Profile

I am a qualified Japanese teacher certified to teach Japanese as a foreign language, obtained licences in UK and Japan. My experiences include teaching at schools in Australia and the UK, to students ranging from 4 to 60 years old. At a school in Paris, I taught 65 students from beginner to advanced level. In Amsterdam, 17 private students and succeed to make them pass JLPT tests.

 

I grew up in Japan and spend 11 years in Tokyo from my university days.  Previously, I used to work for a financial institution and a management consulting firm.

 

When I was 8 years old living in the countryside in Japan, I met an American-Japanese neighbor who became my mentor in my life. 

Even after she moved back to US, we exchanged letters for over 2 decades. Her letters, pictures, and books were magical things which showed me a completely new world.  My limited world expanded by learning a different language, which brought me lots of wonderful meetings with new cultures and people.

 

During my university years, I was acquainted with the joy of teaching and helping the educational development of students when I dedicated my time to volunteering for childrens whose mother language is not Japanese.

 

Through these experiences, I have developed a desire to convey the joy of learning a language and the possibility it unlocks, and to be a help for making Japanese learners' dreams and goals come true. 

Japanese Teaching Experience

 

11. 2016- present

Sakura Japanese Lessons  

07.2016-07.2017

NADESHIKO Japanese School in Paris 

01.2015-07.2016

Education Services Australia by AUS government

11.2014-11.2018

Kakehashi LLC ( Skype lessons)

12.2014

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language of Institute of International Education in London

10.2014

Harris Academy Peckham, London

03.2010

Certificate in the Advanced Skills of Japanese Language Course (420h) at the Tokyo Central  Japanese Language School

03.2009

Kirawee Highschool, Australia as Assistant Teacher

2004-2006

CSS (Club of Children and Student Working Together for Multicultural Society) 

 

Other Working Experience

09.2010-09.2014

Boston Consulting Group, Human Resource

2007.04-2010.08

Mizuho Corporate Bank. Ltd, Sales Representative

Kana 

 I believe that “ learning foreign language enriches our lives because it brings us to encounter a new wonderful culture and people."