I graduated from Berklee College of Music with Professional Music Major.
I have been teaching over 13 years (private lessons) and I have always enjoyed teaching. I tutor Japanese. I am originally from Chiba, Japan (Chiba is next to Tokyo). I love teaching Japanese, especially when student plan to visit Japan in the near future. Students seem more engaged because they know they will be using Japanese soon.
My teaching philosophy to deliver the best service to meet a student's needs. I listen to what they want to accomplish and I support those goals. I am a fun, creative, and patient, a great tutor!
My hobbies include Kayaking, Cooking, Music, Swimming, reading Japanese books, and blogging.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I am here for my students.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduction and ask why they want to learn Japanese.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Give them lots of courage and confidence.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Be a great supporter and cheerleader for their learning process.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I will use multiple ways to explain how they can learn. I will be very creative.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I will ask the student to describe exactly what the struggle is and work together to help them solve it.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Build a good rapport.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Give them lots of compliments and encouragement.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I will ask them good questions to make sure they are understanding.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Make sure to tell them that they are doing a great job and that the process is always important.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Ask them great questions.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Whatever the student wants to work on.