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Christine W.

Alexandria, VA

$70/hr

ESL, ASL, language and reading with Chris W.

Background check passed as of 8/16/12
Usually responds in about 5 hours

ESL, ASL, language and reading with Chris W.

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I have a Master of Science, Education - TESOL. (TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). I have PreK-6 (elementary) and PreK-12 (deaf education) teaching licenses, and over 30 years of teaching experience. I will design a program just for you. I am fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). I established a global charitable literacy initiative for deaf and hearing English-language learners.

Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Hard Of Hearing,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Sign Language

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

I love teaching English! Learn English by reading interesting books and articles and using English in daily life. You'll have fun learning English, and your friends will be amazed at how fast you learn. I am fluent in ASL and can teach Deaf learners.

Hard Of Hearing

I am fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and I have over 30 years of experience working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. I have two teaching credentials (K-12 and Communication Handicapped, Deaf and Hard of Hearing) and am nearly finished with a graduate degree in ESOL.

Reading

I love teaching reading, and can make the words come alive in your mind! I am especially talented in helping Deaf people connect English and ASL in order to read well.

SAT Reading

I have over 30 years of experience teaching reading comprehension. I have worked successfully with students of all ages, with English-language learners, and with Deaf students.

Sign Language

American Sign Language (ASL) is a unique language, with its own grammar, vocabulary, and idiomatic phrasing. I have taught ASL to hearing and deaf people of all ages over three decades. I studied ASL linguistics and sign language interpreting at California State University, Northridge. I've taught parents of deaf children, and coached international deaf learners and sign language interpreters.I specialize in teaching bilingual ASL-English skills as used in reading. I work effectively with deaf "bridge" learners (college-bound English-language learners)to rapidly increase reading skills, vocabulary development, and use of idiomatic and colloquial language. I founded ASL Access, a fully volunteer nonprofit organization which placed over 5,600 ASL videos in libraries, nationwide. I authored the seminal document, Two Views of Deafness, which is used worldwide to teach respect for deaf people.

Special Needs

I have taught English and reading for over 33 years. I am fluent in ASL (American Sign Language). I love working with students who hope to improve their reading. I work very well with teen and adult hearing and Deaf students who are trying to reach academic (college)reading levels. With intensive tutoring, I've already helped several international Deaf students and others with special needs bring reading skills up to college level. I have a Master of Science in Education: TESOL (May 2013) and two K-12 teaching licenses (regular education and Special Education)that are valid in Virginia (renewed in 2012). I develop customized reading programs based on student interests. I work on increasing vocabulary, idiomatic (colloquial) language, and academic language while reading student-selected books and articles from real life.

TOEFL

I love encouraging people as they work toward their goals. University entrance is one of the most coveted dreams for many non-native English speakers. I'd love to help you move in that direction!

Although I haven't worked directly with a TOEFL curriculum, I am well able to guide you as you move forward in pursuit of your dreams.

I've hosted foreign exchange students and helped them toward English fluency in reading, writing, speaking and listening. One of my former "host daughters" is an undergraduate at an American university, now. I would love to meet you and discuss your goals.

Vocabulary

Learning more vocabulary helps you succeed in many dimensions of life. I can help you "fast-forward" your vocabulary acquisition by direct instruction and through reading good books and articles. You'll enjoy a larger vocabulary and all the associated benefits.

University of California, Riverside
English
California State University, Northridge
Other
Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Riverside (English)

California State University, Northridge (Other)

Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Contact me to discuss group rates and special pricing for multiple-hour lessons.

Travel policy

Christine will travel within 5 miles of Alexandria, VA 22309.


About Christine

I have a Master of Science, Education - TESOL. (TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). I have PreK-6 (elementary) and PreK-12 (deaf education) teaching licenses, and over 30 years of teaching experience. I will design a program just for you. I am fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). I established a global charitable literacy initiative for deaf and hearing English-language learners.

Education

University of California, Riverside
English
California State University, Northridge
Other
Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Riverside (English)

California State University, Northridge (Other)

Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Contact me to discuss group rates and special pricing for multiple-hour lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Alexandria, VA 22309

Christine’s Subjects

Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Hard Of Hearing,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Sign Language

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Christine W.

Christine W. passed a background check on 8/16/12. The check was ordered by Christine through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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