Our Team

Our Background & Philosophy

School Owner and Head English Teacher


Hi, I am Mark Oakden, an experienced English teacher from Nottingham in the UK. I immigrated to Japan in 2008, where I have been working in a variety of exclusive English schools in Yokohama and Tokyo. These experience have influenced me to pass on my English and life experiences to students wishing to learn English

I therefore decided to establish “Step Up Learning Centre”, which specializes in offering high quality English lessons to all levels of students. I aim to quickly and effectively help students improve their English language ability and confidence.

Each lesson is personally adapted to each student’s learning ability and general language needs. My Students highly enjoy their lessons, as I am sure that you will too. From my experience I am confident that you will improve your English language skills with my ongoing support.

Please feel free to contact me and let us see how I can help you.

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