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Mary W.

Oakland, CA

$45/hr

ASL Interpreter/tutor

Background check passed as of 10/16/14
Usually responds in about 26 minutes

ASL Interpreter/tutor

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I am a nationally certified sign language interpreter (RID CI/CT). I have a B.S. degree from Western Oregon University in ASL/English Interpretation. Over the course of my 17 years as an interpreter, I have worked in a variety of settings including PK-12, post-secondary, and community settings. I have taught ASL and Interpreting at the college level.

If you would like to improve your basics or practice the skills you have, I have to the tools. I am patient with new signers (after all, I was once a beginner too). I believe that most sessions should be done without using voice as this will put the student in the mindset to learn visually. Because ASL is a 3-dimensional, visual language, learning from a live person is better then learning from a book, plus it can be done anywhere!

The best way to begin learning is through formal classes (please contact me for a list of colleges that offer courses). These courses tend to be taught be native users. With my familiarity with a variety of curriculums, I can supplement your learning by giving you another place to practice. If you are interested in working with me please respond with your goals and describe any sign skills you have. I look forward to helping you grow to love ASL as much as I do.

Language:
Sign Language
Corporate Training:
Sign Language

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Sign Language

I am a certified sign language interpreter (17 years). I have a B.S. degree in ASL/English Interpretation from Western Oregon University. I taught ASL and Interpreting at the college level for 2 years. I have tutored in public schools as part of my duties as an interpreter, especially with language development for Deaf students.

Western Oregon University
ASL English Interpre

Education

Western Oregon University (ASL English Interpre)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Groups of 2 or more students: $25/hour per student Group size limit is 5 students.

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 15 miles of Oakland, CA 94611.


About Mary

I am a nationally certified sign language interpreter (RID CI/CT). I have a B.S. degree from Western Oregon University in ASL/English Interpretation. Over the course of my 17 years as an interpreter, I have worked in a variety of settings including PK-12, post-secondary, and community settings. I have taught ASL and Interpreting at the college level.

If you would like to improve your basics or practice the skills you have, I have to the tools. I am patient with new signers (after all, I was once a beginner too). I believe that most sessions should be done without using voice as this will put the student in the mindset to learn visually. Because ASL is a 3-dimensional, visual language, learning from a live person is better then learning from a book, plus it can be done anywhere!

The best way to begin learning is through formal classes (please contact me for a list of colleges that offer courses). These courses tend to be taught be native users. With my familiarity with a variety of curriculums, I can supplement your learning by giving you another place to practice. If you are interested in working with me please respond with your goals and describe any sign skills you have. I look forward to helping you grow to love ASL as much as I do.

Education

Western Oregon University
ASL English Interpre

Education

Western Oregon University (ASL English Interpre)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Groups of 2 or more students: $25/hour per student Group size limit is 5 students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Oakland, CA 94611

Mary’s Subjects

Language:
Sign Language
Corporate Training:
Sign Language

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Background Check Status for Mary W.

Mary W. passed a background check on 10/16/14. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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