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Yuko K.

Seattle, WA


Japanese/Russian tutor for all age - from infants to adults

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Background check passed as of 2/12/15
5.0 Avg. Rating
41 Ratings
4hrs Response Time
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— Serge, Bellevue, WA on 3/6/15

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Kyoto Sangyo University
Kyoto University


Kyoto Sangyo University

Kyoto University (PhD)

About Yuko


I am a native Japanese speaker. I came from Japan to US 9 years ago. Currently, I teach or tutor Japanese 7 days a week. I work for a preschool and 3 language schools around Seattle. I have been teaching/tutoring Japanese to children and adults for about 4 years. When I teach Japanese to young children, I try to speak to them mostly in Japanese with gestures and repeat the same words and expressions many times. For older children and adults, I use some English when they have difficulty in understanding or when I explain grammatical rules etc., but still I try to speak in Japanese as much as possible. I like teaching and tutoring my native language so much that I am planning to take Japanese language teaching competency test next year to be more confident being Japanese teacher/tutor.

I am able to teach Russian language, too. Before I came to US, I taught Russian at universities in Japan for 3 years. I am good at teaching Russian to beginners, since I learned Russian as a foreign language, and I can explain grammatical rules in a systematic way. My major in Kyoto University Graduate School, from which I received a Ph.D in 2005, was Russian language study. My Russian speaking skill is as good as reading and writing skill, since I studied in Russia for one year when I was a student and I keep practicing speaking Russian since then. Actually, I speak Russian every day at home as well as Japanese.

Thank you,


I am a native Japanese speaker. I came from Japan to US 9 years ago. Currently, I teach or tutor Japanese 7 days a week. I work for a preschool and 3 Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98109
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"Great tutor"

- Serge, Bellevue, WA on 3/6/15
Yuko replied on 3/8/2015

Thank you, Serge, very much for the great review about me! I am always happy to tutor the students, who are diligent, serious and punctual like you.

"Great Japanese Tutor!"

- Lynnette, Seattle, WA on 6/28/14
Yuko replied on 6/29/2014

Hi Lynnette, I am happy to hear that your son got an A in Japanese class. Thank you very much for finding time for the excellent feedback. Have a great summer!

"Very Helpful Russian Lesson"

- Ryon, San Luis Obispo, CA on 6/30/13
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I am a native Japanese speaker. I came from Japan to the U.S. 8 years ago. Currently, I teach and tutor Japanese almost everyday. I work for a preschool in Seattle and 2 language schools in Bellevue. I have been interested in languages and my major was linguistics. Although I have good knowledge of Japanese language, I keep studying to be confident with being Japanese teacher/tutor.


My occupation back in Japan was Russian language teacher at Universities. I started learning Russian at Kyoto Sangyo University when I was 18 years old. After graduation, I entered Kyoto University Graduate School to study Russian language and linguistics more. In 2005, I received a Ph.D degree. Although I am not a native speaker, I speak Russian well, since I studied Russian at a language school and a university in Moscow for about a year and I still use Russian at home every day.

Kyoto Sangyo University
Kyoto University


Kyoto Sangyo University

Kyoto University (PhD)

Great tutor — I am pretty happy about the lessons with Yuko so far. I started Japanese study as a total beginner and she was very patient and helpful. Also she provided a flexible schedule which worked great for me. Majority of the tutors I contacted before simply wanted me to pay them and then organize the lessons on my own and it had to be a library room and if that could not be done they would only consider ...

— Serge, Bellevue, WA on 3/6/15

Hourly fee

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Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Yuko will travel within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98109.

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