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Tokie B.

Great Patience! Native speaker with 35 years teaching experience.

Great Patience! Native speaker with 35 years teaching experience.

$49/hour

  • 302 hours tutoring

About Tokie


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My name is Tokie. I was born and raised in Nagoya Japan. I graduated college with a degree in International Business and a minor in Education. After college, I worked in a foreign exchange department at a bank in Nagoya. At the same time, I started teaching Japanese to non-native speakers. After working and teaching in Japan for 10 years, I moved to the West Coast of America. Since then I have been teaching all levels of Japanese at a local college for over 25 years and have received many...

My name is Tokie. I was born and raised in Nagoya Japan. I graduated college with a degree in International Business and a minor in Education. After college, I worked in a foreign exchange department at a bank in Nagoya. At the same time, I started teaching Japanese to non-native speakers. After working and teaching in Japan for 10 years, I moved to the West Coast of America. Since then I have been teaching all levels of Japanese at a local college for over 25 years and have received many great reviews. All of my classes are very popular. Last year, I created the first “Live Interactive Online Japanese class” at the college. These classes became very well-liked by students who were unable to travel to college.

I teach a wide range of students, from beginning/travel Japanese to advanced business Japanese. I also specialize in teaching all levels of JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) preparation. I have many students at the highest level JLPT N1. If Karaoke, Japanese Drama or Anime interest you, then we can have fun learning together.

Teaching is my passion! I love teaching! My teaching style is to have fun learning without stress. I cater my lessons to the individual student to meet his/her diverse interests and academic goals. I create simple formulas, so that difficult Japanese grammar is easy to understand. I respect student’s learning style with great patience. I strongly believe that repetition is key to mastering a language and try to impress this fact on students while retaining a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. I have 35 years of experience working with older and retired students. I teach according to the students' speed and desire.

My schedule is quite flexible. I teach online only. Students can reach me wherever they live. Please share with me your passion in learning Japanese.

Cancellation policy
A 24 hours advance written notice (Wyzant’s messaging system) is required to cancel or re-schedule any lessons. If students can not notify, then the full amount for the lesson will be fo


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Nagoya International College
International Business and Education

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Corporate Training

Japanese

Japanese

My name is Tokie. I was born and raised in Nagoya Japan. I graduated college with a degree in International Business and a minor in Education. After college, I worked in a foreign exchange department at a bank in Nagoya. At the same time, I started teaching Japanese to non-native speakers. After working and teaching in Japan for 10 years, I moved to the West Coast of America. Since then I have been teaching all levels of Japanese at a local college for over 25 years and have received many great reviews. All of my classes are very popular. Last year, I created the first “Live Interactive Online Japanese class” at the college. These classes became very well-liked by students who were unable to travel to college. I teach a wide range of students, from beginning/travel Japanese to advanced business Japanese. I also specialize in teaching all levels of JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) preparation. I have many students at the highest level JLPT N1. If Karaoke, Japanese Drama or Anime interest you, then we can have fun learning together. Teaching is my passion! I love teaching! My teaching style is to have fun learning without stress. I cater my lessons to the individual student to meet his/her diverse interests and academic goals. I create simple formulas, so that difficult Japanese grammar is easy to understand. I respect student’s learning style with great patience. I strongly believe that repetition is key to mastering a language and try to impress this fact on students while retaining a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. I have 35 years of experience working with older and retired students. I teach according to the students' speed and desire. My schedule is quite flexible. I teach online only. Students can reach me wherever they live. Please share with me your passion in learning Japanese. Cancellation policy A 24 hours advance written notice (Wyzant’s messaging system) is required to cancel or re-schedule any lessons. If students can not notify, then the full amount for the lesson will be forfeited.

Homeschool

Japanese

Japanese

My name is Tokie. I was born and raised in Nagoya Japan. I graduated college with a degree in International Business and a minor in Education. After college, I worked in a foreign exchange department at a bank in Nagoya. At the same time, I started teaching Japanese to non-native speakers. After working and teaching in Japan for 10 years, I moved to the West Coast of America. Since then I have been teaching all levels of Japanese at a local college for over 25 years and have received many great reviews. All of my classes are very popular. Last year, I created the first “Live Interactive Online Japanese class” at the college. These classes became very well-liked by students who were unable to travel to college. I teach a wide range of students, from beginning/travel Japanese to advanced business Japanese. I also specialize in teaching all levels of JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) preparation. I have many students at the highest level JLPT N1. If Karaoke, Japanese Drama or Anime interest you, then we can have fun learning together. Teaching is my passion! I love teaching! My teaching style is to have fun learning without stress. I cater my lessons to the individual student to meet his/her diverse interests and academic goals. I create simple formulas, so that difficult Japanese grammar is easy to understand. I respect student’s learning style with great patience. I strongly believe that repetition is key to mastering a language and try to impress this fact on students while retaining a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. I have 35 years of experience working with older and retired students. I teach according to the students' speed and desire. My schedule is quite flexible. I teach online only. Students can reach me wherever they live. Please share with me your passion in learning Japanese. Cancellation policy A 24 hours advance written notice (Wyzant’s messaging system) is required to cancel or re-schedule any lessons. If students can not notify, then the full amount for the lesson will be forfeited.

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Japanese

Japanese

My name is Tokie. I was born and raised in Nagoya Japan. I graduated college with a degree in International Business and a minor in Education. After college, I worked in a foreign exchange department at a bank in Nagoya. At the same time, I started teaching Japanese to non-native speakers. After working and teaching in Japan for 10 years, I moved to the West Coast of America. Since then I have been teaching all levels of Japanese at a local college for over 25 years and have received many great reviews. All of my classes are very popular. Last year, I created the first “Live Interactive Online Japanese class” at the college. These classes became very well-liked by students who were unable to travel to college. I teach a wide range of students, from beginning/travel Japanese to advanced business Japanese. I also specialize in teaching all levels of JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) preparation. I have many students at the highest level JLPT N1. If Karaoke, Japanese Drama or Anime interest you, then we can have fun learning together. Teaching is my passion! I love teaching! My teaching style is to have fun learning without stress. I cater my lessons to the individual student to meet his/her diverse interests and academic goals. I create simple formulas, so that difficult Japanese grammar is easy to understand. I respect student’s learning style with great patience. I strongly believe that repetition is key to mastering a language and try to impress this fact on students while retaining a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. I have 35 years of experience working with older and retired students. I teach according to the students' speed and desire. My schedule is quite flexible. I teach online only. Students can reach me wherever they live. Please share with me your passion in learning Japanese. Cancellation policy A 24 hours advance written notice (Wyzant’s messaging system) is required to cancel or re-schedule any lessons. If students can not notify, then the full amount for the lesson will be forfeited.

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Japanese

Japanese

My name is Tokie. I was born and raised in Nagoya Japan. I graduated college with a degree in International Business and a minor in Education. After college, I worked in a foreign exchange department at a bank in Nagoya. At the same time, I started teaching Japanese to non-native speakers. After working and teaching in Japan for 10 years, I moved to the West Coast of America. Since then I have been teaching all levels of Japanese at a local college for over 25 years and have received many great reviews. All of my classes are very popular. Last year, I created the first “Live Interactive Online Japanese class” at the college. These classes became very well-liked by students who were unable to travel to college. I teach a wide range of students, from beginning/travel Japanese to advanced business Japanese. I also specialize in teaching all levels of JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) preparation. I have many students at the highest level JLPT N1. If Karaoke, Japanese Drama or Anime interest you, then we can have fun learning together. Teaching is my passion! I love teaching! My teaching style is to have fun learning without stress. I cater my lessons to the individual student to meet his/her diverse interests and academic goals. I create simple formulas, so that difficult Japanese grammar is easy to understand. I respect student’s learning style with great patience. I strongly believe that repetition is key to mastering a language and try to impress this fact on students while retaining a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. I have 35 years of experience working with older and retired students. I teach according to the students' speed and desire. My schedule is quite flexible. I teach online only. Students can reach me wherever they live. Please share with me your passion in learning Japanese. Cancellation policy A 24 hours advance written notice (Wyzant’s messaging system) is required to cancel or re-schedule any lessons. If students can not notify, then the full amount for the lesson will be forfeited.

Summer

Japanese

Japanese

My name is Tokie. I was born and raised in Nagoya Japan. I graduated college with a degree in International Business and a minor in Education. After college, I worked in a foreign exchange department at a bank in Nagoya. At the same time, I started teaching Japanese to non-native speakers. After working and teaching in Japan for 10 years, I moved to the West Coast of America. Since then I have been teaching all levels of Japanese at a local college for over 25 years and have received many great reviews. All of my classes are very popular. Last year, I created the first “Live Interactive Online Japanese class” at the college. These classes became very well-liked by students who were unable to travel to college. I teach a wide range of students, from beginning/travel Japanese to advanced business Japanese. I also specialize in teaching all levels of JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) preparation. I have many students at the highest level JLPT N1. If Karaoke, Japanese Drama or Anime interest you, then we can have fun learning together. Teaching is my passion! I love teaching! My teaching style is to have fun learning without stress. I cater my lessons to the individual student to meet his/her diverse interests and academic goals. I create simple formulas, so that difficult Japanese grammar is easy to understand. I respect student’s learning style with great patience. I strongly believe that repetition is key to mastering a language and try to impress this fact on students while retaining a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. I have 35 years of experience working with older and retired students. I teach according to the students' speed and desire. My schedule is quite flexible. I teach online only. Students can reach me wherever they live. Please share with me your passion in learning Japanese. Cancellation policy A 24 hours advance written notice (Wyzant’s messaging system) is required to cancel or re-schedule any lessons. If students can not notify, then the full amount for the lesson will be forfeited.

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An amazing teacher

Tokie is an amazing teacher. She’s eager to answer all the questions and have a gift to explain the grammar in a very easy way. I really enjoy the lessons.

Anna, 8 lessons with Tokie

Very welcoming and understanding

Great introductory lesson! I had technical difficulties with my computer but Tokie was very understanding about it. Once the issue was resolved, we got right into the lesson and will continue! Also, she has a very easy-going attitude and fosters a positively encouraging learning atmosphere.

Zach, 21 lessons with Tokie

Gaining Confidence Speaking Japanese

Tokie was very patient, and knowledgeable in regards to my goals. Three weeks ago, I wasn't able to express my thoughts and opinions in Japanese and often stuttered. Since then, Tokie helped me gain confidence in speaking Japanese. One of the best methods she uses in her lessons is no Romaji (romanized letters). That became a huge help, as someone who never uses Romaji when writing and reading Japanese. As time went by, I became more confident in using the language. If you're someone who's interested in learning Japanese, I highly recommend Tokie's lessons.

Jinett, 14 lessons with Tokie

good teacher

Good lesson, very informative. She takes time to work with the student to make sure they understand what they are doing.

Samuel, 9 lessons with Tokie

excellent teacher!

I would recommend Tokie to anyone! She understand how to get you up to speed easily. She also has solid materials for you to learn between sessions.

Doyle, 1 lesson with Tokie

Friendly and Knowledgeable Tutor!

Tokie really understands where I am in my understanding of Japanese and structures lessons so I am learning a lot and also applying things to my life for relevance. I end up feeling like we are actually having a conversation in Japanese, and still get a lot of grammar support and kind feedback!

Nora, 27 lessons with Tokie

Great tutor

Tokie Sensei is very patient and knowledgeable. Since my major problems are speaking and listening, she tailored every lesson to my individual needs and included a lot of challenging materials that fit my level. Highly recommend!

Zenong, 38 lessons with Tokie

Really great Japanese Tutor, helped me pass the JLPT

I booked lessons with Tokie to prepare for the jlpt (n4) and she was extremely helpful. She was able to quickly figure out my strengths/weaknesses and even made quizzes to target them. She also gave me a lot of helpful tips for how to actually take the test which ended up being really crucial and I felt like the test went pretty smoothly because of that. Price is also really worth it- I’ve taken a lot of lessons on Wyzant and the distinction between her style/experience and others is really clear. Feels very much like a teacher more than just a tutor if that makes sense. Also this was my first time doing a Skype lesson, I thought that would be an issue and there could be nuances you miss in video chat but it didn’t feel like that was an issue at all. On top of all of that Tokie is so so nice and positive and encouraging. Will definitely be taking lessons with her again. 本当にありがとうございましたときえ先生❣️

Dakota, 8 lessons with Tokie
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$49/hour

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$49/hour

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Response time: 32 minutes