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Kazumichi H.

Ithaca, NY

$45/hour

Learn Japanese from a native Japanese speaker! + School work help too!

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/16/16
4.9 average from 76 ratings
A very great teacher
— Mia, Walnut, CA on 12/29/16

$45/Hour


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James Madison University
Geology

Education

James Madison University (Geology)

About Kazumichi

I am a native Japanese speaker, born and raised in Japan. After moving to the U.S. to attend college, I worked for a couple of U.S companies before I came to work for Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, as a staff member. I have lived in both Japan and the U.S. throughout my adult life, and as a tutor, I've enjoyed being like a bridge between the two countries to help people learn the language and the culture.

My tutoring sessions are usually held on the Cornell University campus or at coffee shops in Ithaca. I also provide interactive online lessons using Skype. My services include: spoken and written language lessons; school work supplement for high school- and college-level courses; and cultural and travel preparations. Over the years I've used different books to teach, and I've found that the following books have worked well for my students:
- Youths (Ages 10 - 17): Japanese for Young People; Japanese from Zero
- College Students: Genki; Elementary Japanese
- Adults: Japanese for Busy People
- For the intermediate Japanese learners: Japanese Tutor - Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook.
- I can also get the textbooks that the students use at their classrooms.
I use different books for the different age groups mainly because of the Japanese cultural expectations to use appropriate expressions based on the different settings (i.e. schools, business, formal and casual.)

I offer a free initial interview session to see how I can best customize my lessons for each student. We can decide which material would be appropriate for the individual students at the initial interview session. (Please note that the students are responsible for providing their own materials.)

I look forward to hearing from you if you are interested or have any questions. Thank you.
I am a native Japanese speaker, born and raised in Japan. After moving to the U.S. to attend college, I worked for a couple of U.S companies before I came to work for Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, as a staff member. I have lived in both Japan and the U.S. throughout my adult life, and as a tutor, I've enjoyed being like a bridge between the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Cancellations within 24 hours will be billed at half rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Ithaca, NY 14853
Background Check: Passed

"A very great teacher"

- Mia, Walnut, CA on 12/29/16

"Excellent Tutor for Japanese!"

- Michele, Ithaca, NY on 8/14/16

"Amazing tutor for any student trying to learn Japanese!"

- Amanda, Ithaca, NY on 7/6/16

"Smart, patient, creative, and engaging tutor!"

- Victor, Ithaca, NY on 6/2/16

"Kaz is a Marvel"

- Jennifer, Ithaca, NY on 10/7/15

"Great tutor, very accommodating!"

- Mike, Binghamton, NY on 8/14/14
Language:
Japanese

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Japanese

I am a native Japanese speaker. I read and write Japanese proficiently.

James Madison University
Geology

Education

James Madison University (Geology)

A very great teacher

Kazu is very patient, nice and agreeable. He makes the class way more interesting!!! He is also extremely positive about student's progress and ability and is always willing to do more for the student. Cannot wait to take another class with him!

— Mia, Walnut, CA on 12/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellations within 24 hours will be billed at half rate.

Travel policy

Kazumichi will travel within 5 miles of Ithaca, NY 14853.