- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching American Sign Language for 5 years, and signing myself for 18 years, and my students have gone on to develop a love for ASL, Deaf people, and Deaf culture. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to carry on a simple conversation in the language, and as time goes on you'll be able to feel totally at ease with Deaf people. I have great online tools you can use for free to practice between lessons, and I'm flexible with any other resources we use. I can't wait to meet you!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 12+
- Teaching since:
I have been signing since 1998, spending every chance I can among my Deaf friends and immersing myself in the language as often as possible. I received my BA in Music with a certification to teach at Lubbock Christian University in 1998. Later I attended the Interpreter Certification program at Burlington County College in New Jersey from 2009-2011, and during that time took a summer course at Gallaudet University for the Deaf in Washington DC. Then in 2014 I received my MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with Instructional Technology from Houston Baptist University. I have been teaching ASL at the high school level since 2011. I am also one of the interpreters for the Deaf at my church in Fort Bend County, TX, outside of Houston, where I am a member and actively involved in the Deaf Ministry.
Please feel free to ask me any questions you have. I'm happy to get back with you, and I look forward to teaching you!
High School ASL, US Government and Economics teacher
High School ASL Teacher
She is very clear, professional & patience. I enjoyed my first class.
She is very helpful,caring, great listener and is passionate about her work. Great friend and mentor! Thanks Carla for everything.
I just finished up my 5th lesson with Carla and have to say she is a wonderful instructor! She is very patient, down to earth, and tries to tailor each lesson to your specific needs. I plan on continuing with her classes and would recommend her to anyone even beginners. Thanks Carla!!Show More
Carla is very personable and knowledgeable of ASL. We had a very good first session and I got a lot of good tips on learning and using ASL. I look forward to our next lesson and becoming conversant in this new language.
Great start to learning ASL. Looking forward to my next lesson.
I have enjoyed my lessons with Carla. What makes her a great teacher is her passion for what she does and her caring attitude. She goes the extra mile to make her students feel comfortable, successful, and remain motivated through their training. She is always motivating me to become the best version of myself- something I value immensely. She consistently helps me work around my concerns and find innovative solutions to help me excel. I am so glad I decided to work with Carla, I highly recommend her if you are looking for a compassionate and kind teacher, one who will push you in a positive way to learn and grow!Show More
First lesson was fantastic and I look forward to more! Wonderful teacher, patient, understanding and willing to work with what you know to help build you up to where you want to be.
Working with Carla has been incredible! I had a minimal amount of ASL experience before starting lessons and Carla has helped me learn so much in such a short amount of time. She's wonderful at helping you to incorporate what she's teaching into conversations so you can practice using and understanding signs.
I was able to use my short 4 weeks of private lessons on a recent trip where I was able to have a lovely conversation with a member of the deaf community - thanks to Carla.
I look forward to continuing on and developing a much deeper understanding of ASL!
Carla is the best!! She was a random pick from the teachers available and I scored. She is easy to get along with and makes sure we cover what I want to learn.
really good - explains herself clearly, patient, practical and knows her stuff
Carla is terrific!
Just from our first lesson I can tell that I will improve my abilities by leaps and bounds under Carla's instruction. She adapted our lesson to my learning level within minutes of my arrival. We made great progress during the meeting, and I have plenty of take-away to keep me busy until our next lesson.Show More
Carla is professional, friendly and and knows how to make me want to learn and improve. Loved my first class and can't wait for the next one!
Carla is a great teacher! I have learned a lot already.
she is a great teacher
Carla is an amazing instructor. She takes her time to make sure you are understanding the lesson. She is by far the best ASL instructor I have had!!!
Carla is great! She is very patient and she knows everything there is to know in ASL. She goes at your pace whether you're a slow learner or a fast learner. She has lessons planned out depending on if you're a beginner or more advanced. For example, she would teach colors or animals and then we would have a conversation in ASL about what we just learned and she would help me on any words I don't remember. She doesn't mind repeating herself either if she needs to. She is definitely the teacher/tutor you want!Show More
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.Show More
Carla is the best! She's knowledgable, enthusiastic and easy to work with. My first lesson exceeded my expectations. Can't wait for my second lesson!
Carla is an excellent ASL instructor. She is very patient. Each session was filled with one-to-one exercises to help me increase my ASL vocabulary. Carla has a personality that invites questions in a supportive manner. I truly enjoyed all my training sessions.Show More
Amazing! Carla rocks! We love her!
Knows her ASL and Grammar ! Always learning better ways to sign each lesson!
Awesome teacher who cares about everyone she meets!
LOVE Carla! She is the epitome of excellence in education. Anyone who wants to learn ASL or just grow personally (and spiritually!) should sign up for ASL lessons with Carla. She sets the standard for education and is honestly-a blessing.
Love Carla!!! She is the best teacher ever!! Anyone wanting sign language lessons should go through Carla! She sets the standard for excellence!
Great teacher! Patient, intelligent and adapts to your pace! Can't wait to have more lessons with her!
I had a great first lesson! Carla individualized the signs for my needs. I had a great time and learned a lot!
We had a great lesson. I really enjoyed myself. We learned a lot in our first lesson.
Very knowledgable and personable
Carla was easy going, personable, kind and worked at my pace! I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn American Sign Language!
I am thrilled to have Carla as my sign language teacher! She is so knowledgeable, yet makes learning the signs easy with a clear, effective teaching style. I can't wait until my next lesson!
Carla is the smartest, sweetest, most patient person I know. She has a deep understanding of human nature and leaning styles of different people. She has a great personality and is a super teacher. She knows how to get her point across and will spend a lot of time learning the best way to teach each individual student. She really cares about all of her students!Show More
I am learning American Sign Language in a non-traditional setting, and Carla is one of my teachers. She is patient, kind, helpful and has NEVER laughed at my not knowing a word or phrase. She has explained things to me in ways that I can understand. She helps me realize I am making progress and celebrates my victories with me. I appreciate her talent for teaching and for her help in educating me in American Sign Language.Show More
Very knowledgable and personable
I have witnessed Carla teaching ASL to middle school students. She is a very effective teacher. She is very interactive with her students. Her lessons are purposeful and have meaning to her students. She makes good use of several learning methods to reach all styles of learners in her classroom. I would recommend Carla for teaching ASL in any school.Show More
Carla is very knowledgeable and has excellent communication skills, my two girls thoroughly enjoyed there time learning a new language skill. I appreciated the convenience of the in-home lessons.