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Jessica M.

Pompton Lakes, NJ

$30/hour

Bilingual English/Japanese, wants to tutor Japanese language.

In-person lessons

$30/Hour


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ICU (International Christian University), Tokyo
Media,Communications

Education

ICU (International Christian University), Tokyo (Media,Communications)

About Jessica

Hello! My name is Jessica, I am 23 years old and currently live in Northern New Jersey. In June of 2014 I graduated from International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. I was a foreign exchange student when I was 16 through AFS. During that time I lived in Tokyo with a host family for 2 months. I absolutely loved it there, and decided to go back for a more long-term time, and went for all four years of my college career. I currently work at a Japanese company, but want to help others learn the Japanese language. I did not have the Japanese language available to me to learn at my high school. I took French, but I never really had the motivation to learn it, instead I spent all of my time learning Japanese on my own with the help of different media outlets, like television, music, and different books.

I was very interested in media, and interned for 3 summers from 2010-2013 at the Fuji TV office in New York. While I was at school in Tokyo however, I tutored mostly young Japanese students English. Because of that I do have experience already tutoring a different language. I taught children as young at 3-4, teenagers and adults as old as 60. It was a very fulfilling position and I hope to spread the love of language, especially a second language to others. My approach with younger children is mostly games, videos, and worksheets. I like to try to gain their attention and teach them a second language without them actually thinking they are learning. For teenagers, it is mostly worksheets, and from the book method. Either I can supply the book or you can, and I like to balance worksheets, with quizzes, and speaking/listening practice as well as writing practice. For Japanese, writing practice would pertain to short, one page essays (once the comprehension is there), and because Japanese has 3 alphabets, not including roman letters, there would be practice writing these characters in order to get familiar with the writing system. For adults, it is almost the same as teenagers, depending on comprehension of the language that might already be there. I realize some adults may already have experience with the language but would just like to brush up their skills. For that reason I have no problem with just being someone to speak to in Japanese either. Speaking can be one of the hardest parts of Japanese, and I will want to focus on that a lot in my lessons. I can teach regular spoken Japanese, written Japanese, formal Japanese, and informal Japanese. Also, because I lived in Japan I can also teach some of the dialects if the student is interested in that.

I look forward to meeting with you!
Hello! My name is Jessica, I am 23 years old and currently live in Northern New Jersey. In June of 2014 I graduated from International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. I was a foreign exchange student when I was 16 through AFS. During that time I lived in Tokyo with a host family for 2 months. I absolutely loved it there, and decided to go Read more

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Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
In-person lessons
Language:
Japanese

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Japanese

I lived in Tokyo for 4 years, prior to that I self taught myself since freshman year of high school. I can read, speak, and write Japanese. While in Japan I also taught English to children and therefore have a understanding of how a structured yet fun lesson should go for a budding language learning student.

ICU (International Christian University), Tokyo
Media,Communications

Education

ICU (International Christian University), Tokyo (Media,Communications)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jessica will travel within 25 miles of Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442.