From JapanLiving in Yokohama, Japan (01:25 UTC+09:00)
I taught elementary students for 38 years. Let's enjoy learning Japanese!
italki teacher since Apr 30, 2022
I’m a retired teacher. I taught elementary students for 38 years which allowed me to be equipped with the necessary skills to teach Japanese in a fun and enjoyable manner.
After retirement, I studied to become a Japanese teacher because I like talking with people.
I like traveling and I have been to several countries. I’ve been to many places in Japan so I am knowledgeable about a lot of tourist destinations.
During my free time, I play table tennis once a week. Furthermore, I have played the ukulele for over 15 years. After the pandemic I want to perform some songs while playing the ukulele in parties.
I’m really looking forward to talking to people from various countries.
Me as a Teacher
I am currently a licensed Japanese teacher. But I want to gain various experiences as a community tutor in italki.
During our lessons, I use several Japanese textbooks.
For example; Minna no Nihongo, GENKI, FUN&EASY, TOBIRA, IRODORI(Web), and JLPT.
I can respond as much as possible to the needs of learners from beginners to advanced.
My lessons & teaching style
Lessons will be conducted in Japanese. If we can’t communicate well, I can use the English language for any explanations and clarifications. For this reason, I continue to study the English language.
I felt the teacher asked me lots of prying questions about my life and then responded condescendingly to my answers. Considering this is an online platform the teacher didn't know how to turn on her video for the class. I hate to leave a bad review but I left her class upset and offended.
Dec 20, 2022
5 Japanese lessons
Dec 19, 2022
2 Japanese lessons
Mai san was friendly and helped me with some practical Japanese that I needed and will now be able to use.
Nov 6, 2022
1 Japanese lesson
Mai-san was extremely nice and pleasant to talk to! We talked about many things, and she was very patient with me while I got stuck on some sentences during our conversation.
Oct 29, 2022
1 Japanese lesson
It was very nice to meet you. I enjoyed our conversation. Thank you for the lesson.