I am a Japanese language educator and a social scientist. I studied in Japan on the Japanese Ministry of Education scholarship and have a university degree in teaching Japanese as well as Level 1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency (JLPT) Test and the JETRO Business Japanese certificate. Over my post-graduate education I attended 24 courses in social sciences, history, arts, and Oriental languages. Currently a doctoral researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, I also work at the JLPT exam in London.
In the time I took off from my academic career I worked for a number of Japanese multinationals and SMEs. Using that experience as a Certified Cross-Cultural Trainer I give workshops on various cultural and business aspects of Japan.
Availability: Weekday afternoons and evenings.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I have taught Japanese for over 20 years and Sociology and Anthropology for six years. I have successfully prepared numerous students for their GCSE`s, A-levels, IB, and university examinations. I also teach adults for business and hobby purposes and mentor undergraduate and postgraduate students for essays, dissertations and exams.
My teaching approach is flexible, consistent, friendly. No tutorial of mine is the same, as I tailor each to the student`s specific situation at hand. I use a variety of digital and print learning materials to suit my students` wishes and needs the best possible way.
In my teaching, I use the Socratic approach to help students develop an active understanding of their subject. That means supporting them closely towards finding their own answers, refining their own analytical skills, and ultimately gaining the full ability to continue on their own. I see my student as a star in their life project and myself as a technician behind the stage ensuring that she or he realises their potential and achieves their purpose in life.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
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Very good teacher - highly knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and extremely adaptable for individual learning.
Artour has been teaching me Japanese at a beginner level, and has already been a huge help in keeping me moving forward.
He can teach in the style that best suits you. He can teach from a detailed grammatical approach or a more simplified natural approach. He can leave you to progress at your own pace, or push you to do your best if you think that`s what you need.
His lessons are very flexible and he is always ready to answer all of my questions. I recommend him very highly.
Fantastic tutor, really helpful and reliable. Great for learning languages :) worth the money
Very good job