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I have a Master's degree in Education and a Bachelor's degree in Asian Studies. I studied Japanese and lived in Japan for many years, and I have a deep appreciation for Japanese language and culture. In some ways I feel more Japanese than American! I spent most of my Japan years in Kyoto, one of the most fascinating and beautiful cities in the world.
I practice voluntary simplicity, so my interests tend toward the simple and sustainable. I love to knit and sew, hike and camp, walk my dog through the park, explore the outdoors with my family, and cook and eat good organic food.
My teaching style allows for mazimum student talk time. I ask a lot of questions but also encourage students to take the lead in discussions. I believe that learning is optimized in a comfortable learning environment.
Review lessons offer a chance to revisit vocabulary, natural phrasing, and concepts that arise during discussions. Some students find them really useful, but unless you're going to actively use them, you might be best off with a no-review lesson. Review lessons are priced to reflect the additional time it takes to compose a thoughtful written summary.
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***m10It was my first lesson with her. At first, I was looking for someone who corrects my own sentences, such as email, diary, and so. However after finishing this first lesson, I thought I'd like to take her Free Talk Lesson. It is because her way of talking and listening. She talked softly and slow. When I stuck words, she helped me figure out what I was going to say. Also she gave me nice responding to let me keep talking. I was nervous for the lesson, but she made me feel comfortable.Speak Easy: (with Skype notes) 25 1,300Sep 20, 2019
***anaKunKirsten helped me with recording service and I am satisfied with its quality. Her voice and the way she reads my material fit the bill for my needs!Native Recordings (up to 500 words) 0 600Aug 10, 2019
***i-wShe responded quickly, and her recording was great! It allows me to practice shadowing and repetition.Native Recordings (up to 500 words) 0 600Jul 31, 2019
***ie51先生はとてもわかりやすいです。ミスを見つけたら、都度送ってくださいます。これからも継続して受講させていただきたいと思います！Article Discussion (with Skype notes) 30 1,800Jul 30, 2019
***si_dragonThank you very much for your fast reply and wonderful recording! いつも早くご返信くださり，すぐに録音してくださってとても助かっています．非常に聞きやすい声で練習用のテープとして素晴らしいです！Native Recordings 0 1,200Jun 15, 2019
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