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Yumi R.

Saint Charles, MO

$35/hour

Experienced Japanese Teacher

In-person lessons
400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/30/12
5.0 average from 178 ratings
Great, knowledgable teacher
— Emily, Ballwin, MO on 9/22/16

$35/Hour


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UMass Amherst
English

Education

UMass Amherst (English)

About Yumi

Do you like anime?
Do you love Jpop?
Do you practice Japanese martial arts?
Do you want to have fun learning Japanese?

Hajimemashite.
Let me introduce myself.

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.
I taught myself English.

I went to Sophia University in Tokyo for two years and then I was selected to represent Sophia at its sister school University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Instead of spending one year there as originally planned, I studied there for three years to graduate cum laude with a BA in English with a Certificate in Japanese Interpretation.

For the past two and a half decades, I have been a bilingual professional in various capacities. From 2007 to 2011, I taught Japanese at language schools in Boston. Since moving to Saint Charles, Mo, I have been teaching Japanese at home and at a local language school.

I have developed my own materials to go along with the Japanese for Busy People textbook series. I am patient, enthusiastic, and have a sense of humor. I believe that learning can be and should be fun. You will have an intense session of drills based on visual cues. You will find yourself talking in Japanese most of the time. I am not a teacher who writes on the blackboard all the time. In fact, I seldom if ever use it.

Having taught myself English I know what it's like to learn a foreign language. I will introduce hiragana, katakana, and kanji depending on your desire and level.

I look forward to meeting you, teaching you Japanese, and sharing with you my wealth of knowledge about my culture.
Do you like anime?
Do you love Jpop?
Do you practice Japanese martial arts?
Do you want to have fun learning Japanese?

Hajimemashite.
Let me introduce myself.

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.
I taught myself English.

I went to Sophia University in Tokyo for two years and then I was
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Saint Charles, MO 63303
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great, knowledgable teacher"

- Emily, Ballwin, MO on 9/22/16

"Pleasant engaging teacher"

- Maria, Florissant, MO on 3/15/16

"Knowledgeable and Excellent - our teen left excited and ready for next week!"

- Nikki, Florissant, MO on 6/29/15

"Excellent Instructor!"

- Joseph, Saint Louis, MO on 6/24/15

"Yumi-sensei is the best!"

- Robin, O Fallon, MO on 4/23/15

"Awesome Caring Tutor"

- Dustie, Saint Charles, MO on 3/7/14

"Works hard and cares about teaching!"

- Tammy, Saint Charles, MO on 2/21/14

"Well-prepared"

- Katherine, Pacific, MO on 9/8/12

"An excellent value. Personalized lessons to fit my needs."

- Eva, Saint Louis, MO on 3/31/12
Language:
Japanese

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Japanese

I have 8 years of teaching experience.

UMass Amherst
English

Education

UMass Amherst (English)

Great, knowledgable teacher

I've been taking Japanese from Ms. Yumi for a year now. In that year, I've gone from very rudimentary language skills to basic conversational skills and functional literacy. Since she is a native speaker, Ms. Yumi is able to give important grammatical insights and cultural contexts, which have been very valuable to me. With her examples and anecdotes, she makes learning fun. She is also very goo

— Emily, Ballwin, MO on 9/22/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Yumi will travel within 15 miles of Saint Charles, MO 63303.