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Kana E.

Experienced native Japanese language instructor

Experienced native Japanese language instructor

$35/hour

  • 328 hours tutoring

About Kana


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Dear new student,

First of all, thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity to introduce Japanese culture and its language to you. I believe that having knowledge of other country’s culture and its language will bring you a lot of opportunities for better understanding of people in the other part of the world.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Kana (pronounced “Kahna”) E. I have lived in Pittsburgh since 2007. I worked in Okinawa, Japan as an English Instructor for my own...

Dear new student,

First of all, thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity to introduce Japanese culture and its language to you. I believe that having knowledge of other country’s culture and its language will bring you a lot of opportunities for better understanding of people in the other part of the world.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Kana (pronounced “Kahna”) E. I have lived in Pittsburgh since 2007. I worked in Okinawa, Japan as an English Instructor for my own private English School since 1995. I helped writing essays or making teaching materials for the school. While I was working for the school, I had some chances to teach Japanese language to the people who worked for U.S. military base. They were very eager to learn Japanese language to have a communication with local people. I also teach business Japanese (conversation and email writing). I have helped people who needed to make a presentation (Japanese speech training) in their work places. I really enjoyed helping their needs and I am feeling blessed to do the same to you this time.

For your learning, input from you is very important. Do not hesitate mentioning your specific needs, and that would help me customize your lesson as much as possible. I always believe that language learning should be ‘interactive’ in true meaning. I am really hoping that our class would be successful!

Just being native speaker does not always prove that the teacher is skilled one. So I took some test for my students. I have ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching Foreign Languages - Japanese) OPI (speaking) and WPT (writing) certificates, and both are superior levels. (The highest skill level of the test.)

I can set up a flexible schedule for you. Sometimes things happen. I would like to support your learning as much as I can. Input from you is always important. Let me know about your specific needs to learn Japanese. I will customize your lesson.


Education

B.A.
English and American Literature

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Rate details: Group Lesson rate : for 2 people $60/h, for 3 people $75/h, 4 to 5 people $95/h, for 6-10 people $120/h.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/15/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Corporate Training

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Japanese

I have a certification of ACTFL writing and speaking certificates. 

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Japanese

Japanese

I have a certification of ACTFL writing and speaking certificates. 

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Japanese

I have a certification of ACTFL writing and speaking certificates. 

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I have a certification of ACTFL writing and speaking certificates. 

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Japanese

I have a certification of ACTFL writing and speaking certificates. 

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Knowledgable and interesting

Kana was very patient. She explains grammar and context very well. She is extremely helpful with everyday Japanese word usage. Kana can explain the slightly different meanings of similar words in Japanese. All this is incredibly useful to me. It was a very useful and productive hour.

Janet, 10 lessons with Kana

Great Japanese Tutor

Kana is awesome!!! She really relates to my child and has been a patient tutor for Japanese! Thank you for all your hard work!

Jen, 33 lessons with Kana

Thank you so much! I’m excited to have such a great Teacher

Ms. Kana works very well with my child and I can see we are going to go for the long haul with learning Japanese fluently.

Osula , 1 lesson with Kana
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$35/hour

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Kana E.

$35/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Kana

Response time: 4 hours