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Hourly Rate
A-Level £20.00
University £20.00
Casual Learner £20.00

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Personal Description:

I am a Japanese national who has completed two Japanese language beginners courses (34 weeks and 10 weeks respectively) as a CACTUS language instructor at colleges based in central Liverpool and Manchester. In keeping with my professional status, I am adept at recognising how best to target my teaching approach, particularly with respect to students who have little or no knowledge of the Japanese language. In a formal course review exercise, I have received an excellent rating from my college studentsand business individuals (such as an NGO director and History teachers) with respect to the various teaching components of the course.

I am fluent in verbal and written English and Japanese. My teaching experience also includes 18 months as an English language instructor to college students in Japan, in one-to-one, and group teaching as an employee at a language school. In addition, I was employed within the Japanese university sector as a translator of English to Japanese and vice versa. I therefore have language teaching experience acquired over several years based in the UK and Japan.

Tutoring Experience:

Teaching for beginners and casual learners for more than 5 years.
Recent Teaching Experience:
34 weeks in beginners Japanese at language colleges in Liverpool and 10 weeks in Manchester
12 months providing English language instruction to college students in Japan
18 months English-Japanese language translator at a Japanese University
15 weeks at a business establishment (Sony Entertainment) in the North West

Tutoring Approach:

I am able to provide personal tutoring and group tutoring (such as Sony entertainment groups) as required. I offer Skype teaching and am equipped with HD camera. An approachable and friendly style to engage students in fully comprehending an unfamiliar language. Tuition is provided in verbal and written Japanese using language props as an aid to understanding, with textbooks and specialist Hiragana teaching materials. I have excellent whiteboard writing skills and I am comfortable at teaching in both formal and less formal surroundings. Tuition can be arranged on a regular or irregular timetable according to the needs of the particular student(s). I am willing to travel business settings upon the tutee's requirement.


  • Surrey University (2010) - PhD in Sociology (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • Surrey University (2001) - MSc in Research Methods (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • London University (2000) - BSc in Social Policy (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: Japanese
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Tags: Liverpool Japanese tutor, Liverpool A-Level Japanese tutor, Liverpool University Japanese tutor, Liverpool Casual Learner Japanese tutor