University of Pittsburgh (Sports and Rec Mgmt)
Robert Morris University (Master's)
Deaf since birth, teaching the language of sign language has been a growing passion of mine. Sign Language is the 4th most taught language in America these days and being in a rural area, learning opportunities are minimal. I am currently a professional working in the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind field, and I possess a wealth of knowledge of deaf culture, language, assistive technology, and laws that impact individuals with hearing and communication disabilities. I am motivated in utilizing my expertise to spread to those interested.
I am a very flexible individual who will provide instruction at your desired pace and will display creativity to make learning enjoyable and possible. I have worked with children since I was a child myself and I am available to instruct children as well as parents and individuals that are interested in learning to communicate with deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind individuals. Starting off with the basics is the best way to start. My approach also is hands-on and teaching moments. I encourage interaction with me to be in sign language where I could provide feedback and encourage the individual to practice as much as possible. This approach has been shown to be more effective.
Also, I included several sporting activities on my tutoring list because I have a passion for sports and have played my entire life. I believe that learning how to play sports can have a positive impact on an individual's personal growth. Also, many children are interested in sports these days and I would like to provide the one on one instruction. If you have a child with hearing loss or communicates in American Sign Language, this could be a great opportunity for the child to receive instruction without the services of a sign language interpreter.
If you are interested in learning the language of sign language and would like to learn directly from a deaf individual who can communicate by voice and lip-reading, please contact me and we can discuss further. Thank you and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. Deaf since birth, teaching the language of sign language has been a growing passion of mine. Sign Language is the 4th most taught language in America these days and being in a rural area, learning opportunities are minimal. I am currently a professional working in the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind field, and I possess a wealth of
A lifelong baseball fan, I have been a player and a coach. My coaching included little league and summer camps. As a player, I was an infielder and a switch hitter. My instruction would include basic approach with hitting and fielding as well as proper etiquette for the game of baseball.
I began playing golf at the age of 15. Played 4 years of Division III college golf and was a two time first team all conference. My instruction would include swing assessment and adjustments as well as putting and short game instruction. Also, rules and etiquette of the game are part of my instruction. I believe in instruction basic approach in order to set individuals on the proper path for continuous development.
As a deaf individual since birth, I have utilized sign language as an option for communication, as well as access to education. Since I work directly with individuals who utilize sign language, I have developed a greater knowledge of the language itself and modern signs used today. Deaf culture, assistive technology, and laws are part of my expertise and can be instructed to help individuals better understand the language and the culture.