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Cathie M.

Chesterfield, MO

$45/hour

Have fun learning Japanese!

In-person lessons
1250+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/18/14
5.0 average from 490 ratings
Very understandable person.
— Adam, Chesterfield, MO on 8/24/15

$45/Hour


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University of Missouri, Kansas City
Kansas Universtiy
Other
Tsukuba University, Ibaraki, Japan
Master's

Education

University of Missouri, Kansas City

Kansas Universtiy (Other)

Tsukuba University, Ibaraki, Japan (Master's)

About Cathie

Konnichi wa! I have taught Japanese for over 20 years and have taught kids from 4 to 84 years old! I have taught at pre schools, grade schools, jr and senior high schools, colleges, universities and senior centers. The word most people use to describe studying Japanese with me is "Fun!" Students are often surprised that learning Japanese with me is much easier and way more fun than they thought it would be. I am an effective teacher and look forward to helping you learn Japanese. Konnichi wa! I have taught Japanese for over 20 years and have taught kids from 4 to 84 years old! I have taught at pre schools, grade schools, jr and senior high schools, colleges, universities and senior centers. The word most people use to describe studying Japanese with me is "Fun!" Students are often surprised that learning Japanese with me Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chesterfield, MO 63017
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very understandable person."

- Adam, Chesterfield, MO on 8/24/15

"Great Tutor"

- Kim, Chesterfield, MO on 7/28/13
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese,
TOEFL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL since 1981. I have the most experience with teaching Japanese people (having worked extensively with families in Missouri, as well as children and adults while living in Japan), but have taught people from all parts of the world.

I teach a foreign language (Japanese) and love to learn new languages, so I understand the challenges of learning a different language first-hand.

I have successfully tutored business people to help them improve their English in their jobs.

Japanese

I have been teaching Japanese since 1988, beginning as a TA during my graduate studies. I have taught at elementary schools, jr and senior high schools, colleges, universities, and senior centers. I have had special training throughout my career in the direct method (using no or little English), acquisition based learning (also called the communicative approach), and TPR and TPR story-telling methods (Total physical response).

I tailor my teaching method to the needs and desires of each individual student.

I have lived in Japan on several different occasions and am comfortable with the natural speech of contemporary Japan.

I love manga, anime, J-drama and J-pop and use them often in my lessons.

University of Missouri, Kansas City
Kansas Universtiy
Other
Tsukuba University, Ibaraki, Japan
Master's

Education

University of Missouri, Kansas City

Kansas Universtiy (Other)

Tsukuba University, Ibaraki, Japan (Master's)

Very understandable person.

Cathie teaches me English. She has great experience in teaching foreign students. She helped me to get my language skills to the next level. I’m very pleased with all that she is doing for me.

— Adam, Chesterfield, MO on 8/24/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cathie will travel within 20 miles of Chesterfield, MO 63017.