Stoney Brook University (Philosophy)
I was born in Hokkaido, Japan to a Japanese mother and an American father. I spent most of my infant and pre-school years, as well as junior high and the latter half of my college years, in the US, and the rest in Japan, which has made me a true bilingual. Not only am I fluent in Japanese, but I am also familiar with its culture, both traditional and popular, literature, history, geography, etc., and thus I am able to offer an exceptional and exciting tutoring service that perfectly meets each student's specific demands.
While I studied physics and engineering at Tokyo University, arguably the top university in Japan, I also worked as a part-time writer, translator, and interpreter for several music magazines in Tokyo, conducting interviews with foreign artists.
After returning to the US and graduating with a B.A. in philosophy from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, I worked as a media content producer, then as a TV producer, for a major film production and distribution company for the next 11 years. Some of my works include: "21 grams" (Japanese Subtitles Supervisor), "DEEP BLUE" (Japanese Subtitles Supervisor), "REDLINE" (Project Manager), "AKB48 Nemousu TV (Seasons 1-7)" (Producer/Director).
Although I have never been a professional tutor, I spent years observing my mother, who runs a private English tutoring school, teach hundreds of students in preparation for entrance exams and study abroad. Furthermore, I have, on a part-time basis, taught various subjects to junior high and high school students, and have always loved the process of passing on knowledge to another individual. I am also extremely good with children.
I am a native Japanese speaker with almost the equal amount of experience in both Japanese and American cultures. I will be more than happy to visit so you can get to know me better, and we can talk about specific curriculums, etc., before you make any decisions. Thank you!
I was born in Hokkaido, Japan to a Japanese mother and an American father. I spent most of my infant and pre-school years, as well as junior high and the latter half of my college years, in the US, and the rest in Japan, which has made me a true bilingual. Not only am I fluent in Japanese, but I am also familiar with its culture, both traditional
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