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Private Tutors

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.

By default, tutors are listed according to the date they registered, with the newest tutors at the top.

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Name: Belinda Jane Brown
Location: Greater Manchester
Email: brownbj70[ at ]
Phone: 07413 384525
Levels: Beginner/ Intermediate level Japanese
Details: MSc; BSc.Econ(Hons); PGCE in teaching Modern Foreign Languages, including Japanese. I have over 20 years of teaching experience to children of all ages, as well as to adults, in the UK and overseas. I am also an examiner for two well-known exam boards and can therefore help my students maximize their potential using targeted revision and exam techniques. I am currently quite flexible with my time and can offer one-to-one, semi-private and small-group lessons.


Name: August Aldred
Location: Greater Manchester
Email: jpentutor[ at ]
Levels: Beginner, intermediate, GCSE, A Level, JLPT N5-N2
Details: I have completed a BA in Japanese Studies, which involved living in Japan for one year. I have about five years experience of teaching one-on-one English and I am training to become a language teacher. I recently began teaching Japanese one-on-one.


Name: Yuko Howes
Location: South Manchester, Cheshire East
Email: yukohowes[ at ]
Levels: From complete beginner to advanced. My student passed JLPT N1.
Details: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language. Taught a class at Sony Entertainment Europe in Liverpool. More than 6 years of experience as private tutor. Experience in various types of translation. Native Japanese speaker. Website:


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: Miko Yokochi
Location: Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Email: mikoyokochi[ at ]
Phone: 07909105005
Levels: All levels
Details: BA, MA ( University of Manchester ) / Experienced at Manchester Business School, also privately for professionals and their families.


Name: Yuri Davies
Location: Liverpool, Wirral
Email: japaneseinyourpocket[ at ]
Levels: All level
Details: Experienced & qualified tutor/ Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language / NAATI (National Accreditation in Australia) - professional translator (level 3) , paraprofessional interpreter (level 2).


Name: Toshimi Mees
Location: Wigan
Email: jumees_3916[ at ]
Phone: 01942-204474
Levels: Beginners to Advanced
Details: Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language. 10years experience in teaching in Japan, Malaysia and the UK.


Name: Yumiko Peers
Location: Wigan and the surrounding areas
Email: y_peers[ at ]
Phone: 01744 895740
Levels: All levels
Details: BA in English Literature. Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language. Currently teaching at Japanese Saturday school and at a Local Authority night school. 20 years experience in teaching Japanese to all ages (primary school to adult) and introducing Japanese culture to schools in the region.


Name: Akemi Jimura
Location: Liverpool
Email: akemijimura[ at ]
Levels: All levels
Details: Currently teaching privately.


Name: Kazu Watanabe
Location: Lancashire
Email: kazuwatanabe[ at ]
Levels: All
Details: 4 years of experience as a part-time tutor at University of Central Lancashire / 9 years of experience as a private tutor / * I also teach via Skype


Name: Mariko Pumbien
Location: North Lancashire
Email: marikopumbien[ at ]
Phone: 01772 729659
Levels: All levels
Details: 7303 Teacher's Certificate (Level 1) 20 year's experience.


Name: Angela Davies
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Email: anshin1607[ at ]
Phone: 07711 575911
Levels: From Beginner level to - GCSE, Advanced and University level. Tailored courses in business Japanese
Details: BA Hons in Japanese (Sheffield University).


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.