Kazumasa U. - Start Learning Japanese Today! All Levels Welcome!!!

Cal Tech Kazumasa U. Tutors California Institute of Technology Students in Pasadena, CA
$40 / hr
San Diego, CA
20 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I am a Japanese national and have been living in the United States since 2001. I currently live in San Diego, California.
I graduated college in Japan and my major was education. My courses focused on international culture and the classes prepared me to teach the Japanese language and culture to foreigners.
I am currently teaching more than 30 classes a week including classes at a language school and private in-home and online tutoring, So far, through the many years of being a tutor, l have...
Ueno san is very clear about what he wants you to learn, what the particulars of verbs and conjugation are, and addresses important details between written, spoken, and printed language
- Kayle Y. from Mission Viejo, CA
Ueno san is kind and very patient. He is easy to talk with and is great at explaining confusing or difficult concepts. He was able to assess the level of Japanese I had and then began tailoring lessons to me and helped me practice using elements of grammar I found difficult. He's really great!
- Kyle N. from Renton, WA
Ueno san is very understanding, patient, and thorough with his lesson. We covered some basic phrasing for adjectives, how to count up to 99, and reviewed last week's basics
- Kayle Y. from Mission Viejo, CA
Kasumasa covered the basics on lesson 1 - From characters to simple subject verb phrases in a very natural and patient manner. He was very approachable and explained concepts in a way that makes sense to those outside of the Japanese culture.
- Kayle Y. from Mission Viejo, CA
he is so kind! Working with him is very easy. I have learning disabilities so I need a lot of explaining and he has been so understanding and helpful. Going slow whenever i need it or repeating things multiple times if i ask. Really recommend him!
- Samar E. from San Diego, CA
Kazu continues to show his specialties in teaching Japanese. His tactics of rigorous practice and implementation of Japanese culture in his teachings remain unrivaled!
- Michelle B. from San Diego, CA
Mr. Ueno(san) quickly has addressed a lot of my language needs in a few weeks. He established a great system of starting with conversation and then we go over grammar/language structures. He challenges me. He gives me very useful practice so I can speak correctly.
- Elizabeth F. from Silver Spring, MD
Been learning from Kazu- sensei for over 6 months and my Japanese has been improving a lot! My wife is Japanese and I can actually communicate with her family, which is a pretty big deal for me. I cannot thank Kazu-sensei enough for all the patience, caring in pushing me when needed and dedication. Thank you sir!
- Thomas O. from San Diego, CA
He began me at a very easy paced study of hiragana and we progressed into phrases, proper grammar as well as some katakana. He also answered any questions I have. He is an outstanding sensei!!!
- Zoe P. from Vista, CA
We chose Kazu after reviewing his detailed profile and amazing reviews. Our experience with him confirms we made the right choice. Kazu taught my son beginner Japanese. It's his first Japanese lesson. From my observation, Kazu is very experienced and very approachable. My son thinks Kazu is a very nice teacher and taught him a lot in one hour. We look forward to the next lesson with Kazu!
- Amy S. from San Jose, CA
We covered so much and helped me build. stronger structure from what I did know. I really liked his energetic and patient approach to my learning. He took the time to explain things repeating sentences and helping to develop both reading and listening skills while giving me time to practice speaking and working only pronunciation. It was a wonderful first lesson and I hope I can work more with him to really learn the language.
- Leigh W. from Woodbridge, VA
I really like how the classes are structured, the insight into various uses of various forms of the spoken/written language, great and easy to follow explanations just "click" right with me. Thanks Kazumasa-san!
- Andre P. from Berkeley, CA
Kazu is very patient with slow learners like me! I have learned a lot this past 1-1/2 years. He takes time to answer questions. I do as much as I can given my work schedule and busy life.
- Grace U. from Poway, CA
Kazu met me at my level of nihongo and was very patient in teaching me new items and grammar. Also, he is systems-based which I appreciate. I feel I have a path to follow. Arigato gozaimasu!
- David F. from Bethesda, MD
Kazumasa helped my son with National History Day project. He answered the interview questions about Internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. The input was extremely helpful and his knowledge of the topic is great. Kazumasa is very accessible and responds very timely.
- Olga S. from Boca Raton, FL
Kazumasa?? is a very excellent teacher who came prepared and was able to help me learn Japanese at my own pace. I am now able to stay on pace with my college class which helps my grades and my confidence.
- Peter L. from San Diego, CA
As always, each lesson with Kazumasa ?? is challenging, yet fun. I highly recommend him to all people wanting to learn Japanese. ??????
- Josh S. from Waterloo, IL
He thought me Business Japanese. Greetings, lots of verbs. Critical sentence structures both formal and informal.Now I feel confident when I go to japan. I can communicate basically & read in hiragana & katagana.
- Ozge C. from San Diego, CA
Thoroughly went over the basics of multiple topics. Mr. U. was engaging for feedback and attentive for when to move on.
- Miklos B. from Miami Beach, FL
I have been taking lessons from Kazu san for a few months. He is always on time, very accommodating and flexible for lesson booking. I have a specific series of textbooks that I would like to use, and he is very familiar with many textbooks including the ones I prefer. He explains the learning points very clearly, and teaches me a lot of extras beyond the textbook. I have learnt a lot from him, and would highly recommend Kazu san for Japanese learning.
- Jen X. from Jersey City, NJ
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