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Jahara J.

Phoenix, AZ

$38/hour

ESL | JAPANESE | ENGLISH | READING| Online Lessons

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 68 ratings
Great Tutor with a Great Attitude
— Nathan, Tucson, AZ on 10/13/17

$38/Hour


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University of Arizona
Japanese

Education

University of Arizona (Japanese)

About Jahara

Just some information on me and my language background:

I am a graduate from the University of Arizona, majoring in East Asian Studies. That major included a focus on the Japanese language and culture, as well as a Minor in Mandarin Chinese. I have been studying the Japanese Language for 9 years now, and 4 of the years include a formal university-level education, 2 of them being in Japan.

I lived and studied in Saitama, Japan for 6 months, graduating from the Japanese Studies Program at Tokyo International University in the Fall of 2012.

I later worked as an ESL (English as a second language) Teacher in both Elementary and Junior High Schools; 5th-9th grade; in Japan. While I was there, I taught ESL classes as well as cultural classes. I also selected and coached 4 students in a city-wide English speech contest where 2 of my students placed 1st and 2nd in their divisions.

My career path is focused on teaching English and Japanese as second languages, as well as encouraging studying abroad during higher education. I have also completed a minor in Mandarin Chinese, which means I have 2 formal years of study. I also speak basic level Korean and Spanish.

I believe that language is a strong, lucrative tool in today's society. Not only does it improve one's credentials in the competitive job market; highlighting you over others; but it also allows one to expand his/her mind by making the cultures of other nations accessible. It is a social tool that enables a person to be able to work well with others in an array of environments, including multicultural.

On top of it all, learning a language is fun. I truly truly love it, and I believe that anyone who sets their mind to it, with the proper tools and resources, can do it. Whether that just be some survival phrases for your upcoming vacation (which Ive done) or you're looking to master the language. That is what I am here for. I want to be a resource for students of ALL ages, and assist and support them in their language journey.

From a teaching standpoint I believe that lessons should be interactive and fun. I worked with incoming college freshman as a mentor, working with my colleagues to organize and execute fun and educational events that would encourage the students to get excited about learning. I actively created games and fun interactive activities and worksheets for my younger students in Japan. The best learning is the kind you do without realizing it. I also keep in mind that while I may be their teacher, we are learning together. Naturally, the mechanics must be covered first.

I am comfortable teaching all ages, and no previous knowledge in the language is required, as I am willing to start from scratch with the student.

If you have any questions regarding more details of my language background, my teaching experience, or any of the other subjects I am available to tutor, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Just some information on me and my language background:

I am a graduate from the University of Arizona, majoring in East Asian Studies. That major included a focus on the Japanese language and culture, as well as a Minor in Mandarin Chinese. I have been studying the Japanese Language for 9 years now, and 4 of the years include a formal
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Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85003

"Great Tutor with a Great Attitude"

- Nathan, Tucson, AZ on 10/13/17

"Awesome Tutor with Great Advice!"

- Rose, Sylvania, OH on 9/11/17

"Great and Fun Teacher!"

- Emily Claret, Houston, TX on 8/26/17

"A Great Tutor"

- Somayah, Norman, OK on 8/22/17

"Great teacher."

- Sophie, Tucson, AZ on 9/10/13
Math:
Elementary Math, Microsoft Excel
Art:
Theater
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese,
Reading,
TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Writing

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 taught ESL classes in both a Japanese Junior high school-- all grades 7th-9th-- and a Japanese Elementary School for grades 5th and 6th. I did occasional "cultural fun classes" for the younger students (1-4) on holidays like Halloween, Christmas, thanksgiving, etc. I also auditioned, selected, and coached 4 students (7th-9th graders) in their City-wide English speech contest. The 9th and 8th grader placed 1st and 2nd in their age group.

Japanese

I am a graduate from the University of Arizona, majoring in East Asian Studies. That major included a focus on the Japanese language and culture, as well as a Minor in Mandarin Chinese. I have been studying the Japanese Language for 9 years now, and 4 of the years include a formal university-level education, 2 of them being in Japan as a student and then Teacher.

I lived and studied in Saitama, Japan for 6 months, graduating from the Japanese Studies Program at Tokyo International University in the Fall of 2012.

I then worked as an ESL (English as a second language) Teacher in both Elementary and Junior High Schools; 5th-9th grade; in Japan.

As I myself am a native English speaker who learned Japanese, I am very familiar with the most effective ways to approach learning the subject.

Learning Japanese is super fun. Whether you just want to learn a few survival phrases for a vacation, want to be fluent, or maybe just because you like anime and want to be able to watch a show without subtitles! No matter your reason, I can help you get there :)

Reading

Being an active ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher, I work with students from ages 5 to 18 to teach them reading and writing from the ground up. Doing so has given me a thorough understanding of the best ways to approach reading difficulties. Some of these methods include: repetition, phonics, story time and acting, painting words and images.

University of Arizona
Japanese

Education

University of Arizona (Japanese)

Great Tutor with a Great Attitude

She's very knowledgeable in both the Japanese language and culture and still manages to teach while making the lessons lighthearted and enjoyable. From what I hear, she's great with kids and beginners, but is also helpful for college students like me trying to get ahead. 10/10 Would recommend.

— Nathan, Tucson, AZ on 10/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $38.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jahara will travel within 7 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85003.