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Ms Marina Hirose

 Canberra - Dickson

Experienced Native Japanese Tutor

Canberra tutor in Japanese

(17 student reviews)

Hi, my name is Marina, who is from Japan. I have been a teacher for over five years in various roles. I moved to Australia in 2016 and since then I have been tutoring Japanese at a university in Canberra, teaching in classrooms (to undergrad students and workers) and privately as well. I am passionate about helping people with language because I myself have studied many. At university, my major was Spanish language and I minored in English and Italian so I understand the process, frustration, and rewards of learning a new language.

I am available to tutor all ages, skill levels and interests.

I can cater for groups and can travel for lessons - please enquire for a quote.

I am available from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm every day.

Typically I structure my lesson using the '3 P method' starting with;
Presentation - where I introduce the grammar, vocabulary, or a lesson target.
Practice - where I guide you through grammar rules or meanings through drills.
Production - where we tailor the new language to your interests and goals usually in a practical/natural setting.

However, I am happy to structure the lesson however you would like, for example free conversation or role play scenarios.

I don't use a specific textbook and I am happy to tailor the lesson to whatever text you are using.



Jun 2013 – Dec 2016
COCO Juku – Nationwide English Language School
English instructor
• Taught students of various ages, from 5 years old to adult
• Organised and conducted offsite lessons for a major company (Japanese
Telecommunications company KDDI)
• Trained other instructors
• Watched and evaluated new instructors
• Managed student placement and time scheduling
• Coordinated seasonal events and speech recitals

Feb 2012 – May 2012
Sora Japanese School - in San Francisco
Japanese instructor, Kindergarten teacher
• Instructed kindergarten and elementary school classes
• Organised class schedules


May 2012 – Dec 2012
San Diego State University, American Language Institute
Pre-Master's Program

2006 – 2010
Kansai Gaidai University
Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language
Majoring in Spanish, Minor in English, Minor in Italian


$50 from my home, $55 within a 5km radius and $60 to the outer suburbs




Joined Tutor Finder on 08-Jan-2017 (updated profile on 12-Feb-2019)
Tutoring Location
  • Tutor's Place in Dickson
  • Home Visits within 10 kms
  • Private & Group Tuition


Japanese (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

"I really enjoyed my lessons with Marina. She is very friendly and accommodating, patient and gives good explanations. I felt encouraged to speak Japanese as much as possible and I feel like I improved significantly as a result. When I get back from my trip to Japan, I will continue my lessons with Marina."

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