Japanese language instructor
Japanese language instructor
As a naive of Japan with an advanced degree in education and more than 20 years of licensed teaching and tutoring experience in the U.S., I am especially excited to help learners of all ages develop their Japanese language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing. Working together, we’ll design an instructional plan to address your particular needs and goals, whether you are a beginner or advanced student. I incorporate a variety of methods in my teaching strategies to match your...
As a naive of Japan with an advanced degree in education and more than 20 years of licensed teaching and tutoring experience in the U.S., I am especially excited to help learners of all ages develop their Japanese language skills – speaking, listening, reading and writing. Working together, we’ll design an instructional plan to address your particular needs and goals, whether you are a beginner or advanced student. I incorporate a variety of methods in my teaching strategies to match your interests and can work with you to schedule lessons on weekends at a time that works best for you.
We Loved our first lesson
Yukari gave my two boys a wonderful first lesson. She asked lots of great questions ahead of time so she could prepare a challenging and appropriate lesson for my boys. And she was able to make it fun, entertaining and exciting for them both. They finished with brand new energy about learning Japanese and can't wait for their next lesson! Thank you, Yukari!Jodie, 22 lessons with Yukari
Knowledgeable and patient tutor.
Yukari is teaching my 13 year old. It was evident during the first lesson that she was prepared and organized. She was also patient and kind and as a result my daughter is looking forward to her next lesson.Sandra, 2 lessons with Yukari
Great Japanese lessons!
Yukari was is an excellent teacher. She is great with getting children to open up and participate in the lesson. She makes learning fun! I am really happy that we found her.Nicole, 3 lessons with Yukari
Fun, Exciting, and very informative
Would recommend Yukari to anyone wanting to learn Japanese. Her ways of teaching makes me comfortable keeps the lessons interesting and fun! And a very patient woman.Davonte, 6 lessons with Yukari
Great tutor for a 10-year-old
Yukari seems to understand what a 10 year old needs to learn Japanese. My daughter is catching on quickly. Thank you!ERICA, 12 lessons with Yukari
I’ll give you a bit of background on myself: I’ve been studying Japanese for nearly 5 years now (all throughout high school and for one year of college) and I actually lived there last summer for two months. Japanese is my second major and when I got to college, I was super excited to grow immensely in my Japanese. Well, that completely failed because my teacher was HORRIBLE (he was some elderly white man who only lived in Japan for two years in the seventies, might I add) and I significantly regressed. I was really disheartened because I am going to Japan in two years to work a year long engineering internship so I really need to be fluent in Japanese before then. This summer, I decided to look up Japanese tutors because I was desperate to retain and relearn all of the Japanese I used to know. That’s when I found Yukari!! Not only is Yukari a fantastic tutor, but she is so bubbly and we became friends instantly! (If you don’t know what my title says, the phrase in Japanese (which I learned from her!) means that we are easily able to hold a good conversation and get along very well!) I used to be (and sometimes still am) intimidated by speaking Japanese to a native, but it’s so easy to do with Yukari. She doesn’t make you feel bad about saying something incorrectly and helps you to learn how to do it well for the future. I feel like I’ve remembered a lot of what I used to know and learned even more! The one thing I really feel like I’ve improved in is kanji (which used to be my weakest point!) Also, from my experience, the best person to learn from is a native speaker. I sadly have to go back to college soon (good news is that my school is hiring a native private tutor to come and teach), but I plan on continuing lessons whenever I’m home for breaks or feel like I need some practice. (And I’ll have them next summer too!) For the price, you really can’t beat lessons with Yukari. I really hope that you’ll consider taking lessons with her and learn more Japanese!! 頑張ってね〜！(Good luck!!)Olivia, 14 lessons with Yukari
Excellent tutor for beginner
Yukari has helped me to learn kanji and becoming more proficient at speaking and pronunciation. I am learning Japanese as a hobby and Yukari has made it easy for me to learn kanji, etc. I would recommend her anyone wanting to learn Japanese. She is excellent!!Emma, 11 lessons with Yukari
Enthusiastic & Patient Native Japanese Language Tutor
Yukari Sensei is an enthusiastic, patient & encouraging Japanese language tutor. Her background in language education as well as being a native speaker makes her the perfect choice for someone serious about learning the correct way to speak Japanese as well as the way it's spoken in Japan today. Every lesson is a Five Star lessonNeal, 67 lessons with Yukari
Very engaged teacher!
Yukari is a very energetic and enthusiastic teacher that caters to a wide variety of needs. Very helpful in identifying your goals for learning Japanese and guides you to achieve those goals.Niki, 54 lessons with Yukari
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