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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: Hitomi Murata
Location: Norwich
Email: muraco.ukdays[at]
Levels: I have experience as a workshop facilitator which will help me plan fun and informative Japanese lessons with all ages from children to adults. I can help with all levels; from beginners interested in learning to GCSE and JLPT.

IELTS Life Skills A1 (2019) for the spouse visa (English)/Completion of Facilitator Programme/Completion of Early Child Education Assistant course, Vancouver, Canada/Japanese National Childminder Licence (2012), Tokyo, Japan


Name: Daiki Hayashi
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Email: daiki.hayashi0[ at ]
Phone: 07751125629
Levels: All levels
Details: I am a native Japanese currently taking MA International Development and Education. I have two years of experience as a English-Japanese bilingual teacher at ECC corporate, a language school in Japan. I also worked for Goole projects for six months as the Japanese language analyst, moderating contents online. I am kneen on new theories of learning. You may ask me for any help or advice on learning Japanese before you decide to take my lesson.


Name: Ayae Kobayashi
Location: Newcastle Area/Whitley Bay
Email: contact.ayaesantos[at]
Levels: All levels. Let's work together to find your starting point! Beginners, intermediate, advanced. GCSE Japanese, A-Level Japanese. business, casual - whatever your goals I can help you!

I have a BA in Educational Studies and worked as a teacher for over a decade. I have been working exclusively with students in the UK for three years and I welcome enquiries from all ages and at all levels of Japanese ability. I want you to succeed in your Japanese goals and will work with you to achieve them. I have many students who are younger and studying for the Japanese GCSE exams, so I also welcome contact from younger students! Currently I'm teaching online, so feel free to contact me from outside the North East as well. Please feel free to make an enquiry today!


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: 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.