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Learn Japanese Step by Step!
Yumiko Y.

1,305 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $50

Response time: 5 hours

Yumiko Y.'s Photo

Learn Japanese Step by Step!
Learn Japanese Step by Step!
Yumiko Y.

1,305 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,305 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Yumiko


Bio

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.

Class material: If you have your own, great, I can help you with that. If you don't, that is perfectly fine. We can design the class together to suit 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 30...

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.

Class material: If you have your own, great, I can help you with that. If you don't, that is perfectly fine. We can design the class together to suit 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 30 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!


Education

University of California, Davis
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Argentine Tango Lesson Rates: Online is $65/hr. In person is local San Francisco only at $80/hr plus studio fee.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/22/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Tango

Tango

I was the 2012 USA Argentine Tango Salon Champion. I trained in the USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina for over 10 years.

Corporate Training

Japanese

Japanese

I have 15+ years of tutoring experience.

Homeschool

Japanese

Japanese

I have 15+ years of tutoring experience.

Language

Japanese

Japanese

I have 15+ years of tutoring experience.

Most Popular

Japanese

Japanese

I have 15+ years of tutoring experience.

Sports/Recreation

Tango

Tango

I was the 2012 USA Argentine Tango Salon Champion. I trained in the USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina for over 10 years.

Summer

Japanese

Japanese

I have 15+ years of tutoring experience.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (382 ratings)
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Reviews

Yumiko is a wonderful teacher!

I have been taking lessons with Yumiko for several months now. She is a great teacher! She is very knowledgeable, patient, kind and fun! She is continuing to teach me how to use correct terms, words and challenging phrases in order to help me communicate effectively in Japanese. I grew up in Japan but haven’t spoken Japanese in the last 10 years. Yumiko has helped me build back my vocabulary and made me feel more comfortable and confident speaking Japanese again. She is a great teacher and a wonderful person!

Lina, 21 lessons with Yumiko
Tutor responded:

Lina san, Thank you for your kind words. It is always wonderful to work with you. Hope you have a wonderful video/phone conversation with your relatives in Japan this holiday seasons. See you in 2022!

Yumiko was very knowlegeable, patient, intuitive and kind.

It was my first lesson but I feel much more comfortable and less nervous. She is teaching me how to use correct terms, words and phrases in order to communicate what I want to say. I grew up there but haven't spoken Japanese in the last 10 years and even with just one lesson, I feel positive that she will help me be able to speak correctly and confidently once again. The lesson was fun, informative and a great experience!

Lina, 21 lessons with Yumiko
Tutor responded:

Lina san, pleasure meeting you! Thank you for your kind review. I completely understand how you feel. Since you are already fluent, it will be easier to brush up your conversation skills. Look forward to working with you! Issho ni ganbarimashou!

Wonderful Tutor

Yumiko is an excellent tutor, clear and concise in what she expects, friendly and encouraging. As a beginner I was unsure what to expect and she put me at ease. My first session was excellent and I look forward to many more.

Dana, 7 lessons with Yumiko
Tutor responded:

Very nice meeting you, Dana. Thank you for your review. Look forward to working with you weekly!

Tutoring

Very helpful teacher and full of knowledge and with one lesson has helped me significantly. I look forward to learning more from her.

Dustin, 4 lessons with Yumiko
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Dustin. Glad you decided to continue studying Japanese. Whenever you need help, feel free to contact me!

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Yumiko is an excellent teacher. She prepares relevant lessons, tailored to my needs. She understands the challenges of learning a language and is a stickler for pronunciation. Homework from Yumiko is enough for review and additional learning but not such much that it is overwhelming.

Susan, 118 lessons with Yumiko
Tutor responded:

Great to see you studying Japanese so diligently. Let's keep going to reach our goals! We can do it:-)

Passionate and humble teacher

Yumisan is way more than an accomplished teacher. She’s first and foremost a remarkable human being. Joyful. Passionate. Giving. Those hundreds of five star reviews are testament to a great soul. I’d rank my conversations about the future of my artistic pursuits one of the best I’ve had.

Mihir, 2 lessons with Yumiko

Great First Lesson

My first lesson was really good fun. We looked at some sample questions to gauge my level and help me understand what I should focus on before my exam. Yumiko was very friendly and patient!

Jonathan, 8 lessons with Yumiko

Arigatou gozaimasu, Yumiko-san!

Yumiko is a great tutor. Enthusiastic, understanding, patient, and of course, knowledgeable! I always enjoy our weekly sessions together. I am just getting started with Japanese, but I am excited to learn and know that with Yumiko's help and some self-study, I'll get there! Thanks, Yumiko!

Stacey, 3 lessons with Yumiko
Tutor responded:

Stacey! I enjoy helping you learning Japanese language. You bring such a positive energy and enthusiasm every time we meet. I really love that. Let's keep going. You will do great!

Came Prepared and Great Explanations!

I asked to learn more business Japanese and Yumiko came to my first lesson with resources just for that. She was able to clearly explain all my questions. I plan on setting up weekly meetings with her!

Anna, 1 lesson with Yumiko
Tutor responded:

Nice meeting you, Anna san! Look forward to help you learn more business Japanese and customs. ;-) Great to know that you are fluent in Japanese!

Hourly Rate: $50
Response time: 5 hours
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