I am a native Japanese speaker, and I have taken the AP Japanese Language and Culture class in Japanese. I am aware of the contents of the AP test and I am comfortable in speaking between English and Japanese. I took the AP Japanese Language and Culture exam in 2018, and I scored a 5 on it.
I enjoy meeting new people who are passionate about broadening their perspectives and learning about new cultures. I would love to engage in interesting conversations about Japanese culture and learning the language.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The first thing I would like to do is to get to know the student and befriend them. I would like to know their interests and educational goals to help them and motivate them to study the subjects.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've worked with incoming high school students in my past high school (Huntington Beach High School), through participating in Link Crew and the Academy of the Performing Arts Student Council, which gave me the opportunity to work as a student leader as freshman orientation.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I would like to start off at $25 per hour for a regular Japanese course. Depending on the level of the student's enrolled course, pricing will differ, such as if the student were to be in enrolled in the AP Japanese class, the price will be $30 per hour.
How did you get started teaching?
I've taught Japanese to my friends since middle school and I have continued to engage in the community and volunteered to work with young students.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
- What area of the language do I need help with?
- What are the contents of the AP Japanese test am I already familiar with? What do I need help with?
- Do I intend to take the AP Japanese course?
- Am I comfortable working with a native speaker?