Yakitori Sensei ! “I can teach you to learn Japanese and go to Japan”


Welcome! My students call me “Yakitori Sensei!” It’s nice to meet you!

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Teacher Profile:
Japanese is FUN!
I work as a Japanese instructor at a small private school in Delray Beach, FL.

I also organize classes and tutor individuals.

In all my classes I use CIE learning methods.

I am a non-Japanese, Japanese tutor.
(Why learn from a Non-Native Japanese teacher?)
Having learned the language myself I can give you insight into the language and learning it that a native Japanese speaker cannot. I have been in your shoes, have been where you want to go, and can help you get there. I took four years of Japanese in High School (my senior class was taught by a non-Japanese Japanese teacher, my best Japanese teacher ever) and passed the AP Japanese test. I took Japanese at University of Miami and went on student exchange for one year to Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. I transferred to Sophia University and graduated from there with a bachelors in International Business. While there I took their intensive Japanese and Advanced Japanese courses, and then took a portion of my regular coursework in Japanese. My tutoring experience started with 1.5 years tutoring English in Tokyo. In 2012 I took a seminar in Texas for Accelerated Language Teaching Methods that covered the methods used by the Canadian Institute of English (CIE). I use these methods (including Audio-lingual method & Total Physical Response) in my LIVELY tutoring sessions. I play Jazz saxophone (gave lessons/played a few live gigs in Tokyo), so I love audio learning methods.

Instead of boring, stay-in-your-seat classes, students learn while acting and doing!

So again,

  • 4 years of High School Japanese / Passed AP Japanese testing
  • College Japanese courses
  • Study Abroad to Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan
  • Transfer and graduation from Sophia University (3 years; Intensive Japanese and Advanced Japanese graduate)
  • Harry Cotton Language Teaching Methods Seminar (CIE | the Neuroscience of language acquisition)


Learn with all your senses –

Active moving brains learn better – so don’t sit at your desk!



Some Japanese Resources

Japanese-lesson.com – great beginner charts, sheets, and information

ManyThings.org/Japanese – truly many things. one of the best Japanese language resources based on quality and quantity available. Also all FREE!

Anki memorization tool – a software tool that changes the way you memorize.


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