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Shelia A.

Saint Louis, MO

$50/hour

American Sign Language Certified Interpreter

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$50/Hour


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University of Missouri - St. Louis
Criminology, Cri Jus

Education

University of Missouri - St. Louis (Criminology, Cri Jus)

About Shelia

I have Deaf family members and so became an American Sign Language interpreter in 1998 and an ASL teacher in 2003. Since that time I have worked in so many different settings, from medical to educational to legal and many more.
Later in life, I began noticing some issues of my own related to my own hearing. I went and had my hearing tested and in fact I am losing my hearing in my left ear. I was quite concerned of course being that interpreting has been my livelihood for a large part of my career. Luckily I received assistance from Vocational Rehabilitation for purchasing a hearing aid and my career and passion have in no way been affected.

While my major in undergraduate studies was Criminology & Criminal Justice, I minored in Psychology. The study of human behavior pairs quite well with studying criminals and the various crimes they commit.

I attended an interpreter training program at a local community college and have an Associates degree in Applied Sciences. I have been an American Sign Language interpreter for 17 years. I hold Advanced certification in Missouri and licensure in both Missouri and Illinois.

In July of 2013 I opened my own interpreting agency and am experiencing great success! I also taught American Sign for 5 years until I went back to school for my undergraduate degree.

As an American Sign Language interpreter I'm required to know MUCH about the etymology of words. Since I mainly work in communication, having a well established vocabulary is quite important.

Spelling has always been one of my favorite things. As a child I even competed in spelling bees. I love the ability to spell many of the vocabulary words that one doesn't see on a daily basis.

Since opening my own business I do ALL work related paperwork of any type via PC. Everything I know about PCs has been primarily self taught over the last 12-15 years.

Feel free to contact me anytime to schedule a tutoring session for any of my expertise, however keep in mind, American Sign Language is my passion
I have Deaf family members and so became an American Sign Language interpreter in 1998 and an ASL teacher in 2003. Since that time I have worked in so many different settings, from medical to educational to legal and many more.
Later in life, I began noticing some issues of my own related to my own hearing. I went and had my hearing tested
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63114
In-person lessons
Science:
Psychology
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
Sign Language
History:
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Sign Language

I have been and still am a certified and licensed sign language interpreter working freelance for the last 17 years. I used to primarily work for other agencies but since July of 2013, I have been self employed and running my own agency successfully.

I have a wide variety of experience from simple doctor appointment medical checks to complicated surgeries. I've worked in settings such as staff meetings, on the job training, conferences/workshops, medical, mental health, MLS (minimal language skills), college classes and so many others.

I also taught a continuing education sign language course for 5 years (2003-2008) at a local community college.

University of Missouri - St. Louis
Criminology, Cri Jus

Education

University of Missouri - St. Louis (Criminology, Cri Jus)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shelia will travel within 40 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63114.