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Tracy Y.

Westwood, NJ

$65/hour

Experienced Appeals Attorney, Legal Writing Professor & Mediator

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
4.6 average from 19 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Marta, Summit, NJ on 6/28/15

$65/Hour


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New York University -
Theatre
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D.

Education

New York University - (Theatre)

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.)

About Tracy

My writing and analytical skills are well honed, and I have a warm yet exacting teaching style. As a litigation and criminal appeals attorney, I have written hundreds of legal documents and appeared in court to argue numerous cases before judges in New York, New Jersey, California and Washington State, which required my first taking and passing three different bar exams. In addition to practicing law, I have written judicial opinions as a law clerk, taught legal writing as an adjunct professor in law school, and mentored dozens of interns and junior attorneys. I am also certified in mediation, an area that depends on empathy and listening in order to succeed.

My professional life has been well balanced by my second job as a mother of two boys, one now in college and the other still in High School. Throughout their years in school, I have carefully monitored their writing and test-taking skills, making suggestions where necessary. Beginning in Second Grade, I provided my sons and their classmates with an introduction to the legal system by conducting mock trials using simple scenarios created by the class, and the books they were reading and discussing in English, such as Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

I am creative, patient and flexible, and able to communicate extremely complicated concepts and information in simple and understandable terms. I look forward to helping others succeed with their professional and scholastic endeavors.
My writing and analytical skills are well honed, and I have a warm yet exacting teaching style. As a litigation and criminal appeals attorney, I have written hundreds of legal documents and appeared in court to argue numerous cases before judges in New York, New Jersey, California and Washington State, which required my first taking and passing Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Westwood, NJ 07675
In-person lessons

"Excellent tutor"

- Marta, Summit, NJ on 6/28/15

"Nice but not productive"

- Justin, Far Hills, NJ on 11/26/15
Tracy replied on 10/4/2016

After two or three meetings it became apparent that Justin was not looking for a tutor, but rather a ghost-writer who would do the work for him. I hope he realizes at some point that accomplishment cannot be purchased; it requires commitment and work.

"Tracy is creative and patient."

- Felicia, New Providence, NJ on 5/28/13
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Law

I graduated from law school in 1983 and since then I have worked in litigation in New York, California and New Jersey. I am particularly skilled in legal research and writing, appellate advocacy, civil and criminal procedure, and evidence. All law requires analytical acuity, writing clarity, and practicality. You can rest assured that I can help you acquire these skills.

New York University -
Theatre
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D.

Education

New York University - (Theatre)

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.)

Excellent tutor

Tracy is a patient, encouraging and dedicated tutor and also a great person. Since I am a foreign lawyer, she has been helping me improve my English as well as better understand the American legal system. Her approach is a great mix of theoretical concepts and practical tips. Moreover, she has been helping me pay attention to pronunciation and now I feel much more comfortable speaking English. Th

— Marta, Summit, NJ on 6/28/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tracy will travel within 15 miles of Westwood, NJ 07675.