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Seiko D.

Experienced Native Japanese Tutor with Teaching Credential, JLPT prep

Experienced Native Japanese Tutor with Teaching Credential, JLPT prep

$65/hour

  • 339 hours tutoring

About Seiko


Bio

I enjoy teaching Japanese. I am a native Japanese, have college degrees both in Japan and the US with the secondary teaching credential earned in Japan. I have been teaching Japanese for 10 years. I am a friendly and patient yet goal-oriented tutor. Before my tutoring career, I worked at global corporations in Japan and the US for 15+ years liaising the business for both countries. The experience inspired me to teach the language. Any levels of students are welcome, from absolute beginners...

I enjoy teaching Japanese. I am a native Japanese, have college degrees both in Japan and the US with the secondary teaching credential earned in Japan. I have been teaching Japanese for 10 years. I am a friendly and patient yet goal-oriented tutor. Before my tutoring career, I worked at global corporations in Japan and the US for 15+ years liaising the business for both countries. The experience inspired me to teach the language. Any levels of students are welcome, from absolute beginners to advanced levels, or learning the language as a hobby or a travel conversation visiting Japan.
High school and college students: I can connect with young people well. I am familiar with the textbooks being used in schools. If you need help to prepare for upcoming tests or assignments, I would be the one who you can rely on.
Corporate clients: If you are looking for learning Japanese because of your job assignment, please send me a message. I select materials and customize sessions for your goals. You can choose to learn Japanese characters or Romaji base. My work experience would help you not only learning the language but also strengthening your communication skills in the understanding of its cultural aspects and nuance connected to Japanese expressions.
JLPT Test prep class: I specialize in Test prep classes, the Japanese Language Proficiency Test also known as JLPT. It has become globally the most popular Japanese language test. The exam is used to measure employment screening, evaluation for promotions, pay raises, and qualification for a job. You can set your goal of Japanese study by taking the test. I provide sessions based on your n-level and plan for appropriate sessions. If you are interested in the JLPT prep class, please mention that in your message. Early starters are usually more successful on the test.
Japanese college applications and resume: I have experience in reviewing and proofreading resumes and for Japanese jobs as well as interview practice.


Education

SUNY Albany, Konan Women's college in Japan

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Rate details: - The minimum lesson is 30 minutes. -Cancellation: charged 1/2 hr of the hourly rate if the notice is given within 2 hours of starting time. No show will be charged full 1 hr.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/12/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Japanese

Japanese

I am a native speaker, born and raised in Japan. I had Japanese education through to college. I graduated college in Japan and earned a teaching certificate. I have also a BS degree in the U.S.

English

TOEFL

Homeschool

Japanese

Japanese

I am a native speaker, born and raised in Japan. I had Japanese education through to college. I graduated college in Japan and earned a teaching certificate. I have also a BS degree in the U.S.

Language

Japanese,

Japanese

I am a native speaker, born and raised in Japan. I had Japanese education through to college. I graduated college in Japan and earned a teaching certificate. I have also a BS degree in the U.S.
TOEFL

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Japanese

Japanese

I am a native speaker, born and raised in Japan. I had Japanese education through to college. I graduated college in Japan and earned a teaching certificate. I have also a BS degree in the U.S.

Summer

Japanese

Japanese

I am a native speaker, born and raised in Japan. I had Japanese education through to college. I graduated college in Japan and earned a teaching certificate. I have also a BS degree in the U.S.

Test Preparation

TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Seiko has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Knowledgable tutor was friendly which made learning comfortable

Seiko and I worked on Katakana rules and writing. We will continue to work on Katakana, adding Hiragana and numbers next. I look forward to many more lessons with Seiko to help me get ready for visiting Japan.

Keri, 26 lessons with Seiko

Excellent Japanese Instructor

Seiko makes learning Japanese feel very natural and interesting. I have fun in her lessons and she teaches in a way that helps me memorize complex vocabulary and sentence structure. I learn in a few weeks what would normally take me months. I highly recommend her as a Japanese instructor. I hope to continue learning from her for the long term.

Tony, 20 lessons with Seiko

Knowledgable tutor was friendly which made learning comfortable

Seiko and I worked on Katakana rules and writing. We will continue to work on Katakana, adding Hiragana and numbers next. I look forward to many more lessons with Seiko to help me get ready for visiting Japan.

Keri, 26 lessons with Seiko

Patient teacher

It is comfortable to talk to Seiko in Japanese as I had difficulty to talk Japanese to Japanese people. Right now, speaking in Japanese is more important than speaking perfect Japanese.

Thomas, 2 lessons with Seiko

Great Help

My son is very shy and typical teenager- the fact that he felt comfortable working with Seiko is a big plus. She responded to our call for help very quickly and was flexible in scheduling to squeeze him in. I will be able to assess the outcome in the next few weeks when Seiko is able to spend more time with him. He felt good about the session and I hope the next few sessions will provide him with more practice and confidence. Thank you.

Carol, 7 lessons with Seiko

First lesson with Seiko

Thank you Seiko - the lesson was excellent. You covered the areas where my son needs help and it will give him more confidence.

Joanne, 33 lessons with Seiko

Professional and patient tutor

Seiko san tutoring approach will base on personal goals which I like a lot, I think she's very nice and patient to explain through the whole lesson and she also backup the class with cultural overview .. The main topic will always be clear and easy to remember ...

Mariela, 1 lesson with Seiko

Very knowledgeable and kind tutor.

She gave good suggestions about how to get ready for tests. She also gave good suggestions about study materials.

Janet, 8 lessons with Seiko
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$65/hour

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Seiko D.

$65/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 5 minutes