Samuel from Weaverville, NC on 3/6/14
Izumi sensei is a awesome teacher to learn from and is more then I could ever ask for in a Japanese instructor. She is so kind, knowledgeable, funny, and very patient in helping me understand Japanese. Izumi sensei always makes sure I understand every concept or word before moving on. She is always available to help me when I have questions and never disappoints me in her answers. She teaches in a way where I can understand, learn, smile, laugh, and enjoy experiencing this amazing language and culture. I am always excited to start her lessons because I know I am going to learn something new ans have fun. Every lesson Izumi sensei teaches are targeted the my needs, and are impactful in my learning progress. I feel very strongly that I will able to master the Japanese language in both a grammatical understanding and in a deeper cultural understanding. I am confident that with her help, I will be able to achieve my dream and passion of learning the Japanese language and culture. I am so thankful to have met Izumi sensei.
Sally from Las Vegas, NV on 5/23/14
Izumi sensei has all the qualities you would want in an outstanding teacher and tutor. She is patient, quick to assess your needs and goals, and provides professional guidance in a well-paced manner. I have tried other tutors, taken classes, and listened to tapes. Izumi sensei is the best of the best and because of her, I am making real progress in my goal to achieve fluency in Japanese.
"Comprehensive and concise"
Kevin from San Francisco, CA on 9/1/12
Izumi has been helping me focus on the foundations of the Japanese language in a comprehensive and still concise manner. I'm a beginner with a busy life, and she is helping me tailor my lessons to be efficient. I feel more confident and am enjoying learning more and more, writing, reading, speaking and listening.
"Such a wonderful tutor!"
Jenna from San Ramon, CA on 7/30/12
Izumi-sensei is so kind and knowledgeable. Each lesson is perfectly tailored to the student's interest. Izumi provides many sources from which to study, including websites, books, and worksheets, all of which are very useful. She makes the process of learning Japanese language and culture so enjoyable. She also has a wonderful sense of humor! I have learned so much in just a few lessons and I am planning on continuing with her for a long time.
Ray from San Francisco, CA on 6/30/12
Izumi-sensei is just what I was looking for. Not only knowledgeable but comes with great experience teaching Japanese to foreign language students. She is very easy to work with and I know that she will help me greatly in the weeks and months to come. She even gave me some homework to do. Can't wait until my next session.
Judy from Glendale, CA on 6/15/12
Izumi worked with my son on beginning Japanese. She was very prepared and patient. He loved studying with her. I would definitely recommend her if you are looking to study Japanese. Being native to Japan added a wonderful dimension to the lessons regarding a greater understanding of the culture as well.
Astrid from Corte Madera, CA on 3/7/12
I am a very shy person who has agoraphobia and was very nervous about meeting Izumi sensei, but my desire to learn Japanese is strong. Izumi is a kind, gentle and patient tutor. She is able to answer questions even if they are not on the material you are covering at that specific moment. She tailors the lessons to your learning and your speed.
She uses a variety of learning tools so no matter what kind of learner you are ( i.e book, dvd,comics, flash cards etc ) she incorporates all of these and more to make the lessons fun and engaging. I look forward to my next lesson.