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Yuko K.

Seattle, WA


Japanese/Russian tutor for all age - from infants to adults

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Background check passed as of 2/12/15
5.0 Avg. Rating
64 Ratings
4hrs Response Time
Awesome tutor
— Sylvia, Dupont, WA on 5/1/15

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Kyoto Sangyo University
Kyoto University


Kyoto Sangyo University

Kyoto University (PhD)

About Yuko


I am a native Japanese speaker. I came from Japan to US 9 years ago. Currently, I teach or tutor Japanese 7 days a week. I work for a preschool and 3 language schools around Seattle. I have been teaching/tutoring Japanese to children and adults for about 4 years. When I teach Japanese to young children, I try to speak to them mostly in Japanese with 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 speak in Japanese as much as possible. I like teaching and tutoring my native language so much that I am planning to take Japanese language teaching competency test next year to be more confident being Japanese teacher/tutor.

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,


I am a native Japanese speaker. I came from Japan to US 9 years ago. Currently, I teach or tutor Japanese 7 days a week. I work for a preschool and 3
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Travels within 5 miles of Seattle, WA 98109
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In-person lessons

"Awesome tutor"

- Sylvia, Dupont, WA on 5/1/15
Yuko replied on 5/1/2015

Thank you, Sylvia for the wonderful review about my lessons! I have been enjoying tutoring your daughter a lot, since she is so interested to learn Japanese and I am very happy to be your daughter's help. I will be looking forward to meeting you and your daughter soon!

"Effective and patient"

- Makiko, Seattle, WA on 6/18/15
Yuko replied on 6/18/2015

Thank you very much for posting the great review about my lessons. I enjoyed tutoring your daughter a lot. She is a quick learner and I am sure that she will be a good speaker of Japanese when after spending one year in Japan.
Have a good summer and good luck with your daughter's study in Japan!

"Great tutor"

- Serge, Bellevue, WA on 3/6/15
Yuko replied on 3/8/2015

Thank you, Serge, very much for the great review about me! I am always happy to tutor the students, who are diligent, serious and punctual like you.

"Great Japanese Tutor!"

- Lynnette, Seattle, WA on 6/28/14
Yuko replied on 6/29/2014

Hi Lynnette, I am happy to hear that your son got an A in Japanese class. Thank you very much for finding time for the excellent feedback. Have a great summer!

"Very Helpful Russian Lesson"

- Ryon, San Luis Obispo, CA on 6/30/13
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I am a native Japanese speaker. I came from Japan to the U.S. 8 years ago. Currently, I teach and tutor Japanese almost everyday. I work for a preschool in Seattle and 2 language schools in Bellevue. I have been interested in languages and my major was linguistics. Although I have good knowledge of Japanese language, I keep studying to be confident with being Japanese teacher/tutor.


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.

Kyoto Sangyo University
Kyoto University


Kyoto Sangyo University

Kyoto University (PhD)

Awesome tutor — My daughter has met with Yuko a couple of times and each experience has been more than great! Yuko is patient and we can tell she loves what she does as she takes the time for my daughter to actually learn. She has even tasked homework assignments for my daughter to work on! Enough wonderful statements can not be said regarding Yuko and her style of educating. My daughter and I are extremely bless ...

— Sylvia, Dupont, WA on 5/1/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Yuko will travel within 5 miles of Seattle, WA 98109.

Background Check Status for Yuko K.

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