Chelsy Karcher
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Chelsy Karcher

Chelsy K.

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Beginner, Intermediate
Experienced teacher with 9 years of practice in the language and over 5 years of teaching. Comfortable teaching ages 4 and up as well as deaf or hard of hearing individuals. I'm very aware that everyone has different reasons for learning this beautiful language. I have experience tutoring individuals who are late deafened, non verbal, selective mutism, those who want to learn Baby Sign Language, and others who want to become fluent at a conversational level. Each lesson is tailored to the goals and needs of the individual student.

When you sign up with me you not only get a once a week session, but you also gain access to my personal resource library where I have a multitude of resources for vocabulary, grammar, Deaf Culture, ASL stories, and much more that you can view at your own leisure. I not only have expertise in the language, but also linguistics, discourse analysis, Deaf studies, and beginner interpreting skills.

About Chelsy K.

I started my own American Sign Language journey in 2012 where I found a passion for the language and the culture. Since then I have been studying, tutoring, learning, and using the language in several different avenues of my life.

I always incorporate the history of this language along with information about Deaf Culture to ensure my students have a well rounded knowledge on the subject.

I recently graduated with a Certificate in American Sign Language Interpreting. I've been educated in the history of the language, linguistics and discourse, Deaf culture, and beginner interpreter training.

My goal is to not simply earn a living, but to live a meaningful life. Whatever your reason for wanting to learn I will be there every step of the way as you begin your Sign Language journey. Come sign with me!

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Tesa (Family) P.
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Chelsy is very sweet and understanding. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher. She listens to what we need and has been very accommodating.

Posted Jan 6, 2021
Mark ..
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Chelsy is FANTASTIC

Posted Dec 10, 2020
Gerard
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She was awesome, looking forward to my lesson with her.

Posted Dec 3, 2020
Mark ..
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Awesome!!

Posted Dec 3, 2020
Zoe
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Super friendly, helpful, and a great teacher!

Posted Apr 20, 2020
Marissa
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I attended a level 1 ASL class with Deaf Access Services where Chelsy was my instructor. I continued doing private tutoring with her a few months after and she is amazing! She is dedicated and passionate about ASL, she took the time to make sure I felt comfortable in what I was learning and always had resources and materials readily available. I really enjoyed my tutoring with her and learned a lot.

Posted Feb 27, 2020
Scot
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After suffering complete hearing loss in 1 ear and starting to gradually lose hearing in the other I decided to learn ASL. I cannot say enough about the help and encouragement I have gotten from Chelsy. My wife is also taking lessons, and it will because of Chelsy we will be able to communicate .. Thank You

Posted Feb 26, 2020
Chris
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Chelsy was my ASL I teacher and we have used her as a private tutor for our family as one member loses their hearing. She is GREAT! She is flexible and uses the best teaching methods to help us remember things and be able to actually communicate! LOVE HER!!!

Posted Feb 26, 2020
Sarah
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I took a level 1 ASL class with Chelsy, and then continued tutoring for a number of months afterwards. She is so kind, and does a really great job at catering lessons to what works for her students. She also takes time to get to know you as a person, which is a really great touch (and fun way to practice what you've been learning!). Will definitely be reaching out to pick up tutoring again with her once my schedule frees up!

Posted Feb 25, 2020
Linda
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Chelsy was a wonderful instructor. We first encountered her in a classroom setting, but had such a positive experience we also had her tutor our family in small group setting. She moves at the pace you need her to, challenges you to learn and use ASL and reinforces in a supportive environment. We highly recommend her.

Posted Feb 24, 2020
John
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We have used Chelsy as an ASL tutor for a couple of years now!! She is always prepared and is very knowledgeable instructor. Chelsy lessons are very creative and fun!!! I highly recommend her!!!

Posted Feb 24, 2020
Chelsea
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I took an ASL 101 level class with Chelsy. The course took place once a week over the course of a few weeks with a class size of 6-10 people- of all different ages, backgrounds and skill levels.
Chelsy managed the class well especially considering we all had varying experiences with ASL- from none to at all to wanting to brush up on the language. She is friendly, approachable, and clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about her profession. The course work was appropriate and she incorporated different games and activities for us to actively practice and learn. I definitely feel like I retained a lot and would love to keep going with learning more ASL

Posted Feb 24, 2020

Experience

American Sign Language Tutor
Aug 2017 - Present

Independent Contractor

• Tutor several clients in American Sign Language. • Independently create lesson plans for each session. • Tailor teaching style and lessons as needed by the client. • Experience with 1 on 1 or in group settings.

Community Educator
Aug 2016 - Present

Deaf Access Services

• Teach beginning foundation and skill set of American Sign Language and Deaf culture. • Prepare course syllabi and outcomes for 10 week semesters at a college level. • Responsible for testing and evaluating students on material outcomes. • Utilize a variety of learning techniques. • Accountable for making sure deaf and hard of hearing students are included in all class discussions and materials being taught.

American Sign Language Instructor
Jun 2018 - Sep 2018

African American Cultural Center

• Taught age’s 4-12 basic signs and phrases in ASL. • Prepared a course syllabus for the summer camp. • Performed on stage with the children at the end of the summer presenting a song in ASL.

Presenter
Apr 2015 - Apr 2015

Niagara University

• Recommended proper ways on how to integrate d/Deaf and hard of hearing individuals into any work environment.

Education

American Sign Language Interpreter Training Program
Aug 2019 - Jun 2021

Spokane Falls Community College

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Sep 2014 - May 2016

Niagara University

Languages

American Sign Language

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Interpreter Training
Jun 2021

Spokane Falls Community College

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