My teaching method includes the use of textbook which I employed while teaching at Toronto Japanese Language School (textbook; GENKI at all levels). I prepare and work with my own worksheets with different topics for each lesson. Also, employing movies (ex.Studio Ghibri) and Anime are a crucial part of my teaching tactic since the visual learning is highly effective and even recommended by teaching experts.
For language learners, film can often convey a message better than printed or spoken words.
Depending on my student's preference and proficiency level, we can also have a relaxing chat over coffee which is a great way to improve one's speaking skill as well as her/his pronunciation.
Understanding and applying what a student needs into my lessons is the key to my student's acheivement and success, therefore, please feel free to make suggestions and requests so we can work on your goals together!!
My name is Tahmina! A little bit about my background... I am fluent in Japanese (my first language) since I spent 20 years of my life in Japan. I grew up in Japan and graduated from a Japanese school. Also, having English as my second language, students (English speakers) experience a greater progress because there is no barrier to effective and clear communication during our lessons, which is extremely important in learning a new language! I am able to give lessons both online and in-person. I have 5 years of professional teaching experience, providing group lessons and one-on-one lessons. Besides my private tutoring experiences, I was also hired as a Japanese teacher in a private school located in downtown Toronto. I had 12-15 students in my class, ranging in age from 12 to 24 years old.
*** My rate is $35/hr and $30/hr for 5 Lessons Package.
***NO TRAVEL FEE REQUIRED! We can have our lesson in your area!
I do my best to manage my schedule according to my student's needs and provide them with the maximum opportunities to learn.
*Per hour rate will apply for any cancellations less than 24 hours before the scheduled session
September 2013 to Present
-Private tutor for both individual and group lessons over 5 years.
Subject; English and Japanese
-Provide private tutoring services for students between ages of 6-25 years old.
-Recognize the needs of learners and adjusted teaching method if necessary to ensure all students are learning at full potential.
-Provide opportunity where students can contact me anytime to ensure their concerns/questions are resolved.
-Assist with lesson plans based on individual's differentiated leaning needs, creative review worksheets as well as practice tests to prepare students for weekly tests.
Toronto Japanese Language School - Toronto, ON
September 2017 to June 2018
-Teacher/Instructor at beginner and advanced level, age range from 12 to 24 years old.
-Conducted group classroom activities as well as individual activities focusing on learning needs and capacities for each students.
-Worked with an average of 20 students per class.
-Participated in teacher training sessions to improve my instruction methods as well as the enhancement of communication skill with students.
-Conducted after-school one on one private class for students who were experiencing learning difficulties to encourage and support their learning experience.
-Bachelor of Science
University of Toronto
September 2013 to December 2018
-High School Diploma
Sugiyama Jogakuen High school
April 2009 to March 2012
Proficient in Japanese and Farsi., Proficient in English., Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word,
Excel and PowerPoint, also proficient in Windows 7 and 8.
Perfect! It was a great experience learning Japanese with Tahmina . She is a very patient and helpful instructor as she was very good with explaining me things that I was having trouble with in terms of understanding the language. I am very a happy to have her as my teacher.
Mehak is a very enthusiastic student who was interested in learning both Japanese and its cultural aspect. She is eager to improve her communication skill and willing to take 2-3 classes a week. I had a great time teaching her and I look forward to seeing her again.
I know Tahmina for almost 9 years, She raised in Japan and I learned Japanese language from Tahmina in Japan. She is the best and amazing teacher I’ve ever had.
I Strongly recommend her to learners.
Being a teacher isn’t easy you’re dedicated,patient and a good person so I just want to let you know that I appreciate all of the hard work that you have put in. Thank you so much ️
great teacher! She knows what she’s talking about and has a great way of delivering new material to students. She’s very passionate about teaching Japanese and is very helpful and approachable. Would definitely recommend her to Japanese learners.
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