Japanese Tutor Database

Oya No Kai is helping families find Japanese tutoring support for their children during the COVID-19 school closure and the summer ahead. The following table shows available, virtual language tutors who are either former teaching interns or Japanese speakers. The minimum tutoring rate is $10/30min per student, $15/45min per student, $20/60min per student, however some experienced tutors may charge a higher rate. Volunteer tutors may prefer not to be paid or accept an equivalent donation. Details about tutors’ grade preferences and other information is also provided.


We ask that families email potential tutors directly to inquire about tutoring rates and availability, set up sessions and arrangement payment as needed. Oya No Kai is not responsible for organizing, vetting or resolving any issues related to tutoring services, but will continue to update information about available tutors. 


CompensationTypeNameSend EmailTutoring Grade LevelPreferenceInfo
Paid TutorFormer InternAika Taishoxiaika21@gmail.com5th GradeOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupI am really looking forward to meeting students again!Japan
Donations AcceptedJapanese SpeakerAtsuko Ishikawaatsuquito@hotmail.comKindergartner, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th GradeOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupUS
Paid TutorFormer InternAya Kishidakaya0929p@gmail.comHigh SchoolOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupJapan
Paid TutorFormer InternAyaka Wakuiaya8252008ku@gmail.com1st GradeOther (please check with tutor)I can tutor one-on-one and group students.Japan
Donations AcceptedJapanese SpeakerEi Kageyamakageyamaei@gmail.comHigh SchoolOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupUS
Donations AcceptedJapanese SpeakerEsther Ahronheimesther.sensei@gmail.comKindergartner, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High SchoolOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupこんにちは! I live in the Richmond neighborhood and am a reasonably fluent speaker of Japanese who has been wanting to get involved with language learners in the area for a while now! I hold a CELTA certificate for English teaching, and taught English in Kansai for 10 years, which is where I gained my fluency, so I have no problem with managing/planning classes of any size. My Japanese writing is technology-dependent, although I passed the JLPT several years ago, but my speaking/accent is excellent, so I would do best with conversational tutoring rather than Kanji drilling. I am currently working from home M-Th daytime, but am available evenings, Fridays, and weekends. I have a paid Zoom account at work, and might be able to use it to create meetings for classes if needed.US
Paid TutorJapanese SpeakerHana Smithsmithhana84@gmail.comKindergartner, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th GradeOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupI am a 16 year old high school student. I was born and raised in japan my whole life till last April when I moved here for high school. I am half Japanese and half American so I am bilingual in Japanese and English.US
Paid TutorFormer InternHaruka Ueda17l0018h@gmail.com4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High SchoolPrefer one-on-one tutoringI prefer to do tutoring from 4pm-10pm (your time) because I am in Japan nowJapan
Paid TutorJapanese SpeakerHIROMI OTSUKIbelieveyourself723@gmail.comKindergartner, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High SchoolOther (please check with tutor)I don't have any preference for one-on-one tutoring or ok working with multiple kids. Either is fine.US
Paid TutorJapanese SpeakerHiromi Williamskuishinbou@gmail.com1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th GradePrefer one-on-one tutoringI used to teach at Sakura Kai long time ago. Also I used to tutor PSU students. Taught at PSU and Lewis and Clark college back in 1989-90.US
Paid TutorJapanese SpeakerKanako Iwaseiwaseka@gmail.comKindergartner, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High SchoolOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupI have experience in teaching Japanese language classes in Portland so I am comfortable teaching multiple students at a time. The students I taught were from 12-years-old to adults, but my son is a kindergartener at Richmond, so I enjoy teaching all ages. I try to mix different activities in my class, but can also accommodate preferences if you would like to focus on speaking, reading or writing. Looking forward to meeting you virtually US
Paid TutorJapanese SpeakerKevin Scottkevin.d.scott@mac.comKindergartner, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th GradePrefer one-on-one tutoring, OK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupUS
Paid TutorFormer InternMamiko Haralovepino7110pino@icloud.com2nd Grade, 3rd GradeOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupI was doing 2nd grade internJapan
Donations AcceptedJapanese SpeakerMarie Honme ( 本目まりえ )mhonme@gmail.comKindergartner, 1st Grade, 2nd GradeOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupI generally work 8am - 5pm M-F, but I have some flexibility. Please contact for availability. I'm happy to lead a small group of 2-3 kids.US
Paid TutorFormer InternMarie Tsuji(つじ まりえ)m.tsuji.alk@gmail.com6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th GradeOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupI am in Japan now, so I prefer to do tutoring from 6pm-10pm in Portland due to the time lag.Japan
Paid TutorJapanese SpeakerMicah Chrismanmicah1chrisman@gmail.comKindergartner, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th GradeOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupCurrently a Japanese major at the University of Oregon, graduated from the JMP program in 2018US
Paid TutorFormer InternMiki Kurebayashikurebayashi.miki@gmail.com6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High SchoolOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupJapan
Paid TutorFormer InternMinami Kajiharaminami.k4f0824@gmail.comKindergartner, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High SchoolOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupI'm so sorry your school trip has been canceled. I would like to show you some special places in Japan, and share interesting things about them. For example: Osaka castle, Expo '70 Commemorative Park, the Aquarium, and convenience stores, or any other place I can. In our session, we can discuss these places. Also, I can help you with homework or self-study. If you wish, you can study Japanese against the backdrop of a beautiful Japanese garden, or the Zoo. If you are feeling stressed about studying from home, please contact me. I want to help you, and make our time together special and fun. I'm so happy we can meet again.Japan
Donations AcceptedJapanese SpeakerMiyoko Cancromiyoko.cancro@gmail.com3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th GradeOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupUS
Paid TutorJapanese SpeakerNatsuko Wada(和田奈津子)natsuko.w693@gmail.com1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High SchoolOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupI'm so happy to be able to join in this opportunity. I'm very looking forward to seeing you. I was an intern about 2 years ago. Now I'm teaching Japanese to students in Japan. I live in Japan, so I prefer to do tutoring from 5pm to 10pm in Portland. About date, I can do on Friday and Saturday until June 25th because I have a school. From June 26th to August 16th, I can do every day. From August 16th, I can do on Friday and SaturdayUS
Paid TutorFormer InternNatsumi Ooyanatsumioya33@gmail.com3rd GradeOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupJapan
Paid TutorJapanese SpeakerPhylicia Bishopphylicia@gmail.comKindergartner, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High SchoolOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupMy background: B.A., Japanese, JLPT N2, 9 years' experience living in Japan. 8 years' experience teaching English to Japanese students (kindergarten through high school age)US
Paid TutorJapanese SpeakerRyoko Rollinryokorollin@gmail.comKindergartner, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High SchoolPrefer one-on-one tutoring, OK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupI have experienced tutoring students from Kindergarten to high school age in Japanese before. US
Paid TutorFormer InternSae Nishigaito2424gaito@gmail.com3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th GradePrefer one-on-one tutoringわたしがリクエストした学年の子以外からも要望があれば、対応させていただきます。Japan
Donations AcceptedJapanese SpeakerYoko Niki-Breyfogleynbreyfogle@gmail.com5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, High SchoolPrefer one-on-one tutoringUS
Donations AcceptedJapanese SpeakerYuko Lemoineyuko.lemoine@gmail.comKindergartner, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th GradeOK to tutor 2-3 students in a groupI have experiences to teach Japanese for kids.US