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. :)
Mar 13, 2018
Umi was good at encouraging me to talk and was able to explain when I couldn't understand a word.
Mar 12, 2018
My first Japanese conversation with Umi-sensei was interesting, friendly and comfortable. Umi-sensei sent me a useful feedback after the lesson with words I didn't know and examples how to use them. Thank you!
Mar 9, 2018
A very good lesson as always. I'm on my phone so I won't be able to do as in depth a review as usual: I'll just say I feel like my conversational skills in Japanese, understanding of grammar and particles and general vocab retention feels like it's getting better with every lesson, which is awesome. It's a gradual process, but it's encouraging to me, and leaves me with the hope that... Er.... Hopefully by next winter I can take the JLPT N3. A bit of a lofty goal perhaps, but doable I think with these lessons as a resource, amongst other things. :)
Mar 4, 2018
The lesson went very well; we covered a lot of material, both from review and new material. I feel like I was a little bit more tired today then usual and thus a little bit slower to answer questions, identify problems in sentences and such: ごめなさい！ But Umi-sensei was very patient and didn't mind either waiting for me to answer questions, or answering them if I had any mid-conversation/problem. ありがとう ございます！ I'll try to be a little more awake if possible for next lesson: meanwhile however, this one was great and other then me being at less then my best, I have no complaints. These lessons are always a highlight in my week, and I eagerly anticipate the next one :)
Feb 27, 2018
Again a great lesson! Umi-san is a very pleasant person to talk to. She asks interesting questions and adapts to your level, so you can really practise conversation in Japanese. She provides very good feedback after every lesson, which is always useful and fun to read.