Grant Mac Ewan College
I am a Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter and have been since 2008, and I have been a sign language interpreter for the last 10 years, and I have been signing for the last 15 years. I have worked in the freelance world as well as in educational backgrounds. If you are a student trying to improve your skills, you are a new interpreter currently in a program for interpreters, or you have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing, I can help! I also teach baby sign classes to ease the communication between child and caretaker.
As your tutor, I would work with you one-on-one or in a group, depending on your individual preferences. My approach is to work with no voice (unless you prefer otherwise), except in the case of teaching about Deaf culture, which is an important part of the language, especially to Deaf people. I would asses your level of proficiency initially by asking you a series of questions in ASL, and based on your response work a curriculum from there. I can also work in areas you are wanting to focus on. If you are in an ITP (Interpreting training program) we can focus on any areas you see fit for needing to improve. I aim to fit your needs so you can gain the most out of our sessions. I prefer to do an assessment at the beginning and at the end, so you can note the areas of your own growth. I also use technology, such as video recording so we can view your ability together. I believe this is the best way to improve on your work as a signer/interpreter. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have. Thank you for you interest! I am a Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter and have been since 2008, and I have been a sign language interpreter for the last 10 years, and I have been signing for the last 15 years. I have worked in the freelance world as well as in educational backgrounds. If you are a student trying to improve your skills, you are a new interpreter
I worked at an elementary school for the Deaf for 2 yrs. with a Deaf and visually impared student one to one. I was their aide as well as their interpreter (when needed). We worked on self-care, advocating skills, and using manipulatives to help in completing work.
I have worked in the field of interpreting for the last 11 years. During my Interpreter Training we learned about audiology as well as decibels for comparative hearing losses from hard of hearing to Deaf. I have worked with a number of clients throughout my career who were hard of hearing.
I have a National Certification in Sign Language Interpreting. I completed a full year of Sign Language Studies at Grant Mac Ewan College in 2000, and completed a Interpreter training program in 2001 at the same college. In 2008 I was screened and passed the Nationally Certified Interpreter test, and received my NIC (National Interpreter Certification) through RID/NAD (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf/National Association of the Deaf). I have been a sign language interpreter for the last 10 years.
I have worked at a school for the Deaf at Mountain Lakes School for the Deaf as a para-educator/interpreter for a deaf/blind student. I also worked with other members of the class in 4th grade who had other disabilities other than deafness. I also have a child who has sensory processing disorder/Aspergers and another who has dyslexia/reading comprehension difficulties.