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Louis W.

Brooklyn, NY

$40/hour

A love of Japanese is your only requirement to learn!

4.9 average from 90 ratings
An Extraordinary Sensei
— Teddy, San Carlos, CA on 3/5/15

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SUNY Fredonia (Bachelor's Degree)

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SUNY Fredonia (Bachelor's Degree)

About Louis

Hello and nice to meet you! Japanese language is my passion and teaching Japanese allows me to share my love of the language with others. I have 8 years of Japanese language experience and I have been teaching Japanese for the past 4 years. I have 3 Japanese language certifications (JLPT) and I am pursuing 2 more. My teaching includes: on-site corporate Japanese language training for groups, small classes and I also do one-on-one private lessons for individuals (both in-person and online).

I have students of all ages they all receive a comprehensive learning package: Reading, Writing and Speaking. I teach the Japanese kana (their syllabary which works like an alphabet) from the very start. Once that is solid, we move onto actual Japanese characters (kanji), grammar, pronunciation and conversation. We use excellent textbooks that my students have been quite pleased with. Our main textbook has the distinction of being the only Japanese textbook in the United States that is also used by native Japanese students in Japan. And I even incorporate Japanese children's books, comics (manga), video games and phone apps as a way to engage my students and get them excited for Japanese!

So, why sign up with me? My philosophy is that Beginners need somebody who can teach them the basics and have the ability to explain Japanese language concepts in English, thus creating a bridge from English to Japanese. I believe that knowing the native language of the student and strengthening communication is the key to teaching.

Wyzant now offers online tutoring with their own platform and virtual whiteboard and I am available to teach online as well. We can do Japanese together, anywhere in the world!

Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to working with you!

-Louis
Hello and nice to meet you! Japanese language is my passion and teaching Japanese allows me to share my love of the language with others. I have 8 years of Japanese language experience and I have been teaching Japanese for the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group and small class discounts available!

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11226
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"An Extraordinary Sensei"

- Teddy, San Carlos, CA on 3/5/15

"One of a kind."

- Joseph, Brooklyn, NY on 4/15/16

"Attentive and Charismatic"

- Olga, Secaucus, NJ on 9/18/15

"Natural Teacher"

- Carl, Brooklyn, NY on 7/16/15

"Very intelligent and patient tutor"

- Alex, New York, NY on 1/4/15

"Best Japanese Tutor - Absolutely Fantastic!"

- Saundra, New York, NY on 8/14/14

"Great tutor"

- James, Savannah, GA on 2/17/14
Language:
Japanese

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Japanese

I have been studying Japanese for nearly a decade and I have been teaching Japanese for four years now. I have certifications at the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level in Japanese. I am experienced in 1-on-1, corporate training and classroom teaching settings. I have both children and adults who are currently studying with me and we are passionate about the language!

SUNY Fredonia (Bachelor's Degree)

Education

SUNY Fredonia (Bachelor's Degree)

An Extraordinary Sensei — I've worked with Louis for a year. His ability to motivate, distill complexity into simplicity and open the gates to Japan and its culture were unparalleled. Whether for those short on time (like me), those desiring to live in Japan, or those seeking a new hobby, I could not recommend Louis more highly. There are few teachers I've had, in any discipline, that have given such depth of thought and c ...

— Teddy, San Carlos, CA on 3/5/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group and small class discounts available!

Travel policy

Louis will travel within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11226.