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Michele P.
Mukilteo, Washington
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My first language is American Sign Language (ASL) as my sister is Deaf. I grew up with this beautiful language and also have a Masters in Teaching ASL. Each lesson is catered to my client based on their needs and goals, whether beginner or an advanced user of ASL. Come learn how to chat with other users of ASL, build a deeper understanding of the language, and learn about Deaf Culture. I would love to get to know you better and share my love for American Sign Language with you! Send me a message and let's get started!
About Michele P.

Hello everyone, my name is Michele and I am new to the Seattle area from Tri Cities, WA. I enjoy being outside, hiking trails, visiting the beach, and traveling with my dog. I also love watching baseball, going snowboarding and scuba diving! I have a Masters in Teaching ASL through the University of Northern Colorado and have helped many individuals and families learn ASL on many different levels based on their goals for the language. I look forward to helping you in your ASL journey!


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Michelle is superb! She is the reason that I am moving from free classes to private courses. She is patient, funny, wise, current, and will take her time with new students. One of the most refreshing things about her teaching style is that she will break it all the way down and explain, context, history, usage, and a host of other topics related to the word or phrase being used. She also gave out related information that we could use after class.

Posted Feb 5, 2019
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I really enjoy classes with Michele! She signs while speaking which helps me to practice reading sign, and to retain what I've already learned. She is easy to understand and has made learning very fun. Her positive energy is contagious and I look forward to taking more classes!

Posted Jan 17, 2019

Michele is a very skilled ASL instructor! Her fluency in ASL and ability to teach with patience and enthusiasm is outstanding! I highly recommend her!

Posted Sep 17, 2018
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