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Susan B.

Grand Blanc, MI

$40/hour

State Certified Interpreter for the Deaf/Sign instructor for 35 yrs

$40/Hour


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Mott Community College
Other

Education

Mott Community College (Other)

About Susan

I have worked interpreting for the deaf for many years both in and outside the school setting. I have also taught sign language at the college level as well as several businesses. I loved doing both! I am now retired but at the time of my retirement I tested out at a Level III which is the highest level. I miss interpreting and teaching as it was a huge part of my life; I just prefer to do it part time now. I am very flexible about days and hours of tutoring, including weekends. Tutoring does not have to mean just teaching one person; it can (and preferably will) be as many family members/friends as want to get involved. The person being taught needs other people to sign/practice with!
I am outgoing, friendly and have been told I was the best sign instructor by most of my students. I make learning sign language both fun and easy to remember. I distinctly remember when I was a student of sign myself and preferred some tutors over others. I believe that I took the best parts of all my teachers (both deaf and hearing) and incorporated them into my own system of teaching. Learning to sign has definite benefits whether you are deaf or hearing. Besides improving your memory skills, you can become bi-lingual, which always looks good on a resume!
Skype is a perfect online place to tutor sign language and if driving distance is a problem I suggest doing Skype. All you need is a small camera attached to your computer. Unlike some subjects that require working out problems with pen and paper, sign language taught through Skype is no different than face to face tutoring. I have tutored sign on Skype for about five years and students love it. There is no hassle driving, the need for gas money or getting out in bad weather....just sit at your computer and get the same quality instruction as you would in person. I leave it up to my client whether they prefer meeting in person or getting on Skype.
Whether you are learning sign for a family member, college classes, for fun, getting ready for a test or taking your certification test, I can help you get there!
I have worked interpreting for the deaf for many years both in and outside the school setting. I have also taught sign language at the college level as well as several businesses. I loved doing both! I am now retired but at the time of my retirement I tested out at a Level III which is the highest level. I miss interpreting and teaching as it was Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

I am willing to give a discount for group classes. This would depend on how many students were involved. I recommend no more than ten, as it allows for more time for individual questions or help.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Language:
Sign Language

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Sign Language

I was a State Certified Interpreter for the Deaf for 35 years before retiring 5 years ago. I tested out at a Level III which is the highest level you can receive. I have also taught sign language in several colleges and other educational settings.

Mott Community College
Other

Education

Mott Community College (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

I am willing to give a discount for group classes. This would depend on how many students were involved. I recommend no more than ten, as it allows for more time for individual questions or help.

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 25 miles of Grand Blanc, MI 48439.