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Chiharu M.

Experienced Japanese/ESL Tutor with a Master's Degree

Experienced Japanese/ESL Tutor with a Master's Degree

$90/hour

  • 2,250 hours tutoring

About Chiharu


Bio

Hi, I'm Chiharu, and I was a top 10% Wyzant tutor in 2019. I am originally from Kyoto, Japan, and I speak both Japanese and English. I was an EFL teacher at private high schools in Japan for several years before I came to the US to get a master's degree in TESOL. I had an opportunity to start my teaching career in the United States soon after I got the degree, and I have been a teacher in the US since then.

My teaching experiences are mostly in a classroom setting at colleges, language...

Hi, I'm Chiharu, and I was a top 10% Wyzant tutor in 2019. I am originally from Kyoto, Japan, and I speak both Japanese and English. I was an EFL teacher at private high schools in Japan for several years before I came to the US to get a master's degree in TESOL. I had an opportunity to start my teaching career in the United States soon after I got the degree, and I have been a teacher in the US since then.

My teaching experiences are mostly in a classroom setting at colleges, language schools and high schools, but I picked up some tutoring opportunities and started to give private language lessons as I was a classroom teacher. I currently teach at a local college a few days a week and tutor several students through Wyzant, and I enjoy teaching in both venues. As for my tutoring experience, I have tutored high school students who were struggling with their TOEFL scores and overall English skills, some graduate students who needed supplemental ESL lessons to perform better in their business class, middle school, high school and college students who wanted to learn Japanese and needed guided assistance for their study, and some adult students who wanted to learn Japanese for their career advancement and who are simply interested in Japanese language and culture and want to learn them. I am confident that I can help you learn Japanese or English as a Second Language at all levels.

My lessons have been popular and well-received among my students. With my unique background of being a former ESL student and with deep linguistics knowledge combined with teaching experiences, I can predict problematic areas in language learning, understand students' struggle and frustration, and support my students as I provide more effective lessons and advice either in Japanese or English lessons.

Teaching languages is my passion, and I love helping and seeing my students improve their language skills! I am confident that I can make a difference in your life through language lessons. Please feel free to contact me to ask


Education

Doshisha Women's College
BA in English
Boston Univeristy - Graduate School of Education
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $90
  • Rate details: Give me a message for a group rate.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/27/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL/EFL teacher for more than 20 years, I was an EFL teacher in Japan for several years before I came to the US to get a master's degree. Soon after I graduated from Boston University, I got a very good job offer and started teaching ESL in the United States. I have taught ESL at colleges, high schools, ESL schools, and a test prep school, and I currently teach at a local college here in Texas a few days a week in addition to private lessons through Wyzant. I have teaching experience, knowledge, and unique perspective of being a former ESL student to support and guide students to master English effectively and efficiently. I was successful in learning English as an ESL student, and mastering English has opened up so many wonderful opportunities for me. I would love to give back to ESL communities and share my knowledge and secrets of learning English. If you are interested in taking lessons with me, please feel free to contact me to ask more details about my lessons and schedules. Let me help you learn English!
Japanese,

Japanese

I am originally from Kyoto, Japan and a native Japanese speaker, but I have lived in the US for 15 years, and I speak both Japanese and English fluently. I have been a language teacher since I graduated from college in Japan, so I have tons of teaching experiences both as a classroom teacher at colleges, high schools, language schools, and a Japanese supplementary school, and as a private tutor. Teaching is my passion, and especially I love teaching my mother tongue to people who are eager to learn! My teaching style is to leverage my linguistic knowledge and compare/contrast both languages to help my students understand and master the language efficiently. Also, since the language and its culture are tightly connected, I usually teach Japanese culture as I teach the language. I teach Japanese at all levels, and my lessons have been popular and well-received among my students. I will happily work with your schedule, and I am sure we can start lessons soon. Please feel free to contact me and ask me more details about Japanese lessons :)
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Spelling

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL/EFL teacher for more than 20 years, I was an EFL teacher in Japan for several years before I came to the US to get a master's degree. Soon after I graduated from Boston University, I got a very good job offer and started teaching ESL in the United States. I have taught ESL at colleges, high schools, ESL schools, and a test prep school, and I currently teach at a local college here in Texas a few days a week in addition to private lessons through Wyzant. I have teaching experience, knowledge, and unique perspective of being a former ESL student to support and guide students to master English effectively and efficiently. I was successful in learning English as an ESL student, and mastering English has opened up so many wonderful opportunities for me. I would love to give back to ESL communities and share my knowledge and secrets of learning English. If you are interested in taking lessons with me, please feel free to contact me to ask more details about my lessons and schedules. Let me help you learn English!
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, TOEFL, Writing

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL/EFL teacher for more than 20 years, I was an EFL teacher in Japan for several years before I came to the US to get a master's degree. Soon after I graduated from Boston University, I got a very good job offer and started teaching ESL in the United States. I have taught ESL at colleges, high schools, ESL schools, and a test prep school, and I currently teach at a local college here in Texas a few days a week in addition to private lessons through Wyzant. I have teaching experience, knowledge, and unique perspective of being a former ESL student to support and guide students to master English effectively and efficiently. I was successful in learning English as an ESL student, and mastering English has opened up so many wonderful opportunities for me. I would love to give back to ESL communities and share my knowledge and secrets of learning English. If you are interested in taking lessons with me, please feel free to contact me to ask more details about my lessons and schedules. Let me help you learn English!
Japanese,

Japanese

I am originally from Kyoto, Japan and a native Japanese speaker, but I have lived in the US for 15 years, and I speak both Japanese and English fluently. I have been a language teacher since I graduated from college in Japan, so I have tons of teaching experiences both as a classroom teacher at colleges, high schools, language schools, and a Japanese supplementary school, and as a private tutor. Teaching is my passion, and especially I love teaching my mother tongue to people who are eager to learn! My teaching style is to leverage my linguistic knowledge and compare/contrast both languages to help my students understand and master the language efficiently. Also, since the language and its culture are tightly connected, I usually teach Japanese culture as I teach the language. I teach Japanese at all levels, and my lessons have been popular and well-received among my students. I will happily work with your schedule, and I am sure we can start lessons soon. Please feel free to contact me and ask me more details about Japanese lessons :)
Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL/EFL teacher for more than 20 years, I was an EFL teacher in Japan for several years before I came to the US to get a master's degree. Soon after I graduated from Boston University, I got a very good job offer and started teaching ESL in the United States. I have taught ESL at colleges, high schools, ESL schools, and a test prep school, and I currently teach at a local college here in Texas a few days a week in addition to private lessons through Wyzant. I have teaching experience, knowledge, and unique perspective of being a former ESL student to support and guide students to master English effectively and efficiently. I was successful in learning English as an ESL student, and mastering English has opened up so many wonderful opportunities for me. I would love to give back to ESL communities and share my knowledge and secrets of learning English. If you are interested in taking lessons with me, please feel free to contact me to ask more details about my lessons and schedules. Let me help you learn English!
Japanese,

Japanese

I am originally from Kyoto, Japan and a native Japanese speaker, but I have lived in the US for 15 years, and I speak both Japanese and English fluently. I have been a language teacher since I graduated from college in Japan, so I have tons of teaching experiences both as a classroom teacher at colleges, high schools, language schools, and a Japanese supplementary school, and as a private tutor. Teaching is my passion, and especially I love teaching my mother tongue to people who are eager to learn! My teaching style is to leverage my linguistic knowledge and compare/contrast both languages to help my students understand and master the language efficiently. Also, since the language and its culture are tightly connected, I usually teach Japanese culture as I teach the language. I teach Japanese at all levels, and my lessons have been popular and well-received among my students. I will happily work with your schedule, and I am sure we can start lessons soon. Please feel free to contact me and ask me more details about Japanese lessons :)
TOEFL

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL/EFL teacher for more than 20 years, I was an EFL teacher in Japan for several years before I came to the US to get a master's degree. Soon after I graduated from Boston University, I got a very good job offer and started teaching ESL in the United States. I have taught ESL at colleges, high schools, ESL schools, and a test prep school, and I currently teach at a local college here in Texas a few days a week in addition to private lessons through Wyzant. I have teaching experience, knowledge, and unique perspective of being a former ESL student to support and guide students to master English effectively and efficiently. I was successful in learning English as an ESL student, and mastering English has opened up so many wonderful opportunities for me. I would love to give back to ESL communities and share my knowledge and secrets of learning English. If you are interested in taking lessons with me, please feel free to contact me to ask more details about my lessons and schedules. Let me help you learn English!
Japanese,

Japanese

I am originally from Kyoto, Japan and a native Japanese speaker, but I have lived in the US for 15 years, and I speak both Japanese and English fluently. I have been a language teacher since I graduated from college in Japan, so I have tons of teaching experiences both as a classroom teacher at colleges, high schools, language schools, and a Japanese supplementary school, and as a private tutor. Teaching is my passion, and especially I love teaching my mother tongue to people who are eager to learn! My teaching style is to leverage my linguistic knowledge and compare/contrast both languages to help my students understand and master the language efficiently. Also, since the language and its culture are tightly connected, I usually teach Japanese culture as I teach the language. I teach Japanese at all levels, and my lessons have been popular and well-received among my students. I will happily work with your schedule, and I am sure we can start lessons soon. Please feel free to contact me and ask me more details about Japanese lessons :)
Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL/EFL teacher for more than 20 years, I was an EFL teacher in Japan for several years before I came to the US to get a master's degree. Soon after I graduated from Boston University, I got a very good job offer and started teaching ESL in the United States. I have taught ESL at colleges, high schools, ESL schools, and a test prep school, and I currently teach at a local college here in Texas a few days a week in addition to private lessons through Wyzant. I have teaching experience, knowledge, and unique perspective of being a former ESL student to support and guide students to master English effectively and efficiently. I was successful in learning English as an ESL student, and mastering English has opened up so many wonderful opportunities for me. I would love to give back to ESL communities and share my knowledge and secrets of learning English. If you are interested in taking lessons with me, please feel free to contact me to ask more details about my lessons and schedules. Let me help you learn English!

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL/EFL teacher for more than 20 years, I was an EFL teacher in Japan for several years before I came to the US to get a master's degree. Soon after I graduated from Boston University, I got a very good job offer and started teaching ESL in the United States. I have taught ESL at colleges, high schools, ESL schools, and a test prep school, and I currently teach at a local college here in Texas a few days a week in addition to private lessons through Wyzant. I have teaching experience, knowledge, and unique perspective of being a former ESL student to support and guide students to master English effectively and efficiently. I was successful in learning English as an ESL student, and mastering English has opened up so many wonderful opportunities for me. I would love to give back to ESL communities and share my knowledge and secrets of learning English. If you are interested in taking lessons with me, please feel free to contact me to ask more details about my lessons and schedules. Let me help you learn English!
Japanese,

Japanese

I am originally from Kyoto, Japan and a native Japanese speaker, but I have lived in the US for 15 years, and I speak both Japanese and English fluently. I have been a language teacher since I graduated from college in Japan, so I have tons of teaching experiences both as a classroom teacher at colleges, high schools, language schools, and a Japanese supplementary school, and as a private tutor. Teaching is my passion, and especially I love teaching my mother tongue to people who are eager to learn! My teaching style is to leverage my linguistic knowledge and compare/contrast both languages to help my students understand and master the language efficiently. Also, since the language and its culture are tightly connected, I usually teach Japanese culture as I teach the language. I teach Japanese at all levels, and my lessons have been popular and well-received among my students. I will happily work with your schedule, and I am sure we can start lessons soon. Please feel free to contact me and ask me more details about Japanese lessons :)
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Chiharu has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great Teacher, Patient and Knowledgeable

Chiharu has been an excellent tutor. I can go at my own pace and feel like I’m making good progress.

Alberto, 75 lessons with Chiharu

Wow!

I had fun! I got to speak and laugh, more importantly learn! I can’t wait for the next lesson and complete the assignments.

Sean, 7 lessons with Chiharu

Wow!

I had fun! I got to speak and laugh, more importantly learn! I can’t wait for the next lesson and complete the assignments.

Sean, 7 lessons with Chiharu

Wow!

I had fun! I got to speak and laugh, more importantly learn! I can’t wait for the next lesson and complete the assignments.

Sean, 7 lessons with Chiharu

Incredible Tutor!

Taking lessons with Chiharu has been an incredible experience! I had tried to self-teach for months through various apps and textbooks, but after just a few weeks of lessons with her I really started to feel things clicking into place. She is happy to answer any questions you have and tailors lessons so that you get exactly what you’re looking for. It’s not just going through a textbook, lessons with her truly feel like a personal experience! On top of all of that she is incredibly kind, accommodating, and fun! If you’re wanting to learn Japanese I couldn’t possibly think of a better instructor!

Kerry, 103 lessons with Chiharu

Always a fun lesson

The lesson today was very enjoyable and fun! I always feel like I'm improving after each lesson! I thought it was very funny, how do you say the dog feeder!

Brandon, 24 lessons with Chiharu

Great Tutor

I took Genki 1 & 2 Elementary Japanese with Chiharu. She is a great tutor. She is friendly, knowledgeable, patient, and prepares for her lessons well. She is very familiar with the Genki textbooks. She takes the time to write a summary of each lesson and to grade each homework. I learned a lot in my Japanese tutoring in preparation of moving to Japan. Highly recommended tutor!

Tom, 55 lessons with Chiharu

~ Excellent ~

My 17yr old daughter has just finished her first lesson with Chiharu. She was very nervous because she didn’t know what to expect.., she is very shy. Chiharu was AMAZING with her! The lesson was well planned out and kept her engaged and able to follow along. My daughter can’t wait to take the next lesson.. Which means she felt very comfortable with her.. A BIG thank you from both of us Miss Chiharu for making the journey of learning Japanese an exciting one!

Kellie, 6 lessons with Chiharu

Patient and Understanding

Chiharu is always so patient and understanding with the learning curve. Japanese is just so different but she takes the time to see how I learn best and gears lessons towards my style. She always makes sure that when I leave, I know I’ve at least accomplished and grown in certain areas. This way it always leaves me feeling like I can really do this!!!

Amber, 55 lessons with Chiharu
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