ASL Tutor; Tutor on many subjects using ASL.
ASL Tutor; Tutor on many subjects using ASL.
I love tutoring! I have several years of experience in tutoring, both on-line and in-person. I used to be an Accountant, but I wanted more interaction with people and changed careers. In 2008, I started tutoring at the National Institute of Technology for the Deaf (NTID) in Rochester, New York. There, I tutored deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the business college, assisting them at the university-level business courses. I have a Bachelor's degree in Economics and an MBA degree in...
I love tutoring! I have several years of experience in tutoring, both on-line and in-person. I used to be an Accountant, but I wanted more interaction with people and changed careers. In 2008, I started tutoring at the National Institute of Technology for the Deaf (NTID) in Rochester, New York. There, I tutored deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the business college, assisting them at the university-level business courses. I have a Bachelor's degree in Economics and an MBA degree in Accounting, both from New York University.
At NTID, I took the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for a rating on my Sign Language skill. My rating is “Advanced Plus to Superior Plus Skill Level Range,” which means I am able to have a fully shared and natural conversation, with in-depth elaboration for both social and work topics where all aspects of signing are native-like.
In 2010, I taught three classes in Cost Accounting at NTID using Sign Language. My class consisted on students with various levels of Sign Language skills of which I was able to adapt teaching methods and communication styles to meet the needs of each student.
My love for reading and writing led me to be an English Tutor at NTID in 2013. I helped deaf and hard-of-hearing students gain better understanding of the English language using visual aids and methods. Being deaf myself gives me the perspective deaf people have, and I am able to utilize their point of view for effective learning.
During 2014, I served in the French-speaking country of Ivory Coast as a missionary helping deaf people learn sign language. At that time, I conducted a Sign Language class for both hearing and deaf people. I also tutored one-on-one with persons of all ages. I put emphasis on the principles of the language which serves as a foundation for expressing concepts and developing comprehension. That way, sign language can be used, not as a "shadow" or a derivative of the spoken language, but rather as a language itself.
What drew me to the state of Georgia? Warmer weather! Ahhh.
Please feel free to contact me for on-line or in-person tutoring. I look forward to sharing sign language with you!
Awesome Sign Language Tutor
Anna is epic! Well thought out lessons. She not only demonstrates the signs, but also explains the logic making them easier to remember.Gajan, 18 lessons with Anna
Knowledgeable and patient tutor.
Ms. Anna is extremely patient and takes the time to make sure I understand the material! She makes learning fun, and I always find myself looking forward to our next lessons.Stephanie, 26 lessons with Anna
Easy to learn from and knowledgeable!
Our first lesson went very fast and we accomplished more than I'd expected. I like to move fast and sort of jump around and Anna worked with my style to help me learn!Ashley, 8 lessons with Anna
Very patient and easy to work with
We had a great first lesson with Anna. She was very patient and explained very well how the ASL grammar works. She was able to work with us, even at our beginning level. I completely recommend her as a tutor.Alma , 11 lessons with Anna
Patient and Flexible Tutor!
I desperately needed help with my ASL II class! I had taken the first ASL class about 10 years prior and had forgotten waaay more than I thought. I took the second class and thought it would be like riding a bike - they say it all comes back to you shortly after resuming. Nope. Not the case with Sign Language (or any language for that matter). If you don't use it you will lose it, and I lost a LOT of it. Anyway, it was about a month before the end of the semester, and I found myself struggling and in fear of not doing so well on my last two video narrative projects and/or possibly failing my final exam! Anna came to my rescue! She tutored me over Skype and made herself available on nearly a daily basis. She tweaked my ASL scripts, helped me write English to ASL, and took the time to ensure that I executed all signs properly. In the end, I earned a 196/200 on my final narrative and an 89/100 on my final exam. Overall, I earned an A in the class! I have developed such a love and respect for ASL that I am considering going into the Sign Language Interpreting Program and/or getting a Masters Degree in Deaf Education. She gave me my confidence back. Thanks Anna!Tyra, 5 lessons with Anna
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