Hi everyone! I'm a Japanese teacher in Birmingham/Sutton coldfield. I grew up in Tokyo Japan, worked in various industries in Japan and America, including international film festivals, research institute, environmental npo, and teaching etc. I currently live in Birmingham UK and teach Japanese. I studied social anthropology and hold bachelor and master degrees in sociology. I can help you learn from basic Japanese to GCSE, A level or travel, survival, business, or academic level Japanese!
I like arts, music, reading, gardening, DIY, cooking, baking, eating, crafting, painting, soap making, knitting, traveling, walking, scuba diving, skiing, "Onsen" natural hot spring spas...and much more!
I have been teaching elementary level, GCSE, A level for children and casual conversations and JLPT exam preparation for adults for the last 10 years here in the UK at both class room environment and online. I really enjoy teaching the language and culture to those who are willing to learn more.
I'm a very strict teacher who would.... no I'm only kidding! I am an easy going, patient, experienced teacher. I can help make your learning journey much easier and joyful one. I can use both text books as well as online materials or free flow conversations / "questions and explains". I am flexible and would love to discuss what your aim/target is when we start (first lesson is free trial). I can also tell you about Japanese culture both traditional and modern/pop that you might be interested in and to help you want to learn even more about Japanese language and culture in future! It's all tailor made lesson for you :-)
My background is not exactly coming from teaching and I believe that is where my strength is as a teacher. I used to study cultural studies / social anthropology up to master degree in Japan. I have been always fascinated by learning and knowing different society, culture and people.
I used to work as an international film festival director, interpreter/translator, NPO worker, researcher (environment and energy) in addition to working as a teacher. I traveled a lot before settled in the UK. My wide range of experiences of living in different countries as well as working for various industries can contribute my lessons to be more interesting and informative for you (I hope!). I have excellent communication skills, patience, passion to teach, and curiosity to learn new things.
|Languages||Japanese, English (British), Spanish, Thai|
|Availability||Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University in Japan||2000||Masters||Sociology, Social Anthropology|
|University in Japan||1998||Bachelors||Sociology, Social Anthropology|
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