ExperienceI've taught Japanese for 8 years. I have wide range method from beginner to advanced. If you are a beginner, I will teach you how to introduce yourself first and you will learn number,direction, time etc...If you are an intermediate or advanced, I will teach you more rich vocabulary, local slung and beautiful line which textbook never explain!
I am also a professional composer and writer for music lyrics. I worked as a composer for a Japanese education TV program called "With Mom" which encourages babies and kids to learn Japanese.
I grew up in Japan, graduated from Waseda University. My major was law. I have lived in NYC for more than 3 years. I have been back and forth to Tokyo many times on business and vacation. I have traveled to more than 20 countries in the past 10 years. My passion is food, traveling and learning new cultures.
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Client Reviews (4)
Very energetic tutor with broad base knowledge on not just language but culture as well. She is very up to date with latest cultural trends/news. Overall very dedicated sensei but also very accommodating to students needs and is more than willing to focus areas of improvement. Also gives good feedback and easy to work with. Would highly recommend not just for language lessons but if you're also looking for insight into Japanese modern culture etc.
words alone are not enough to describe how amazing of a tutor aki is.. she really makes you feel excited and eager to learn japanese., she helps you understand the material, goes through it very carefully with you, she goes at your pace.. and shes very patient. she has something that many tutors i have had in the past do not, and that is her passion to teach. she wants you to learn japanese and she works well with you no matter how slow or how fast you learn the material, aki just cares that you are enjoying yourself and that you feel comfortable with the language. she knows that as long as you are passionate, comfortable with the language and are enjoying yourself, you will easily learn the language. i am a current student of aki's and i am very eager to learn more from her.
After graduating from University with two years of Japanese I was eager to continue my studies on my own path. Aki is a gem. She is a New York gal through and through so you will be sure to get her perspective on fashion, glamour, art and such. From the beginning, she listened to my interests with patience and grace and shaped the lessons to help me exceed in reading comprehension and complex analysis. She is thorough when I need support and when I think I've got it she is quick to supplement the challenging readings we choose with phrases, sayings and all sorts of nuances of the language that I would otherwise be missing entirely. With regards to grammar and vocabulary, her explanations are clear and concise. In addition to her meticulous teaching, Aki is also a phenomenal discussion partner. Eager to share her cultural experience with yours, she is open-minded and happy to put unfamiliar language in a cultural context and respectfully debate it out with you if you disagree. She endures my rambling thoughts in Japanese with great aplomb and always eeks out my meaning and helps me think of better ways to phrase them.Thanks to her, I am confident in my ability to express complex ideas. My fluency and vocabulary have improved visibly and I look forward to continuing with her!
Aki is a great tutor. She has been tutoring me since last May on a weekly basis. She is always punctual, professional and has a great sense of humor. She is extremely intelligent. I did not know any Japanese before I started. Her schedule is flexible which is great for anyone that works during the day. She is always available to answer any questions I have with my homework assignments. I would recommend her always for Japanese tutoring.
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