Personal Japanese Advisor
A long, long time ago here on Jalup (2012), I ran a service called “Personal Japanese Advisor.” I offered a small handful of spots a month as time allowed. People would fill out a long questionnaire about their Japanese studying, and I would give them personal advice on how to improve and set them on the right path. It was done through a doc exchange (they filled it out, and then I responded in depth to all their answers). After doing it for a few months, I eventually had to stop it because of the time commitment and my regular day job.
Over the years, I would occasionally get a personal request to help someone directly through a video chat or text chat session, and really get them in gear. And I sometimes made the time to do this. It was fun for me, because as you can probably tell, I get pretty fired up when I talk about Japanese. People say I’m somewhat motivating when they talk to me…
I had always considered bringing this back but just never got around to do it. Well, now I’m getting around to doing it. I am going to once again offer personal Japanese advisor sessions. It’s going to be completely different than the original way I did it in 2012. When I did do it, people preferred direct live contact with me, rather than just an exchange of emails.
These are not “Japanese lessons,” because you are better off getting practice with some natives using one of the many cheap options available online. This is setting you straight on your Japanese journey. I know quite a bit about studying Japanese. This isn’t just because “I did it myself.” That doesn’t mean that much, unless I can repeat that with other people. I’ve exchanged emails with thousands of Japanese learners over the years, so I know how to individually make sure you will succeed.
Personal Japanese Advising sessions will cover:
1. How to make your studying better
2. Troubles and Concerns
3. Tools/tricks/techniques/resources to help you out
Of course, I am open to anything you want to talk about. This is meant to be “personal.”
How to Register
1. You purchase a session.
2. E-mail me with:
- Your available times you have during the week/weekend (please use Pacific Standard Time in listing your availability).
- Whether you want a video chat, voice chat, or text chat. Depending on this choice, either provide me your Skype ID or Line ID.
3. I’ll email you or message you (through Line), to choose one of your available times and verify the session.
4. We have an awesome talk that will change your Japanese learner life forever…
New Format (as of 9/22/2018)
There is no longer a questionnaire or lengthy research/discussion before an actual session. Going into the session, you will lead what you want to talk about. You’ll be prepared with questions, concerns, worries you want to discuss with me. This new format will allow you to guide the session exactly the way you want, and prevent me from talking/explaining too much.
Who is this for? You…
– Want personalized guidance
– Want to be as fast and efficient as possible in your studying, right from the start.
– Need an extra push and motivation.
– Are in a slump, and need a firm game plan.
– Have reached a plateau and need help pushing forward.
– Can’t seem to get started properly in studying Japanese.
Get a session now!
● $149.99 – (1 hour)
1. Our actual 1 hour discussion
2. The ability to ask me any short follow-up questions through LINE or e-mail after a session.
*Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours before a session is scheduled to start. You can reschedule a properly cancelled session.
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.
Signed up for a session. I had heard about the personal advisor service but you had stopped offering it by the time I had discovered your website. Glad you brought it back.
Thanks Greg. I look forward to talking with you!
Used the personal advisor and would highly recommend it. I have been going to japaneselevelup for the past 2-3 years and think I had read every article on the site so wasn’t sure how much I’d get out of the session. Adam gave me some customized tips that were very helpful. Hopefully will be able to push forward to a higher level in the next 1-2 years with his help.
I purchased a session and found it really helpful. I’d fallen off track at an advanced level, and Adam was great at targeting my issues and giving various suggestions and pointers to help me move forward with my journey. He even allowed a little overtime at the end to answer a last minute question I had. I fully recommend the personal advisor!
I’ve been an on-again, off-again student of Japanese for…well…a really long time. I have had many teachers and even more advisors, and have done the rounds on countless methodologies. I’m hooked on Jalup but this advisor session with Adam was easily the most valuable hour of advice I’ve ever had. What I appreciated the most is that after I had sent quite a bit of detail about my situation, it was clear he had digested it and put real thought into some recommendations that were tailored to me, not generic. More important is that I’m having more fun studying Japanese now than I have in a very long time. All credit to Adam. p.s. Having read his book before the session was also helpful — I highly recommend it!
Did the Personal Japanese Advisor session with Adam and it was great! You can tell right away that he has a passion with helping you plot your journey to learning Japanese. He answered all my questions that I had and gave some great tips and advice on how to make my studying better. So if you’re someone who’s maybe stuck in a rut or is not sure what to do next I highly recommend giving this a try!