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Chiharu M.

San Antonio, TX

$60/hour

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

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/27/17
5.0 average from 167 ratings
Unbelievable progress in Japanese!
— Scott, Charlotte, NC on 10/31/17

$60/Hour


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

Education

Doshisha Women's College (BA in English)

Boston Univeristy - Graduate School of Education (MEd)

About Chiharu

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 at 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.

My hours are currently fairly flexible, so I'm sure we can start lessons soon. 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 :)
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Weekend rate is the default hourly rate + $5

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Antonio, TX 78253
Background Check: Passed

"Unbelievable progress in Japanese!"

- Scott, Charlotte, NC on 10/31/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Carla, Kingsville, TX on 12/18/17

"Great experience"

- Maria, San Antonio, TX on 12/4/17

"excellent teacher"

- Joshua, San Antonio, TX on 11/30/17

"Amazing Tourtor"

- Kyle, Irving, TX on 10/20/17

"Encouraging and Accommodating Tutor"

- Dominic, Knoxville, TN on 9/19/17

"Professional, Caring, and Effective"

- Garrett, San Antonio, TX on 7/25/17

"Very Knowledgeable and Experienced Tutor"

- Alice, Austin, TX on 7/21/17

"Wonderful teacher!"

- Jason, Saratoga, CA on 7/19/17

"Extremley knowledgable and reliable teacher."

- Ari, San Antonio, TX on 7/3/17

"Awesome teacher!"

- Eli, San Antonio, TX on 6/15/17

"Great tutor with quick results"

- Michael, San Antonio, TX on 5/29/17

"First lesson success"

- Renee, San Antonio, TX on 5/16/17
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese,
Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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

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 :)

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

Education

Doshisha Women's College (BA in English)

Boston Univeristy - Graduate School of Education (MEd)

Unbelievable progress in Japanese!

I was at first a bit hesitant to do online lessons. Previously, I had a one-on-one (in home) tutor for 10 months of basic Japanese. I had also completed half of the Rosetta Stone course. Once my earlier teacher left, I thought I would start with a native speaker, and boy am I glad I have. In just 6 weeks of working with Chiharu once or twice a week my understanding of Japanese -- as well as my

— Scott, Charlotte, NC on 10/31/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Weekend rate is the default hourly rate + $5

Travel policy

Chiharu will travel within 15 miles of San Antonio, TX 78253.