Professional Teacher
Chinese (Mandarin)
From JapanLiving in Other, Japan (22:25 UTC+09:00)
I was a game company worker! I teach otaku & real business & Vtuber Japanese!
About Me
italki teacher since Jan 27, 2020
Hi, my name is Ayano. I’m a certified Japanese teacher. I was born and raised in Tokyo. I speak Japanese with normal accents. I lived in Hawaii before. [My previous job & specialties] - I worked as a secretary to a board member of a famous game company. So, I’m good at teaching both real business Japanese and casual Japanese for otaku! - I was a maid in Akiba ("Okaerinasaimase, goshujinsama!" ) & Hooters girl too:) [My other job] - I also work as a professional model, a voice talent, and a writer of Grape Japan. - I do VTuber too. - I was a promotional model at the Tokyo Game Show & the Tokyo Motor Show etc. [Tourist Information Center] - I also work as a receptionist in Akihabara!

Japanese Lessons

Trial Lesson
50 lessons completed
USD 12.00+
1:1 Informal Tutoring (Fluent level)
C1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

174 lessons completed
USD 24.00+
Group lessons for business (2 - 3 people)
A1 -  C2


113 lessons completed
USD 64.00
Package with 1% off
1:1 JLPT(N5-N1) & other exams preparation
A1 -  C2

Test Preparation

99 lessons completed
USD 45.00+
Package with 3% off
1:1 Practical Business Japanese & Real Keigo
B1 -  C2


115 lessons completed
USD 17.50+
Package with 2% off
1:1 Real Conversation & Grammar (N4-N1)
A2 -  C2


1,330 lessons completed
USD 30.00+
Package with 3% off
Fully tailored special course (Job hunting, specific industries, streaming, translation, N5 Lv. beginner, writing etc.)
A1 -  C1


303 lessons completed
USD 40.00
Package with 2% off


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1,063 Reviews

Amelia Cook
58 Japanese lessons
Teacher’s pick
I have a meeting with my partner's Japanese clients next week, and Ayano has been incredible at helping me prepare. This has so far included: - Going through a list of nitpicky questions I sent her on language, actions, and etiquette, methodically answering each one with text, images, and even doodles! - Bringing her own list of typical Japanese business dinner small talk topics to see how prepared I was to answer them (answer: not at all) - Making time in class to walk me through structuring a letter to them, after I'd struggled to write it on my own - Sending me links to resources on topics relevant to these clients - Making herself available to answer questions at any time, even outside classes This is on top of our usual conversation practise at the start of each class, which has been as valuable as always. Ayano has introduced me to so many potential opportunities (and pitfalls!) for this visit, I don't know what I would have done without her. Truly above and beyond.
Nov 15, 2021
Jason Morioka
197 Japanese lessons
Teacher’s pick
More 'nai-form' practice, but this time with irregular verbs added in. Ayano sensei has made this lesson very relevant by creating a real world scenario in a maid cafe where you must ask if you can do something, or if you're being asked to not do something. I'm still a little slow at this, so I will review the material before the next lesson. Ayano sensei's lessons are always fun!
Apr 1, 2020
Erik Tengblad
49 Japanese lessons
Teacher’s pick
Ayano is always well prepared with topics, vocabulary and exercises. She puts a lot of care and effort into her lessons, and it shows. She also presented me with a lesson plan for upcoming weeks today, and it is great to know that she's got everything planned out so well in advance.
Feb 22, 2020
Nicholas Menghini
238 Japanese lessons
More Amazing Lessons with Ayano! My big question for this lesson was about the meaning of んだ/んです! I couldn't quite understand why you would use it and the nuance of using it instead of just saying だ/です...and Ayano made a wonderful explanation that finally made things clear for me! It's a very common grammar concept that's used extremely frequently, and so it was wonderful to finally understand the nuance! 本当にありがとうございます!!!
Dec 7, 2022
Nicholas Menghini
238 Japanese lessons
I'm continuing to learn new things in Ayano's Lessons! I'm always learning new words and grammar as we continue studying together! Whether I bring up examples I've found throughout the week, or we run into words I don't understand in our listening practice, Ayano's always able to explain the words / grammar meanings! 一緒に楽しみ続けましょうね!!! いつもありがとうございます!!!
Dec 5, 2022
Key Zhao
2 Japanese lessons
Dec 3, 2022
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