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Lily C.

Reading, PA

$40/hour

JP-EN Translator & Language Tutor

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 35 ratings
good vibes
— David, Lancaster, PA on 7/10/17

$40/Hour


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University of Maryland University College
East Asian Studies

Education

University of Maryland University College (East Asian Studies)

About Lily

I have a degree in East Asian Studies from University of Maryland. I have been teaching Japanese and art classes for over six years, and also work as a freelance Japanese-English translator for professional Japanese and English publications. I also occasionally lead guided tours of Japan!

I try to personalize my classes and to teach "real" Japanese rather than "textbook" Japanese. What I teach depends on what you need to know (for example, are you preparing for Japanese classes in college and need a solid grammatical foundation, or are you hoping to travel to Japan for vacation and need basic conversational skills?)

I want my students to become confident in their language skills and to be prepared for real communication, and at the same time I do my best to make my classes fun and include interesting topics that often do not come up in textbook teaching. Along with grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary we can cover topics such as slang, language evolution, and how to understand foreign languages in a variety of contexts including film and music.

I also have many years of experience with drawing both traditionally and in Photoshop, and can work with students on a variety of styles from realism to cartoons or anime/manga.

I have taken and passed level N1 of the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test), which is the highest level available.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me. My schedule is very flexible for teaching and I can usually accommodate whatever days and times are best for the student.
I have a degree in East Asian Studies from University of Maryland. I have been teaching Japanese and art classes for over six years, and also work as a freelance Japanese-English translator for professional Japanese and English publications. I also occasionally lead guided tours of Japan!

I try to personalize my classes and to teach
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Reading, PA 19601

"good vibes"

- David, Lancaster, PA on 7/10/17

"Delightful tutor!"

- Sandy, Reading, PA on 9/21/16

"Focused and productive tutoring sessions"

- Michele, Baltimore, MD on 6/16/16
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop
Language:
Japanese

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drawing

I teach drawing classes at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA, as well as at other local schools and art establishments/galleries. I have also traveled to out-of-state locations such as libraries and museums to give drawing workshops. I am also a working artist. I have several webcomics, take art commissions of all types, and work at anime conventions several times a year selling my artwork. I am experienced in a variety of drawing styles and can help students to improve their skills and develop their own style at the same time.

Japanese

I have taken and passed level N1 (the highest level available) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

University of Maryland University College
East Asian Studies

Education

University of Maryland University College (East Asian Studies)

good vibes

only the first lesson i've had with lily. she is a sweet person and relaxed. it was encouraging and i felt confident that she will be very helpful in my quest to become a proficient speaker of the japanese language as she herself speaks very nice japanese. her studio is dope, btw. i'd recommend anyone trying to learn the language to try at least one lesson with her just to check it out.

— David, Lancaster, PA on 7/10/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lily will travel within 40 miles of Reading, PA 19601.