Groovin Grizzly
English School

About Us

About Us





Discover, Learn, Grow, Enjoy
★Groovin Grizzly★

Meet The Teachers



- My name is Katie Kato.

- I am from The United States. I grew up in San Dimas, Califorina.

- I have lived in Japan for 12 years.

- I have a bachelors degree in education and a TEFL certificate for teaching English to foreigners.

- I have taught English for 13 years. I also volenteered in American elementary schools while I was studying at university.

- I love teaching!

- I also love traveling, meeting new people, having BBQ's, going to the beach, enjoying sunshine, cooking, watching movies, reading, dancing, singing karaoke, and trying new and delicious food!

- I have a daughter named Mona and a son named Jo.

- And finally.... here are some of my favorite things about Japan...
⚫︎ Food: miso
⚫︎ Sashimi: shrimp & Scallop
⚫︎ Pastimes: Onsen & Karaoke
⚫︎ Festival: All of them! Japanese festivals are so fun!!
⚫︎ Writer: Banana Yoshimoto
⚫︎ Soccer player: Matsui
⚫︎ Song: ue o muite aruko
⚫︎ Anime: One Piece
⚫︎ Word: Kawaii  (my son and daughter are always kawaii!)



- My name is Chris Adolphsen.

- I'm from Washington State, USA

- I have lived in Japan for 6 years, but I studied Japanese in Kobe and Chiba from 2006 2007 and have visited Japan many times since then.

- I have a bachelors degree mechanical engineering and a TEFL certificate for teaching English to foreigners.

- I have taught English to children and adults in Japan for 6 years.

- I enjoy photography, using computers, snowboarding & finding a good cafe. 

- My favorite Japanese foods are Tonkatsu & Okonomiyaki.

- I look forward to meeting you soon!



- My name is Teri Cullen.

- I am from Scotland, in the UK. 

- I grew up area called Fife. Fife is famous for its golf courses and historic castles. 

- I lived in Kyoto, Japan for one year from 2011 to 2012.

- My favorite thing about living in Kyoto was learning Kansai-ben and visiting all of the beautiful temples. 

- I have an MA in Japanese, and an MSc in teaching English as a foreign language. I also have a 130-hour TEFL certificate.  

- I enjoy teaching people of all ages!

- I also enjoy exploring new places, playing the saxophone and ukulele, doing Pilates, swimming, knitting, sewing, playing board games and spending time with friends and family. 

- My favorite Scottish food is haggis.

- My favorite Japanese foods are kitsune udon and oyakodon.

- I am looking forward to meeting you!


Tel: 090-6581-3794