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Alex Toshiaki M.

Seasoned Japanese Tutor

Seasoned Japanese Tutor

$55/hour

  • 1,788 hours tutoring

  • Daly City, CA 94015

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.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/11/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Corporate Training

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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

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.

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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.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Prepared and Organized

Alex is a very organized teacher. He emailed me worksheets of simple Japanese phrases and a hiragana practice sheet before our first lesson. We went through some basic greetings and vocabulary, and he helped prepare me on what to expect for our next lesson. I am satisfied with how the first lesson turned out and look forward to our next.

Hannah, 12 lessons with Alex Toshiaki
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment, Hannah! I find it very encouraging. I look forward to seeing you in the next lesson! :)

Great First lesson

Greetings, vocabulary, hiragana writing.

Trevor Masao, 8 lessons with Alex Toshiaki
Tutor responded:

Thank you for the positive feed back! It's very encouraging.

Good Humored Conversationalist with Teaching Experience and Ability

This was only the first lesson, but Alex-sensei went through the material very thoroughly and explained the concepts well. Even the parts that were review for me he either explained in such a way that I more deeply understood them or completely (and for the better) changed how I thought about them. Also, he was very nice to talk with! And incorporated my interests in the language/culture naturally and well. Looking forward to more lessons!

Sam, 27 lessons with Alex Toshiaki
Tutor responded:

Sam san, thank you very much for your wonderful feedback! I find it very encouraging. I try my best to incorporate your interests in the Japanese lesson. I welcome your advice anytime to meet your needs. Alex M.

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, 133 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, 50 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, 97 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
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$55/hour

Alex Toshiaki M.

$55/hour

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  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Alex Toshiaki

Response time: 7 hours