About BumbleB English

BumbleB English is a small school with big ambitions. We hope you join us as your learning partner.

What We're All About

At BumbleB English our mission is to support students in their journey to become global individuals with confidence and ambition to challenge themselves in new and different environments.

Learn Something Every Day

Learning a foreign language is not just about learning vocabulary and grammar. It’s about learning about different cultures and customs. It’s about expressing yourself in new and unfamiliar ways. Be ambitious and discover the world.

James Williams
James Principal and Co-founder
Our Vision

Who We Are

Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners. - John Holt, American author and educator

BumbleB English is named after the bumblebee, a cute little insect that flies around collecting nectar and pollen in small groups. The school name is pronounced, Bumble Bee.

At the end of 2011, when my daughter was a kindergartner, a mother of my daughter’s friend, asked me, “Would you like my son to take an English lesson?” We took the mother’s request, taught her son, and not long after, several more children decided to join us. A few months later, we started teaching a small class of six kindergarten students every Sunday morning.

The first few weeks focused on playing in English, singing, the alphabet, and simple greetings. In doing so, I realized that these group lessons helped my own children improve their English abilities.

After a while, word-of-mouth spread to other families and within the neighborhood. Soon the number of students and lessons gradually increased.

Currently, we teach elementary school, junior high school, and high school students Tuesday through Saturday. We also have private lessons for onsite and remote adult students. For adult students, we offer private lessons, special programs for phonics training, individual lessons for Eiken and TOEFL tests, and English interview preparation.

We have also started online lessons using Zoom as a countermeasure against the coronavirus.

While expanding the number of lessons and services, we will continue to provide personalized learning experiences at reasonable prices.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Experienced English teacher

James has over 10 years of teaching experience.

Friendly service

We promise a friendly service to each student, which is possible only in a small school.

Reliable achievements

So far, many students have passed the Eiken and have scored well on the TOEFL test.

MakoStars LLC. MakoStars LLC.

We founded MakoStars LLC in August 2015 and have since grown and expanded our services in the field of English language instruction. Our goal is to promote a better understanding of the world through the knowledge and use of English. Currently, I run the language school BumbleB English and run an online business.

BumbleB English offers onsite classroom English lessons in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. In addition, we offer online lessons to remote students. We are also preparing an online course that can be used by students all over Japan and the world.

In early 2018, we started selling books and learning materials on Amazon Japan. Over the years, we have increased the number of products available and have contracted with major publishers and distributors to provide them to consumers and institutions in Japan.

To date, MakoStars has received a cumulative total of over 17,000 orders on the Amazon Japan platform. Based on this success, we have launched our own online store “MakoStars Shop” to further satisfy our consumers, and we are now able to deliver products directly.

Products can be purchased from the MakoStars online shop, Amazon Japan store, or on Mercari. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know. We will contact the distributor and make arrangements.

In addition, our website ( https://www.makostars.com ) publishes information and resources related to English education, such as blogs, reviews, and learning tips. We will update it from time to time, so please take a look at the MakoStars Blog.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.