Mina

Professional Teacher
Teaches
English
Native
Speaks
Japanese
自分の関心に焦点を合わせていく:文化:職場英語
From United KingdomLiving in Tokyo, Japan (09:17 UTC+09:00)
About Me
italki teacher since Dec 10, 2021
Interest topicMusicPets & AnimalsScience
Due to the new italki system, my schedule will show as unavailable(but I am available). All students will need to message me first to request a lesson invite. ※ Please send a message before booking a lesson. ※ Tell me the time and date(in JAPAN) + desired lesson type and length of time. ※ I will send you a lesson invite. ※ The first lesson is a trial lesson with an interview. ※ Zoom meetings will reset after 40 minutes. ※ You cannot cancel or reschedule a lesson within 24 hours. ☆30min/45min/60min☆レッスンのキャンセルやリスケジュールは24時間前までにお願いします。If you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson, please apply at least 24 hours in advance from the italki lesson page.
5.0
Rating
148
Students
1545
Lessons
100%
Attendance
100%
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English Lessons

Trial Lesson
50 lessons completed
USD 20.00+
ジェネラル英語 (大人A1-C1)
A1 -  C1

General

944 lessons completed
USD 22.00+
ビジネス英語 (大人A1-C1)
A1 -  C1

Business

324 lessons completed
USD 22.00+
特別のメンバーコース(大人)
A1 -  C1

Conversation Practice

221 lessons completed
USD 21.00+
30分であなたのプレゼンテーションの発表(大人)
A1 -  B2

Business

0 lessons completed
USD 15.00+

Availability

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154 Reviews

Tatsuya Kusakabe
60 English lessons
I pracitced explaining a recipe of an omelette from start to end, following the "Introduction, middle and conclusion" structure. For a middle part that I explained what to do one by one following pictures, there were lots of words I didn't know (dicing veggies, cracking an egg, beating an egg, whisk...). For intro and conclusion part, I was able to be more subjective than before in order for (virtual) listeners to get interested. I finally started to get used to being subjective.
Feb 24, 2024
Tatsuya Kusakabe
60 English lessons
This was the first lesson after business trip in Bangkok. Thanks to weekly lessons with sensei for more than 1 year, I was able to talk with foreign colleagues much more smoothly than last year. Lessons definitely helped me lower the barrier of talking in English. During three days of business trip, there were classes for 8 hrs in English and I had conversations with colleagues during break times and lunch times in English, but I was not as tired as I expected. This was a huge progress for me. I can't thank sensei more. For lesson today, I practiced how to host English MTGs, following Behavious Panel style. The topic was Supernanny's video. I struggled a bit because I couldn't come up with simple words (e.g. offended). Next time I'll do it better!
Feb 12, 2024
Tatsuya Kusakabe
60 English lessons
I was not able to write a review yesterday. In the lesson we practiced how to take turns by imitating the YouTube channel "Behavior Panel". We watched Supernanny YouTube and explained what has been observed, what was the impressions we had, and then we encouraged the other to start speaking by "{name}, what have you got?" technique. I was able to be more subjective than the last lesson, and I'm sure I'm improving slowly. I'll be out of Japan next week because of international MTG in Bangkok, and I'll try to be more subjective there for sure!
Feb 4, 2024
Tatsuya Kusakabe
60 English lessons
I was tired of a business trip to Tokyo and working overtime after that, so I was not as focused as usual. I felt sorry about this. "That's all I got, {name}" is a quite useful phrase to give the other power control. In the next lesson, we're going to review Supernanny's contents for toilet-training. This is so timely for me because I'm raising an eight-month-old daughter. I'm going to try using phrases for power control and being more subjective during my business trip to Bangkok next month.
Jan 27, 2024
Tatsuya Kusakabe
60 English lessons
We watched a YouTube short where an body language expert guessed if someone on a video decieved us or not. We talked about how ojective/subjective he was. When I tried to summarise the video, I found out that I just restated the facts obsereved. I totally forgot to be "subjective"! Next time I will be asked to summarise another video without sensei's help. I'll be subjective at that time for sure.
Jan 21, 2024
Tatsuya Kusakabe
60 English lessons
I practiced "Beginning, middle and conclusion" structure as usual. The topic was about my company, and prepared a note as a homework. During the lesson, sensei gave me a feedback and noticed that my note was too objective. There were no personal feelings (e.g. I like / I don't like..., I'm happy with...)! Sensei pointed this out at the last lesson as well, but I forgot that! This lesson always reminds me of the importance of being more subjective, telling my personal feelings. Once I'm used to it, my life would become more comfortable.
Jan 14, 2024
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