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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: Takae Gale
Location: Online teaching all over the UK
Email: takaegale[ at ]
Phone: 07306106813
Levels: Bigineer to Japanese GCSE

Im teaching Japanese GCSE for the secondary students.


Name: Harada-Parr Yuka
Location: East of England;East Midlands;London;North East England;North West England;South East England;South West England;West Midlands;Yorkshire & The Humber;Scotland;N. Ireland;Wales. For in-person teaching will be limited in East midlands and London
Email: info[ at ]
Phone: 7305839362
Levels: From beginner, GCSE, A-level and JLPTN1~N5

Over 15 years experience teaching Japanese language and culture in the UK across all settings. Yuka has taught Japanese to primary school age groups to adult learners, across the private and public education sector. Yuka believes in Learner-centred teaching focusing on inclusive and diverse lesson plans to accommodate for all. Graduated with an MA in Translation Studies from SOAS, achieving the highest standard in both translation and interpreting. 


Name: Rie Stanbrook
Location: Southampton, online tutoring
Email: ries.japan[ at ]
Levels: Konnichiwa! I offer Japanese tuition for all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced students. Whether you're looking to learn Japanese to go on holiday, for business, to take Japanese language exams or simply read Japanese manga I can help.

I have more than 10 years of teaching experience and lessons covering grammar, vocabulary, speaking, reading and writing. I have taken a number of students through GCSE (100% pass rate). All lessons via Skype.


Name: Lauren Marie
Location: Birmingham
Email: ggmarie12[ at ]
Phone: 07954207923
Levels: Advanced
Details: I have an undergraduate degree in Japanese and linguistics, a masters in professional voice and have lived in tokyo for a year. I currently teach private 121 Japanese lessons via zoom and have done so for the past year. My speciality is pronunciation since I have in depth knowledge of phonetics, VPM (voice, place, manner) and of the evolution and etymology of the Japanese language. I teach with these factors in mind and often with cultural tidbits to explain certain linguistic aspects. Since I have gone through a degree in Japanese language I have learned the harder way and thus simplified grammar structures to be digestible and understandable to anyone wishing to learn


Name: Mitsuyo Gregory
Location: Around Leicester (South), Coventry, Northampton
Email: mitsuyom324[ at ]
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Business
Details: Specialised in second language acquisition, acquired teaching qualification (English) up to Japanese high school students as part of my degree. Several Japanese teaching experiences in company environment as well as being a private tutor in the UK. (business people.) Having work experience in Japan in one of the major insurance companies being customer facing and also being a bilingual PA with interpreter and translator role, I have a good knowledge and understanding of business Japanese.


Name: Ms Mayumi Fujita
Location: Derbyshire - Derby, Burton on Trent and locales
Email: mai[ at ]
Levels: Absolute beginner, beginner, low intermediate.
Details: I have five years experience teaching beginners and intermediate Japanese face to face or on Skype. I offer personalised lessons to suit your needs, and am flexible when scheduling lessons to suit your circumstances. I have excellent English and can explain things in English or Japanese to help you understand. I can teach countrywide if on Skype, and face to face locally.


Name: Ms. Mio Kobayashi
Location: Nottingham
Email: woolfwaves [at]
Levels: From beginner's level to the native speaking level
Details: I have three years of experience as a private tutor (both teaching Japanese and English), and as a classroom teacher at high school (teaching English). I acquired a teaching license (High school level English) from the Japanese government in 2016. I also have IELTS 8.0.


Name: Mariko Miki
Location: Bedford and the surrounding area
Email: mariko.miki[ at ]
Levels: From beginner to advanced. From children to adults. Business Japanese lessons, with experience in the fields of automotive manufacturing, security/defence, etc.
Details: Hi, my name is Mariko. I am a certified Japanese language teacher and passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test in 2005. I am always pleased to meet people who are interested in the Japanese language. I will ensure that your lessons are tailored to your needs, whether you are a beginner or an advanced student of Japanese, and I can also introduce you to Japanese culture and customs.


Name: Jane Lowe
Location: Nottingham and surrounding areas
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 I currently work as a Teaching Associate in Japanese at the University of Nottingham.


Name: Naoko Yamashita
Location: Nottingham
Email: origami.lessons.japan[ at ]
Levels: Written Japanese: - Hiragana,Katakana,Kanji Spoken Japanese: - Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced
Details: While I don't have university degree in English I have completed a B1+ course in English school. Also I am native Japanese speaker; whilst I was living in Ireland I was teaching Japanese to local people.


Name: Josh Millhouse
Location: Nottingham
Email: joshua_millhouse[ at ]
Levels: From Beginner to GCSE Level
Details: I am a fully qualified Japanese tutor in Nottinghamshire, whom has been tutoring for several years. I have helped many students whom wanted to learn Japanese as a hobby, for business, for a trip to Japan or towards a qualification. I am familiar with the GCSE, A-level and JLPT certificate and would be more than happy to help in preparation for an exam. I create all of my own material and tailor lessons towards the students needs. Discount available for block bookings.


Name: Kaori Stansall
Location: East Midlands: Leicester
Email: kaoriton[ at ]
Levels: Beginners, Intermediate
Details: Postgraduate Certificate in Japanese Teacher Training


Name: Junko Tamaki
Location: Midlands Loughborough, Leicester, Nottingham
Email: junko_tamaki[ at ]
Levels: All levels
Details: MA in Japanese Language Education, Obirin University, 2007- Tutor at University of Leicester, 2010-12 Tutor at University of Nottingham, Visit my website>>


Name: Satoko Parsons
Location: Nottingham, East Midlands
Email: satoko_parsons[ at ]
Phone: 07902 252792
Levels: All levels
Details: Postgraduate Certificate in Japanese Teacher Training. I also offer a skype lesson as well as lesson in person.


Name: Yukiko Marks
Location: Warwickshire, West Midlands and Leicestershire.
Email: yukimidoll2611[ at ]
Phone: 01788 550253
Levels: Beginners and Intermediate

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.