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Bachelor of Science (Social Science)
I am a lifelong learner and love to help others enjoy learning also. I worked in the school system in k-12 for ten years tutoring Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in their classroom studies as well as a Sign Language Interpreter both in public school and at the college level and taught beginning and intermediate sign language in college. Some of the students had different challenges they needed to overcome to be successful so it was important to explore what would work for each one. In the past five years I have worked with students ages 8-80 with English as a second language with an online format in conversational English and English writing. I am currently working with students preparing for the TESOL. The challenge of meeting their needs to improve their English emphasizes the importance of having assistance flexible enough to work with many different learning styles and competence levels.
I have tutored in most public school classroom subjects but specialize in algebra, basic math, ESL, ASL, reading and phonics. To me the goal is to find the student's strengths and weaknesses to move them to a better understanding of the subject at each level of learning. Each lesson is documented so that a report can be generated to show progress. I prefer feedback and will periodically ask for it in order to improve the learning experience. I have a 12-hour cancellation policy and will try very hard to work with you as sometimes schedules can change. I would be glad to meet briefly with you before the first session to help you with the decision of whether you feel I can meet your needs.
Since I live in a rural area most of the tutoring will be online but if you do live within the county I certainly can discuss arrangements for meeting.
I look forward to meeting you and helping with your educational needs! I am a lifelong learner and love to help others enjoy learning also. I worked in the school system in k-12 for ten years tutoring Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in their classroom studies as well as a Sign
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As an ASL interpreter in k-12 for 10 years I was facilitating communication through use of sign language, spoken English, cultural mediation, and knowledge about visual accessibility, also tutoring of Deaf/ hard of hearing students as needed. I have 36 hours in an interpreting program through the DO-IT Center, University of N. Colorado and have taught ASL for a year on the college level.
I utilized ‘The Writing Road to Reading' curriculum throughout my 10 years in the school system and also the 10 years prior homeschooling my own children. This method worked well because it easily matched to the individual student and used high frequency words that most of the students know in the spoken form to guide the student to phonological awareness. I have utilized other phonics curricula and am able to use them well since they are based on similar principles.
I have worked as the primary sign language instructor for a year and as a secondary instructor for 5 years at the college level. I worked in the Children's Resource Center and then went on to work in K-12 for 10 years as a sign language interpreter. I studied through the University of N. Colorado and received 36 hours of ASL, interpreting and Deaf culture training.