Nov 28, 2018
Always a good lesson and support from Saori-sensei!
Nov 2, 2018
Teacher is quite patient that you can feel free to practice Japanese.
Oct 13, 2018
Having lessons with Saori-sensei is really a blessing, she helps me understand grammar points and gently corrects my mistakes. Thank you Saori-sensei!
Aug 24, 2018
During these lesson, we talked about the social problems regarding to "Parasite." Even though it's serious topic, I still had fun to discuss it with Teacher Saori. Teacher Saori helped me correct the Japanese grammar as well, it's quite helpful.
Aug 17, 2018
It's quite interesting to know New Zealand affairs via the lesson. You can just talk free with Teacher Saori--such friendly and passionate. :)
Aug 7, 2018
I have lessons with Saorisensei since May, I love her lessons. I have many chances to speak and to correct the mistakes. She always understands my Japanese whatever how bad they are! She would help me with how to make those sentences "make sense". Thank you very much! ありがとございました！
Jul 5, 2018
Thank you very much! I had another lovely lesson. see you next time!
***hiaT 2018 Awesome Lesson Awards (Spring/Summer)
Jun 28, 2018
Meeting the teacher at least once a week has been my goal, for her lessons are fun and very informative!
Reading lots of articles in Japanese with the teacher is highly recommended for students to get better understanding with Japan the country.
This lesson is suitable for any people who want to practice conversational skills with the teacher!
I have taking lessons on and off with the tutor since long time ago. Saori 先生 has really helped me improved my Japanese listening, reading and the other lots of skills, and lessons with her are always with no pressure but a lot of freedom, fun and knowledge!
I look forward to meeting you soon!
Jun 24, 2018
I like the lesson with the teacher so much. She helped me a lot on the sentence structure and the vocabularies. She always uses the message box to type the sentence for me to read which makes everything so much easier! Thank you for everything.
Jun 8, 2018
Great conversation session. One of the most difficult things with learning any new language is having confidence when speaking and not let it become overwhelming. We spoke about the recent volcanic activity even though my vocabulary on the topic was limited, Saori-sensei and I managed it and I learned new vocabulary. I think it is great that Saori-sensei could explain the words to me in Japanese so I could understand. We used very little English other than when I didn't know the Japanese words, and Sensei quickly helped me to learn the Japanese word. Conversations outside of textbook scenarios I feel is a key element in learning to speak spontaneous and natural Japanese. Thank you Sensei!
May 12, 2018
Saori sensei is definitely one of the greatest Japanese teachers I've ever met. She offers classes that can be catered for your personal interests and needs. She can explain the nuance of Japanese expressions very clearly with high patience. I did learn a lot from her. Thank you Saori 先生！次回もよろしくお願いいたします。
Feb 23, 2018
Saori is always a pleasure to speak to. In my experience, over this lesson and many others before it, Saori was extremely patient. I would recommend her lessons to just about any student of just about any level of proficiency. My recommendation to anyone interested: find a book you'd like to go through, whether it be a textbook like Genki or literature like I am a Cat, and slowly go through it with Saori by utilizing Skype's screen share feature. Do this a few nights a week, every week, and you'll be amazed at how naturally the language starts to come to you. Saori-sensei has made learning Japanese less or a chore and more of something to look forward to.
Feb 5, 2018
Saori-sensei helped me practice my Japanese conversation. She spoke clearly and was easy to understand, and didn't mind repeating herself or rephrasing something if I was confused. I definitely recommend her as a teacher!
Sep 18, 2017
Saori san is a nice teacher, you can feel confortable with her, even with my low level of Japanese we could talk the whole class in Japanese.
Sep 11, 2017
I loved my first conversation class with Saori Sensei!
My level is JLPT 5/4.
My speaking skills are not strong, and I can understand only daily life conversations.
Though with Saori Sensei I felt I understood much more than usual. What I really appreciated is that we only talked in Japanese, so when I did not know how to say something she encouraged me to take some time to think about another way to express myself. This helps me so much in the learning process.
Aug 30, 2017
Although my speaking skills aren't very strong I was still able to understand most of what she was saying. What she could explain in english, she did. Other than that she spoke japanese most of the time.
Aug 21, 2017
We had JLPT N2 Grammar lesson. Sensei is dedicated and thorough and would explain in either English or Japanese until I understood a certain point.
Sensei was highly flexible and took good care to consider preferences.
I liked the relaxed kind of interaction.