Send Margaret a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response shortly. Have you already emailed Margaret or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now
If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.
Monroe Community College (Medical Coding)
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
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 use it in the context of a sentence.
For me, effective teaching requires good communication skills, patience and a sincere interest in the progress of the student. Margaret exemplifies each of these qualities. She makes lessons both practical and fun. I am grateful for how she has helped me move forward in my knowledge and use of the language, particularly adapting lessons to my particular needs. I highly recommend her as a tutor for American Sign Language.
In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.
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.