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Yumiko Y.

San Francisco, CA

$45/hour

Learn Japanese Step by Step!

Background check passed as of 4/22/11
5.0 average from 265 ratings
Incredible Tutor!!! I can't wait to be her student again
— Katie, San Francisco, CA on 5/24/14

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University of California, Davis

Education

University of California, Davis

About Yumiko

Interested in learning Japanese, but not sure how to get started?! I can help. I offer practical and interactive tutoring sessions to help you achieve your goal.

Once you sign up, unless you are a complete beginner, I will ask you some questions both in English and Japanese to assess your proficiency. I will prepare class materials that are unique to your level and interests.

We will work hard, but I promise, it will be fun and exciting!

A little about me.

I am a Japanese native. I have been living in the SF Bay Area for over 20 years and am fluent in English. I have taught at UC Davis as a teaching assistant, and at a local high school as a guest teacher. Currently, I work with both students and professionals as a private tutor.

Look forward to meeting you!
Interested in learning Japanese, but not sure how to get started?! I can help. I offer practical and interactive tutoring sessions to help you achieve your goal.

Once you sign up, unless you are a complete beginner, I will ask you some questions both in
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Group rates available upon request.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of San Francisco, CA 94103
Background Check: Passed

"Incredible Tutor!!! I can't wait to be her student again"

- Katie, San Francisco, CA on 5/24/14
Yumiko replied on 5/23/2016

Thank you. Lovely meeting you! Have a wonderful stay in Japan:-)
Sending big hugs.

"Couldn't have asked for a better tutor!"

- Vicky, San Francisco, CA on 10/24/16
Yumiko replied on 10/25/2016

Vicky san, Arigatou;-) Yes, yes, let's keep going! You are doing great! Ganbatte!

"Truly gifted tutor"

- Phil, San Francisco, CA on 8/29/16
Yumiko replied on 8/31/2016

Thank you, Phil! You are a super student. I appreciate your dedication and enjoy working with you. You will get there! Let's keep learning.

"Great tutor!"

- Camille, San Francisco, CA on 5/20/16
Yumiko replied on 8/31/2016

Arigato, Camille san! Hope you enjoyed visiting Japan. Whenever you need help, I am here. Let me know, ok?! Good luck with your new venture in SF!

"A talented and charming tutor"

- Jim, Sausalito, CA on 4/28/16
Yumiko replied on 4/29/2016

It was a pleasure helping you and Laura prepare for the long trip to Japan! Have a wonderful journey!

"Great introduction to Japanese"

- Kimberly, San Francisco, CA on 4/24/16
Yumiko replied on 4/27/2016

Welcome, Kimberly! Look forward to working with you!!

"Outstanding tutor"

- Margaret, San Francisco, CA on 12/8/15

"Customizes lessons to fit the student; she was great!!!"

- Heidi, Langley, WA on 8/6/15

"Wonderful tutor"

- Kevin, Berkeley, CA on 6/24/15

"Best Language Teacher, Yumiko sensai"

- Tami, San Francisco, CA on 4/8/14

"Fun and Helpful!"

- Penelope, San Francisco, CA on 3/17/14

"Great Tutor"

- Samuel, San Rafael, CA on 10/16/13
Yumiko replied on 4/8/2014

Thank you, Sam. Hope you are doing well at school!
Nice working with you.

Yumi

"Perfect for a traveler!"

- Sherri, San Francisco, CA on 5/15/13

"Top notch tutor."

- Benjamin, San Francisco, CA on 5/2/13

"Best Japanese tutor around."

- Mandy, San Francisco, CA on 5/2/13
Yumiko replied on 4/8/2014

Thank you, Mandy, for the review. It has been great working with your daughter. Also, I sincerely appreciate you being flexible with the scheduling. Glad to be able to help her. She is an excellent student!

Yumiko

"Great, experienced tutor."

- Adam, San Francisco, CA on 11/15/12

"A Wonderful Teacher"

- Eric, San Carlos, CA on 6/19/12

"Great Japanese Tutor"

- Matthew, San Mateo, CA on 4/4/12

"Great Tutor"

- Sheilah, San Mateo, CA on 10/29/10
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University of California, Davis

Education

University of California, Davis

Incredible Tutor!!! I can't wait to be her student again — I can't possibly describe what an amazing tutor Yumiko is!!! I came to her a bit lost -- I had taken Japanese for five years, but hadn't used it in at least three. I didn't know where or how to start back up. Yumiko crafted customized lessons for me that brought me back up to speed in just a short amount of time. I wanted to get better at casual conversation, which was nearly impossible for me to ...

— Katie, San Francisco, CA on 5/24/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Group rates available upon request.

Travel policy

Yumiko will travel within 5 miles of San Francisco, CA 94103.