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Catherine M.
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Always wanted to learn to sign? Experienced teacher for all ages, 6 through adult.
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I teach Conversational American Sign Language. If you want to be able to communicate effectively with Deaf people where you work, at your school, in church, or at the grocery store, you need this fun course. I like to teach students the way Deaf people really sign, and give them opportunities to interact with native ASL users to become comfortable in their signing.
About Catherine M.

Hi! I am a fluent ASL user. I have taught classes for both Deaf and Hearing children & adults for over 25 years, and even founded a Christian school for the Deaf! I've interpreted professionally in the community, at religious services, medical venues, and in higher education for 30 years, I have a strong knowledge of local signs and Deaf language tendencies. In addition to teaching basic ASL, I have taught groups and done individual mentoring for advanced ASL learners and ASL interpreting students. For Deaf learners, I offer individual online classes for writing and English skills, as well as lessons to help you understand documents and write resumes. I love making ASL fun to learn, but accessible to people who want to quickly get involved in communicating with the Deaf community.

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Catherine M.
Teaches Online
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Always wanted to learn to sign? Experienced teacher for all ages, 6 through adult.
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I teach Conversational American Sign Language. If you want to be able to communicate effectively with Deaf people where you work, at your school, in church, or at the grocery store, you need this fun course. I like to teach students the way Deaf people really sign, and give them opportunities to interact with native ASL users to become comfortable in their signing.
About Catherine M.

Hi! I am a fluent ASL user. I have taught classes for both Deaf and Hearing children & adults for over 25 years, and even founded a Christian school for the Deaf! I've interpreted professionally in the community, at religious services, medical venues, and in higher education for 30 years, I have a strong knowledge of local signs and Deaf language tendencies. In addition to teaching basic ASL, I have taught groups and done individual mentoring for advanced ASL learners and ASL interpreting students. For Deaf learners, I offer individual online classes for writing and English skills, as well as lessons to help you understand documents and write resumes. I love making ASL fun to learn, but accessible to people who want to quickly get involved in communicating with the Deaf community.

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My co-author and I have just had a book published about a young deaf boy, “I Talk With My Hands. We worked very hard to make it authentic to the deaf and fun for both hearing and deaf. With Cathy’s help, I am learning basic signs which will help me as we write book #2. I highly recommend Cathy. Very patient, fun, and an expert in ASL.

Posted Apr 29, 2022
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Cathy is a fun, enjoyable and very knowledgeable ASL teacher. I have been getting better week by week and is communicating with more ease with my deaf brother who is so excited about it.

Posted Nov 18, 2021
Online

She’s so patient, encouraging, and helpful! I am taking a sign language course in college and wanted extra help. She really helps me to understand things better and has helpful ways to remember signs. I would definitely recommend her!!

Posted Nov 15, 2021
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ASL Teacher
Jan 1992 - Present
Freelance & Community
Teaching children and adult classes at various levels from beginner to advanced/interpreter level classes. Also, taught ASL workshops for sign language interpreters, medical personnel, and other specific groups.
ASL Interpreter
Sep 2005 - Aug 2018
East Tennessee State University
American Sign Language STAFF Interpreter for university level classes, events, and meetings.
Teacher of the Deaf, K-12
Aug 2001 - Dec 2004
Mountain Empire Baptist School
Founder and head teacher of Deaf school, grades K-12.
Master of Arts in Reading Education
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
East Tennessee State University
Masters post-grad Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
Aug 2011 - Jan 2012
East Tennessee State University
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
Sep 1980 - Jan 1985
Bob Jones University
American Sign Language
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) Report
Jul 2020
NC American Sign Language Teachers Association
National SLPI: ASL Team has completed an assessment of signing skills. My official SLPI: ASL rating: Advanced.
American Sign Language Teachers Association
Jan 2018
American Sign Language Teachers Association is a national professional organization of American Sign Language and Deaf studies teachers. Our mission is to perpetuate, preserve, and promote American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture through excellence in teaching. This includes teaching ASL as a heritage or first language, as a second language, and as part of Deaf Studies
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Sep 2010
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a national membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. In collaboration with the Deaf community, RID supports our members and encourages the growth of the profession through the establishment of a national standard for qualified sign language interpreters and transliterators, ongoing professional development and adherence to a code of professional conduct.

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Instructor details
American Sign Language
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$15
60 minutes
$25
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30