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Maruyama Tutor Profile

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Nice to meet you! I am Maruyama, an animator (but teaching English too)

I've been in the United States for almost 10 years. If you want to speak English, but feel more comfortable with someone who can speak Japanese as well, please try my lessons. 

<About the Avaiable Lesson Times>
Due to my job, I may have a lot of conflicts and the available time slots are very scattered. Furthermore, my schedule changes very frequently. But I'll do my best to update it at least 2 weeks ahead. 

*Currently, I'm only accepting lessons via messages.

Studied abroad in the US after graduating high school

2007 - AA from De Anza College

2012 - BFA Animation/Illustration from San Jose State University

Current - 3D character animator at a video game studio.

<On Language>
I think that language differences coincide with the cultural differences. Language and culture are inseparable. In order to understand someone's language, you must also understand their culture.

I love that sort of culture difference. So, I think it would be great if we could use English to deepen our understanding on various differences in our culture. 

But the most important thing is to have fun! If you are not having fun, it's simply hard to keep it up. If you can find some aspect of the language that you feel it's fun and start from there. And that's the best way! 

<About Me>
I am currently working as a 3D character animator in the US. I decided to come to the US to study animation inspired by animated films such as Disney and PIXAR films. Although I thought of majoring in musical theater for a while, I stuck with my goals and graduated with a degree in animation. Now, I am working as an animator at a video game company. 

I am still learning when it comes to animation and English, but we all are forever learning. I think it would be great if I could help you acheve your goals with the information or knowledge I have.

Since I am an animator, I know a lot about the animation industry. If you'd like to learn more about this field, I think I could help you out.

If I could describe myself in 4 words, it would be Karaoke, musicals, Halloween, and animation. If you add these four things together, you get me! I love happy things.

Whether it's in English or in Japanese, I love singing and animating. 

I play the ocarina and the flute and I also love to do special makeup.

If you felt like "ooo, I wanna talkt to her" then, go ahead and try one of my lessons. :)


If you have any other questions, please send me a message.

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Lessons by this tutor

  • メールで質問ー10回分ー

    English   No Skype   Flexible
    0min   1,000P
  • メールで質問ー3回分ー

    English   No Skype  
    0min   300P

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