Western Oregon University (ASL English Interp)
I am a nationally certified sign language interpreter (RID CI and CT). I have a B.S. degree from Western Oregon University in ASL/English Interpretation and a Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT/NTID). Over the course of my 19 years as an interpreter, I have worked in a variety of settings including PK-12, post-secondary, and community settings. I have taught ASL and Interpreting at the college level.
If you would like to improve your basic skills or practice the skills you have, I have to the tools. I am patient with new signers (after all, I was once a beginner too). I believe that most sessions should be done without using voice as this will put the student in the mindset to learn visually. Because ASL is a 3-dimensional, visual language, learning from a live person is better then learning from a book, plus it can be done anywhere!
The best way to begin learning is through formal ASL classes (please contact me for a list of colleges that offer courses). These courses tend to be taught by native users. I am very familiar with the variety of curricula used by local colleges. The role of a tutor is to supplement your learning by giving you another place to practice. If you are interested in working with me please respond with your ASL class location, your goals for tutoring, and describe the sign skills you have. I look forward to helping you grow to love ASL as much as I do.
***Please note: I only accept students who are currently enrolled in an ASL class.***
If you are an interpreting student, I can also provide mentoring. I have completed over 50 hours of mentor training and I can guide you through self-analysis and discovery, especially to determine what works for you. I also have experience with Demand-Control Schema (D-CS). Please contact me with your goals for mentorship. I am a nationally certified sign language interpreter (RID CI and CT). I have a B.S. degree from Western Oregon University in ASL/English Interpretation and a Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT/NTID). Over the course of my 19 years as an interpreter, I have worked in a variety of settings including
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I am fluent in ASL and have worked in Deaf and Hard of hearing programs in PK-12 settings as well as post-secondary. I have tutored children in the public school setting for 6 years in a variety of subjects including English, Math, and ASL vocabulary. I am also a certified sign language interpreter.
I am a certified sign language interpreter (18 years). I have a B.S. degree in ASL/English Interpretation from Western Oregon University. I taught ASL and Interpreting at the college level for 2 years. I have tutored in public schools as part of my duties as an interpreter, especially with language development for Deaf students.