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Wakana Y.

18 Reviews
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Starting at HK$312.05
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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 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 se

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Eric
Wakana sensei is extremely knowledgeable and she can explain the reasoning behind the concepts and the nuances of Japanese in a way I can relate to and easily understand. She answers any questions I have (grammar, random cultural questions etc..), which I really appreciate because I usually can't find these answers anywhere.
She is incredibly patient, accommodating, and fun. Wakana sensei itsumo arigatougozaimasu!
Alex M.
I had a great session with Wakana and am excited to do more. She was very interested in why I wanted to learn Japanese and is tailoring the lessons to help me get the most out of it. She made it very interesting and fun. Recommend 10/10!
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Seiko D.

16 Reviews
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Starting at HK$273.04
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • BS from SUNY, Konan Womens College in Japan
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Seiko D.

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Hi, My name is Seiko. I am an experienced Japanese tutor teaching online nationwide as well as in-person locally in CA. I provide individually tailored lessons based on your interests, necessary improvements, and goals. You would most likely use textbooks during sessions. For business needs, my work experience would help you not only learn the language but also strengthen your communication skills in understanding its cultural aspects and nuance. For job seekers and Japanese college applications, I have experience in reviewing and proofreading resumes and essays as well as JLPT test preparations.

About Seiko

I was born and raised in Japan and earned a college degree in Japan with a secondary teaching credential as well as a BS degree in the US. Prior to my tutoring career, I worked at global corporations in Japan and the US for 15+ years, including liaison business between the countries, and was involve

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Seiko Sensei is a wonderful teacher! I'm able to keep up with my japanese and improve my grammar, reading, and speaking skills. Her classes are tailored to my ability and I look forward to each class I have with her!
Qingyang Z.
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Toshi M.

351 Reviews
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Starting at HK$741.11
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Business from USC
  • Teaching since 2004
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Toshi M.

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🌟I am a Los Angeles US-based certified veteran NATIVE Japanese language instructor/coach/mentor with over 18 years of experience. I teach people of all ages from all over the world, through online platforms. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a STRICT teacher and serious when it comes to Japanese language matters. Manners ARE part of the Japanese language. I will teach you Japanese manners first. I’m living in Calabasas, Los Angeles ( in the Valley ) CA, USA for more than 28 years. (PST). Yes. I literally speak like “Valley Girl English“ Totally so good? Haha, just kidding! 😁 Currently, I have students from the USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Russia, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan.

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About Toshi

Welcome! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘‹πŸ» My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. 🌟 One on One Lessons via Online ( Zoom) (Group Lessons available for more than 3 people.) Takelessons.com requires all group lesson students to sign up and purchase for their lessons separat

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Todd
My son has been working with Toshi for 3 years now, and he has developed a true love for the language and culture of Japan. Toshi is a great instructor and a wonderful human being. We couldn't be happier with this experience!
Mickey
Toshi is a great tutor. No words can really express how awesome he is to work with. My son just smiles the whole time the lesson is going on and is excited to share with me after.
Hillary S.
Toshi is the best teacher in the world and I recommend having him as a teacher, he is really funny and kind to hang out with and overall Japanese is really fun.
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Asuka U.

61 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at HK$507.07
  • Speaks Japanese, English, French(Intermediate)
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Teaches Beginner
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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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Jinko H.

244 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at HK$234.03
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches students 15 to 75
  • B.A. in Education from Utsunomiya Daigaku
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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

Ages taught: 15 to 75 こんにけは。 If you are trying to start learning Japanese, you found a right tutor!! I am very happy to see many people who want to learn and improve their Japanese. Please note that my current availability is really limited. If you want to learn Japanese with me, b

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Kennedy
I had been studying Japanese by myself for two years before booking a lesson with Jinko.
Even after one lesson I learned so many new things and received many helpful and useful tips. She helped me practice my pronunciation and went over some reading exercises with me as well. I would recommend taking lessons with her, she is patient and kind.
Santi N.
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I will try to make this short because there is so many good things to say about Jinko Sensei.

To start, I have had an interest in Japanese since I was little, stemming from anime and being Asian myself, I really wanted to actually commit to truly learning the language and becoming fluent.

Since I began, I have improved so much. My biggest problem was reading, but also not being afraid to just speak in Japanese, and slowly I have become more comfortable, and have broken my stigma of trying to speak in Japanese (just don't be afraid of making a mistake).

The best thing is that Jinko Sensei teaches what is practical. She is a very personable, great and amazing person! What more could you ask for from a teacher if you are really trying to learn Japanese. I cannot recommend her enough.

Anyways, I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy our classes together! If you need help reaching your Japanese goals, this is the teacher for you!
Jess
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Rie T.

52 Reviews
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Starting at HK$312.05
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Rie T.

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Maximize your Japanese learning with a native speaker with years of teaching experience!

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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Ruth Ann
Rie is truly a wonderful teacher of the Japanese language. My daughter thoroughly enjoys her lessons with her
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 !

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"My Kids are 17 and 14 and are both enjoying their Japanese lessons from Sensei Yoshi
I need to expand my review to say how impressed my daughters were with Yoshi's step by step of their Japanese. Thank you Sensei Yoshi"
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"Yoshi Sensei works with my son and to say that he is enjoying Sensei's friendly smile and positive feedback is an understatement. Yoshi Sensei is an awesome teacher!"
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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"
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"Yoshifumi is a great instructor. The only reason I didnt continue classes was because online classes arent for me. Anyone who can do online classes would be lucky to have him as a teacher!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Yoshifumi O.
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"I enjoy learning Japanese from Rosita. She goes slow and helps with pronunciation. I enjoy each class and cant wait for another one!"
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Took Japanese lessons from Rosita R.
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"Aimi is an amazing teacher! She's funny and kind and makes learning enjoyable! I look forward to each lesson and growing with her! I already see my Japanese improving a lot :) Thank you!!!"
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