Vanessa Lara

Vanessa L.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Hello, my name is Vanessa! I am an experienced Sign Language teacher, specializing with beginner/intermediate students. I have known Sign Language for several years now. I am very flexible when it comes to my curriculum. It all depends on you, the student. I want to help you not only learn signs, but to be able to have full conversations. Try it out yourself!

About Vanessa L.

I am a hardworking and passionate ASL teacher! I have my degree in Sign Language Interpreting so I have a lot of knowledge not only in Signs, but true ASL and deaf culture. I have taught multiple levels of students. Children from age 3, some who had multiple disabilities and were non-verbal, teens, and adults. I am committed to my work and will make sure that you’re getting the most out of every single lesson with me, as all lesson plans are 100% personalized! So come learn with me very soon!

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Karen L.
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Wonderful teacher. very fun

Posted Oct 12, 2020
Rachel D.
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I recommended that you choose Ms Vanessa .

Posted Jul 27, 2020
Thomas
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Posted Jul 9, 2020
Bryan M.
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Your the best ASL teacher I ever had

Posted Jul 7, 2020
Rachel D.
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i love miss vanessa

Posted Jul 6, 2020
Robin S.
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She was very patient with my inability to connect with her. Then when we did she was friendly and encouraging. Cannot wait for next lesson.

Posted Jul 5, 2020
Lizabelle G.
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My daughter Lizabelle raved about her first lesson with Vanessa. She's looking forward to the next sessions.

Posted Jul 2, 2020
Victoria Haff
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Super helpful! Would definitely recommend.

Posted Jun 29, 2020
Layla M.
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My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her first lesson with Vanessa and looks forward to taking more ASL classes with her.

Posted Jun 16, 2020
Rachel D.
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Posted Jun 1, 2020
Veronica S.
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Posted May 25, 2020
Reese
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Just had my first lesson, very happy with Vanessa's organisation of lesson plans!

Posted May 21, 2020
Katlynn Y.
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Posted May 13, 2020
Felice H.
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Posted May 12, 2020
Karen
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Very much enjoying the lessons.

Posted Apr 28, 2020
Kourtney C.
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Thank you so much!

Posted Mar 31, 2020
Haley P
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Shes amazing she has her own ways on how to teach and have the students learn in her own unique ways. Shes the best teacher I love her

Posted Mar 30, 2020
Bob
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Mrs. Vanessa has very good people skills, lots of patience, and gives very good instructions, very clear, and very fun stories and analogies to help remember signs

Posted Mar 18, 2020
Blaize M.
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Posted Mar 10, 2020
Rachel D.
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i love my teacher

Posted Mar 3, 2020
Trina
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Vanessa is an AMAZING teacher!! She is so patient and understanding she knows what it's like to start learning ASL and teaches it so well. I look forward to every class with Vanessa!! HIGHLY recommend her!!!

Posted Feb 18, 2020
Rachel D.
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i like my miss vanessa

Posted Feb 13, 2020
Rachel D.
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I Love American Sign Language Class!

Posted Jan 27, 2020
Rachel D.
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I love my teacher

Posted Jan 13, 2020
Jenny C.
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Vanessa has been a great instructor. Even though we sign up through Takelessons.com, my computer was acting up from the site and she worked hard to connect with me through zoom. She's on time, explains what we're going to study, gives examples and makes the lessons easy to learn. She's very encouraging, listens well and has a lot of experience, in my opinion at least. I really enjoy being tutored by her.

Posted Dec 27, 2019
Anna Maslova
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Posted Dec 26, 2019
Tyson J.
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We really enjoyed Vanessa's ASL class.

Posted Dec 9, 2019
emisha
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Very good on explaining and helping

Posted Oct 31, 2019
Lynne T.
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Vanessa is a great teacher. I really like how this all works
:)

Posted Oct 10, 2019
Adeanah P.
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she breaks down all the words for me an and she is the best I highly recommend her to everyone

Posted Oct 9, 2019
Obed O.
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Good so far. My children got right to work and were happy to show me what they'd learned in just one 30 minute lesson.

Posted Oct 7, 2019
Rachel D.
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Posted Oct 7, 2019
Lynne T.
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This was such a great class. I need to get in touch because we had to FaceTime as I could not get into your site. Vanessa was terrific. I can’t wait u til my next class.

So glad I found this program. It’s perfect for me

Posted Oct 3, 2019
Dawson
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Posted Sep 24, 2019
Felice H.
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Posted Jul 23, 2019
Bob
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Love her, just need to have video for a less jumpy affect, and so I can hear her better.

Posted Jul 4, 2019
Ella
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My daughter had her first sign language lesson with Vanessa and so far, so good!

Posted May 2, 2019
Ana O.
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Vanessa has been so patient in teaching my six year old. We have both learned so much in just the first five lessons. I love that we can record the lesson and use it to review and practice in between lessons.

Posted Apr 30, 2019
Renee
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I can’t believe how much I learned in one hour. She is so patient and encouraging. Definitely looking forward to studying what I already learned and our next session.

Posted Feb 11, 2019
Felice H.
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Posted Dec 27, 2018
rachel
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Posted Oct 11, 2018
Shawnna H.
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Vanessa is the best!!!!

Posted Sep 18, 2018
Karen
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Posted Aug 7, 2018
Felice H.
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Vanessa is amazing. So much structure and preperation in her classes.

Posted Jun 13, 2018
Felice H.
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this is my first lesson with vanessa but I switched teachers because i was not happy with my first instructor and already I love how structured she is and i'm so glad i switched.

Posted Jun 13, 2018
Andria B.
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👌

Posted Jun 5, 2018
Michael W.
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Great teacher. I have enjoyed every private and group lesson I have taken with Vanessa. She is very patient with me and is willing to answer my many questions.

The review sessions, at the end of the lessons, have been a great way to reinforce the vocabulary and concepts covered during the lessons.

I am learning a great deal in a short time thanks to teachers like Vanessa.

Posted May 15, 2018
Shawn H.
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I couldn’t ask for a better teacher. Vanessa challenges me and is very supportive. I get the most out of every lesson and am looking forward to our next session.

Posted May 7, 2018
Ellis E.
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Vanessa was very friendly and encouraging. She really knows her stuff, both ASL and overcoming technology, when it inevitably fails. Looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted Apr 11, 2018
Jisselle
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I took ASL classes with Vanessa and I really enjoyed it. She helped me to understand everything I was learning and how to properly sign. She makes learning fun and easy. She’s very dedicated in what she does and I would recommend anyone to take Vanessa’s class.

Posted Mar 22, 2018
Jackie C.

I loved learning ASL with Vanessa! She’s so patient and funny so I was never bored in her class. I really enjoyed the way she taught and she was easy to understand. I highly recommend her, she is one of the best asl instructors!

Posted Mar 22, 2018
Ida Vara

My name is Ida Vara. I am 55 yoa. I took a sign language class with Vanessa for 2 months. She is professional and passionate while teaching. The reason I provided my age is because Vanessa Is very versatile. She can teach any age group and not only do you learn but she makes learning enjoyable. At my age it is not easy to learn a new language, however with the professionalism,patience and knowledge Vanessa has anyone even someone at my age can learn. I highly recommend anyone taking her class.

Posted Mar 22, 2018
Ariel

I have worked with Vanessa before, and she is a dedicated worker. She is an excellent teacher, you get to learn a lot from her. She will dedicate her work specifically for each student, and will be committed to them. She is not boring! She is fun to learn from and I definitely recommend her to any student!

Posted Mar 22, 2018
Victoria L.
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I have worked with Vanessa in teaching ASL. For starters, she has a lot of experience both as an interpreter and a teacher. She is down to earth and patient in her teaching style. She also works very hard to reach every student individually which enables her to deliver outstanding lessons! I 100% recommend taking lessons with Vanessa!

Posted Feb 9, 2018

Experience

ASL teacher
Nov 2017 - Present

Languge Success

Sign Languge Interpreter
May 2017 - Present

Agency

Sign Language Teacher
Jan 2017 - May 2017

School District

Teaching non-verbal students ASL

Education

Sign Language Interpreting
Aug 2015 - May 2017

South Texas College

Languages

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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