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Waseda University (Business)
My interest in teaching arose from my experiences tutoring high school students throughout college and through teaching English to Japanese students for 10 years. I am a native Japanese speaker with a background in business and have been a resident of the US for the past 31 years. I have greatly enjoyed teaching and translating as a freelancer. My most recent project was translating a Japanese anthropological thesis to English for a professor at Osaka University.
I strongly believe in tailoring my teaching to fit the student's needs and schedule. I focus not only the grammar and conversational aspects, but also on the cultural aspects of the Japanese language. Having the experience of raising a child in a bilingual household and traveling between the US and Japan on a biannual basis have provided me the opportunities to see first-hand the most effective ways to teach and to interact across cultures.
Regardless of what motivates you to learn Japanese, I can help you achieve your goal. I look forward to hearing from you! My interest in teaching arose from my experiences tutoring high school students throughout college and through teaching English to Japanese students for 10 years. I am a native Japanese speaker with a background in Read more
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Astuko san is an amazing teacher. She really takes the time to break down the Japanese language and teach you piece by piece. She is very understanding and attentive to each student's learning needs. She is very passionate about what she teaches, and is super fun to learn from! She is truly the best teacher I have ever had, and I look forward to many more lessons with her in the future. Astuko san is awesome!!!!
My daughter is taking lessons from Atsuko. She has completed 4 lessons so far, and we have found Atsuko to be a very patient and effective tutor. She is great with communication and is always punctual. My daughter is taking lessons from Atsuko because she wanted to learn Japanese. Atsuko has done a great job at assessing her abilities and developing a learning plan that suits my daughter.
Atsuko M. made a great first impression on my daughter and myself. She worked with my daughter to find out the best way to teach her Japanese and listened to her requests on how she would like to proceed. Atsuko was on time and very friendly and my daughter felt comfortable with her. We have set a tentative date for the second lesson and we are looking forward to that date.
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