A native Japanese from Tokyo with the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language. Lived in the UK for over 25 years. Specifically trained to teach non-Japanese learners. Teaching full time as a profession. Fluent in English so that we can discuss about grammar in depth in English. My background is in graphic design but I travelled around New Zealand and Australia before coming to the UK. Through my travel, I met people from many different countries and greatly enjoyed the experience. I live in Kings Norton which is in the south side of Birmingham.
I taught my son Japanese singlehandedly from home without outside help and he got A* for both Japanese GCSE and A level. I take on both adults and students ranging from adults with Japanese connection in business, students who are studying for GCSE/JLPT. Young people who want to live and work in Japan in the future, people who want to watch Japanese anime without subtitles, people who want to visit Japan on holiday and much more. The level of my students range from complete beginners to upper-intermediate. I have also taught groups of children, and also a group of adults at a company. Both group types had some cultural sessions in which I received excellent feedback.
Number of people I teach weekly on one to one bases as of July 2022: over 30 people
I am friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated, and am happy to incorporate various aspects of Japan such as culture, anime, food etc. to add depth and insight in order to enrich your learning experience. I use Skype and online notepad for online lessons, and for both face-to-face and online, I normally issue 'no obligation' weekly homework unless you opt out, from over 30 textbooks and workbooks which I have accumulated over the years. Lessons normally continue throughout the year including school summer holidays and Christmas.
|Languages||Japanese, English (British)|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|The Institute for International Business Communication||2016||Other||Test Of English for International Communication Score 895/990|
|Institute of International education in London||2018||PGCE||Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language|
|Cambridge English Language Assessment||1991||College||Certificate of Proficiency in English|
|Tokyo Design Academy||1986||College||Higher National Diploma equilvlent|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|