Occasional Assistant Required

I do some computer work and much of it is in Japanese.  It is a challenge for me.  At times, I need an assistant.  I could pay 1500 Yen/hour for occasional help with translation and computer work in Shinyurigaoka area.

Please email Kevin if interested’

kevins_english_schools at yahoo.com

Free English Lessons-Cleaning Staff Required

Cleaning Staff required 掃除スタッフKevin Guest House – 神奈川県 小田原市

And at Merry Lue’s Guesthouse in Tsukahara, Minamiashigarashi

Some skill at reading and understanding English messages necessary

時給 1,200円

*You can study English for free at one of Kevin’s English Schools.

But you do not have to, if you don’t want to.



Contact Kevin Burns, Kevin’s English Schools


kevinsenglishschools at hotmail.com

南足柄にあるゲストハウス(民泊)、英会話スクールのお掃除スタッフ募集週に1,2回、南足柄にある民泊でゲストルーム、シャワー、キッチンなどのお掃除スタッフ特に木、金、土、働ける方歓迎10:00~13:00 までの間で2時間くらい(要相談) 主婦歓迎自給 1200円 (交通費はなし)とくにスキルは必要ありません。普段家で家事を行っている方。簡単な英語の読み書きができると助かります。



Kevin Burns

雇用形態: アルバイト…パート

給与: 1,200円 /時給


神奈川県 小田原市


とくになし: 1 年





Personal Assistant Wanted

Personal Assistant Definition:

Basically, the job would be me asking you to help with whatever I need done. Sometimes guest house data collection, translation, writing or whatever. It will vary.

At the moment-this is mostly what I need help with-

Do you know Excel?

Assistant wanted who can enter data using Excel and look up and print out information. *You need to come to our house in Asao ku, Shinyurigaoka.

Work schedule is flexible.

Working from your home may be possible.

As well as teach English, I also have a guest house business. We have two guest houses near Hakone.

We need to collect a lot of data for the authorities about guests now, under the law.

I need help with this work.

I may need help with other work as well to do with teaching or the guest houses.

Kevin and his family


Salary: ¥1,011/hour


1 Free English class per week at Kevin’s Shinyurigaoka English School or at Kevin’s Minamiashigarashi English

The class is on: Tuesday 8-9 pm at our Asao-ku, Shinyurigaoka Kevin’s English School or on Thursday 7:20-8:20 pm in Minamiashigarashi.

Contact Us!

How to Worry Less

Take care of yourself. Be good to yourself.

Practice Mindfulness:

Our minds are made to think many thoughts. To go from one thought to another.

Mindful awareness or Mindfulness is about just watching yourself and the world around you without judging anything as good or bad. Just watch it and yourself like a movie.

You can practice a mindful meditation by just becoming aware of your breathing (your breath). Close your eyes and experience your breathing.

Count your breaths from 1-10, then start over. Try to do this for 5-20 minutes.

-This lowers stress.

Be Kind to Yourself

You are allowed to make mistakes. You don’t have to be perfect. Give yourself permission to suck!

Being hard on yourself makes changing yourself difficult. When you think negative thoughts about yourself, try to argue against them like a good politician or lawyer.

Or simply ignore these negative thoughts, like they are a barking dog.

-not important. Annoying, but not important.

-just go on with your day, ignoring these thoughts.

-And celebrate your successes more!

Do Self Observation and Evaluation

-Know your weaknesses and think about how to improve them.

-be honest about your strengths and weaknesses

-but be kind and gentle about them, because sometimes you will make mistakes. Or fail.

For example, you might ask yourself, 

“What made it harder this time for me to skip the drink, or use a gentler tone with my partner, or exercise when I felt panic coming on?” he says. “There’s always an answer — and finding it often leads to tremendous growth.”

–Dr. Craig Malkin

Take Care of your Health

sleep well!

exercise improves mood. Go for a run, play tennis, shoot around a basketball hoop, swim or lift weights-all will reduce stress.

anxiety and depression has been shown to be reduced by exercise.

keep a food diary. Food affects mood very much. What are you eating?

Keep your Friendships & the relationships with Relatives healthy

-but end unhealthy relationships

-do fun things with your family and friends sometimes. Take a break from work or study.



Kevin`s Shinyurigaoka English School

Resume of Kevin Burns

How to Study English





ESL Discussions

ESL Discussions

ESL Discussions, thoughts on Yukio Tsuda and English Study in Japan
Yukio Tsuda is a professor at the University of Tsukuba. He earned a doctorate in speech communication at Southern Illinois University.

In his ESL Discussions, Tsuda argues:

“English has its dark side that represents ruthless power.”

Tsuda doesn`t feel that having English skills is important for Japanese, (even though, he himself went to a lot of trouble to get them.)

Though I am an English teacher, I have always felt that Esperanto the international language designed to bridge the gap between peoples, was the fairest way to go. It hasn`t been widely used, accepted, nor studied however.

What have people like Tsuda done to promote it?

I haven`t done a thing. I am happy to teach English and feel it is the best option under the present circumstances. Unless every government in the world were to start teaching Esperanto from kindergarten, things will not change.

Tsuda makes my point, that students who study English will have an advantage over everyone else in the work force. I do not see this as a problem. However he does. He feels it will lead to a new kind of social discrimination between English speakers and non-speakers. I agree.

It will lead to preferential treatment for English speakers he cries. What he calls “social discrimination,” I call opportunity. Japanese who can envision the future will prosper, but it is best to act now and have your children study English.

ESL Discussions – Japanese Companies & English Study

Nissan has insisted that all board meetings and important business meetings be conducted in English. Nissan`s non-Japanese speaking COO insisted upon this. The company increased support for English lessons and the ability to speak English became an important job qualification for managers.

Isuzu once owned its own English school (Crops Create), before ultimately selling it off. They used it to brush up the skills of their employees.

Fuji Photo Film and Mitsubishi Chemical where I have taught, makes English very important for those who may travel abroad. Employees of these two companies, must of course, attain a high degree of English skill before they can go on business trips or be transferred abroad.

At Johnson (Japan), being a subsidiary of the American giant, English of course was important for Japanese managers.

The above has gone on for many years. So it was not exactly news when Fast Retailing (Unikiro), and Rakuten made a splash in the Japanese media when they announced they were making English their official in-house language.

This really isn`t big news. It has been an ongoing process of internationalization in Japan for many years. Some companies recognize it before others.

I think it was great though, as these Japanese companies obviously understand where the future of the world is going. Perhaps by “making it,” news, it will be a good thing for the further internationalization of Japan. A country that lacks it in my opinion.





– 孔子







ブリティッシュ・コロンビア大学卒業後、舞台演劇の学士号(副専攻が歴史)を取得した後、コメディアンを目指しました。私はバンクーバーのPunchlinesとYuk Yuk`sでコメディー披露しました。私はインタビューを受けて、CBCラジオで小さなコメディーを披露しました。私は友達を笑わせました!

映画のKevin Burns、 “Love is Never Silent”

しかし、それは非常に困難だったことに気づきました。 24の時には、都市から都市へ、さまざまなコメディ会場で漫才をし、月に2,000ドルほどのスタンドコメディアンとして仕事をしていました。それは私にとって十分な額ではなかったです。

私は打たれ強い人間でした。20代後半にThe Tokyo Comedy Storeを創設しました。しかし、私は劇場やコメディーの内部での揉め事に飽き飽きして、英会話スクールの管理と指導に専念しました。The Tokyo Comedy Storeは今日まで続けられ、英語を話す人々の日常生活に笑いの休息を与えています。

















皮肉なことに芸人になるためにたくさん経験してきましたが、その経験を英語を教えるのに役立てるられるので、面白い先生になろうと思いました。私は授業を本当に楽しみました!私は黒板とかに書くときも面白くしようとします。私はKeio SFCで教えたことがあり、今は駒沢女子大学(駒女)で教えています。また、何年も東海大学で教えています。