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University of Colorado, Boulder (Japanese)
University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education (Other)
Are you ready to learn some Japanese?!
Many people think Japanese is an impossible language to learn because of all the characters, but I'm here to prove to you that it's far from the case! I focus my lessons around the latest language-teaching standards of communicability, interactivity, immersion, and entertainment. My lessons are designed to reflect real-life situations so my students learn Japanese to prepare them for actual speaking, rather than just an exam. I keep my lessons fun and my students engaged through many different games, songs/tongue-twisters, pictures, and stories that all ages can enjoy.
I have studied Japanese for almost a decade now. I have both my BA in Japanese as well as the JLPT N2 certification, which designates certificate holders at a "near-native level." In addition, I am also a licensed Colorado high school/middle school Japanese language teacher and currently teach Japanese at the high school-level.
I love the Japanese language and I love teaching! My hope is to pass on my passion to help students learn Japanese and feel confident in their abilities. If you're interested in becoming my student, please feel free to send me a message and I'll get back to you ASAP!
I will be relocating to the Phoenix area from July 2015 and am currently accepting new students for there. (Konnichiwa!)
Are you ready to learn some Japanese?!
Many people think Japanese is an impossible language to learn because of all the characters, but I'm here to prove to you that it's far from the case! I… Read more
For two or more students, special rate of $15 per student!
I'm a freshman high school student and I've been studying Japanese with Katrina for a few months now multiple times a week. I'm going to be an exchange student to Japan in a few months and Katrina's doing a wonderful job of preparing me! Within the first month of our lessons, my Japanese had about tripled in what it was before. She's a great teacher who is super patient and friendly!
I am very pleased with my time with my tutor, Katrina Z. I explained to her that I was moving to Japan in a few short months and needed some intense Japanese language lessons to survive. And that's exactly what she delivered. She tailored the lessons to my needs, was professional and personable. Beyond the language lessons and having lived in Japan herself, her cultural insights proved very helpful once I arrived in Japan. I was pleasantly surprised at how much we packed into a few short months. I only wish I could have started learning from here months earlier.
Katrina has been helping my daughter with HS Japanese II. She is very professional. She is on time, and she has never rescheduled. My daughter is thoroughly enjoying the tutoring sessions.
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I am a licensed K-12 Japanese teacher. I have taught Japanese to first graders all the way up to college students, with my main focus being middle and high school students. I am also currently teaching as a traditional classroom teacher at a high school in the mornings. In addition, I currently hold N2 certification from the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
Katrina Z. passed a background check on 5/1/14. The check was ordered by Katrina through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.
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