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Thank you so much for everything. You are not just a tutor but more of a mentor. You really motivated me to put in the work to achieve my goals. You taught me that achieving a goal doesn’t happen at the snap of my fingers. I have to envision my goal, set checkpoint goals, and not be afraid to fail. Although I will be leaving Tokyo, I will forever remember the grind seshes. Thank you, and I will miss you a lot.

by C.S.

TA has been my ultimate support throughout high school and it gave me tremendous academic and emotional support. It is an environment that pushes me beyond what I thought was possible but also gives me comfort through care and guidance. It has made me more confident in my capabilities while giving me the ambition to reach higher. Thank you for creating this environment for me, other students and many more students to come. I will always credit my high school success to TA and continue to appreciate the care it puts into every individual. I’m sure I will continue to rely on TA for many things and I am excited to continue this journey of achievements together! Thank you so much! See you at graduation!

by A.Y.

Never have I had a teacher so supportive and respectful. I’ve been saved by your efforts multiple times and I can never thank you enough for it. From the time we spent covering AP World History material to helping me write college applications, I couldn’t have made it without you and your help. As I move onto college (thanks to all the help), I’ll truly miss you, the people at TA, and the office. Being able to learn from teachers like you has helped changed my life and I can’t stress enough how impactful your work is to a student like me. Again, thank you so much for all the help these past few years.

by J.K.

Wow! 11 point increase in MAP math when starting at 99%! That is fabulous. I am so thrilled with how you worked and taught Ella this year. We can’t thank you enough. You helped Ella to get a high enough score on her ACT to make it into the CTY advanced math program too. It’s been the easiest year for us family having you as her math tutor.

by Parents of A.M.

I can’t believe I’m graduating already! I swear it felt like just a few days ago when I was still attending your SAT class at TA during the summer. You have single handedly changed my life (and I am not exaggerating that at all). When I first got to talk to you, I remember having a conversation about where I wanted to go for university and what were my plans for the future and I remember the disappointing look that you gave me when I showed you my sophomore year grades haha! From the bottom of my heart I truly want to thank you for never giving up on me and want you to know that you have the greatest role model that I could have asked for. Once again, thank you for making me the person that I am today.

by K.K.

I can say with certainty that you have had the single most significant influence in my high school career. Ever since we had our first APWH one-on-one DBQ lesson on October 2rd 2016 and our first group APWH class on November 28th 2016, you have given me tremendous support and guidance in every way possible. I guess you could say it was a major turning point in my life (haha get it). You made me genuinely enjoy learning and I really look forward to our APWH group lessons every week. And thanks to your amazing teaching, I did really well in APWH.

It didn’t take long until I became very dependent on you and your wisdom. I’ve never been able to be so honest and comfortable around a teacher-like figure until you and I think it’s because you show such an unmatched level of care for me and I was constantly thinking “what would you tell me to do?” Your profound existence and influence in my life goes beyond classrooms in TA and you’ve actually become a part of the way I think and make decisions. 

So much of my success is owed to the academic and emotional support you gave me. I can confidently say I have learnt more from you than any other teacher or counselor combined. You have a true commitment to making your students happy and is it so beyond inspiring to see you working tireless hours to share your insane intelligence with students.

by Y.A.

I can’t believe the time has come for me to write you this letter (not to mention graduate). I also can’t believe it’s been 2 years since you took me under your wise wing and started tutoring me. Tbh when I first saw you at TA, I thought to myself, “Why is he so energetic at 9 in the morning?!” Thank you for everything you’ve helped me through these past few years. I’m not even kidding, I would probably be a hella panicking teenager if it weren’t for your constant support. You’ve seriously helped me through so many hurdles in life. You’re one of my biggest role models in life, and I’m eternally grateful I got to be your student.

by N.E.

From English papers to college apps and even the occasional STEM help, I cannot thank you enough. I’ve come across my fair share of teachers – the good, the bad, and the okay. You, however, have left the greatest impact on me. You are one of the amazing ones and have continued to inspire me and a lot of my friends, even though we don’t make it too easy for you at times. You were undeniably hard on me at times, but I appreciate it so much now because you have pushed me to become a much better writer. I really credit everything I’ve accomplished and my self-confidence to you. I really don’t know where I’d be without you. You are so much more than just a tutor. I will take your lessons with me wherever I go. Thank you for always believing in me – you showed me how capable I am.

by I.H.

As you may know, AP scores came out. I just wanted to share that I got a five on the AP Calculus BC exam! I wanted to thank you for all the help and guidance you have given me for both AP Calculus AB and BC. Thank you once again for all the help throughout the year.

by S.V.

My counselor brought out the most creative parts of me when we workshopped pieces together. Unafraid to be myself, I presented my most genuine voice in my writing while getting insight into the artistry that goes into great writing. Taka is a wealth of knowledge, with so many crazy suggestions and ideas. It was a true honor working with him—I have come out of the experience with an improved capacity to write with a unique voice and think critically and creatively. I definitely finished the experience as a better person, owed to the incredible person my counselor is. Despite the stresses of this time of year, I would certainly do this all again for the opportunity to work with him again.

by Marina (Stanford)

I highly recommend TA’s essay counseling! College essays are often overwhelming, but this counseling definitely reduces the stress and helps you to write what exactly you are trying to tell. Additionally, throughout the counseling, I was able to figure out what I really want from a college education, and I’m grateful that I chose TA!

by Momoka (Sophia FLA)

I learned and gained a lot out of the essay counseling process at Tokyo Academics. My counselor helped me decide on an essay topic and narrow in on themes and ideas that I wanted to highlight, which is what I think made my essays stand out. By the end of the process, my essays were genuine, well-written, and concise, and would not have been as focused or polished without the help of TA. Not to mention, My counselor was very fun to work with and always makes essay-counseling student-centered; it’s obvious that he wants what’s best for his students and wants to make the essay-writing process as enjoyable and engaging as possible.

by Bianca (Yale)

I’ve had the privilege to know Taka for around five years now, and he helped me get into both boarding school and college. I especially enjoyed working with Taka during my college process because he made lessons worthwhile. Every lesson was both productive and fun; we would get more than enough work done while leaving room to catch up every time we met. Most importantly, these essays got me into my first choice college early!

by Sara (Wake Forest)

Tokyo Academics has been a small miracle in our lives and I am truly grateful. Our tutor made a real connection with our son, who responded very well to the tutor’s easy going personality. Our son made excellent progress in all subjects. I highly recommend Tokyo Academics to any family looking for an incredible reliable, diligent, and qualified tutor.

by H.W.

I had the best tutor ever! He helped me study for my math tests and I did very well on those tests. He also helps me add more detail to my essays and make them the better. I practiced reading speeches with him and he is the best speaker ever. I hope you choose him as your tutor and have a good school year.

by A.T.

I would highly recommend Tokyo Academics tutors for high school students looking for outstanding SAT/ACT prep or application essay coaching. Our tutor was sharp, knowledgeable and knew how to focus on what my son needed to accomplish for him to succeed. My son had great results working with him.

by N.W.

We just received our daughter’s scores on the SSATs. She did wonderfully – 92% overall. Thank you for all of your work with her. She knows that it has made a big difference in her scores, and we believe that to be true as well.

by L.H.

My tutor was very helpful, especially because he went over things that I had trouble understanding. He explained to me with examples and easy keywords to remember things. He also related everything together which made it easier for me to understand and remember each chapter.

by J.P.

Our tutor was great at teaching because my daughter said that his method was very efficient for her. She used to take SSAT course at Kaplan Tokyo, but nothing can be compared to his method. That was her honest comment. Personally, I was very impressed by Tokyo Academics’ staff’s punctuality and serious attitude and also the teaching technique. I wish you all the best for your future success in this field.

by A.M.

Tokyo Academics provided me with a dedicated tutor who cares about his pupils and their pursuit for self-improvement. My tutor inspired me to work to my full potential, improving my SAT score substantially and reconstructing my work habits. If you want a personable, inspiring, and all around helpful tutor, Tokyo Academics is the place to find one.

by A.T.