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Erina Yamamoto
Native Japanese Tutor

I am Erina, a native Japanese teacher regularly tutoring adult learners and teenagers via online Skype lessons. My home town is Tokyo, where I was teaching Japanese. I’ve been teaching Japanese for 6 years for beginners and lower intermediate (JLPT N5 to N4). I can also offer conversation practice for upper intermediate to advance levels. I’m very patient and enthusiastic teacher who tailors each lesson for the individual depending on the students interests and goals.

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Best Learning Experience


・Adult learner
・Elementary level
・Beginner level
・Preparation for living in Japan

Experienced Teacher

I’ve been teaching Japanese for 6 years for beginners and lower intermediate (JLPT N5 to N4) via Skype.

Teaching Approach

Genki 1 and 2 are the main text books used in my lessons. My lessons are fully interactive Google’s Jamboard.

Lesson Rates


Elementary: £30/hour

Beginner: £30/hour

JLPT focus: £35/hour

Tailored Lessons To
Meet Your Goals And Needs

Practice An Easy Conversation In Japanese


My lessons are focus on more towards speaking and listening. Each lesson I would ask you how was your weekend? What do you think about something? Repeating common questions like this will make you confident to talk in Japanese more.

JLPT N5 And N4 Preparation


JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is the first step to check your Japanese skills. To be able to pass the N5 exam which is easiest, it usually takes 350 to 600 hours of study needed for no prior kanji knowledge. If you need some help for JLPT exams, I’m here for you.

Travel Japanese


While there is an increasing amount of English signage in Japan, it’s still quite uncommon to meet someone who speaks the language in a hotel or restaurant. In my lesson we’ll cover how to ask how to get to popular sights and order food in an authentic Japanese restaurant. If you know little bit of Japanese before your travel, you would enjoy more!

Preparation For Working Holiday In Japan


Before going to Japan using a working holiday visa, you need at least basic Japanese so that you are able to work to maintain your living cost in Japan. If you have good Japanese beforehand, it would be much easier to get a job and travel in Japan.

Students Reviews

Erina is a great teacher! Learning from a native speaker has been so beneficial to me. Erina lessons are well structured and she pushes me to increase my learning while also making it fun. Highly recommended!
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the process but Erina has been great. I was quite specific with what I wanted to learn and she has been very flexible and patient. I feel positive about the process and I think she’ll get me ready for a trip to Japan in the future.
Erina's lessons fly by, and are so helpful!
Thoroughly enjoying my lessons with Erina. She is extremely encouraging and enthusiastic in lessons
Erina is really a very patient tutor I must say. I think I could be a Japanese expert if I keep learning with her.
Enthusiastic and patient. Classes are always fun with Erina and she always sets up classes geared towards your wants and needs.
Erina is an excellent native Japanese tutor. Extremely patient, Erina breaks down the lessons into chunks and explains each language concept, rule and grammatical idea with clarity and a smile. couldn't recommend her enough to anyone wanting to learn Japanese from scratch !!
Excellent tutor. Always prompt, polite and incredibly efficient. My son found Erina very friendly and informative. We have had 3 lessons , 1x a week and will be booking more. Site is easy to use and simple payments. Emails to update ever step of the way. Very happy highly recommend
I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson with her and gained confidence both in my current ability but also felt I was once again learning and not stuck in a plateau. Looking forward to our next lesson and completing my homework soon.
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