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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: Isabelle Robotham
Location: Shropshire
Email: issyrobotham[ at ]
Levels: A1 (Beginner level), conversational, GCSE, N5

I have lived in Japan, where I worked as a Foreign Language Teacher for three years. Whilst in Japan, I studied Japanese to N3 level. Being based in a Japanese primary school, I learnt how to read and write kanji, hiragana, and katakana, using the methods that a native speaker would. I can tutor beginner's(A1), conversational, GCSE and N5 level. I can teach online or at my home, and can either be one-on-one or as part of a small group. I will provide lesson materials and you don't need any prior Japanese language knowledge for my classes.


Name: Ayaha Lees
Location: Dudley, Wolverhampton,
Email: Leesayaha[ at ]
Phone: 7853965230
Levels: Beginner and intermediate

I'm a native Japanese speaker from Osaka. I have been teaching Japanese for over 4 years now. Most of my students started from beginner level and now they can have conversations all in Japanese. Some of them have already been to Japan, passed their JLPT test and begun working for Japanese companies. I usually use genki textbook and change how to teach depending on your needs and levels. All of my students really enjoy my lessons and you can learn a lot. I will look forward to seeing you!


Name: Junko Mori
Location: Birmingham
Email: junks00m[ at ]
Phone: 7841994271
Levels: All levels

I have PGCE teaching certificate and have taught Japanese over 5 years, and have taught either face to face or online.


Name: Michiyo Kato
Location: Warwickshire and Online
Email: michiyokato[ at ]
Levels: All levels, GCSE, AS/A2
Details: I have Japanese and UK QTSs. I taught in a grammar school as a head of department from 2002 to 2010 and have taught in several private and state schools in Warwickshire for 8 years. I also have 18 years' experience of teaching privately since 2002 in until present.


Name: Mami Masutani
Location: Birmingham
Email: mami_lpl[ at ]
Levels: Beginner with enjoying first(^_^) Conversation mainly for usual situation, customise preferred.Let's enjoy!
Details: Experienced teaching Japanese language to age 6〜50's


Name: Hiromasa Araki
Location: Warwickshire, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Gaydon
Email: hiromasaaraki[ at ]
Phone: 07575803803
Levels: Primary
Details: Unique role-play learning uses experience in film industry. Tutoring at Warwickshire college.


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: Mr Matthew Lees
Location: Dudley/Wolverhampton/Stourbridge
Email: mjlees01[ at ]
Levels: I can tutor beginner up to intermediate

I have a teaching degree and have spent almost 4 years teaching in Japan.


Name: Ms Alice Winter
Location: Online and Worcestershire area.
Email: awintertutor[ at ]
Levels: Beginner, Survival and GCSE Japanese.
Details: I am an Education Studies graduate and an experienced ESL and Japanese language tutor based in Worcestershire, UK. After my graduation, I spent a year living and teaching in Japan.


Name: Mrs Satomi Beattie
Location: Birmingham (I also conduct online lessons)
Email: satomikjt [at]
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, GCSE, JLPT N5-N2
Details: Native Japanese from Tokyo living in the UK since 1992. A holder of the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language. Have been teaching Japanese since 1995 but more intensely since 2015. My students include teenagers, young adults and professionals. Some are studying for GCSE/JLPT, some hope to be interpreter, some have Japanese connections, some hope to work in Japan in the future, some are preparing for a Japanese trip. I am very happy to design the lessons according to the learners' needs including the cultural aspects.


Name: Luke Blackburn
Location: Leamington Spa
Email: lukeblackburn1 [at]
Levels: Beginner level Japanese
Details: JLPT 3 - 3 years experience teaching English in Japan. MA in Japanese Studies.


Name: Masahito Kawamura
Location: Hereford
Email: kawamurajp[ at ]
Phone: +16503368570
Levels: entry level
Details: Volunteer level of teaching Japanese. upper intermediate level of English.


Name: deepa
Location: Coventry
Email: deepa.indu[ at ]
Levels: can teach beginners. particularly i can teach indians who are just starting japanese.
Details: JLPT N4 Qualified,


Name: Aya Kobayashi
Location: West Midlands
Email: aya.kobayashi0[ at ]
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, GCSE
Details: Japanese language teaching as sub-major, currenly teaching GCSE students as an teacher assistant


Name: Izumi Segawa
Location: Warwickshire & West Midlands
Email: learnjapanese23[ at ]
Levels: All levels
Details: Native Japanese Speaker, fluent in English.


Name: Dawn Soutar
Location: West Midlands, Birmingham area
Email: soutardawn[ at ]
Levels: Beginners, GCSE, A Level
Details: Japanese Hons BA from SOAS, University of London 2009 PGCE in PCET - Languages and English to Speakers of Other Languages, Birmingham City University 2012 Language Tutor in Japanese and ESOL with Brasshouse Language Centre and Birmingham City Council from 2010 to Current Year


Name: Alan Carey
Location: Coventry
Email:[ at ]
Levels: Beginner - Intermediate
Details: JLPT Level 1, JTEST Rating: Advanced, 6 years\' experience of working in Japan as a language teacher (English, all levels and age groups, private, company and schools) and translator.


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.


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.


Name: Mitsue Arai
Location: Midlands Birmingham area
Email: mtsarai[ at ]
Levels: All levels, GCSE, AS/A2
Details: Have taught at the Brasshouse Language Centre and Secondary Schools since 2003. PT Lecturer at Uni of Wolverhampton and Uni of Warwick. Qualifications: UK QTS; Teaching Japanese Language certified by the Tokyo YMCA Language School.