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Marissa L.

Portland, OR

$45/hour

English and Japanese Tutor - taught English for 6 years abroad

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/1/11
4.6 average from 9 ratings
She is great tutor
— Tomoko, Portland, OR on 10/28/16

$45/Hour


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Portland State University
Japanese Int'l Study

Education

Portland State University (Japanese Int'l Study)

About Marissa

Konnichiwa, my name is Marissa. I lived in Japan for 6 + years and really enjoy speaking Japanese. I studied Japanese since high school through university and was accepted on a scholarship study program for one year in Sapporo. I went back to Japan numerous times and worked there for 5 years teaching English. I taught adults and children for 2 years, and then taught for 3 years at an international preschool. During my time abroad I have taught and lived in other Asian countries and I am willing to share my experiences to make your life a little easier!

I am able to teach English and Japanese. I tested and passed level 2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. I am able to carry on a conversation in Japanese, and my goal is to help you become comfortable speaking and not worry about making mistakes.
I especially enjoy teaching children, learning from a young age can make a huge difference with their learning ability. I'm very creative and use a variety of teaching methods like cards and games to enhance their learning.

Thanks for reading! If you send me a message of what you are looking for, hopefully we can work something out.
Konnichiwa, my name is Marissa. I lived in Japan for 6 + years and really enjoy speaking Japanese. I studied Japanese since high school through university and was accepted on a scholarship study program for one year in Sapporo. I went back to Japan numerous times and worked there for 5 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
20 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Portland, OR 97212
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"She is great tutor"

- Tomoko, Portland, OR on 10/28/16
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese
Elementary Education:
Reading

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Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have taught English as a Second Language abroad in Japan and Korea to adults and children, and locally as well. I have also taught English to refugees locally in Portland and Seattle, and worked in the ESL Office at a university.

Japanese

I am very comfortable carrying on a conversation in Japanese. My reading and writing are pretty good, and I have always enjoyed learning Kanji. I hold a Level 2 Japanese Language Proficiency Certificate.

Microsoft Excel

I use Excel at work, and love what you can do with it! I used to only really use Word, but after taking some classes, I really appreciate the subtle differences between the two. I am the go to gal at work for figuring out how to better documents. I never take no for an answer as I believe Excel knows all!

Microsoft PowerPoint

I used PowerPoint for school presentations as well at work conferences. I am able to create and edit presentations. Having slides to go off of makes presenting topics much easier and I can show you how!

Microsoft Word

I have used Word for everything, for my own personal use, to school and work. I am the go to person for questions and fixing up documents. I know many of the hot keys to help you become faster and efficient when typing and editing. I have taught word processing skills to adults and children.

Reading

One of my favorite pastimes is reading and being able to help others read. I have taught reading to foreigners and refugees.

Portland State University
Japanese Int'l Study

Education

Portland State University (Japanese Int'l Study)

She is great tutor — Her teaching style is wonderful for my daughter. My daughter is the 1st grade, so Marrisa teach her as playing a game using English. My daughter enjoys talking with her in English. Marrisa can speak Japanese very well ,so she sometimes mix Japanese. It is good for my daughter to understand English and keeping relax. ...

— Tomoko, Portland, OR on 10/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 20 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marissa will travel within 15 miles of Portland, OR 97212.