Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD (Deaf Education)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Graduate Coursework)
Hello! My name is Bonnie, and I've been working with students of all varieties, along with their families, for 18 years now. I have worked with various disabilities, and "normal" kids too. I've worked in a public education setting, as well as working with specialty programs. For English Language Learners, I've worked with children through adult.
I am an energetic, positive, and bubbly person, who is excited to bring the beauty of English or American Sign Language into your home. For babies, I work with you and your baby to foster early and natural language development. These lessons make daily life more stress-free and enjoyable! :) For older children, lessons are created for each family, based on interests and activities within your environment. For ASL learners, before you know it, your school-aged children will be having entire conversations in sign language, and showing off their newly learned skills to their friends at school. For English Language learners you are sure to make progress on your goals.
If you choose to hire me for tutoring your child, you're pulling from my extensive experience working with both public education and special education students. I've taught reading, language arts, foreign language (ASL), and done tutoring in every subject around, except trigonometry. I have taught study skills, helped students prepare for speeches, study for big exams, or just learn the basics. I'm extremely well rounded when it comes to a general tutor. I always offer my first session at a reduced price so we can see if I am a good match for your needs.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I accept a select number of families at any time. Hello! My name is Bonnie, and I've been working with students of all varieties, along with their families, for 18 years now. I have worked with various disabilities, and "normal" kids too. I've worked in a public education setting, as well as working with specialty programs. For English Language Learners, I've worked with children through adult.
I charge between $25 - $45/hour for lessons depending on several factors including location, hours per week, hours per session, etc.
Met with Bonnie for tutoring ASL. She was very interested in getting to know my student and very eager to help. Friendly, very motivating and easy to talk to.
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I completed my BA in education of the deaf/hard of hearing at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. I completed approx. 1/2 of my master's in the same category at University of Lincoln, Nebraska. I am very strong in the field, even being asked to serve on conference boards such as the Midwest Conference on Deaf Education.
I have completed and used the Linda Mood Bell phonics program. I used this with a number of my hard of hearing students to greatly increase their understanding of phonics in reading and speech. I also enhance the program by using Visual Phonics, which tends to assist our visual learners.
I am a strong public speaker myself, and having taken a number of speech classes in college while earning my BA, I learned that not everyone shares this ability. I have a natural ability to connect and build up a student's self confidence. By using my natural abilities, along with my understanding of public speaking, I work with a student to improve their skills in this area.
I earned a bachelor's degree in Deaf Education in 2002 from Augustana College. I also became a certified interpreter for the Deaf in 2003. I worked as an interpreter and American Sign Language teacher for 3 years in the public school system. In 2006 I switched jobs and began working with children aged birth - graduation who had a hearing loss, as a teacher of the Deaf. I recently moved to Florida and now work as a professional Photographer, but wish to continue working with families in the capacity of a sign language teacher.
I am a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This is a subdivision of Special Education, or Special Needs. I worked in this field for many years, and maintain my credentials in Minnesota. Over the years I have worked with students with autism, seizure disorders, physical disabilities, and countless with a learning disability.