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Kennesaw State University (Biology)
I have the ability to manage and overcome obstacles as well as, the self-confidence to problem solve in ways that others may choose not to attempt. I have a very unique ability to become very focused and involved for long periods, working without distractions. Why? How? What makes me more capable than another? Curiosity. And I am profoundly deaf! But, I am not “deaf and dumb”. Far from it! Although I must admit, I do lag occasionally in getting a joke – it’s a deaf thing – I cannot always help it. I do in fact have a great sense of humor.
My ability to use my voice to speak and utilize technology enables me to easily communicate and prioritize criteria very well. In the past, I have taught, trained and lead peers in the lab, in retail, in my high school marching band and in Atlanta CorpsVets (a national award winning top 10 all-age drum corps). I am very comfortable working on a team as a self-starter possessing excellent time management skills - useful in a tutoring session.
Observant by nature, I look for ways to solve problems and make improvements. At Kennesaw State University, I recognized the struggle of fellow deaf students not having sign language tutors available. Bridging the gap between the hearing and deaf worlds is not always easy. Fluent in written and spoken English and American Sign Language, I found a way – I volunteered and successfully tutored the deaf students in sciences and mathematics while obtaining my BS degree in Biology.
I was born Deaf. ASL is my native language with English as secondary.
I look forward to helping you with your ASL and/or Biology courses! I have the ability to manage and overcome obstacles as well as, the self-confidence to problem solve in ways that others may choose not to attempt. I have a very unique ability to become very focused and involved for long periods, working without distractions. Why? How? What makes me more capable than another? Curiosity. And I am profoundly deaf!
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I am Profoundly Deaf person. ASL was my first language and I have taught people all my life (mostly friends) how to sign and communicate with me. I have Tutoring experience in College (2011-2013) with fellow deaf students. I feel I can effectively teach sign language as it is my native language.