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Sign Language

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been communicating using American Sign Language for over 15 years. I have a bachelor's degree in American Sign Language interpreting. I have been an interpreter for 11 years and I am nationally certified through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be signing in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of grammar, vocabulary, Deaf Culture, and more. Let's get started!
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About

Tanya passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Tanya delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2009

I have been a professional American Sign Language interpreter for over 11 years. I graduated from MacMurray College with a Bachelors of ASL Interpreting and from Walden University with both a Master's degree in both Business Administration and Education.

I have also been playing the flute for over 22 years.

American Sign Language students can expect to gain the foundational skills for conversation. Students will also learn the history and culture surrounding the Deaf Community.

Flute students can expect to improve week to week in their technique. I can help any student to sing with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I teach students of all different ages and experience levels. I can teach American Sign Language students the grammar and vocabulary necessary for communicating in American Sign Language. I can teach flute students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to play contemporary music, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.

As a nationally certified ASL interpreter, I am on the state registry of supreme court interpreters and have worked as the Director of a Community Center for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. I have taught ASL privately for 20 years and professionally for 5 years.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to reach your goals.

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Experience

Adjunct Professor
Jan 2015 - Present
Marion Technical College

I teach Deaf Studies 101

Director of Deaf Services
Jun 2014 - Present
Catalyst Life Services

I have taught community ASL classes for 5 years and ASL as a world language at a local high school for 4 years.

Education

Master's in Business Administration
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
Walden University
Master's in Education
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013
Walden University
Bachelor's in American Sign Language Interpreting
Aug 2004 - May 2008
MacMurray College

Languages

American Sign Language
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

National Interpreter Certification
Nov 2015
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Affiliations

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Jul 2006

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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Larry Feb 13, 2019
American Sign Language · Online

Tanya teaches with enthusiasm and empathy. She clearly knows her stuff and is able to get beyond a person's fear and lack of confidence so they can experience learning successes. Personable, persistent, and perceptive! Thank you!

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