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Mary L.

Helena, AL

$50/hour

Teaching students to enjoy, speak, and use Japanese

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
5.0 average from 9 ratings
Very knowlegeable and helpful
— Emmaline, Montevallo, AL on 6/24/17

$50/Hour


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Brenau University Women's College
Mass Communications

Education

Brenau University Women's College (Mass Communications)

About Mary

Konnichiwa! I am new to Alabama. I am originally from Mississippi, but I spent seven years in Japan teaching EFL, doing research in EFL, and interpreting/translating. For the past four years, I have worked at a Japanese company. There I served as an interpreter/translator, liason for Japanese nationals, and finally as a Purchasing and Sales Specialist responsible for coordination between customers and the parent company in Japan. I still work as a freelance interpreter/translator and consultant to my former employer.

I love Japan and the Japanese language. I learned the language through immersion. I would love to share my accquisition strategies with you. Whether you are a college student who wants to improve your skills, someone who needs it for business, or someone who is interested in learning more about Japan, I would love to work with you.

In addition to offering Japanese language tutoring, I also teach EFL and ESL. I have 7+ years of experience with this subject area. I thoroughly understand the challenges of learning a foreign language. I want to help you adapt to life in the US as well as help you with your English Language acquisition.

Please feel free to contact me! My schedule is flexible.
Konnichiwa! I am new to Alabama. I am originally from Mississippi, but I spent seven years in Japan teaching EFL, doing research in EFL, and interpreting/translating. For the past four years, I have worked at a Japanese company. There I served as an interpreter/translator, liason for Japanese nationals, and finally as a Purchasing and Sales Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Helena, AL 35080
In-person lessons

"Very knowlegeable and helpful"

- Emmaline, Montevallo, AL on 6/24/17

"Incredibly personable; excellent instructor!"

- Ehney, Birmingham, AL on 11/16/16

"Kind and excellent tutor!"

- Takashi, Birmingham, AL on 10/11/16
Math:
Elementary (K-6th)
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th)
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar
Business:
ESL/ESOL

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.

ESL/ESOL

I have an ITTO ESL Teaching Certification.

Japanese

I lived in Japan for over six years and while there obtained level 2 JLPT certification. In addition, I worked as a professional interpreter and translator in the automotive industry for four years after returning from Japan. I currently do technical freelance translations for a company in Japan.

Brenau University Women's College
Mass Communications

Education

Brenau University Women's College (Mass Communications)

Very knowlegeable and helpful

Very nice and easy to talk to with. We discussed basic greetings and went over pronunciation which was very helpful. She gave me a study lesson plan to guide me during my self study at home which is very much appreciated.

— Emmaline, Montevallo, AL on 6/24/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 12 miles of Helena, AL 35080.