Student Review: Mike Filoso - Southern Methodist University

Updated: Jul 21

One of my current students, Mike Filoso of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, has wrote a review for Simple Gaijin. サンキュー、マイク君!


I started taking classes with Simple Gaijin in May of 2021. In that summer, we were able to cover an entire year of college level Japanese. Using what I learned in his class, I was able to successfully test into the Intermediate Japanese at my university. Mike is an excellent teacher who will specialize your classes to your individual learning style, and if you’re willing to put in the effort you will see massive improvements in your Japanese. I can’t recommend him enough!


Who better to write a review than a happy student! Mike, almost immediately, took to Japanese, and to prove this, let’s take a look at some of his JLPT N5 practice test scores.


May 2021 - One Month After Starting


August 2021 - 3 Months Later


Not only would he have destroyed the JLPT N5, he also successfully tested into SMU’s Intermediate Japanese class, which he eventually finished this past semester in May (with an A+ of course).


I'll see you tonight Mike to work on your kanji reading skills more!

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