Experienced Japanese Tutor, All Levels
Experienced Japanese Tutor, All Levels
I am a native Japanese speaker and a resident of the U.S. with a background in business. I am bilingual in Japanese and English, both written and verbal. Along with my experience teaching Japanese, I also have spent time translating and interpreting as a freelancer for several companies. I have experience in teaching students at all skill levels and across diverse backgrounds. I currently teach group lessons at the business college in Dallas, as well as one-on-one and online lessons. I have...
I am a native Japanese speaker and a resident of the U.S. with a background in business. I am bilingual in Japanese and English, both written and verbal. Along with my experience teaching Japanese, I also have spent time translating and interpreting as a freelancer for several companies. I have experience in teaching students at all skill levels and across diverse backgrounds. I currently teach group lessons at the business college in Dallas, as well as one-on-one and online lessons. I have experience in preparing students for EA/CBE and JLPT.
I cater my lessons to the individual student to meet his/her diverse interests and academic abilities. I focus not only on the grammatical and conversational aspects, but also on the cultural aspects of the Japanese language. Culture influences the way people use the language. Japanese is incredibly contextual. Therefore, I strongly believe that Japanese culture is not only an inseparable component of knowing and understanding Japanese but also one of the most enjoyable aspects of learning Japanese. My experience and bilingual background has provided me the opportunities to see first-hand the most effective ways to teach and interact across cultures.
Regardless of what motivates you to learn Japanese, I can help you achieve your goals. I look forward to hearing from you!
Knowledgeable and patient
Ms. Atsuko is a wonderful tutor, she is a native speaker, very patient with beginning Japanese students, and accustomed to teaching and constructing lesson plans to help progress learning much faster.Austin, 8 lessons with Atsuko
Well prepared and patient tutor
Recently, I decided to brush up on my Japanese language after a break of 10 years. I found Atsuko-san through Wyzant, our first lesson was fantastic. Atsuko-san quickly tested what I knew and remembered of the grammar and vocabulary, and concepts that I needed to review further. After the lesson I received 10 files from her that contained detailed information for brushing up on vocabulary and grammar. These files, prepared by her for other students, had lots of very good information and clarification on some tricky concepts (better than the textbooks on the market) . Atsuko-san responds to phone message and emails promptly. I intend to to continue to take lessons from her.Aroon, 3 lessons with Atsuko
Knowledgeable, patient, motivational tutor
Atsuko is patiently teaching my 11-year-old son. She keeps it moving forward but at a pace that he can do. She’s professional but also approachable, kind, and intuitive. I highly recommend her.D'Ann, 21 lessons with Atsuko
Extremely Proficient Tutor
Atsuko is extremely well-prepared, and tailors lessons to meet my daughter's proficiency. She also adds interesting cultural context to help my daughter better understand the nuance of the language.Kathryn, 25 lessons with Atsuko
Our daughter had her first lesson with Atsuko and it went very well. Atsuko was very kind and encouraging. Our daughter was beaming with excitement afterwards. Our daughter is very excited and motivated to improving her Japanese.Patty, 4 lessons with Atsuko
Really knows her stuff!!
Atsuko was very professional and clearly has a lot of experience helping people prepare for the JLPT. We had some technical difficulties, but she was patient through it all. I look forward to working with her more often.Kelly, 1 lesson with Atsuko
Atsuko is an amazing tutor for my daughter. She is prepared and on time every week. They work hard together and it is amazing the learning that is going on! We are very happy with Atsuko and the progress we have made in a month on learning the basics of the Japanese language. We look forward to the lessons every week!Yvette, 17 lessons with Atsuko
Atsuko has been an amazing tutor for my son. He comes home excited about what he is learning and looks forward to his tutoring sessions. Thank you Atsuko!Katherine, 85 lessons with Atsuko
Incredibly helpful and kind teacher
I have been tutored by Atsuko Sensei for around two months now and I must say she puts more effort into her lessons then any other teacher I have seen. She has helped me with a translation of a story in order the help me improve my Japanese, created several lesson plans based on input in order to make the lessons fun as well as productive. She is also one of the most approachable teachers I have met, constantly responding to texts and emails throughout the week, making learning a continuous process instead of something done once a week. If you live nearby I would recommend Atsuko Sensei over any other tutor.Joel , 9 lessons with Atsuko
Great teaching ethics!
Atsuko helped me a lot, I'm a Spanish speaker and she adjusted her teaching methods to achieve a great class.Francisco, 2 lessons with Atsuko
Response time: 2 hours