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Tony S.

102 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks ASL, BSL
  • BS Art education; ASL from Harding University
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Tony S.

102 Reviews
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NEW!!! I am now offering 15 minute CHAT sessions. These are great for just chatting, brushing up on skills, etc. NO VOICE chat sessions! NO VOICE mentor or quick practice sessions! Use them how you would like!

I've been teaching ASL for 21 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of ASL and Deaf culture! I am passionate about teaching, Deaf ministry, and ASL!
Within the first few lessons, you'll start signing simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to converse with people who are Deaf! You will also be learning about the culture of Deaf people at the same time.

PRACTICE PARTNER/SIGN COACH?
Nervous about meeting people who are deaf? Want to learn some tips to get over those first moments of nervousness? Do you just need someone to practice with? I would love to help you!

Some of my students book private lessons with me just to have someone to chat with and practice. The more you practice, the more confidence you will have. Sign up

About Tony

Thank you so much for checking out my profile! My name is Tony and I've been teaching formal and private lessons since 1996 and have loved helping my students learn American Sign Language while developing confidence in their skills. I went to Harding University and was trained and tutored by a Mast

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Kelcey D.
I really enjoy learning new languages, and I truly believe that having a great teacher is essential to success. Tony is AWESOME. He is so patient and kind. He really helps you understand why the signs are what they are and how the deaf community communicates even beyond signing. I am really enjoying our lessons and the 'homework' he assigns is fun and manageable. I highly recommend him!
Ella H.
Thank you Tony! This was a great first lesson.
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Jessie L.

1 Review
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks American Sign Language, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Jessie L.

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am an American Sign Language teacher at a private school in Pennsylvania. I began this job after moving up north from Tampa, FL where I taught ASL at the University of Tampa! I grew up signing and have grown my passion into my career! I made history by being the first person to perform the National Anthem in American Sign Language for the Philadelphia Flyers and have performed for the Tampa Bay Rays and Reading Phillies as well. I have made it my life goal to teach as many people ASL as I can to add to the Deaf Community and spread awareness about deafness and Deaf Culture.

I teach ASL levels 1-5 and can teach as fast or slow as necessary! I can't wait to get to know you and show you my passion for this wonderful language and culture!

About Jessie

I am an American Sign Language teacher at a private school in Pennsylvania. I began this job after moving up north from Tampa, FL where I taught ASL at the University of Tampa! I grew up signing and have grown my passion into my career! I made history by being the first person to perform the Nation

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Friendly and knowledgeable.
Kayla D.
I just finished my 15 lessons with Jessie! She is a wonderful teacher! She was quick to accommodate my needs for each lessons. I highly recommend Jessie for a fun and pleasurable experience.
Kayla D.
This was my first private lesson for any subject. Jessie was very informative and energetic! I am excited to learn more from her. She incorporated activities and added deaf culture facts.

Patricia B.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Patricia B.

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I'm culturally Deaf and have a vast experience of teaching at college and community level. My teaching method is to learn with fun. The more fun it is the more you take from the sessions. My teaching style is functional/notional approach which means interactive visual language.

About Patricia

I'm culturally Deaf and have friendly and fun personality. My teaching can help you become a more impactful and effective communicator.

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Kat F.

27 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $37
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 1991
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Kat F.

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If you are looking for a relaxed, fun and natural way of learning American Sign Language (ASL) let's try some lessons together. I teach in an interactive and empowering way where discovering the beauty of this visual language and the valuable culture cherished by Deaf and Hearing Americans is part of every lesson.

I am a college professor, state certified educator, and an Interpreter. I love working with students and sharing what I know. It is such a joy watching students understanding and skills grow. I am thrilled and honored to be part of continuing the use of ASL and appreciation of Deaf Culture.

I cater lessons to match your learning style and communication needs. Your classes will also have music, role-play, games and story telling.

I introduce every new lesson with grammar concepts, vocabulary, and interactive practice. Then you will be able to use a DVD and workbook to rehearse and study on your own.
You are always encouraged to ask questions and enjoy every ...

About Kat

How about a relaxed, fun and natural way of learning American Sign Language? Let's try some lessons together. I teach in an interactive and empowering way where discovering the beauty of this visual language and the valuable culture cherished by Deaf and Hearing Americans is part of every lesson.

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Rusty
Kat is a very knowledgable teacher of ASL. I'm very impressed with her attention and respect for deaf culture. She's had high-level experience interpreting for the governor of CT. So cool with all those cameras! I highly recommend her for students of ASL in all levels, especially beginners.
Catherine C.
She is very friendly.
Wendi
Kat’s excitement for ASL has made me even more excited! I feel like I learned a lot in my first lesson and can not wait for more!!!

Susie B.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • MA in Sign Language Education from Gallaudet University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Susie B.

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To give you an idea of my strong involvement in the deaf world, I am a graduate student of MA in ASL Teaching from Gallaudet University, the only university for the deaf in the world. I grew up at a residential school for the deaf with ASL as my primary language all my life. I have a deaf sister and I am a proud mother of two sons who are in the interpreting world. I worked as an advocate for the deaf to assure that the deaf individuals are treated equally for last 9 years. I hope to work with you on enriching your signing skills! 😊

About Susie

I am a graduate student of MASLED (MA in Sign Language Education) program at Gallaudet University. I am proud to say that the quote, "MASLED graduates is the ASL army” was mentioned by our Gallaudet University President, Bobbi last year. It reflects how we take our language, ASL seriously and pro

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Karen E.
Susie was great! Looking forward to my next lesson
Maggie S.
Susie is an amazing, encouraging, and supportive teacher! If you are going to learn ASL, learn from Susie!
Hollee G.
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Ariel L.

58 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English, American Sign Language
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2017
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Ariel L.

58 Reviews
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Hello, my name is Ariel and I am excited to be ASL teacher. I am immersed in the ASL language everyday as an Interpreter which has allowed me to become fluent. With experience in medical, educational, and teaching settings, I have learned the best and most effective ways to learn this language.

Why should you take lessons with me?
First, I work at the pace of the student, consider your goals, and your strengths/ limitations. Every lesson will be custom-made for you only. Second, I have received training and teachings from professors and interpreters from College and Universities. So, I am trained to be familiarized with different settings and subjects, such as medical, educational, astronomy, computer/technology, and law.

I am dedicated to teach ASL to every student ready to learn. I am very eager to teach you this extremely unique and amazing language. I am also excited to meet you and begin our learning adventure! See you in class!

About Ariel

My name is Ariel. I am excited to be your teacher! Everyday, I am involved in ASL as a Sign Language Interpreter, which has allowed me to become fluent. I have received training on a College Level and a University level. I have worked with different settings or subjects such as medical, educational

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Melissa
My kids really enjoy learning ASL from Ariel, they always look forward to their class.
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Average Cost of American Sign Language Lessons in Des Plaines, IL

The average cost of 60-minute American Sign Language lessons in Des Plaines is $51. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $16 and $84 per hour.
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"Kat is an excellent teacher. Very patient and makes learning a new language fun and easy."
MARY
Took American Sign Language lessons from Kat F.
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"Kat enriched my understanding of the flow of the language as well as the individual signs themselves by providing fun ways to connect with American Sign Language. Best learning experience I ever had."
Shirley
Took American Sign Language lessons from Kat F.
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"so patient and kind!"
Camille
Took American Sign Language lessons from Purnima R.
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"Very clear to understand, patient, encourages me to try instead of doing things for me. I'm walking away from my first lesson much further along than I would have expected and feeling very positive about the experience. Thanks, Tony!"
Matt
Took American Sign Language lessons from Tony S.
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"Fantastic instructor. Patient, knowledgeable, and kind. I highly recommend booking a lesson with Alan."
Lena
Took American Sign Language lessons from Alan B.
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"Tony (Mr. Slate) was a huge influence on me during my high school years. He cares more about his students than any other teacher I've had. He is one of those special teachers you never forget, and I am so thankful to have known him! You rock, Tony!"
Travis
Took American Sign Language lessons from Tony S.
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"Is there anyway you would teach in person? Maybe meet up at a coffee shop or something like that? I just learn alot better in person."
Cody
Took American Sign Language lessons from Kaitlin W.
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"Mr. Slate was not my first ASL instructor, but he did reinforce key aspects of ASL that made my foundation solid. He really takes the time to make sure each student is learning and try’s to figure out the best way to teach in order for the student to succeed. Thanks to Mr. Slate I was able to discover my passion for ASL."
Alysa
Took American Sign Language lessons from Tony S.
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"Wonderful, as always. Punctual, ready to listen and adapt to my needs. Excellent qualifications to back up excellent teaching. I look forward to the next lesson!"
Erika
Took American Sign Language lessons from Purnima R.
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"Carla is very knowledgeable and thorough in her teaching skills. You immediately get the feeling that she loves what she is doing and takes the time to ensure that her students fully understand what they have been taught. She is very patient and she is flexible to accommodate any schedule."
Scotty M
Took American Sign Language lessons from Carla C.
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