こんにちは！My name is Sumire. I’m Japanese and I’m a native speaker of Japanese. I was born and raised in Kanazawa city, Ishikawa prefecture and now I’m living in Tokyo.
I have many hobbies, such as traveling, cooking, and watching movies. Of course, I love music very much! My bathroom is also my Karaoke room! When I have time, I enjoy aqua walking and Yoga. They help me refresh my body and mind.
I’m currently working as a certified Japanese language teacher and as an assistant in a nursery.
During my fourth year of college I obtained a certification that allows me to teach Japanese professionally and after graduating, I started working in a Japanese language school in Tokyo, where I taught classes of foreign students and did private lessons for four years.
One of the reasons why I love teaching Japanese is that I can discover the intriguing and fascinating particularities of Japanese words and expressions together with interesting people from all over the world, while learning about their cultures and ways of thinking. I want to continue teaching in the future because I love how I and my students can motivate and encourage each other to keep learning and be curious while having fun during our lessons.
・Lessons are mainly held in Japanese, or English by student's request.
・We can do freestyle conversations during which I suggest conversation topics and correct mistakes if necessary, or other activities like reading texts together or correcting a text you wrote.
[For now, I'm not planning on teaching formal lessons with textbooks]