culture? Do you want to speak, read, and write Japanese? 🌈 I know this is just a lesson you’ve been waiting for. I’m teaching you tricks and secrets that you probably didn't learn in your textbooks and normal traditional Japanese classroom. 1: Develop your Japanese speaking skills like a native. 2: During my class, learn the full set of real natural Japanese, anime words, polite forms, speaking, and listening, reading, and writing training. 3: My class meets you where you are and pushes your skills to new levels. 4: The Art of Listening and Mimicking. New skills for Japanese language Pitch, Tone. 5: Breaking Bad Habits and Psychology. 6: Speaking With real feeling and Emotion. 7: Finding Confidence as a Japanese speaker. 8: How To Improve Faster like a native Japanese speaker. (Includes writing, reading, hiragana, katakana, kanji) ⭐️ Learn through a step-by-step curriculum ⭐️ Drastically improve your Japanese skills through complete Japanese sessions. ⭐️ It's an unforgettable learning experience designed to level you up. ⭐️ All Levels: Beginner or advanced, this class will level you up. ⭐️ This isn’t your typical “online course”. It’s a fully immersive learning experience. Look at the “Reviews” on why students love this class. Thousands of students have leveled up! 🗝 15 Weeks Commitment 🗝 ⭐️AN IMMERSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE ⭐️Become a better Japanese speaker in 15 weeks. ⭐️15 WEEKS. PERFECTLY STRUCTURED. Learn through a step-by-step curriculum SPEAK JAPANESE LIKE A NATIVE WITH COACH TOSHI 💚 Provided Materials 💚 CLASS included: Japanese syllables sounds, Kanji understanding, Kanji strokes systems, grammar, vocabularies, writing, reading, speaking, sentence structures, slang, rough, casual, polite forms, verbs, business Japanese, learning cultures, manners, etiquettes, rules, business manners, society, etc. 💘 Coach Toshi may occasionally answer questions and give feedback. 💘 Ready to level up in 15 weeks? 🚫🚫🚫 15 weeks class is a one-time charge. No cancelations and No refunds are given for 15 weeks of class 🚫🚫🚫 🥊🥊🥊 30 Weeks BOOT CAMP Course!! (If you want to go to work in Japan, SERIOUSLY? Take a 30 Week “Boot Camp Course”. Don’t miss out. It's just like the military training program. You will learn how to show respect, be responsible, humble for superiors and elders, and how to handle, with aspects of a strict Japanese company's business rules, etiquette, society, and manner in a real Japanese way! You will become a new reliable Japanese person. Your mindset and attitude are renewed and changed. Also learn the culture, ready to work for a Japanese company in Japan)🚴🏻‍♀️ ⭐️ In any important decision, there are four key elements to success for the Japanese language: 1: KNOWLEDGE 2: ACTION 3: SUPPORT 4: REFLECTION ⭐️ I want to teach you to do - to employ these four key elements to empower you to step into your potential... and into your future. Level up in speaking. Are you ready?
About Toshi M.

Welcome! 😃👋🏻 My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. 🌟 One on One Lessons via Online ( Zoom) (Group Lessons available for more than 3 people.) Takelessons.com requires all group lesson students to sign up and purchase for their lessons separately. ⚠️Please read my entire page including the Cancellation, reschedule, and late policy carefully before purchasing lessons⚠️ 🌟 I teach basic through advanced Japanese. Conversation, Speaking, Writing, Reading, Hearing, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji (symbols), Grammar, Vocabulary. All level of JLPT ( N5, N4, N3, N2, N1) AP Japanese Language and culture, Accent Reduction For the Japanese Language. Accent Neutralization course. Business Japanese, Japanese Word beautification, Gender differences in spoken Japanese, Proper and Casual conversations, Japanese Polite, Humble and honorific language, and Respectful verbs. Animatic expressions, Slangs, Internet Slangs, Shortened Words, English Made in Japan ( Wasei- eigo), Onomatopoeia, Rough Expressions, Verb Conjugation, Interjections, Exclamations, Speech style Japanese, Nowadays the Japanese Language, etc! ㊙️ I Teach Standard Japanese Neutral Accent (With Tokyo Accent) Japan’s every city has dialects. Tokyo is the capital of Japan. Most Television shows, newscasters, radio, etc Japan’s entertainment business-speak standard Tokyo accent. But Today, it is the form taught in schools, used in official communication. Yes, Standard Japanese is the primary language taught in schools and used in all official matters. There is a main distinction between the different Japanese dialects. They are divided into two major types: the Tokyo-type and the Kyoto or Osaka type. As you can probably guess, it is a division based on the northern and the southern dialects. Thus, there are numerous subdivisions shaped in each particular region. So, Japanese people came from southern Japan and northern Japan, their dialects are different. They don't understand their language with each other at all. Then, they have to speak standard Japanese to each other. So I think you should learn standard Japanese with the Tokyo accent not just because I am from Tokyo.I will teach you to real natural standard Japanese with the Tokyo accent. 📚 TEXTBOOK: I usually don't use textbooks, it's because enriching customizes class for all students. but all depend on the student's levels, goals, situations. If you want to learn with textbooks, we can do that, too. ( Cost $5-$30) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My tutoring policy is not just simply to teach the Japanese language as a Japanese. No, I always want to teach students more than the language. If you are interested in the Japanese traditions as well as the language and traditions, then that is a good start for learning. Fun, interest, and enjoyment are the best tools for learning with my tutoring. You will not only be able to speak Japanese, but you will grasp the traits of the Japanese language, traditions, history, culture, and, most importantly, the uniquely Japanese styles of courtesy and customs simultaneously! I teach practical Japanese so you can communicate and exchange proper responses with real Japanese with a sense of natural smooth conversation. My teaching method varies depending on the student's level. 🌟 Are you struggling? Perhaps you went to a Japanese language school, but when you saw Japanese anime or movies you still did not understand? Then you wondered WHY didn't'™t you! After all, you paid so much money for school! Here is the answer: most of the schools are not teaching true and complete Japanese! Yes, they are teaching proper Japanese very well. but it only works for some tests like a JLPT or speaking at work. Limited situations. 🌟 The SECRET is that Japanese people do not speak proper Japanese all the time. They usually speak casual, informal, broken, omitted, slang Japanese when they are talking with friends and family, and also there are gender differences in spoken Japanese! Japanese movies and anime cartoons, manga, are mostly stories of friends and family, NOT stories of formal work. That is why you need to know proper and polite Japanese and casual, informal, broken, omitted, slang Japanese. The Japanese culture and language have customs and orders which you must know and understand completely! I teach both of these structures at the same time. You need to know when and how to change and switch from proper verbs to casual, informal verbs, and then you will begin to understand the Japanese anime and movies, dramas. Then it will help you to enjoy your favorite entertainment! I am very strong in teaching proper Japanese, including reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. If you are only interested in JLPT Training (any level) or AP Japanese Language and Culture, we can certainly work with that. ⭐️ However, I also teach business Japanese, mastering speech styles from polite, humble and honorific, super polite language, and respectful verbs. This is necessary for improving your personal and business relations! I am here to assist you! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, I can tutor you in private lessons on your computer. I give a fun lesson and work to teach the precise and gentle true Japanese way in a friendly and open-minded one-on-one session or group lessons via Zoom. I believe you will find everything you need because I am focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. I will do everything I can to meet your expectations, and with a variety of offerings to choose from, I am sure you will be happy working with me! 🌟 I also teach ORIGAMI (Japanese art of paper folding), Japanese Calligraphy, how to make SUSHI, and how to hold the Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony, How to make healthy Japanese foods. I can give you information about J-POP. anime, drama, and traditional Japanese songs as well. We can have fun with those, too. If you would like to have a lesson once per week or twice per week, let's discuss the possibilities! I do not usually set up a specific 10-hour or 20-hour lesson plan, because it all depends on the student's level. You can let me know if you want to continue or not anytime! Let's go from there! If you have any questions about my tutoring, please feel free to contact me through TakeLessons.com. 🔴 Cancellation, reschedule and late, termination, other policy 🔴 ⚠️ Class cancellations and rescheduling must be done 24 hours in advance before the scheduled lesson. If you do not reach me within 24-hours. you will be charged for the lesson. (You must contact me 24 hours in advance or else you will be charged for the lesson. It does not matter what the reason is.) For example, your lesson schedule is on Tuesday at 2 pm, your cancelation or reschedule deadline is Monday at 1:59 pm. Respect for each other time. ⚠️ You must purchase your lessons 24 hours in advance. If I do not receive your payment within that time frame, TakeLessons will automatically remove you from my calendar. So, make sure every lesson is paid for 24 hours in advance! It's a reserve of my time. For example, your schedule is on Wednesday at 2 pm, your payment deadline is Tuesday at 1:59 pm. If you missed a payment more than three-time, your schedule is removed from my calendar automatically. No longer able to take my class. Please be responsible, reliable and respect for each other’s time. ⚠️ End a session. if a learner becomes inappropriate. However, foul language, threats, wearing an inappropriate outfit, and/or other behaviors that make me uncomfortable or disrespectful behaviors are not tolerated. I will let students know that I will end a session if the behavior continues to be inappropriate, and then follow through if necessary. Extreme behaviors, such as sexual acting out, bad attitude, should immediately result in ending a session. Report to the Takelessons incident in as much detail as possible, immediately after ending the session. You will be terminated without notice. ⚠️ If you cannot make your assigned lesson time for more than two weeks consecutively (for vacation, camp, or for any other reason) I will have to give your lesson time to another student. I work with many students from internationally and have a busy teaching schedule, which means that I cannot afford to hold a time slot with a student that cannot consistently show up for their lesson. If you would start lessons again, I ask that you please chose your preferred day and time from my availability, and then let me know when you want to start again. I will then put you in my schedule. ⚠️ If you are going to be late for your lesson, please contact me by text message before your scheduled class. If you are late 5 minutes or more to class (without prior notice), your lesson will be canceled, and you will be charged for the missed lesson. No refunds are given and you might be terminated from my calendar. 🚫🚫 Please note: if you signed up for lessons with me, you have agreed to my cancellation, reschedule, and termination, late policy. Also, please read The 24 Hour Golden Rule by takelessons.com... http://support.takelessons.com/hc/en-us/articles/202972993-What-is-the-24-Hour-Golden-Rule-

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I met with Toshi-sensei weekly for a year and a half and every single week was a blast. I have never had a 1-on-1 tutor before so I was a bit scared at the start, but he is incredibly friendly and welcoming. We started out with basic conversations and scenarios but soon moved on to grammar, kanji, and more. I will be going to Japan this winter (open borders woo!!!) and spend quite a while by myself. Thanks to Toshi-sensei I feel prepared and comfortable doing this trip. I am going into my first year of university this year minoring in Japanese, all because I had so much fun learning with Toshi-sensei. I couldn't recommend anyone more if you are looking for an excellent Japanese teacher. ありがとうございます!敏先生は一番先生です!

Posted Sep 26, 2022
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I feel very fortunate to have Coach Toshi Morikawa teaching e Japanese. I am very senior and was not sure whether or not this was a foolish undertaking. Coach Toshi has made the process a lot of fun, and to my surprise i find I am able to speak a little Japanese, which the Japanese student staying with me actually understands 😊. I have found Coach Toshi very encouraging and supportive and I really appreciate the lessons that are specifically designed for me. I also enjoy the information he includes with each lesson about the Japanese culture. I can wholeheartedly recommend him as your coach,

Posted Sep 10, 2022
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The lessons are carefully suited for your individual level, which is greatly appreciated. They're also fun, and practical, rather than too conventional. However, depending on your goals, he is open to teach you in various ways. If you want to learn practical conversation, you can do that with him, if you want to learn textbook stuff to pass JLPT etc., you can do that with him too. His investment is clear from things like his videos and careful organization of your personal curriculum. Like any study, you will have to study a lot on your own to reach fluency, but the carefully-tailored guidance is invaluable and very respectable. There are many things I've encountered on my own that I wouldn't be able to understand without being able to ask and talk about them, and I can know if I'm on the right track in general. Be open about what you need and it'll be very helpful.

Posted Sep 9, 2022
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