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Keiko M.

Newport Beach, CA

$60/hour

I can teach Japanese culture and language to you.

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 13 ratings
Knowledgeable patient tutor, good with kids
— Junko, Newport Beach, CA on 3/21/16

$60/Hour


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Yokohama National University
economics

Education

Yokohama National University (economics)

About Keiko

I am a native Japanese speaker and well experienced tutor for people who want to learn Japanese. My students give me a lot of courage and happiness when we have the lesson together. I appreciate it and I can obtain confidence for living in foreign country through the teaching as well.
I have the original method which the particles are the most important when nonnative speaker learns Japanese language. I am strict about the particles, but my lesson is cheerful and warm.

I also worked for 14 years as a manners teacher in Japan. I gave students one to one guidance and preparation for employment in Japan and I also trained new employees. I'd like to teach you about Japanese culture and customs together with Japanese language. I'm interested in teaching children, teenagers or adults...or all three! I will make lessons fun and easy.
I am a native Japanese speaker and well experienced tutor for people who want to learn Japanese. My students give me a lot of courage and happiness when we have the lesson together. I appreciate it and I can obtain confidence for living in foreign country through the teaching as well.
I have the original method which the particles are the
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Newport Beach, CA 92660

"Knowledgeable patient tutor, good with kids"

- Junko, Newport Beach, CA on 3/21/16
Language:
Japanese
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

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Cooking

I love to cook for my family. I am proud that my children grew up with my homemade meals. The bento-box is my specialty. I made this every morning for 12 years. I can teach you how to make this as well as rolled sushi, kazari-Inari, and the Chirashi-Bowl. The domestic Japanese sushi doesn't use raw fish as often. I will teach you how to make the most nutritious sushi, whose ingredients are all vegetables.

Let’s cook sushi together, it would be great fun!

Japanese

I completed the Boat People Assistance Association training course for teaching Japanese to foreign people in 2002 and then I started to teach Japanese to Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian people as a volunteer teacher in Japan from 2002 to 2005. I helped the expatriate students at the Japanese School in Amsterdam as an assistant teacher in the Saturday program from 2006 to 2009. In the US, I have taught Japanese as a professional tutor since 2012.

In my lessons with children, I utilize cards, pictures, paper dolls, and a whiteboard. I provide original texts that I customize for every child. Some of the children I've taught had previously gone to Japanese schools but found it confusing because they couldn't understand what was going on the classroom. Now they love their Japanese lessons and tell me ‘I like speaking Japanese’.

In my experience, adults wish to learn Japanese for a variety of different reasons. Preparing for a vacation or business trip in Japan is the most popular motivation. I have helped them plan where they want to visit and how to spend their time there and many wish to visit Japan again.

Yokohama National University
economics

Education

Yokohama National University (economics)

Knowledgeable patient tutor, good with kids

Keiko has made learning Japanese fun for my daughters and we've used her for several months to prepare for our upcoming trip to Japan. My kids feel more confident in their skills. We will miss her!

— Junko, Newport Beach, CA on 3/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Keiko will travel within 15 miles of Newport Beach, CA 92660.