My name is Natsuko. I am from Tokyo, Japan. I have experience of teaching people of all ages and at various Japanese proficiency levels. Additionally, I have assisted many learners in passing the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) and securing jobs in Japan.
In my tutoring sessions, I have encountered students who were either complete beginners or had struggled with learning in a traditional school setting. They sought a tutor who could provide more detailed explanations and help them improve naturally. I have always strived to give each student satisfaction in class and motivate them to enjoy their journey towards improving their Japanese.
I studied education for four years at university and became a nursery teacher at a nursery school (childcare institute) in Japan in 2011. My interest shifted towards teaching languages after graduating from an English language school in Europe. I began teaching Japanese to foreign children and English to Japanese children. Since then, my passion for teaching Japanese has continued to grow, leading me to expand my teaching to include not only children but also adults.
- Japanese teacher/tutor
- English tutor for Japanese speakers
- Nursery teacher/childcarer
- Kindergarten teacher
Japanese For Beginners With Natsuko
This Japanese video course for absolute beginners encourages you to start learning Japanese with step by step. The lifetime accessible course is designed for all the learners from kids to adults who are able to read and understand English. 1 lesson is created approximately for 3 to 10 minutes so you will easily be able to study at your pace.
Practical Japanese Conversation For Travelling Japan 1
This is the best course to deepen your Japanese skills after you have gained basic Japanese knowledge with the previous video course "Learn Japanese For Beginners With Natsuko". It is focused on speaking and listening practices based, so not only can you learn very useful phrases as you use trains, buses and taxies when you travel Japan but also you gain the confidence to have conversations with Japanese speakers. Check it out.
I help you improve your Japanese according to your needs
I know how difficult it can be to find a reliable tutor that focuses on One-on-One Lessons. Tutors need to be able to motivate and guide students to improve their Japanese. As an experienced language tutor, I can identify students’ problem areas and work with them in positive, constructive ways to achieve improvement. I design my lessons according to my students’ needs, with an emphasis on confidence-boosting activities such as speaking practice/check after accomplishing each chapter.
I have been studying with Natsuko-san for almost a year now and couldn't hope for a better teacher. She is kind, organized, incredibly patient and encouraging. With her help, not only have my language skills improved dramatically, but I have also built up more confidence. Learning a language can be daunting and requires patience and dedication, but the attention Natsuko-san pays to her students alleviates that pressure and more importantly, makes it enjoyable, because your progress is visible and you know you'll get there eventually. I cannot recommend Natsuko-san enough.
I have been taking lessons from Natsuko sensei for more than half a year. Since then, I have progressed tremendously and understood better the grammar that I have already learnt in school. Having a 1-1 lesson with her has also enabled me to develop my conversational skills and raise any doubts that I have. She is also very flexible and allows me to customise my learning preferences according to my needs. I would highly recommend her as she is able to converse well in English to help learners understand and is passionate to teach.
Natsuko-san is an extremely capable and experienced tutor. Any questions I have asked, from pitch accents of Japanese words to specific stroke ordering in complicated Kanji to whether my choice of words sounds natural in Japanese, she has been ready, willing, and able to provide an answer. Not only that but she is patient, supportive, and strict when required to help you learn. Natsuko-san is so good at teaching she makes you want to learn more. I look forward to learning from her for years to come.
I’m here to make the learning process easier for you. Contact me to see how my services can help!