Japanese, Music Technology tutor in Gloucestershire

Sam J.

location_on Gloucestershire, England

£ 20 / hour

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Ambitious tutor, studied at Keio University in Tokyo.

I'm Sam. I have studied Japanese for the past 14 years. I went to university in London, and continued to study at Keio University in Tokyo. If you need someone to help you on the road to Japan I can provide you with both the language and the insider tips to building a life there. I have experience tutoring in London, and have also worked at Futaba Industrial UK in Derby, where I created my own course for the employees there for 1-on-1 tutoring. Working with many different people in a day gave me the experience necessary to adapt to the needs of the individual, and I am more than happy to help you learn what you want and need to learn based on your interests. My wife is Japanese. I've spoken Japanese every day for the past 6 years. I'm fluent in Japanese and know how to explain in English. Learning can be difficult, but with a person who can tailor lessons to your sensibilities and interests anything is possible.


University of London (SOAS)JapaneseBA (Dual)
University of London (SOAS)MusicBA (Dual)

Tutoring Experience

I have tutored over the past few years during and after university. My lessons are invariably taken well as I offer a lot of preparation and homework to help my students, and even out of lesson practice time to aid what we have learned in-lesson.



(3 reviews)

Amy Barnes Dec 13, 2019


Sam is a very experienced and patient tutor who prepares you for each lesson by setting homework, incorporating your interests in Japanese and giving you constant constructive feedback. He also aims to help you outside of lessons, giving you conversation practise via Skype or Messenger. Would highly recommend him!

Sam Ruddy Dec 20, 2019


You will not find a harder working tutor! Lessons with Sam are very unique, as he uses music, film, TV and other media to bring the Japanese language to life! It really helped me to engage with it in a way that I hadn't been able to before. There is never any pressure if you don't understand something right away and Sam will happily take things at a pace that suits you. Super highly recommended tutor!

Thomas K Dec 22, 2019


If you are looking for a Japanese tutor who is going take a individual and structured approach to your needs and goals then Sam is your guy! From my first lesson Sam has made learning Japanese fun and simple. Sam has provided quality resources which have been made to assist my learning and also set homework tasks to ensure that what we cover in lesson is not forgotten. The resources that Sam makes are also focused around my interests and hobbies specifically. This ongoing practice and work outside of the 1 hour tutorial has made the process feel more immersive. You are definitely going to get your money's worth with Sam.

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