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My name is Katherine. I received my BA in Japanese language & literature from the University of Memphis in May 2011. I have been tutoring Japanese language and literature to high school students privately since August 2008. I have been a swim instructor since January 2010, and a certified USA Swim Coach since June 2011. I am a published author.
In the past four years, four of my students went on to pursue Japanese language in accredited universities. Two placed into second and third year courses in Japanese upon completing four years of study with me. In the University of Memphis high school language fair, a foreign language competition, two of my students placed third and fourth among students taking Japanese in the city schools during our first year. The second year they placed fourth in the kanji bee, and took 3rd in the music and drama competition for a script they wrote & performed in Japanese themselves.
I led a senior trip to Japan in the summer of 2012. I took five students with me, one of whom had been studying Japanese for a year and a half and could speak on her own when she went. I prize my students on giving their best, and try to instill a passion for learning.
I currently only tutor students 10 years of age or older. All of my lessons for students under the age of 18 are in group classes only. Students over the age of 18 may inquire about private lessons.
I do not travel to other people's homes for private lessons, but will meet any private student in a neutral place prior to tutoring out of my own home. Parents/siblings are welcome to sit in ANY lesson for safety reasons, and my husband or siblings will sit in with me. Group lessons are held in a home.
I reserve the right to ask any student in group classes to move to a lower level or drop classes as needed. I also reserve the right to notify private lesson students if classes need to be dropped.
I currently do not tutor any other subjects at this time.
I have received my BA in Japanese Language & Lit from the University of Memphis. I have been tutoring high school students in the Memphis area since August 2008.
I have been studying Japanese since 2001, and have been to Japan 5 times, three on Mission Trips, once with the University of Memphis, and once as the leader of a Senior Trip for my students.
Friendly tutor who has great knowledge of subject material — Katherine is a great tutor; very patient and knowledgeable. She not only teaches Japanese down to the grammar and particles, but will also teach you how it is relevant culturally. I look forward to continuing lessons with her. ...
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