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Jennifer T.

Learning for Life!

Learning for Life!

$35/hour

  • 116 hours tutoring

  • Highland, IL 62249

About Jennifer


Bio

Hello!
My name is Jenn, and I am an American Sign Language interpreter. I have background in medical and mental health interpreting coupled with a love of learning and language - which is why I homeschool my children. I have experience in tutoring several subjects, although mostly I have stayed in my areas of expertise of English, Algebra, and American Sign Language.

As an American Sign Language interpreter I am charged with having a firm grasp on the grammatical structure of the English...

Hello!
My name is Jenn, and I am an American Sign Language interpreter. I have background in medical and mental health interpreting coupled with a love of learning and language - which is why I homeschool my children. I have experience in tutoring several subjects, although mostly I have stayed in my areas of expertise of English, Algebra, and American Sign Language.

As an American Sign Language interpreter I am charged with having a firm grasp on the grammatical structure of the English language and an extensive vocabulary, both of which I work regularly to improve.

I have an associates degree in Deaf Studies and am working on my Bachelors in American Sign Language Interpretation and Psychology. I intend to move forward with a Masters in Clinical Counseling. I have been working for about five years as an interpreter and learn more each day.

Knowledge really is power - the power to enlighten and better yourself in ways that can change your entire perspective in life. I would like to help you gain that knowledge and learn from you as well!


Education

William Woods Univesity
American Sign Language Interpreting

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Rate details: Online Tutoring - $25/Hour
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Highland, IL 62249
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Currently I homeschool my two children, and one of the subjects we work on is math, naturally. I also work as a sign language interpreter and have interpreted in elementary, high school, and college level math classes.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked as a tutor for 8 years. I regularly interpret for deaf and hard of hearing students with thier tutors. I am a homeschooling mother who plans material for and teaches her own children on how to effectively read and study in order to retain information. I am currently taking my bachelors degree as well and am working through the Kaplan GRE Verbal Workbook in order to improve my own test taking ability. Part of my job as a Sign Language Interpreter requires that I take 20 hours of continuing education credits annually in education, ethics, and vocabulary. I also participate in study groups regularly in order to prepare myself for my interpreting exams (which include American Sign Language interpretations and ENGLISH proficiency exams).
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

As a Sign Language Interpreter my job is to know both English and American Sign language in depth in order to provide the best interpretation possible. I am tested in English vocabulary and grammar in order to maintain my certification and license, so I diligently work to increase my word bank and correct my grammar consistently.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

As a Sign Language Interpreter my job is to know both English and American Sign language in depth in order to provide the best interpretation possible. I am tested in English vocabulary and grammar in order to maintain my certification and license, so I diligently work to increase my word bank and correct my grammar consistently.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked as a tutor for 8 years. I regularly interpret for deaf and hard of hearing students with thier tutors. I am a homeschooling mother who plans material for and teaches her own children on how to effectively read and study in order to retain information. I am currently taking my bachelors degree as well and am working through the Kaplan GRE Verbal Workbook in order to improve my own test taking ability. Part of my job as a Sign Language Interpreter requires that I take 20 hours of continuing education credits annually in education, ethics, and vocabulary. I also participate in study groups regularly in order to prepare myself for my interpreting exams (which include American Sign Language interpretations and ENGLISH proficiency exams).
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Reading

Language

Sign Language,

Sign Language

I hold an associates degree from Southwestern Illinois College in Deaf Studies and am working to complete my bachelors degree. My minor is in American Sign Language Interpreting from William Woods University and my major focuses on Psychology (my intention is to move into the Master of Clinical Counseling to work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients). I hold an Advanced Certification from the Missouri Interpreter Certification System and current interpreting licenses in Illinois and Missouri and have been working as an interpreter since February of 2013. I recently obtained 80 hours (40 classroom/40 practicum) of mental health interpreter training through the Alabama Department of Mental Health. I tutor and teach ASL in a community education setting.
ESL/ESOL

Math

Algebra 1

Most Popular

English,

English

As a Sign Language Interpreter my job is to know both English and American Sign language in depth in order to provide the best interpretation possible. I am tested in English vocabulary and grammar in order to maintain my certification and license, so I diligently work to increase my word bank and correct my grammar consistently.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked as a tutor for 8 years. I regularly interpret for deaf and hard of hearing students with thier tutors. I am a homeschooling mother who plans material for and teaches her own children on how to effectively read and study in order to retain information. I am currently taking my bachelors degree as well and am working through the Kaplan GRE Verbal Workbook in order to improve my own test taking ability. Part of my job as a Sign Language Interpreter requires that I take 20 hours of continuing education credits annually in education, ethics, and vocabulary. I also participate in study groups regularly in order to prepare myself for my interpreting exams (which include American Sign Language interpretations and ENGLISH proficiency exams).
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Reading

Other

Sign Language,

Sign Language

I hold an associates degree from Southwestern Illinois College in Deaf Studies and am working to complete my bachelors degree. My minor is in American Sign Language Interpreting from William Woods University and my major focuses on Psychology (my intention is to move into the Master of Clinical Counseling to work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients). I hold an Advanced Certification from the Missouri Interpreter Certification System and current interpreting licenses in Illinois and Missouri and have been working as an interpreter since February of 2013. I recently obtained 80 hours (40 classroom/40 practicum) of mental health interpreter training through the Alabama Department of Mental Health. I tutor and teach ASL in a community education setting.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked as a tutor for 8 years. I regularly interpret for deaf and hard of hearing students with thier tutors. I am a homeschooling mother who plans material for and teaches her own children on how to effectively read and study in order to retain information. I am currently taking my bachelors degree as well and am working through the Kaplan GRE Verbal Workbook in order to improve my own test taking ability. Part of my job as a Sign Language Interpreter requires that I take 20 hours of continuing education credits annually in education, ethics, and vocabulary. I also participate in study groups regularly in order to prepare myself for my interpreting exams (which include American Sign Language interpretations and ENGLISH proficiency exams).
ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

Hard of Hearing,

Hard of Hearing

I have been working as an American Sign Language interpreter for the past 3 1/2 years in a variety of settings, including preschool through bachelors level in college. I hold an Advanced certification and I am licensed in the state of Missouri and Illinois.
Sign Language,

Sign Language

I hold an associates degree from Southwestern Illinois College in Deaf Studies and am working to complete my bachelors degree. My minor is in American Sign Language Interpreting from William Woods University and my major focuses on Psychology (my intention is to move into the Master of Clinical Counseling to work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients). I hold an Advanced Certification from the Missouri Interpreter Certification System and current interpreting licenses in Illinois and Missouri and have been working as an interpreter since February of 2013. I recently obtained 80 hours (40 classroom/40 practicum) of mental health interpreter training through the Alabama Department of Mental Health. I tutor and teach ASL in a community education setting.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked as a tutor for 8 years. I regularly interpret for deaf and hard of hearing students with thier tutors. I am a homeschooling mother who plans material for and teaches her own children on how to effectively read and study in order to retain information. I am currently taking my bachelors degree as well and am working through the Kaplan GRE Verbal Workbook in order to improve my own test taking ability. Part of my job as a Sign Language Interpreter requires that I take 20 hours of continuing education credits annually in education, ethics, and vocabulary. I also participate in study groups regularly in order to prepare myself for my interpreting exams (which include American Sign Language interpretations and ENGLISH proficiency exams).

Summer

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked as a tutor for 8 years. I regularly interpret for deaf and hard of hearing students with thier tutors. I am a homeschooling mother who plans material for and teaches her own children on how to effectively read and study in order to retain information. I am currently taking my bachelors degree as well and am working through the Kaplan GRE Verbal Workbook in order to improve my own test taking ability. Part of my job as a Sign Language Interpreter requires that I take 20 hours of continuing education credits annually in education, ethics, and vocabulary. I also participate in study groups regularly in order to prepare myself for my interpreting exams (which include American Sign Language interpretations and ENGLISH proficiency exams).
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Patient and encouraging

Great session! My daughter is learning a lot and looks forward to her weekly session! Jennifer is patient and is making it fun! I have seen an increase in my daughters signing ability in the last few weeks. It’s fun to see it evolve.

Faith, 8 lessons with Jennifer

Very Helpful!

I enjoy the fact that Jennifer is very flexible with me. She sees when I struggle and will slow down and explain in detail what I missed. Sign language is a bit of a tricky language for me presently, and for Jennifer to be so patient with me is a Godsend! Thank you, Jennifer!!!

Andria, 15 lessons with Jennifer

Knowledgeable and Patient

It was our first lesson and Jennifer was very patient and knowledgeable. She provided me with little tips to help remember andn associate the signs she was teaching me. I can't wait to learn more!

Sabrina, 2 lessons with Jennifer

Kind, Upbeat, Knowledgeable Tutor

She had lots of good ideas for how to take my interpreting to the next level to get ready for the BEI test. This was only my first lesson but I am already feeling more confident in my abilities.

Faith, 2 lessons with Jennifer

Professional, experienced and personable tutor

In our introductory session, Ms. Jennifer T. shared her shared her wide range of ASL and interpreting experiences and spent some time assessing my ASL skill level. I had a list of vocabulary words from my work, and we went over some of the more difficult (to me) ones. She finger-spelled the words, showed the signs, and often explained the concept behind them. She had vast storehouse of knowledge, but she had done some research on certain less common business-related words, which I appreciated. For some phrases, she explained how English idioms are sometimes portrayed conceptually in ASL. My experience was pleasant and worthwhile, specifically because Ms. Jenn was a professional, patient and personable tutor.

Chris , 18 lessons with Jennifer

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Jennifer is really patient tutor. She is really great at explaining the concept of why you would use a sign in place of another and does a great job at giving a visual when explaining it. I highly recommend her!

Natasha, 12 lessons with Jennifer

Great tutor!

Jennifer is a wonderful tutor, listens, answers questions, is able to provide examples and provide great explanations based in real life situations.

Tessa , 4 lessons with Jennifer
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$35/hour

Jennifer T.

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