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Hanna O.

Hillsboro, OR

$40/hour

ESL and Japanese Tutor

5.0 average from 757 ratings
Very very good
— Norm, Vancouver, WA on 4/25/14

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Willamette University
Studio art
Lewis and Clark College
Master's

Education

Willamette University (Studio art)

Lewis and Clark College (Master's)

About Hanna

* Please contact me for the latest available times (availability depends on whether you would like to meet online or in person)*

Hello! I have a master's degree in ESOL education from Lewis and Clark College (2002) and have taught Japanese (levels 1-3) and ESOL at the high school level. I have also worked as a substitute teacher in many ESOL classrooms and worked as a Japanese-English translator. Currently I work as an ESOL and Japanese language tutor for adult students. I tutor mostly via Skype , online, or within the Hillsboro area only.

I enjoy working with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and understand the challenges that come with learning a second language while adapting to a new culture. I lived in Japan, Hawaii and Switzerland for most of my life and had to learn several languages in order to get by. As a tutor I am very patient and enjoy adapting lessons to suit your unique learning style. I like to make learning interesting with lots of useful connections to real life. I feel that learning a language should be fun and interesting in order for it to be sustainable in the long run. The fun part is what will get you through those challenging or even frustrating moments. :)

I like to meet students first before starting lessons. That will give you a chance to get to know me to see if we're a good match. It would also give us a chance to talk about your goals and to design a plan of action before starting. We can also talk about study materials. I have experience teaching with several Japanese and ESOL textbooks. That will depend on what you wish to accomplish.

I can honestly say that I truly enjoy my job! I feel grateful to have met so many dedicated, interesting, and wonderful students along the way.

I look forward to meeting you.
* Please contact me for the latest available times (availability depends on whether you would like to meet online or in person)*

Hello! I have a master's degree in ESOL education from Lewis and Clark College (2002) and have taught Japanese (levels 1-3) and ESOL at the high
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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Please cancel lessons by phone with a 6 hour notice. If I don't receive a notice, you will be responsible for paying for the missed lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Hillsboro, OR 97124

"Very very good"

- Norm, Vancouver, WA on 4/25/14

"Really good!"

- Ai, Hillsboro, OR on 2/26/16

"Knowlegeable and patient tutor"

- Anne, Tualatin, OR on 1/21/16

"Native speaker of both English and Japanese, patient, and fun!"

- Joshua, Koloa, HI on 7/23/15

"Excellent Tutor"

- Kenji, Hillsboro, OR on 6/3/15

"Very patient."

- LeeAnn, Banks, OR on 1/15/13

"Fun, flexible tutor"

- James, Portland, OR on 10/10/12

"Very good session"

- Joe, Gresham, OR on 9/9/12
English:
English, ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese

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ESL/ESOL

I have a masters degree in ESOL education. I taught ESOL in a public high school but I have also tutored students of all ages (K-adult)

Japanese

I am a native speaker who grew up speaking Japanese and English at home. I taught high school Japanese (levels 1-3) at a public school and also taught adults.

Japanese is notorious for being difficult but that doesn't mean you should suffer through it. I like to include activities that are meaningful to students of different ages and personalities.I often include internet resources, videos, songs to remember difficult concepts, and a good dose of culture.

Willamette University
Studio art
Lewis and Clark College
Master's

Education

Willamette University (Studio art)

Lewis and Clark College (Master's)

Very very good — Hanna's English is excellent, especially for a Japanese native speaker. She is always well-prepared for each lesson and is equal parts professional and personable. Communication and scheduling have both been prompt, simple, and easy. I look forward to each lesson. ...

— Norm, Vancouver, WA on 4/25/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Please cancel lessons by phone with a 6 hour notice. If I don't receive a notice, you will be responsible for paying for the missed lesson.

Travel policy

Hanna will travel within 5 miles of Hillsboro, OR 97124.