Windward Community college (business and music)
University of Hawaii Manoa (Graduate Coursework)
Aloha, my name is Aiza Sensei!
I have been teaching English for over 10 years in Hawaii and Japan. In Hawaii, I have always been a private tutor helping ESL / EFL students with their studies at UH, HPU and other private English schools. In Japan, I was teaching a many different schools in Kansai, then I opened my own private English school in Kyoto. I also created mobile English interactive clinics. I teach all ages and all levels of English conversation, including reading, writing and grammar for Kindergarten and Elementary levels.
I teach and train for Eiken (Step), Act and Toeic testing, including skills development and test process techniques.
I have certifications in TESOL, TEFL, CELTA that I completed while living and teaching in Japan.
I use a lot of interactive media, song, dance and dialogue to make the lessons always fun and interesting. It is best to enjoy what you are learning to achieve the best results. I have experience teaching English to students as a foreign language from many parts of the world, and I specialize in teaching Japanese students due to my experience living and owning and operating an English school in Japan. I speak conversational Japanese to make it easy for my students to understand, when necessary. I am also a licensed surfing instructor and teach surfing locally here on Oahu. I am a professional singer and songwriter,n and I also teach Singing English for Song, Presentation, Speech and Delivery.
I have just returned to Oahu after living and teaching English in Kansai, Japan.
There are many creative lessons and systems of learning that I have developed from teaching for many other schools in Japan, then creating my own original curriculum for my students at my school in Kyoto. Please feel free to contact me for any assistance I can provide. Aloha
- AIZA SENSEI Aloha, my name is Aiza Sensei!
I have been teaching English for over 10 years in Hawaii and Japan. In Hawaii, I have always been a private tutor helping ESL / EFL students with their studies at UH, HPU and other private English schools. In Japan, I was teaching a many different schools in Kansai, then I opened my own private English
I have many different optional lessons and plans with rates that vary, so please contact for more info.
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I have been a singer, songwriter, arranger and composer of original music for over 30 years. I am here to help music students develop their own original ideas and turn them into compositions. I work directly with a studio and producer to take my students work to the next level.
How do you become a better listener? By learning what to listen for.
I will teach you isolation, which is the secret to developing a stronger ear for listening. Learning how to sing harmony is a perfect example of when ear training is crucial. I am a good listener, so let's dial in our ears and expand the sound horizons together.
I am an original singer and songwriter. I have been writing music for live and recorded productions for over 30 years professionally. I have 2 cd's that I produced in Hawaii in 1992 and 1994. I have also been on various artist compilations. I am currently producing my newest album, soon to be released this year. I teach my students many techniques for writing quality songs to express their message in the music.
I am a licensed and certified Swimming and Surfing Instructor in the State of Hawaii. CPR, First Aid, and Waterfront rescue. I have been teaching Surfing for over 10 years in Waikiki and other Oahu surf spots.
I have been a professional singer for live and studio productions for over 30 years. I teach many techniques for developing and improving your voice. Diet, diaphragm control, longevity, breathing and more.
I record every lesson for monitoring my students progress.