Hello I'm Saori. Nice to meet you! I am from Tokyo. but I've been living in Canada for about 4 years. After graduating from my university I moved to SK in Canada, and lately moved to BC in Canada.
I have 4 years of teaching experience online, and taught at a Japanese Sunday school in Canada. Over 4 years I have taught people who are complete beginner, intermediate, advanced, from the ages of 5 to 80 from many different countries such as Canada, America, China, England, France, Italy and South Korea etc.
I am very patient, friendly and cheerful. My teaching strategy focuses on making students feel comfortable during my lessons, I want you to feel okay when you make a mistake. Making mistakes is an important step to improve language skills.
About my lessons
Depending on students' individual needs, I can give a strict, structured lesson or a relaxed, conversational lesson. If you are a beginner student, I can always use English to teach. If you want me to only Japanese to teach, I’ll speak only Japanese to you. If you are not sure your level or what part you need to improve, I can find out what you should do to improve your skills. I am very flexible, and respect student’s opinions. If my teaching pace is too fast or too slow, please don’t hesitate to tell me, I can always change the speed as well. I’ll provide homework or a test if it’s needed.
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16 Lessons | October 23, 2023
Saori is so upbeat and patient!! The class hour moves along very well, and I feel as though she is helping me learn so much!
16 Lessons | September 28, 2023
Wonderful tutor. The sessions move along smoothly, she is great at reinforcing points and coming up with new examples to increase my understanding through variations on a basic structure. Really enjoying these sessions, and I feel that I'm learning a lot.
47 Lessons | January 5, 2023
My granddaughter Sam is the student who works with Saori for the past 3 months, and loves her lessons. She is gaining more and more fluency in Japanese, along with a love for the language and culture. She comes away from every lesson with a smile and pride in her accomplishments. Thank you Saori !!
62 Lessons | November 12, 2022
Time with Saori flies by as she is so much fun to learn with. You will leave each lesson looking forward to the next.