A tutor I'd recommend to anyone.
I’ve been taking weekly lessons with Kay for just over 6 months now and highly recommend her. She was very patient when I started as I was a complete beginner and felt she struck a good balance between challenging me to improve but not advancing too quickly so that I struggled to understand. Her teaching style is quite relaxed and informal, which suited me well as I’ve often found tutors can be rather patronising, and I particularly liked the selection of games and exercises she’d designed herself, they made getting to grips with such alien concepts a lot easier. I recommend her fully to anybody like me beginning to learn the language as I’ve found our time together very useful, and though I can’t speak for students who start at a higher level, I’ve no doubt that she’d be equally excellent for them aswell.
I'm not studying with the intention of taking exams, but think I've made a good start towards my goal of eventually achieving semi fluency.
Great tutor. Fun lessons and great value
I've been doing lessons with Kay for several months and would definitely recommend her as a Japanese tutor. Her lessons are fun and varied. She provides work sheets, and sets attainable goals and gives homework each week. I found that these all contributed to my learning and that this made it easier for me to learn. The lessons are well structured and focus on reading/writing, learning words (with the use of picture cards) and dialogue practice. I've found that Kay is very flexible when it comes to booking lessons and the lessons sometimes go over and do not feel rushed. The lesson price is much lower than competing tutors as well. If you are looking for Japanese lessons I would definitely recommend Kay.
I can read and write Hiragana and Katakana and have learnt introductory dialogue as well as many different words.
I think we were extremely lucky to find Kay. - such a gifted and exceptionally well qualified teacher. Her teaching style, which mixes inspiration with discipline, is extremely helpful to me and she always challenging me to improve which is invaluable . Kay always puts her heart in to her teaching.
To become fluent in Japanese.