Yoko used to be the manager of a coaching school in Japan and taught Japanese, English and Mathematics to primary, junior high and high school students. She also counselled students and parents, and set up study plans for students.

She has been working as a Programme Administrator for several years in New Zealand. She has been in the education industry for more than ten years, and remains interested in it, appreciating the value of education.

She loves food, drink, movies, music, travelling, cooking and shoes. She enjoyed the Pop-Up Globe in Auckland in early 2016 and is hoping the theatre will be back again.



+64 9 309 5208 ext 381/382


  • Bachelor of Arts (English)
  • TESOL Certificate
  • TECSOL Certificate
  • Japanese Primary English Teacher Certificate
  • Intermediate and High School Teacher Licence (Japan)