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I was born and raised in Japan and came to the US to study. After graduating from college, I lived and worked in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. I have always loved learning languages. But I found the love for teaching. When I came back to the US for graduate school, I was given an opportunity to teach Japanese as a graduate assistant. I taught Japanese for 16 years at college level after that.
I still love learning languages and understand the struggle you have to face. But learning languages is fun because you are not only learning the language but also the culture.
I am a native speaker of Japanese with 16 years of experience teaching to English speaking students.
There are a lot of resources out three for you to study Japanese. But what is the best way to learn how to communicate in Japanese? Here is your chance! I was born and raised in Japan and came to the US to study. After graduating from college, I lived and worked in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. I have always loved learning languages. But I found the love for teaching. When I came back to the US for graduate school, I was given an opportunity to teach Japanese as a graduate assistant. I taught
I not only learn a lot of Japanese, Chie makes the learning fun and works in bits of Japanese culture. We use flash cards and learn vocabulary as well as grammar. She is very easy to talk to and understand.
Chie is an absolutely amazing tutor. She is very patient and makes our lessons fun. She works at a great pace and makes sure I understand the material before moving on. I can truly see so much improvement in my Japanese skills with every lesson. She understands my goals and is helping me achieve them. I get a lot of practice with my conversational skills which I never got much of in a classroom. I thoroughly enjoy my lesson every week and therefore highly recommend Chie as a tutor.
When I was looking for a tutor for my teenage son, I had to consider schedule availability for all as well as personality connection. Chie was flexible enough to schedule herself 4 times during my son's winter vacation break. That was incredibly helpful for learning. No additional classes to stress my son. Just a relaxed time to focus on a completely new language. And to top it off, her personality is fantastic. She has an ease that makes it enjoyable to learn. I listen to them going over phrases and discussing how to use words in context as well as meaning and culture. They laugh and the atmosphere is light. I can tell my son immensely enjoys his lessons and is becoming, albeit slowly, more confident that he can learn Japanese. What a relief for me as a parent. Thank you, Chie.
Ms. Chie is a very knowledgeable and experienced teacher. Her well prepared lessons involve language and culture, truly bring in a fun and dynamic learning experience! Definitely highly recommend!!!!
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I am a native speaker of Japanese and I taught Japanese at college level for 16 years and enjoyed it very much.