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Pacific University & Portland University (Modern Language)
Pacific Univeristy (EdD)
I am a retired Japanese Language Teacher. I love to help people to learn Japanese language and culture. I worked for 20 years at a high school and for 6 years at a community college. The high school classes I used to teach qualified for college credit. I used many different methods of language learning during my time teaching.
I am a retired Japanese Language Teacher. I love to help people to learn Japanese language and culture. I worked for 20 years at a high school and for 6 years at a community college. The high school classes I used to teach
My daughter loved working with Michiko. She was taking Japanese 103 and had been struggling with some things. Michiko helped her improve comprehension, boosted her confidence, and encouraged her to continue studying Japanese. We had tried other tutors but given some of my daughter's challenges, none were compatible. Michiko was excellent, and I wish we had been able to continue sessions with her. The only reason my daughter did not continue working with Michiko is that it's too expensive. Michiko took the time to speak with me about my daughter's strengths and weaknesses (with her permission, of course) and this made it possible for me to address her needs more specifically.
(Note that I don't study Japanese, so can't be specific about the "things" my daughter struggled with that Michiko helped her understand.)
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I have worked in David Douglas high school as a Japanese language certified teacher for 20 years. I also have worked in PCC for four years and Mount Hood Community College as a college level instructor. I used many different language methods, for example communicative approach, TPR, and etc.