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Hi, my name is Mona. I'm from Hawaii. I'm bilingual. I live in Tokyo now. Please view my video. I explain in both English and Japanese. I've been teaching for over 10 years, although its only been about 6 months here at Cafetalk. I specialize in ESL, I have a Master's Degree in Education (with background in Pedagogy, Psychology and Language) and I also have a TESOL certificate for teaching English as a Second Language to nonEnglish speakers. Please look at my lesson list for all the English classes I have. I have lessons ranging from super beginners, beginners, intermediates and advanced, to super advanced. These classes range from fun chat to super beginner drills, very prepared English homeworks to improvisational on the spot English, from telephone greetings to hardcore Business English, TED talks, American Accents, classes for Academics. On and on! My favorite is the Bilingual English Conversation, its very versatile and excellent for students who desire to have things explained to them in both languages.

I also have a Counseling “lesson” I'd rather call them "sessions" and have named it "Counsel: Heart and Soul". I recently got voted for an Awesome Award for this and welcome anyone who'd like to talk with me about whatever issues you have weighing you down, confusing you, making you uncomfortable, problems that you need to get off your chest, problems that needs another person's viewpoint, answers that I may be able to provide you! I needn't say, but I am VERY DISCREET. What you say remains within me, and stays there.

I also teach Japanese Conversation! I really enjoy this one as I have more English classes than Japanese, and this is certainly a breath of fresh air for me!

So... oh yes, I do teach Translation and Interpretation as well. I forgot to mention this, but I am a professional Free Lance Translator, Interpreter, Simultaneous Interpreter. I have been doing this for over 20 years. For this reason, my schedule may appear to be completely open one day, then all of a sudden it gets filled up for a couple of weeks. For my free lance Translation work, I can remain at home and am able to coordinate my translating dealines with my Cafetalk Skype lessons, but every now and then I get Interpreting jobs/Simultaneous Interpreting jobs that require my physical presence to be at the venue(s) anywhere from two-three days to a couple of weeks in succession. I have had no problems as far as scheduling with Cafetalk goes...so far. Whew!

Anyway, let's have fun speaking!! Try my lessons without stress. It's no big deal if you make mistakes. That's what learning is all about. Let's have fun! Let's enjoy getting to know each other in Cafetalk! Okay, I hope to see you soon :)

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All lessons by this tutor  

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  • English
  • Counseling
  • Japanese

A free trial to see which class is best suited for you.First time stu...

Counseling:Heart and Soul

30min 4,000P

Skype Lesson

Dealing with questions regarding a specific industry and/or discreet...

Let's Chat!

30min 2,500P

Skype Lesson

Free Conversation! Anything you Like!

Let’s Chat in Japanese!

30min 2,500P

Skype Lesson

Free discussion in Japanese. I'm bilingual I(English/Japanese). Pleas...

Includes Japanese explanation, translation and interpretation! I don’...

Pack of 4 (2,500 Points per lesson)

Includes Japanese explanation, translation and interpretation! I don’...

preparing beforehand helps me to speak!

I Can Speak If I'm Prepared. (pack)

30min 8,000P

Skype Lesson
Pack of 4 (2,000 Points per lesson)

English conversation for intermediate level students.

English conversation for advanced level students.

Pack of 4 (2,500 Points per lesson)

English Conversation for advanced level students.

Just Beginning (non pack)

30min 4,000P

Skype Lesson

Super Beginner English Conversation lessons for students wishing ESL ...

Just Beginning (pack)

15min 10,000P

Skype Lesson
Pack of 4 (2,500 Points per lesson)

for Super Beginners and beginners

Translation J to E and/or E to J

45min 8,000P

Skype Lesson

J to E and/or E to J translating. I am a professional translator and ...

Translationion J to E and/or E to J

45min 10,000P

Skype Lesson
Pack of 2 (5,000 Points per lesson)

J to E and/or E to J translating. I am a professional translator and ...

TED talks!

30min 3,000P

Skype Lesson

picking up interesting ted talks video to suit your needs.

American English

30min 3,500P

Skype Lesson

Leaning to speak and master American English

Telephone Conversations, Manners, etc 電話での応対、マナーなど。

Business English for advanced (and super advanced) individuals.

Academic YOU (non pack)

45min 5,000P

Skype Lesson

For academicians needing help with theses, let's start by talking abo...

Interpreting J ⇄ E

15min 10,000P

Skype Lesson

The abc’s of professional interpreting in English and Japanese. Conse...

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