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Hello! My name is Raffi. I specialize in the teaching of English and Japanese. I'm always looking forward to meeting anyone that is interested in the prospect of languages! I will offer a one-month subscription to my services for a small deduction of the overall fee. Please contact me for more information. I prefer to use the Genki textbooks for teaching Japanese, and I tend to have various requests to use other English textbooks or school books when teaching English.
Canadian native English speaker with 7 years of Japanese language experience in Japan and Canada. I have knowledge of IELTS testing procedure through experience at Global Village Victoria, and I teach up to N3 level Japanese. I have a bachelor's degree in Applied Linguistics and a minor in Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria. I Volunteered as president of Camosun College Japanese conversation club that offers free tutoring in Japanese for four years. I Ran the UVic Japanese Culture club from 07/2017 until 04/2019.
I will base my lessons on the acquisition type of the student(s). (kinesthetic, oral, or visual learners). I will make sure we cover reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Of course, I will prioritize what the student(s) need the most help with first. Depending on the natural ability of the student, I will prepare a phonological index of their sound production (using a recorder) only on their first meeting with me and find ways to improve their pronunciation using my own teaching methods. Typically, this is not necessary, but for students whose goal requires top notch pronunciation, this is the best option.
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- University of Victoria (2019) - Applied Linguistics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- TESL (2019) - TESL certificate (Professional) (✔ On File)