Reading, Writing, and American Sign Language
Reading, Writing, and American Sign Language
I have been teaching and tutoring for over 25 years. I love working with students of all backgrounds and ages. I hold a bachelor's degree in secondary English Education and a master's degree in Deaf Education. I have worked in the public school system (elementary through post-secondary) teaching, tutoring, and interpreting a variety of subject areas since 1990. I am fluent in American Sign Language and have worked as a volunteer ESL instructor. I have home schooled my children since 1998. My...
I have been teaching and tutoring for over 25 years. I love working with students of all backgrounds and ages. I hold a bachelor's degree in secondary English Education and a master's degree in Deaf Education. I have worked in the public school system (elementary through post-secondary) teaching, tutoring, and interpreting a variety of subject areas since 1990. I am fluent in American Sign Language and have worked as a volunteer ESL instructor. I have home schooled my children since 1998. My expertise is in tutoring elementary-high school English.
My goal: to make learning fun while working hard. We will utilize our time together fully engaged in learning and practicing the newly acquired skills. I will also assign homework and be available to answer questions via phone and email.
Since my own children are still learning at home, I am happy to meet students at a mutually agreed upon, central location.
AMAZING ASL tutor
When looking for a tutor for my special needs daughter for her ASL class we went through so many profiles and after talking to quite a few it was obvious that Martha was the right fit for my daughter. Not only is she great at working with my daughter who is struggling in school with ASL, she is sensitive and thoughtful to her needs. Martha gives great feedback so that I as a parent know how things are going. She goes above and beyond with ideas on how to help my daughter be a success in this class. I had honestly thought there wasn't any light at the end of this tunnel for my daughter's ASL course, but with Martha and her optimistic attitude and tutoring skills, I can see my daughter catching up and excelling in her class.Kristi, 13 lessons with Martha
Martha is absolutely WONDERFUL - patient, knowledgeable, incredibly encouraging...all with a stellar background. Super excited to be working with her, and encourage others to seek out her expertise!Pascal, 3 lessons with Martha
Knowledgeable and very patient
Martha is great with my daughter who is developmentally disabled. She is encouraging and so patient with her. She is doing very well and I am so happy with the progress that she is making with Martha. She really goes the extra mile for her students to help them learn. If you want to learn sign language, this is the teacher for you.Leslie, 18 lessons with Martha
Great teaching skills
Great pace and encouragement. We got right into the lesson and practiced what we'd learned. Martha recommended helpful curriculum and provided us with other resources to use for reference.Rebeca, 18 lessons with Martha
I love Ms. Martha! She is so nice and very easy to learn from - as a homeschooler, I've had many teachers and tutors and she is one of the best! She makes learning ASL a lot of fun and very interesting. I'm in my second year with her and wouldn't want any other ASL teacher.Sophie, 22 lessons with Martha
Martha has been tutoring our 9 year old son and we are very pleased with the extraordinary support she has provided. My son needed quite a bit of help feeling confident and comfortable writting and Martha made him feel just great right from the start. She is patient, caring and dedicated. I strongly recommend her!Luna , 6 lessons with Martha
She is very patient and kind!
She was very good about slowing down when a sign or the grammar was new to me. And sped things up when I was familiar with it so we could get to new material. I, also, like how she has a lesson plan for students and sets goals for us to work toward. I really enjoyed my lesson with her and plan to continue!Rebekah, 27 lessons with Martha
Tutor with high expectations of her students and yields fast results!
Martha has been tutoring my mother (her native language is Korean) to increase her English skills for over a month. She starts with an assessment to make sure she can customize lessons based on her student's skill level. She is always prepared with structured lessons plans to ensure she maximizes the time with her student. She also prepares homework materials to ensure she provides opportunities for her student to continue learning even beyond the lesson times. Martha expects her students to work hard and for that, the results are visible even in a few lessons with her. Highly recommended!Jamie, 39 lessons with Martha
Friendly, patient and knowledgeable
Martha P. is a wonderful, patient and friendly teacher. She has a gift and passion to teach sign language and has a very nice way of working with teens. I highly recommend her!Sugam, 23 lessons with Martha
Very thoughtful & impactful tutor
It’s been great working with Martha; personable, flexible, detail-oriented, and very knowledgeable. While our son is taking a break between SAT tests, she’s been a valuable resource for him with his English Lit class! Highly recommend.Sonya, 29 lessons with Martha
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