Krista Duffy

Krista D.

Nashua, NH

About Krista D.

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Krista teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2009
Last sign in: 2 days ago

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 "actor" 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
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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
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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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8 Reviews on Krista D.

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Tara Oct 10, 2016
Sign Language · Online
Krista was great for my 8 year old daughter who showed a desire to learn sign language. She immediately showed me her name spelled out in sign language. Great job Krista!
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Angelina Jun 10, 2016
American Sign Language · Online
Krista's professionalism and personal attention to detail shined through as I learned American Sign Language. She has a deep love for the language and provides individual personal attention to make sure you learn the most during each lesson while having a lot of fun. I would recommend her whether you have a child wanting or needing to learn or for yourself as a beginner, intermediate or advanced language learner in ASL. Thank you Krista for a great experience!
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Maureen Jun 10, 2016
American Sign Language · Online
We went over new vocabulary and she can be just as concise and comprehensive as you need her to be. She's also very encouraging and kind. Thank you so much Krista!
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Michelle Jun 9, 2016
American Sign Language · Online
Krista has been patient and encouraging. We have skyped for our lessons and she is very reliable. She has never changed times or forgotten a lesson. She is happy to teach me whatever I am wanting to learn and provides examples for what we discuss. I am learning much from her and am enjoying the experience.
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Taylor Jun 9, 2016
American Sign Language · Online
I've been tutoring with her for a few weeks now, and I have to say she is a great tutor! She is very patient and accommodating, and when I struggle with a certain vocabulary term, she is there to break down each motion of the sign to help me understand what the motions are. My grades have improved and I am very grateful that I found such an awesome tutor.
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Cheyenne Jun 9, 2016
American Sign Language · Online
Having Krista as my tutor was one of the best decisions I ever made. Krista is impeccable in the way she prepares you to be successful, she points out the little pitfalls you might encounter so you're not surprised if and when you're faced with any difficulty during the lesson. I've found Krista to be a very positive and nurturing teacher, who sincerely cares about her students. Because of my positive experience with Krista, I look forward to further success in my studies.
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Jessica Jun 8, 2016
Sign Language · Online
"I took sign language courses about a year and a half ago. I decided to take up the language because I have an uncle who is deaf. I took private classes from the comfort of my home via skype. Krista was my teacher and she was absolutely amazing. We worked together to meet my goals. I would not hesitate to take courses again. I definately recommend classes to anyone interested. It is very important to learn sign language especially if you work for the community. I am a teacher and my students love that I can teach them signs.
Krista and I made a plan of what I needed to know, as well as things that I wanted to know. She is a great instructor and the company is fabulous! "
-Jessica S.
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Keith Jun 8, 2016
Sign Language · Online
"Good Evening-

I would like to provide some feedback:

My tutoring session was with Krista Duffy. I am more than pleased with her assistance. Krista has a very positive attitude and great energy. She was completely attentive to what I needed even though I was slightly ill-prepared for our first session. However, with her help, I realised what I need assistance with and will have another great session next time. She made me feel completely comfortable and gave me a renewed confidence with using Sign Language. Her signs are very clear and spot-on. I appreciate the fact that she has a formal education in Sign Language as well. I am grateful that she has knowledge of Deaf Culture that I can actually use in everyday existence and put to good use. I will continue to use her services as I book more sessions as soon as I am done writing this email!

Thank you for providing such a valuable resource,"
Keith Heerey
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