Ariel Lara
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Ariel L.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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 L.

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, astronomy, computer/technology, and law. I have also been trained to interpret ASL into english or vice versa.

I work at your pace, for your goals, and according to your strengths/limitations. I am dedicated to each and every student, and your goals/learning of ASL will be my number one priority. My goal is for my students to become fluent as well. I am so excited to get to work with you one on one!

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Vanessa S.
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Posted Nov 24, 2020
Suzanne P.
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I've been taking lessons with Ariel for over a year and it's time for me to say how awesome he is. He's easy to work with, quick with a smile, and very, very patient. He always has a lesson planned but never minds if we spend the lesson reviewing. Lessons might be learning new signs, reviewing, translating, or trying a timed quiz. He's encouraging and engaging.

Posted Nov 19, 2020
Davis R.
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I really enjoy the sessions with Ariel. He is always professional, friendly and patient.

Posted Oct 21, 2020
Maya
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very good

Posted Oct 20, 2020
Karina P.
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Great instructor who knows their stuff, and is very patient with all learning speeds!

Posted Oct 13, 2020
Melissa
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Posted Oct 12, 2020
Devin Fountain
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I know this was just the first session, but Ariel was great. I already think he is exactly what I will need to progress. He actively listens, he's present, relaxed, VERY knowledgeable, and confident. All of these traits made for an experience that lead me to believe that I'm going to get to a level that, thus far, has eluded me. Excited for next time!

Posted Oct 8, 2020
Tania and London -.
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It was a great experience. The instructor is and will meet you right where you are. I look forward to a great experience and to walk away able to sign proficiently.

Posted Sep 30, 2020
Michelle
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I really enjoyed my first lesson with Ariel as he was laid back, insightful and understanding. He made me feel comfortable and is easy to talk to. I'm excited to practice and look forward to our next lesson!

Posted Aug 31, 2020
Casey
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Great first class! Assessed my personal skill level, as well as my struggles and goals, then we just went right into the lesson! Looking forward to future classes with Ariel

Posted Aug 18, 2020
Crista B.
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Posted Aug 13, 2020
Karina P.
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Always lets me talk and seems very interested in any questions you may have!

Posted Aug 4, 2020
Rebecka P.
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Posted Jul 27, 2020
Felix
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Continuing to gain ASL interpreting skills. I appreciate Ariel sharing his experience and knowledge during the class.

Posted Jun 25, 2020
Maurice D.
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I enjoyed the in depth explanation of how the language is read and explained

Posted Jun 18, 2020
mariam R.
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I really liked my first lesson and I can’t wait for the next one 🤗.

Posted Jun 15, 2020
Jennifer
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Super helpful instructor! Explains things that are hard to understand in very simple words. Would highly recommend!

Posted Jun 2, 2020
Karina P.
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Posted Jun 2, 2020
Emma P.
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Loved it! Beginner and he was so patient!

Posted May 28, 2020
Jennifer
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Another great lesson! Ariel's approach is really comprehensive. His teaching technique are tailored to help students learn in a way that works best for them. Highly recommend!

Posted May 12, 2020
Abukar M.
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GR8t

Posted May 5, 2020
Noah A.
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I Love working with Ariel! We've been working together consistently for a while and the lessons and lesson progression are great. Couldn't recommend highly enough!

Posted Apr 29, 2020
Jennifer
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Another great lesson! His teaching style helps to build confidence- I would recommend Ariel as a ASL teacher to anyone.

Posted Apr 28, 2020
Kathryn
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Posted Apr 24, 2020
Davis R.
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Ariel is very knowledgeable, patient and makes the lesson fun.

Posted Apr 23, 2020
Jennifer
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Great lesson- Ariel explains things in very easy to learn, easy to understand segments. Will highly recommend!

Posted Apr 21, 2020
Jennifer
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Awesome! Explains things so well; very encouraging too! Would definitely recommend!

Posted Apr 21, 2020
Felix
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Great lesson working on expressive ASL skills.

Posted Apr 16, 2020
Felix
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Great session, had a good time practicing my ASL dialogue.

Posted Apr 9, 2020
Travis
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Posted Mar 17, 2020
Melissa
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My kids really enjoy learning ASL from Ariel, they always look forward to their class.

Posted Mar 9, 2020
Raymond M.
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Posted Feb 28, 2020
Jennifer S.
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Posted Feb 24, 2020
Abukar M.
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Outstanding

Posted Feb 13, 2020
Davis R.
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Ariel was on time, friendly and prepared. I truly enjoyed the first lesson and Ariel’s teaching style. I look forward to more lessons.

Posted Feb 7, 2020
Jorge R.
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I was spelling my first lesson! So excited for my next lessons.

Posted Feb 4, 2020
Catriona
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Posted Feb 3, 2020
Jennifer
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I have 2 children, ages 9 and 11. Ariel was great with them. The kids learned a bunch of new signs and grew in their desire to learn even more. Both kids gave the lesson a 10 out of 10.

Posted Feb 3, 2020
Felix
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My ASL session was extremely helpful in ensuring I don't lose my signing skills during the winter school break. Ariel has creative ways to reinforce ASL classifiers and syntax into exercises. Looking forward to future sessions.

Posted Feb 3, 2020
Steven E.
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Ariel is always encouraging and patient and knows how to retrace steps that I have forgotten easily to help me understand.

Posted Jan 29, 2020
Noah A.

Really enjoying the lessons!!

Posted Jan 23, 2020
Felix

I am gaining confidence in signing and ensuring that I understand receptive as well as expressive skills. Ariel has provided practice skills that have taken me out of my comfort zone and increased by signing ability.

Posted Jan 23, 2020
Brandon
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Posted Jan 13, 2020
Noah A.
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Posted Jan 9, 2020
Felix
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Ariel has provided excellent exercises that are helping my receptive and expressive ASL skills.

Posted Jan 2, 2020
Felix
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Great constructive criticism that will assist in expanding my vocabulary and expressive/receptive skills. Productive session. Internet reception was much better. Possibly less people online, regardless had no problems getting a clear image and voice was fine.

Posted Dec 26, 2019
Jessica
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Posted Dec 3, 2019
Bradley
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Great first lesson - very friendly and worked a great pace. he was also very encouraging which made my lesson great! thank you Ariel! B.

Posted Oct 23, 2019
Daniel J.
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I had a very easy time with Ariel and in my first lesson I felt like I understood the topic we went over very well by the end.

Posted Oct 22, 2019
Steven E.
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Great instruction. Voice is going in and out a little (maybe a headset better??) :)

Posted Oct 16, 2019
Sally
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Ariel is very friendly, engaged, and knowledgeable. 3 of my kids (ages 12, 10, and 7) and I are enjoying our lessons very much!

Posted Sep 27, 2019
Erin Brooke
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Ariel is so nice and patient! I love him!

Posted Sep 26, 2019
Jami D.
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Posted Sep 12, 2019
Sally
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Posted Sep 4, 2019
Travis
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Posted Aug 24, 2019
Sherri
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Ariel is an awesome instructor! I highly recommend him.

Posted Jul 31, 2019
Vivian M.
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The lesson was perfectly paced. We covered a lot of ground. Ariel included review of terms covered and practice in using the terms in sentences. All of this aided my ability to retain the information in the lesson. This is excellent!

Posted Jul 23, 2019
Kenji
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Great lesson, this is my first time video online course with him. he is very nice, experienced.
Thanks!

Posted Jul 8, 2019
Loretta, Nicole, David D.
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It was awesome thanks!

Posted Jun 27, 2019
Lily
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Posted Jun 7, 2019
Emily W.
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Great instructor. I was very nervous but he put me at ease. Looking forward to my next class!

Posted May 31, 2019
Caroline K.
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Posted May 22, 2019
Marie
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Ariel is such an excellent teacher. He has great deep knowledge and passion for ASL. Both my fiancé and I learned so much in just a short amount of time we had. He challenged us and made the lessons fun as well. I would highly recommend Ariel and I would love to take on more lessons!

Posted May 17, 2019
Loralaine
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Ariel is patient, kind and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him. He is always friendly and willingness to answer any questions. He makes our experience comfortable and positive.

Posted May 17, 2019
Dhane T.
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Ariel is friendly and knows his stuff.

Posted May 17, 2019
Michael M.
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Ariel perfectly paces the lessons to maximize retention of the information.

Posted May 13, 2019
Paige
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He's just amazing for sure! A great teacher and a wonderful person as well!! I HIGHLY recommend him if you are starting out, or even advanced!!

Posted Mar 27, 2019
Travis
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Learning a lot with Ariel including taking some time for review of signs from prior weeks to help remember them.

Posted Feb 23, 2019
Dani
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Posted Feb 4, 2019
Jaclyn N.
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Posted Jan 28, 2019
Ashanti
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It was great!

Posted Jan 27, 2019
Jaclyn
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Ariel is great!!!! He is very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend!

Posted Jan 22, 2019
Raymond M.
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Posted Jan 7, 2019
Travis
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Posted Dec 29, 2018
Rabia
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I have been taking private lessons with Ariel for a while. He has excellent command on his subject. He is always well-prepared for lessons. He does his best to help with individual needs. I highly recommend him as a tutor.

Posted Dec 27, 2018
Caitlin
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Ariel is a great teacher, he teaches at the paste you want and is always willing yo reteach you something if you don’t understand it. Highly recommend!

Posted Nov 28, 2018
Judith B.
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Excellent lesson...Arial signed at just the right speed for me and signed very clearly. Great lesson!

Posted Nov 12, 2018
Fidel
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Good teacher

Posted Sep 11, 2018
Jared
Profile-location-online Online

I really loved the way Ariel teaches! He was very patient and kind with me. It took me a while to pick up but he never gave up on me. I think his best quality would be his way of becoming a friend instead of just a teacher. Great person overall. Would recommend him to everyone.

Posted Sep 11, 2018
Aaron G.
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Ariel is a very fluent speaker of ASL and knows his stuff about deaf culture too. Has a solid lesson plan and is dedicated to the class. Every student who works with him will have a great experience.

Posted Jun 26, 2018
mark

This guy knows his stuff! The best teacher ive had to teach me ASL. Totally would recommend him to anybody interested in learning sign language. Very patient and knowledgeable.

Posted Jun 15, 2018
Stella
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Amazing way of teaching, great explanations of new words. He was very helpful with the questions I had and answered them very thoughtfully. Thank you so much Ariel.

Posted Jun 13, 2018
Lakita L.
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Posted May 7, 2018
Hazael
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Great teacher in general. Would recommend.

Posted May 1, 2018
Nicholas L.
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Very friendly and acknowledgable. He didn't have a lesson plan for the first class. Just kind of winged it. But it was fun getting to know him. And he used that time to get to know us. He is a patient teacher. And offered greet homework assignments tailored to our needs. AWESOME TEACHER!

Posted Apr 30, 2018
Ness
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Ariel was a very fun teacher to learn from! He was very patient with me and made it very easy to learn American Sign Language. He was very flexible and made sure to go at a pace that best suited me. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for American Sign Language Lessons.

Posted Apr 23, 2018
Tori
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Ariel is a great teacher! He is down to earth and very knowledgeable. He is highly trained and it shows in every lesson. His skills are amazing and can help anyone of any level to accomplish their ASL goals; whether you’re a beginner learning for fun, or a student in sign classes, Ariel is a great teacher to work with!

Posted Apr 12, 2018

Experience

ASL Interpreter
Sep 2018 - Present

South Texas College

Education

ASL Interpreter
Aug 2016 - Jul 2018

South Texas College

Languages

American Sign Language

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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