About Krista D.

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Krista teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2009
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Hi, I'm Krista. I am a professional sign language instructor as well as Certified Baby Sign Language instructor with many years of experience teaching everyone of all ages this beautiful language from the comfort of their own home through online lessons here on TakeLessons.com! as well as private one on one lessons for those students in the local area. I gear each lesson to help my students learn to sign in a fun and educational way. I graduated from the University Of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sign Language and am also certified as a Baby Sign Language instructor with a specialty in teaching children and adults this beautiful language from the comfort of their own home! I have a passion for helping students learn in such a way that best fits their individual needs. Everyone learns in a different way, and I find that when you gear each lesson towards your student's individual learning style it not only helps put their mind at ease but it helps them learn faster as well. Thank you for taking the time to read my tutoring profile, and if you think I would be a perfect fit to help you with your tutoring needs, then please feel free to message me. I look forward to working with you.

Have a great day!

Krista

Photos and Videos

How to sign art in American Sign Language (ASL)

Experience

Sign Language Teacher
Oct 2014 - Present
Private business

Teaching sign language to students

Private business
May 2014 - Present
Happy Signing Tutoring Services

Teaching sign language to children

Independent Sign Language Professional
May 2013 - Present
Self Employed

Providing sign language services to those in need.

Sign Language Teacher
Dec 2013 - Aug 2014
ASL Classroom

Teaching sign language to students

Sign Language Teacher
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
GAP Program

Teaching American Sign Language to adults in the local area.

Education

American Sign Language
Dec 2009 - Dec 2012
University Of New Hampshire
American Sign Language Immersion
Dec 2009 - Dec 2010
Northeastern University

Languages Spoken

American Sign Language (ASL)
Professional Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Baby Signing Time Instructor
May 2014
Signing Time Academy

Affiliations

American Sign Language Teachers Association
Dec 2009

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
Dec 2009

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.

18 Reviews on Krista D.

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Heather S. Jun 25, 2017
· · Online Excellent teacher! Very patient and helpful. Looking forward to many more lessons with her.
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Jaclyn Jun 13, 2017
· Sign Language · Online Great teacher!! Very patient!!
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Monie Apr 30, 2017
· American Sign Language · In home Krista is amazing!
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Monie L. Apr 16, 2017
· Sign Language · Online Krista is a so patient and very encouraging. I have learned so much in a small amount of time. Glad I decided to take the lessons
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Shawnna H. Apr 6, 2017
· Sign Language · Online Krista is the best!!! I enjoyed my first class!
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Carla J. Mar 14, 2017
· American Sign Language · Online
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Chandelle W. Feb 21, 2017
· Sign Language · Online
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Margaret Feb 20, 2017
· Sign Language · Online Krista is fabulous! This was my first lesson with Krista and even though we had a few computer glitches....all on MY end....I still learned a lot and she worked with me in such a kind and positive manner, so appreciated! Very excited to begin this journey with such a positive energy, knowledgeable tutor!
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Karen Feb 5, 2017
· Sign Language · Online Excellent Knowledge Of ASL! Great Tutor! Krista is a very patient tutor, and gets excited when we successfully learn the different signs. She is full of encouragement and praise! She sincerely wants me to succeed in learning ASL. Thank you Krista!
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Jennifer Dec 7, 2016
· Sign Language · Online
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