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Teaches: Japanese

Languages: Japanese, English, Korean

Female, From Japan, Living in Silicon Valley, United States

Local time: Nov 24, 2015 20:28   (Pacific Standard Time)

I'm a native Japanese speaker in my 30s. I'm very patient and open-minded. I wish to help you communicate and share stories in Japanese. I enjoy cooking, traveling, sewing, anime and manga, too.
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80 - 120 ITC per hour
=8.0-12.0 USD

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Professional Lessons  

Integrated Japanese Course from beginners to advanced
  • Japanese
  • 303 completed session(s)
  • Package
120 ITC per hour

Informal Tutoring  

Informal Tutoring: Japanese
  • 224 completed session(s)
  • Package
80 ITC per hour

About chihiro_ito

I started teaching Japanese three years ago, after I moved to the US. I have taught more than ten students including both online and offline, from novice to advanced.
I educated myself to be a teacher and earned a certificate for teaching Japanese in 2011.
In university, I majored in Japanese history and finished the graduate school in the same major. At the same time, I helped international students to write academic essays in Japanese.
After finishing the school, I worked for two years as an administration staff in a Japanese language school in Osaka.

-Speaking practice
Levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced

We will focus on conversation practice without textbook and less homework.
The lesson will include both casual conversation and role-play.
Grammar and vocabulary may be introduced as necessary, but not officially covered in this class.

-Integrated Japanese course using textbook
Beginner : "Minna no Nihongo" "GENKI" or "Japanese for busy people"
Intermediate: "Minna no Nihongo " "Chukyu no Nihongo"

This course is good for students who is seriously learning, especially for those who started by themselves or took courses in school but found difficulty.
I will explain grammar, vocabulary, culture with easy examples.
Homework, such as writing and workbook, are corrected without extra charge via email.
To make the most of the classes, at least 1 hour per week would be good.

Teaching Tools

Audio only

Work Experience

    • receptionist
    • Japanese American Museum
    • 2012 - present
    • San Jose United States
    • School administrative staff
    • Meric Japanese Language School
    • 2003 - 2005
    • Osaka Japan
    • Teaching Assistant
    • Kobe University
    • 2001 - 2003
    • Kobe Japan


    • Kobe University
    • 1997 - 2001
    Bachelor's , Cross Cultural Studies
    • Graduate School at Kobe University
    • 2001 - 2003
    Master's , Japanese History


    • Passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test
    • authorized by the society for teaching Japanese as a foreign language
    • 2011
    Certificate Uploaded

 Professional Teacher


Completed sessions 735
Students 40
Professional Lessons
Informal Tutoring
Instant Tutoring
Teacher sinceNov 02, 2009
Last session Nov 13, 2015