I offer Japanese classes to students of all levels, from beginner to degree level learners. I have coached students of Japanese through degree level exams and every level of the JLPT qualifications. As a non-native speaker, having been through the process of learning Japanese as an adult, I deeply understand the challenges that students face. As such, I can offer more support in learning methods, tips and tricks than a native speaker might.
Japanese can be a challenge to master, and most of the textbooks on the market skip over the intricacies of the language. Whilst I am very familiar with Genki and Minna no Nihongo, I have spent the past few years compiling my own lesson materials and can therefore tailor my lessons to my students' goals and current abilities, supplementing or replacing the traditional textbooks.
BA Japanese (Double First Class) University of Cambridge, 2014
MA Musical Theatre (Distinction) Royal Academy of Music, 2016
JLPT Level 1
LRAM Teaching Qualification
Best Actress Nominee, Stage Debut Awards 2017
I studied Japanese at the University of Cambridge, and love every part of learning and teaching the language. I have 7 years' experience working as a private Japanese tutor in the UK and Japan. My complementary work as a professional actor on stage and screen (Royal Lyceum Theatre, CBBC) allows me to offer a unique, dynamic approach to tutoring. When desired, I can combine elements of self-confidence / public speaking training into my language and drama classes. I have worked with business professionals, actors, sportspeople, students and entrepreneurs to help them develop their language skills alongside their confidence.
For the third year of my BA study, I lived in Kyoto and studied Japanese at Doshisha University. I also passed the JLPT Level 1 examination. After graduating from Cambridge I returned to Japan for 6 months, volunteering on rural farms across the country and working as a private tutor and translator. I have worked as an EFL tutor since graduating from University and have worked with business professionals, actors, sportspeople, students and entrepreneurs to help them develop their language skills alongside their confidence.
I offer face-to-face and online teaching, and normally am happy to travel to the student.
Outside London zone 2 I charge a £5 travel fee per lesson.
I require 48 hrs' notice for lesson cancellations.
If we can find a time to rearrange the lesson within the same week, I ask for a 50% lesson rescheduling fee.
I provide a detailed cancellation policy during the first lesson.
Royal Academy of Music (2015-2016)
• MA Musical Theatre Performance, Distinction
• LRAM Teaching Qualification
University of Cambridge (2010-2014)
• Double first-class BA Hons Japanese
Doshisha University, Kyoto (2012-2013)
JLPT N1 (Highest Level Proficiency)
Dame Alice Harpur School (2000-2010)
A-Level results: A*A*A*
(Latin, French, Philosophy and Ethics)
Nominated for Best Actress by The Stage Debut Awards 2017 for Alice in Wonderland
Winner AESS Toni Fell Prize for Musical Theatre, May 2016
Winner BAJS Ivan Morris Award for Best BA Japanese Dissertation 2014
Highest first-year exam results, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 2011
Highest A Level results in graduating year at Dame Alice Harpur School, 2010
Highly skilled both academically and creatively: I hold a First-class BA in Japanese from the University of Cambridge and Distinction MA in Musical Theatre from the Royal Academy of Music. Working internationally as an actor, drama coach and tutor, my extensive performance experience has uniquely informed the way I approach each of my professional capacities.
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