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Soo J.

Certified Korean/Japanese Tutor Specializing in Speaking & TEST Prep

Certified Korean/Japanese Tutor Specializing in Speaking & TEST Prep

$85/hour

  • 434 hours tutoring

About Soo


Bio

Japanese / Korean Communication, Speaking, Listening, grammar skills level up
JLPT/ TOPIK Prep Skills
AP Japanese, SAT Japanese, or Korean Prep Skills
Language/Linguistics College Major Admission Prep

2017-2021 Group Lesson/ Online Tutoring Students result;
-AP Japanese: Class grade improve to A for 3 students / Exam score 4-5 for 6 students
-K-pop Entertainment Company lessons (Japanese)
-Group lessons for executives at a Korean company (13 students) & a Japanese company (10...

Japanese / Korean Communication, Speaking, Listening, grammar skills level up
JLPT/ TOPIK Prep Skills
AP Japanese, SAT Japanese, or Korean Prep Skills
Language/Linguistics College Major Admission Prep

2017-2021 Group Lesson/ Online Tutoring Students result;
-AP Japanese: Class grade improve to A for 3 students / Exam score 4-5 for 6 students
-K-pop Entertainment Company lessons (Japanese)
-Group lessons for executives at a Korean company (13 students) & a Japanese company (10 students)
-Group lessons for a Game company (Japanese and Korean)
-JLPT N1: 2 students passed (Japanese Test)
-JLPT N2: 6 students passed
-JLPT N3: 7 students passed
-JLPT N4: 2 students passed
-SAT Japanese 700’s: 3 students (Subject Test)
-TOPIK I: 2 students passed (Korean Test)
-TOPIK II: 4 students passed
-Undergraduate accepted: UCLA (3) NYU (4) Columbia University (1) Tokyo University (2) Keio University (3) UC Davis (1) Brown University (1) UC San Diego (4)
-Graduate school accepted: NYU (2) Columbia University (1) USC (3)
-Improving Grades to A or A+:
USC Korean and Japanese class (6) UCLA Korean and Japanese Class (2) UCI Japanese Class (2) University of Oxford (1) NYU (3) University of Toronto (1) The George Washington University (1)

I have over 17 years of Korean Japanese and English tutoring experience in Korea, Japan, and the US. I obtained a Certificate of Teaching Korean Language Instructor by Yonsei University in Korea and TESOL certification by UC Irvine.
I teach students to accurately understand the difference between their language and the language they want to learn, so that they can express themselves naturally in Korean or Japanese. I have taught students from the stage where they don't know Korean and Japanese at all, but there are cases where it took only five months to speak Korean or Japanese naturally. My teaching method not only improves students' exam scores and school grades, but also easily leads and teaches them to the level of conversation naturally.


Education

SangMyung University
Information Science
Ohio State University
Other
Yonsei University
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $85
  • Rate details: Semi-person (2) : $100/hour Group Lesson (3-6): $150 Group lesson (over 6) : negotiable
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/24/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Japanese,

Japanese

I am a Korean-Japanese and both languages are the native speaker's level. I have a teacher's certification in Korea and have a certificate of language instructor.
Korean

Korean

I was born in Korea and obtained B.S for Library & information science, Teacher's certification by Sangmyung University in Seoul, Korea on 1997. I obtained the certificate of teaching Korean language Instructor by Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea on 2002.

English

English, TOEFL

Homeschool

Japanese,

Japanese

I am a Korean-Japanese and both languages are the native speaker's level. I have a teacher's certification in Korea and have a certificate of language instructor.
English

Language

Japanese,

Japanese

I am a Korean-Japanese and both languages are the native speaker's level. I have a teacher's certification in Korea and have a certificate of language instructor.
Korean,

Korean

I was born in Korea and obtained B.S for Library & information science, Teacher's certification by Sangmyung University in Seoul, Korea on 1997. I obtained the certificate of teaching Korean language Instructor by Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea on 2002.
TOEFL

Most Popular

Japanese,

Japanese

I am a Korean-Japanese and both languages are the native speaker's level. I have a teacher's certification in Korea and have a certificate of language instructor.
English

Summer

Japanese

Japanese

I am a Korean-Japanese and both languages are the native speaker's level. I have a teacher's certification in Korea and have a certificate of language instructor.

Test Preparation

TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (228 ratings)
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Reviews


Friendly, Encouraging, and Very Knowledgeable!

I had been looking for a tutor to help me learn Korean over the long term, and Soo's resume seemed great! During our first lesson, she quickly assessed my (relatively basic) skill level and dove right in. She is friendly, encouraging, and very knowledgeable, and I was confident enough in her skills that I immediately purchased a couple books from which we can continue lessons. Recommended!

Jason, 3 lessons with Soo

Excellent first lesson!

My first Japanese lesson was excellent. Because of my weird amount of previous knowledge, we spent a large amount of the time finding my exact skill level and where I need to start. It was very fun to try to communicate my own thoughts in Japanese, and Soo was very patient with me while I fumbled my words. I look forward to future lessons and I have high hopes for the final results.

Christopher, 1 lesson with Soo

Experienced and patient Korean tutor

I need to learn Korean in a relatively short time span for my job and Soo is the right kind of tutor for me. She came with a plan but she's also very flexible and the goal was to get me to where I need to be conversationally within a short period of time. Her pronunciation is clear (and authentic!), she's easy to follow and the class material is fun. Highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn Korean!

G, 1 lesson with Soo

Very knowledgeable, organized, and pleasant to work with

Came prepared, laid out a lesson plan, and set expectations within minutes of starting the session. One of the things I was very happy with was her level of communication and professionalism that is not nearly as common as it should be. I also found her to be easy to learn from and approachable. Overall, an excellent tutor and highly recommended.

Shane, 1 lesson with Soo

GREAT TEACHER!!!

I just started my lesson with her yesterday. She is such a patient and nice teacher. She helped me to understand more about the pronunciation. I was having a really fun time in learning Japanese, and I am looking forward to have my next lesson.

Agnes, 1 lesson with Soo

5 Star Tutor!!!!!

The best in OC!! Every time it's a new step closer to achieve my goal to speak Japanese :) Thank you!

Niko, 4 lessons with Soo
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$85/hour

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