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Artour (Tutor in Bloomsbury)

Bloomsbury, London
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Member Since: 30/01/2013
Last Login: 2 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
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SOAS, University of London
Pacific Asian Studies (Anthropology...
2:1  (2011)
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Information about Artour

I am a professional Japanese language educator and a social scientist. I teach all levels of Japanese and help with exams and assignments in Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities for GCSE`s, IB, A Levels, University Undergraduates and Postgraduates.

I studied at the Osaka University of Foreign Studies 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 (MA and PhD) education at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, I attended 24 courses in the Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities, and Languages of East and Southeast Asia.

Currently a doctoral researcher and academic mentor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, I also work at the JLPT exam in London. I am a member of the SOAS Japan Research Centre, the British Association of Japanese Teachers, the International Association for Asian Studies, the British Association for Japanese Studies, and the Japan Society of the UK.

In addition to my academic pursuits, I have worked for a number of Japanese multinationals and SMEs around the world. Using that experience as a Certified Cross-Cultural Trainer I provide executive coaching and give interactive workshops on doing business with Japanese companies: the do`s and don`ts, how to gain and maintain trust, keigo (honorific speech), Japanese business etiquette and correspondence, etc.

I also take on specialist translation and interpreting projects from and into Japanese, having worked with the likes of Toyota Motors, the NHK, Ricoh, and Cendant Moblity.

Being a huge language buff and thanks to the international life I have lived, I have a written and conversational command of Chinese, Thai, Russian, Dutch, French and a few other languages.

Availability: Weekday afternoons and evenings. Online and offline.

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Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: I have taught Japanese for nearly 25 years. I have successfully prepared numerous students for their GCSE`s, A-levels, IB, and university examinations. I can help with your Japanese school or university coursework. I provide full-on individual preparation for your Japanese exam as an external student. I also teach adults for business and hobby purposes and mentor undergraduate and postgraduate students for essays, dissertations and exams.

I have worked as an academic mentor at my university for over 5 years. I assist both graduate and postgraduate students with all aspects of essay writing, dissertations, exam revision, individual research projects etc. I have successfully helped with hundreds of written assignments for all faculties across Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, including but not limited to

Political Science
Cultural Studies
International Relations
Legal Studies
Religious Studies
Media and Communication Studies
Gender Studies
Art History

I usually pick up from where the lecturer/supervisor failed the student and help them finish successfully their coursework:

book reviews,
reaction papers,
research proposals,
core chapters,
individual research projects.

I also help develop Study Skills, Life and Time Management Skills, give advice on career and academic development, help deal with various study-related issues.

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Feedback For Artour (10)
We have a total of 10 review(s) for Artour.

Aileen (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Artour is teaching myself and my husband Japanese from scratch prior to a trip to the Rugby World Cup. Bearing in mind we are both in our 60’s, he has a task on his hands! Japanese is not easy to learn but Artour is a fantastic tutor- always full of enthusiasm, energy and encouragement. He has a very broad knowledge of Japan and Japanese and therefore can intersperse grammar and vocabulary with history, geography, culture and restaurant recommendations! We highly recommend him as a tutor.

Tutors Response :

Many thanks, Aileen, for your kind words. It is my joy to teach you and Russell Japanese. Hope you will have a whale of time in Japan with your newly acquired conversational skills.

Laura (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Great tutor! Warm, personalised approach. Encourages and supports you to achieve your goals.

William (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Great tutor. Very friendly help`s whenever he can, extremely patient and is adaptable to different teaching styles. Would highly recommend.

Tutors Response :

Thanks a lot for your kind words, William. Looking forward to you passing your Japanese A-levels with flying colours!

Ildyko (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I have been taking weekly beginner Japanese lessons with Artour for a few months now, and have thoroughly enjoyed every single one of them.

Artour is both a professional and friendly tutor, keen on answering every question you have and very encouraging when you hit any roadblocks in your learning.

His enthusiasm for the Japanese language and culture definitely rubs off on you. On top of teaching grammar, vocabulary and kanji, he also shares bits and pieces of Japanese customs and traditions, manners and etiquette, throughout the lesson – all of which are essential in assimilating into the culture.

Artour also tailors his teaching to suit you. If he sees that you are struggling in a certain area, he supports you to focus on that, and gives you studying tips and extra materials that will help you improve in your self-studying at home.

I recommend him very highly and am looking forward to having more lessons with him!

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the kind words, Ildyko. It is a joy to have you as a student too. Looking forward to watch you make even more headway with your Japanese.

Jasmine (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Artour, is a great tutor who helped was able to help me improve my studies within a short time span. Due to his his great teaching and revision methods.

Tutors Response :

Thank you, Jasmine. It was a pleasure teaching you. Please do not hesitate to let me know should you need any help with your coursework!

Qiraat (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My husband and I had weekly Japanese lessons from Artour for a few months before our move to Tokyo. Artour was a professional and fantastic tutor. Japanese is known to be notoriously difficult but Artour’s lessons gave us a great foundation in Japanese.

As we only had a few months, Artour was open to structuring the lessons and covering content that we would find most useful. His lessons and the materials he put together from different resources demonstrated that he understood our learning needs. Having tailored lessons for our learning objectives was what we valued the most about our lessons.

As complete beginners, we found Artour’s guidance as an experienced tutor on what to cover and in what order really useful. Our objective was to have a base in Japanese. In a few months we had achieved this and were pleased with the progress we had made. We were able to pronounce, read and write the Japanese syllabaries (hiragana and katakana), had covered the basics of Japanese grammar and had an introduction to learning kanji.

A big bonus was also discussing Japanese culture with Artour giving us tips and explaining nuances, which we found really useful.

Artour gave us tips on self-studying. With his support we were able to focus on what we should learn before the next lesson. The lessons were then great for clarifying anything we hadn’t understood ourselves and getting Artour’s feedback before moving to the following week’s content.

Artour was well-prepared, communicated clearly, was approachable and answered any questions we had. Artour was easy to contact and responsive. He was accommodating when it came to scheduling lessons at a time that worked for us.

In our final lesson, Artour advised us on what to cover next as we continued to self-study Japanese.

We would highly recommend Artour as a tutor for Japanese but also for other subjects due to his excellent professional, but friendly, manner and methods as a tutor.

Sonia (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Very good teacher - highly knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and extremely adaptable for individual learning.

Alex (Mr)

5/5 Rating

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.

Tobias (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Fantastic tutor, really helpful and reliable. Great for learning languages :) worth the money

John (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very good job

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