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The Best Japanese Tutors in California

111 CA private Japanese tutors / Find the best local Japanese tutor in CA

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Aki M.
50/hour

Lafayette, CA

Native Japanese language tutor

I was raised in Japan, and studied Japanese teaching methods at school in Tokyo. I have been teaching Japanese since 2013. I enjoy meeting new students and helping them to improve. My specialty is beginner's Japanese. read more

50/hour
5.0 (274)
783 hours tutoring Japanese out of 783 hours
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I was raised in Japan, and studied Japanese teaching methods at school in Tokyo. I have been teaching Japanese since 2013. I enjoy meeting new students and helping them to improve. My specialty is beginner's Japanese. read more

Hiromi I.
55/hour

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Fun and decent Japanese class

I am a cheerful person and I would be happy to assist you whether you want to learn conversation in Japanese for fun, or you need help with your Japanese class assignments, and so much more. I am a Japanese teacher with 10... read more

55/hour
5.0 (17)
62 hours tutoring Japanese out of 63 hours
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I am a cheerful person and I would be happy to assist you whether you want to learn conversation in Japanese for fun, or you need help with your Japanese class assignments, and so much more. I am a Japanese teacher with 10... read more

Rama F.
25/hour

San Leandro, CA

Japanese tutor

Currently tutoring +1 year Experience with interpreting 5years Certified JLPT N3, N2 read more

25/hour
5.0 (16)
8 hours tutoring Japanese out of 22 hours
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Currently tutoring +1 year Experience with interpreting 5years Certified JLPT N3, N2 read more

Keiko C.
40/hour

San Marcos, CA

Japanese Language and Abacus Math (Soroban) Instructor with experience

Hello, About the Japanese Language and Culture class: My name is Keiko, I am a native speaker of Japanese. I started teaching Japanese back in 90’s, as a lecturer at Osaka University of Foreign Studies. I have studied... read more

40/hour
5.0 (193)
517 hours tutoring Japanese out of 531 hours
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Hello, About the Japanese Language and Culture class: My name is Keiko, I am a native speaker of Japanese. I started teaching Japanese back in 90’s, as a lecturer at Osaka University of Foreign Studies. I have studied... read more

Anna H.
50/hour

Los Angeles, CA

Master in Architecture. Patient Japanese and Math Tutor.

Japanese Proficiency (N1); majored in Asian Literature & Culture with a focus in Japanese; SAT 2 score Japanese 800; Japanese heritage and background. read more

50/hour
5.0 (53)
170 hours tutoring Japanese out of 257 hours
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Japanese Proficiency (N1); majored in Asian Literature & Culture with a focus in Japanese; SAT 2 score Japanese 800; Japanese heritage and background. read more

Tomoko H.
55/hour

Tarzana, CA

I raised my kids to bilingual and trilingual. I can help you too :)

Hello everybody! I was born, educated and taught English to 200 Japanese children, age 2 through 18, at Britannica Corp. in Japan. Since I moved to the U.S.A., I have taught Japanese to American, Mexican and Korean. Besides... read more

55/hour
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Hello everybody! I was born, educated and taught English to 200 Japanese children, age 2 through 18, at Britannica Corp. in Japan. Since I moved to the U.S.A., I have taught Japanese to American, Mexican and Korean. Besides... read more

Mamiko U.
45/hour

Walnut Creek, CA

Patient and Knowledgeable Japanese Native Tutor

I received a degree in Japanese Education from Ohio State University. read more

45/hour
5.0 (140)
491 hours tutoring Japanese out of 491 hours
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I received a degree in Japanese Education from Ohio State University. read more

Hiroko Y.
60/hour

San Diego, CA

Piano, Singing, and Japanese lesson by a Japanese teacher

I have taught piano, singing, Japanese, and math over 20 years. When I was a student, I learned a lot from my tutor one on one. I am specialized in on one-on-one teaching, each student has their own speed for learning. I am here to learn... read more

60/hour
4.7 (22)
27 hours tutoring Japanese out of 91 hours
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I have taught piano, singing, Japanese, and math over 20 years. When I was a student, I learned a lot from my tutor one on one. I am specialized in on one-on-one teaching, each student has their own speed for learning. I am here to learn... read more

Ian C.
50/hour

Dublin, CA

Flexible Japanese Tutor at YOUR disposal

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese from San Francisco State University. I studied abroad at Temple University Japan Campus in Tokyo for one year. Since I returned from Japan in 2009 I have been tutoring in Japanese and... read more

50/hour
4.4 (56)
47 hours tutoring Japanese out of 79 hours
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I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese from San Francisco State University. I studied abroad at Temple University Japan Campus in Tokyo for one year. Since I returned from Japan in 2009 I have been tutoring in Japanese and... read more

Jess N.
60/hour

Los Angeles, CA

Certified Japanese Teacher - All Levels

I used to teach Modern Japanese, Classic Japanese and Chinese Poetry at Nihongo Hoshuko in Toronto, Canada. Also I have been teaching all levels online. read more

60/hour
5.0 (26)
52 hours tutoring Japanese out of 52 hours
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I used to teach Modern Japanese, Classic Japanese and Chinese Poetry at Nihongo Hoshuko in Toronto, Canada. Also I have been teaching all levels online. read more

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