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Ben M.

Japanese/ESL tutoring from an accomplished translator/interpreter

Japanese/ESL tutoring from an accomplished translator/interpreter

$50/hour

About Ben


Bio

Hello!

My name is Ben and I've spent the past 8 years as a freelance translator and interpreter in New York. Because of my academic background in Linguistics, I love to tutor both ESL and Japanese in my spare time.

After attending some middle school and university in Japan, I spent the bulk of my 20s working in publishing and PR in Tokyo. Back in New York, I use my Japanese skills on a daily basis for work and leisure. Because Japan has given so much to me, I love to both share this...

Hello!

My name is Ben and I've spent the past 8 years as a freelance translator and interpreter in New York. Because of my academic background in Linguistics, I love to tutor both ESL and Japanese in my spare time.

After attending some middle school and university in Japan, I spent the bulk of my 20s working in publishing and PR in Tokyo. Back in New York, I use my Japanese skills on a daily basis for work and leisure. Because Japan has given so much to me, I love to both share this enthusiasm with other potential Japanese students, as well as teach ESL to help others adapt to their new lives in the US.

My tutoring rate is $30/hr for English and $40/hr for Japanese. One hour with me equals about an hour of a college class. Most of my Japanese students can comfortably pass Levels 3-5 of the JLPT with 60-100 hours of study with me, and several pass JLPT2 after 100-120 hours with me.

Japanese: I love to use textbooks as a backbone for tutoring (primarily Genki, Minna no Nihongo, Situational Functional Japanese, and Tobira) while incorporating real-life materials like manga and magazine/newspaper articles.

ESL: I love the Betty Azar textbook series and heavily emphasize speaking practice and grammar while assigning written homework from textbooks. On average, my ESL students tend to improve their TOEIC scores by 10 points for each hour spent with me.

My first lesson is always free, and I'm always happy to answer any questions about language/linguistics via email. If you're interested, please feel free to reach out!


Education

University of Toronto
Linguistics

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: I offer a free 30-minute consultation before embarking on an tutor/tutee relationship. For multiple students I will reduce the tutoring fee by $10 per person per hour.
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11226
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker, but I spent many years in Japan. Because of this, I developed a passion for learning foreign languages and helping other people learn English. I love to help people from other countries study ESL, and I have tutored as a hobby for several years now. On average, students who study ESL with me increase their TOEIC score by 25 points per hour that we study together. I'm proud of what I've accomplished with my students!
Japanese

Japanese

After spending a few months in Japan during middle school, I minored in the language in university and spent the first five years after graduation working in interpreting, publishing, and public relations in Tokyo. Back in New York, I interpret and translate for a number of prestigious clients, including international government agencies and law firms. I truly love tutoring and linguistics, which is why I still enjoy devoting time to helping people develop their own passion for Japanese and English.

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker, but I spent many years in Japan. Because of this, I developed a passion for learning foreign languages and helping other people learn English. I love to help people from other countries study ESL, and I have tutored as a hobby for several years now. On average, students who study ESL with me increase their TOEIC score by 25 points per hour that we study together. I'm proud of what I've accomplished with my students!
Linguistics

Linguistics

I possess a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics, have published experience in the subject, used to TA for an Intro Linguistics course, and feel very strongly that the world would be a better place if everyone knew just a little more about Linguistics! My concentration is in syntax with an emphasis on morpho-syntax, but I'm also extremely comfortable with tutoring phonetics and intro phonology. If you'd like to see if we'd be a good match, please feel free to reach out.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker, but I spent many years in Japan. Because of this, I developed a passion for learning foreign languages and helping other people learn English. I love to help people from other countries study ESL, and I have tutored as a hobby for several years now. On average, students who study ESL with me increase their TOEIC score by 25 points per hour that we study together. I'm proud of what I've accomplished with my students!
Japanese

Japanese

After spending a few months in Japan during middle school, I minored in the language in university and spent the first five years after graduation working in interpreting, publishing, and public relations in Tokyo. Back in New York, I interpret and translate for a number of prestigious clients, including international government agencies and law firms. I truly love tutoring and linguistics, which is why I still enjoy devoting time to helping people develop their own passion for Japanese and English.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker, but I spent many years in Japan. Because of this, I developed a passion for learning foreign languages and helping other people learn English. I love to help people from other countries study ESL, and I have tutored as a hobby for several years now. On average, students who study ESL with me increase their TOEIC score by 25 points per hour that we study together. I'm proud of what I've accomplished with my students!
Japanese

Japanese

After spending a few months in Japan during middle school, I minored in the language in university and spent the first five years after graduation working in interpreting, publishing, and public relations in Tokyo. Back in New York, I interpret and translate for a number of prestigious clients, including international government agencies and law firms. I truly love tutoring and linguistics, which is why I still enjoy devoting time to helping people develop their own passion for Japanese and English.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker, but I spent many years in Japan. Because of this, I developed a passion for learning foreign languages and helping other people learn English. I love to help people from other countries study ESL, and I have tutored as a hobby for several years now. On average, students who study ESL with me increase their TOEIC score by 25 points per hour that we study together. I'm proud of what I've accomplished with my students!
Japanese

Japanese

After spending a few months in Japan during middle school, I minored in the language in university and spent the first five years after graduation working in interpreting, publishing, and public relations in Tokyo. Back in New York, I interpret and translate for a number of prestigious clients, including international government agencies and law firms. I truly love tutoring and linguistics, which is why I still enjoy devoting time to helping people develop their own passion for Japanese and English.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker, but I spent many years in Japan. Because of this, I developed a passion for learning foreign languages and helping other people learn English. I love to help people from other countries study ESL, and I have tutored as a hobby for several years now. On average, students who study ESL with me increase their TOEIC score by 25 points per hour that we study together. I'm proud of what I've accomplished with my students!

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker, but I spent many years in Japan. Because of this, I developed a passion for learning foreign languages and helping other people learn English. I love to help people from other countries study ESL, and I have tutored as a hobby for several years now. On average, students who study ESL with me increase their TOEIC score by 25 points per hour that we study together. I'm proud of what I've accomplished with my students!
Japanese

Japanese

After spending a few months in Japan during middle school, I minored in the language in university and spent the first five years after graduation working in interpreting, publishing, and public relations in Tokyo. Back in New York, I interpret and translate for a number of prestigious clients, including international government agencies and law firms. I truly love tutoring and linguistics, which is why I still enjoy devoting time to helping people develop their own passion for Japanese and English.

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$50/hour

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$50/hour

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Response time: 7 hours