can select the contents and materials that suit your needs!
Motives for and interest in learning Japanese differ from one person to
Do any of the following sound like you?
I need to master basic
Japanese ASAP! I want to practice
Japanese needed in business scene! I want to pass the Japanese
Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)! I want
to correct my grammatical mistakes! I want to read Manga in Japanese!
I should brush up my Japanese pronunciation!
Let me know such specific needs. Beginner to advanced courses can be structured around
your particular interest and needs.
You can choose any textbook or material (newspapers, magazines, novels,
mangas) that you like for our class.
Let's sit down and
design a course to suit your specific needs.
can learn at your own level and pace.
I will understand your individual Japanese level, strong points, and
weak points. Each student has his/her learning style. For example, some
people like to check unknown words and analyze grammar points, and some
people like to read and talk much.
I will watch to balance your strong points and weak points and search for the most effective learning methods and
pace for you.
You can ask me questions any
time; during lessons or via BBS & email.
You can have a say in materials and how to do our lessons.
Tutor will be your personal
pacemaker so that you can progress steadily, which may be difficult to
continue by yourself.
I basically recommend
1 on 1 lessons, but can also offer group lessons of 2 or 3 students as
long as you are all at the same Japanese level.
| I am a qualified and
Could Japanese people around you correct your
Japanese and give you clear explanations?
I am a native Japanese female who
is qualified→to teach to those studying Japanese as a second
language. I majored at University in English and Linguistics (B.A.) and
have 11 years'
experience teaching Japanese to second language learners.
I've taught many businessmen, assistant language teachers (ALT of JET
programme), company trainees and more.
| I can speak English
and have studied French, Chinese, Italian.
I can explain Japanese grammar
in English to elementary students. I can teach only in
Japanese of course, the so-called "direct method", if you'd like.
However, I think it might be inefficient to understand Japanese only in
Japanese for elementary level students.
When you don't know how to say something in
Japanese, I can translate your English to Japanese. So you can learn
Japanese expressions which you really want to say at that time.
Gradually I will lead you to communicate only in
Japanese in lessons.
As I also have learned French,
Chinese, Italian and have knowledge of their words and grammar, I can
explain the difference between Japanese and those languages for their
For my academic
background and business experience, see my profile here→
| Lesson fees are
Tens and hundreds of hours are needed to improve foreign language
skills. No matter how experienced a teacher you are taught by, you
can't dramatically improve your Japanese in an hour lesson.
As a freelance tutor, I receive lesson fees directly
from my students. So I set my lesson fee at
reasonable rate which I think I myself could pay to a
In addition, my
cancellation policy is very flexible for the convenience of
those who sometimes have to cancel lessons because of their work.
All these are because I hope
you to take as many as lessons possible. I will always make efforts for
each of you to continue your lessons.
For more concrete
information about fees, see Lesson fees here→
| Lesson time and
place is flexible.
Monday to Sunday.
Location: Anywhere near the stations
of Utsunomiya-line and Saikyo-line trains (Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Ueno, Akebane, Urawa, Omiya,
cost is required depending on the lesson place.
Place: At a place that is convenient for you;
your favorite coffee shop, a free sitting area.
| Online Web Lessons
is available at your home all around the world!
Would you like to take lessons at your home? Then you can choose Online Web Lesson (Video/Voice Chat by
Skype or iChat).
It's very suitable for those who are very busy and
have difficulty fixing lesson days, who live outside of Tokyo and
Japan, and who want to save lesson fees.
I offer Online Web Lessons between 9:00am-0:00am(Japan
Time) on Monday to Sunday, by 2000yen/hour.
All you need is PC and Broadband environment.
|Do you feel uneasy about having
lessons through internet? Here is a testimonial about online lessons
from my student.
"Having studied Japanese in both the traditional one to one way and via
skype I can honestly say that skype is just as good as being there in
person. Rather, I should say skype is EXACTLY LIKE being there in
person and anyone thinking of studying in this fashion should have no
concerns that a skype lesson lacks the authenticity of a man to man set
up. There are several skype advantages that I as a skype student
currently enjoy, such as avoiding all travel related hastle, being able
to study in the comfort of my own room and not having to waste ages
writing down notes during the lesson. It is a lot easier and more
reliable to simply cut and paste notes than to rely on my own hasty
In this day and age it is totally logical for a motivated adult
learner to make the most of the technology that is available at our
fingertips. Skype lessons, combined with regular use of WordChamp
a touch of determination can prove highly beneficial for meeting the
needs of any learner of Japanese. I have no hesitation in recommending
this methond of learning."
For more information
about Online web Lesson, see Online Web Lesson here→
| I offer a lot of useful materials for you
to use outside the lessons.
I'm offering online flashcards for my students
to use before and after lessons. My students can access these
flashcards (supported by WordChamp) for their self-study and review
free of charge.
I also offer writing
courses using the forum page and e-mail correspondence.
I introduce you various textbooks
reccomendable for Jpananese learners .
For more information
about Online flashcards/writing classes, see Online Classes here→
For more information about
textbooks, see Materials here→