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Louis W.

Brooklyn, NY

$40/hr

A love of Japanese is your only requirement to learn!

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A love of Japanese is your only requirement to learn!

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Hello and nice to meet you! Japanese language is my passion and teaching Japanese allows me to share my love of the language with others. I have 8 years of Japanese language experience and I have been teaching Japanese for the past 4 years. I have 3 Japanese language certifications (JLPT) and I am pursuing 2 more. My teaching includes: on-site corporate Japanese language training for groups, small classes and I also do one-on-one private lessons for individuals (both in-person and online).

I have students of all ages they all receive a comprehensive learning package: Reading, Writing and Speaking. I teach the Japanese kana (their syllabary which works like an alphabet) from the very start. Once that is solid, we move onto actual Japanese characters (kanji), grammar, pronunciation and conversation. We use excellent textbooks that my students have been quite pleased with. Our main textbook has the distinction of being the only Japanese textbook in the United States that is also used by native Japanese students in Japan. And I even incorporate Japanese children's books, comics (manga), video games and phone apps as a way to engage my students and get them excited for Japanese!

So, why sign up with me? My philosophy is that Beginners need somebody who can teach them the basics and have the ability to explain Japanese language concepts in English, thus creating a bridge from English to Japanese. I believe that knowing the native language of the student and strengthening communication is the key to teaching.

Wyzant now offers online tutoring with their own platform and virtual whiteboard and I am available to teach online as well. We can do Japanese together, anywhere in the world!

Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to working with you!

-Louis

"An Extraordinary Sensei"

- Teddy, San Carlos, CA on 3/4/15

"Very intelligent and patient tutor"

- Alex, New York, NY on 1/3/15

"Best Japanese Tutor - Absolutely Fantastic!"

- Saundra, New York, NY on 8/14/14

"Great tutor"

- James, Savannah, GA on 2/17/14
Language:
Japanese
Homeschool:
Japanese
Corporate Training:
Japanese

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Japanese

I have been studying Japanese for over 7 years and I have been teaching Japanese for 4 years now. I have certifications at the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level in Japanese. I am experienced in 1-on-1, corporate training and classroom teaching settings. I have both children and adults who are currently studying with me and we are passionate about the language!

Louis’s Resources

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These questions are classic. They are a variant on the Two Cars Algebra problem. Just remember this formula: Distance = Velocity * Time Step 1) Plug in the numbers and put an "N" for your unknown variable: 900 = N * 16 Step 2) Do the easy math (PEMDAS) first: 900 = 16N Step 3) Solve for "N" by...

SUNY Fredonia

Education

SUNY Fredonia

An Extraordinary Sensei — I've worked with Louis for a year. His ability to motivate, distill complexity into simplicity and open the gates to Japan and its culture were unparalleled. Whether for those short on time (like me), those desiring to live in Japan, or those seeking a new hobby, I could not recommend Louis more highly. There are few teachers I've had, in any discipline, that have given such depth of thought and c ...

— Teddy, San Carlos, CA on 3/4/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group and small class discounts available!

Travel policy

Louis will travel within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11226.


About Louis

Hello and nice to meet you! Japanese language is my passion and teaching Japanese allows me to share my love of the language with others. I have 8 years of Japanese language experience and I have been teaching Japanese for the past 4 years. I have 3 Japanese language certifications (JLPT) and I am pursuing 2 more. My teaching includes: on-site corporate Japanese language training for groups, small classes and I also do one-on-one private lessons for individuals (both in-person and online).

I have students of all ages they all receive a comprehensive learning package: Reading, Writing and Speaking. I teach the Japanese kana (their syllabary which works like an alphabet) from the very start. Once that is solid, we move onto actual Japanese characters (kanji), grammar, pronunciation and conversation. We use excellent textbooks that my students have been quite pleased with. Our main textbook has the distinction of being the only Japanese textbook in the United States that is also used by native Japanese students in Japan. And I even incorporate Japanese children's books, comics (manga), video games and phone apps as a way to engage my students and get them excited for Japanese!

So, why sign up with me? My philosophy is that Beginners need somebody who can teach them the basics and have the ability to explain Japanese language concepts in English, thus creating a bridge from English to Japanese. I believe that knowing the native language of the student and strengthening communication is the key to teaching.

Wyzant now offers online tutoring with their own platform and virtual whiteboard and I am available to teach online as well. We can do Japanese together, anywhere in the world!

Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to working with you!

-Louis

Testimonials

"An Extraordinary Sensei"

- Teddy, San Carlos, CA on 3/4/15

"Very intelligent and patient tutor"

- Alex, New York, NY on 1/3/15

"Best Japanese Tutor - Absolutely Fantastic!"

- Saundra, New York, NY on 8/14/14

"Great tutor"

- James, Savannah, GA on 2/17/14

Education

SUNY Fredonia

Education

SUNY Fredonia


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group and small class discounts available!

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11226

Louis’s Subjects

Language:
Japanese
Homeschool:
Japanese
Corporate Training:
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.


Louis’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Louis. View all of Louis’s resources

These questions are classic. They are a variant on the Two Cars Algebra problem. Just remember this formula: Distance = Velocity * Time Step 1) Plug in the numbers and put an "N" for your unknown variable: 900 = N * 16 Step 2) Do the easy math (PEMDAS) first: 900 = 16N Step 3) Solve for "N" by...


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