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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.
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
Amazing AND patient
Tokie is an absolute blast to work with, she is vey passionate about what she does and moves you along at a great pace while ALSO encouraging you along the way!!Anthony, 4 lessons with Tokie
Excellent approach and lesson structure
I love Tokie’s approach and enthusiasm. Even in my first lesson it felt like I made significant progress! Looking forward to my twice weekly lessons. Gamification is just a great way to learn!Graham, 8 lessons with Tokie
Best teacher ever!
Tokie sensei teaches starting with the basics which is the best way for me to learn. She teaches at my speed and doesn’t push me through if I’m not ready. She is the best!!!Amanda, 64 lessons with Tokie
Experienced and responsive teacher
Tokie sensei is truly one of the best tutors I've had in any field, not just Japanese language. She is constantly adapting her style to fit your needs, while also pushing the student to get better and improve. She treats every one of my mistakes as a way for me to learn new things, which makes me want to try and experiment with my japanese skills without fear of judgement. Highly recommend.Daniel, 113 lessons with Tokie
Amazing Anime Japanese Tutor
Tokie is the most amazing teacher I have ever come across. She is able to keep my 10 year old nephew engaged in a weekly hourly lesson. She is so patient. She goes the etc mile in listening about his favorite animal, the whole reason he wanted to learn Japanese. She is teaching my nephew and me across 3 different timezones. Malaysia:Hawaii:CaliforniaNagappan, 19 lessons with Tokie
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, 49 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.Anonymous, 14 lessons with Tokie
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
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