I am a mother from America and now living in Japan. We have been looking for online English course for our girl since the teacher went back home because of COVID-19. Though I am able to practice English with her, it’s better to have someone professional to do the job. And by coincidence, we got to know about Protostar Education, I had my husband booked a demo class for our girl cuz I am not so good in Japanese. Turns out that their staffs are bilingual in Japanese and English, which is a lot more convenient for me to communicate with them!
Why I chose Protostar
You must be wondering why would I need an English teacher for my daughter as a native speaker myself. Obviously, it’s totally different between knowing a language and teaching it! I need someone with profound knowledge and phycological background, who is capable of helping my daughter to systematically learn the language. With this purpose, we’ve tried several English institutions, but neither of them met our requirements. They were either lack of professional knowledge or experience. I could have done better if that’s how to teach English! When the demo was done in Protostar, I talked to the teacher in the online class, and was amazed that she has been teaching literature and writing for 27 years in the United States! No to mention her master degree in education and bachelor degree in creative writing.
I thought that online course could be basic and probably pay more attention on oral practice at the beginning, but they even offer G3/G4 writing programs, which is way beyond my expectation! It’s actually difficult to find institution that focuses on writing education. Their curriculum is based on CCSS from America, can’ t believe we can access the US curriculum in Japan!
There were other students in the class from different countries, one from China and the other is Korean and they were absolutely adorable. Glad that we can get in touch with children from different cultures, especially under this pandemic circumstance.
Well, Protostar is totally what I expected and I would love to recommend it to my friends!