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Yasuko M.

Tucson, AZ

$30/hour

Effective native Japanese tutor! Very easy and flexible!

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 4/18/17
5.0 average from 57 ratings
Great Tutor
— Daryle, Portsmouth, VA on 11/8/16

$30/Hour


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Northern Arizona University
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Education

Northern Arizona University (Other)

Cochise College (Other)

About Yasuko

Konnichiwa! My name is Yasuko. Yasuko desu! Beginners welcome!!

I am native Japanese tutor, and I have enjoyed teaching in Japanese with all students. All beginners, refresh Japanese, or try to learn, you find a person who willingly help you! !
I was born in Tokyo and moved to Yokohama Japan. I love travel around and have studied a lot. I have multiple culture background, visited and lived in many places such as Australia, Hong Kong, Thai, France, Swiss Land, and Naples, Italy. Every time language needs to communicate with local people. If you are interested in Japanese, I can help you beginner’s Japanese from children to adults. All age people are Wellcome!
I have started this job as a part of teaching experience, but I really like to teach in Japanese.

I have graduated from NAU for BA IT and AS of Accounting from local college, but I realize I like teaching people. I love to meet new people and have great interpersonal communication skills.
I used to work tourism in Tokyo area and guided bus tour or booked hotel / air reservations. Also, when I was In Hawaii, I also worked at Discovery Aloha and guided around Hawaii for Japanese tourists. Recently I visited back to Hawaii, it is just like Japan. Most 70 % tourists are Japanese. Another amazing fact was Kamaina (local people) speak all some Japanese. It was very interesting. When local people see me, they speak in Japanese to me. It was very friendly I thought! You can speak in Japanese with me! Let's have fun learning Japanese together!

Since last year I have teaching the same students, they are learning a lot. I was amazing their progress skills. Also, they are showing how they like to study this subject, and I really have impressed those students progress. I wish all of students who are interested in Japanese, I will help and focus on what they want to learn and gain their new skills.

Currently, I offer online only, However, I always open for consultation and suggestion. Online 101 lesson is very effective students. 1: You can focus on. 2: You can pause and ask question. It is important you need to clear and understand your question! 3: I offer online lessons anywhere even I go to Japan or Hawaii.
I would like to know about student and level. The first lesson will free lesson. We discuss about lesson plan and introduce each other. Then you/(or your parents) can decide to schedule of lessons.


Online lessons:
1: First trial one time free lesson:
2: Hiragana basic, Katakana basic, Kanji (first grade needs to study 70+ Kanji)
3: worksheets + textbooks
Depends on student level, but not only textbooks, I use other materials, 30 min worksheets, or tradition, culture, etc, and focus on textbooks
4: After session, all material and report to you or your parents, and review homework etc
5: Children lessons recommend twice a week, Adults and high school students are once a week
6: Small Group lessons are available $20 per student with same PC or using both Skype and whiteboard will provide (max 3 people)
7: Short time lessons offered for travelers
8:If parents want to shadow of lessons, Wellcome to join (free to watch)

***TEXT BOOKS:***
Use your current textbooks.
Can provide some for online students: Children's textbooks and worksheets for student's level.
Current textbooks: Beginners: All provide/ Advanced Level: Suggest to buy textbook for homework:
Nakama 1 , Student activity worksheet, Step Hiragana, Beginner Katakana, and Kanji.
Japanesese(Kokugo) Kumon drill (worksheets), children challenge worksheets, Beginner Flash Hiragana cards, Katakana cards, and Kanji, Level tests, Japanese song, Video, Origami, etc.

If you are beginner, I suggest to learn Hiragana until you can identify and read each word correctly.
Don't memorize the first order such as A, I, U, E O only. I provide to do randomly.

Cancellation Policy
*If the client cancels the lesson less than 24 hours before the lesson the client must pay the tutor a cancellation fee, which is one half of the one hour tutoring rate .
*If the client does not give any notice and the tutor arrives at the tutoring location then the client must pay the tutor for one hour of tutoring.
*If client cancel a lesson some reason, we will discuss another lesson. it will small charge $10.
Konnichiwa! My name is Yasuko. Yasuko desu! Beginners welcome!!

I am native Japanese tutor, and I have enjoyed teaching in Japanese with all students. All beginners, refresh Japanese, or try to learn, you find a person who willingly help you! !
I was born in Tokyo and moved to Yokohama Japan. I love travel around and have studied
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Online $30/per hour/person Group lessons are available/discount $20 per person Group lessons are available both online and in-person

Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Tucson, AZ 85747
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor"

- Daryle, Portsmouth, VA on 11/8/16
Yasuko replied on 2/26/2017

Thanks for the feedback. I have teaching your daughter for almost 6 months; her learning progress is fast. She shows me how much she loves to learning Japanese, so I would like to help her as much as I can. Her level is advanced now, and I hope she can continue Japanese and get success in advanced educational level and future carrier.

"Excellent Japanese sensei!"

- Michael, Spokane, WA on 5/16/17

"Works with and not against you"

- Ryan, Fairchild Air Force Base, WA on 1/2/17
Yasuko replied on 5/17/2017

Thank you, Ryan, It is very pleased to teach Japanese like a passionate student like you. As far as possible, I can always use it for students who wish to learn. When I traveled to Japan, I was able to introduce REAL JAPAN. I was able to show live camera. Also, some students enjoyed watching the living Japanese landscape. You know a lot of Japanese vocabulary. I would like to recommend to read books and speak more Japanese. Japanese tongue twister is fun! It is a wonderful exercise for every day!

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Computer:
DOS, General Computer, HTML, Linux, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Language:
Japanese
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Japanese

About my background, I grew up and graduated high school and college in Japan. My major was food science and nutrition, and after I graduated college I received nutrition certification. I am passionate about cooking and learning new foods. Also I love to visit a different international restaurant to get a new recipe. After I married, I came to the US and began to take ESL and regular college classes. It took a while due to my relocation. I finally graduated from community college in 2007 and additionally achieved BAS degrees for Technology Management from Northern Arizona University in 2011. I am native in Japanese and can teach reading, writing and speaking. I used to teach Japanese language and culture for children for a small study group. I personally have some experienced translating English to Japanese for documentary Japanese TV show. If you need to translate English to Japanese, I also can help with that. If students want to use my textbook, I can prepare and provide the session including multiple choice skill tests. Otherwise, students have to provide their material and questions.

Northern Arizona University
Other
Cochise College
Other

Education

Northern Arizona University (Other)

Cochise College (Other)

Great Tutor

Yasuko has been my daughter's Japanese tutor every week now since September, and she enjoys her time with Yasuko. Yasuko is patient and knowledgeable teacher and my daughter has learned a lot.

— Daryle, Portsmouth, VA on 11/8/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Online $30/per hour/person Group lessons are available/discount $20 per person Group lessons are available both online and in-person

Travel policy

Yasuko will travel within 7 miles of Tucson, AZ 85747.