Magen Hom
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Magen H.

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Whether you're interested in learning or are already proficient in American Sign Language, I have experience meeting your needs and wants. Beginning in 2007, I studied American Sign Language (ASL) in college, taught at a middle school for the Deaf for three years, taught ASL to undergraduates at a DC university, and have worked as an ASL/English interpreter since 2012 in the DC area.

About Magen H.

I studied American Sign Language (ASL) in college during my bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD coursework. As a nationally certified ASL interpreter through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, I have nine years of interpreting experience and hold two certifications (i.e., national and legal). I have a deep understanding of ASL and Deaf culture and can seamlessly translate from target sign language to written English using proper grammatical elements, vocabulary, and colloquialisms. I’m proficient in interpretation, both signing and voicing, simultaneous and consecutive, using a variety of modes of communication, including ASL, Pidgin Signed English or Contact Sign, Signed Exact English, Oral Transliteration, and Tactile for Deaf-Blind. I taught ASL 1 in the education department at a university in Washington, D.C. In the ASL course, I introduced the basics of ASL to undergraduate students with little or no previous knowledge of ASL through immersion; teaching completely in ASL. I taught ASL grammar, vocabulary, classifiers, non-manual signals, Deaf Culture, and the Deaf community. The class was in-person, and I incorporated receptive and expressive language activities through active participation.

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Emma P.
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We love Miss Megan. She’s patient, kind, thorough, fun and has the right way of explaining/ modeling. The best! We can’t wait for more classes.

Posted Jan 12, 2021
Katie
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Magen makes learning ASL so fun. I highly recommend taking a class with her!

Posted Nov 4, 2020
Adina
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Magen has true talent and passion for both ASL and teaching. She has years of experience in both and is extremely knowledgeable, personable, and a delightful person to work with. I would recommend Magen to anyone who wants to learn or expand upon their knowledge of ASL.

Posted Nov 1, 2020
Nicole
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Magen is very engaging and encouraging! I felt excited to learn from her, and felt it was easy to ask her questions. My ASL really improved, and she was able to make things simple for me to better understand.

Posted Oct 7, 2020
Sara
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Magen is a great instructor.

Posted Oct 7, 2020
Jessica
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Fabulous teacher! Professional, patient, kind, and thorough. She can adapt to any type and level of learner. She also has an extensive background in Deaf culture, which is a wonderful advantage in learning from her. I highly recommend Magen!

Posted Oct 6, 2020

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Experience

American Sign Language Interpreter
Aug 2012 - Present

Freelance Contractor

3rd Grade Teacher
Sep 2017 - Jul 2020

Sullivans Elementary School

Adjunct Faculty - ASL Instructor
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

American University

Kindergarten Teacher
Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Capitol Hill Learning Group

Middle School Teacher
Aug 2007 - Jul 2010

Atlanta Area School for the Deaf

Education

PhD - Deaf Education
Aug 2011 - May 2018

Gallaudet University

EdS - Deaf Education
Aug 2010 - May 2011

Gallaudet University

MEd - Multiple & Severe Disabilities: Deaf Education
Jan 2007 - Dec 2008

Georgia State University

BS - Early Childhood Education
Aug 2002 - Dec 2006

Georgia State University

Languages

American Sign Language

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Special Certificate: Legal
Dec 2015

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

National interpreter certification specific to legal settings.
National Interpreter Certification
Aug 2012

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Affiliations

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Jan 2012
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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