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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: Kyle McLaughlan
Location: Edinburgh, East Lothian
Email: kylemcl[ at ]
Levels: Can teach Beginner to Intermediate level Japanese and can help with A level exam prep :)
A in A level Japanese - born in Nagasaki and lived in Japan until I was 4 and visit Japan often. Fluent in Japanese thanks to my mother, girlfriend and Japanese School in Scotland.


Name: Kwan Lam
Location: Edinburgh
Email: akaigawa.mikuto[ at ]
Phone: 07771597653
Levels: N5-N3

N2 / Teach Japanese around 6 Years


Name: Annie Jones
Location: Glasgow
Email: anniehjones[ at ]
Levels: Beginner ~ intermediate teaching for all ages, whether you're looking to learn for fun or for exams.
Details: BA Hons in Japanese; several years living in Japan; experience in teaching Japanese to school children and adults


Name: Elly Darrah
Location: Edinburgh; surrounding area (please enquire)
Email: elly[ at ]
Phone: 7955636565
Levels: Beginners to advanced
Details: I started teaching Japanese in 2018, based physically in Edinburgh but supporting students throughout the UK to achieve goals such as preparing for study abroad or travel to Japan, passing the JLPT and improving overall Japanese fluency. I hold N1 of the JLPT, First Class (Honours) with Distinction in Spoken Japanese (University of Edinburgh), and have approximately 2 years' experience working, living and studying in Japan. My approach to teaching is informed by previous experience as an English teacher (1 year in China) and my pre-honours studies of linguistics. I receive consistently excellent feedback from my students, who span ages 13-68, and aim always to provide others with as positive and fulfilling a learning experience as I myself have been lucky to have.


Name: Jess Brown (Nihongo Connection)
Location: City of Edinburgh
Email: nihongoscotland[ at ]
Levels: I teach beginner to intermediate.
Details: Hi! I am Jess and I run Nihongo Connection, an online and in-person intermediate Japanese Conversation Community. I organise and run JLPT and Beginner's Japanese Bootcamp Weekends and teach Beginner's Japanese to groups and 1-1 online and in person. In 2014, I started my intermediate Japanese conversation club in Edinburgh. In 2018, I quit my job at the Japanese Consulate in Edinburgh to build my growing and thriving Japanese language community. We arrange weekly online conversation club calls in Japanese, supporting speakers around the world.


Name: Yoko Okuda
Location: Southside, Glasgow, Online
Email: yokoaoniyoshi[ at ]
Levels: From complete beginner to advanced
Details: I am a qualified (accredited by UCLES) Japanese language teacher with business background. My lessons can be tailored to fit your level, interests, goals etc. I am based in Glasgow but happy to teach online anyone in UK. Learning Japanese is fun. Look forward to hearing from you!


Name: Miss Yuki Sutton
Location: Glasgow
Email: yukisuttontutoring[ 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: Tadashi SAKAI
Location: Fife
Email: privatetutorsakaisensei[ at mark ]
Levels: I will offer only two areas, mainly online - a) up to GCSE for secondary school students b) Classical Japanese for university students. For other areas, please find other teachers.

PGCE (Nottingham), MPhil (Waseda), PGDip (Waseda), BA (Waseda). My speciality is Japanese philology. I am a qualified school teacher for Scotland, Wales and England. I have been teaching GCSE/A-level at public schools/grammar schools since 2002. I also taught adults at Brasshouse Language Centre for several years. Taught Japanese literature and language as a mother tongue for Japanese students for a decade. I have started teaching Classical Japanese to UK university students and enjoy it.


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: 07771192221
Levels: Any

BA in English Language Teaching. Certificate in Japanese Language Instruction. Teaching at colleges, schools and companies for 30 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.