BA Portland State University (General Studies)
Lewis and Clark College (MEd)
My teaching experience goes back 25 years when I first started teaching middle school students at Washington School for the Deaf. I also taught language arts at Oregon School for the Deaf for two years before putting my career on hold to raise three children.
Through the past 17 years of schooling, my kids have been in charter schools, special ed programs, homeschooling, and co op programs. My love of teaching didn't go away after I had kids as I was involved in their education. My oldest son has developmental disabilities from fetal alcohol syndrome, so I spent many hours helping him overcome his unique learning style. I gained much insight into kids with special needs because of my own son's struggles.
I have been signing for over 25 years. My husband is deaf and I've worked in two different deaf residential schools. I also am a sign language interpreter, currently doing freelance work for Portland Public Schools.
My love of language and the ability to teach various learning styles gives me the perfect balance to help your student. Whether he needs help recalling details from a given passage, or she needs tips on how to learn new vocabulary words, we will work together to find the strengths in each student and build on those abilities.
My background is in deaf education, so I understand the complexities of teaching kids who are deaf and hard of hearing.
I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your child's educational needs. My teaching experience goes back 25 years when I first started teaching middle school students at Washington School for the Deaf. I also taught language arts at Oregon School for the Deaf for two years before putting my career on hold to raise three children.
Through the past 17 years of schooling, my kids have been in charter schools,
I'm willing to drive 10 miles one way for tutoring sessions. If it is farther than 20 miles round trip for me, there will be an added fee of $5 per session for traveling outside my radius.
Heidi has an exceptional understanding of ASL vocabulary & grammar, in addition to personal knowledge surrounding Deaf culture. She is very personable & flexible with her teaching style & is able to construct her lesson plans to meet the needs of individual students. She is a wonderful tutor & I highly recommend her services!
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My background is in deaf education. I have a Master's degree in deaf and hard of hearing studies from Lewis and Clark College. I taught three years at two different residential schools in the Middle School department.
I have been teaching my own children (18, 16, and 12) for all or most of their educational careers. I have extensive experience with learning styles since my oldest was diagnosed with learning disabilities and ADHD. I got my masters degree in deaf and hard of hearing studies and have been working in various co ops and homeschool groups since my children started school. I have a broad knowledge of curriculum and websites available to facilitate learning for the homeschooled student.
I have been doing sign language for over 25 years. I interpreted in a public school for a year, taught deaf students for three years, currently interpret freelance for Portland Public Schools, and my husband is deaf.