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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: Luke Blackburn
Location: Leamington Spa
Email: lukeblackburn1 [at]
Levels: Beginner level Japanese
Details: JLPT 3 - 3 years experience teaching English in Japan. MA in Japanese Studies.


Name: Takako Parsons
Location: Shrewsbury
Email: shrewsburynihongo[ at ]
Levels: All levels. For qualification (JPLT N5-N1, GCSE, A-levels), business, traveling to Japan and just for jun!
Details: Over 20 years of experience in and around Shrewsbury schools and private tuition at home. Completed the 420-hour course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language at Human Academy in Tokyo. Certified, having passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test.


Name: Masahito Kawamura
Location: Hereford
Email: kawamurajp[ at ]
Phone: +16503368570
Levels: entry level
Details: Volunteer level of teaching Japanese. upper intermediate level of English.


Name: Tadashi Sakai
Location: Shropshire, West Birmingham
Email: privatetutorsakaisensei[ at ]
Levels: Beginner to native level. GCSE and A level (AS & A2). Modern & classical Japanese.
Details: PGCE (MFL), BA (Japanese literature and language), MPhil (Japanese linguistics). A Japanese teacher at a grammar school from 2002 to now. Also a language tutor at Brasshouse Language Centre since 2014. Taught Japanese literature and language as a mother tongue to Japanese students for a decade. Was a lecturer of Japanese linguistics at an institute.


Name: deepa
Location: Coventry
Email: deepa.indu[ at ]
Levels: can teach beginners. particularly i can teach indians who are just starting japanese.
Details: JLPT N4 Qualified,


Name: Chelsea Ewing
Location: Nuneaton, and surrounding towns
Email: c.ewing2015[ at ]
Levels: Beginner - Intermediate. All ages.
Details: Passed JLPT N2. Taught A level Japanese at a Walsall high school part-time (maternity cover position). Lived and worked in Japan for a total of 10 years (worked as EFL teacher and interpreter - Japanese-Spanish). Experience teaching private Japanese classes: 2 years in Peru, 0.5 years in the UK. Hons BA of Arts from the University of Toronto. Experience of teaching all ages (EFL, Spanish and Japanese).


Name: Aya Kobayashi
Location: West Midlands
Email: aya.kobayashi0[ at ]
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, GCSE
Details: Japanese language teaching as sub-major, currenly teaching GCSE students as an teacher assistant


Name: Izumi Segawa
Location: Warwickshire & West Midlands
Email: learnjapanese23[ at ]
Levels: All levels
Details: Native Japanese Speaker, fluent in English.


Name: Dawn Soutar
Location: West Midlands, Birmingham area
Email: soutardawn[ at ]
Levels: Beginners, GCSE, A Level
Details: Japanese Hons BA from SOAS, University of London 2009 PGCE in PCET - Languages and English to Speakers of Other Languages, Birmingham City University 2012 Language Tutor in Japanese and ESOL with Brasshouse Language Centre and Birmingham City Council from 2010 to Current Year


Name: Alan Carey
Location: Coventry
Email:[ at ]
Levels: Beginner - Intermediate
Details: JLPT Level 1, JTEST Rating: Advanced, 6 years' experience of working in Japan as a language teacher (English, all levels and age groups, private, company and schools) and translator.


Name: Yukiko Marks
Location: Midlands Warwickshire, West Midlands (Coventry and Birmingham), Leicester, Northamptonshire
Email: yukimidoll2611[ at ]
Phone: 01788 550253
Levels: Beginners and Intermediate
Details: I have been teaching adults and secondary students (for GCSE Japanese) privately for several years. I also having experience of running the Japanese course at the adult learning centre in Rugby and functioning as a GCSE speaking exam examiner.


Name: Karen Manley
Location: Midlands Staffordshire, North Birmingham, North Warwickshire
Email: beautifulcuticles[ at ]
Phone: 07545 246338
Levels: Beginner & Intermediate
Details: JLPT Level 3, BA (hons) Japanese Studies, 2 years living in Japan (1 year teaching in Japanese elementary and junior high schools). Currently teaching a Japanese Entry Level Adult Evening Class at a local college.


Name: Mitsue Arai
Location: Midlands Birmingham area
Email: mtsarai[ at ]
Levels: All levels, GCSE, AS/A2
Details: Have taught at the Brasshouse Language Centre and Secondary Schools since 2003. PT Lecturer at Uni of Wolverhampton and Uni of Warwick. Qualifications: UK QTS; Teaching Japanese Language certified by the Tokyo YMCA Language School.