I was born in Japan but also speak fluent English. Being away from home made me appreciate my own culture in the Wakayama Peninsula, where life is slower, and I have developed a passion to share our culture all over the world. I enjoy talking about everything Japanese, not just its language. Once you hear stories from me, you will fall in love with Japanese culture want to visit.
Through writing, reading or conversation practices, I would be very grateful to be a part of your path to reach your goal gradually. There are many materials we can use to improve your Japanese language, and it is important for you to enjoy studying Japanese so I would like to make sure every individual person’s needs are carefully considered as we learn together. I will give my best effort to make every lesson meaningful for you. Helping people is my destiny and for this I have fortunately received some awards, performed speeches at schools, rotary clubs, public talks, and been interviewed for newspapers and television. Perhaps I can assist you in how to speak in front of people and not to become shy or panicked to speak what you learn about the Japanese language.
Maiko is based in West Seattle and offers sessions in local cafes, libraries, and in Downtown Seattle/SLU.
Your first meeting with a StudentCircle tutor always is free. During this first consultation, you get a chance to meet your tutor and ensure a good fit.