Mari Y : Japanese

Mari Y
Subject : Japanese Native
(655) Lessons
(277) Total Reviews
277 Positive Reviews
Last class : Today
45 Min : $24.19 / £18.59 / €21.50
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 Japanese 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 :
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
26 Mar 2019
By : Denise D
Subject : Japanese 
thank you so much Mary san for your today lesson. I'm always very happy to study Japanese with you, your lessons are very useful for day life . I know I will take a lot of years to learn a little bit Japanese because is so complicate and for the moment I can't afford to come to Japan to study everyday Japanese. I will continue to learn Japanese because you are a good teacher and you understand very well how is difficult to learn a so different language as Japanese, I will study as much as I can to improve, but I'm aware that I have to be patient with Japanese. I advice Mary san as a teacher !!!! gambatte ne!

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