My name is Mari M. I am a Japanese instructor at LanguageBird. I was born and grew up in Saitama Prefecture (right north of Tokyo), Japan. I am currently living in Monterey, California, after completing my graduate studies in teaching English. I also have experience teaching Japanese to graduate students. As a language learner myself (English, Italian, Mandarin, etc.), I know the joy and struggles of learning a new language and culture. I’ve traveled to many countries, such as Taiwan, Australia, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, and the UK.
I am a friendly, cheerful, passionate, and dedicated teacher. I always try to create a welcoming classroom environment for everyone. I can’t wait to get to know you better and help you achieve your individual goals of learning Japanese!