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Toshi M.

Panorama City, CA

$50/hour

Japanese from Zero via Skype?

Background check passed as of 3/23/16
5.0 average from 47 ratings
Great Tutor!
— Janet, Millersville, MD on 9/10/16

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Hiroshima City University
MBA
King's College
MBA

Education

Hiroshima City University (MBA)

King's College (MBA)

About Toshi

My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan.

**Please read my entire page including the Cancellation, reschedule and late Policy carefully before purchasing lessons!!

In 2014, I am currently working with a new project through Google called, "Ok Glass." It's a data collection project that leads to the betterment of Google products for voice search capabilities in their Google search engine, Chrome software and Google Glass. Google has chosen me to record, translate and transcribe for these projects within the Japanese division!

My tutoring policy is not just simply to teach the Japanese language as a Japanese. No, I always want to teach students more than the language.

If you are interested in the Japanese traditions as well as the language and traditions, then that is a good start for learning. Fun, interest and enjoyment are the best tools for learning with my tutoring.

You will not only be able to speak Japanese, but you will grasp the traits of the Japanese language, traditions, history, culture, and, most importantly, the uniquely Japanese styles of courtesy and customs simultaneously!

I teach practical Japanese so you can actually communicate and exchange proper responses with real Japanese with a sense of smooth conversation. My teaching method varies depending on the student's level.

Are you struggling?

Perhaps you went to a Japanese language school, but when you saw Japanese anime or movies you still did not understand? Then you wondered WHY, didn't you! After all, you paid so much money for school!

Here is the answer: most of the school are not teaching true and complete Japanese! Yes, they are teaching proper Japanese very well. but it only works for some test like a JLPT or speaking at work.

The SECRET is that Japanese people do not speak proper Japanese all the time. They usually speak casual, informal Japanese when they are talking with friends and family, and there are gender differences in spoken Japanese!

Japanese movies and anime cartoons, manga, are mostly stories of friends and family, NOT stories of formal work.

That is why you need to know proper Japanese and casual, informal Japanese both! The Japanese culture and language have customs and orders which you must know and understand completely!

I teach both of these structures at the same time. You need to know when and how to change from proper verbs to casual, informal verbs, and then you will begin to understand the Japanese anime and movies!

I am very strong in teaching proper Japanese, including reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. If you are only interested in JLPT Training (any level) or AP Japanese Language and Culture, we can certainly work with that.

However, I also teach business Japanese, word beautification, gender differences in spoken Japanese, proper and casual conversations, polite language, humble language, and respectful verbs. This is necessary for improving your personal and business relations!

I also teach Japanese slang along with many other aspects of the Japanese culture. Whatever you need or want to learn, I am here to assist you!

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, I can tutor you in private lessons at your computer. I am experienced with teaching all levels and all ages!

I give a fun, relaxed lesson and work to teach the precise and gentle true Japanese way in a friendly and open-minded one-on-one online lesson or group online lessons via Skype.

I believe you will find everything you need, because I am focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. I will do everything I can to meet your expectations, and with a variety of offerings to choose from, I am sure you will be happy working with me!

I also teach ORIGAMI (Japanese art of paper folding), how to make SUSHI, and how to hold the Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony. I am able to give you information about J-POP and traditional Japanese songs as well. We can have fun with those, too.

If you would like to have a lesson once per week or twice per week, let's discuss the possibilities!

I do not usually set up a specific 10-hour or 20-hour plan, because it all depends on the student's level.

I then find the best speed for each student. At that point, if you want to stop at 10 hours, that is fine, and you can stop! Or, if you want to continue to do the class, you can continue. You may stop at 8, 15 or 30 sessions... whatever is best for you!

Do you want to speak Japanese for a few conversations... or do you want to speak Japanese fluently? Or perhaps you want to take a Japanese Language Proficiency Test or AP Japanese Language and Culture Test? That all depends on your achievement!

You can let me know if you want to continue or not anytime! Let's go from there!

I look forward to lesson with you!

Thank you and God bless,
Toshi


I teach basic through advanced Japanese.

Conversation, Speaking, Writing, Reading, Hearing,
Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji. Grammar, Vocabulary.

All level of JLPT ( N5,N4,N3,N2,N1)
AP Japanese Language and culture
Accent Reduction For Japanese Language.


***Cancellation policy***
All class cancellations and reschedules must be done 24 hours in advance before the scheduled lesson. Otherwise, you will be charged for the missed lesson. If you are going to be late for your lesson, please contact me by Skype message or through WyzAnt mail before your scheduled class. If you are late 15 minutes or more for class without prior notice, your lesson will be cancelled, you will be charged for the missed lesson and no refunds given. Please note: if you singed up for lessons with me, you have agreed to my cancellation, reschedule and late policy.
My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan.

**Please read my entire page including the Cancellation, reschedule and late Policy carefully before purchasing lessons!!

In 2014, I am currently working with a new project through Google called, "Ok Glass." It's a data collection project that
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

One-on-One online lesson or group online lessons available via Skype. Group min 2 to max 8. Group sign up and pay for their lessons separately. Special (large) group classes available.

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Panorama City, CA 91402
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor!"

- Janet, Millersville, MD on 9/10/16

"Encouraging, kind, and patient tutor"

- Sam, Allison Park, PA on 9/9/16

"Interesting and useful lesson"

- Becca, New Haven, CT on 3/10/16

"Good cultural understanding of both Japanese and US differences in addition to language!"

- Huey, Monterey Park, CA on 6/5/15
Language:
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Japanese

I am a certified member of The National Tutoring Association and passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test of the Japanese Language Teaching Association.

Hiroshima City University
MBA
King's College
MBA

Education

Hiroshima City University (MBA)

King's College (MBA)

Great Tutor! — Toshi has been a great tutor so far for my daughter. He has an encouraging teaching style which is always positive. Even when it gets difficult, he is always patient and will slow it down to her pace. He not only teaches the material but talks to her about Japanese culture and lifestyle. My daughter always looks forward to her lessons every week. ...

— Janet, Millersville, MD on 9/10/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

One-on-One online lesson or group online lessons available via Skype. Group min 2 to max 8. Group sign up and pay for their lessons separately. Special (large) group classes available.

Travel policy

Toshi will travel within 0 miles of Panorama City, CA 91402.