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Shaun P.

Phoenix, AZ

$37/hour

Knowledgeable Interpreter Specializing in both ASL and English Grammar

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 34 ratings
Great tutor
— Kristin, Phoenix, AZ on 6/2/16

$37/Hour


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Delgado Community College

Education

Delgado Community College

About Shaun

Language and meaning are my dual passions. How language is used both to illuminate and obfuscate meaning is a subject I find particularly engaging. So as I've worked in the sign language interpreting field for the past 12 years, I've gained increasing insight into what a delicate process communication is. I've also grown to respect how easily that communication can break down between two or more individuals coming from vastly different mental frames. My role has been to capture and transmit language, as well as any cultural information necessary to transmit an equivalent message. Though interpreting ASL to English presents definite challenges, I find my involvement in a process which empowers Deaf and Hearing clients alike to be an absolute privilege.

Having said that, I believe I do have a skill to contribute to anyone in need of tutoring in ASL or English. I began associating with the Deaf community 16 years ago and in that time have become a proficient signer. As previously stated, I've worked as an interpreter for 12 of those years. While I worked as an educational interpreter, I was called upon regularly to tutor a Deaf student, working closely with the teacher as a team to accomplish her goals. And as English is generally my source language while interpreting, I have spent much time learning its nuances. English text can sometimes obscure meaning, and it may require assistance in making what is implied clear. I would love the opportunity to guide your process in improving your English reading comprehension and writing skills or in learning ASL.
Language and meaning are my dual passions. How language is used both to illuminate and obfuscate meaning is a subject I find particularly engaging. So as I've worked in the sign language interpreting field for the past 12 years, I've gained increasing insight into what a delicate process communication is. I've also grown to respect how easily that Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85048
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"Great tutor"

- Kristin, Phoenix, AZ on 6/2/16

"Patient Tutor"

- Shanee, Chandler, AZ on 3/8/17

"Very Good Tutor"

- Kasia, Riverside, CA on 9/1/16

"Amazing knowledgable tutor"

- Kaitlin, Peoria, AZ on 5/2/16

"So helpful and knowledgeable!"

- Kristen, Surprise, AZ on 3/1/16
Shaun replied on 3/1/2016

This was a highly motivated group and they were a joy to work with.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math
Science:
Physical Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading
Language:
Sign Language
History:
Geography
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Sign Language

I've had ties to the Deaf community and ASL for over 16 years. I've worked as an educational and community interpreter since 2003. I am a proficient signer and would love the opportunity to introduce people to this beautiful language. I can submit a resume upon request.

Delgado Community College

Education

Delgado Community College

Great tutor

Shaun is willing to work with you the best way possible. She's prompt with responses and available for all questions that are asked.

— Kristin, Phoenix, AZ on 6/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $37.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Ask me about group rates

Travel policy

Shaun will travel within 40 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85048.