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Ellen M.

The Best Japanese Tutor in Town

The Best Japanese Tutor in Town

$65/hour

  • 95 hours tutoring

  • Downers Grove, IL 60516


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About Ellen


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Hello, future master of Japanese! My name is Ellen and I would love to help you improve (or maintain) your Japanese skills! I have over a decade of experience living and working in the wonderful country of Japan! If you are enrolled in a Japanese course, you are a business professional working in a Japanese environment, have a child you would like to expose to a foreign language, are taking a trip or study abroad adventure to Japan or are just interested in studying Japanese as a hobby, I can...

Hello, future master of Japanese! My name is Ellen and I would love to help you improve (or maintain) your Japanese skills! I have over a decade of experience living and working in the wonderful country of Japan! If you are enrolled in a Japanese course, you are a business professional working in a Japanese environment, have a child you would like to expose to a foreign language, are taking a trip or study abroad adventure to Japan or are just interested in studying Japanese as a hobby, I can help any and all of you! I have taught age 3 ~ through age 93, so all kinds of students are welcome! I will tutor (in reading, writing, and/or speaking) based on your goals and needs. For example, we can focus on grammar, free conversation or practicing practical Japanese speaking scenarios. So, let's get started! Hajimemashou! And together ~ let's work hard! Ganbarimashou!


Education

Loyola University Chicago
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Downers Grove, IL 60516
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Drawing

Drawing

I have had a variety of rich experiences that have prepared me well to be a wonderful Drawing tutor. My undergraduate degree is in Drawing & Painting from Loyola University Chicago. I worked in everything from oils and gouache to pen & ink during those four years. I completed a senior thesis drawing project which went up for exhibition. I proceeded to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a scholarship for two semesters. I focused on printmaking techniques. As the basis of all printmaking really is drawing & illustration, I was able to further exercise and develop my drawing skills. In more recent years, I was an assistant art teacher at a public Japanese junior high school in Japan. The town was famous for its emphasis on the importance of drawing. Every fall the entire student population and community would go outside for one entire day & draw/paint pictures of their small town. I guided students & townspeople in rendering their town beautifully. I also participated and made my own drawing annually for 5 years in a row. While in Japan, I also participated in the largest design event in Asia, called Design Festa. I designed and printed my own line of clothing, textile products and silkscreen prints. It was exhibited amongst many other artists in Tokyo for three days in the spring of 2010. To this day, I still draw, paint and silkscreen on a regular basis. Most recently, I screen-printed the uniforms for my husband's business. Currently, I am a Japanese tutor to a small child. However, I have taught people from age 3 up to age 93 in the past 10+years. I feel I can tutor any age student & would love to share my experiences & knowledge with a student curious about drawing.

Corporate Training

Japanese

Homeschool

Japanese

Language

Japanese

Most Popular

Japanese

Summer

Japanese

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Excellent knowledge of Japanese, and great chemistry with my son.

Ellen really motivates my son to speak and write in Japanese. He can be stubborn and difficult with tutors, but Ellen is able to engage him and entertain him while she is teaching. I initially had sought only native-speakers as tutors. But I actually think having a tutor who had to learn Japanese as a second language is an advantage. She can teach him tricks for learning and translating Japanese from the perspective of English as the primary language. We are so glad to have found Ellen!

Alexandria, 95 lessons with Ellen

$65/hour

Ellen M.

$65/hour

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