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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: Rachel Jones
Location: Sheffield
Email: rach.musictuition[ at ]
Levels: Beginner-advanced, JLPT support, business or travel
I have lived in Japan for the last five years: 2 years full-time language school in Tokyo, JLPT N1, followed by working at a Japanese company for 3 years. I have extensive experience with Japanese in all walks of life, and would love to help others learn more about the language and culture of Japan. No two students are alike, so no two lessons are alike. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements!


Name: Amy Davis
Location: Leeds
Email: amydavis2012[ at ]
Levels: Beginner to intermediate learners.

I have achieved JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) Level N2. I spent 3 years living in Japan. 1 year as a NUPACE exchange student at Nagoya University and 2 years as a JET ALT teaching English.   


Name: Megumi Bouillard
Location: Hull and surroundings
Email: megbouillard[ at ]
Levels: beginner to advanced

University of Hull Japanese course tutor. JLPT, GCSE, A-level, Japanese language (kokugo) for Japanese national children (primary to secondary), University diploma, children to adult learners.


Name: Tomomi Nishiguchi
Location: Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Email: japan0276[ at ]
Levels: Beginners to N1 level, GCSE Japanese, A-level Japanese, University level Japanese.
Details: Over 30 years of experience of professional teaching/translating/interpretation of Japanese/English that includes the experience hired by a reputable companies, such as Toyobo ltd., Nichimen Corporation, etc. MA TESOL Applied Linguistics at University of Leicester, BA in English literature and linguistics at Nanzan University, Japan. Professional teaching national qualification in English for secondary schools in Japan. Currently I conduct Skype online-lessons as well as in-person lessons- including essay/writing courses by e-mail. Please get in touch with me if you are interested.


Name: Ms Tomoko Ota
Location: York
Email: tomoko[ at ]
Levels: All levels
Details: Qualification: MA with a distinction in Applied linguistics, PGcert in Teaching Japanese as a foreign language Experience: Many years teaching experience in Tokyo, London and York Taught Japanese at colleges and secondary schools. Worked as a online Japanese textbook author and also worked as a publication manager for Japanese companies in London Class: All levels ( one to one, Semi private and group lesson)


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: Kohei Yamauchi
Location: Sheffield
Email: kouyam82861[ at ]
Levels: Beginner, intermediate
Details: With MA degree in Intercultural Communication and working experience at a Japanese company in the UK, I can offer a wide variety of tutoring on Japanese culture as well as on the language. My lessons are tailor-made in order to effectively address the personal needs of the students. I have previous experiences of teaching beginners and intermediates on areas including colloquialism, survival Japanese, business manners and language, Japanese non-verbal communication and exam preparation. The price is negotiable depending on your level and needs.


Name: Yukiko Roberts
Location: Sheffield, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Doncaster
Email: teachjapanese[ at ]
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Business
Details: Have been teaching Japanese for two years in college.


Name: Yoshimi McLeod
Location: North Derbyshire and Sheffield.
Email:[ at ]
Levels: Beginners and Intermediate
Details: 20 years experience as a teacher of Japanese.


Name: Tomoko Miyairi
Location: North Hull, Yorkshire
Email: tomotomo6242[ at ]
Levels: Beginner to advances, survival Japanese for adult learners or business people
Details: JLPT, Cambridge certificate in Japanese and Japanese studies, GCSE, A level, children. University of Hull Japanese Language tutor, Language Institute, University of Hull:MA in Language Learning, Teaching and TEchnology, University of Hull.


Name: Karen Gascoigne
Location: North : Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Midlands, Online
Email: info[ at ]
Phone: 0114 230 9739
Levels: Beginner to advanced, children and adults. GCSE, A Level & Diploma. Holiday, survival and Business Japanese, Japanese culture. One to one, groups or class sessions, tailored to your needs.
Details: MA in (Advanced) Japanese Studies; 9+ years' teaching experience in senior and primary schools, universities and also privately in the UK and Japan. This includes teaching Japanese to adults, sixth formers and children, plus confidence-building lessons in all aspects of Japanese.