Private Japanese Tutoring in Auckland and Online.

“Let’s speak Japanese with confidence”
Do you want to learn Japanese? Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming trip to Japan, have fallen in love with Japanese culture, or are perhaps looking to deepen connections to relatives in Japan, whatever the reason you want to study Japanese, I can help.

I offer private Japanese lessons both on Zoom and in my Japanese-themed private tutoring space located in Glenfield on Auckland’s North Shore. Off-street parking is available. I am located a short walk from Glenfield Shopping Mall if you are coming via pubic transport. Please note a COVID-19 Vaccine Pass is required on your first visit for in-person lessons.

My Services

Zoom Lessons

Take weekly lessons over Zoom from the comfort of your own home.

In-Person Lessons

Take weekly lessons in my Japanese-themed private tutoring space.

JLPT or NCEA Exam Preparation

I am a master at helping students prepare for their Japanese Language Exams.

Online Video Courses

Checkout my full-length video courses teaching Japanese Grammar from Beginner to Advanced at TekuTeku Nihongo

Ayana Okamoto

Ayana is originally from Kanagawa, Japan where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Education before moving to New Zealand in 2011 where she has since helped hundreds of students learn Japanese. Through her decade of experience teaching Japanese one-on-one she has built up a wealth of knowledge of what really helps students succeed in learning the language, and is now excited to share that with you.

Why Learn With Me?

Personalised Learning Support
  • Personalised lessons to suit your preferred learning style and your goals
  • A clear road-map to help you pass your JLPT exams
  • Effective feedback on your progress
Experienced, Passionate Educator
  • With my degree in Education I can guide your learning journey and help you to achieve your goals
  • I have built a deep knowledge through helping hundreds of students
  • I am passionate about Japanese culture and continue to study it my free time

Well Structured Lessons + Curriculum
  • Full of useful, relevant, high-quality materials that suit your Japanese level
  • You will have regular weekly homework
  • You can access supplemental lesson videos which enhance your learning

What My Students Are Saying