I have used a variety of services and schools in an effort to learn Chinese. Unlike a group class, she provides a comprehensive and hands on approach that is tailored to my skill level. Her english and Japanese speaking skills are perfect. So I never have a "lost in translation" moment like I've had with some other instructors. Learning a language takes a lot of effort on the part of the learner, so I believe a multifaceted approach is essential. Being able to take these private lessons has helped me gain a better understanding of what I've learned elsewhere. If you're looking to learn at a faster pace, I strongly recommend using her services.