I have been teaching Japanese language and culture since 1989 when I first appeared on the SER-C educational broadcasting of Waku Waku Nihongo, teaching Japanese to high school students throughout the United States. After working for the Nagano Olympic Committee and the Consulate General of Japan, I was invited to teach at the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of Central Missouri. I coordinate the Japanese Language Contest in Independence, MO and serve as a local interpreter and instructor for sister city events.
My students are usually very talented and overextended in other areas of their studies. My aim it to help them use their time wisely, that will get the most out of each moment they expend. At the same time my games and worksheets are also fun.
2010 Nebraska Wesleyan University Young Alumni Achievement Award.
Nebraska Wesleyan University Kwansei Gakuin University JIAM - Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language CLAIR - Teaching Japanese as a Second Language International People's College, Denmark
I love finding new ways to reach my students. Many of my students have been diagnosed with learning disabilities in mainstream schools, but excel in the art university. This has allowed me to explore new ways of helping my students discover the Japanese Language and succeed.