My name is Mandy and I am the founder of Goen Academy. Before moving to Canada, I lived and worked as an overseas business manager in Osaka. After 14 years of being a language teacher/ trainer, I finally decided to set up my own tutoring service and devote full time to share my passion for learning languages.
At Goen Academy, you will not only gain language knowledge but also be guided how to study efficiently.
Learn easily with us today. Speak naturally tomorrow.
Education and Career History
Master of Business Administration
TJSOL Teaching Japanese to Speakers of Other Languages
Our journey of language tutoring
Skills & Accomplishments
Teacher of English
2010 - 2012
Teacher of English at Iwata High School, Oita, Japan
Interpreter at Japan External Trade Organization
2011 - 2012
Interpreter at Oita Police Station
Technical translator at Canon
2006 - current
Language tutor (Japanese, English, Vietnamese, Mandarin)
Why Choose Us
Learn Language, Learn Culture.
1. We understand you the most
We understand how challenging Japanese is. We know what you find hard to understand. We know your questions even before you ask. We have the answer for you if you need one.
2. It's not only about language. It's about culture.
Language and culture are strongly related to each other. Culture is reflected in language. We'd love to share the experience we had when living in Japan to help you understand/ remember the languages easily.
3. Individualized lesson plans
Lesson plans will be made to fit each student. At Goen Academy, we make sure all of our lesson plans are the most suitable for our learners.
4. Student Care
There will be no more than 4 students in our class. We'd love to keep our class size small so that every student can raise their voices and is taken care of. Student is the core of our tutoring service.
Prices at Goen Academy are competitive and fair.
For more information, kindly check our "Courses & Pricing" page.
Check what students talk about us
Get to know why our services make difference
Mandy sensei is a really great teacher because she is so patient with you and will adjust to your needs. Not only does she teach really well but she will make jokes with you. Overall, she is just an awesome teacher!
Grade 6 - Richmond, BC
I took Mandy sensei's English class in 2018. She helped me improve my TOEIC scores from 450 to 650 in really short time. She is a very responsible teacher who knows how to keep her students motivated. She was super supportive and patient with me. Arigtou sensei!
In his 30s - Osaka, JP
I am taking her JLPT Preparation Course. She made her own teaching materials which are so helpful and easy to understand. I appreciate how she spends time giving me details feedback. Highly recommend those who are seeking some help for the examination.
Grade 11 - Coquitlam, BC
My 17 year-old son is taking Japanese class with Mandy. He really enjoys it and never wanted to miss a lesson even when he was tired after school. It's great we found her!
In her 40s - Vancouver, BC
Mandy is highly responsible and dedicated tutor. I took N5 preparation course with her and she spent time outside classes to give me detailed feedback on my progress. She also taught me how to speak Japanese naturally too (not the Japanese we learn in books). Highly recommend if you are a beginner or want to sit for JLPT test.
In his 30s - Vancouver, BC
My partner is Japanese and we had plans to move to Japan so I took speaking classes with Mandy. She even trained me for job interview in Japan. We also had discussion about Japanese culture. Her class was fun and helpful.