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Yuko K.

Seattle, WA

$45/hour

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

Background check passed as of 2/12/15
5.0 average from 100 ratings
Helpful Preparation for Business Relocation to Japan
— Robert, Mercer Island, WA on 11/6/15

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Kyoto Sangyo University
Kyoto University
PhD

Education

Kyoto Sangyo University

Kyoto University (PhD)

About Yuko

Hello,

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.

Thank you,

Yuko
Hello,

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
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Cancellation
3 hours notice required

If you cancel the lesson later than 3 hours before the time scheduled or do not cancel and do not show up, you will be charged for the full amount.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98109
Background Check: Passed

"Helpful Preparation for Business Relocation to Japan"

- Robert, Mercer Island, WA on 11/6/15
Yuko replied on 11/10/2015

Thank you very much for posting a wonderful feedback! I enjoyed reading and talking with you so much.

"Terrific Tutor for little kids"

- Nicole, Seattle, WA on 7/27/16

"Very helpful and patient!"

- Michael, Bellevue, WA on 6/23/16
Yuko replied on 7/15/2016

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

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Heather, Washington, DC on 4/7/16
Yuko replied on 4/7/2016

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I really enjoyed talking with you in Japanese and hope to see you again.

"Understanding and Patient Teacher"

- Alexander, Seattle, WA on 1/12/16

"Kind and professional"

- Johnathan, Seattle, WA on 11/21/15
Yuko replied on 11/23/2015

Thank you for the great review! I will be looking forward to seeing you for the second lesson.

"Effective and patient"

- Makiko, Seattle, WA on 6/18/15
Yuko replied on 6/19/2015

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!

"Awesome tutor"

- Sylvia, Dupont, WA on 5/1/15
Yuko replied on 5/2/2015

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!

"Great tutor"

- Serge, Bellevue, WA on 3/6/15
Yuko replied on 3/9/2015

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 7/1/13
Language:
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Japanese

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.

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.

Kyoto Sangyo University
Kyoto University
PhD

Education

Kyoto Sangyo University

Kyoto University (PhD)

Helpful Preparation for Business Relocation to Japan — 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 th ...

— Robert, Mercer Island, WA on 11/6/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

If you cancel the lesson later than 3 hours before the time scheduled or do not cancel and do not show up, you will be charged for the full amount.

Travel policy

Yuko will travel within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98109.