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Doug S.

San Antonio, TX

$39/hr

Japanese Language Tutoring by Doug

Background check passed as of 1/25/11
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Japanese Language Tutoring by Doug

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Hello and thanks for this opportunity to tell you a bit about myself. I first arrived in Japan in 1978 and I have been studying the Japanese language ever since. The ability to speak, read and write Japanese has grown to be the single most important factor of my 30-year career as I have worked for several Japanese companies or American companies doing business with Japanese companies.

I lived in Japan for a total of 8 years. Two of those years were back in 1978 to 1980 on the island of Hokkaido. Ten years later I lived in Tokyo for 5 years. And in the last few years I have made several long-term business trips to the Kyoto area. I was last in Japan on 15Sep2012 for business meetings in Tokyo.

Living in three vastly different areas of Japan has enriched my understanding of the various aspects of the national culture and exposed me to different dialects. However, I should make it clear that I only tutor the Kanto (Tokyo area), or standard, Japanese.

I have taught Japanese classes for the Japan-America Society of Houston and for the Continuing Education Program at the University of Houston where I graduated with a business degree. In addition, I have taught Japanese to my peers at several of the companies where I have worked. Currently, I am teaching the beginner level Japanese course for the Japan-America Society of San Antonio.

If you are a brand-new beginning student of Japanese or if you have taken a few courses and want to brush up on your skills, please consider working with me as your tutor. My hours are usually very flexible so let's improve on your Japanese.

In addition, living and working overseas has given me an appreciation for my own language and history as well as a greater understanding of world geography.

Best regards,
Doug

Testimonials

"Absolutely perfect!"

- Kelsee, San Antonio, TX on 9/28/12
Language:
Japanese
Homeschool:
Japanese
Corporate Training:
Japanese

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Japanese

Whether you've just begun or have reached an intermediate level, I can help you out. Even some more advanced topics are OK as well.

Doug’s Resources

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Nobody comes into the world already able to speak their native tongue! The preceding sentence only states the obvious. How many times does a baby hear the word "milk" before recognizing it? How many additional times must the baby hear it to repeat milk? Wait a minute. I thought a language was "native." Nope. We're not able to speak our native language on the day we're born... read more

University of Houston, Main Campus
Accounting

Education

University of Houston, Main Campus (Accounting)

Absolutely perfect! — Selecting Doug as my tutor for learning Japanese has quite seriously been one of the best decisions I've made regarding my studies. He has such a wealth of knowledge of not only the Japanese language but also of the culture of the country. What has especially been invaluable to me is that he has a lot of experience using "Business Japanese" which is something that had been difficult for me to lear ...

— Kelsee, San Antonio, TX on 9/28/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $39.00

Travel policy

Doug will travel within 40 miles of San Antonio, TX 78245.


About Doug

Hello and thanks for this opportunity to tell you a bit about myself. I first arrived in Japan in 1978 and I have been studying the Japanese language ever since. The ability to speak, read and write Japanese has grown to be the single most important factor of my 30-year career as I have worked for several Japanese companies or American companies doing business with Japanese companies.

I lived in Japan for a total of 8 years. Two of those years were back in 1978 to 1980 on the island of Hokkaido. Ten years later I lived in Tokyo for 5 years. And in the last few years I have made several long-term business trips to the Kyoto area. I was last in Japan on 15Sep2012 for business meetings in Tokyo.

Living in three vastly different areas of Japan has enriched my understanding of the various aspects of the national culture and exposed me to different dialects. However, I should make it clear that I only tutor the Kanto (Tokyo area), or standard, Japanese.

I have taught Japanese classes for the Japan-America Society of Houston and for the Continuing Education Program at the University of Houston where I graduated with a business degree. In addition, I have taught Japanese to my peers at several of the companies where I have worked. Currently, I am teaching the beginner level Japanese course for the Japan-America Society of San Antonio.

If you are a brand-new beginning student of Japanese or if you have taken a few courses and want to brush up on your skills, please consider working with me as your tutor. My hours are usually very flexible so let's improve on your Japanese.

In addition, living and working overseas has given me an appreciation for my own language and history as well as a greater understanding of world geography.

Best regards,
Doug

Testimonials

"Absolutely perfect!"

- Kelsee, San Antonio, TX on 9/28/12
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Education

University of Houston, Main Campus
Accounting

Education

University of Houston, Main Campus (Accounting)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of San Antonio, TX 78245

Doug’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.


Doug’s Resources

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Nobody comes into the world already able to speak their native tongue! The preceding sentence only states the obvious. How many times does a baby hear the word "milk" before recognizing it? How many additional times must the baby hear it to repeat milk? Wait a minute. I thought a language was "native." Nope. We're not able to speak our native language on the day we're born... read more


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