I am a native Japanese speaker. I was born and raised in Japan. After attending Meiji Gakuin University in Japan, I moved to the United States. I am able to speak, read and write both Japanese and English. I have two young sons, and I have taught them how to speak and write in both English and Japanese--they are bilingual. I am easy going, friendly and very patient. I change my tutoring style to match the needs of the student.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
It is fun to learn.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself and also learn about student.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Have creative tutoring sessions.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Encourage them, and make tutoring sessions fun.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Reconsider the level of the tutoring session and make it more of a fit for the student.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Reduce the level of reading material.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Keep giving a positive comment to a student.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Find out what is the goal for the student.