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Ms Marina Hirose

 Canberra - Dickson

Experienced Native Japanese Tutor

Canberra tutor in Japanese

(12 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 TutorFinder on 08-Jan-2017 (updated profile on 19-Jul-2018)
Tutoring Location
  • Tutor's Place in Dickson
  • Home Visits within 10 kms

  • Private & Group Tuition
Tutor in Dickson


Japanese (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

"We started late when my daughter's school Japanese lessons almost finished; and she still had no clue about this brand new mission impossible language. Seeing the progress she has made under Marina we changed our goal from getting passed in school to actually learn an interesting language and culture for our own good. Marina is very knowledgeable and structured. We do enjoy our lessons. We might continue when we have spared bandwidth in the future."

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