Jul 21, 2019
I had a wonderful first lesson with Umi! She was easy to talk to, which helped my nerves a lot. I especially appreciated the thorough feedback after the lesson! It's great to know what I should focus on going forward. When I want to work on speaking, I'll happily talk with Umi again!
Jun 22, 2019
After each lesson, this tutor always sends me her feedback, containing all of the new vocabulary, grammatical issues that arose during the session, etc. My kanji is still at the beginner level, so this tutor uses hiragana for some of the kanji. Umi-san is an extremely good tutor.
Jun 20, 2019
Umi-san is very patient. I appreciate that she uses Japanese all the time and supports my efforts in trying to find the Japanese words to express myself.
This is a very excellent aspect of her teaching method.
Jun 16, 2019
Very good tutor: uses the features of Skype very well.
May 30, 2019
Today was our first meeting and introduction. Umi-san was very easy to talk with and kept the conversation flowing. I feel it went very well and did my best to speak in Japanese, despite forgetting a lot of vocabulary. I look forward to future lessons!
Feb 3, 2019
The lessons with Umi-sensei are always interesting, educative and fun!
Nov 2, 2018
Sorry for my lateness today, and thanks for dealing with my tiredness! I'll try to be better about setting my alarm so you don't catch me 5 minutes after waking up in future :)
Oct 2, 2018
Very good; hopefully though I'll be able to remember all the new vocab I'll have to learn for the next chapter :)
Aug 28, 2018
Great lesson as always, and I feel like I'm gradually gaining a better understanding of Japanese grammar concepts, in spite of my repeated mistakes. :)
Jul 1, 2018
I really enjoyed our lesson. I'm not always my best in the morning I'm afraid, and am sometimes still a little tired or incoherent during the lesson. Umi-san however is patient with my mistakes, always gently correcting me and answering any questions I may have, however awkwardly I might put them. All that is much appreciated :)
May 24, 2018
Thank you for an interesting chat about our travel experiences!
May 18, 2018
I find it easy to speak to Umi-sensei and it is helping me to improve my spoken Japanese. ありがとうございます。
May 11, 2018
Umi-sensei, thank you for a nice and interesting chat. I am looking forward to our next lesson.
Apr 15, 2018
It's been a while since our previous lesson due to my university tests, assignments and such getting in the way. Fortunately however, Umi-sensei was very good at making sure we thoroughly reviewed what I previously learned, and making sure I was up to speed. As I may have mentioned before, she's very easy to talk to and really puts me at my ease as a student, so I felt a little bit freer to make mistakes as a student: that was likely part of the reason I was able to catch up as easily as I did.
So yeah; good lesson as always :)
Apr 5, 2018
Fun lesson, the teacher puts you at ease and makes you talk a lot !
Mar 26, 2018
선생님은 상냥한 분이시고, 수업 분위기도 대체적으로 비슷한 느낌입니다. 수업의 내용도 저에게 필요한 것이어서, 매일 열심히 공부하고 있어요. 중급자에게 추천합니다.
This tutor is so kind person, and atmosphere of lesson is similar her personality. The contents in this class, that is really helpful to me. So these days I study hard everyday with this lesson. I recommend this lesson to intermediate and above.
Mar 23, 2018
Umi-sensei is easy to talk to and it is very helpful for practising my conversation skills.
Mar 22, 2018
Thank you Umi for your time. Your lesson was fun! I enjoyed speaking with you and appreciate your follow up notes after the lesson. Thank you!!
Mar 19, 2018
We had an interesting talk about my trips in Hokkaido. Umi-San is very thoutful teacher who can bring up good topics for me to practice how to express the stories in my brain. This is a very good practice because we always lack of chances for talking.Even in the travel, it's impossible to grab a stranger on the road to ask him to practice.
Mar 18, 2018
Enjoyable as always. In particular, I find it helpful that Umi-san takes some time at the beginning of each lesson to review grammar and vocab from the vocab.. Sometimes I feel like a bit slow as a pupil, but I appreciate that she takes her time with me, always going through things carefully to make sure I understand. :)