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Introduction: Konnichiwa, I am a Japanese native speaker with five-year teaching and tutoring experience in Japanese Born and raised in the countryside of Japan. I majored in media communication when I was in a university in Tokyo. I have M.A. degree in Japanese Pedagogy. I currently teach Japanese at an American university in CA. I'm well trained and equipped to teach/tutor all levels of Japanese, from Novice to Superior on the ACTFL Scale or 0-5 on the ILR Scale (Interagency Language Roundtable) My teaching style is a student-centered, interactive, communicative approach. I use a textbook but always supplement with teaching materials tailored to my student's needs/goals, e.g., conversation, writing, listening, reading. I am also happy to teach/tutor Japanese for special purposes, such as tourism, conversation survival skills, banking, trade, marketing, business administration, exam prep, tutoring for college Japanese courses, etc. Bonus: I will provide you with learning materials, so you don't have to purchase the textbooks I teach general, travel, business Japanese both online and in person. “””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””” “””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””” - Trial Lesson (50min) $35 - Online Lesson (1hour) $40 - Online Lessons Packet (5 Lessons) $190 *Valid 90 days NONE REFUNDABLE - Online Lessons Packet (12 Lessons) with a lesson plan $420 *Valid 180 days NONE REFUNDABLE - Online Lesson for Kids under 12 (30min) $25 - Online Group Lesson (1hour) $25/per person “”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””” “”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””” These prices are including homework, grading, and learning materials. You can try it out and decide whether you want to continue taking my lessons or not :) After you decide to continue taking my lessons, it will be on a weekly basis. If you are interested in learning Japanese, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me! I'm happy to answer all your questions and build an effective learning environment that suits your needs and expectations.

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Crystal H.

Japanese Lessons

あやかさんはいいせんせいです! Translation: Ayaka is a great teacher! I’ve only been taking her lessons once a week and my Japanese has improved tremendously. I went for only knowing a few phrases here and there(mainly from anime), to being able construct my own sentences. She is very kind, and is willing to answer any question you may have about the lesson as well as supplying you with enough materials to study from so no textbook is required. Also, she creates the lessons so that they are catered to your needs and learning capability. Overall, I highly recommend her class as she makes learning Japanese both fun and interesting!
Nov 3, 2020
Allison L.

Japanese Lessons

I have been taking lessons with Ayaka-sensee for a few weeks now, and I'm really enjoying them! She is super friendly, patient, and explains things simply and clearly. I immediately felt comfortable with her in my first lesson, and I find that I am always looking forward to the next one! Ayaka-sensee is very encouraging and makes learning Japanese fun for me. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a tutor. Five stars. *****
Aug 27, 2020
Macayla l.

Japanese Lessons

I just love learning Japanese with Ayaka! I look forward to every lesson with her. She’s so sweet and encouraging! She makes learning a language that seems so hard, fun and easy! I couldn’t imagine learning Japanese from anyone else.
Jul 29, 2020
Kenneth B.

Japanese Lessons

I've learned more Japanese in the past couple weeks than I ever have studying by myself! I look forward to every new lesson and have been having a great time! I would definitely recommend Ayaka to anyone looking to take Japanese lessons online!
Jul 13, 2020
Amara J.

Japanese Lessons

Ayaka is extremely attentive and supportive of your learning. She outlines her lessons very clearly and helps you incorporate Japanese beyond simple memorization. She is a very thoughtful teacher!
Jun 30, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    - Trial Lesson (50min) $35 - Online Lesson (1hour) $40 - Online Lessons Packet (5 Lessons) $190 *Valid 90 days NONE REFUNDABLE - Online Lessons Packet (12 Lessons) $420 *Valid 180 days NONE REFUNDABLE - Online Lesson for Kids under 12 (30 min) $25 - Online Group Lesson (1hour) $25/per person (everyone is supposed to be the same or similar level)

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Here are examples of the learning process for different levels. Novice Level Learner: N5, N4 (Genki 1) - Greeting phrases - Basic Japanese writing system. e.g. Hiragana and Katakana - Numbers e.g. time, price, and ages, etc... - Long-form (polite way to talk) - How to order food - Culture etc... Intermediate Level Learner: N4, N3 (Genki 1 and Genki 2) - Many different kinds of forms are often used in Japanese society. e.g. しなければいけません, 〜んです, etc....... - 300 to 500Kanjis - reading passages with Kanji - reading a short news article and discuss the topic - Culture etc... Advanced Level Learner: N2, N1 (Tobira, Japanese news articles, or other requested textbooks) - 800 to 1000 Kanjis - Thinking critically in Japanese - Reading long articles from a Japanese website and discuss - Using the textbook "Tbira" to learn advanced grammar - Culture and History etc... I will provide you HW after lessons. Some people are too busy to work on HW outside of the lesson. In that case, we will work on the HW together in the lesson. I'm flexible with anyone who has a busy schedule and wants to learn Japanese.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Japanese Language Pedagogy M.A.

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