My name is Natsuko. I am from Tokyo, Japan. I have been teaching Japanese in Japan and Thailand, also tutoring online to students all over the world from kids to adults with all levels from beginners to advanced.
I have studied education for 4 years in University and have become a nursery teacher at nursery school in Japan. I started teaching Japanese language to foreign kids and English language to Japanese kids after I graduated from language school in Europe. Then, my passion for teaching Japanese has expanded ever since so I started to teach Japanese not only kids but also adults. I have been teaching for any ages and for any Japanese levels, plus have helped many learners pass JLPT and get a job in Japan too. In tutoring, many students who have come across to my class either have started as completely beginners or had struggled with learning in school and been seeking for a tutor that eases their difficulties with more detailed explanations and helps them improve naturally. I have been doing my best to give each student satisfaction in class and high motivation to keep enjoying improving their Japanese.
- Japanese teacher/tutor
- English tutor for Japanese speakers
- Nursery teacher/childcarer
- Kindergarten teacher
Online Video Course
This new 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.
Online One-on-One Lessons
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.
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