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Maya S.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • MM, Violin from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Maya S.

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Are you interested in learning Japanese but not sure how to start? Have you visited Japan but wished you could speak Japanese more fluently? Do you want to learn Hiragana and Kanji so that you can enjoy Japanese Manga? にほんごをべんきょうしたいですか?

A native of Japan, Maya received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Tokyo University of the Arts (東京芸術大学). During her violin study at the Tokyo University of the Arts, she earned her music teaching certificate for middle and high schools in Japan (中学校及び高等学校教諭専修免許状).

She finished New York Japan Society’s Japanese-language Teacher Training Program (Introductory level) in December 2020, same program with intermediate level in March 2021.

Maya also has 10 years of experience for tutoring Japanese language, offering private lessons to students of all ages. Her Japanese lessons cover everything from vocabulary and grammar, to culture, custom, and fun conversation of course!
For the first time Japanese learner, she uses GENKI textbook (An ...

About Maya

Hi! My name is Maya and I was born in Japan. I graduated from the Juilliard School in 2001 and have been a violinist of New Jersey Symphony since 2007. Did you just pick up the violin for the first time? Have you been working on some pieces but need further help? Are you taking an audition for yo

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Eric J.
My son is very excited about his first session and can’t wait to learn more. Maya is very nice and makes sure to make herself available for her clients.

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Jennifer T.
Maya is an excellent teacher. She is patient and explains things clearly.
Ron
I’ve been learning Japanese with Maya for months now. She is so fun to study with, and her teaching is easy to follow. I totally recommend her!
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

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Learn to speak and read Japanese, have fun, and get considerably better results than you would in a class.

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Explore the methods that make it possible to be conversational within a year.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Rie T.

51 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Rie T.

51 Reviews
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Maximize your Japanese learning with an experienced teacher In and outside of lesson time!

I tailor my lessons to each student's learning style, her/his needs and goals. I use Genki 1 and 2 textbooks and workbooks with most of my beginner to intermediate level students, unless other textbooks and/or learning resources are requested.
During the lesson, my focus is generally on the grammar explanations and practice, as well as reading, and speaking practice. Homework is assigned after each lesson, and students are expected to work independently on vocabulary building, unless otherwise requested.
I encourage all of my students to contact me between lessons if they have any questions, and I will try to answer them within 24 hours.

I am currently accepting students ages 16 and up. I am looking forward to meeting you!

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About Rie

こんにちは!りえと申します。 Hello! My name is Rie. I have been teaching Japanese since 2010. My past and present students are from many different countries, including the U.S., China, Taiwan, India, Israel, Italy, and Croatia and range from 9 to 75 years old. I have taught student

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Robert F.
I’ve been studying Japanese off and on for almost 20 years. I had reached an upper intermediate level but I wanted to take my ability to a higher level so I started looking for a Japanese tutor. I feel really lucky to have found Rie. She’s a cool person who’s fun to work with. She’s patient and flexible and she always explains things in a way that is easy to understand. She’s as invested in my Japanese learning as I am and it’s hard to place a value on that kind of support and partnership. She also has good textbooks for people at more advanced levels. Without a doubt, my Japanese has improved more in the time I’ve been working with Rie than it has at any other time in all the years I’ve been studying it. If you’re an intermediate or advanced learner of Japanese and you’re looking to improve, Rie can absolutely help you. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.
Teddy
Rie's lessons are super comfortable, her explanations are always crystal clear, and she's great at balancing compliments & critiques. 11/10 Highly, highly recommend !
Samantha
Rie is an excellent tutor regardless of your level in the Japanese language! She caters your lessons to your needs and what you would like to focus on. Her teaching style is helpful and relaxed, and she helps make learning fun! I highly recommend her as a tutor.
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Yoshifumi O.

201 Reviews
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Starting at $29
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yoshifumi O.

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🇯🇵 Sale price Now!🇯🇵 初めまして!🎌👇Please check out my students testimonials(Photos&Videos)👇🎍'll create customized classes for you. I'll teach you to SPEAK the language. Lessons are dynamic, fun and give you confidence, incorporating things you like: Japanese Newspaper, Anime, J-POP Music,Movies, current events, and much more. #Student Age15to 75👩👨

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. I have over 28years of teaching Japanese Language experience at my own school in Davie FL that . I have many students from beginner to advanced level. Especially If you like Anime and Japanese movies I am perfect for you.

One-on-one, small groups, company-wide programs, online, in person.

About Yoshifumi

初めまして😊Native Japanese speaker with Education business background, love to teach kids too! Hi. I'm Yoshifumi, born and raised in Tokyo Japan through university graduate education. I have Japanese Language teacher experience in Japan and the USA for 33years. Currently, I live in F

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Jane Carpenter
Very helpful and made sure to know what I was already familiar with! Thank you very much Yoshi san!
Edger
Great first class. Thanks!
Kent
Love that Sensei Yoshifumi is patient, yet rigorous. I've learned so much in just two lessons already because he focuses on the language, correct pronunciation, and encourages integration and practice through daily use.
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Asuka U.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Japanese, English, French(Intermediate)
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
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Asuka U.

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Become comfortable with daily conversational Japanese. I also offer music lesson in Japanese.

About Asuka

“Her exceptional talent will continue to open many doors of opportunity for her in NYC where she continues to thrive as an excellent artist. Subsequently, she is a valuable contribution the opera industry.” The Metropolitan Opera Guild ​“Combination of the Ms. Uchida’s stunning presence

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Thank you for everything and i will love to hear the song right now.
Brooke Fulton
My daughter has loved working with Asuka. As a complete beginner, Asuka made her feel comfortable and confident. She sings every day now and is enjoying sharing the song they've been working on with our family. I would highly recommend Asuka.
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Mika R.

1 Review
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Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2021
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Mika R.

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My approach is to teach practical Japanese rather than” text book” Japanese, and I teach teenage and adult learners from beginner to intermediate level. I will be using text books/materials for grammatical study, but the main focus will be natural speaking skills. That way you will be ready to use your Japanese whenever you visit Japan, watch Japanese anime/manga or talk to Japanese people. Therefore, my lessons will be more conversational and there will be a lot of interactions.

The reason for valuing and focusing on "practical" skills is that although I was born and grew up in Japan, I have spent half of my life in other countries. And, since I have lived so long in non-Japanese speaking countries, I sincerely understand how hard it is to learn and communicate in a foreign language. So gaining and improving useful and practical language skills are very important for me.

About Mika

Hello everyone, I am Mika, and I’m a native Japanese speaker. Although I was born and grew up in Japan, I have spent half of my life in other countries. Since I have lived so long in non-Japanese speaking countries, I sincerely understand how hard it is to learn and communicate in a foreign lan

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Mika is a fantastic teacher. By the end of the first lesson, I was already understanding and constructing simple sentences and conversing in Japanese. She is a very patient and encouraging teacher, and very good at explaining how the language works. I highly recommend her!

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The average cost of 60-minute Japanese lessons in Seattle is $97. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $64 and $130 per hour.
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"Taking Japanese lessons with Rosita sensei is awesome! She Is the only one that gives you an online folder that has your books, exercise book and music! I'm taking this class so I can sing Anime in the future and sensei is unique in the sense that she also specializes in that field. She really listens to the student and creates the class to your wants and in what you need to improve on. You will learn so much from her!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"Yoshifumi sensei help me greatly in Japanese conversation. He is patient and adapt his teaching very well. I am getting better at his contact. A lesson with Yoshifumi Sensei is an occasion that I never miss."
Ariel
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"Studying for the N3 Japanese Proficiency Language Exam and receiving a lot of support and help from Sunho-sensei! Great Job!"
Toni
Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"She like you ! And will return next week."
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Took Japanese lessons from Maya S.
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"a wonderful lesson! I can't wait to learn more!"
Oliver
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"My son loves his lessons!"
Syoko
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"The lesson went very well. Aimi is very interactive.
The only small problem was the distraction created by a presrnce of 8 months baby crawling and making sounds."
Nastasya
Took Japanese lessons from Aimi F.
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"It was very exciting to learn with her and I am excited for future lessons."
George
Took Japanese lessons from Seiko D.
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"Awesome first class !!!! My son had a great time and can’t wait for the next lesson!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Sunho K.
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"Since Last December my daughter really enjoys having Sensei Yoshi as her Japanese tutor. Sensei is great at understanding what my daughter needs to learn in order to do her best in her Japanese class. Sensei Yoshi has been very patient with my daughter and has touched on the basics of Japanese further pushing my child to execell. I really recommended Sensei Yoshi if you are looking for a Japanese teacher"
Marian
Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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