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Introduction: With over 400 hours of Japanese teaching experience via Wyzant Tutoring, I will help instill confidence in you that you can learn Japanese and also make it fun! What makes me unique as a tutor is that I was born and raised in Japan and have Japanese native-level mastery (in terms of grammar, pronunciation and cultural understanding). Students have shared that they have appreciated my ability to answer questions regarding grammar clearly. I cater my lessons to each student and try to incorporate a variety of learning techniques. I also speak French proficiently and am currently learning Spanish, so I have insight into what it's like to learn a new language as an adult.

Hired 2 times

Serves Portland, OR

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1 employee

4 years in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job


Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

11 reviews


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Memorie S.

Japanese Lessons

We are two lessons in for my girls and they are loving it! Marisa is quick to respond to any questions and concerns and makes learning fun for my girls.
Jan 24, 2021
Mona N.

Marisa is exactly who we needed to help our family through distance learning. She helped my two kids (ages 8 and 9) with Japanese support as well as Math when they needed it. She is flexible, professional, and a great communicator. She is able to navigate what each child is working on with ease and jumps right into each session ready to tackle their schoolwork. She has helped them stay focused and on task during a very challenging school year. They always look forward to their sessions. We highly recommend her!
May 22, 2021
Mercedes P.

Japanese Lessons

She is great . Her lesson are rigorous and works well with children .
Nov 8, 2020
Brandon N.

It's been awesome to work with Marissa. She is a very good teacher and explains the lessons thoroughly making it easy to understand! If your wanting to learn Japanese, be sure to reach out to her!
Jan 10, 2020
Keith B.

I’ve had 4 tutors in the last 3 years, both native Japanese and American, and Marisa tops them all. She is in tune with the usage of Japanese in different critical scenarios and can focus me on what’s important to work on and study. Having spent time growing up and working in Japan, Marisa also has key knowledge of cultural nuances and social dynamics that make me feel confident I am learning and expressing myself appropriately. She is disciplined yet easy going, she works to tailor lessons to my needs, and she is always thoughtful and punctual around my schedule. I highly recommend Marisa for any level student!
Jul 16, 2019
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Marisa Stenson


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Discounts are offered for couples wanting to take lessons together. Contact me for info.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I've worked with people of all levels.

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