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Lucas A.

San Jose, CA

$40/hour

Experienced Japanese Tutor, Culture, Business, & History

Background check passed as of 10/7/15
5.0 average from 15 ratings

$40/Hour


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University of California-Berkeley
PhD

Education

University of California-Berkeley (PhD)

About Lucas

I'm a friendly and knowledgeable instructor. Many students appreciate my passion and deeply informative and multilayered lessons. If you want to speak Japanese, and learn and experience sufficiently about Japanese culture, business, and history at the same time, contact me! I taught at many American universities over 10 years and received two outstanding teaching awards. I'm currently freelance and moved to this area due to my partner's job.

I have Japanese college and master's degrees in linguistics (including language instructions) and international studies. Additionally, I received a Ph.D. from Berkeley in Japanese studies. I'm a native Japanese speaker. I'm thoroughly bilingual and have a record of publications in Japanese and English. I grew up in Japan and visit there frequently.

Outside Japan, there is a shortage of male Japanese instructors. If you're a non-native speaker, it's important to be used to male speaking voices as much as female ones in your training. This is especially true for Japanese, because Japanese is a highly gendered language.

If you know Japanese, it is good to keep it up. Language fades away if you don't practice. Many students learned Japanese at school or by themselves in the past and they are now working with me continuing to expand their skill and experience.

Whether you're a very beginner or very advanced, I'll be delighted to teach you. We can learn in a relaxed and casual setting, either online or in person (or blending both). I maintain my tuition low for students because I do this job not for living but out of my passion to disseminate what I know and share it with others. I'm flexible in terms of time and happy to accommodate your interest and need. I also assist school and corporate projects. And let me know if you're preparing for a JLP Test.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
I'm a friendly and knowledgeable instructor. Many students appreciate my passion and deeply informative and multilayered lessons. If you want to speak Japanese, and learn and experience sufficiently about Japanese culture, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

LOWER Pricing for multiple hour lessons and group (for 2+) lessons. Ask for more discounts.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of San Jose, CA 95129
Background Check: Passed
Language:
Japanese

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University of California-Berkeley
PhD

Education

University of California-Berkeley (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

LOWER Pricing for multiple hour lessons and group (for 2+) lessons. Ask for more discounts.

Travel policy

Lucas will travel within 40 miles of San Jose, CA 95129.