I’ve been studying with Naoko for several years, and in that time, I’ve gone from only knowing hiragana and katakana to being proficient in Japanese at around the N3 level. I could never have made such progress without her. She is enthusiastic and genuinely invested in helping her students succeed and tailors classes to their individual goals. She is extremely knowledgeable about her field and always knows the right learning materials to use. You could not ask for a better guide on your language-learning journey!
We love Naoko-san. She is really patient and works well with my children. They are bilingual Japanese and English but still need to learn kanji and keep practicing. Having lessons with her helps keep up their Japanese language ability. She is very professional and organized and is also good with kids. I highly recommend Naoko.
I'm a new student, taking online lessons with Naoko-san. I really enjoy Sensei's approach with teaching and learning. She created a lesson plan that is flexible and fun. This is an integrated, customized approach with conversation practice and free talk, short essay writing with grammar and stylistic correction, and textbook learning. Naoko-san also provided a range of learning resources. I highly recommend these classes and her teaching methodology!
Naoko is so nice and friendly. I booked a lesson for my fiance as a birthday present, and he really enjoyed it and found it helpful. He is going to continue his studies with Naoko. Booking a lesson online is easy and efficient. I recommend Ithaca Online!
Naoko is a great teacher and has been very helpful in learning conversational Japanese. I can definitely see improvement. I am hoping she will someday teach children online (Naoko only teaches children in her classroom in Ithaca) so I can have my son take lessons as well.
Great class, great teacher!