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Mika Murata

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❤️"Special challenge discount is now offered!"❤️Pls read the bottom of my profile. ✅Kids, Business, or Super Advanced? I believe I am the right one for you! ✅日本の教員免許を持っているので日本人の方には英語も教えています。Hi, I am Mika. I was born and bred in Japan but learned English in England and moved to Australia for work 20 yrs ago. I have got more than 1,500 hrs of online private teaching experience so far, and currently teaching more than 100 hrs per month, but I purely enjoy every single lesson and love talking with each and every student. They are all keen to learn and make me realise lots of new things. I am a teacher but at the same time, I learn lots from my students too. I love having one on one lessons since I can exactly see the students' progress and I can improve each student's individual weakness.

🌸I have children of my own so I love teaching children. I have got all the fun materials for your little ones. I get so excited to introduce our culture and language to young passionate learners. If they are too young to concentrate for full one hour, don't worry. I offer half an hour lessons as well. However, please bear in mind that online lessons usually work for kids aged 4 or above. If they are younger than that, they need to be very mature for their age and their English must be good enough to understand the lessons. I also love and respect older generations too. I was such a grandpa's girl and love listening to amazing and incredible experiences of older people. I have taught 3-70 year old students in the past and love teaching any age.

🌸I have travelled to 30 different countries. I love meeting new people and learning about different cultures. I have been living away from Japan for many years now but I read and watch Japanese news and programs a lot daily so my Japanese is up to date (Our language is always updated with new vocabulary and expressions, it's quite changeable). I also regularly visit Japan to see my friends and family.

🌸I can teach various levels from total beginners to upper advanced. Even if you are a very advanced student and seeking for higher level teaching, I believe I can satisfy you well. I am quite good at explaining nuance of high level vocabulary in depth. I love introducing basic information of our language and culture to beginner students and I also love discussing profound and vast area of matters with advanced students. I have helped quite a few students in their preparation for job interviews. I have also worked as a translator so I can help you with English to/from Japanese translations.

🌸My class is usually a mix of conversation, grammar and vocab, introduction of our general life, mentality and cultural events through some videos or personal photos. I do celebrate each seasonal event in very Japanese ways even here in Australia, so I have a stash of photos or videos to share. However, I will change the balance of these class contents according to your needs and requests. I make sure it's always fun above all.

🌸Also unless you want it otherwise, I usually provide homework and let my students directly type into pdf files etc I have attached. I sometimes provide listening practice as your homework too. Once you master your Hiragana, all my students start typing Japanese and their typing skills progress very quickly so be ready for it! It's fun! (^^)

🌸The fields I can teach are;

✅Conversational Japanese
✅Preparation for uni or job interviews
✅Preparation for school or uni assignments and theses
✅Preparation for JLPT
✅Business Japanese
✅Children's Japanese
✅Travelling and hobbies

🌸I have got a high school English teaching qualification from Japan and I was teaching children both Japanese and English back in Japan. I also worked in finance at a British company for 2 yrs in Tokyo and another 2 in Sydney. I have been teaching Japanese to students with Japanese backgrounds for the past 17 yrs and since the beginning of 2019, I have also been teaching kids and adults with no Japanese backgrounds. I have also been working as a personal speech therapist in both Japanese and English since 2018. I really love teaching!!

🌸I worked for an international company for over 4 years. I had many opportunities to attend important meetings with high executives, lawyers, accountants etc back in Tokyo. When I worked in Sydney, I was the communication point as a representative of our company so I am familiar with Japanese for professionals. I also have worked as a PA to an executive so I am familiar with all the business terminologies.

🌸I have broad interests in many different fields. I am interested in;
Cooking, Dancing, Yoga, Travelling, TV dramas, Movies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Politics, Different cultures, Languages etc.

🌸I am into classic Japanese literature as well so if you are an advanced student who are interested in Japanese classics, I am here to introduce you to a beautiful Japanese classical world as well. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of Japanese literature and philosophy.

🌸I have Japanese textbooks (Y1 to Y9) officially approved by Japanese government as well. If you are an advanced student, it can be challenging but also very interesting to use textbooks Japanese children use. Even primary school textbooks can be quite challenging to understand for many advanced learners. Japanese history, old classics, famous novels and latest trend, all mixed in these books and I simply love it!

🌸I strongly believe Language = Culture. Japanese language structure and ways of expression can be very different from what you may be used to in your own language, but I can explain the difference from the aspect of cultural differences. This is the most fun bit in language study, I personally believe!

🌸I am currently learning French and it's again broadening my mind! It brings me back memories from the time when I originally started learning English. Journey in language study always involves some hardships, but it definitely should be fun and hard efforts will eventually be all rewarded, so let's start studying Japanese with me. ;)

❤️I am a very patient, positive and encouraging Japanese teacher. I try to make my explanations simple and never discourage students in their efforts.

❤️I will try my absolute best to improve your Japanese and make all the lessons worth your money.

❤️I can't wait to see you! Please just relax. It will be fun!

⚠️Please note that my lesson is 55 minutes in duration since I have 5 min break between my lessons (25 min for half an hour lessons). Also if student is late for more than 15 minutes, I will take it as "no show" and leave the lesson. Please also be reminded that if you need to reschedule or cancel your lessons due to inevitable situations, you need to do so by 12 hrs prior to the lessons. Otherwise, it's not fully refundable. I would much appreciate your understanding.

💚"Special challenge discount now offered!" Regular lesson and study is the key to the progress in language learning, so I am currently offering a special reward to the students who took more than 10 lessons within the same calendar month. I will give you a full credit to your 10th lesson of the month. If you keep taking lessons at this speed of "10 lessons or more per month", I will keep giving a full credit to every 10th lesson you take. Please note: 10 lesson per person per month, not per family. Also only 1 hour full lesson is accepted, not 30 min kid's class. All the best and hope you will enjoy this challenge and progress very quickly and efficiently. Please let me know if you want to do this challenge, then I will start counting the number of your lessons. (^^)

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1993 - 1998
BA - English Literature
Hiroshima University - Hiroshima, Japan
1996 - 1997
The Burlington School of English - London, England
English Language and basic computer skills
1995 - 1996
Southbourne School of English - Bournemouth, England
English Language

briefcaseWork Experience

2004 - 2021
Private Japanese Teacher
Face to face and online teaching
2018 - 2020
Bilingual Personal Speech Therapist
2000 - 2002
General Ledger Supervisor
British Telecom - Sydney
1999 - 2000
Intercompany accountant
British Telecom - Tokyo
English accounting
1998 - 1999
PA to Financial Controller
British Telecom - Tokyo


1998 - 1998
High School English Teaching Certificate from Japan
Officially issued by the Japanese government