I am a native Japanese speaker. I came from Japan to US 8 years ago. Currently, I teach Japanese to children 7 days a week. I work for a preschool in Seattle and 2 language schools in Bellevue. My youngest student is 7 month old and my oldest student is 16 year old. Mostly, I speak to young children just in Japanese with gestures. For older children, I use some English when they have difficulty in understanding or when I explain grammatical rules etc., but still I speak mostly in Japanese. Although I like to teach Japanese to children, I am also interested in tutoring adults. I have just started studying for Japanese language teaching competency test.
I am able to teach Russian language, too. Before I came to US, I taught Russian at universities in Japan for 3 years. My major in Kyoto University Graduate School, from which I received a Ph.D in 2005, was Russian language study. I still speak Russian every day at home as well as Japanese.
Thank you in advance for your consideration,
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