Teacher Grant Matsuoka
Hi, I’m Mr. Matsuoka. I have been teaching in Japan for 32 years with a couple more helping out at a local ESS/ECC club near Yokota AB in the early 80s. I have a BA degree in ESL from the University of Hawaii and started in the JET program in Ueda City in 1987. I’ve taught at JHS and SHS students and visited and taught at facilities for handicapped students while on the JET program. After coming to Tokyo, I’ve taught vocational students at the Bunka Institute of Foreign Language, and was the Coordinator for the Returnee Program at the Kanda YMCA. (where I helped build the program from about 30 students to over 120 students in about two to three years. I ran a one room school for almost 7 years near Yotsuya Station that averaged about 15 to 20 students. I’ve been at Little Minds for about 4 years now. I’ve had lots of wonderful experiences helping students and watching their English get better and better. I am friendly and funny and look at the best way for students want to use English. My Japanese skills are limited so that students want to use English to communicate with me.