Maureen Behrens
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Maureen Behrens

Maureen B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello! Do you want to learn American Sign Language to communicate with your friends, co-workers and family members? Interested to learn more about Deaf Culture, Deaf History and Deaf Community? I am Deaf and grew up using American Sign Language at Deaf school and Gallaudet University. I am currently ASL tutor and Deaf mentor providing tutor lessons to my students and family members. I taught ASL classes at colleges/university since 2004 specializing in all levels- beginner, intermediate and advanced. All ages welcome. I worked with kids from age 3 to 22 for 18 years. Lessons are customized to fulfill each student's needs/goals. I can help you improving your ASL skills and progress to become fluent. I want my students to relax, enjoy and have fun learning about ASL and Deaf Culture. Let reach out and start the lessons!

About Maureen B.

Levels Taught
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Do you want to improve your ASL skills and pass your ASL courses to earn the credits? You come here at the right place. I am fully Deaf and using American Sign Language since I was 4 years old. I communicate with ASL at a deaf school, Rochester Institute of Technology and Gallaudet University. I worked at four deaf residential schools for 21 years. I taught ASL classes at all levels at 5 colleges and a university for 16 years. I used all units/lessons in Signing Naturally (Units 1 to 25). I was Deaf Mentor, teaching basic signs to the families in the Bay Area for almost two years. I am currently tutoring with ASL students for almost one year. I took Deaf Culture, ASL Linguistics courses and Internship at Portland Community College in Oregon. I received a BA degree in Psychology and MA degree in School Counseling and Guidance at Gallaudet University. I obtained a teaching credential in Adult, Children Development and Family Services at California State University, San Bernardino in May 2020.

I want to ensure that my students feel comfortable learning about ASL grammar structures, cultures ,and history. My classes are fully engaging, immersing and thriving students' expressive and receptive skills. The lessons help you to increase your vocabulary, conversational skills and formal presentations in ASL. My goal is to help you making the progress to become fluent in ASL.

Here is the list of the areas to improve your American Sign Language skills:

ASL Grammar Structure
Fingerspelling Skills
Everyday Dialogue Skills
5 Parameters
Signing Space
Time Concept
Informal and Formal Introduction
ASL Storytelling
Facial Expression
Receptive and Expressive Skills
WH- questions

About Maureen B:

I am a mother of a DeafBlind daughter I adopted from India almost 12 and half years ago. She learned ASL at age of 5. She signs fluently. I had 5 cats for 21 years. I enjoy reading, travelling, watching the movies and cooking healthy meals. I live near the mountains and the beaches. I was on the backpack trip in 10 counties for 7 weeks in Europe. I met many deaf people from all over the world at the Deaf Olympics in Copenhagen, Denmark.


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