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Margaret R.

Rochester, NY

$30/hour

Parent of Deaf Child (previous interpreter) and Tutor

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
5.0 average from 14 ratings
Makes learning fun!
— Gene, Rochester, NY on 2/9/14

$30/Hour


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Monroe Community College
Medical Coding
no
EdD

Education

Monroe Community College (Medical Coding)

no (EdD)

About Margaret

I am a mother of 3 deaf children (who was born hearing, but lost my hearing a few years ago)so sign language is used in our home on a daily basis. ASL is my preferred method of communication and what I have experience in tutoring. I worked at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY as a American Sign Language tutor for their sign language department for 2 years, while I was a student there. I tutored students in all ranges, from beginners to more experienced students. I also worked as a sign language interpreter in the educational setting for elementary through college level for 2 years. Since I learned sign language as a second language, English being my first, I can understand how a hearing person thinks and learns. Although I am myself now deaf, I can speak clearly.

My favorite method of teaching is to give a student little tricks to help remember how to sign things, as well as explaining why something is signed a particular way. When I was learning, these methods really helped me. I had to "make the language my own", so I needed ways to remember that maybe weren't traditional or weren't how a deaf person may learn, as that is a different style. ASL is a visual language, therefore, I attempt to help the student to "train their brain" to convert analog to visual, and visa versa.

I love the language, love tutoring, and am currently a stay-at-home mom that homeschools her 3 children (one of which is also mentally handicapped, so I am pretty creative with my teaching techniques) so my schedule is very flexible. I try to make the lessons fun and interactive, so that learning is not dreaded, but a pleasant experience that the student will look forward to. For me, tutoring is about the joy of teaching and seeing the student blossom.
I am a mother of 3 deaf children (who was born hearing, but lost my hearing a few years ago)so sign language is used in our home on a daily basis. ASL is my preferred method of communication and what I have experience in tutoring. I worked at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY as a American Sign Language tutor for their sign language Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Rochester, NY 14619
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Makes learning fun!"

- Gene, Rochester, NY on 2/9/14
Language:
Sign Language
Special Needs:
Hard Of Hearing

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Approved subjects

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Sign Language

I am a parent of 3 deaf children, am now deaf myself (became deaf 4 years ago) and have previous experience as a tutor in American Sign Language at Monroe Community College in Rochester NY for their sign language department. Martha McDonald was my supervisor and I can give you contact info for her as well as the department head Michael Weingart. Thank you and I look forward to working on WyzAnt.

Monroe Community College
Medical Coding
no
EdD

Education

Monroe Community College (Medical Coding)

no (EdD)

Makes learning fun!

Margaret brings with her a genuine enthusiasm for teaching and a gift for making lessons both fun and educational. Her background in American Sign Language gives her a unique perspective and an understanding of the challenges a hearing student faces in learning a nonverbal language. I appreciate her helpful tips that aid in both comprehending the origin of a particular sign and remembering how to

— Gene, Rochester, NY on 2/9/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Margaret will travel within 25 miles of Rochester, NY 14619.