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Yuko H.

Japanese Language and Culture

Japanese Language and Culture

$45/hour

  • 532 hours tutoring

  • Hawthorne Portland, OR 97214

About Yuko


Bio

Hello, my name is Yuko. I was born and raised in Japan, where I went to one of the best universities in the country, receiving a Bachelor's degree in American Literature. Subsequent to graduating, I spent three months in Tours, France where I continued my studies in French. Then, I worked in Japan as an interpreter/translator in the maritime field. I moved to the States fifteen years ago.

Recently, in June of 2014 I graduated with an AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) primary...

Hello, my name is Yuko. I was born and raised in Japan, where I went to one of the best universities in the country, receiving a Bachelor's degree in American Literature. Subsequent to graduating, I spent three months in Tours, France where I continued my studies in French. Then, I worked in Japan as an interpreter/translator in the maritime field. I moved to the States fifteen years ago.

Recently, in June of 2014 I graduated with an AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) primary diploma. This fall, I will be granted my Master's in Education from Loyola University. Teaching has always been my passion. I think it is a natural result of coming from a long line of teachers, including my mother, both of my grandmothers and one grandfather.

Prior to beginning Montessori teacher training, I was busy giving lessons in Japanese and piano to groups and to individual learners from age 3 on up. I believe that learning a language is the equivalent of learning a culture, a way of looking at life. When studying Japanese with me, my students will also be immersed in various cultural aspects of the Japanese society. Depending on the student appetite, calligraphy may even be incorporated into a lesson. As a Montessori trained guide, I first and foremost try to understand who my student is, then guide a developmental plan to activate his/her interest in the subject. Learning a language is a commitment. I love to work with my student’s interest and help it flourish. I, too, am a lifelong learner (I have been studying German off and on lately) and I know that when you are motivated, you don’t mind hard work and then progress is continual.

Thank you very much for visiting this page. I look forward to meeting you.


Education

Ochanomizu Women's University in Japan
American Literature
Loyola University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: If you are doing calligraphy, there will be additional $3 materials charge for each lesson.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Portland, OR 97214
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/15/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

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Japanese

Japanese

I have been teaching Japanese language and culture lessons since 2007. My students are varied: some want to learn the language to prepare for a trip to Japan, others use my tutoring to supplement their school curriculum. I have tutored elementary through college students and adults one-on-one, taught group lessons for all ages, and have conducted classes for business people in corporate environments. I strive to help my students become immersed in the Japanese atmosphere as much as possible to make a concept (through language) into a more concrete reality.

Homeschool

Japanese

Japanese

I have been teaching Japanese language and culture lessons since 2007. My students are varied: some want to learn the language to prepare for a trip to Japan, others use my tutoring to supplement their school curriculum. I have tutored elementary through college students and adults one-on-one, taught group lessons for all ages, and have conducted classes for business people in corporate environments. I strive to help my students become immersed in the Japanese atmosphere as much as possible to make a concept (through language) into a more concrete reality.

Language

Japanese

Japanese

I have been teaching Japanese language and culture lessons since 2007. My students are varied: some want to learn the language to prepare for a trip to Japan, others use my tutoring to supplement their school curriculum. I have tutored elementary through college students and adults one-on-one, taught group lessons for all ages, and have conducted classes for business people in corporate environments. I strive to help my students become immersed in the Japanese atmosphere as much as possible to make a concept (through language) into a more concrete reality.

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Japanese

Japanese

I have been teaching Japanese language and culture lessons since 2007. My students are varied: some want to learn the language to prepare for a trip to Japan, others use my tutoring to supplement their school curriculum. I have tutored elementary through college students and adults one-on-one, taught group lessons for all ages, and have conducted classes for business people in corporate environments. I strive to help my students become immersed in the Japanese atmosphere as much as possible to make a concept (through language) into a more concrete reality.

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Japanese

Japanese

I have been teaching Japanese language and culture lessons since 2007. My students are varied: some want to learn the language to prepare for a trip to Japan, others use my tutoring to supplement their school curriculum. I have tutored elementary through college students and adults one-on-one, taught group lessons for all ages, and have conducted classes for business people in corporate environments. I strive to help my students become immersed in the Japanese atmosphere as much as possible to make a concept (through language) into a more concrete reality.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Amazing, knowledgeable tutor

She is really great with my son. After only two meetings with her, he's already talking about how much he likes her. She's truly amazing. She speaks clearly with him and pauses to make sure that he understands. She explains things to him in a clear and concise manner. She even helped me with a question so I can assist him with his homework.

Sarah , 8 lessons with Yuko

Great First Lesson

Yuko seems to have a good balance of culture and language. She is enthusiastic and passionate. She providing a little bit of homework (shukudai), but it wasn't a lot and we look forward to completing it before meeting again. She is also flexible with the resources we choose so that they resonate with us. She seems like she will be a great tutor for us.

Jessica, 3 lessons with Yuko

The Best!!

Yuko is a pleasure to learn from, you learn a great deal and have fun doing it! I find myself laughing throughout the lesson, which makes for a very comfortable environment.

Anthony , 11 lessons with Yuko

Enjoyable lessons

Yuko is a great teacher! I highly recommend taking lessons with her. She's helpful at practicing with conversation and I enjoy going to lessons most of all. You'll benefit most from her lessons if you're willing to put in the time practicing outside of lessons.

Emma, 3 lessons with Yuko

Knowledgeable and sweet tutor

I love Yuko! She is so sweet and patient with me learning Japanese and helped alot for my upcoming test! I would recommend her if you would like to learn more about the Japanese culture as well as conversational words!

Daniar , 2 lessons with Yuko

Really Reliable!

She was really great at helping me understand the this I needed to know and was very patient and kind about it.

Aaron, 15 lessons with Yuko

Yuko is the best teacher!

Yuko is the best Japanese teacher! I'm so glad to have her teaching me Japanese! She taught me many things that I cannot learn from my school! Like Japanese culture and some useful daily words. I am really passionate in japan and its culture! I can't wait for every Friday now!!

Senri, 11 lessons with Yuko

The best tutor ever for intelligent learning of both a language and culture!!

She will be the BEST tutor you will ever find, hands down. She encompasses the language and culture in a way that is both charming and captivating. We have only seen her twice and feel like she has been a gift to us. No need to look elsewhere!!!

Eddie, 5 lessons with Yuko

Engaging and informative!

Yuko has a great tutoring style. She has a wonderful sense of humor, and deep knowledge of Japanese language and culture. We especially appreciated her insights about Japanese idioms. We are intermediate level adult students and Yuko made us feel like we can converse! I look forward to learning more from her.

LeBrie, 3 lessons with Yuko
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