My lessons takes place using Zoom. I also offer video recording for each of our lessons for your review If you like!
Unlike classroom learning, I tailor lessons for your skill level, schedule, and preference! Here are some examples of some of the popular lesson types I offer:
These lessons are for teaching the basic phrases one might hear and use during their stay in Japan. We also learn general overviews about Japanese culture, history, and manners to make sure you have a wonderful and fulfilling trip to Japan! Also, Japanese people love to speak with foreigners who attempt to speak Japanese, so speaking even just a little Japanese goes a really long way!!
These lessons focus on writing, basic expressions, reading, and basic conversation. We use a combination of the Genki textbook and our own challenging and fun exercises to ensure you can correctly use everything you learned in a real Japanese conversation. And if you are thinking to take the official Japanese Language Proficiency exam, these lessons will cover the N5 and N4 levels.
These lessons are for intermediate to advanced levels. We do not use textbooks, but do role playing and discussions over a given topic. In these lessons, you will learn how to politely speak your opinions and ideas and create natural sounding sentences in Japanese rather than specific memorized expressions. These lessons are good for people who are considering taking the Oral Proficiency Interview exam.
JLPT Specific Lessons
Each level of the JLPT becomes progressively more difficult, and requires learning more vocabulary, expressions, grammar, and kanji. I find that many self-taught learners often feel difficulty after reaching the mid to late N4 level so these lessons were created to help students overcome those hurdles in a structured way so they can prepare for the next level of the JLPT exam.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Are in-person lessons available?
Sorry, I do not offer in-person lessons. All lessons are done online, via Zoom.
Q2. Are class style / group lessons available?
Group lessons will start in November 2023! More the detail will be announced on this website soon, or you can contact me by e-mail for more information.
Q3. Do you accept children?
My teaching method works well on adults, but it is not so much for children. Therefore, currently I am taking students who are 14 years old and older.
Q4. What do I need for the lessons?
You need a computer (not a smart phone), a microphone, and a Zoom account. Also, make sure your internet is fast enough to handle video meeting. Most home and work internet accounts offer more than enough speed to handle this, but if you are not sure, you can check your speed at http://www.speedtest.net
Lesson times for tutoring are either 25 min or 50 min. Let me know what days and times work best for you!
$30 per lesson
(maximum 1 person)
$60 per lesson
(maximum 2 people, $15 for 2nd person )
I require payment to be settled before a lesson can be officially scheduled and confirmed. I currently accept credit and debit cards. Each lesson starts and ends promptly at the time agreed upon.
Note: I am going to start online group lessons (a 5-lesson course) on Wednesday at 5:00pm. The 1st course will start in November 2023. More details will be on this website soon, but if you would like to know more about the group lessons, please contact me!