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Yuko H.

Portland, OR

$40/hour

Japanese Language and Culture

Background check passed as of 8/15/14
4.9 average from 218 ratings
Exceedingly Intelligent and Gracious
— Michael, Portland, OR on 6/6/16

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

Education

Ochanomizu Women's University in Japan (American Literature)

Loyola University (MEd)

About Yuko

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.
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 Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

If you are doing calligraphy, there will be additional $3 materials charge for each lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Portland, OR 97214
Background Check: Passed

"Exceedingly Intelligent and Gracious"

- Michael, Portland, OR on 6/6/16

"Really Reliable!"

- Aaron, Vienna, WV on 1/30/16

"Yuko is the best teacher!"

- Senri, Portland, OR on 12/6/15

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

- Eddie, Portland, OR on 11/2/15

"Engaging and informative!"

- LeBrie, Portland, OR on 10/31/15

"Creative thinker and patient, encouraging tutor! A natural teacher."

- Stephanie, Portland, OR on 6/9/15

"Amazing!!"

- Nicole, Portland, OR on 11/23/14

"Yuko is the perfect tutor!!!"

- Elizabeth, Portland, OR on 10/7/14
Language:
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Ochanomizu Women's University in Japan
American Literature
Loyola University
MEd

Education

Ochanomizu Women's University in Japan (American Literature)

Loyola University (MEd)

Exceedingly Intelligent and Gracious — Yuko was a godsend for me getting back into Japanese after a long hiatus. She was able not only to help me with logistical things (help with homework, correct use of grammar, quiz preparation), but she has also made my conversational Japanese better than ever. I would highly recommend her! ...

— Michael, Portland, OR on 6/6/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If you are doing calligraphy, there will be additional $3 materials charge for each lesson.

Travel policy

Yuko will travel within 5 miles of Portland, OR 97214.