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Kalen F.

Portland, OR

$70/hour

A Former College Teacher and Native Signer for ASL Tutoring

Background check passed as of 4/17/16
5.0 average from 42 ratings
Excellent tutor!
— Kathy, San Gabriel, CA on 11/27/12

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Willamette University
Exercise Science Sports Medicine focus
Leeds Metropolitan University
Master's

Education

Willamette University (Exercise Science Sports Medicine focus)

Leeds Metropolitan University (Master's)

About Kalen

I taught American Sign Language at the community college level for 7 years, teaching 55 classes (more than 3700 hours) to at least 1100 students. I was part of the ASL Master team for "Switched at Birth" for 4 years, working as a dialogue coach and was also a consultant for professional theatre interpreters. In addition, I have developed and taught private classes to actors, writers, producers, and publicists working in the TV and film industry in Los Angeles. I taught American Sign Language at the community college level for 7 years, teaching 55 classes (more than 3700 hours) to at least 1100 students. I was part of the ASL Master team for "Switched at Birth" for 4 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97215
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor!"

- Kathy, San Gabriel, CA on 11/27/12

"Extremely knowledgeable, so kind, supportive and an awesome teacher"

- Sue, Santa Cruz, CA on 5/31/16

"Excellent teacher"

- Ben, North Hollywood, CA on 5/5/15

"Great tutor!"

- Debby, Beverly Hills, CA on 10/16/13
Language:
Sign Language
Special Needs:
Hard Of Hearing

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Hard Of Hearing

I am a native signer and fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). I also have proficiency in Signed Exact English (SEE) and Pidgin Signed English (PSE).

I taught grammar to Deaf adults in an adult education program at the Center for Communicative Development for 3 years. Furthermore, I worked as a professional tutor at Glendale Community College, tutoring Deaf students in subjects including: English, Reading, Writing, Health, Graphic Design, Math.

All of these classes and tutoring sessions were conducted using ASL.

I can use ASL fluently to tutor in any subject: Math, Science, Health, Art, English, Reading, Writing, etc.

I have a Masters degree in Screenwriting (from England) and a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science (with an emphasis in Sports Medicine); therefore, I have extensive backgrounds in both Writing and Science.

Sign Language

I have taught 2-3 ASL classes per semester for the past 4 years as well as intensive summer courses (72 hours within 5-6 weeks), and have logged more than 2,000 hours of teaching experience.

I teach ASL 101, 102, Fingerspelling, and Creative Sign Language and use "Signing Naturally" (1988 and 2008 editions).

I have taught ASL at College of the Canyons, Glendale Community College, Pasadena City College, John Burroughs High School, Upward Bound, and Northwest Academy.

Willamette University
Exercise Science Sports Medicine focus
Leeds Metropolitan University
Master's

Education

Willamette University (Exercise Science Sports Medicine focus)

Leeds Metropolitan University (Master's)

Excellent tutor! — Kalen has been wonderful to work with. She contacted us immediately and answered all my questions regarding her experiences and background in teaching ASL. She is well qualified! Kalen shows up on time and is ready to go. She finds out what I am working on in school and makes sure we cover this material. She fine tunes the areas I need to work on and lets me know my weak points but also is ve ...

— Kathy, San Gabriel, CA on 11/27/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kalen will travel within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97215.