I hope I can explain this well and that I’m in the right area. I have been learning Japanese through WaniKani and it’s been great. I posted recently as well for grammar help and found Cure Dolly who has also been a savior as well. Now I would also like to add an Italki Tutor to the list. However I have tried previously several times and it’s ended very poorly.
I am disabled and because of that I have issues with my anxiety and interactions with people. I struggle immensely with communication. I get very nervous and it usually ends poorly and looks like I’m not trying or are just frustrated when I’m really trying very hard but I’m so nervous I just struggle. I hope that makes sense. But I do need a tutor to help with pronunciation and gaps in my learning.
I want a tutor that is easy going and is able to joke around to break the ice. It puts me at ease. I do also want structure as well with ‘homework assignments’ so that I can also have a solid goal weekly/bi-weekly to work towards so I am not stagnating because of my depression or feeling like my disability is holding me back.
I don’t know if this might be asking too much. I hope it isn’t. I know I am…a lot. I’m sorry. I also know that I can do trials with tutors to see if I like them, and I will, but I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations? I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks so much and take care.