1 minute Video testimonial from Bash-san

Testimonials from past and current students.

Q1. What did you like about taking my lesson?

I very much enjoyed your teachings. I appreciated that you were able to slow down or speed up depending on my progress. I also liked the fact that you would put in effort to clarify any questions that I had. Overall, very enjoyable. 楽しかった!

Q2. What impact has it had on your Japanese?

My Japanese has progressed to where I now have a fundamental understanding of how 日本語 is structured in terms of sentences and past and present tense verbs. I can now understand simple sentences in TV shows and reading. Again, very enjoyable because of the fact that I can see my progress through my hobbies. -Edward-


“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)-


“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 (Developer)-


“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


“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)-