【 Introduction and the profile of Beat's Instructors 】

■All BEAT staff are English Instructors.

 

■Shin-Ichi Obara
/ (Principal/ CEO)

Work:Basic English, Business English,
    TOEIC, Business Writing,
    Interpretation(TPS), Translation,
    Discourse

Teaching Exp.:34 Years
■(TOEFL 630= toeic 970)

             Hobbies:All kinds of Sports except golf

            Hometown:Miyazaki City, Miyazaki Pref.

His own unique teaching method("Obara World") has been described as fun but most importantly very useful in the real world. ■He has spent a total of 8 years studying and traveling all over the world. He's known as an avid outdoorsman and a "Hawaii Freak" who spends his time there with his family a few weeks out of the year. Please feel free to take a look at his special advice column.
;To His "Self Introduction & Lesson Style"

■Kiyomi Obara
/ CFO

Work:General English, TOEIC Purpose,
    Business English, Kids' English

Teaching Exp.:26 Years

Hobbies:Swimming, Aerobics, Spanish

Hometown:Ogaki City, Gifu Pref.

She's my lovely wife and the co-founder of our company. With(10 years +) teaching under her belt, she is more than qualified to handle the English classroom environment.
She's been working as an LP for long time
at AFS(American Field Service)

■Daniel Cowie
/ Head Instructor

Work:Business Englih, TOEIC, I ELTS, TOEFL, Instructor Training

Teaching Exp.:7 Years

Hobbies:Mountain biking, Film, Literature, Art

Hometown:Ontario, Canada

A proud Canadian, Daniel brings the best qualities of the Canadian personality to his classes. A lover of the written word, he focuses on teaching students the beauty of the English language in a very practical and interactive way. He has extensive experience teaching in universities at the highest level as well as teaching business English at well-known Japanese companies.

■Nancy Sugiura

Work:General English, Business English

Teaching Exp.:18 Years

Hobbies:Reading books

Hometown:Boston, USA


She's not afraid to be labled a "Bookworm." In fact, she's proud to be one! As all of you have might of guessed, she's an avid reader which strongly contributes to her vast vocabulary knowledge. Students who take her class will surely develop their listening and speaking skills as well as their confidence. She has the distinction as being one of the teachers with the longest tenure at our company.

■Erik Gruber
/ Instructor

Work:General English、business English, TOEIC Purpose

Teaching Exp.:9 Years

Hobbies:Watching Movies (S.F.)

Hometown:St. Paul, Minnesota


I’ve been teaching in Japan for nine years. I have gained a lot of experience teaching people of all ages and backgrounds who have many different goals for English. I believe my job as a teacher is to help you improve your communication skills, but in a way that makes English interesting and useful for YOU. Let’s try together!

■Hideki Aoki
/ Director of Educational Affair Division


Work:TOEIC Purpose, TOEFL Purpose, General English,
Instructor Training

Teaching Exp.:20 Years

Hobbies:Playing Drums, Wines, Traveling

Hometown:Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.

Graduated from Kansai Gaidai University. He has earned Post-graduate Diploma in Education at Adelaide University. He is very confident no what he teaches, especially TOEIC®. He also is a member of a rock band and plays the Drums.
■(TOEIC® score 990)■(TOEFL® PBT600)

■Conrad B.  
/ Counseling & Advisor

Work:Everything except Discourse

Teaching Exp.:21 Years

Hobbies:Working w/ Mac computers
     motorcycle (exclusively Kawasaki)

        Hometown:Saskatchewan, Canada

He has the proud distinction of having the longest teaching experience with us. He shares time between advising our executive staff members and native speakers, especially when they need help on teaching. He's been in Japan long enough to know what kind of problems a foreigner can experience so he's always available to lend a helping hand for us.■"Naginata", Martial arts 4th-degree black belt holder.

■Alejandra Gonzalez

Work:General English, Business English,
   Spanish, Interpretation

Teaching Exp.:8 Years

Hobbies:Listening to Music. Movies

      Hometown:Honduras

She moved to Japan in 2009. She worked at the Japanese Embassy in Honduras and her interest in Japan started there. She got a degree in Law in Honduras and later she got her Ph.D. in Int'l Economic Law at Nagoya Univ. graduate school. She is planning on making Japan her home, but wants to help keep a relationship between Japan and Honduras to exchange cultures.

■Rina Suzuki

Work:TOEIC Purpose, Business English,
   General English

Teaching Exp.:6 Years

Hobbies:Piano, Bon Dance

Hometown:Toyokawa City, Aichi Pref.


She specializes in TOEIC but also teaches business English and daily conversation classes as well. She’s been to and studied in Canada. She likes teaching, so she went on studying to obtain the teaching license. She found it quite tough when she was studying for TOEIC so it is very natural for her to be helpful to her students. She is a graduate of Aichi Kyoiku University.■(TOEIC® score 910+)

■Naomi Segi
Work:General English, Business English,
   I ELTS, TOEIC Purpose

Teaching Exp.:9 Years

Hobbies:Aroma therapy, a member of
    chorus club

Hometown:Yokka-Ichi City, Mie Pref.

Teaching is Naomi's calling and is the thing she likes doing the most. She holds a license to teach junior high school and high school and is a graduate of Arizona University. In college she was a member of the Chorus Club. Her experience studying abroad and as a coordinator for overseas students gives her confidence to handle any situation that might arise in the classroom. Naomi loves communicating with others and once she starts something she goes all out. She has also received a license in aromatherapy and enjoys teaching this relaxation method in her spare time. ■(TOEIC® score 900+)

■Paul Lewis

Work:TOEFL,TOEIC, General English,
   Business English,

Teaching Exp.:8 Years

Hobbies:Record Collector, Listening to Music, Gourmet tour, Reading Books

Hometown:Brisbane, Australia


I like to try the different food this area has to offer. Therefore I like to go on short trips to diferent places in Japan to eat the local food. When I'm not eating, I'm usually exploring some shrine, temple, castle or just a small historical place. My other hobby is reading history because I find the stories of different people fascinating. Hope to meet you in class sometime!!

■Anthony Agustin

Work:General English, Business English,

Teaching Exp.:7 Years

Hobbies:Traveling, Playing the ukulele

Hometown:Pearl City, Hawaii U.S.A.

Anthony loves traveling and goes all over Japan, including places like Hokkaido and Kyushu. Nagoya is one of his favorite cities. Mr. Obara and Anthony got to know each other in 2007. Enjoys studying Japanese language, history and culture. He likes playing the ukulele and watching live sports in his free time. He's always trying new things in Japan so he hopes that you can share with him some good ideas for things to do and see.
■Graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in History.

■Glen Parsons

Work:Business English, TOEIC, TOEFL
   I ELTS

Teaching Exp.:26 Years

Hobbies:Metal Detecting, Cycling
    Bowling,

Hometown:Missoula, Montana USA

He's been living here in Nagoya since 1990. He has long teaching experience at high schools in the Nagoya District and cpmpany classes as well. In my free time, I hunt for old coins and enjoy epic long walks. He's married and have two wonderful children.

■Yuko Masterson

Work:General English, Business English,

Teaching Exp.:16 Years

Hobbies:Eating shortcakes and seaweed

Hometown:Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.

With a teaching style that is easygoing and combined with a wonderful smile, Yuko is a perfect teacher for any level of student. She has a lot of experience abroad studying in England and Switzerland. English is her speciality but she has also studied Italian and Latin. Her travels abroad have brought her together with many people including her husband from America with whom she has a wonderful child. Yuko has a diverse working background having worked in international cooperations, but also has taught in cram schools and universities.

■Toshiharu Mizutani

Work:General English, TOEIC Purpose,
   Business English, Kids English

Teaching Exp.:9 Years

Hobbies:Indoor 5-man football(Futsal)
    Jogging

Hometown:Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.

After his experience abroad in Vancouver, Canada & Perth, Australia, he worked at a major English language school for seven years, where he was the head instructor. His students come from all ages, from children to business professionals. In kindergartens and elementary schools, he used picture books effectively with his young students to help them enjoy English. His experience includes teaching one-on-one and groups, such as the Boy Scouts of Japan. He has a great reputation in his TOEIC classes. His students, who affectionately call him “Toshi.”

■Shiho Katoh

Work:General English, Kids class TOEIC
   TOEFL,

Teaching Exp.:10 Years

Hobbies:Driving, cooking, Listening to Music

Hometown:Saitama Pref.


She had been in high school in Japan for one year and transferrred to Australian high school. She is graduated from Monash Univ.in Australia. Se has spent a total of ten years in Australia.

■Robert B. Proborszcz

Work:General English、business English、
   Interpretation

Teaching Exp.: 20 Years

Hobbies:Karate, Aikido

Hometown:Koszalin, Poland


He is a father of two sons and has a Japanese wife. He has been in Japan over 20 years now. He has a lot of English teaching experience in EU countries and Japan. His major in college was Electronics. He likes martial arts, especially Karate and Aikido. His lesson style is very friendly and easy to listen to.
■CELTA

■Tricia Lee

Work:General English, Business English

Teaching Exp.:6 Years

Hobbies:Playing billiards & golf, Painting,
    sculpting and drawing

Hometown:B.C. Canada

She was an exchange student at Ritsumeikan Univ. She is a typical multilingual person and she speaks Cantonese, Japanese, Conversational Mandarin and German besides English. She is a talented, open-minded lady. She is a member of Women's Professional Billiards Association.

■Carl Schnider

Work:General English, Business English

Teaching Exp.:5 Years

Hobbies:Working w/Computer, Traveling

Hometown:Kentucky, USA

The students love his teaching style. His lessons are fun due to his great personality. While at university, he studied Philosophy and Biology. He has spent some time in S. America, volunteering for the Peace Corps, which is the reason why he speaks fluent Spanish.

■Angela Oliver

Work:General English, Business English

Teaching Exp.:8 Years

Hobbies:Traveling & Shopping

Hometown:Texas, USA

Sorry President Bush, she doesn't speak with a heavy Texas accent but she's a proud Texan. She majored in English and Education at college. A party isn't complete without her! She has a great taste for American Southwestern cuisine.

■Tomoko Kataoka

Work:Chinese、Basic Elementary, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Levels

Teaching Exp.:9 Years

Hobbies:Traveling, mostly southeast Asia

Hometown:Toyota City, Aichi


She's always punctual and hard-working are the best words to describe him. The students can always depend that her lessons are informative and beneficial to their needs.

■Jerome Catbagan

Work:General English、Business English

teaching Exp.:6 Years

Hobbies:badminton, table tennis, billiards,
    Reading books, Working w/computers

Hometown:the Philippines


He's an expert at technical English and has experience in the field of engineering. A true class act. He was born and raised in a native English-speaking household in the Philippines.

■Wang Xiu

Work:Chinese、Basic Elementary, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Levels

Teaching Exp.:9 Years

Hobbies:Vintage item Collector. Jeans
    & aloha shirts etc. Lots of
    knowledge for music history.

Hometown:Nagoya City, Aichi Pref.


He was 13 yrs old when he began studying at Beat. Now, he's one of our Japanese instructors. His expertise mostly is in listening comprehension which could be explained because he once worked as an FM Radio DJ. He graduated from Santa Monica College in California. He was one of my first students when I started our school.

■Cho, Keini

Work:Chinese、Basic Elementary, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Levels

Teaching Exp.:5 Years

Hobbies:Traveling, Cooking

Hometown:Dairen City, China

Cho Keini arrived in Japan in 2006. Her hometown is Liao Ning which is in the northeast part on China. Liao Ning is famous as the“windy city”in China and has very severe winters. A typical winter day there has a temperature of ?15 degrees Celsius. One of Cho Keini's favorite hobbies is restaurant hopping. She is always on the lookout for a new restaurant to try. She can often be found in conveyor belt sushi or yaki-niku shops. Cho Keini's philosophy is to“enjoy every day.”She says that her most enjoyable and active time is the time she spends with her students in class.

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