Tamaki TEFL Recruitment (TTR)

Program Reviews

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Katherine
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly Recommend TTR!

I applied for a teaching position in Japan through TTR. Tomoko answered all my questions and guided me through all the paperwork and visas making the process super easy. She went above and beyond in providing support leading up to the job and followed up when I arrived in Japan. TTR operates at a high level of professionalism and there were no surprises when I landed in Japan. All my questions were answered quickly and all logistics were carefully explained to me before I left. I couldn’t imagine doing this process with anyone else.

Tomoko really listened to my placement preferences in Japan and made sure I would be placed in an area that I loved. I asked to be in the Kansai region with hiking opportunities in the area and both of those preferences were met!

Whether you are right out of university like me or you are looking for a career change, I recommend TTR as they are attentive and it really feels like they care about your well being. Thank you so much TTR for getting me a job I love! :)

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I’m currently learning Japanese right now, so communicating with locals has been really nerve racking! In my town, there is a climbing gym that I wanted to get a membership to. I was really nervous to go up to talk to the front desk, but between my bad Japanese and google translate I was able to get a membership. Everyone at the gym ended up being really nice and were even helping me improve my Japanese.
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Madeline
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

TTR Provides Support and Genuine Care

Applying to jobs- especially to positions overseas- can be overwhelming and difficult. From my first interaction with Tomoko at TTR, I knew that her recruitment style was different. She actively sought me out as a candidate, respected my time by acting in a prompt manner, and went above and beyond in providing support.
After a couple of great interviews- Tomoko is so kind, knowledgeable, and helpful- I was offered a position in Japan! Though I had a long period between my initial interview and my start date, Tomoko was very proactive and kept in touch with me to make sure I was on track with every step of the visa process. She also sent plenty of other information about what to expect when moving to Japan.
When I say that Tomoko went above and beyond, I mean it. Her instructions and information sent ahead of time were so thorough and the time she spent helping me prepare made things so much easier after I got here. While some of my peers were scrambling to find a SIM card for their phone or an ATM that would accept their international bank card, I realized just how much extra care Tomoko provided in her recruiting. I didn't get just the barebone requirements for the job, but literally all of the little logistics that come with an international move.
All throughout the application process, Tomoko showed such genuine kindness. Her messages were always upbeat and kind, she was always so fun to speak to over the phone, and I could tell that she really cares. When it came time for me to actually make the move to Japan, Tomoko kept in touch and asked for updates through my travel and training period.
My entire job search for a teaching position took longer than expected, but I got a job offer less than two weeks after I first spoke to Tomoko- when I found the right opportunity, everything fell into place perfectly and quickly. I feel very fortunate to have gotten to work with a team that is dedicated, timely, professional, and genuinely a pleasure to work with. Thank you!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
One experience that I think is memorable for a lot of people traveling to Japan for the first time is getting lost in a train station! Luckily, Japan is also well-known for great customer service. On my first day of training for the new job, I had a difficult time getting from the high speed train to the local line. The path through the train station was like a mall maze, and every hallway was an identical row of small shops. I stepped into a shop to ask an employee to point me in the right direction- but instead of pointing, she led me outside, waved for me to follow her, and took me all the way to the entry point. Her kindness really stuck with me, and I made it to my final destination!
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Hadrian
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

TAMAKI TEFL RECRUITING IS LIKE NO OTHER!

It was incredibly intimidating to leave my home country and travel abroad to teach English in Japan, but Tamaki TEFL Recruiting (TTR) helped to support and provide a clear picture of what it would be like to teach English in Japan.

From the first interview, TTR had an emphasis on helping me understand what teaching in Japan would be like. And I whole-heartedly appreciated the informative and realistic picture they painted to ensure I understood what I was applying for.

From that interview and on, TTR focused on providing a clear timeline with in-depth information and instructions. They focus on getting you knowledgeable about job expectations, visa applications, and how to get yourself ready for the move. One of the biggest advantages of working with TTR is their advice. TTR staff are former teachers, and they provide practical advice based on their own experiences. They care about your wellbeing, and they check into make sure that you feel confident about your choice, even after you arrive in your location!

Overall, I appreciate the professional but warm attitude at TTR. They know how to get you where you need to go, and they’re willing to go the extra mile to support you. They’re a model example of how a recruiting company should operate.

What was your funniest moment?
While teaching kids in a classroom I received a phone call from a Japanese speaking customer. Trying to tell them I didn't speak Japanese I said a phrase which literally translated to "I physically can't speak Japanese". The kids burst out laughing after I said that!
Pros
  • Personalized support
  • Clear instructions
  • Professionalism
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Ammaarah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

TTR is the best recruitment agency for working abroad in asia

From applying to the job to living in Japan, TTR has made the process as smooth as possible by providing me with every bit of information I needed, and the support has been incredible! TTR is very professional and helpful, answering all of the questions I had, providing support, and encouraging me! I will forever be grateful towards Tomoko for helping me move to Japan which has been a lifetime dream. Thank you for believing in me and giving me this incredible opportunity! Everyday has felt magical and I feel so lucky that I get to live in Japan and it's all thanks to TTR!

Pros
  • The support is incredible
  • The process is very simple
  • Every detail is explained to you so you don't ever feel like you're not sure what's going on
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Huw
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Tomoko Tamaki recruitment

It had been my goal to travel to Japan to teach for over two years. Tomoko not only provided me with the opportunity, but went above and beyond what was required of her to do so. Words can't really, fully convey the level of support and attention to detail TTR provides nor was it more evident to me when I arrived in Japan and began talking to the other new teachers about their experience of coming to Japan to teach. The level of preparedness Tomoko equipped me with to come to Japan was unparalleled and information shared at training that came as a surprise to some wasn't for me. TTR was also able to secure me placement near Kyoto, pretty much exactly where I wanted, a luxury that I am truly grateful for. The support from TTR doesn't stop once you've secured placement either. Tomoko remains in touch with you well after you've touched down in your location to help you settle in. I would highly recommend TTR to anyone wishing to pursue teaching abroad.

Pros
  • You get to travel and experience new cultures
  • You meet so many amazing new people
  • Experience the joy of teaching and working with child
Cons
  • Can feel lonely sometimes if you're not great at speaking the language
  • The job is daunting and can be overwhelming at times in the beginning
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Kathy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you

Thank you Tomoko!

Moving to a country is not the easiest and there’s a lot of things to consider but I really enjoyed talking to Tomoko and how she was able to reassure me and not only that, but provide the information that I need it so I can come to Japan prepared. She was able to provide me with not only the information but also step-by-step on the process and I am really grateful so far. My experience has been truly insightful and amazing and I just wanna say thank you for all your hard work.

Pros
  • Moving Abroad
  • Helpful
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Joanna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

TTR Review - Best recruitment!

TTR changed my life!
I worked with Tomoko through my recruitment and placement. She was the best thing that could have happened to me. Her aid throughout the process was so helpful. During the process Tomoko constantly reassured and encouraged me, she made an effort to always check up on my well being, and supplied relevant and helpful information. Tomoko helped me reach my dream to teach in Japan. Without TTR I would not be where I am today. Tomoko has made a conscious effort to continue to check up on me and see how I am doing. Her support is incredible! Thank you TTR! I am living my best life now.

Pros
  • Helpful in supplying information
  • Supportive throughout the process
  • Encouraging
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Remy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

TTR - Tomoko was amazing to work with!

I had the amazing opportunity to move to Japan all because of the amazing support I received from Tomoko! I have spent many years traveling abroad, but it was a refreshing experience to have someone like Tomoko supporting me with the many steps of moving to a new country. It can feel overwhelming getting the many documents, requirements, and applications complete for a big world journey, but Tomoko made the process a breeze. She was kind, knowledgeable, and very patient! I highly recommend TTR!

Pros
  • Traveling and living in a new country
  • Very supportive and kind recruitment staff
  • Organized and knowledgeable with the many levels of moving to a new country. Great at breaking everything down and being there fro you when you have questions or concerns.
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Timesha
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Tamaki TELF Recruitment (TTR)

Hii!
I’m Timesha from Barbados, W.I., and it’s a great pleasure to share my thoughts on TTR.
I came across TTR early on in my search for ESL recruitment agencies and was immediately drawn to it for the placement options across Asia.
I decided to apply after reading the reviews and noticing successful placements were found for persons from countries outside of the seven target English-speaking countries.
Throughout my journey to Japan Tomoko of TTR, was consistently professional and thorough, especially with preparing necessary documents and important deadlines.
Tomoko’s kind and approachable nature made it easy to ask questions which were always answered in a detailed and thoughtful manner.
When I arrived to Japan, I really appreciated her practical advice for clothing, medication, and communication. For example, I ordered a SIM card before arriving and picked it up on arrival. Doing this allowed me to navigate much easier and stay in contact with my family.
Like others Tomoko has helped, I appreciate her checking in with me after training and placement in Tokushima.
My experience with TTR has been wonderful and if you’re looking for the opportunity to explore some place new then I highly recommend TTR to you.

Pros
  • Application guidance
  • Placement assistance
Cons
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Greta
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

TTR is Great.

Tamaki Tefl Recruitment is really awesome. This was my first big move from Africa to Asia so naturally I was excited but also had many fears and concerns. Tomoko reassured me and patiently answered all my questions. She prepared me for life in Japan and I am very grateful for because of this the culture shock ddnt hit as hard.
My visa process also wouldnt have gone as smoothly without their help.
Once in Japan, they checked on me on arrival and continued to stay in touch. The level of care is the best and i really appreciate this support system.
Looking to take some time off, go abroad and teach as you explore and see the beauty of Asia? Try TTR they are great at what they do.
Looking forward to more awesome times ahead, thank you TTR.

Pros
  • Safest country ever
  • Adventure lovers will love it
  • The food is great