"There is simply no way to describe the benefit of a Native Speaking language tutor - particularly with a difficult language like Japanese. As an ex-reporter for NHK in Japan, Junko has excellent Japanese, and knows how to communicate concepts and ideas with very little misunderstanding. Her encyclopaedic knowledge of Kanji and their meaning, as well as beautiful calligraphic writing, have led me to writings skills equal to my school's Japanese teacher. Junko is patient and understanding of the difficulties involved in learning a language, and for many years now has gracefully put up with my sudden changes of schedule and forgetfulness of my commitments, without once ever missing a lesson or not notifying me of her absence without at least a week's notice. Junko is one of the best teachers I have ever had the pleasure to be a student of, and with her help alone I have moved from the bottom of my Japanese class to the top."