About Aili あいり L.
My name is YURI:).
I was born in Tokyo and BA Psychology major at University in Tokyo.
After working as a secretary in Nihonbashi Tokyo, moved to Tampa, Florida to learn English. I still keep in touch with my roommates who taught me in English. Now it's my turn to teach Japanese!!
Anyway, after living in Tampa, I moved to Houston Texas to studied TOEFL to enter Photography school in Santa Barbara, CA. My dreams come true !!
I went back to Japan, and worked as a chief photographer.
Two years of my experience, I moved to Hawaii. I shot more than ( I don't know how many couples and families I shot...) couple hundreds people for 17 years.
I am here in St. Louis to teach Japanese now!!
Very casual style and whatever you feel like to talk, I am so happy to share my time!!
Teaches students 5 to 80
Teaching since 2018
Sensi-Yuri is amazing! I never thought learning a foreign language could be so easy and fun. Thank you!
Best teacher I’ve ever had! Mahalo!
Very easy going and love to learn from you.
She is awesome. Thank you for being my sensei.
She is super patient and very articulate such that I have gain much love for the Japanese culture and of course the language. Her lessons are not only very interesting but she also brings much person experience and passion to her work. Thank you so much for being a great teacher. My son also appreciates all you’ve done to help him become a more fluent Japanese speaker.Show More
Yuri was really helpful and friendly !!
My first lesson with Yuri was great! She really took the time to get to know me which really helped me feel relaxed and comfortable. I can’t wait to continue working with her and keep learning !!
I really like to learn Japanese now!
Yuri is patient and provide clear instructions!
Brooks Institute of Photography
Fluent / Native Proficiency