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Ruann passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Ruann delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12 to 55 and special needs

Teaching since:
2012

The best teachers are those that know the content like the back of his/her own hand and enjoy sharing it with others. I taught ASL classes for a number of years in my local community. We even made the newspaper! Students left with a grasp on ASL, American Sign Language, and with stories to tell about how he/she learned from mistakes. ASL is one of those languages that one wrong hand shape or wrong location can make a "sign"...well...even more fun. We will learn in a real world environment. What do you need to know for the place you will use the language? We will do that. If you are an interpreting student, we will work on your weak areas. Most often a strong language base will fix a lot of interpreting errors. Bolstering the vocabulary base gives a person the freedom to play with the language and enjoy it. Let's make it happen for you.

For those that need to know, I do have a BS degree in ASL interpreting, an AAS in ASL interpreting, and a certificate in Deaf Studies as well as the RID: NIC certification for interpreters and am a SC:L (legal) candidate for certification. I know what I'm doing. WINK!

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Education

American Sign Language Interpretation
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Tennessee Temple University
American Sign Language Interpretation
Aug 2003 - May 2005
Portland Community College

Languages

American Sign Language
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English (United States)
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

National Interpreter Certification - Advanced
Jun 2008
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Affiliations

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Aug 2002

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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Photos & Videos

Interpreting for Legally Blonde at Cumberland County Playhouse.

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See a quick video of Ruann welcoming you to her tutoring page.
Interpreting for former president George W. Bush.

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Interpreting for University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers former head basketball coach Pat Summit.

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Interpreting at Dollywood for various shows.

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Performing at Fantasy of Trees.

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Interpreting for RezKidz Conference.

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Interpreting for vice president hopeful Sarah Palin.

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Interpreting for LeCrae at Harvest Fest.

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