Teaching

 

I am not an accredited teacher but besides being native speaker English/French, I have over 4 years experience giving conversation lessons to adults or children, one on one or in groups and homework support. Guaranteed you will learn and practice, in a fun and motivating way.

 

Samples of my work:  

I have guided Dutch pupils to significantly higher grades in VWO and MAVO; I have accompanied a group of enthusiastic 9-year-olds through an introduction to English, I have career coached in English two adults through an English interview and much more.

 

Price and Procedure: 

30 Euros/hour one on one excluding transport costs (if not coming to me), group prices depend on the number of members. There is no VAT added.

 

Testimonials:

“Julie was my saviour in time of need. She is very enthusiastic in teaching. She liked helping me and she also liked the exercises I had to make (she liked them more than me!That’s why I dared to ask everything. I decided what we were going to do in the lessons and she prepared the texts I had sent to her. She is a professional and explained everything until it’s clear to me (100 times if she had to). Before I had Julie I saw the stuff I had to learn as a mountain that was too high to climb, but by doing it together with Julie I didn’t dread making the exercises anymore. It wasn’t just my English that has improved, but she gave me more self-confidence. She taught me to be proud of myself. Julie taught me two years until I finished Highschool (VWO) and I got the highest Mark I had ever had in English. My English is not flawless, but I’m not afraid of making mistakes anymore. Julie is a true person who takes you very serious. I would really recommend her.”

Martine 

 

“I would like to recommend Julie for her English lessons! For 2 years she playfully tutored my nine year old daughter and three of her friends in feeling comfortable and improving their English! She did this through exercises and games and walks and they looked forward to their Friday session. She has an eye for making her pupils feel at ease and every lesson is an adventure. They are now well prepared for English at school. I can highly recommend Julie!”

Christel Westgeest
GZ psycholoog | Owner at Psychologenpraktijk Westgeest 

 

Lily-Ann Stroobach

'Julie is a regular co-presenter on Dutchbuzz and her knowledge of the international community in The Hague serves her well when talking about issues that matter to this sector. She has a lively interest in the entrepreneurs from this community and features them in her weekly column, "Passion & Purpose". Julie is able to think on her feet and manages to get the best out of her interviewees while enjoying the 'buzz' of live studio work.

For the past two years, Julie has been actively involved with the Dutchbuzz Team and we hope she will continue to share her lively personality on the show for some time to come.'

Lily-Ann Stroobach

2016-08-24T12:30:35+00:00

Lily-Ann Stroobach

‘Julie is a regular co-presenter on Dutchbuzz and her knowledge of the international community in The Hague serves her well when talking about issues that matter to this sector. She has a lively interest in the entrepreneurs from this community and features them in her weekly column, “Passion & Purpose”. Julie is able to think View Full →

Paul Kramer

Looking back, I am very happy to have engaged Julie Kennedy for help in getting the English versions of business documentation and websites redone,  as well as some translation work. We hesitated to get help again as traditionally you get invoices based on numbers of words translated and a translator who doesn’t grasp the thorough meaning and nuances of the text or business. Julie surprised us with direct and fast communication and full initiative in understanding our business.  Working with her was having another entrepreneur sitting next to us and simply doing what had to be done rather than what was asked for.
Paul Kramer
Entrepreneur /Owner www.businesscontroller.nu

Paul Kramer

2016-08-31T13:34:24+00:00

Paul Kramer

Looking back, I am very happy to have engaged Julie Kennedy for help in getting the English versions of business documentation and websites redone,  as well as some translation work. We hesitated to get help again as traditionally you get invoices based on numbers of words translated and a translator who doesn’t grasp the thorough View Full →

Victoria Ipri

"Julie Kennedy makes the impossible possible. Deeply rooted in family and service to her community, she embodies the ideal of the dynamic, have-it-all woman who, despite experiencing more than her share of life's ups and downs, always retains her calm demeanour, her gratefulness for life, and...yes, even her fighting spirit when necessary. Julie and I worked together on the book A Coach's Story and I recall being so impressed by these qualities, as well as her writing abilities, which aptly reflect the woman she is - intuitive, gracious, brave and intensely conscious of the world around her."

Victoria Ipri, Editor

2016-11-09T14:45:00+00:00

Victoria Ipri, Editor

“Julie Kennedy makes the impossible possible. Deeply rooted in family and service to her community, she embodies the ideal of the dynamic, have-it-all woman who, despite experiencing more than her share of life’s ups and downs, always retains her calm demeanour, her gratefulness for life, and…yes, even her fighting spirit when necessary. Julie and I View Full →

Thomas Pistorius

"I recommend Julie as an editor for academic and other pieces in English. Julie has helped me greatly as the English-editor of my reworking of my PhD-thesis for a book to be published by Palgrave Macmillan. Julie as a native speaker of English removed the Dutchness out of my English, and spotted exactly those pockets of ambiguity of meaning that keep the reader out of the reading flow. Extraordinarily she had no trouble understanding an intellectually demanding philosophical PhD-thesis in a domain which was not her own. Apart from her intellectual and language proficiency, she is a great pleasure to work with because she is flexible, understands the approach needed, and is great in planning and handling the process.

Thomas Pistorius

2016-11-21T19:21:45+00:00

Thomas Pistorius

“I recommend Julie as an editor for academic and other pieces in English. Julie has helped me greatly as the English-editor of my reworking of my PhD-thesis for a book to be published by Palgrave Macmillan. Julie as a native speaker of English removed the Dutchness out of my English, and spotted exactly those pockets View Full →

Shida Bliek, Publisher Diplomat Affairs Magazine

Julie has worked for Diplomat Affairs Magazine on many occasions, covering our various events. We have always been delighted with her work. She always manages to capture not only the happenings but also the atmosphere which she describes with brio, paying attention to the details which set the scene. She is a natural writer driven by her authentic curiosity and direct, though candid line of questioning. Julie has a sociable personality, yet finely tuned to the protocol required in our environment. Her 5 languages and inter cultural skills were also a valuable asset in connecting with the diplomatic community. She writes with ease and fluency with a wide array of vocabulary, producing concise, lively and factual texts. Shida Bliek Publisher

Shida Bliek, Publisher Diplomat Affairs Magazine

2017-03-04T14:54:33+00:00

Shida Bliek, Publisher Diplomat Affairs Magazine

Julie has worked for Diplomat Affairs Magazine on many occasions, covering our various events. We have always been delighted with her work. She always manages to capture not only the happenings but also the atmosphere which she describes with brio, paying attention to the details which set the scene. She is a natural writer driven View Full →