Starrla Sims
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Starrla Sims

Starrla S.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have a BA in services to the Deaf with a minor in Interpreting. I currently teach ASL for the local technology center. In my classes I teach not only the signs but also add culture. I will share personal stories and things that happened when I was learning, that if someone had told me different I would not have offended people. I will teach you by association and explain why some signs are what they are. If you are looking for a fun , and informative class sign up for mine today.

About Starrla S.

I am an instructor at the local Technology Center. I have been signing since 1990. I started out in a night college class as a junior in high school. My dad told me I needed to get a head start on my college life. I asked him what was I going to take...He opened up the newspaper and there it was...The headlines read...New class to offered, Sign Language. I enrolled the next day and have been signing ever since. I have to say it was difficult at first because I speak english, and all the words like and, but, or, was etc were NOT in the signing vocabulary.

Sign Language is not something you will learn overnight. You also have to practice or you will loose what you have gained. I still to this day practice. I practice while I am driving and well needless to say people stare at me....Oh well at least I know I am retaining my passion. I stay involved with the Deaf community as much as I possibly can. I do have many Deaf friends that well keep me on my toes at times. They like to facetime me and show me a new sign they either made up or someone has showed them and they do not understand why it means what it does. I hope you will give me the opportunity to teach you ASL. It is my passion and I love to see people have an interest.
Thank you and hope to see you soon


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14 Reviews
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Starlla is amazing she is very patient, doesn’t mind me asking all kinds of questions or doubts I may have on the lesson. She has a very positive attitude and makes you feel at ease which helps a lot when you are a beginner.

Posted Apr 8, 2021
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Starrla is so kind and smart. She has taught me so much and we have become great friends!

Posted Apr 7, 2021
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Starla makes it a point that you understand why certain signs are signed the way that they are and gives examples to make it much easier for you to remember. Patience is what she has a lot of. Trust me, if she can be have patience with me, you got it made in the shade. She will continue to go over and over signs with you until you got it down pat. If you are looking to learn ASL, I highly recommend Starla.

Posted Apr 6, 2021
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I started to take lessons with Starla in January this year and am so thrilled that I chose her. She a very patient person and if you are having a hard time with anything she will continue to teach you until you "got it". She also likes to have fun mixed in with teaching and that makes it so much easier to learn and have a few laughs at the same time. I just love Starla! She's great!

Posted Mar 21, 2021
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She was very patient and encouraging throughout the class. Love the fact that I had homework to do on my first class.

Posted Jan 6, 2021
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Starrla was so very patient with me and I know that she will be a great teacher, I can tell already. I can't wait until our next lesson; I am very excited. She made everything very clear to me and I liked that because I have not practiced in quite a long time and forgot quite a lot but she was able to get my mind on track and I did start remembering some signs. I love ASL!

Posted Jan 4, 2021
Sophia M.
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She is kind and patient. Her knowledge makes her an extraordinary teacher!

Posted Nov 12, 2020
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Starrla is so nice and helpful. I have learned a lot from her and have enjoyed my experience.

Posted Sep 30, 2020
Kelly T.
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What a wonderful teacher!

Posted Jul 6, 2020
Katherine J.
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Ms.Starrla is the best ASL teacher I have met. She makes it really fun, and she makes me want to be there. Thank you so much for this experience!

Posted Jul 2, 2020
Carmen D.
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i Am so pleased

Posted Jun 9, 2020
Chaundra Moon
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I love signing I had to take it for a foreign language for high school I'm the only one at my job that knows how to sign and I want to keep on getting better I don't have any classes to go to but I really could use your help cuz I love signing and I don't want to forget about it.

Posted Mar 16, 2020
India C.
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Posted Sep 22, 2020
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Posted Sep 10, 2019

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Aug 2009 - Present

Gordon Cooper Technology Center

I teach American Sign Langugae


Services to the Deaf
Aug 1993 - May 1995

East Central University



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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