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Ms Marina Hirose

Dickson, Canberra

Ms Marina Hirose Canberra Tutor in Japanese

(9 student reviews) (9 reviews)

Hi, my name is Marina, I am Japanese from Shikoku, Japan (went to uni in Osaka). I have been a teacher for over four years in various roles. I am passionate about helping people with language because I myself have studied many. At university, my major was Spanish language and I minored in English and Italian so I understand the process, frustration, and rewards of learning a new language.

I am new to Canberra and available to tutor all ages, skill levels and interests.

My base hourly rate is $40 for a fifty minute one on one lesson in my apartment in Lyneham.

I can cater for groups and can travel for lessons - please enquire for a quote.

I am available from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm every day.

Typically I structure my lesson using the '3 P method' starting with;
Presentation - where I introduce the grammar, vocabulary, or lesson target.
Practice - where I guide you through grammar rules or meanings through drills.
Production - where we tailor the new language to your interests and goals usually in a practical/natural setting.

However, I am happy to structure the lesson however you would like, for example free conversation or role play scenarios.

I don't use a specific textbook and I am happy to tailor the lesson to whatever text you are using.


  • Japanese - Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced


Jun 2013 – Dec 2016
COCO Juku – Nationwide English Language School
English instructor
• Taught students of various ages, from 5 years old to adult
• Organised and conducted offsite lessons for a major company (Japanese
Telecommunications company KDDI)
• Trained other instructors
• Watched and evaluated new instructors
• Managed student placement and time scheduling
• Coordinated seasonal events and speech recitals

Feb 2012 – May 2012
Sora Japanese School - in San Francisco
Japanese instructor, Kindergarten teacher
• Instructed kindergarten and elementary school classes
• Organised class schedules


May 2012 – Dec 2012
San Diego State University, American Language Institute
Pre-Master's Program

2006 – 2010
Kansai Gaidai University
Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language
Majoring in Spanish, Minor in English, Minor in Italian


  • Private Tuition
  • Group Tuition
  • Teaching Tuition
  • Home Visits


$40 from my home, $45 within a 5km radius and $50 to the outer suburbs




Profile last updated on 07-Nov-2017 (registered 08-Jan-2017)


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