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Hiro M.

Los Angeles, CA

$50/hour

Experienced Japanese and ESL teacher

700+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/23/15
4.9 average from 261 ratings
Knowledgeable, patient and supportive, great tutor!
— Margreth, Studio City, CA on 5/29/15

$50/Hour


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Univ of Arkansas
English Education
CSU Dominguez Hills, California
Master's

Education

Univ of Arkansas (English Education)

CSU Dominguez Hills, California (Master's)

About Hiro

I have a Master's degree in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) as well as a teaching credential of Japanese language. I had taught Japanese at high schools and colleges in Orange county and ESL at adult schools in Los Angeles for over 20+ years. I also have coached table tennis at a Japanese high school students. The high school team won the state championship and competed national high school competition each and every year.

I am retired from teaching, but I missed teaching. I enjoyed teaching very much, not only because I am teaching what I know, but I love to share my knowledge on subject matters with my students. My first priority is to find out what the students want. In private tutoring setting, I focus on what they need, and how they can achieve their goals. I will provide them with materials I have accumulated for the last 20+ years in terms of making learning fun and easy.

Minimum lesson is 1 hour duration. Cancellation policy: if student cancel the lesson in less than 3 hours before actual lesson time, s/he will be charged $25 for the cancellation fee.
I have a Master's degree in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) as well as a teaching credential of Japanese language. I had taught Japanese at high schools and colleges in Orange county and ESL at adult schools in Los Angeles for over 20+ years. I also have coached table tennis at a Japanese high school students. The high school team won Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90019
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable, patient and supportive, great tutor!"

- Margreth, Studio City, CA on 5/29/15

"Hiro is charming and professional!"

- Tracey, Los Angeles, CA on 4/22/17

"Excellent Tutor"

- Julia, Los Angeles, CA on 4/18/17

"Could not have hoped for better"

- John, Los Angeles, CA on 3/13/17

"Very Patient!"

- Alison, Long Beach, CA on 1/25/17

"Makes it easy!"

- Martell, Los Angeles, CA on 10/29/16

"Helpful and patient tutor"

- Joan, Manhattan Beach, CA on 6/1/16

"Very patient and knowedgable in advanced Japanese lessons"

- Elizabeth, Torrance, CA on 5/4/16

"A great teacher"

- Ronald, Los Angeles, CA on 2/11/16

"Very knowledgable and patient tutor."

- Helen, Los Angeles, CA on 10/1/15

"Encouraging & patient tutor"

- Angela, Santa Monica, CA on 8/21/15

"Experienced and patient"

- Carol, Pasadena, CA on 8/3/15

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Rachel, Sherman Oaks, CA on 7/2/15

"Excellent tutor"

- Sally, Las Vegas, NV on 3/25/15

"Flexible"

- Robert, Los Angeles, CA on 2/7/15

"Great tutor and supportive when reviewing materials"

- Danny, Hermosa Beach, CA on 6/22/14

"Outstanding Japanese Tutor"

- Felix, Redondo Beach, CA on 6/17/14

"Great tutor! Reliable, caring, and excellent results"

- Patricia (Son Scott), Costa Mesa, CA on 10/23/13
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese
Sports/Recreation:
Table Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

I have a master's degree in TESL. I have taught ESL at LA unified school district, adult education division, for 15 years.
I teach communication based teaching method in speaking and writing. reading and listening are passive acts, but speaking and writing skills are active acts. All adult must consciously learn new languages, ESL, to acquire American English.

Japanese

I am a native Japanese language teacher. I have taught academic Japanese for 15 years at high schools in Long Beach USD and community colleges in Orange county.

I am officially retired now, but I still teach a group of Japanese American adult students once a week on Wednesday for one hour and another group on Monday in Little Tokyo in LA. I also used to teach academic Japanese to adults at Long Beach Japanese school. The school was approved for high school credit test preparation. I can teach both conversational Japanese and academic Japanese.

Table Tennis

I have played table tennis during my high school days for only a year and a half and reached the final in regional tournament and at a college for 2 years in Japan.

I have coached high school students when I was in Japan and three middle school students in Santa Ana and presently adult students at YMCA in Torrance.

I go to out of state for a senior tournament once a year and top 3 finishers in men's single, men's doubles and mixed doubles events for the last 4 years.
It is very important to have a good swing/stroke form in the beginning because once you got bad forms or habits, it is too difficult to correct.

Univ of Arkansas
English Education
CSU Dominguez Hills, California
Master's

Education

Univ of Arkansas (English Education)

CSU Dominguez Hills, California (Master's)

Knowledgeable, patient and supportive, great tutor!

Starting out from Zero knowledge in Japanese, Hiro has taught me in a very short time a basic understanding, vocabulary, ground rules. I learned so much more than I thought I would be able to. I look forward to learning more with his help. I like that the lessons are challenging but manageable because of his support.

— Margreth, Studio City, CA on 5/29/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Hiro will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90019.