From JapanLiving in Other, Japan (19:43 UTC+09:00)
italki teacher since May 7, 2013
Hello! I’m a native Japanese speaker living in Aomori prefecture, Japan. I’m currently working as an online Japanese teacher and as a Japanese calligraphy teacher at a kindergarten. I lived in Canada for six months, so I speak basic English. In my spare time I enjoy going to Karaoke and studying English.
Me as a Teacher
I have been an online Japanese teacher for over five years now. I have experience working at a community center to teach Japanese and most of my students were beginners, so I know what kind of questions beginner students have and the simplest ways to answer those questions so students aren’t confused. I’m enthusiastic about my job on italki, so I always work hard to have useful and fun lessons.
My lessons & teaching style
Many of my students tell me they don’t have enough time for speaking practice because their classes are too large or because they don’t have Japanese friends. I’ll let you speak a lot during our lessons. As you can see from my profile, I’ve taught hundreds of students and thousands of lessons on italki. Many of my students have taken 30+ lessons with me, which shows that students enjoy my lessons and teaching style.
My teaching material
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2015 - Present
Japanese Calligraphy Teacher Hakusandai Pre-schoolHakusandai Pre-school - Hachinohe, Japan
In today's lesson, we practiced reading descriptions of cats at an animal shelter and describing my own cats. Thank you for a fun lesson!
May 15, 2023
2 Japanese lessons
I had my first trial lesson with Yuri 先生 today and thoroughly enjoyed it! My aim is to improve my Japanese speaking and listening comprehension skills. I was quite nervous at first, but Yuri 先生 put me at ease so quickly with her friendliness and warmth. She was very patient and gave me the chance to express myself, while explaining the vocabulary and correcting my grammar as I went along. I highly recommend Yuri 先生!
Mar 22, 2023
104 Japanese lessons
In this lesson we talked about my upcoming trip to Japan, practiced kanji and English -> Japanese, and started reading a short story. Thank you for a great lesson!
Mar 11, 2023
30 Japanese lessons
Another amazing lesson!
Feb 23, 2023
104 Japanese lessons
Today we talked about recent activities, my upcoming trip to Japan, and practiced kanji and English-to-Japanese vocabulary. Thank you for a great lesson!