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Alicia B.

Lakeside, CA

$35/hour

Your Friendly Neighborhood Japanese Tutor

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 6 ratings
Friendly and Patient
— Simon, Bergenfield, NJ on 6/4/16

$35/Hour


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California State University Los Angeles
Japanese
Waseda University
Other

Education

California State University Los Angeles (Japanese)

Waseda University (Other)

About Alicia

Ever since I can remember, I've loved studying languages--everything from nitty-gritty grammar to complex written characters. I've studied many languages over the years, but Japanese holds a special place in my heart.

I have more than 8 years of experience studying Japanese language and culture, 4 of which were during my college career as a Japanese Major at CSULA, as well as a 1-year study abroad program at Waseda, one of the top universities in Japan. I am professionally fluent in both written and spoken Japanese, and hold JLPT N1 Certification, the highest level of Japanese language certification available.

I have lived and worked in Japan for a total of 4 years, teaching ESL/TOEFL to Japanese students of all ages in both public schools and private institutions. I also have experience in translation/interpreting, from anime, video games, and manga to news articles, interviews, business documents, and more.

I would love to share my enthusiasm and expertise with you! Whether you're a complete beginner or just need to refresh your memory, I'm here to help you foster the ability to speak and understand Japanese with confidence! If I could do it, so can you!

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I have 3+ years professional teaching experience in Japan; All levels from basic conversational English to advanced TOEFL test preparation and beyond.

I have taken the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 Level Certification (highest level); 8+ years concentrated Japanese study; BA in Japanese.

Please feel free to contact me about lesson scheduling, or if you have any questions for me at all. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Ever since I can remember, I've loved studying languages--everything from nitty-gritty grammar to complex written characters. I've studied many languages over the years, but Japanese holds a special place in my heart.

I have more than 8 years of experience studying Japanese language and culture, 4 of which were during my college career
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Lakeside, CA 92040

"Friendly and Patient"

- Simon, Bergenfield, NJ on 6/4/16
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Japanese,
TOEFL

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Japanese

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 Level Certification (highest level)

8+ years of study

BA in Japanese

California State University Los Angeles
Japanese
Waseda University
Other

Education

California State University Los Angeles (Japanese)

Waseda University (Other)

Friendly and Patient

Alicia is a great tutor. I recommend her to all Japanese students starting out with Hiragana and Katakana. She is very adept at explaining each Hiragana/Katakana character with a memorable mnemonic. She is also very flexible, and does not drill you with Hiragana/Katakana stroke order practice. Again, I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing some extra help with the syllabaries.

— Simon, Bergenfield, NJ on 6/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alicia will travel within 20 miles of Lakeside, CA 92040.