Mari Y : English

Mari Y
Subject : English
Native : Japanese
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(278) Total Reviews
278 Positive Reviews
Last class : Today
45 Min : $5.19 / £3.99 / €4.61
Trial: 50% OFF
Hello, my name is Mari Y and I'm 50 years old and currently living in Japan. I am a native Japanese speaker and teach Japanese. I have been an online English teacher with since May 2011. I can speak the following languages fluently: Japanese, English. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me


Hello everyone! I am a native Japanese speaker and I have been teaching Japanese more than 10 years as a private tutor in Tokyo.

Before I have taught Japanese to large group's students in a language school of Tokyo and I have worked in South America for 2 years as a volunteer teacher.

I like to tailor lessons for various students needs through fresh topics and materials.

I'm looking forward to speaking with you about many topics in Japanese!

Qualifications & Experience

*420h Japanese teaching course

*Japanese Language teaching Competency Test (2001)

*Japanese teacher's license for elementary school (in Japan)

*Experienced in a Language school for 3 years.

Teaching Approach

I usually use my own materials which are selected grammars from several textbooks like [Genki][Minna no nihongo][Japanese for busy people]. We practice to make short sentences and built a conversation using new grammar.

I always try to have an interactive lesson, so you will be able to learn new things naturally through conversation besides textbook’s vocabulary.

When you are an intermediate and advanced level student, please let me know more details of your purpose, like Business, research and JLPT, etc.. Then I can arrange textbooks appropriately.

My last class was :
22 Apr 2019
By : Denise D
Subject : Japanese 
thank you very much Marisan, you try to do a very good lesson, is very practice for everyday life. I'm happy to study kanji in this way, because you motivate me to study for the next lesson. Learn Japanese language is hard but I start to understand a little bit your culture, I have to be very patient and stay motivated, I appreciate very much your effort to teach Japanese to foreigner like me, I think is not easy for you. I'm looking forward to the next lesson. I think as foreigner we have a lot to learn to you and in general to Japanese culture, your harmony, your kindness, are a good example for us, here in Europe.
17 Apr 2019
By : Denise D
Subject : Japanese 
thank you very much for your lessons Mari-san, you are very creative to do funny and interesting lessons. Study kanji with you is better than by more motivating. thank you so much to teach me not easy I think for you to teach to foreigners...
30 Mar 2019
By : Skyeb
Subject : Japanese 
Thank you for a great lesson, you have helped me gain confidence in my speech and can't wait to test out what I have learnt. Looking forward to our next lesson.
29 Mar 2019
By : Fujisawa1952
Subject : Japanese 
Thank you for another great lesson. I realise form the lesson that I need to practice and review previous grammar and vocabulary! Hopefully I shall be able to answer questions better next time. It is always fun talking to Mari-san speak soon. Irene

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