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Tori Taiyo

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Japanese is FUN! I am a non-Japanese, Japanese tutor. Having learned the language myself I can give you insight into the language and learning it that a native Japanese speaker cannot. I have been in your shoes, have been where you want to go, and can help you get there. I took four years of Japanese in High School (my senior class was taught by a non-Japanese Japanese teacher, my best Japanese teacher ever) and passed the AP Japanese test. I took Japanese at University of Miami and went on student exchange for one year to Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. I transferred to Sophia University and graduated from there with a bachelors in International Business. While there I took their intensive Japanese and Advanced Japanese courses, and then took a portion of my regular coursework in Japanese. My tutoring experience started with 1.5 years tutoring English in Tokyo. In 2012 I took a seminar in Texas for Accelerated Language Teaching Methods that covered the methods used by the Canadian Institute of English (CIE). I use these methods (including Audio-lingual method & Total Physical Response) in my LIVELY tutoring sessions. I play Jazz saxophone (gave lessons/played a few live gigs in Tokyo), so I love audio learning methods. My day job is Web Development but my fun job is tutoring Japanese. I tutor at a small private school in Delray Beach and with Varsity Tutors. Yoroshiku!

Tori Taiyo’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Jochi University - Bachelor of Science, International Business

Hobbies

I play Jazz saxophone (gave lessons/played a few live gigs in Tokyo.)

Tutoring Subjects