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Lloyd offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!

English

Price Guide
Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Advanced £20.00
Expert £20.00

Japanese

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Beginner £20.00
Intermediate £20.00
Advanced £20.00

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Personal Description:

Passionate about perfect execution, pedantic about grammar, and excited about the ways in which language can express one's personality, I believe I can be the ideal language tutor for you.

Teaching Experience:

Three years of music tuition experience in guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, and vocals.
Four years of English teaching experience in Japan.
Eight years of Japanese study with a unique insight to the language that differs from native speakers'.

Teaching Approach:

I can offer multiple lessons a week and advise my students to have at least one. Discounts for those who commit to one lesson a week. Finder's fee deducted from first lesson.

I believe teaching students from many different walks of life (primary school, secondary school, adults of various ages up to sixty) requires a somewhat flexible approach; some students learn best by choosing their own goals and working towards them while others need more teacher-lead classes.

When it comes to languages, I believe a teacher must be calm, encouraging, and diligent with prompts. I have personally attended lessons in which I refused to use my target language purely due to my own fear of making a mistake. Although my teachers were very kind and professional, there were certain steps I believe they could have taken to alleviate my discomfort:

- Drilling new vocabulary with repetition at various speeds.
- Prompting with increasing detail when a student seems stuck.
- Taking every student-made effort seriously and discussing mistakes in as non-personal a way as possible.
- Ensuring proper understanding by using various comprehensive examples of vocabulary and grammar in relatable sentences.

ENGLISH lessons:
Merely by living my own life, I have noticed that my English understanding and standards are higher than a vast majority of my fellow native English speakers'. As far as I am aware, my spelling is perfect and I am insistent on double-checking rules regarding punctuation usage and grammar when I am unsure.

JAPANESE lessons:
I first started studying Japanese in 2012 and really took to developing my literacy skills. I passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (N2) in 2018 and lived and worked in Japanese schools from 2015 - 2019. I often sat the same kanji tests as my students on which I frequently achieved perfect scores.

As a non-native Japanese speaker, I understand the struggles of learning Japanese as a second language and can therefore offer more relatable insight than a native speaker can. I have studied and intend to teach using Genki I and Genki II, Anki, Duolingo, Youtube, authentic Japanese kanji study books, Shin Kanzen Master, and anything else I can find that I believe will be effective.

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: Japanese
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • The Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (2018) - JLPT N2 (Other) (✔ On File)

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