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James A.

Rexburg, ID

$20/hour

My name is James and I love all things Japanese!

5.0 average from 31 ratings

$20/Hour


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About James

Like many people, I love learning. I don't like being in a situation where I don't understand what is going on or how to do things. It can be very frustrating! After graduating high school, I decided to become a volunteer for two years, and I left for Japan. I had no knowledge of the Japanese language (beyond maybe "konnichiwa," "ramen," "sushi" and a couple others), so I found myself in that situation. It took a lot of time, effort, sometimes embarrassing on-the-spot learning, but I have learned how to effectively communicate with people in Japanese.

While in Japan, one program I helped with was a free English class. I learned that teaching your native language is much harder than it would seem. Why are things the way they are? I dunno. They just are. But teaching English, although difficult, really helped me understand how to teach languages, and how to tailor my teaching to different levels of students and progress. With teaching Japanese I find it a bit easier. Having had to learn it myself, I can better define the rules of grammar and different ways to define words of phrases that sometimes don't quite translate.

I lived in Japan as a volunteer for two years (2014-2016). I had various service opportunities, and spoke to lots of people about various subjects. I can better explain unique, hard to understand phrases and words, and help break down the language so that others can better learn and understand it.

I loved the chance to teach English in Japan. I also simply love Japan with all my heart. Anytime I do anything related I'm filled with joy and passion. I want to share that excitement! I hope to be able to help anyone who wants to learn Japanese to do so. (yoroshiku onegaishimasu) I'm looking forward to it!
Like many people, I love learning. I don't like being in a situation where I don't understand what is going on or how to do things. It can be very frustrating! After graduating high school, I decided to become a volunteer for two years, and I left for Japan. I had no knowledge of the Japanese language (beyond maybe "konnichiwa," "ramen," "sushi" Read more

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1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Rexburg, ID 83440
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Japanese

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Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 20 miles of Rexburg, ID 83440.