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Alex Toshiaki M.

Seasoned Japanese Tutor

Seasoned Japanese Tutor

$55/hour

  • 1,318 hours tutoring

  • Daly City, CA 94015

"Great Tutor!"

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About Alex Toshiaki


Bio

I have been teaching Japanese for over twenty years. I'm very flexible for all types of situations. My teaching experience includes a classroom setup, individual tutoring and business oriented lessons. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, I can prepare lessons for your specific needs. You'll be excited to speak new expressions in Japanese after each lesson. I have several students who have been taking my lessons for over 15 years and they can't be wrong!

I have been teaching Japanese for over twenty years. I'm very flexible for all types of situations. My teaching experience includes a classroom setup, individual tutoring and business oriented lessons. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, I can prepare lessons for your specific needs. You'll be excited to speak new expressions in Japanese after each lesson. I have several students who have been taking my lessons for over 15 years and they can't be wrong!


Education

Nihon University
Art, Film

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Rate details: The rate is basically for per student. For tutoring multiple students at a time, the rate is multiplied. For a class style, the rate can be negotiable.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Daly City, CA 94015
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/11/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Alex Toshiaki hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Japanese

Japanese

I'm a seasoned Japanese tutor and I have a strong passion in what I do. I can teach any level of Japanese regardless of your age. I can tailor the lesson for your needs.

Homeschool

Japanese

Japanese

I'm a seasoned Japanese tutor and I have a strong passion in what I do. I can teach any level of Japanese regardless of your age. I can tailor the lesson for your needs.

Language

Japanese

Japanese

I'm a seasoned Japanese tutor and I have a strong passion in what I do. I can teach any level of Japanese regardless of your age. I can tailor the lesson for your needs.

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Japanese

Japanese

I'm a seasoned Japanese tutor and I have a strong passion in what I do. I can teach any level of Japanese regardless of your age. I can tailor the lesson for your needs.

Summer

Japanese

Japanese

I'm a seasoned Japanese tutor and I have a strong passion in what I do. I can teach any level of Japanese regardless of your age. I can tailor the lesson for your needs.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (389 ratings)
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Reviews


Excellent Tutor

Alex is a competent, careful, and very diligent Japanese tutor. He is great at integrating different concepts, including some that are skipped or glossed over in the textbook. Highly recommended.

Eugene, 67 lessons with Alex Toshiaki
Tutor responded:

Thank so much for encouraging feedback, Eugene san! You are one of the most enthusiastic students. It's great to know you value your lessons :)

Experienced and Knowledgeable

As someone who had not spoken Japanese with anybody prior to our lessons, I would recommend Alex Sensei. The lessons are well structured and customized to one's progress. It's easy to fall into the trap of being over-confident when primarily studying from a textbook because you are not forced to interact and the exercises can be a bit formulaic. Alex Sensei provides me with that interaction coupled with immediate feedback. He also provides me with supplementary exercises such as transcribing previously unfamiliar katakana (a tough exercise). His sense of humor helps too.

Christopher, 45 lessons with Alex Toshiaki
Tutor responded:

Chris san, thank you very much for such a wonderful comment! Receiving a such comment from you is very encouraging. It's always rewarding to see my students enjoy and learn from my lessons. I'll continue my effort to improve your Japanese for each lesson.

Good Tutor

I really enjoyed our first meeting. Alex was very kind and helpful tutor. He was encouraging and even as I made mistakes. I think I can learn a lot from working with him.

Onyebuchi, 2 lessons with Alex Toshiaki
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your wonderful feedback Onyebuchi! It's always very encouraging to hear a positive feedback from a new student. I do my best to let you learn and understand Japanese in the most efficient way possible.

Experienced and effective tutor

I have recently started receiving lessons from Alex, and have found him to be an excellent tutor. He strikes a good balance between pushing you to think, read, and speak at a natural pace (i.e. fairly quick) and giving you time to process a new word, difficult passage, etc. It's important to maintain the pace so you can cover everything you need in a lesson, and it's good for mental agility, too, in my opinion. He is quick to correct without making you feel as though you've been interrupted (it's important to get the feedback but also maintain the flow of what you're reading, for example). We speak only a little English during our time, which is obviously important, and he does not slow down his speech for me. It's my guess that he tailors this to the student's level, but at least for my level, I think it's helpful for improving my listening skills. Alex is clearly very experienced, and it shows in his ability to make good use of an hour's lesson. Each time I leave feeling as though I got two hours of instruction, practice, and feedback in a single hour.

Cat, 45 lessons with Alex Toshiaki
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for such insightful and encouraging comments, Cat! I always observe my student's pace and skill level so that I can tailor the lesson for each student. I'm happy to know my method is working for you. You already have wide knowledge of words and culture of Japanese. That makes my job easy as a tutor. Your comprehension is quick and your retention is excellent. It's really luxury to have a student like yourself.

Engaging and friendly

Alex is a wonderful teacher. He is dedicated to his students and is willing to help however he can. If you're looking for a japanese teacher, look no further!

Matthew, 72 lessons with Alex Toshiaki
Tutor responded:

Matthew san, thank you so much for your kind comment! Your enthusiasm and determination for learning Japanese are encouraging and they make my work such pleasure. Keep it up with your diligence!

Wonderful!

This is my 4th lesson with Mr. Alex Toshiaki. He is very knowledgeable and helps me understand fully each lesson. He keeps the lessons at a good pace for me and I enjoy learning Japanese with him.

Olivia, 16 lessons with Alex Toshiaki

Very patient and gentle tutor

My daughters are 10 and 7 and are both enjoying their Japanese lessons from Sensei (Alex). He's able to assess my girls and tailor his lesson plan to their personalities, all the while keeping them engaged and enjoying themselves. I highly recommend Alex for your tutoring needs.

Melissa, 19 lessons with Alex Toshiaki
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for the encouraging comment Melissa! It's such a pleasure to tutor your daughters.

Very knowledgeable, helpful and patient.

Alex is very easy going and nice. I immediately felt comfortable talking with him and he was very patient with my first-lesson anxiety.

Teri, 1 lesson with Alex Toshiaki

Knowledgeable and skilled tutor

We really appreciated that Alex Toshiaki took the time to review the material needed to make the most of the sessions. He was able to condense and concentrate on areas that needed improvement. He was prompt, patient and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend him.

Tina, 3 lessons with Alex Toshiaki
Tutor responded:

Thank you Tina for your kind feedback! I find it very encouraging. I really enjoyed tutoring your son. I wish good luck to his future study.

$55/hour

Alex Toshiaki M.

$55/hour

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