About Tony S.

Background check: Last verified 08/14/2016
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Tony teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: 1996
Last sign in: 2 days ago


Hi, there! My name is Tony and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching formal and private lessons since 1996 and have loved helping my students learn American Sign Language while developing confidence in their skills. I went to Harding University and was trained and tutored by a Master ASL Instructor as well as the Deaf community. I'm a patient and fun person and my teaching style is highly interactive. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Department Head and ASL Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
Fort Bend Christian Academy

ASL Teacher and Department Head of World Languages.
Mentor and Eagle Week Mission Trip Leader to Jamaica Deaf Schools.

Department Head/AVID Coordinator/Teacher
Aug 2012 - May 2015
Elkins HS

ASL Teacher and AVID Teacher helping students reach their full potential academically.

Aug 2001 - May 2011
Fort Bend Baptist Academy

ASL Teacher Levels I-V

Aug 1996 - May 2001
Westbury Christian School


BS Art education; ASL
Aug 1991 - May 1996
Harding University

Languages Spoken

Professional Proficiency


ASL Texas Teacher Certification
May 2012
State Board of Education (Texas Education Agency)

ASLTA Provisional Certifcation
Jan 2007


Teacher of the Year Nominee
Apr 2015
Elkins HS (FBISD)
Teacher of the Year
May 1998
Westbury Christian School


American Sign Language Teachers Association
Aug 2006

American Sign Language Teachers Association is a national professional organization of American Sign Language and Deaf studies teachers. Our mission is to perpetuate, preserve, and promote American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture through excellence in teaching. This includes teaching ASL as a heritage or first language, as a second language, and as part of Deaf Studies

13 Reviews on Tony S.

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Cortney N. Apr 24, 2017
· American Sign Language · Online
Whitney S. Apr 11, 2017
· American Sign Language · Online My daughter loved her lesson! Not to mention Mr. Slate was my ASL teacher in high school, I see his awesomeness has not faded!
Jaeden L. Mar 14, 2017
· American Sign Language · Online Tony is a great teacher.... lessons show he has a true passion to teach ASL. Can not say how impressed I am with what my daughter has learned in such little time.
A Happy Mama Jan 12, 2017
· American Sign Language · In studio Tony teaches from the heart. Tony has given my child the confidence he needs to succeed while teaching him ASL. He has picked up so quickly and I am constantly amazed at what he has learned. I can't say enough good things about the way Tony interacts with students to make them feel like they can accomplish anything they set their mind to. We are grateful to have him in our child's life. We highly recommend him to friends and family.
Mike Jan 10, 2017
· Study Skills · In studio Amazing teacher!
Zach Aug 17, 2016
· American Sign Language · Online Tony's one of the nicest, patient and excited people I've met. He puts his all into his projects and clients and anyone who works with Tony is going to find their real potential.
Colin Aug 16, 2016
· American Sign Language · In studio Tony is one of the best teachers I have ever had!
Carrie W Aug 16, 2016
· American Sign Language · Online Tony's heart and skill level cannot be matched. I recommend him without reservation!
Mildred Aug 16, 2016
· American Sign Language · In studio Excellent instructor & very down to earth. My son had Mr. Slate as a HS teacher & he says he is one of his favorite teachers- hands down. He was able to learn ASL bey quickly under his instruction.
Mary Aug 16, 2016
· Study Skills · In studio Mr.Slate is probably the best teacher I've ever had. He does the above and beyond to help you academically. Mr.Slate does his best to make sure every student is treated well. You will the best experience in his class .
Tony Slate
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