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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: Miss Yuki Sutton
Location: Glasgow
Email: yukisutton[ at ]
Phone: 07577034433
Levels: Beginner to intermediate
Details: Born to a Japanese mother, raised in Japan. Spent 6 years in Japanese schools and the rest in international schools. Experience working as a teaching assistant to Japanese children learning English.


Name: Angela Marshall
Location: West Coast of Scotland
Email: marshall.angela1[ at ]
Phone: 1369707062
Levels: Spoken Japanese - Beginner to Advanced. Ideal for introduction to the Japanese spoken language, high school tuition and commercial communications.
Details: Taught English in Japan for 15 years to private individuals and commercial organisations - including banks. Fluent in spoken Japanese.


Name: Satoko Kataoka
Location: London and Glasgow
Email: inihongo[ at ]
Phone: 7986935425
Levels: From complete beginner to Advanced
Details: UCLE (University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate) April 1996-March 1997 Diploma in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (450 hours) Institute of International Education in London, Regent’s College. Principal of i Japanese Language School (a private school in Oita, Japan) More than 200 students with levels varying from beginner to advanced, many of whom successfully obtained a JLPT qualification September 1999-March 2016 Teaching Japanese language to foreign students at Beppu University, Japan. April 2006-March 2016 Teaching Japanese language to foreign students at APU (Asia Pacific University), Beppu, Japan October 2013-July 2015 Teaching Japanese language to postgraduate students (beginner course) at APU April 2015-July 2015


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: Reiko Goto Collins
Location: Glasgow
Email: goto.reiko1801[ at ]
Levels: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Japanese Language as a Foreign Language. PhD in Art and Environment, MFA and BFA. 28 years in Japan, 18 years in USA and 8 years in UK.
Details: Beginner to advanced, arts and humanities prefered


Name: Naoko Ueda
Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow
Email: zipangu_nihongo[ at ]
Levels: Beginner to advanced
Details: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, BA in English Literature and Japanese Literature


Name: Trevor Lord
Location: Scottish Borders / Edinburgh
Email: lordtrev[ at ], t.lord[ at ]
Phone: 07792815122
Levels: From complete beginner to GCSE level. JLPT N5 - 3.
Details: 17 years in Japan. MA in advanced Japanese Studies, University of Sheffield.


Name: Rie Ogura
Location: Scotland
Email: rieogura2000[ at ]
Phone: 07796 126806
Levels: Any
Details: BA in English Language Teaching. Certificate in Japanese Language Instruction. Teaching at colleges, schools and companies for 20 years. Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (Local Government).


Name: Rumi McIntyre
Location: Scotland Edinburgh
Email: rumi_mcintyre[ at ]
Levels: Any level
Details: Certificate in teaching Japanese as a second language. Have taught at a primary school in Australia. Currently teaching privately.