Ochanomizu Univ., Tokyo, Japan
Slippery Rock University, PA (Master's)
Hello! My name is Naoko. I am a U.S. permanent resident, originally from Japan, and have been teaching Japanese at the college level for ten years since I came to the U.S. as an exchange lecturer. I am currently teaching part-time at Millersville University.
I am capable of teaching all levels of Japanese. As an native speaker, I am confident of my providing English-speaking learners with authentic introduction of Japanese language and culture, and I believe my 10 years of experience at three different schools have given me skilled instructorship. I am excited to start individual tutoring along with my classes at school. Hello! My name is Naoko. I am a U.S. permanent resident, originally from Japan, and have been teaching Japanese at the college level for ten years since I came to the U.S. as an exchange lecturer. I am currently teaching part-time at Millersville University.
I am capable of teaching all levels of Japanese. As an native speaker, I am
Toba-sensei is a great teacher. I have spent 6 lessons with her before each of my trips to Japan. She is very patient and easy to speak with. Toba-sensei made learning Japanese an incredibly fun process and made me feel very confident in speaking a foreign language. She also gave personal experiences and recommendations that were very helpful during my trips. I would highly recommend to anyone in need of Japanese tutoring or taking a trip to Japan to schedule some time with her. Toba-sensei domo arigatogozaimashita!
Naoko is a native speaking professional teacher and also teaches Japanese in college. She has a very nice personality and is very experienced. She really knows what she's doing. She is always on time. She even brought me a gift from her trip to Japan. I had to move to Florida, but I will always remember our lessons.
Naoko san is very friendly, makes my son feel comfortable while tutoring him, and is very patient considering my son's age. I feel very fortunate to have been able to get her to tutor my son.
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I have been teaching Japanese language and culture at the college level since 2002. I took a graduate course of Japanese pedagogy and earned a Master's degree in English. I am currently working for two state schools in PA. I also have five years of tutoring experience at Wyzant.