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Sophia University (Jouchi-Daigaku) (Economics)
University of Maryland (Other)
Along with my native Japanese skills and over ten years of professional experience in business, I can assure you that I will provide Japanese lessons that will meet your educational or professional needs.
My experience as a consultant in an international firm, working with Japanese and non-Japanese companies, has taught me that every client and their needs are different, therefore each solution is different. My approach in teaching Japanese is the same.
The foundation of my teaching method is supported by ten pillars. I customize my method based on the student's age, interests, how they learn, and most importantly, the student's goals. My job is to improve your Japanese while making sure your goals are met.
While I am a native Japanese speaker, I am also a native-level English speaker. This enables me to explain certain Japanese nuances explicitly when necessary. Throughout my professional career, I have worked in many industries and have a thorough understanding of Japanese business culture and etiquette.
I teach all ages starting from 5 years old. I have worked with many children and will find ways to keep them interested with games, songs, hands-on-activities, and puzzles. I have also designed a curriculum for a local Japanese preschool and kindergarten. For adults, it is essential for me to understand your goal, priorities and possibly your deadline(!!) to make the most out of your busy schedule.
I can also teach math to Elementary and Middle school students in both Japanese and English upon request.
I am looking forward to working with you to make your goals my goal! Along with my native Japanese skills and over ten years of professional experience in business, I can assure you that I will provide Japanese lessons that will meet your educational or professional needs.
Izumi is an excellent tutor. She takes care to develop a system based on your level of Japanese and personal goals, and always pays careful attention to your inputs. When I mentioned that I'd like to incorporate more practical conversational situations, she listened and immediately implemented daily life dialogue practice. She is organized and works hard to prepare for each lesson, creating a lesson plan and developing exercises that effectively complement textbook materials. Her systematic approach helped to encourage me to rise to the challenge and study hard. She asks insightful questions from the readings to help further your thought processes in the language, and takes care to point out changes in speech styles and situations when formal language is needed (important in Japanese). She writes detailed lesson reviews of each lesson to help remind you of assignment or areas for improvement. She is also kind and personable! Overall, a definite 5-star tutor—if you work with her and put in some work on your own, you will definitely improve your Japanese language ability!
Izumi S. comes prepared for every session better than her students. Her preparation and patience is extraordinary. I wouldn't be surprised if she worked an hour or more outside the tutoring session just to be fully effective with the student.
Izumi sensei is the best. She really goes above and beyond to make sure that you know the material. She even creates her own material to assist the grammar points. If you want to learn how to speak Japanese you should definitely schedule her asap.
Miss Izumi is a great tutor! Learning any language comes with its difficulties, but Miss Izumi does a great job in addressing her students questions and helping them learn at a rate suited for them. She is a very patient teacher and cares a lot about her students and their goals and how well they progress. In the majority of my lessons, Miss Izumi has even been kind enough to stay a little longer then the allotted hour to help me further develop, free of charge. She is a kind and caring tutor who has helped me become stronger and more confident in reading, writing, and speaking in Japanese and has been extremely helpful in helping me meet my goals. I highly recommend Miss Izumi for anyone interested in learning or furthering there skills in Japanese.
Izumi is a great tutor. She constructs lessons for my young daughter with games and songs, and I am happy to say that my daughter has fun learning Japanese. Teaching a small child is challenging, but Izumi has taken the time and effort to create a positive and enjoyable learning environment. She really is a fantastic tutor.
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