My name is Akiko and I have been private tutoring Japanese language/culture as well as ESOL for over six years having completed BA English Studies at AUT as an adult student. I am originally from Kamakura (south of Yokohama). Adult beginners are welcome!
TOEIC 975, TESOL Certificate, BA from AUT, Associate Degree from Sophia College, Japan.
I have had short term students as well as adults and teenagers who studied 2~3 years plus with me .
For advanced students I use Japanese language to communicate but with beginners we start with English and gradually mix the two.
Materials vary from Japanese primary school textbooks to JLPT sample questions or grammar workbooks unless you have your own material that you wish to utilize. I try to use as much resources from Japan as I can such as photos I took, calligraphy and cooking where possible.
I am always looking out for new materials for our lessons. One person won a boxful of snacks in the past by entering in a Japanese magazine. I enjoy having conversations in Japanese with learners and I hope to meet many more enthusiastic individuals to share this beautiful language/culture (and odd prizes). Text 0276518278 direct. I can come to you (+bus fare) or we meet up at a local library.