Cara Tyrrell

Cara T.

Proctorsville, VT

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Cara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+ and special needs

Teaching since:

My experience tutoring ASL students began in 1994 when, ironically, I was one myself. As a Freshman at the University of Rochester, New York, I took an ASL class and fell in love with the language and culture. Consequently, I designed my own double major: ASL/Linguistics. The next four years were spent in immersion. The Deaf culture in Rochester provided me with an “abroad” opportunity without leaving the country. Once fluent I began tutoring college students, interpreting at the neighboring college (NTID) and often, was mistaken for one of the Deaf students. Post undergrad, I earned a Masters Degree in Deaf Education at Boston University so I could begin making our complicated language of reading and writing English accessible to young Deaf children. Over the course of my career I have taught ASL to all ages and levels of hearing students and English Literacy to all ages and levels of Deaf students. A love for children has recently led me to teach Baby/Toddler Sign classes using ASL.

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Aug 2013 - Aug 2017
Brook Farm at Bates Mansion

Hired as a nanny for twin newborn boys, I exposed them to ASL at a young age, taught them baby sign and supported them through their pre-verbal time with a way to communicate. When they turned three I set up a small home-school pre-school classroom and continued to educate them before they formally entered a public preschool.

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Teacher / Mainstream Classroom Support
Aug 2008 - Jun 2013
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

As an employee of the VCDHH I was placed in a variety of classrooms within many school districts. My job was to support the Deaf/HH student(s) in the mainstream setting as well as directly teach a self contained classroom in ASL.

Sep 1999 - Feb 2003
Austine School for the Deaf and HH

1st Grade Classroom teacher for a group of 6 year old Deaf students. Responsible for all areas of the curriculum.

Reading Recovery teacher for special education Deaf children, adapting the lessons to meet their learning needs.


Early Ed Intervention: Reading Recovery Teacher
Jan 2000 - Dec 2000
Northhampton University
Master's Degree: Deaf Education
Jun 1998 - Jan 2000
Boston University
BA - Double Major in American Sign Langugage / Linguistics
Aug 1994 - May 1998
University of Rochester


American Sign Language
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

This Video is in ASL - For the Purposes of a Tutoring/Teaching Website.
This video is the audio version of the ASL counterpart.

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