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Mona S.

56 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Awarded Young Artist Competition Winner from Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mona S.

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I'm a first generation half-Japanese American currently living in Boston, MA! I spent my childhood surrounded by Japanese language and culture, followed by 7 years of formal language training, culminating in a Japanese language minor at the University of Washington. My thesis focused on the manifestation of gender in Japanese performing arts.

Growing up bilingual, I understand the difficulty of trying to juggle two languages! Whether you want to learn a new language, or simply want to brush up on your Japanese skills, I am always happy to be of help! Lessons include reading, writing, listening, translating literature, and speaking (polite, casual, and formal styles). I use the Genki and Tobira books and also like to introduce students to classic and modern Japanese literature as a way to enhance the students’ cultural knowledge. I welcome beginning and intermediate Japanese students!

About Mona

I'm an active flutist and Japanese enthusiast currently living in Boston, MA! I hold degrees in Flute Performance from New England Conservatory and the University of Washington, and recently completed my Fulbright year at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. I believe that learning music shou

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Olena
She is patient, kind, and very knowledgeable. I have been studying Japanese with her for 2 years and she has helped me learn a lot.
Brynn M.
Fantastic, friendly, responsive!
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Jinko H.

170 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jinko H.

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I am a native speaker and former school teacher in Japan. Learning is fun-that's my motto. When you achieve your goals, you enjoy a feeling of accomplishment, right? I want to help you to achieve your goals. My lesson starts from finding what students really need to learn. Understanding student is the key to success. I am very strong in teaching proper Japanese, including reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji with fun way. Also, casual, informal, practical Japanese too.

About Jinko

Hello! I will open up my morning time since it's a very difficult time for most of the people and lots of school is closed until this coronavirus pandemics ends. Also, I accept temporally students who need extra help while you can't go to school. 補習校の生徒さんも大歓迎です。小学生、中学生ならどの教科も教えられます。Please note, I

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Bob B.
Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your lesson and instruction that focused on grammar points previously presented. I am also grateful to you for the exchange of everyday international/cross-cultural items.

I look forward to our next class.

Hiroshi
Bob B.
Jinko Sensei,

Thank you for your class and for sharing your perspectives and insights to help me better understand Japanese culture.

I am also grateful to you for providing me with the website for kanji study.

See you next time.

Hiroshi

Wakana Y.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Wakana Y.

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I am a Japanese trainer with extensive knowledge in teaching Japanese as a second/third language.

I work closely with my students to identify their goals and objectives and develop tailored lessons for a more effective learning experience.

I believe that you will absorb more effectively when you enjoy learning and you are encouraged to learn!

I teach basic through advanced Japanese.
• Speaking, listening, reading, writing, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji
• Conversational Japanese: casual/polite/formal
• Real-life applications to Japanese life and culture
• Nuance in Japanese
• Japanese way of thinking, trends, custom, traditional and contemporary Japanese culture

About Wakana

Hello! My name is Wakana. I am an energetic yet very patient native Japanese with many years of experience in teaching Japanese. My motto is to provide a learning experience while having fun and being encouraged to learn more. I understand how frustrated it can be when one learns a language as

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Jennifer
My japanese level is intermediate, but I have difficulty listening and speaking. I was too nervous trying not to mess up or not to sound rude. She made it possible for me to carry on conversation without being awkward. She is engaging and her teaching method is effective. I would recommend her 100%.
Perry
She has a great grasp of Japanese culture and teaches relevant and important words and phrases to assist with learning Japanese and its culture. She understands all aspects of language and grammar, as well as cultural insights. She is fun to listen to and enthusiastic. I would recommend her 100%.
Justin
Wakana is very encouraging and fun to learn with. Practicing Japanese with her is actually the best part of my week because I love learning Japanese and she is truly an amazing teacher and amazing person to be around. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a Japanese instructor.

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Mitch H.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Speaks Spanish, Japanese
  • BS: Business Administration from California State University, Stanislaus
  • Teaches Beginner
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Mitch H.

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With over 8 years experience in tutoring, I have learned what methods work and those that don’t. I’m upbeat, patient, easy going, empathetic, and generally well-liked by others. I’m very good at adapting to different learning styles and have a knack for eliciting the best out of my students through motivation and positive reinforcement.

Throughout university, and after, I mentored many students with great results. In addition to academics I helped them get the most out of their college experience. Everyone I helped benefited greatly, and one runs a very successful consulting business.

I recently returned from spending 2 years in Japan. My current level is JLPT N4.

About Mitch

Whether you're completely lost, just need a little help, or need some test/note taking tips I can be very helpful. My patient, easy going, and positive mindset is very conducive to creating a great learning atmosphere. I can also be very useful to those that aren't motivated, I have a knack for fin

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Naoko G.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Naoko G.

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My lessons are full of originality and are designed to match your level and meet your goals and range from pre-intermediate to advanced levels.

◆30-minute lesson: Speaking practice plus one activity from listening, reading, or grammar, idioms your choice. For young ages 8-15, please choose this 30-minute lesson.
This class is set for pre-intermediate level and young students (under age 15)
We will focus on vocabulary, grammar first, and using that grammar to practice making short sentences.

◆45-minute lesson: All in one comprehensive lesson with 15-20 minutes speaking plus listening and reading, new vocabulary and grammar.
This class is for the middle and advanced levels of students.
We will work together to strengthen your vocabulary, listening, and reading skills. Also, students write composition homework every time, and we correct mistakes together in the next lesson. Advanced level students discuss one or two news articles or themes that you decide and the classes are

About Naoko

Hi, everyone! I am Naoko. I live in upstate New York since 2010 and have been teaching Japanese online and in-person in this local area. I worked at a trading company and a wedding agency before moving to the U.S. So I can help businessmen and women who are trying to apply for job opportunities in

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Rex
Naoko help prepare detail and practical lessons, which help me learn Japanese in a very structure way, and as fast as I could!
Greg J.
Very professional and very good teacher. I am looking forward to learning Japanese with her.
Cassie

Yuko K.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
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Yuko K.

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I was born and raised in Japan. Learning second language is sometimes frustrating. I will explain Japanese with cultural background so you can understand better. I have taught from 5 years old to college students. I can do both teaching and toutering. Any age is welcome!!!

About Yuko

I was born and graduated college in Japan. After I worked there several years, I decided to come to the US to study more. As a piano teacher, I specialize for beginners. When you start playing, everybody realizes that your fingers don’t move as fast as you want to which is very normal. We are

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Madeline
I am very pleased with my first lesson! Yuko's method of instruction made it easy for me to catch on to patterns and to notice similarities to English and other languages. I am excited about how far I can go with her instruction.
Jessica
Yuko is very kind and patient. She is also very knowledgeable and explains everything in such a great way my 13 year old enjoyed her class very much.
Marcellin
My son really loved Yuko who replaced his previous teacher who is no longer with Takelessons. He knows how to play some kids songs already. But after their lesson, there is this an instant motivation to learn deeper.
He is now having learning with Yuko.

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"This is 3rd lesson but I am already improved many things. Thanks"
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Thoroughly enjoyed my first lesson with Mona! She speaks clear and makes it easy to understand the context of the lesson."
Niko
Took Japanese lessons from Mona S.
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"Our youngest daughter absolutely loves the Japanese culture and language… She also has autism… We couldn’t have asked for a more patient and prepared instructor than May.We are lucky to have found her!"
Egan
Took Japanese lessons from May G.
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"My son enjoys the classes with Oyamada. He is amazing! My son is learning Japanese, and he is eager to improve every class."
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Really thorough, great lesson! Can’t wait to keep going 😊"
Sunnie
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Rie is an amazing teacher! Today was my first lesson and I have already learned so much from her. I am excited for our future lessons! :)"
Angelica
Took Japanese lessons from Rie T.
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"First lesson in the book, she’s great! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to study!"
Tim Farrell
Took Japanese lessons from Hikaru I.
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"She made us feel like we could really learn Japanese"
Suan
Took Japanese lessons from Rie T.
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"Rie is nice and friendly. Though I had only one class with her, I could tell she is a very experienced Japanese teacher. I feel lucky having her as my teacher."
Vivienne
Took Japanese lessons from Rie T.
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