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Yuko K.

Japanese/Russian tutor for all age - from young children to adults

Japanese/Russian tutor for all age - from young children to adults

$50/hour

  • 509 hours tutoring

  • Queen Anne Seattle, WA 98109

"Excellent Japanese language tutor"

Jeremy, 2 lessons with Yuko

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About Yuko


Bio

Hello,

I am a native Japanese speaker. I came from Japan to US 12 years ago and I have been teaching/tutoring Japanese to children and adults for about 7 years. Currently, I teach at two language schools, a preschool and an elementary school as after school program language instructor. When I teach Japanese to young children, I try to speak to them in Japanese as much as possible. I use gestures and repeat the same words and expressions many times. For older children and adults, I use...

Hello,

I am a native Japanese speaker. I came from Japan to US 12 years ago and I have been teaching/tutoring Japanese to children and adults for about 7 years. Currently, I teach at two language schools, a preschool and an elementary school as after school program language instructor. When I teach Japanese to young children, I try to speak to them in Japanese as much as possible. I use gestures and repeat the same words and expressions many times. For older children and adults, I use some English when they have difficulty in understanding or when I explain grammatical rules etc, but still I try to communicate in Japanese.

I am able to teach Russian language, too. Before I came to US, I taught Russian at universities in Japan for 3 years. I am good at teaching Russian to beginners, since I learned Russian as a foreign language, and I can explain grammatical rules in a systematic way. My major in Kyoto University Graduate School, from which I received a Ph.D in 2005, was Russian language study. My Russian speaking skill is as good as reading and writing skill, since I studied in Russia for one year when I was a student and I keep practicing speaking Russian since then. Actually, I speak Russian every day at home as well as Japanese.

Thank you,

Yuko


Education

Kyoto Sangyo University
undergrad
Kyoto University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: If you cancel the lesson later than 3 hours (6 hours) before the time scheduled or do not cancel and do not show up, you will be charged for the full (half) amount.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98109
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/12/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Japanese,

Japanese

I have been teaching and tutoring my native language Japanese to adults and children around Seattle for more than 7 years. Currently, I teach and tutor Japanese almost everyday - at a preschool, a university, a public school (after school program), coffee shops, libraries and student's houses. I majored in Russian language and linguistics both in undergraduate and graduate and the knowledge of languages and experiences have been helping me to teach Japanese with confidence.
Russian

Russian

My occupation back in Japan was Russian language teacher at Universities. I started learning Russian at Kyoto Sangyo University when I was 18 years old. After graduation, I entered Kyoto University Graduate School to study Russian language and linguistics more. In 2005, I received a Ph.D degree. Although I am not a native speaker, I speak Russian well, since I studied Russian at a language school and a university in Moscow for about a year and I still use Russian at home every day.

Homeschool

Japanese

Japanese

I have been teaching and tutoring my native language Japanese to adults and children around Seattle for more than 7 years. Currently, I teach and tutor Japanese almost everyday - at a preschool, a university, a public school (after school program), coffee shops, libraries and student's houses. I majored in Russian language and linguistics both in undergraduate and graduate and the knowledge of languages and experiences have been helping me to teach Japanese with confidence.

Language

Japanese,

Japanese

I have been teaching and tutoring my native language Japanese to adults and children around Seattle for more than 7 years. Currently, I teach and tutor Japanese almost everyday - at a preschool, a university, a public school (after school program), coffee shops, libraries and student's houses. I majored in Russian language and linguistics both in undergraduate and graduate and the knowledge of languages and experiences have been helping me to teach Japanese with confidence.
Russian

Russian

My occupation back in Japan was Russian language teacher at Universities. I started learning Russian at Kyoto Sangyo University when I was 18 years old. After graduation, I entered Kyoto University Graduate School to study Russian language and linguistics more. In 2005, I received a Ph.D degree. Although I am not a native speaker, I speak Russian well, since I studied Russian at a language school and a university in Moscow for about a year and I still use Russian at home every day.

Most Popular

Japanese

Japanese

I have been teaching and tutoring my native language Japanese to adults and children around Seattle for more than 7 years. Currently, I teach and tutor Japanese almost everyday - at a preschool, a university, a public school (after school program), coffee shops, libraries and student's houses. I majored in Russian language and linguistics both in undergraduate and graduate and the knowledge of languages and experiences have been helping me to teach Japanese with confidence.

Summer

Japanese,

Japanese

I have been teaching and tutoring my native language Japanese to adults and children around Seattle for more than 7 years. Currently, I teach and tutor Japanese almost everyday - at a preschool, a university, a public school (after school program), coffee shops, libraries and student's houses. I majored in Russian language and linguistics both in undergraduate and graduate and the knowledge of languages and experiences have been helping me to teach Japanese with confidence.
Russian

Russian

My occupation back in Japan was Russian language teacher at Universities. I started learning Russian at Kyoto Sangyo University when I was 18 years old. After graduation, I entered Kyoto University Graduate School to study Russian language and linguistics more. In 2005, I received a Ph.D degree. Although I am not a native speaker, I speak Russian well, since I studied Russian at a language school and a university in Moscow for about a year and I still use Russian at home every day.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (169 ratings)
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Reviews


Extremely helpful and constructive

As someone that is learning Japanese in his own time, I reached out to Yuko to find a conversation partner as well as someone that could correct my grammar mistakes. Yuko took the lead and drove a comfortable, constructive conversation that was tailored around my progress. When I made mistakes, we would stop and discuss the correct grammar/vocabulary just long enough for me to get a firm grasp on the correction before proceeding. Before I knew it, we had spoken to each other in Japanese for nearly an hour. I'm looking forward to continued learning with Yuko. ありがとうございます, ゆこせんせい! Thank you, Yuko angel!

Eric, 3 lessons with Yuko
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Eric! I enjoyed our first lesson with you as well. It is always pleasure to work with a serious and motivated learner. I look forward to seeing you for the second lesson soon.

Excellent tutoring session

My goals were to improve my Japanese pronunciation and my listening and speaking skills. We discussed my goals and set up a plan to achieve them. I was very pleased with the tutoring session.

David, 12 lessons with Yuko
Tutor responded:

Thank you, David, for finding time to write a review for our firs lesson. I am glad to hear that you liked it. I will be looking forward to meeting you on Thursday for the second lesson.

Easy going but precise

Yuko was fun and down to earth tudor. She was personable and kind. She determined my level and focused on strengthening my Russian foundation. She was especially good at distinguishing the subtle differences in the sound of words and syllables. Thank you Yuko!

Donal, 1 lesson with Yuko
Tutor responded:

Thank you Donal! I will be looking forward to hearing back from you and having the second lesson with you.

Yuko has been a fabulous tutor for the last few years for our son

We started having our son meet with Yuko weekly to speak Japanese a few years ago when his high school was unable to fit the appropriate Japanese class into his schedule. For two years, Aaron met every other week or so with Yuko, working on keeping his Japanese up to speed. This year, he jumped into the class he was supposed to be in two years ago and is heads and shoulders above the students who have been taking Japanese uninterrupted for the last few years. Yuko is patient, flexible, and incredibly conscientious. I cannot recommend her enough as a Japanese tutor.

Denise, 44 lessons with Yuko
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Denise, for your wonderful feedback. I enjoyed tutoring Japanese to your son a lot for the last few years. I wish him continued success in the future.

Knowledgeable and patient!

Yuko is a great tutor/teacher! Even with only one session we fixed so many little mistakes with spelling and grammar and I'm already feeling super confident! I look forward to many sessions in the future!

Sadie, 6 lessons with Yuko
Tutor responded:

I am so happy to read your feedback. Thank you very much! I really like to help a motivated student like you. I look forward to see how your Japanese will be getting better.

great lesson!

Thank you Yuko, this was a great lesson and showed me that I need to review lessons 1 - 4 thoroughly and we can practice ?????? next time!

Vince, 7 lessons with Yuko
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your time to post a feedback. I am glad to hear that you liked the last lesson. I am looking forward to seeing you soon for another lesson!

Excellent

Yuko understood exactly what I was looking for in a lesson. She led the conversation and corrected my grammar and vocabulary gently but clearly. Highly recommended.

Matthew, 29 lessons with Yuko
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Matthew, for for giving me a perfect rating and for recommending my service to other students. I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow for another lesson.

Terrific Tutor for little kids

I'm so fortunate to have found Yuko for my two children ages 4 and 6. Initially I was concerned about my kids staying focused for the full hour, but Yuko keeps them entirely engage in Japanese language and cultural curriculum with cheer. Even my rambunctious 4 year old son :) Yuko brings age appropriate materials, charts, flash cards, puppets, worksheets, and origami to tutoring sessions and my kids look forward to every sessions with her. Yuko walks that beautiful balance between total professionalism and skilled playfulness that is so effective with young kids. My children have picked up traditional Japanese songs and play and pieces of conversational Japanese in a very short time.

Nicole, 7 lessons with Yuko
Tutor responded:

Thank you very much, Nicol, for your all positive comments! I really enjoy tutoring your children and look forward to having a great time with them every week.

Very helpful and patient!

Yuko helped me find areas that I really needed to focus on, and provided resources that I could use in between lessons! My current goal is to take the JLPT N4, and after that I plan on continuing conversation practice, and I think that Yuko will be able to help me a lot with both goals!

Michael, 1 lesson with Yuko
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! Please feel free to contact me whenever you are ready for another lesson.

$50/hour

Yuko K.

$50/hour

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