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Hiro M.

Los Angeles, CA

$40/hr

Experienced Japanese and ESL teacher

Background check pending as of 12/21/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Experienced Japanese and ESL teacher

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I have taught Japanesse at high schools and colleges in Orange county and ESL at adult schools in Los Angeles for over 15 years.

I retired last year, but I missed teaching. I enjoyed teaching very much, not because I am teaching what I know, but I have shared my knowledge on subject matters with my students. My first priority is to find out what the students want and need. In private tutoring setting, I focus on what they need, and how they can acquire what they want. I will provide them with materials I have accumulated for the last 15 years in terms of making learning fun and easy.

Testimonials

"Great tutor and supportive when reviewing materials"

- Danny, Hermosa Beach, CA on 6/22/14

"Outstanding Japanese Tutor"

- Felix, Redondo Beach, CA on 6/17/14

"Great tutor! Reliable, caring, and excellent results"

- Patricia (Son Scott), Costa Mesa, CA on 10/22/13
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese
Sports/Recreation:
Table Tennis
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have a master's degree in TESL. I have taught ESL at LA unified school district, adult education division, for 15 years.
I teach communication based teaching method in speaking and writing. reading and listening are passive acts, but speaking and writing skills are active acts. All adult must consciously learn new languages, ESL, to acquire American English.

Japanese

I am a native Japanese language teacher. I have taught academic Japanese for 15 years at high schools in Long Beach USD and community colleges in Orange county. I am officially retired now, but I still teach part-time on Wednesday for one hour and Saturday morning classes for 4 hours. My Saturday class is very academic and was approved for high school credit test preparation. I can teach both conversational Japanese and academic Japanese.

Table Tennis

I have played table tennis during my high school days for only a year and a half and reached the final in regional tournament and at a college for 2 years in Japan.

I have coached high school students when I was in Japan and three middle school students in Santa Ana and presently adult students at YMCA in Torrance.

I go to out of state for a senior tournament once a year and top 3 finishers in men's single, men's doubles and mixed doubles events for the last 4 years.
It is very important to have a good swing/stroke form in the beginning because once you got bad forms or habits, it is too difficult to correct.

Univ of Arkansas
English Education
CSU Dominguez Hills, California
Master's

Education

Univ of Arkansas (English Education)

CSU Dominguez Hills, California (Master's)

Great tutor and supportive when reviewing materials — Hiro has been exceptional in helping me review JLPT 2 materials, and is able to explain and interpret Japanese grammar and vocabulary into English vocabulary that helps me to learn faster. ...

— Danny, Hermosa Beach, CA on 6/22/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Hiro will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90019.


About Hiro

I have taught Japanesse at high schools and colleges in Orange county and ESL at adult schools in Los Angeles for over 15 years.

I retired last year, but I missed teaching. I enjoyed teaching very much, not because I am teaching what I know, but I have shared my knowledge on subject matters with my students. My first priority is to find out what the students want and need. In private tutoring setting, I focus on what they need, and how they can acquire what they want. I will provide them with materials I have accumulated for the last 15 years in terms of making learning fun and easy.

Testimonials

"Great tutor and supportive when reviewing materials"

- Danny, Hermosa Beach, CA on 6/22/14

"Outstanding Japanese Tutor"

- Felix, Redondo Beach, CA on 6/17/14

"Great tutor! Reliable, caring, and excellent results"

- Patricia (Son Scott), Costa Mesa, CA on 10/22/13
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Education

Univ of Arkansas
English Education
CSU Dominguez Hills, California
Master's

Education

Univ of Arkansas (English Education)

CSU Dominguez Hills, California (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90019

Hiro’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese
Sports/Recreation:
Table Tennis
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Hiro M.

A background check for Hiro was ordered on 12/21/14 and is in pending status. A tutor will have a “pending” status while the background check is processed and/or evaluated. This status covers 3 situations: 1) a background check is being processed, 2) a background check has been completed, but the tutor is reviewing it and has the right to dispute its accuracy or completeness, or 3) the person has a pending arrest/charge or deferred adjudication. Regardless of the reason, if a person has had a pending status for 30 days, he or she will be removed from the website.