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Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (English Literature)
Columbia University, New York (Master's)
Dear Prospective Students,
I am interested in teaching Japanese, its culture, and sharing my cross-cultural communications experience with you. For my class, I use language immersion program approach and try to use only Japanese as much as possible. For grammar lessons such as verb conjugation and particles, I use text books, "Japanese for Busy People", but the emphasis is on improving students' speaking ability. I also help students prepare for JLPT test, edit articles in Japanese, and get ready for their business trips to Japan.
I graduated from Columbia University with an MA, and took a Japanese Language Pedagy course over there. I have been teaching Japanese at two language schools for several years after I worked for the World Bank in Washington DC. The class is held a few minutes walk away from the Bethesda Metro station. There is a parking lot nearby. Dear Prospective Students,
I am interested in teaching Japanese, its culture, and sharing my cross-cultural communications experience with you. For my class, I use language immersion program approach and try to use
Group Rates: X 1.5 for two students, and X 1.85 for three students. Lessons after hours (8:00 pm~) and Sundays : $80 per hour.
Kayoko does a great job critiquing my pronunciation and teaching at my pace. She brings in extra Japanese language materials to augment the textbook. I'm learning Japanese from scratch and am thrilled with her patience and teaching style.
Kayoko is a great tutor! She is always on time for tutoring sessions. Although I only had a relatively small amount of time, I was able to learn the basic of Hiragana and many words needed for basic interactions. On top of this, I was able to learn some parts of Japanese culture that will come in handy while I am abroad. I fully recommend Kayoko for anybody who needs help learning Japanese or is about to go abroad.
Kayoko was always at our place of meeting on time or early, and she was always well-prepared. In addition, she followed my requests for the specific topics I wanted to learn.
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I have taught Japanese immersion program and conversation classes at Berlitz. I also have teaching experience at community colleges in Texas and two graduate schools in Japan. I graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University (MA), Southern Methodist University (MFA), and Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (BA).
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