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University College, London, UK (French)
Universite Sorbonne Paris, France (Master's)
The College of WIlliam & Mary School of Law (Master's)
With a B.A. in French and a diploma in French Phonetics from University College, London, and a certification in teaching English as a Second Language, I lived and taught English as a Second Language in France for 15 years in the public school system, the University system, and professional training schools for judges and lawyers.
I have experience teaching at all levels and to all age groups, from pre-school children to post-graduate level, including business people seeking to acquire a working knowledge of English as a Second Language or French.
As a British native, I speak English with a standard English accent. I am completely bilingual (English/French), and equally at ease teaching French or English.
I am also a licensed attorney who attended law school at the Sorbonne University, Paris, and practiced in Belgium before moving to North Carolina, where I currently practice. I have experience in the French, Belgian, and U.S. legal systems, and would be happy to tutor law students, Bar exam candidates, or professionals seeking to gain a basic working knowledge or more advanced knowledge of legal concepts, legal systems, and specialized legal language. With a B.A. in French and a diploma in French Phonetics from University College, London, and a certification in teaching English as a Second Language, I lived and taught … Read more
Judy is a kind yet serious tutor that combines her legal and teacher experience to make a highly beneficial tutoring experience. For the NC Bar exam in particular, she is willing to take as much time with you as necessary to ensure that you master the concepts and improve your writing and MBE scores. I personally have seen her commitment firsthand to providing excellent tutoring skills. I look forward to seeing all of her handwork and skill pay off on the February NC Bar Exam!
Update: I recently sat for and passed the NC February Bar Exam and I have no one to credit but Judy. I originally contacted Judy in need of essay score improvement but she enthusiastically set a goal that surpassed my expectations and included scoring high enough to waive into DC. She boosted my essay and MBE scores dramatically and as she predicted, not only was I successful on the NC Bar Exam but I was even able to waive into the DC Bar. She set a reasonable schedule for me, met with me weekly, and gave honest yet encouraging feedback while tweaking my study schedule and style to optimally best suit my needs. It is with no hesitation that I would HIGHLY recommend her to any student studying for the NC Bar Exam.
I have been taking French tutoring sessions with Judy for over a year now, and I have nothing but positive comments to make. Judy is very knowledgeable in French and, with a bachelor’s degree in French and many years of life experiences, her French is just as good as you can imagine it. In addition to that, she also provides profound and helpful opinions with respect to my questions. She is friendly and nice. I have always enjoyed working with her and I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help in French.
I love my one on one tutoring experience with French teacher Judy V. Her lessons are appropriate for my level of knowledge and we discuss topics that I can easily relate to. She's very patient and fun to work with. Conversations about my lifestyle are extremely helpful because I can relate to the topics.
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I am a licensed attorney in North Carolina, who has successfully passed the North Carolina Bar Exam, the Belgian Bar Exam, and the UK Lawyers' Exam. I have been licensed to practice in Belgium since 2000 and in North Carolina since 2003.