Yoriko is the best teacher I have ever had and has continued to be a mentor in my life, even long after my graduation from university. She has a unique way of teaching and being with her students that makes everyone feel comfortable to voice their opinion. There is no one else I would recommend more strongly. - Otto Simonsson (SOAS MA, Oxford DPhil Candidate)
I joined Write Like A Samurai as despite good grades and experience, I felt that my career was simply not heading in the right direction. I felt quite isolated and thought of quitting the legal profession. However, through Dr Otomo's careful mentoring, I regained my confidence and have been invited to numerous job interviews, especially from employers that I could not have imagined would call me. Dr Otomo's traits as an emotionally intelligent and caring individual have allowed me to develop as a mature professional in my field. Her ability to always assist, no matter when, coupled with her ingenious strategy of tailoring academic and professional mentoring with the needs of her tutee is astonishing. I would recommend friends, colleagues and researchers who are interested in developing their skills to firstly consult Dr Otomo and certainly reap the benefits immediately after. Dr Otomo has had an incredible impact on my professional life, and I couldn't recommend her more.
- Mohammed Hussain (SOAS, BPP)
I had a very tough first year in the LLB. Despite being a high-achieving student back home, in the UK I did not know where to start with my essays; neither did I know how to prepare for exams. I started missing deadlines, and this dragged me into depression and anxiety. It was then that a friend introduced me to Yoriko. Her tuition started building my confidence, and slowly but surely I found my marks improving. My university life, as well as life in London generally, improved greatly. To be honest, without Yoriko’s guidance I might have had difficulty in graduating. Since then, I have gone on to do an LLM and graduated with a distinction. - Khaled Alzaeem, LLB, UoL)
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