Jul 1, 2020
Thank you for another great lesson. Maki-sensei used several different ways to explain some grammar points that i was having trouble understanding. Then we had a bit of fun chatting, but Maki-sensei slipped in those grammar points to really solidify my understanding! Thank you for finding creative ways to make me understand! See you next class!
Jun 25, 2020
Thank you for another fun lesson. Maki sensei was able to explain nuances to some new grammar phrases from the previous lesson. We did some drills and Maki-sensei also used them naturally in conversation. I was able to practice how to integrate these grammar points and examples into normal, daily conversation. Thank you again for another fun and informative lesson!
Jun 17, 2020
Thank you for a great lesson. We talked about future goals and milestones and Maki-sensei came up with a great study plan. We also had a lot of fun talking about recent events and Maki-sensei introduced new vocabulary as well as reinforced some past grammar points. Thank you for another fun lesson!
Jun 9, 2020
Thank you for another fun lesson. I didn't stick to the lesson plan (again), but Maki-sensei went along with it and introduced a few new words. Today was extra special, we talked about motivation and also perception on gauging learning languages/improving on Japanese. Thank you for the support and also for helping me move towards my goal of speaking better Japanese. Looking forward to next week!
Jun 2, 2020
Thank you for another great lesson! Maki-sensei introduced some great vocabulary to describe these trying times. Even during our conversations, Maki-sensei introduces the grammar points/patterns we have been studying. Thank you for another enjoyable lesson!
May 19, 2020
Makisan's lessons are always fun.
May 12, 2020
Very productive lesson. Today, by my request, was to be a serious lesson on some grammar basics. However, when I became distracted with free talk Maki-san gently brought me back to the lesson/task at hand. Maki-sensei was also able to answer some questions about grammatical nuances that has been bothering me for years! Thank you so much! Looking forward to next week!
May 5, 2020
Had another great lesson with Maki-sensei. Taking lessons with Maki-sensei really motivates me to study Japanese more seriously. Maki-sensei always has these really interesting things to say about different topics and I want to be able to talk more with Maki-sensei. So, this is a great motivator. No boring conversations. Always fun! Thank you again for your time and I'm looking forward to another fun lesson!
Apr 30, 2020
Another great lesson with Maki-sensei. We talked about current events and Maki-sensei introduced some new vocabulary. We also went through my personal goals for learning Japanese and set up a new plan to learn. Thank you for another fun class today!
Apr 29, 2020
Thank you for another great lesson today. I had a lot of fun talking about different things and each topic moved seamlessly. Maki-sensei introduced some new grammar points into the conversation without breaking the flow of the conversation. Can't wait for the next lesson!
Apr 24, 2020
I had a good time during the class.
will definitely watch those drama that Makisan recommend.
Apr 22, 2020
Another great lesson with Maki-sensei. Although, I have limited vocabulary and grammar, Maki-sensei will engage me in normal, everyday conversations. Maki-sensei will strike up topics/discussions that are truly of interest and not stick to "simple" topics usually used for beginners. Yet, Maki-sensei introduces new grammar points and vocabulary seamlessly into the conversation. Thank you for another great lesson!
Apr 21, 2020
It was a very good first lesson. Maki-sensei tailored the contents to my level with a focus on training my speaking to suit my needs. Looking forward to the coming lessons!
Apr 18, 2020
Makisan is a really good teacher. She's from Kyoto so she knows both proper Japanese and 標準語! I've learned so much from her, and its only been two lessons! So much fun studying with her
Apr 9, 2020
Thank you for the follow-up to my interview! Great lesson with Maki-sensei! We went over what happened during my interview and talked about some current events. Maki-sensei introduced some terms and expressions relevant to the current events we were talking about. It was great fun and I can't wait for our next lesson!
Apr 2, 2020
This was my last prep the day before my interview. Maki-sensei was stricter than usual and I appreciated that because I needed to focus and really push myself to prepare. After each lesson, prior to my interview, Maki-sensei would send notes and comments as well as sample answers I could fall back on during the interview, if I got stuck. Most importantly, Maki-sensei helped to calm my nerves and gave me a great pep talk. Thank you for another great lesson!
Great lesson. Maki-sensei assigned some interview questions to prepare ahead of this lesson and then we ran through a few practice runs. We also had a talk about general conversation topics and questions that are appropriate for a Japanese interview. Thank you!
Apr 1, 2020
Today was day two of my interview prep with Maki-sensei. I had a lot of nerves during this lesson and was not able to calm down or concentrate because I was worried about my lack of Japanese abilities. Maki-sensei talked me through it and gave me some examples of why I shouldn't be overthinking of nervous. Maki-sensei also went over some interview questions with me and helped correct some of my sentences and gave me some examples to work on. Thank you for another great lesson!
Mar 31, 2020
I purchased this pack of lessons with the request that Maki-sensei help prepare me for a Japanese interview. Today was the first lesson and we went over the typical questions and format of the interviews as well as Japanese interview manners. Maki-sensei was great with explaining what are typical Japanese interview questions and what they mean in non-keigo Japanese. She also assigned me some homework to practice a few expressions and answering questions during the next lesson. Another terrific lesson!
Mar 24, 2020
Great lesson with Maki-sensei. One of the best things about lessons with Maki-sensei is that she is able to keep the conversation going with different topics and questions. There are never any awkward pauses and the conversation is very natural and never forced. Also, Maki-sensei introduces new words and works them in smoothly. Thank you!