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Welcome to our database of Private Tutors of Japanese in the UK. Users can search for a tutor by clicking on the regions listed below. Tutors wishing to register their details on this database should submit a Private Japanese Tutor form. To allow us to keep our records as up to date as possible please inform us of any incorrect information or if any of your details change.

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Name: Chelsea Proud
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Email: cproudtutor[ at ]
Phone: 07708708170
Levels: Beginner, Adult learner, GCSE, A-level, Intermediate.
Details: I graduated from Newcastle University with a BA (Hons) in Japanese Studies and have lived in Sappro for an extended period of time and gained a passion for teaching both English as a Foreign language and Japanese. I currently teach a number of students of different language ability through skype and 1-1 lessons on a regular basis. I am based in Newcastle Upon Tyne but am available to teach other regions through skype.


Name: Jane Lowe
Location: Durham /Sunderland /Newcastle
Email: janeloweagain[ at ]
Phone: 07506505403
Levels: All levels. I can tailor the lessons to your needs.
Details: I lived in Japan, where I taught English and raised a family, for almost 27 years, and have experience of teaching all ages and levels. On returning to the UK, I worked as an in-house translator /interpreter for a Japanese - owned manufacturing company. I have an MA in Japanese Language Teaching from York St.John University


Name: Tanaka Mikiko
Location: Teesside/Teesdale
Email: mm2york[ at ]
Levels: Any Level
Details: Certificate in Education 30 years teaching experience ; teaching at companies, colleges, universities , adult education, and also private lessons.


Name: Fiona Powell
Location: Kirkby Stephen
Email: fipowell[ at ]
Levels: Beginner. GCSE. Can tailor lessons to specific needs of students. Any age group and ability.
Details: BA Hons degree in Japanese and German. PGCE in Secondary Modern Foreign Languages. 8 years experience teaching secondary languages. 3 years experience teaching EFL in Germany, Austria and Cambridgeshire. Childminding qualification and 3 years experience childminding following the Early Years Foundation Stage.


Name: Ryo Haruyama
Location: Glasgow
Email: ryoharuyam[ at ]
Phone: 07842609617
Levels: Any levels are welcome. I can evaluate students' skills and make /we can cooperate to make a plan.
Details: I have helped some exchange stuedents in Keio University, 3 of them passed JLPT 1


Name: Miho Kito
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne / Durham / Sunderland
Email: miho.nihongo.lesson[ at ]
Levels: All levels
Details: Teaching Japanese at Saturday school in London. 2015 Teaching Japanese for beginner-level BA & certificate students at Birkbeck, University of London. 2015 Private tutor for GCSE preparation. 2013 Tutor for international students at a secondary school in Japan, 2009-2012 PhD candidate in Linguistics, Birkbeck. 2014 - Onwards MA in Applied Linguistics, Newcastle University. 2013


Name: Masako Cumpson
Location: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Durham
Email: jpn.morosawa[ at ]
Levels: Any levels and age, Introduction,Beginners to Advance,JLPT,Buisiness, Culture, Literature & Anime and Holidays.
Details: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language. More than 15 years experience of working in global companies (HP, Nokia) in Japan and U.K as an IT Consultant.


Name: Shailee Lathe
Location: Yarm
Email: nihongo_centre[ at ]
Phone: 07807359390
Levels: N5, N4 Beginner level Japanese
Details: JLPT level N2, one month visit to Kansai Language Centre, Japan on scholarship by Japan Foundation, Work experience as Japanese Interpreter for a multi-national company and experience of teaching Japanese


Name: Fumika Cartlidge
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Email: kobuta89[ at ]
Phone: 07576871317
Levels: Any
Details: BA in Humanity at Kyoto Seika University, PTLLS


Name: Sakie Chiba
Location: Middlesbrough, Redcar
Email: chiba.sakie[ at ]
Levels: All levels
Details: Certificate in the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test, MA in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language.