Konnichiwa! I’m Vanessa – Japanese Language & Mindset Specialist, Tuition Agent & Unapologetic Japan Obsessive.
Zig-zagging gingerly along narrow paths between the rice fields, perched upon my mama-chari bicycle, I clutched a small, damp note in my palm on which had been written neatly, in Japanese: ‘Excuse me, I’ve lost my way, where is Chizuka Shogaku?’.
Now and then, I’d stop and show someone the note. They’d point me in the right direction and off I’d trundle again. I’d certainly breathe a sigh of relief when the school I’d been sent to (as a visiting English teacher) finally materialised, hazily, in the shadow of the mountains.
It’s not always easy to reach your destination, but it sure helps if someone keeps you heading in the right direction on the way. Wherever you are on your Japanese learning journey, we have a Japanese tutor who can guide you, and signpost your route.
I’m on a personal mission to connect learners of Japanese language and culture with native Japanese-speaking tutors, in London and on-line.
After working an ALT teacher on the wonderful JET Programme in rural Tochigi, Japan for 3 years, and then later as a TEFL (RSA Celta) and a UK qualified teacher (PGCE English secondary school level), I set up my language tutoring agency in 2008.
I’ve been privileged to work with thousands of learners and tutors to create fruitful and fulfilling learning connections. Find out what our lovely students say about us.
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