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Hello! My name is Patricia Ayame Thomson but you can call me Lady Ayame.
[Introduction:] ~ I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan until I was 18 yrs old. While in Japan, I was a campaign model for Shiseido Cosmetics, Soen Magazine, Washington Shoes, and many others for five years as a teenager.
I attended an American School on Yokota US Air Force base and received my education in English. At the same time, I lived in the Japanese community, so I am fluent in both English and Japanese. If you feel more comfortable with a tutor who can speak both English and Japanese, please take a look at my lessons! Due to the fact that I am bilingual, I can immediately answer any question in either language.
(FYI: I am playing the role of "Sachiko" in the Introduction Video above. It's from an American TV show called "Dear John" starring Judd Hirsch.)
I moved to the United States after I graduated from high school to attend college. I went the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Theatre Arts. Since graduating, I have been an actress in Hollywood for a long time. Some of my well-known credits are appearances on "Seinfeld," "Designing Women," "Wings," "Friends," etc. Faced with competition from around the world, I worked hard and established over 50 TV credits.
*If you're so inclined, you can see my work on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeH_TGRD_byfUbSn8Qt9fsQ?view_as=subscriber and my list of credits on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0861069/
More recently, I experienced a career change. I went through the online program and received a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the San Jose State University (SJSU). For the past eight years, I've worked at the Santa Monica Main Public Library helping adults and children further their knowledge and encourage lifelong learning. I formed a close bond with both the patrons and fellow employees, and I enjoyed teaching them to access information in many electronic and print formats. I believe I can make learning fun and I will be happy to converse with you about any topic of your interest.My lesson plans are casual, easy-to-do, and requires reasoning skills. I am a very easy-going and patient, although I take my work seriously.
I am flexible and will accommodate the type of structured instruction you prefer or just converse freely if you like.
- Learn American Film Quotes
- Learn American Sayings and Quotes
- Read Scholarly Writing
- Learn American Idioms
- Pronunciation Exercises
- Due to the fact that each student has a different goal in mind, I can gear the lesson to further your goal! Perhaps you want to become more proficient with your English for reasons such as travel, work, personal improvement, or help your children with their English homework. I am able to customize your lesson to provide the skills necessary to reach your goal!
Personally, I like to make my own jewelry and knit. I work out regularly at the gym, I like to watch movies, and go out to explore restaurants. I have two precious cats named Coco and Chanel. Although I recently moved from Santa Monica, California to Canada I like the change of scenery very much!
I look forward to meeting you! Thank you for your interest!
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***I could talk to her enjoyably today. She listened to my stories even I spoke fast. I talked to her without knowing it, because I wanted to talk to her various things. For example disposable shopping bags in a certain supermarket become fee-charging from tomorrow and Japanese use handkerchiefs instead of paper towels, but we also use disposable chopsticks. She listened to me with a lovely smile. I asked her watching TED talks about paper towels and she watched it despite it was just before her lesson. Notwithstanding time-out, she asked me 'Do you have any questions?' gently. She said to me 'I miss you.' lastly. I was delighted it very much. I haven't always had enough time for her lessons. ''I greatly appreciate you for listening to me affectionately, Ayame♡'' 今日も楽しくお話できました。私が沢山話したいので、早口になってしまっても先生は優しく聞いてくれました。先生に色々話したいので、夢中で話していました。某スーパーで明日から、レジ袋が有料になるとか日本人は紙タオルの代わりにハンカチを使うけど、割り箸を使っている事を話しました。先生はずっと笑顔で聞いてくれました。授業直前にお願いしたTED talksも見てくれていました。時間がきても先生は「質問がありますか？」と優しく聞いてくれました。そして最後に「淋しいわ。」とまで言ってくれました。いつも時間が足りないです。あやめ先生、いつも優しく聞いてくれてありがとう♡American English Discount Pack! Free Talk! 30 4,000Nov 18, 2018
***As soon as I booked a lesson, she gave me an assignment quickly. That's why I could do it at once. She gave me plenty of questions in her lesson, I talked to her over 30 minutes in English. I felt it was only 10 minutes because it was really lots of fun. But when I noticed a clock, I already talked to her over 30 minutes. Even though, she never make me stop and listened to me with a lovely smile. In my case, I learned Japanese by my mother. That' why I feel comfortable to listen to Ayame's voice and understand her easily. She has given advice to me not only English, but also her philosophy of life. Because she has seen a lot of world what is from a Hollywood actress until a librarian. It is my precious time to ask her various things. I don't have any elder siblings, I have felt she is an elder one when I have talked to her. I have enjoyed taking her lesson. She introduced me two effective TED talks and a movie. In her lesson, I am not passive, I talk to her many things naturally. She is like a lovely enchantress in Cinderella! Because I could talk to her a lot of things today. It is like she cast a spell on me. I totally forgot my homework what I did, ha-ha. ''I can't thank you enough, Ayame!'' 授業を予約するとすぐに先生が宿題を送ってくれたので、すぐに取り組む事ができました。授業で先生が沢山質問をしてくれました。気づいたら英語で30分間、話し通しでした。凄く楽しくて、10分位しか経ってないと思っていました。気付くと英語で30分以上話していました。先生は遮らず、ずっと笑顔で話を聞いてくれました。私は母から日本語を習ったので、あやめ先生の声がとても聞きやすく、理解しやすいです。また、ハリウッド女優から図書館員まで様々な人生経験を積んだ先生に色々と相談できるのはとても貴重な時間です。私は姉がいないので、姉に話してる感じがして、とても楽しいです。先生から、今の私に有効なTED talksを2つとお勧めの映画を教えてもらいました。先生のレッスンでは受け身にならずに自然にどんどん話せます。あやめ先生はシンデレラに出てくる心優しい魔法使いのようです！今日も沢山英語で話せました。やった宿題を忘れて話していました。あやめ先生、いつもありがとう！American English Discount Pack! Free Talk! 30 4,000Nov 17, 2018
***a1101Thank you for your lesson!I enjoyed your lesson every time!I definitely take your lesson next time!
***I sent Ayame-teacher my sentences what I spoke to her in last lesson. It become wonderful sentences by her. She gave me clues how to make sentences. For example, she put explanation difference between ''a'' and ''the'' for articles, difference between singular and plural for nouns intelligibly. It became English composition from things what I spoke, therefore I memorize words easily and know which parts I didn't understand clearly. I also noticed there are English expressions what Japanese language doesn't have. Those are great harvest for me. I'm really happy with her impressions about my stories and her encouragement to write. I'm going to ask her grammar and words what I can't understand in her Skype lesson. ''I'm always thankful for your help, Ayame♡'' 先週受講したレッスンを自分で文章にして、あやめ先生に校正して頂きました。とても素敵な文章に校正してくれました。また、英作文のコツも書いてくれました。「冠詞のaとtheの違い」と「名詞の単数形と複数形の違い」の説明も書いてくれました。自分で話した事が文章になり、単語も覚えやすく、理解できていない所が明確になりました。日本語にはない英語表現もあり、とても収穫がありました。また先生の感想やお褒めの言葉も嬉しかったです。わからない文法や新しい単語を次の授業で教わる予定です。あやめ先生、いつもありがとう♡Proofreading Writing Lesson (No Skype) 0 500Nov 16, 2018
***_tIt's always a pleasure working with Ayame-san. She is gentle and sweet and fun to talk with. She sent me some vocabulary worksheets so I can memorize new words on my freetime. It has an image of each words which is really helpful to understand and assimilate. Thank you very much !50-minute Lesson Value Pack! 50 6,000Nov 15, 2018
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