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English Lessons for the Discriminating Student

Mister Micawber offers PRIVATE PERSON-TO-PERSON LESSONS in conversational, academic and business English, as well as TOEFL, TOEIC, Eiken STEP and IELTS test preparation. He concentrates on speaking and listening, using a variety of commercial and original materials.

Only ten minutes by foot from Ishikawa-cho Station on the JR Negishi Line (or 15 minutes from Isezaki-chojamachi Station on the Yokohama Subway) in Yokohama, Mister Micawber has a well-appointed teaching room with audio-visual and reference facilities.


Find Mister Micawber's: Just zoom in to Yokohama on the Google map here!


Fees range from 10,000 to 12,000 yen per month for weekly one-hour person-to-person lessons.  If you are serious about improving your English, arrange a FREE sample lesson by e-mailing to MisterMicawber@gmail.com.

Mister Micawber also operates ONLINE PROOFREADING AND EDITING SERVICES via email. Essays and reports, emails and business letters, recipes and instructions – Mister Micawber can check any of your written materials for grammatical accuracy and good style at competitive rates and with prompt responses. In addition, he offers LESSONS IN ENGLISH WRITING via email. Payment by PAYPAL is accepted.

With his remaining free time, Mister Micawber moderates at a very reputable internet English grammar forum, which he invites you to visit:  ENGLISH FORUMS.


Mr. Micawber is Canadian-American, holds a BA in English, an AA in Business Administration, and an Advanced Certificate in TEFL, and he has taught at schools like GEOS, YMCA and SIMUL, and also at companies like Sony, Toshiba and Nissan. He holds a 3-dan in kyudo and is an occasional poet.

For interested students, Mister Micawber's accent is classified as MIDLAND:

What American accent do you really have?
Your Result: Midland
(not "Midwest") The Midland is the neutral zone between the North and the South: Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri (roughly). Since it's the neutral zone, its accent is fairly neutral. And since the accent is neutral, there are millions of people with Midland accents who have never lived anywhere near the Midland (Floridians, for example). There are a lot of newscasters who talk like you.

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