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Ariel L.

123 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2017
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Ariel L.

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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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Ariel is a great instructor - very patient!
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William C.

12 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Doctor of Education/Educational Leadership from Universitiy of Southern California
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William C.

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Taught American Sign Language (ASL) full-time and part-time (nights) for 39 years, just recently retired from full-time teaching. I have primarily used Signing Naturally (SN) workbooks, all levels. I have also used Learning American Sign Language (LASL).
Currently, I am teaching Deaf Culture as an online course at San Diego Mesa College.
I have been using ASL since I was 4 years old and I have attended California School for the Deaf, Berkeley (Fremont) and Riverside. I have received valuable experience from Deaf peers of Deaf parents, Deaf adults and Deaf leaders. In this sense, I am a native user of ASL and ASL Fingerspelled Signs.
Graduated from Gallaudet College (University) in Washington, D.C. with a B.S. in Business Administration. I received two Masters degrees from California State University, Northridge, one in Deaf Education and the other in Educational Administration. I received my Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from University of Southern California ...

About William

Greetings ASL students!! I am excited to teach ASL to all of you. In Fall 1979, I began my full-time teaching career at Blair High School in Pasadena Unified School District teaching Deaf/HH students in various subjects. In Spring 1980, I was an adjunct teacher teaching ASL at Pasadena City Coll

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Shannon S.
I don't like writing bad reviews on someone because I don't know what happens on their end? In this case, I waited 15 minutes for William to join the first free session and he never came.
Emilie
Dr. Bill is an amazing teacher. He is a very warm, friendly and encouraging teacher. He shares in the excitement for learning and makes you enthusiastic to know more. He has figured out a great system for teacher on Zoom and takes the pace of his students. I would highly recommend him for anyone new to ASL or returning to learn more.
Simme
Will was great! This was my first lesson from him and I already learned so much… I am excited to practice and take more lessons with him! Had great patience with me and communication over zoom! Can’t wait for my next lesson, thank you so much!!
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Chelsy K.

31 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • American Sign Language and Deaf Studies from Niagara University
  • Teaching since 2016
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Chelsy K.

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Experienced teacher with 10 years of practice in the language and over 6 years of tutoring. Comfortable teaching ages 4 and up, as well as deaf or hard of hearing individuals. There are many different reasons for people to learn this beautiful language. I have tutored individuals who are late deafened, non verbal, children who have been diagnosed with selective mutism, those who want to learn Baby Sign Language, and others who want to become fluent at a conversational level. Each lesson is tailored to the goals and needs of each client. When you sign up with me you also gain access to my personal resource library where I have a multitude of resources for vocabulary, grammar, Deaf Culture, ASL stories, and much more that you can view at your own leisure. Come sign with me!

About Chelsy

I started my own American Sign Language journey in 2012 where I found a passion for the language and the culture. Since then I have been studying, tutoring, and using the language in several different avenues of my life. During my lessons I incorporate the history of this language and information ab

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Thomas
Chelsy is an amazing teacher. She is very pleasant and instructs at a nice pace. She makes ASL fun. I can’t wait until I have more time to start again with her. Thank you Chelsy.
Liz
Chelsy did an amazing job with our son. She was encouraging and fun but able to keep him on task with what he needed to practice. He made incredible progress and is looking forward to taking the next level of ASL in high school next year.
Ari
Working with Chelsy has been wonderful! She's super enthusiastic and friendly! She's also eager to learn more and help me with my industry specific vocabulary, which is awesome ☺️☺️☺️. I couldn't have found a better, kinder, and friendlier instructor to work with 😁.
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Tanya H.

43 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tanya H.

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I have been communicating using American Sign Language for over 15 years. I have a bachelor's degree in American Sign Language interpreting. I have been an interpreter for 11 years and I am nationally certified through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be signing in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of grammar, vocabulary, Deaf Culture, and more. Let's get started!

About Tanya

I have been a professional American Sign Language interpreter for over 13 years. I graduated from MacMurray College with a Bachelors of American Sign Language Interpreting and from Walden University with both a Master's degree in both Business Administration and Education. American Sign Language

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Kerry
Tonight my non speaking teen with asd had a lesson with Tanya, I cannot speak highly enough of her! She was perfect for him! She has a wonderful personality, patience and I can see she assumed competence! She was excellent! Cannot wait for his next lesson!
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Marissa P.

24 Reviews
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  • Deaf Studies Bachelors Degree from California State University Northridge
  • Teaches students 3 to 80
  • Teaching since 2011
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Marissa P.

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My classes work best when students are willing to be interactive and immersed in Deaf situations, learn to turn voices off over time, and role play as needed to become stronger signers. Our goal is to bring you to a conversational level and to help you build your understanding of grammar, expressive and receptive skills, and situational vocabulary. Depending on your level and needs, I will be providing supplemental materials, videos, written materials, and other creative tools to deepen your language understanding. Most importantly, I build long-lasting relationships with my students, meeting on a regular basis, covering all aspects of skill-building, test prep, and organization.

BACKGROUND
•I worked in 3+ school districts and assisted students with special needs.
•I have helped children as young as 3 years old and older than 50+ find their passion for American Sign Language.
•CSUN Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies.
•U of A Master’s Degree-Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher ...

About Marissa

Hello! I look forward to getting to know you! I recently got engaged and my fiancé is in the Army. I have many years of experience teaching ASL with a variety of students. I have a passion for teaching and have wanted to become a teacher since I was 16 years old! I love working with students of all

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I feel very confident by the time I finish her classes I will fluent in asl. I enjoy every class I take from her she makes it fun while learning. She even had seen my niece poke her head in on a class and sent some videos that she could learn as well on.
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Serfirys V.

81 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 2004
  • General Studies from La Redencion
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Serfirys V.

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Do you want to learn how to communicate with the Deaf? Are you intrigued by the use of sign language? Come learn with me. I am Deaf and I use American Sign Language. My brother is also Deaf, so we grew up using ASL together and at school. I have been teaching online for the past 5 years, and I love teaching others how to improve their communication skills in ASL. Sign language is one of the most expressive languages, have you seen an interpreter recently on the new? Have you noticed how fast they move their fingers, and make a variety of facial expressions. I can help you, no matter what level of ASL you know, I want to help you make progress and become fluent. I have a toddler and he is learning ASL, if he can, you can! See you in the classroom!

About Serfirys

My name is Serfirys, my sign name is SF on the side of the chin. I am originally from Dominican Republic but I have been living in New York City for the past two years with my wife and young son. I have been teaching ASL for about fifteen years, and it is one of the things I enjoy, seeing others lig

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Sarah V.
Serfirys is amazing! Lessons are always fun. I started lessons with Serfirys pretty much only knowing the alphabet, numbers, and some very basic words and phrases. My vocab has expanded A LOT and I am excited that I can now understand a fair amount of ASL when I see it online, on TV, etc. He is very patient, friendly, and will make you laugh with his humor for sure! I am very glad I chose him when signing up for 1-on-1 lessons and am looking forward to learning more! I look forward to working towards becoming more fluent and being able to hold full conversations.
Alex
Serfirys is an awesome teacher. He’s friendly, supportive, and always patient with me! My fiancé (whose brother is deaf) is really impressed with the progress I’ve made in such a short time with Serfirys as my teacher. If you’re serious about learning ASL he’ll be a great instructor for you too!
Tuscany
Serfirys is a great instructor! He’s very patient and will repeat things as many times as you need!

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The average cost of 60-minute online American Sign Language lessons is $44. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $20 and $75 per hour.
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"Cathy is an incredible instructor with an immense amount of ASL experience. Her lessons are jam-packed with fun activities that make remembering signs easy and enjoyable! Additionally, she is very in tune with deaf culture and offers her students many signing variations."
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Took American Sign Language lessons from Catherine M.
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"Thank you for the review session today. It was a lot of fun! I really appreciate the chance to practice so many words. I am beginning to understand more and am able to respond to your questions."
Virginia
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"such a amazing teacher !!!!"
Karen
Took American Sign Language lessons from Purnima R.
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"helping me practice for ASL 4 CLASS which has been very helpful"
Camille
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"My 3 year old son took 30 min lesson with Serfirys and he loved it! I’ve never seen him sit and engage in an activity fully. Great energy Serfirys and so animated with lots of patients !!!!! Looking forward to his next lesson."
Nicole
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"She is really nice, and caring!!"
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"Very enthusiastic about his work. I enjoy working with Serfiry. His a well respected person. He know how to interact with various people he comes in contacts with. As a ASL teacher he makes people very encouraging to reach there goals."
Ronald
Took American Sign Language lessons from Serfirys V.
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"Best instructor EVER! I am SO grateful to have found Serfirys for my teacher. He is kind, patient, has a curriculum and plan and is a JOY to work with. It is an incredible immersive experience learning from Serfirys. I have a deaf nephew and I am taking sign so as to better be able to communicate. I am in my 60’s and slower learner buy his patience and positivity are inspiring to me. I plan to continue working with Serfirys for many, many more lessons and look forward so much to our weekly lessons! Every session is a 5 star incredible experience. Thank you Serfirys and yes, I can sign that 😊😉"
Margaret
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"Serfiry is very fluent in his teachings abilities. He knows how to draw out the characters of the language. I can see the passion he has for his talent. Different backgrounds of people making progressive progress in sign language. It’s awesome to see the interaction with the students and Serfiry"
Luz Howard
Took American Sign Language lessons from Serfirys V.
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"Fun first lesson of getting to know one another. Very kind teacher."
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American Sign Language, or ASL, is recognized as an official language for Deaf communities in much of North America. Using expressions, gestures, and hand and body movements, the language helps those who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate. The American School for the Deaf contributed to the development of the language in the early 1800s in New England. From there, it spread to other schools. Today, people study and learn ASL all across the United States and in some areas of Canada.

Learning this language is not reserved for those with hearing loss. In fact, many learn ASL so they can communicate with other members of their community. Just as with getting to know any other language, studying ASL can expand your knowledge and skill set. It is both a challenging and rewardi

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When you sign up for ASL lessons online, you will learn how to communicate using your hands and expressions. Just like learning any other kind of language, you will begin with the basics and slowly advance to more complicated concepts. If you are a beginner, your private instructor will start with simple words and phrases. You will learn to introduce yourself and ask questions using the appropriate signs.

However, if you already have some ASL knowledge, your online teacher will assess your level and accommodate accordingly. For those with an ASL foundation, you will find an instructor who can take your skillset to the next level. Wherever you are in your ASL journey, your instructor can help.

The Benefits of Taking American Sign Language Courses Online

Our ASL teachers work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. Your teacher covers all aspects of ASL, such as the alphabet signs, the vocabulary, the grammar, the sentence structure, the geographical variations, and more. They can offer you advanced techniques and tips, and help you develop good practice habits, in order to maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster.

When you sign up for online lessons for sign language, you receive one-on-one instruction. Your private teacher will provide you a customized learning experience. You can ask questions and learn at the speed that best works for you. With personal attention and support, you will be well on your way to mastering ASL.

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Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background, photos, student feedback and lesson availability. Read each instructor’s profile and reach out with any questions you may prior to choosing your preferred tutor.

Students taking online classes can learn at their own convenience, enjoy better rates, and choose from a wider selection of ASL teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken language classes over Skype, you'll enjoy using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom. You can take online lessons for sign language anywhere you have access to the internet. Use your computer’s web camera or sign on with your smartphone. Learn from your living room or practice on your front porch. Our lessons provide you with the ultimate convenience and flexibility.

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Are you interested in becoming an American Sign Language interpreter? Are you curious about what that type of work entails? Is it easy or hard? It’s important to note that an interpreter’s work can vary greatly, which does make this job intriguing. Here are some examples:  A Day Working at a College:  As an American Sign Language interpreter working in a college environment, your schedule varies per semester. For example, when I worked as an interpreter in a college, one semester I h …

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There are various approaches to studying and memorizing information, from practice quizzes and note-taking to outlines or flashcards, and although flashcards may seem like a boring and repetitive way to study, they actually work. Flashcards engage active recall, metacognition (i.e., self-reflection), and spaced repetition. When used properly, flashcards are effective study materials. And making sign language flashcards can help speed your ASL learning. Using Physical Flashcards Properly us …

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