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Chiharu M.

Experienced Japanese/ESL Tutor/Coach with a Master's Degree

Experienced Japanese/ESL Tutor/Coach with a Master's Degree

$80/hour

  • 1,318 hours tutoring

  • San Antonio, TX 78253

About Chiharu


Bio

Hi, I'm Chiharu. 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 a unique 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...

Hi, I'm Chiharu. 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 a unique 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 for more details about my lessons and schedules and let me help you learn :)


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • 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

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Amazing tutor

Although we have just started our lessons, I am extremely grateful for her time and patience. I've never had a tutor before but I am glad I decided to message Chiharu-San.

Jade, 3 lessons with Chiharu

Knowledgeable, patient & kind!

Chiharu is very sweet! She made me feel comfortable as soon as I met her. Chiharu is patient with my learning of Hiragana and Katakana characters. I absolutely loved the lesson!

Monica, 4 lessons with Chiharu

Awesome Teacher!

Chiharu M. Has really helped me understand some beginner Japanese and is very patient and understanding. I enjoyed her style of tutoring with a mix of dialogue and workbook pages.

Sarah, 8 lessons with Chiharu

Helpful, friendly, and easy to work with

Chiharu-sensei is extremely knowledgeable on her subject. She gives excellent instruction, and easily explains the reasoning behind the concepts. Her cross-cultural fluency is really helpful for me as an American studying Japanese. She is able to be both easygoing and focused at the same time, which is really helpful when stepping outside of one's comfort zone in trying to learn a foreign language. I feel challenged yet comfortable when working with her. Highly recommended!

Michael, 24 lessons with Chiharu

The Best and most Patient Japanese Teacher

Chiharu's classes are amazing. The classes are structured well, she's always answering our questions, and she sets a good pace for our skill level. We hope to take many more classes with her.

Katie Jo, 18 lessons with Chiharu

So glad I found Chiharu!

I attempted to learn Japanese independently but quickly realized that I needed guidance and structure. After reading many rave reviews, I signed up for tutoring lessons with Chiharu. Chiharu is genuinely invested in each lesson and adapts well to individual needs. She is a native Japanese speaker, but she is fluent in English, so she is able to explain the nuances of Japanese in a way that is easy to understand. She has been introducing and reviewing concepts at a speed that is perfect for me, and she also uses a great balance of Japanese and English in our conversations to smoothly immerse me in the language without making me feel overwhelmed. Her personality is great, and lessons with her feel like I am studying with a friend!

Rachel, 5 lessons with Chiharu

Very Fun Lesson

I really enjoyed today's lesson. I had fun learning and practicing the adjectives. I'm starting to feel more confident with speaking!

Brandon, 17 lessons with Chiharu

Fun and engaging tutor!

I have been studying with Chiharu and she has been a great tutor so far! She is quite knowledgeable and fun to talk to. She always has a positive attitude and approaches me with encouragement. She has also referred me to various useful materials to help my studying and always answers any messages I send throughout the week in a diligent manner. I highly recommend Chiharu if you want to learn or re-learn Japanese.

Joe, 31 lessons with Chiharu

Excellent Sensei!

We weren't sure what to expect from tutoring, as it's been a long time since we've been in school... but in just two lessons, Chiharu has taken us far beyond what we were getting from Duolingo and really filled in the gaps of understanding that we had on grammar, usage, etc. Excellent teacher! :)

Alex, 16 lessons with Chiharu
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$80/hour

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