Hello! My name is Wakana. I am an energetic yet patient native Japanese teacher with many years of experience teaching Japanese. My motto is to provide a learning experience that is enjoyable and encourages students to learn more. I understand how frustrating it can be to learn a language as a second or third language. I also believe that tailoring a lesson to an individual student's diverse interests, needs, and goals is essential because we all have a different learning style. I respect each student’s learning style and create a lesson plan accordingly. I am a firm believer in the importance of repetition in mastering a language and making learning steps enjoyable. Help and knowledge will be provided in all areas. Please ask me any questions** that you have/have had over the years. (**related to Japanese such as grammar, formality, nuance in the language as well as Japanese culture, current trends, or anything!) Please contact me for more information or if you have any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to hearing from you! Doumo arigatougozaimasu. どうもありがとうございます。
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2009
Teaches ages 8+
Has background check
Amazing teacher, focus is not on memorizing words, but rather on the building blocks of the language and how to put words and ideas together. Lessons are tailored to the needs of the student, and both informative and enjoyable. It's been over 6 months now and I couldn't ask for a better teacher to help me progress in the Japanese language.
Wakana is very friendly and engaging. She made everything simple and clear. She is an amazing teacher! Highly recommended.
I LOVE ❤️ our time together and left her feeling happy. Her energy is refreshing ✨️ and inspiring. Time flies when having fun!