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Louis W.

Long Island City, NY

$25/hour

Japanese Language Tutor for Beginner & Intermediate Students!

600+ Hours
4.9 average from 92 ratings
An Extraordinary Sensei
— Teddy, San Carlos, CA on 3/5/15

$25/Hour


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SUNY Fredonia (Bachelor's Degree)

Education

SUNY Fredonia (Bachelor's Degree)

About Louis

I love Japanese language and I love to teach and I love to learn. This is how I bring all 3 of these things together! And if you happen to love Japanese anime, manga or video games, this will be an especially fun class for you. But no matter what your motivation is for learning Japanese, come sign up with me for this amazing journey!

CLASS FORMAT: We have a 1-hour class each week that is taught entirely in Japanese. You will learn to read and write and speak in Japanese. The 1 exception is the start of class where I actually teach you the Japanese grammar concepts you need for the chapter. That part is in English so that you can ask questions freely in English and I can answer them for you in English. Other than this, I hold the class in Japanese because the only way to do Japanese is to do Japanese. I start off very easy with single-word sentences. We will speak like Japanese cavemen until you improve and then I will slowly elevate the level of conversation as time goes on.

IN-PERSON or ONLINE: You can come to my home in Long Island City or we can have online lessons. Your choice.

CLASS MATERIALS: 2 textbooks (Minna No Nihongo Book 1 & Minna No Nihongo Book 1 Translation)

HOMEWORK: There is a shared Google doc for students and you can input your homework at your leisure. Just get it done BEFORE class starts!

#1 TIP FOR THE MOST EFFECTIVE LEARNING: Patience! Language learning is a process and everybody's process is a little bit different. Don't expect to magically understand everything perfectly the first time you are exposed to it in a lesson. Some concepts will come to you immediately after I teach the lesson and no further explanation will be required. Other concepts might take a week of practical application and referring to multiple resources and perspectives before you get that "ah-ha!" moment. Don't blame the teacher and don't blame yourself. Just know that the language is coming and every day, you are getting better. I will test you to confirm that, of course :)

BONUS: Students who sign up with me in 2017 will get free email help from me for as long as they remain a student. This means you can email me all week long (in English) with questions and I will answer them for free (in English). Please limit the emails to 1 per day.

See you soon!

-Louis
I love Japanese language and I love to teach and I love to learn. This is how I bring all 3 of these things together! And if you happen to love Japanese anime, manga or video games, this will be an especially fun class for you. But no matter what your motivation is for learning Japanese, come sign up with me for this amazing journey!
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group and small class discounts available!

Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Long Island City, NY 11101
Background Check: Passed

"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
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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: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group and small class discounts available!

Travel policy

Louis will travel within 1 miles of Long Island City, NY 11101.