Dr. Asuka Tsuchiya is an award-winning psychologist and qualified Japanese teacher.
Asuka-sensei majored in Linguistics and Literature at the University of Tokyo, Japan's top university. There, she qualified to teach foreign languages and found her passion for teaching and supporting people.
Following this she entered the Graduate School of Education at the University of Tokyo and received her MA in Education. During this period, she also trained as a psychotherapist.
After working as a psychotherapist in both educational and medical fields, she started studying human communications at the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences at Nara Women’s University, and received her Ph.D. in Psychology as well as the Best Postgraduate Student Award.
Her Ph. D work was awarded the “Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology Encouragement Prize” from the Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology, the major psychological association in Japan.
Asuka-sensei is now teaching Japanese in the UK, having qualified through the Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) organisation, the most prestigious Japanese teaching authority in Japan.
She provides high-quality Japanese teaching based on her profound knowledge of Japanese language and education. And, as a professional psychologist and psychotherapist, she helps learners have more confidence in speaking Japanese.
Currently, she runs communicative and engaging Japanese courses at multiple locations including the University of Southampton, UK.