Helping you speak the language of your heart

Greetings and welcome to my website! My name is Maya, and I’m excited to share a little about myself with you. I was born in Japan and grew up splitting my time between Japan and the United States. My formative years and the first half of my professional career were spent in the US. I received my degree in TESL and began teaching English as a second language, a profession I have enjoyed for over 18 years. Along the way, I found my passion for languages and pursued a degree and Japanese national license in Speech-Language-Hearing-Pathology. As a licensed speech-language pathologist, I have had the opportunity to help people with communication disorders for the past 7 years. With over 10 years of experience in proofreading and translating, I’ve honed my skills as a language professional. I am also fluent in Spanish (DELE B2) and currently studying Italian.

As a lifelong learner, I’m always striving to better myself and expand my knowledge. I’m a compassionate individual who genuinely cares about others and their success. One of my passions is triathlon, and I was honored to become a national champion of my age group in sprint triathlon in 2022. I find that training for triathlons teaches me valuable lessons about discipline, persistence, and achieving goals, which I apply to all areas of my life.

In my free time, I enjoy socializing with friends and family, but I also appreciate quiet moments alone to recharge my soul. One of my favorite places to relax and unwind is at the beach. There’s something about the sound of the waves and the smell of saltwater that helps me feel centered and peaceful.

Thank you for considering my services, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.


東京生まれ、千葉県・米国カリフォルニア州育ち。現在は、神奈川県在住。幼少期から米国に住むことで言語の魅力に引き込まれる。ハワイの大学でTESL(第二言語としての英語教授法)の学士を取得後、ホノルルの語学学校、日本の大学や大手企業の企業内研修などのネイティブ講師として英語を教え始める。この頃からフリーランス翻訳・添削も開始。2006年には約1年間、バックパッカーとして主に東南アジアと中米を旅する。2014年には言語聴覚士(ST)の国家資格を取得し、病院やクリニックでSTとして勤務。趣味はトライアスロン。TOEIC満点、スペイン語DELE B2取得。今はイタリア語に夢中。