Asami (Tutor in London)
SOAS, University of London
MA in Theory and Practice of Transl...
International House Lo...
Teaching English to Speakers of Oth...
Japan Foundation Cairo...
Japanese Teacher Training
Information about Asami
Brought up and educated in Japan, Im qualified to teach both Japanese and English as foreign languages. I started teaching Japanese at the Japan Foundation Cairo Office as a trainee teacher. I also taught English to adult learners at the British Council Egypt in 2012, before I moved to London to obtain an MA in Theory and Practice of Translation at SOAS, University of London.
In addition to private tutoring, Ive set up and taught Japanese for both GCSE & extra-curricular programmes at 3 secondary schools in London since 2015 as grant-funded projects. I`ve been also teaching at companies in London (that include Credit Suiss and E&Y) and a language school (International House London.)
I also set up a grant-funded course Japanese for Research at the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College in 2018/19 to provide with linguistic and cultural guidance to medical students before they visited a Japanese university to conduct
I have been always passionate about learning/teaching languages. Before moving to London, I lived in Cairo between 2010 and 2013 to explore the language and culture of the country. My command of languages are:
- Japanese - First language
- English - Mastery level (CEFR C2) - Obtained Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) December 2012
- Arabic (Egyptian)- Conversation level (CEFR B1) - Been learning since August 2010, lived in Egypt for 2 and half years
Arabic (Modern Standard) - Beginner level (CEFR A2)
French (CEFR A2) - Studied for 2 semesters (60 hours) at Institut Français in 2017, and been self-teaching after that time.
In addition to language lessons, I also regularly organise educational Japanese/English language & culture exchange events in London. The aim of the events are for learners to obtain opportunities to learn and practice the language by interacting with other learners and some Japanese guests.
Fees for face-to-face lessons:
- 1 person: £60 per hour
- 2 people £75 per hour
- Group lessons (3 people or more)
Discounts for both bulk bookings and FULL-TIME students are available. Please message for more information.
Availability: Weekdays: Tuesdays - Fridays (All day)
Weekends: Sundays (All day)
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: 1. Over 8 years of experience as a Japanese teacher (Since 2011)
Prepared for a number of students for JLPT exams (N5-N2)
- Prepared the language and cultural knowledge for those who wished to move to Japan on business/to live
- Prepared for successful JET Programme (Japanese government scheme to promote foreign language teaching in the country) applications
- Have been teaching business (financial) Japanese (for those who are required to study the language for professional purposes)
2. Over 3 years of experience of teaching Japanese at secondary schools in London for both inter/co-curricular (GCSE qualification) & extra-curricular courses (Since January 2015)
3. 2-year experience as a TEFL teacher both in a classroom and private tutoring, including teaching English to adults at the British Council (Cairo, Egypt)
4. Have carried out a project to teach Japanese to dyslexic learners at primary/secondary schools and sixth-form colleges in London (2014/15)
5. Have been regularly organsing Japanese language events of approximately 30 attendees in London since November 2017
Feedback For Asami (13)
Asami is an excellent tutor. Articulate, friendly and very patient.
Ms Asami is a really good tutor. She tutored my husband and I in beginners Japanese. She was very well prepared, had very good material and was very patient. Being a native, she had great insights into behaviour and Japanese culture.
Superb tutor. I noticed she charges a bit more than some other tutors on this site, but she is absolutely worth the premium.
Asami-san is excellent at figuring out what level I was at and adapting to meet me there.
Although I`m fairly new, we mostly talk entirely in Japanese. She is very good at figuring out what I am trying to say and sympathetic when talking herself.
Although I am shy when talking Japanese, she is very friendly and good at putting me at ease so I am confident to try.
Often I am very tired by the end of the day and an hour of Japanese is honestly the last thing I feel like doing, but Asami-san always makes it a pleasure and within five minutes of starting I am full of enthusiasm.
Asami is an exceptionally dedicated tutor. She provides tons os extra material beyond the textbook, and is very flexible in adapting the course to individual learning needs.
She also creates a community for students and other people who appreciate the Japanese language and culture.
Asami is a very good teacher and always appreciative of new questions during our lessons. She is good at connecting the course material with Japanese cultures and history. I really like how prepared Asami is for each lesson and how she has tailored handouts on the material to help me to learn Japanese. I thoroughly enjoy my lessons with Asami.
Asami proved very adept at quickly understanding my pace of learning. She also adapted her teaching style to suit my needs. Although Japanese is a fairly tough language to begin with (for Westerners), Asami`s lessons are always fun whilst retaining an appropriate structure. I would highly recommed Asami to anyone wishing to learn Japanese.
Asami is an incredibly hard working and extremely well organised tutor. Passionate about the subject and willing to support. I could not imagine a better tutor for my project.
Asami is fantastic, she produces her own sheets and recommends a great textbook, she even walked me to the bookshop to get the book!
I appreciate her dedication aswell, even after a family bereavement she still taught me a lesson on the day.
Just had first two lessons with Asami, she is an excellent teacher and I think I will make progress. She is experienced and lessons are very well structured
Pleasant, energetic and very patient.
Great teaching skills.
Very organised passionate about her job
Superb, polite, professional.
Asami is an excellent tutor and I feel like in a short space of time I`ve learnt so much!
She explains and teaches everything tailored to your learning style, is incredibly friendly putting you at ease but also very professional.
I can`t recommend her enough, you will learn to the highest standard with Asami.