Why did you become a teacher?
I worked as a merchandiser in my previous position and I had a lot of fun making new products , thinking about both foreign and Japanese markets and trends. This position was fun because I have the opportunity to travel abroad many times and I got to speak with many different people both personally and for business while abroad. I felt really lucky because I had the chance to talk to people from many different countries and I had a good time.
Then one day, I decided to become a Japanese language teacher and took a course for teaching. My experiences traveling abroad and the course itself made make the decision to jump into teaching and I am really enjoying my time teaching Japanese to foreigners in Tokyo.
What do you like about teaching?
I really enjoy when students are smiling and enjoying their Japanese lessons. I also like when students have many questions not only about learning the language, but about Japanese culture in general and we often have interesting discussions and I sometimes realize new things about Japan that I have never thought of yet.
I also like meeting people from many different cultures and who have many different viewpoints and teaching has given me the opportunity to communicate with wonderful students like you in Tokyo.
How are your lessons?
My students and I are having a great time together. I feel that we have a good connection with one another and am happy to be a catalyst for helping my students become more and more interested in Japan and in some cases even love Japan even more.
What are your hobbies?
Hot yoga, cooking, going to museums, and I would love to travel more... You can never really get enough of traveling as there are so many places to see and interesting foods to try and wonderful people to meet.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit more about me and I hope to meet you and help you improve your Japanese speaking skills through my lessons.
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