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Please allow me to introduce myself

Sep 5, 2014

My name is Matthew and I am from Buffalo, NY. I have previously lived in SF (twice) and in Japan (for more than 5 years). 


  • Sports - Soccer, American Football, Ice Hockey
  • Music - Live Shows, Rock, Indie, Electronic, Blues, Jazz, Hip-Hop
  • Favorite Movies - American Beauty, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost in Translation, Fight Club, Matrix, Inception
  • Travelling - I've been to Canada, Mexico, Thailand, Laos, Bahamas
  • Camping, Hiking, the Outdoors
  • Business - Management, Entrepreneurship, Crowd-Funding
  • Meeting new people and going new places
  • Helping others to achieve their goals
  • Living everyday to the fullest
  • One day I would like to run a guest house on the beach somewhere. Maybe Thailand.
  • Active Listener
  • Friendly, out-going
  • Management
  • 8 years of teaching experience
  • Pizza, Sushi, Steak 
  • Coffee, Water, Beer 
That's kind of me in a nutshell! I hope to get to know you as well.
My lessons are pretty laid back but informative. I am very friendly and easy to get along with. My experience of living in Japan helps me to understand Japanese culture, which helps me to provide you a better overall lesson. I will help you in any area you want and give you recommendations for learning. I can type out your sentences during our Skype session and help to correct your mistakes. I am a big believer in review. In consecutive lessons, I will be sure to review previous topics and vocabulary.
Thank you for reading about me and I hope to meet you soon!


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