(Not sure if this was more appropriate here or on the “Resources” section, in case feel free to move it.)
I recently moved to a different workplace in Japan and, since I am working during weekday, I am looking for a private teacher to continue my japanese study. Last year I followed a Japanese course where we finished the two みんなの日本語 books (it was quite good mainly because none of teachers spoke english), so I have a basic understanding of the language.
I live in a low populated area, but not far from Fukuoka (around 30 mins by train), and I was a bit surprised by how difficult it is. I started by asking to a local organization that does some classes for foreigners, but they are very basics and told me they don’t do private lessons. Then I googled for some school, but I was surprised by the prices (20k entrance fee + around 5-7k per hour). I could even afford it, but it seems expensive to me when I can find cheaper teachers in my country.
Lastly, there are many that offers lesson through skype, but I would prefer doing it on person (call me old-fashion xd ).
Has anyone had any experience with a private teacher? How did you find it? Was it helpful?