|Name||Motomi O. Recommended|
|Working With||Kids (4y+), Youth, Adults, Groups|
|Levels I Teach||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Lessons Take Place||Public Place, Online|
Hi,everyone！I’m Motomi and Japanese Native speaker from Kyoto Japan. Now I live in Burnaby, BC. I have the experience to teach Japanese for a foreigner more than 4 years. My lessons are fully customized- we talk about how you would like to study and build your own study plan. And also can prepare for JLPT (Japanese language proficiency test) to you. For beginners, please do not hesitate to ask me questions in English as I am also an English speaker. My aim is making you enjoy not only the language but also Japanese culture and how we Japanese people comprehend the world. Let’s speak Japanese with me to learn more and enjoy more～！
Bachelor of Law, Certified Japanese Language Teacher Training (420 hours)
Worked at Recruitment agency,and Japanese Language school for foreigner in Japan. Now I'm working at Japanese language academy in Coquitlam and International House near Chinatown.(Completely beginner to advanced and Business level)
Monday to Friday in the morning, Saturday
Locally or online lessons. If you want to take my lesson after 7:00pm, we can have our lesson only via Skype. Please tell me where you can go for lesson.
Motomi-sensei was an excellent tutor! I really appreciated that she made a study plan based on my interests and Japanese learning objectives. She was very good at observing the pace of my learning. For topics I was familiar with, we covered them quickly. For new topics, or for material where I was having more difficulty, she would slow things down to make sure that I understood and to let me practice more. For a beginner, it was great that she spoke so clearly and that helped me understand. I was studying Japanese to prepare for a trip that got cancelled because of the pandemic. But I continued to take lessons with Motomi because it was so interesting and she also made the lessons fun. When my trip to Japan is finally rescheduled, I will resume lessons with Motomi to brush up again and improve.
It is not easy to pick up a new language in adulthood and when I first started learning Japanese on my own, it felt like an insurmountable challenge. However, ever since tutoring with Motomi that perspective has changed and I am extremely happy with the progress I’ve made so far. Motomi carefully personalizes her lesson plans to adapt to the students’ pace and needs. She also provides cultural context wherever applicable, which makes a huge difference. She always goes above and beyond the textbook lessons to teach useful vocabulary and phrases. She takes a lot of care to listen and teach pronunciation and intonations. Most importantly she is super amicable with a lively personality, which makes the lessons very engaging. I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor to learn Japanese from!
Motomi has not only been helpful to my studies in Japanese, but is also willing to spend her time with me and engage me further in my learnings. I'm an advanced level Japanese learner, and Motomi is able to use that advantage to plan the best lessons for me. My usage of "keigo" has improved drastically since beginning my lessons with her, and I feel much more confident speaking and expressing myself in Japanese. She's the best!
Motomi Sensei is very patient and helpful. She is very experienced and is able to customize the lessons based on her students' ability.