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Lauren - Prof japanese - Birmingham
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  • (6 reviews)
M
Miles
« Perfect! Lauren is an amazing tutor. Her background in linguistics really... More »
M
Miles
« Perfect! Lauren is an amazing tutor. Her background in linguistics really helps with the phonetics of grasping the pronunciation of the Japanese language. Her lessons are split in to themed sections with homework that makes you understand each topic, to be able to move forward to the next one. They are full without feeling like too much information to handle at once. She has lived and studied in Japan so has an immersive understanding of the culture. Each lesson is varied and interesting and she adapts according to your learning style. Would recommend to anyone willing to learn Japanese speaking, reading and writing. »
£20/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 11h
Lessons offered by Lauren
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Japanese
Levels
  • All Levels

I combine my Linguistics and Japanese knowledge : Japanese lessons in Birmingham !

Methodology

an equal based learning environment, with online materials, tips and tricks on how to translate sentences
we learn the skill of interpretation, listening skills by me reading out sentences at varying speeds to train the ear, compound lists of kanji to learn, voice recording to listen to, explanation of each grammar point with vocab lists provided to ensure the student can translate example sentences provided to them. I also prescribe to the instantaneous Composition Method meaning your fluency and translation from English to Japanese and thus the ability to have natural flowing conversation will come more naturally with this technique, that is not taught in schools.

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Experience

With a degree from The University of Sheffield in Linguistics and Japanese, and a Masters in Professional Voice Practise from The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, i combine my in-depth knowledge of phonetics, anatomy and more to create engaging, understandable Japanese lessons. We lay the foundations first, then begin to develop our skills of listening, sight-reading, translation and Kanji skills. I provide my students with pdf materials and notes post lesson for them to revise from and I set simple homework tasts that we go through together at the end of each lesson.
I lived in Japan for over a year, studied at 上智大学 (Sophia University) and have studied this language for over 6 years.

I can also teach Swedish to an intermediate level, and I am also a voice instructor, working with actors in theatre on body, breath and voice warm ups as well as acting technique and show support.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £85
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £185

Details

I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you cannot make the lesson please let me know before 24 hours and the money paid will be carried over to the next lesson.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the lesson I will keep the fee.

If I cancel the lesson due to sickness you will NOT be charged whatsoever

Lessons offered by Lauren
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Japanese
Levels
  • All Levels

Lauren's CV

Lauren Marie
Birmingham
Mobile number: (concealed information)3
Email: (concealed information)

Personal
I am an incredibly lively, unique and passionate individual with a thirst for knowledge. I have a range of influences in my roster from Dadaism and the surreal, to Japanese Butoh. I am known for my enthusiasm and high spirits. I also have creative and artistic traits that I can bring to the workplace. I consider myself an artist and thus have a deep understanding and empathy of the needs of others wishing to develop their own artistic skills.

Skills
Foreign languages including Japanese and Swedish
Trained in the following disciplines:
-Estill, Linklater, Houseman, Skinner Release, Laban Effort,
Software trained in Audition, Adobe Premiere Pro and HitFilm Pro
Accent and dialect teaching through use of IPA Alphabet & Edda Sharpes Kit List
Read the phonetic alphabet
Copywriting, copy editing and proofreading
Ensemble singing: Mezzo Alto
Mindfulness

Coaching/teaching:

Japanese language tutor: March 2020-Present
Teacher

Duties include creation and maintenance of lesson materials, administrative duties such as calendar management, diary planning, note taking, progress report, creation of mini vocabulary tests, feedback for the students, teaching of phonetics and basic linguistics to understand grammar, use of excellent communication and verbal/ non verbal skills.

Constructed at The Birmingham Rep Theatre May 2021:
voice and technique instructor
Director: Mathias André
breath, body and voice warm up for 12 actors
acting technique, tech and show support

Romeo and Juliet at The Birmingham Rep Theatre February 2020 to present:
voice and technique instructor
Director: Amit Sharma
Birmingham accent coaching phonetics, sound samples and visual aids
teaching line learning techniques
assisting with voice warm ups and breath support

Harper Regan at The Birmingham Rep Theatre June 2019 to August 2019: Assistant accent and dialect tutor:
Director: Katy Weir
Accent and dialect coaching using phonetics, sound samples and visual aids
Coaching actors on the physicality/muscularity of the accent through 8 Laban efforts
Linklater based Warm ups
Director support

Mary Stuart at The Old Rep May 2019: Assistant accent and dialect tutor:
Director: Lynn Farleigh
Accent and dialect coaching using phonetics, sound samples and visual aids
Linklater based warm up in prep for text
Table reads
Hands on release to main actor support to combat performance anxiety
Dress rehearsal support

Individual tuition

Throughout my career I have provided individual support and vocal warm-ups to vocalists from Daughters, Health and Ministry. During my year in Tokyo I taught English to a private client and I also have private clients whom I continue to teach voice via zoom.

The Fall of Troy Japan Tour 2017: Translator and vocal support
Warmed up Thomas Erak vocals before shows
Co-ordinated train travel, food and hotels for Thomas
Translated from Japanese to English for the crew and band members

I’m Not from London Records 2016 to present: Freelance Writer
Record audio and interview bands for podcast
Review shows and interviews in write up for the record labels website

Selected Performance experience:

Farce of the fisherman, March 2018; The Man
Performed as The Man at The Cyprus Medieval Festival and Sheffield Dutch convention
Directed by Dr Charlotte Steenbrugge
Produced by Jim Fitzmaurice
Sponsored by The University of Sheffield

My Fair Lady 2007, The University of Sheffield Drama studio: Chorus Singer, Alto
Handsworth Operatic Society

Education

2018-2020: MA Professional Voice Practice at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire: Merit

2014-2018 BA Linguistics and Japanese at The University of Sheffield: Pass

2013-2014 Psychology, Sociology and English Literature at New College Nottingham: : Distinction

2000-2006 All Saints High School, Sheffield

8 GCSE’s including Maths and English

Interests and hobbies

I have a keen interest in all languages and linguistics, and enjoy poetry, photography, film, and music. I am in a constant state of learning to further widen my knowledge in the field of voice. I take inspiration from the works of Paulo Freire and bell hooks whose writings have informed my own teaching ethos. I also enjoy yoga, and recently had a debut poetry collection published through The Aleph Press.

References are available on request.

6 reviews on Lauren
  • 5/5

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M
Miles

Perfect! Lauren is an amazing tutor. Her background in linguistics really helps with the phonetics of grasping the pronunciation of the Japanese language. Her lessons are split in to themed sections with homework that makes you understand each topic, to be able to move forward to the next one. They are full without feeling like too much information to handle at once. She has lived and studied in Japan so has an immersive understanding of the culture. Each lesson is varied and interesting and she adapts according to your learning style. Would recommend to anyone willing to learn Japanese speaking, reading and writing.

Lauren's response

Miles is a very intelligent student with a natural ability to catch the pronunciation of Japanese. His strengths are that he is thoughtful, witty and a visual person so has easily understood the patterns of kanji. Well done!

5 recommendations

M
Miles

Lauren is an amazing tutor. Her background in linguistics really helps with the phonetics of grasping the pronunciation of the Japanese language. Her lessons are split in to themed sections with homework that makes you understand each topic, to be able to move forward to the next one. They are full without feeling like too much information to handle at once. She has lived and studied in Japan so has an immersive understanding of the culture. Each lesson is varied and interesting and she adapts according to your learning style. Would recommend to anyone willing to learn Japanese speaking, reading and writing.

J
Jonathan

Lauren is a wonderful sensei! She is not only incredibly knowledgeable in Japanese, but her education in linguistics allows me to learn from a seemingly native speaker. The language is becoming instinctual to me. Her lessons are straightforward and simple, but as the level of difficulty increases, she adapts to suit my learning needs, which is very important to me. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to any style of learner that is interested in picking up Japanese.

O
Olivia

Lauren is a great teacher whose enthusiasm for the Japanese language is contagious. Her clear explanations and constant encouragement make it fun to learn even difficult topics.

T
Tanya

Lauren has been teaching me Japanese for around 8 months. She is really understanding and friendly. And the way in which her lessons are structured makes them easy to follow. Overall she's a great tutor and I highly recommend.

K
Kevin

From the initial meeting, you can tell Lauren is passionate about the Japanese language, her approach is brilliant, put me at ease straight away and the lessons have been fun and very knowledgeable. Looking forwards to our lessons. Cannot recommend enough.

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