College/graduate school Admission, ESL, Japanese

English as a Second Language, Japanese, History, College Admissions Advising

I am a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, working on a project funded by an NEH fellowship. I offer a range of services, based on my extensive experience in higher education both in the United States and in Japan. Over 15 years I have helped a number of students, including ESL and international students, set their goals, meet them, and move on to next stages of their life. I closely listen to students’ needs and provide instructions most suited for each student, so that students could "study" up to their full potential.


• College and graduate school admission in the US/Japan

• Scholarships and grants application 

• Japanese conversation, writing, and reading 


• BA: University of Tokyo (Philosophy of Science, Biology)

• PhD: University of Wisconsin-Madison (History of Science)  

Universities where I taught:  

• Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, SFSU, and Santa Clara University. 


• At a local café or a library in El Cerrito, Albany, and Berkeley.

• Skype


• $90/hr (Sliding scale and small group sessions available.)

• 50% discount for the first one-hour lesson.

To set up an introductory phone call, please email me at yumetokari63 [at]

Region Served: 
East Bay
High school
yumetokari [at]