- Levels Taught:
- 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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.
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.