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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: Sofia Fukawa
Location: Manchester
Email: sofiafkw05[ at ]
Levels: I can help with every day conversations and written Japanese, such as practicing hiragana, katakana, and kanji. I have graduated from Japanese elementary, junior high, and high school, so I can provide support with specific subject in Japanese.

I have experience teaching bilingual elementary school students, providing support primarily with their Japanese language skills. This assistance ranged from helping them with their day-to-day schoolwork to addressing specific subjects they found challenging. Additionally, I have worked as a translator, notably for a medical device company where I translated various documents, emails, and files between Japanese and English. Moreover, I translated English leaflets into Japanese for a community supporting individuals affected by homelessness during my time at university. Furthermore, I have over six years of experience practicing calligraphy in Japan, which has improved my proficiency in the different strokes of hiragana, katakana, and kanji.


Name: Gabrielle Sasaki
Location: Trafford (Hale, Altrincham, Timperley)
Email: sasakisensei.tutoring[ at ]
Levels: Primary, Secondary

BA Modern Languages Degree (French with Japanese), Postgraduate Certificate of Education (Modern Languages Specialism), 5+ years teaching experience in Japan.


Name: Lucilla Cheng
Location: Stockport, Trafford, Online
Email: cemenhk[ at ]
Levels: JLPT exam, from elementary to advanced level, business Japanese

MA in Japanese Language Teaching, BA in Japanese Studies, JLPT Level 1. Experience in teaching secondary school students (4 years) and adults (3 years).


Name: Chiharu Ivison
Location: South Manchester/North Cheshire/Trafford
Email: chiharuivison[ at ]
Levels: I am a native speaker offering face to face or online bespoke Japanese tuition from absolute beginners to intermediate level. I am happy to help your journey whether you'd like to study for exams or just for a hobby!

More than 10 years of teaching experience both in secondary schools but also with adult students covering all aspects of grammar, vocabulary, speaking, reading.


Name: Jun Kobayashi
Location: Manchester(Whalley Range)
Email: junbunbun[at]
Levels: All levels, translation training,business Japanese,children very welcome,conversation, children

Qualified Japanese Tutor, professional translator,qualified counsellor


Name: Man Sim, Leung
Location: Bracknell, or online teaching
Email: cadenceleungms[ at ]
Phone: 7599827032
Levels: N3-N5

I am holding JLPT N1, Associate Degree of Applied Japanese in university in Hong Kong, and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) of Asian and International Studies in university in Hong Kong. I have been teaching Japanese about 7 years, including private and class lessons. I teach private and also experience in teaching in Japanese language school in Hong Kong. I am now teaching Japanese online in the UK. Moreover, I completed a Japanese teacher training online course provided by ARC Academy, which is a Japanese education institution in Japan. I am going to join the Japanese teaching internship in this institution in Japan after COVID-19.


Name: Rico Lo
Location: Manchester, Trafford, Stockport
Email:[ at ]
Levels: From beginner level to advance level.

PhD in Japanese Studies. MA in Japanese Language and teaching. Over 10 years Japanese teaching experience in Hong Kong. JLPT level 1.


Name: Yumi Endo
Location: Manchester and Online
Levels: All levels are welcome,from children to adults.I teach everything from beginners to advance level.I can prepare students for exams like GCSE and JLPT.
Details: I'm a Japanese native speaker. I've been teaching Japanese nearly 30 years.I have taught in colleges and language schools in Manchester and Trafford, as well as private lessons.I teach using textbooks and my own materials which I develop to suit your particular needs.


Name: Dr Rosie Fielding
Location: Online, London, Bolton, Manchester
Email: rosie.j.fielding[ at ]
Levels: From absolute beginners to advanced levels including GCSE, A Levels, degree and business Japanese
Details: I have taught in Tokyo, Paris and the UK for over three years, with students of all ages and levels. I have a degree from the University of Manchester and a PhD in theatre from the University of Birmingham, during which time I was a visiting research fellow at Waseda University.


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: Skype, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire
Email: mikoyokochi[ at ]
Phone: 07909105005
Levels: All levels
Details: Details : Taught at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. Experienced in private tutoring over 10 years. I can teach from absolute beginners to PhD students, from N5 to N1 beyond. I am also experienced in teaching people with SEN.


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 ]
Levels: All levels
Details: BA in English Literature. Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language. 20 years+ experience in teaching Japanese to all ages; this includes teaching at Japanese Saturday school, local authority night school and private tutorship. Offering personalised lessons to suit the individual. I can also offer lessons via Skype.


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. JLPT levels 5, 4 and 3 and IB.

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.