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: Yesterday

Overview

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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Experience

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.

Teacher

Aug 2001 - May 2011
Fort Bend Baptist Academy

ASL Teacher Levels I-V

Teacher

Aug 1996 - May 2001
Westbury Christian School

Education

B.S. Art Education

Sep 1991 - May 1996
Harding University

Languages Spoken

ASL

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

ASL Texas Teacher Certification

May 2012
State Board of Education (Texas Education Agency)

ASLTA Provisional Certifcation

Jan 2007
ASLTA

Awards

Teacher of the Year Nominee

Apr 2015
Elkins HS (FBISD)

Teacher of the Year

May 1998
Westbury Christian School

Affiliations

American Sign Language Teachers Association

Aug 2006
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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

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10 Reviews on Tony S.

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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.
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Mike Jan 10, 2017
Study Skills · In studio
Amazing teacher!
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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.
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Colin Aug 16, 2016
American Sign Language · In studio
Tony is one of the best teachers I have ever had!
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Carrie W Aug 16, 2016
American Sign Language · Online
Tony's heart and skill level cannot be matched. I recommend him without reservation!
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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.
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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 .
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Susan Aug 15, 2016
American Sign Language · In studio
I was pleased to be Tony's first principal. His knowledge of subject matter and interest in his students was exemplary. He was a devoted teacher who had an enthusiasm for all aspects of his responsibilities and that zeal seemed to radiate toward those around him. I would highly recommend him and have little doubt but that you'd find him eager to meet the needs of any student. If you are looking for an instructor who will make a difference, look no further!
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Sergio Aug 15, 2016
Study Skills · In home
The most caring teacher a student can ever ask for. Mr. Slate pushes his students to a higher level than the rest but does so in a way that makes the students enjoy themsleves and learn better.
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Deryk Aug 15, 2016
American Sign Language · In home
Tony is a patient teacher who loves his subject and his students. He loves to teach, and truly gets excited when he sees his students "getting it". He is a rare teacher because he is so connected personally to the subject and to every student. He is a great encourager and motivator, and he is extremely skilled in ASL. This is no "side job" for him. He is devoted to the deaf community, and part of that devotion is teaching hearing folks to communicate with the community he loves so much. If you want to learn ASL, you will not be disappointed with Tony.
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