Interns take part in our Tutoring Programs and are available to assist students at all levels.


If you would like more Japanese language support for your child, our interns can provide one-on-one tutoring for him or her. (It is recommended for one-on-one tutoring only.) Interns can meet with your student at your home, at school after class, or other convenient location, such as your local library.

To set up a time, you may directly contact the intern or for more information on selecting an intern as a tutor, please contact Intern Coordination, Yoko Niki-Breyfogle at ynbreyfogle@gmail.com. 


*This program is by teacher recommendation only.

Recognizing that offering assistance with Japanese language studies at home is difficult for most families in the Japanese Immersion Program, the Taborsan team offers Japanese tutoring for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at Mt. Tabor Middle School.  The tutoring occurs before school with a one of our interns, working in conjunction with the Taborsan Japanese teachers. Tutors will provide individualized assistance with Japanese homework, class assignments, kanji, etc.

Forms are given out at the beginning of the school year to those students who would benefit the most from tutoring.

If you choose to sign up for this tutoring, it is asked that you be committed to attending on a regular basis.  Consistency is a critical piece to success. The teachers appreciate your support in having your student arrive on time and arrive every time.

The schedule for tutoring is as follows:

Monday 8:05 – 9:05 AM, Room #105  (Up to 10-6th graders)
Wednesday 8:05 – 9:05 AM, Room #101 (Up to 10-7th graders)
Friday 8:05 – 9:05 AM, Room #103 (Up to 10-8th graders)

Please contact any of the Taborsan teachers if you have any questions or concerns:
nsumiya@pps.net,  mbaconbr@pps.net, rpickett2@pps.net


*This program is by teacher recommendation only.

This two-week program in late summer is designed to offer a “jump start” for program learners who are either just meeting or below the target for entrance into the upcoming academic year in Japanese. The main focus of the Summer Language Institute is to boost students’ reading abilities, although listening, speaking, and writing skills are also incorporated within the day.

While students may not want to give up any of his/her summer, it is the teachers’ experience that the high ration of staff to students (usually 1:5), the more relaxed atmosphere, and the “no grade” policy, make for an effective and authentic learning environment. Many thanks to the interns and Musashino sensei for providing this extracurricular service.

Japanese Summer Language Institute Coordinator: Keisuke Musashino