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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: Erina Yamamoto
Location: Online only
Email: erina[ at ]
Phone: 7579785068
Levels: From 0 knowledge, Beginner, Conversation, JLPT N4, JLPT N5

I've been teaching Japanese for 6 years to beginners and lower intermediate students (JLPT N5 to N4). I regularly tutor both teen and adult learners via online Skype lessons. I mainly use a text book called Genki in my lessons, which covers reading, writing, speaking and listening. All of my lessons are planned around the individual learner in order to give them the best start on their Japanese journey. Some learners retain information best through a conversational approach, mixed with learning the grammar basics. For others, it may be more fun and beneficial to learn some textbook Japanese with a side of examples from Japanese movies, anime and songs you like! I have experience teaching all kinds students and conditions such as dyslexia or autism are no barrier to learning Japanese! 


The first lesson is 50% off, do not hesitate to contact me.


If you would like to find out more, 

Please check my website


In this website, there is a study tips page that will tell you an all in one guide for those with no knowledge of Japanese looking to get to an elementary understanding of the language and beyond! 



Name: Carmen Chu
Location: Bristol
Email: Carmensenseimail[ at ]
Phone: 7354647856
Levels: I can teach beginners from N5-N3 level students.

I have 20+ years online and offline teaching experience which enable me to understand a variety of ways to enhance students’ ability and confidence.  With completion of a 6 months teaching course by Japan Foundation in Hong Kong, I have the skill to help students learning online effectively and enjoy every lesson they take. 



Name: Jessica Peet
Location: I tutor exclusively online, using original online textbooks and multimedia materials, so I can offer lessons to students anywhere in the world.
Email: jessica.peet[ at ]
Levels: I tutor all levels from beginner to university standard Japanese. I specialise in beginners' and GCSE level Japanese, for which I have written original textbooks to support my students.

JLPT Level 1, BA / MACantab Japanese First-class (University of Cambridge), LRAM Teaching Qualification (Royal Academy of Music), 10 years' experience as a private tutor.


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: 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: Mitsuo Shima
Location: Somerset
Email: mitsuoshima[ at ]
Phone: 447766972231
Levels: All levels.

I am a fully trained Japanese Language teacher, with many years of experience in both the teaching of IB, IB Self-Taught ,GCSE and A-level Japanese Language to native speakers and non-native speakers as well as the training of teachers in language teaching. I have over 35 years’ experience of this work.


Name: Hirona Holmes
Location: Cornwall Truro, Redruth, Online
Email: holmeshina[ at ]
Levels: From a complete beginner to andvanced level.
Details: Hi I'm Hirona. I have a teaching experience more than a year from beginner to advanced level. Mainly focus on conversation but also we can incorporate some materials.


Name: Hiro Oka
Location: Bath
Email: sunnyday915[ at ]
Levels: All levels including JLPT, Business, Conversation
Details: Native Japanese Speaker with Bachelor of Japanese Education as a Foreign Language, Hiroshima University. Passed the Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test. High School Specialized Teacher’s Certificate (Japanese). Teaching experience at college in Japan.


Name: Mrs Misako Guinn
Location: Bath
Email: misakoguinn[ at ]
Phone: 7552352356
Levels: I can teach children to adults, including teaching those with special educational needs such as autism or learning difficulties. From daily conversation to business Japanese
Details: Elementary school and Special Needs school teacher license.


Name: Arriana
Location: Bath / Corsham / Chippenham / Melksham
Email: arrianacorr[ at ]
Levels: Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Beginner-Intermediate, Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate, GCSE, A-Level, JLPT N5, JLPT N4
Details: Qualifications: Japanese GCSE Grade A, JLPT N4 Grade A Experience: 8 years of studying Japanese language and culture and 2 years of teaching experience. Over the last two years, I have privately tutored a number of University, secondary and primary school students in Japanese language and culture, a number of whom have successfully progressed to passing Japanese Language Proficiency exams, traveling to Japan and making Japanese friends. I teach via Skype online as well as in person for students who live in my local area. I have huge interests in Japanese pop culture: including anime, manga, J-Pop and J-Rock and make many of my own resources, including games and activities that incorporate these to help students who also share these interests.


Name: Alastair
Location: Cheltenham, GL52
Email: alisensei2013[ at ]
Levels: Beginner to Intermediate, GCSE, AS, A2, JLPT
Details: 7 years teaching foreign languages, 3 years Japanese up to A2. All students receiving A*. Also taught business Japanese. Have taught at a local language school, and a private school. Lessons fun, flexible and interactive to meet your goals.


Name: Kei Forsythe
Location: Bristol
Email: kramone46[ at ]
Levels: All
Details: Completion of Teaching Course in Japanese Language Education in Fukuoka Jo-Gakuin University, Tutoring in Bristol area since 2003


Name: EunMi Pearson
Location: Oxfordshire, Berkshire
Email: eunmipearson[ at ]
Phone: 07515410429
Levels: All levels/age groups, Business, Exams:GCSE, A-Level, JLPT
Details: Ph.D and MA for Japanese Language&Literature in Niigata University. 15 years of teaching experience at Universities and language schools in Japan and the U.K. including Tokyo International University, Obirin University, Oxford Brooks University and secondary school for GCSE. Instructor of Japanese course for JLPT under the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Instructor of Business Japanese under Japanese Experts Language Training Service. My approach to tutoring is decided by and tailored to the needs of the individuals. In this way, I can offer a dynamic, lively, enjoyable but most importantly effective tutoring method which will get success.


Name: Margaret Fryzlewicz
Location: Plymouth (30 miles)
Email: japcoeducation[ at ]
Levels: All levels including JLPT, A-level, GCSE, KS3
Details: MA in Japanese Studies, Qualified Teacher Status, translator; have been teaching in private, grammar and state high schools in the UK


Name: Yuko Hasegawa
Location: Bristol
Email: yuko_h_arango[ at ]
Levels: All levels / from children to adults
Details: MEd. in TEFL at University of Bristol. Teaching Japanese at Bristol University since 1998 (undergraduate, post-graduate and adults). Taught Japanese at primary and secondary schools for several years.


Name: Rihae Yuh
Location: Bristol
Email: rie_asylum2005[ at ]
Levels: All levels including JLPT All levels, GCSE and ALevel
Details: Certificate in Education. Taught epmloyees for Panasonic, Roland and Boots, undergraduate students and adults at University of Bristol, and currently teaching at Badminton School.


Name: Yukari Maller
Location: Cheltenham
Email: yukari[ at ]
Levels: Beginner to advanced, JLPT.
Details: Completed the EII Japanese Language Teacher training course. I have seven years experience teaching Japanese to children and adults from beginner to advanced level, including JLPT courses. I enjoy preparing custom teaching material to meet the exact requirements of my students.


Name: Makiko Tsuruta Caul
Location: South West: Totnes, Torquay, Newton Abbot
Email: makikocaul[ at ]
Phone: 01364 642164
Levels: All Levels, including GCSE and AS level
Details: BA English and American Literature. Qualified Japanese teacher. 15 years experience teaching Japanese in the UK. Have been teaching at Torquay Boys\' Grammar School since 1997. Also adult education, private lessons for all levels and ages.


Name: Megumi De Fanis
Location: Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire
Email: megumi.defanis[ at ]
Levels: Any level, both classes and one-to-one tutoring
Details: Japanese Language Teaching Competency test in 2000. Teaching in Japan and UK since 1998.


Name: Mieko Zuckerman
Location: South West : Bath
Email: miekoz[ at ]
Levels: All
Details: Qualified as a teacher of Japanese language. 10 years teaching experience in Japan and 11 years experience in UK. Teaching at the University of Bath, Bath Spa University, the University of Bristol and other places.


Name: Miho Sasaki
Location: South West : North Dorset, parts Somerset and Wilts
Email: msk602[ at ]
Levels: All levels - lessons can be tailor-made
Details: Degree in British and American Studies (Distinction). Degree in Welsh Studies (First Class). Relevant subjects included: second language teaching (English, Japanese and Welsh), translation and simultaneous interpretation. Specialised subjects are linguistics, especially phonology and phonetics, with which I can assist my pupils to acquire efficient communicative skills in their target language.Trained and qualified to teach English at junior and senior high schools in Japan. Over the last 5 years I have given Japanese tuition to various age groups ranging from primary school to those at higher education in the UK.


Name: Yukiko Ishida
Location: South West : Christchurch, Bournemouth, Southampton
Email: genki181[ at ]
Levels: Beginners, GCSE, Business
Details: Last 10 years on and off. University of Southampton New College for 1 year. Dorset Adult Learning for 3 years.


Name: James Ford
Location: South West Bristol
Email: james_ford777[ at ]
Phone: 07538 380462
Levels: Intermediate
Details: Spent around 18 months in Japan


Name: Megumi Booker
Location: South West Bristol
Email: uk.nihongo[ at ]
Phone: 01179114932
Levels: All (especially complete beginner- intermediate)
Details: MA - Nagoya University. BA - Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. Japanese Teaching Certificate from EII Japanese Language Centre, Nagoya. Teaching internship at Educational Information College Ltd., London. Private tutor since 2006. Part-time lecturer at University of the West of England since 2007.


Name: Iku Nishikawa
Location: South: Oxford
Email: iku.nishikawa.jap[ at ]
Phone: 07906 236547
Levels: GCSE, A' level, Conversation, Business
Details: BA Japanese language tuition. 10 years experience in Oxford for international colleges and private schools up to A level. Beginner to Business Japanese private lessons. On-line lessons with Skype.