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Jude Vachon
Jude Vachon

Jude Vachon

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Introduction: Hi! I'm a near-native German speaker with 25+ years of German tutoring and translation experience in a wide variety of content areas and settings. I lived in Germany for 6 years, studied Germanic Languages and Literature at the Master's Level and am certified to teach German in the schools. I've worked with absolute beginners through very advanced language learners. I really love my work! I love customizing my lessons to fit peoples' way of learning and supporting people to do what they want to do with the language. I offer free 1/2 hr video calls to talk about working together. Message me to schedule or schedule through my calendar on the website listed here.

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William M.

German Lessons

When I started lessons with Jude I could barely stumble out an ‘Ich trinke Wasser’. Now, after two years of lessons I am comfortable not only expressing, but thinking, complex ideas in German, all in the midst of conversation. Jude is a fantastic teacher, she has a huge repertoire of tips, tricks, and strategies that helped me master some of the nuances of German grammar and vocabulary in an engaging way. Jude is also an incredibly smart, caring, and funny human, which is just as important when it comes to conversation. Before you know it, she’ll be asking you questions that would force you to pause and think in English, much less in German! I can’t recommend Jude enough. I am so glad I got to know such an amazing person and teacher!
Jan 11, 2021
Victor C.


Jude helped us translate some older German letters and everything went very smoothly. She got the work done quickly and did everything as requested.
Jan 19, 2021
Lauren H.

German Lessons

Jude is awesome. She teaches German in a fun, super accessible way that makes a complete newbie like me look forward to our lessons weekly. She is always punctual, responsive, and encouraging. She is a great motivator, which is needed when learning a new language! If you're looking for an excellent German tutor, look no further.
Apr 17, 2019
Aubrey J.

German Lessons

Jude is an excellent tutor! I took lessons from her for approx. 2 years and don't regret a penny I spent on them. She is very knowledgable, and adapts easily to the needs of the student. She is very professional and amiable to work with, and I recommend her services to anyone who is eager to learn German!
Oct 20, 2020
Nathaniel S.

German Lessons

Jude has been a good German tutor. She makes the lessons fun and not intimidating. Just the type of person I would want to learn from.
Aug 18, 2017
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Jude Vachon


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I am happy to discuss tutoring fees during a free initial session. I prefer to discuss translation fees before I quote in a phone or video call so I can get a sense of scope, content, difficulty level,...

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to get to know each other and create a plan together that we both feel good about.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am fluent in German, have studied Germanic Languages and Literature on the graduate level and have my secondary certification to teach German. I have tutored children, teens, adults and seniors who were beginners through advanced students. I have translated for clients including Lufthansa, CNN, NBC, and PBS. I have translated short texts and longer texts, including a book - Architecture in the Twentieth Century Vol 2 (Taschen Publishing.)

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