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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24 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 !!
32 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.
1 Lesson | June 14, 2022
I had been self-studying Japanese for about half a year before I found Saori and she has been absolutely amazing! She is so fun to talk with and I feel like I am improving so much! I've always been worried about making progress with the language, but I feel so reassured now that I have been taking lessons with her. She has always encouraged me even if I felt that I was not improving much. I plan to go to college in Japan if I am able to and she makes that dream feel possible. I definitely recommend her!
1 Lesson | October 10, 2021
As soon as I had a taster Japanese lesson with Saori I knew I'd found the right person for me. Saori is so friendly and fun, but extremely organised and professional as well. I really enjoy her teaching style, she shares her screen and writes out notes as we go through discussions, making sure to write all the grammar and vocab clearly. That means that after every session I have great notes to refer to! She is also very flexible to suit my needs. As someone who is at a high beginner/low intermediate level I was worried it would be difficult to find my footing with a teacher, but she has been nothing but helpful.