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Kyoto Sangyo University
Kyoto University (PhD)
I am a native Japanese speaker. I came from Japan to US 10 years ago. Currently, I teach or tutor Japanese 7 days a week. I work for a preschool and 2 language schools around Seattle. I have been teaching/tutoring Japanese to children and adults for about 5 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.
I am a native Japanese speaker. I came from Japan to US 10 years ago. Currently, I teach or tutor Japanese 7 days a week. I work for a preschool and 2 … Read more
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Yuko-san was very helpful in brushing up my Japanese skills. She quickly aligned to my level (business proficient) while still challenging me. In particular, after I asked her to ensure she point out unnatural mistakes even if small, she was able to not only point out the mistakes but help me quickly understand why and then continue on in the conversation. Yuko was also able to quickly adapt to the specific business topics I was interested in, read several articles with me and then helped with discussion.
I would highly recommend Yuko. She listened and adapted to my needs, was flexible on scheduling and always prompt in her responses. It was a great experience!
Thank you very much for posting a wonderful feedback! I enjoyed reading and talking with you so much.
Yuko was a great tutor. She was prepared with her own books to supplement the ones I had, and her corrections to my spoken Japanese were clear and necessary. Thank you, Yuko-san!
Thank you for the great review! I will be looking forward to seeing you for the second lesson.
Yuko has been giving Japanese lessons to my 14 year old daughter to prepare her for a study abroad program. My daughter loves Yuko's gentle but effective teaching style. She uses a text book to go over basic grammar, reading and writing, as well as teaching conversational skills. She also gives homework assignments to help in-between session studying. Overall we're very pleased with our experience with Yuko, and my daughter is more confident to go to Japan now. Thank you!
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!
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 blessed to have the opportunity for Yuko to teach her Japanese!
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!
I am pretty happy about the lessons with Yuko so far. I started Japanese study as a total beginner and she was very patient and helpful. Also she provided a flexible schedule which worked great for me. Majority of the tutors I contacted before simply wanted me to pay them and then organize the lessons on my own and it had to be a library room and if that could not be done they would only consider a Starbucks location (which I personally find ridiculous for a fair tuition rate). Yuko was reasonable to arrange the lessons by booking a room herself and if that could not be done she would just come to my house. So I wish I could afford more time with her as it is important for the language practice.
She is a great tutor I highly recommend.
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.
Yuko has been a great tutor. When my son needed to skip a year of Japanese in high school (because of the way his schedule came together he could only fit in the advanced class), we decided to get a tutor to assist him through the year. It was a huge success - he had no problem getting through the year and got an A in the class! Yuko was particularly helpful in advancing his verbal/conversational Japanese. Yuko is easy to reach and flexible, which was much appreciated for a high school student with a crazy schedule!
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!
Yuko cleared up a lot of pronunciation, spelling, and grammar questions I had during the lesson. She was also able to meet for the tutoring session on pretty short notice. I would definitely recommend this tutor for learning Russian.
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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.
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