TEACHERS

Tenley

Tenley Thayer

Comes From
Georgia
Hobby
Reading, traveling, listening to podcasts while crafting, and learning to knit
Favorite Food
Mexican
Funny happening in Japan
I haven’t had anything really funny happen yet, but I am sure it is just a matter of time!
Messages
I hope to make learning English as fun as possible.
Katie

Katie

Comes From
Virginia
Hobby
Spending time with my husband and our 3-year-old daughter, reading, fashion, exploring Japan.
Favorite Food
hot dogs, nachos, sushi, seafood
Funny happening in Japan
When we were out exploring we took a train and needed help purchasing a ticket. We used google translate to ask a woman for help to which she responded in perfect English, “I’m American”.
Messages
I am so thankful to be able to share the English language with Japanese students, both children and adults! I do not take this opportunity for granted and it warms my heart to see my students progress each week in class.
Corey

Corey

Comes From
Washington, DC
Hobby
reading, running, baking, going on adventures with my family
Favorite Food
bread, baked goods
Funny happening in Japan
My husband ordered me frog legs but told me it was chicken. It tasted like chicken! Whenever we go on hikes, we always stumble upon stairs. It’s become a family joke that we must always climb stairs wherever we go.
Messages
My family and I are very excited to be living and learning about Japan! I enjoy teaching my students while at the same time learning from them. Learning is a lifelong process and I am very honored to be a part of yours.
Timothy

Timothy

Comes From
the beautiful state of Arkansas in the USA.
Hobby
Singing, cooking, barbecuing , nature walks, and arts and crafts using recycled or natural materials and I would love to be a BeeKeeper.
Favorite Food
rosemary turkey, Thai salads , Korean cucumber salad, let’s just say thanksgiving and Christmas meals, there are too many to have only one favorite.
Funny happening in Japan
I remember being out in the wee hours of the night and hearing a song bellowing from a small white truck. The song went like this, “Ishi yakimo, Ishi yakimo, Ishi yakimo “ I was telling a Japanese friend how I liked that song and she laughing said, “ that’s not a song”
Messages
I hope to be a joy and a blessing and encouragement to all I teach.
Mark

Mark (Markarious Gordon)

Comes From
North Carolina
Hobby
Painting, animating, Game development
Favorite Food
Thai food, Mexican food, spicy foods.
Funny happening in Japan
Gained a possible addiction to matcha and chai since moving to Japan.
Messages
Not only do I love to teach but also learning—and teaching provides lots of learning opportunities. I also enjoy helping people understand that they can learn and find alternate approaches to understanding concepts.
william

William Thompson

Comes From
Portland, Oregon USA
Hobby
Chinese tea, travel, American football
Favorite Food
unagi, natto, pizza, Taiwanese beef noodle soup
Funny happening in Japan
I got off at the wrong train station for my first day of work at Joy English. I looked everywhere for the school but I couldn’t find it. When I realized I was at the wrong stop I had to take a taxi to make it on time for my first class.
Messages
Lets learn from each other! Please ask me a lot of questions, anything you want!

STAFF

Osada Yoshimi<オーナー>

Osada Yoshimi<オーナー>

出身地
福生市
趣味
家庭菜園、旅行、温泉、ウォーキング
好きな食べ物
ベトナム、タイ、アフリカ料理
メッセージ
Joy English に通って英会話を勉強して世界中の国を訪問して、楽しく食事をしたり外国人と話したりできるよう頑張って学びましょう!!(留学もいいですね)
Tery

Tery

出身地
福生市
趣味
家庭菜園、旅行、飲み会?蕎麦作り
好きな食べ物
タコ
メッセージ
当教室は優秀な先生に恵まれ、勉強熱心な生徒さん達が毎日楽しく英会話を学んでいます。
Kazu

Kazu

出身地
福生市
趣味
海外旅行(訪問国51カ国)、スポーツ、食べる
好きな食べ物
タイ、中・南米料理、中華料理
メッセージ
ジョイは生徒の為の生徒による英会話学校です。そんな生徒さんをサポートして早15年以上がたちました。自分の得意分野は海外旅行ですかね。もし何か情報がほしい方は色々教えますよ!!
 Kiwa

Kiwa

出身地
福生市
趣味
アート&音楽鑑賞 読書 旅行
好きな食べ物
フレンチ アジアンフード
メッセージ
長期間の米国生活を通して、様々な体験をしました。 わたしの経験が何らかの形でJoyの皆さんのお役に立てたらうれしく思っています。
ビジネス翻訳家、米国ワシントン大学卒。