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Testimonials from past and current students.

“I had 6-7 lessons with Ayana in advance of a holiday I had planned to Japan. I had never been to Japan before and had no previous experience with the language. My aim was to learn some basic conversational Japanese to make my trip more enjoyable, and Ayana tailored her lessons to suit my requirements perfectly. I found Ayana to be a great teacher and the Japanese that I learnt contributed to a thoroughly enjoyable time in Japan.” -Shane (Development Manager, Arcus Property Limited)-

“I am very happy with Ayana sensei’s teaching approach. It is invaluable to have a teacher who can explain the concepts of the language in English and provide feedback on specific questions. Overall I believe I have made much more progress taking tutoring than from group classes.”  -Sean (Top University Student)-

<How his Japanese level changed after taking Ayana’s lesson>
From Beginner to Upper Intermediate level. He can understand the general content of discussions and debates on themes he is concerned about. (more than 2 years studying)

“Ayana is an excellent teacher, she is extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and she really takes the time to make sure you understand the grammar. I like that she does not teach from a standardised curriculum but rather caters her lessons towards the individual needs/ requests of her students. Since she is a native speaker I feel that she is able to teach the language from a more practical perspective. I look forward to continuing lessons with her and improving my Japanese.” -Martin (Software Developer)-

<How his Japanese level changed after taking Ayana’s lesson>
From Beginner to Pre-Intermediate level. He can understand the general content when he engage in small talk and free conversations with people around him. (8 month’s studying)

“We first contacted Ayana for Japanese tutoring for our 15 year old son, in the spring of 2014. He was doing the Cambridge International Japanese IGCSE at one of the top schools in Auckland but was struggling and only achieved a grade of 58% in his Term 1 Japanese exam….Read more” -From the happy parents

<How his Japanese level changed after taking Ayana’s lesson>Intermediate to Advanced. He became the Top Student in Japanese class and received an award for the performance. (3 years)

“As a working professional who is studying Japanese for a hobby, Aya has been extremely accommodating to my study needs. Our sessions are geared toward my personal interests which involves learning both casual, spoken Japanese, as well as polite, structured Japanese. The learning materials we use are also tailored to my everyday interaction with Japanese people. For example, my email correspondence are sometimes used as teaching material to improve my reading and writing skills. One of the strongest reason for my recommendation is Aya’s command of English which has been exceptionally helpful when explaining nuances or teasing out idiosyncrasies between English and Japanese. I couldn’t be happier with Aya’s service. ” -Billy Wu (Clinical Data Manager, Master of Public Health)

He focused on learning grammar and sending emails in Japanese. He travelled to Japan and enjoyed talking some basics with Japanese people.

“Ayana is a genuine person. She is passionate about teaching the Japanese language, and she has helped me considerably with errors that I had made with writing Kanji. I recommend her wholeheartedly”. – Tim Clarkson (AUT Student)

<How his Japanese level changed after taking Ayana’s lesson>From beginner to pre-intermediate. He focused on Kanji and mastered 20 Kanji for only 2 months.


“I wanted to let you know that I’ve been enjoying the Japanese tuition for the last 7 months (since Oct 2015). My Japanese has gone from strength to strength and my enjoyment of the subject increases all the time, due to your flexibility and dedication. I’m grateful for your support and will continue studies with you” –James –