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Yuki Nathalie K.

Oakland, CA

$65/hour

Native French & Japanese Speaker w/ 10 Years Tutoring Experience

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/18/16
5.0 average from 113 ratings
A Truly Versatile and Well-Rounded Educator
— Leanne, San Francisco, CA on 4/17/16

$65/Hour


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University of Geneva, Switzerland
Japanese, Ancient Roman History, Latin
University of Tokyo (PHD Candidate for 2 years)
Other

Education

University of Geneva, Switzerland (Japanese, Ancient Roman History, Latin)

University of Tokyo (PHD Candidate for 2 years) (Other)

About Yuki Nathalie

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Although I am a new tutor at Wyzant, I have been teaching French and Japanese since 2000. I started tutoring in Switzerland and Japan, and have been teaching in the Bay Area since 2014. I work with people of all ages and all levels, from young kids to adults. My Japanese-language clients are predominantly professionals looking to improve their fluency and cultural knowledge for their work. I have experience with one-on-one lessons, Skype lessons, and schoolroom classes. To my regular Japanese-language students, I provide an exclusive newsletter about buzz in Japan, fun tips, Japanese related events in the Bay Area, and more. This complement to my lessons will help my clients connect even more with Japan and its culture.

I was born and raised in Switzerland. Because my father is Swiss and my mother is Japanese, I have spoken French and Japanese since childhood. As a youth, I spent summers in Japan with extended family. While I was an undergraduate student, I worked as a French teacher for foreign students at école Lémania in Switzerland, and also as a Latin tutor to junior and high school students for 2 years.

At the University of Geneva in Switzerland, I earned a “Licence es Lettres”, equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Japanese, ancient Roman history and Latin. After graduating, I moved to Tokyo to pursue a doctorate in ancient Japanese grammar at the University of Tokyo. However, I left the doctorate program after two years when I found a greater calling in Tokyo's fashion world. I worked for a variety of international fashion and import firms, consulted for Japanese imports companies, wrote for Japanese magazines, and tutored Japanese and French. I still work as an interpreter and consultant for a variety of Japanese companies and I go back to Japan regularly.

I love teaching and teaming up with my students to help them achieve their goals. It’s fulfilling to watch their personal progress. I adjust every lesson to my students’ requests and needs. I like to collaboratively decide on what learning materials work best and regularly update my personal educational library. While I use various books, games, and magazines I have picked up internationally, I am always open to using my students’ preferred materials. I also create custom exercises and lesson plans when needed.

Let's take your language skills to the next level!

***LOCATIONS: Public spaces only. San Francisco (weekdays only, Bart accessible), Oakland Uptown, Lake Merritt.
***Please note my cancellation policy: to cancel a session, contact me by text 24 hours or more before your lesson; if you do so, I won’t charge you and will do my best to accommodate your rescheduling request. If you contact me less than 24 hours before your lesson, I will charge you in full. A rescheduled session is subject to the above cancellation policy, too.
***Late policy: clients are expected to pay the full session rate from the original booking time, no matter how late they are. Please text as soon as you know when you are going to be late.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
Let me share a little about myself...

Although I am a new tutor at Wyzant, I have been teaching French and Japanese since 2000. I started tutoring in Switzerland and Japan, and have been teaching in the Bay Area since 2014. I work with people of all ages and all levels, from young
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

For the first lesson, I offer an introductory discounted rate of $49 an hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Oakland, CA 94612
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"A Truly Versatile and Well-Rounded Educator"

- Leanne, San Francisco, CA on 4/17/16

"Excellent French teacher - native speaker"

- Tom, Newport Beach, CA on 6/30/17

"A knowledgeable and diligent tutor"

- Sho, San Francisco, CA on 12/25/16

"Awesome tutor!"

- Maya, Berkeley, CA on 11/27/16

"Great tutor!"

- Kia, Oakland, CA on 6/20/16

"Very helpful in independent studies"

- Anandamayi, Berkeley, CA on 3/5/16
Language:
French,
Japanese

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.

French

I am a native French speaker who has graduated from the University of Geneva in Literature. I studied Latin for 11 years, which gives me a strong base for understanding both the development of French as a language and French grammar. I have worked as a French teacher for foreign students at École Lémania in Switzerland for two years, and taught Latin to junior and high school private students.

I use various books and magazines I have picked up internationally and am always open to using my students' preferred materials. I like to collaboratively decide on what learning materials work best and am regularly updating my personal educational library. I also create custom exercises when needed and develop tailor-made programs based on individual needs.

Japanese

I am a native Japanese speaker with an international upbringing. I studied Japanese literature and ancient Japanese grammar at the University of Geneva where I graduated with a License es Letters (equivalent to Bachelor of Arts degree). I then studied at the University of Tokyo for two years in a PhD program, and worked for 10 years as a PR, consultant and editor in Tokyo, as well as a French/Japanese tutor.

I regularly go back to Japan and update my personal educational library as well. To my regular Japanese-language students, I provide an exclusive newsletter about buzz in Japan, fun tips, Japanese related events in the Bay Area, and more. This complement to my lessons will help my clients connect even more with Japan and its culture.

University of Geneva, Switzerland
Japanese, Ancient Roman History, Latin
University of Tokyo (PHD Candidate for 2 years)
Other

Education

University of Geneva, Switzerland (Japanese, Ancient Roman History, Latin)

University of Tokyo (PHD Candidate for 2 years) (Other)

A Truly Versatile and Well-Rounded Educator

For a little bit of background about myself, I am a community manager with a minor degree in Japanese. Due to a change in my team's roles, my job description now requires more than just being able to read and comprehend Japanese -- I now regularly write posts in Japanese, too. Since moving to the Bay Area a few years ago, I have not had the opportunity to use my writing skills regularly. My searc

— Leanne, San Francisco, CA on 4/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

For the first lesson, I offer an introductory discounted rate of $49 an hour.

Travel policy

Yuki Nathalie will travel within 15 miles of Oakland, CA 94612.