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Alisa N.

Austin, TX

$42/hour

Effective, Experienced, Certified American Sign Language Teacher/Tutor

10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/27/14
5.0 average from 10 ratings
Alisa was amazing! We met with her for what we thought was a 'get to know you, will this work out' meeting. She gave us a great introduction of ASL and Deaf Culture.
— Kathleen, Round Rock, TX on 6/9/15

$42/Hour


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California State University Northridge
Deaf Studies
Lesley University
Master's

Education

California State University Northridge (Deaf Studies)

Lesley University (Master's)

About Alisa

As a Deaf person, as well as being a teacher and tutor in American Sign Language (ASL) and for Deaf children for the past 15 years, I am aware of how a person knowing ASL can make a difference in my day as a Deaf person-whether that person is working in a restaurant, a store, a fellow student, or a coworker in the doctor's office I am going to. I was born Deaf and grew up in Southern California, but have taught and lived in Nevada and Texas, as well.

I specialize in tutoring those who are interested in learning or further developing their ASL skills. Knowledge of ASL is such an asset, especially in San Antonio/Austin, where there is an amazing, large Deaf population. I also tutor Deaf children who need additional help in reading, writing or other subjects. I will soon be working in San Antonio, so I have expanded my availability to San Antonio.

I am generally available 5PM to 9 PM Monday through Thursday, and I also have some weekend availability. I design lessons based on the goals and needs of each individual student, and I keep in touch regularly with my students, informing them of other events they may be interested in attending.

I have taught ASL to parents of Deaf children, high school students who need a language credit, fellow teachers and college students.

My rate is $45/hour for in-person lessons, and for those who have some experience in ASL, I can also conduct online lessons at $30/hour for experienced signers (ASL 2+). I also provide language mentoring for those who have some experience in ASL and simply want to practice their conversational skills with a fluent user and pick up some new signs and get some feedback.

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you or your child as you learn more about this beautiful language!
As a Deaf person, as well as being a teacher and tutor in American Sign Language (ASL) and for Deaf children for the past 15 years, I am aware of how a person knowing ASL can make a difference in my day as a Deaf person-whether that person is working in a restaurant, a store, a fellow student, or a coworker in the doctor's office I am going to. I Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Group rates can be arranged.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Austin, TX 78749
Background Check: Passed

"Alisa was amazing! We met with her for what we thought was a 'get to know you, will this work out' meeting. She gave us a great introduction of ASL and Deaf Culture."

- Kathleen, Round Rock, TX on 6/9/15
Alisa replied on 9/20/2015

Thank you for the great review! Your son is a hard worker! :)

"Naturally gifted at teaching and so patient!"

- Maureen, Loma Linda, CA on 5/5/16

"Great teacher!"

- Rachel, Kyle, TX on 4/20/16

"Wonderful Experience."

- Kim, Austin, TX on 9/20/15
Alisa replied on 9/20/2015

I am so happy to hear this, Kim! Your daughter is just wonderful, and her signing is REALLY good! I love that she is so motivated :)

"Experienced educator"

- Jack, Austin, TX on 7/11/15
Alisa replied on 9/20/2015

Awesome-I hope the same! Love having wonderful clients such as you!

English:
Proofreading
Language:
Sign Language

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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.

Hard Of Hearing

I have 13 years of experience teaching Deaf/hard of hearing students from preschool-college age/level in all subject areas in three different states. I hold a bachelor's degree in Deaf studies from CSUN.

Proofreading

I hold a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction-Literacy. I can tutor in reading/writing for Deaf students or students who sign. I am very good at proofreading and editing papers as needed and have done so for many people.

Sign Language

I have taught American Sign Language to elementary students, high school students, college students, teacher and parent groups for the past 14 years. I currently teach American Sign Language full-time to high school students as a foreign language.

Special Needs

I have been a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of hearing for 14 years. I have taught students with multiple disabilities including autism, physical challenges, intellectual disabilities and other delays in my own classroom.

California State University Northridge
Deaf Studies
Lesley University
Master's

Education

California State University Northridge (Deaf Studies)

Lesley University (Master's)

Alisa was amazing! We met with her for what we thought was a 'get to know you, will this work out' meeting. She gave us a great introduction of ASL and Deaf Culture.

Alisa taught us in the first meeting how to engage with the Deaf Culture; that ASL is completely different and unrelated to the English language; and gave us hope that our dyslexic son had the ability to master his foreign language requirement in high school.

— Kathleen, Round Rock, TX on 6/9/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $42.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Group rates can be arranged.

Travel policy

Alisa will travel within 20 miles of Austin, TX 78749.