From JapanLiving in Other, United States (03:12 UTC-05:00)
italki teacher since Apr 7, 2022
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Hi! My name is Yukari. I am a native Japanese speaker.
I learned English in England at a language school for about two years. I made a lot of friends from literally all over the world !
I got married to an American and I immigrated to the States with our two-year-old son in 2004. I've lived in Arizona, California and am currently living in Texas.
Me as a Teacher
Through teaching my son Japanese, I became very patient and I noticed that for some reason, some words or phrases cannot stick in your head. You might be embarrassed to ask me the same questions over and over but please don't be! That happens to everyone. It's just a part of the process for learning a new language!
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!
My lessons & teaching style
While talking, I'll pick up and write down your mistakes but not fix them because I don't want to interrupt the flow of the conversation.
I'll tell you some of your mistakes and correct them or try to make it sound more natural at the end of each lesson and at the beginning of the next lesson. I'll remind you of your mistakes from the previous lesson.
The reason why I do that is because studies show that things are more memorable for the human brain at the beginning and end of an event.
You'll find out how effective my method is!
So what are you waiting for? I'm looking forward to seeing you!
28 lessons completed
【25 min/40min/ 55 min】 Conversational Practice for All Levels
A1 - C2Conversation Practice415 lessons completed
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41 Japanese lessons
Yukari-sensei is a very good teacher. She is so patient and encouraging when I forget a word or need to say something slowly. I always learn something new and she is very helpful in showing me how words and phrases are used in everyday conversation.
Oct 15, 2023
19 Japanese lessons
I noticed that I still needed some guidance in English when having conversations in Japanese, so I was looking for a teacher who is also able to speak English as well as Japanese.
Yukari-sensei managed to give me minimal English pointers as I am learning those small phrases that are so important to keeping a conversation going.
She was patient and motivating while keeping me on track. Great first trial lession and already booked the next one.
Jul 24, 2023
44 Japanese lessons
It's been a while since I left a written review, but today was another great lesson by Yukari sensei! Has her material all ready for the lesson, and she is very flexible when I have questions or want to move ahead of schedule. Looking forward to next week!
Feb 5, 2023
19 Japanese lessons
I enjoy working with Yukari-sensei. She is a very caring teacher who makes sure that she is prepared for each session, also naturally reviewing what was discussed the last time.
A point that I like is that she adapts her lesson to my needs at the time. When I have the time to prepare something, we talk and discuss about it, while other times she has topics prepared in times when I have less time due to various reasons.
It helps that we click personality wise, so the lessons are fun and there is a lot of laughter, while I learn through my mistakes or I ask her impossibly hard and naive grammar questions.
All in all, 10 out of 10 from me. Love the lessons and my Japanese gradually improves.
Oct 26, 2023
2 Japanese lessons
Yukari先生 is very nice and helpful. I had a lot of fun conversing with her and she helped me struggle through expressing some complicated ideas. It was great conversation practice.
Oct 18, 2023
2 Japanese lessons
Yukari-san was lovely to speak with! I really enjoyed practicing with her and I learned a lot from our conversation. She is very patient and makes it comfortable to speak even though I am not very confident. I am looking forward to taking more classes with her :)