◆What do you like about Tomomi’s lessons?
They’re great! The main point I like is that Tomomi always tailors the lesson to areas that are relevant to you and is not simply following a text book which are often boring and targeted to a younger student audience. She puts a lot of preparation into the lessons which are well structured and focus on interesting current events. She also uses real life examples such as pamphlets, topical news articles, signs etc which keeps the lessons interesting.
Managing Director (U.K)
Tomomi clearly goes out of her way to adjust her lessons to be useful to each individual student. It’s clear she doesn’t do what’s easiest for her, but goes out of her way to prepare materials that would be helpful to each person at that particular point in time. Tomomi is also incredibly friendly (and patient) which takes a lot of the pressure off of learning Japanese, and just trying to enjoy the experience of trying to learn more – even when you’re not the greatest student in the world (like me)! I’ve had other teachers in the past who were more formal and tried to structure Japanese lessons based on books or other resources, but the entire experience of working with Tomomi is more like an open opportunity to learn what you think you need to learn most (or what you didn’t even know you needed to learn).
I am very satisfied. I had several teachers in France before coming here, and the problem was that we were learning new things all the time without checking if I remembered the previous ones. In the end I did not master even the basic things. On the contrary Tomomi-san makes sure I have a good knowledge of what we learnt together before moving forward.
Also she is always giving very concrete examples that I use every day. She explains everything in Japanese in a very didactic way.
She’s a great person and a great teacher. Fun to study with but also sufficiently strict to keep you on track!
She is always genki, in a good mood and willing to improve your Japanese level in anyway she can. You can also share your concerns about your difficulties in adjusting to Japanese society because she understand both Western and Japanese culture very well.
Very nice and helpful, with her you will never get bored, we always have fun!