Akari Translations

The bridge between languages, cultures, and people
言葉、文化、人の架け橋に

Private Language Lessons

Private Language Lessons
(Any Age)


Learning a new language expands your horizons and enables you to communicate with more people in the world.
Do you wish to speak another language? Then, let’s begin.

We provide lessons in the following languages (click the language you would like to learn to read the instructor’s bio):
Meet our team

Lesson Fees:


What applies to all lesson fees:
  • based on an hourly rate per student unless arranged otherwise (If you would like to set up a lesson for a half hour or 45 minutes, please contact us)
  • include tax (Akari Translations pays 4% toward GE tax)
  • non-refundable
  • standard commutes are limited to 20 minutes one-way. If it takes more than 20 minutes, an additional fee may apply for time/mileage.

The lesson fee includes: 
  • the lesson prep time 
  • the actual lesson time 
  • a list of vocabulary words and expressions that come up in conversations during the lesson; the list is organized after each lesson and will be uploaded to a shared folder in the Internet (Dropbox or Google Shared Drive)
  • homework correction outside of the lesson time 

Optional:
  • a recording of the vocabulary list; the teacher records herself pronouncing each vocabulary word and expression – $5
  • video instructions to review material – $10


Children/Students (with a valid student ID):
Private -
  • In Makawao or online – $50 per lesson or $180 for 4 consecutive lessons within each new month ($45 per lesson)
  • Teacher travels to student* – $65 per lesson or $240 for 4 consecutive lessons within each new month ($60 per lesson)

Semi-Private -

A semi-private lesson is for two students, and it is for two students who are at approximately the same level/grade level. When one of the students has to miss a lesson, he or she is still responsible for paying $15 for the missed lesson.
  • In Makawao or online – $120 for 4 consecutive lessons per student within each new month ($30 per lesson per student)
  • Teacher travels to student* – $160 for 4 consecutive lessons per student within each new month ($40 per lesson per student)


Adults:
Private -
  • In Makawao or online — $55 per lesson or $200 for 4 consecutive lessons ($50 per lesson)
  • Teacher travels to student* - $75 per lesson or $280 for 4 consecutive lessons ($70 per lesson)

Semi-Private -
A semi-private lesson is for two students, and it is for two students who are at approximately the same level/grade level. When one of the students has to miss a lesson, he or she is still responsible for paying $15 for the missed lesson.
  • In Makawao or online – $140 for 4 consecutive lessons per student within each new month ($35 per lesson per student)
  • Teacher travels to student* – $180 for 4 consecutive lessons per student within each new month ($45 per lesson per student)



Some samples videos are available at Akari Translations’ YouTube channel.
Process:
  1. Please email info@akaritranslations.com with the following information: 1) the language/tutoring subject you want to learn, 2) your preferred day and time for lessons, and 3) where you want the lessons to be held.
  2. Akari Translations will get in touch with a teacher to set up all the logistics for the first lesson.

Cancelation Policy:

We understand that there are times when you have to cancel a lesson. Children can get sick, your car could have a mechanical issue, etc. We try to be as flexible and as accommodating as possible. However, due to the increased number of students and the growing waiting list of students, we ask that a lesson to be cancelled 24 hours in advance, and to save your spot, please hold the make-up lesson within 7 days of the original class date. Otherwise, the lesson fee is non-refundable, and we cannot guarantee to hold your spot should cancelation happen repeatedly.

Also, we ask that your lesson day/time does not change frequently unless there are extenuating circumstances. Please contact Akari if such situation arises. We try our best to be accommodating, but a set schedule will help us to run all the lessons smoothly.

If the instructor has to cancel a lesson for any reason less than 24 hours, or is not able to schedule a make-up lesson within 7 days, the student will receive a full refund for the canceled lesson.
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