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William C.

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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Doctor of Education/Educational Leadership from Universitiy of Southern California
  • Teaching since 1979
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William C.

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Taught American Sign Language (ASL) full-time and part-time (nights) for 39 years, just recently retired from full-time teaching. I have primarily used Signing Naturally (SN) workbooks, all levels. I have also used Learning American Sign Language (LASL).
Currently, I am teaching Deaf Culture as an online course at San Diego Mesa College.
I have been using ASL since I was 4 years old and I have attended California School for the Deaf, Berkeley (Fremont) and Riverside. I have received valuable experience from Deaf peers of Deaf parents, Deaf adults and Deaf leaders. In this sense, I am a native user of ASL and ASL Fingerspelled Signs.
Graduated from Gallaudet College (University) in Washington, D.C. with a B.S. in Business Administration. I received two Masters degrees from California State University, Northridge, one in Deaf Education and the other in Educational Administration. I received my Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from University of Southern California ...

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Greetings ASL students!! I am excited to teach ASL to all of you. In Fall 1979, I began my full-time teaching career at Blair High School in Pasadena Unified School District teaching Deaf/HH students in various subjects. In Spring 1980, I was an adjunct teacher teaching ASL at Pasadena City Coll

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Blair
Wow, can’t say enough good things about Bill! My boyfriend and I decided recently that ASL was something we would really like to pursue learning together, so I signed us both up for lessons with Bill and we are so grateful for all of his patience, guidance, careful explanation, and enthusiasm. Learning so far has been a breeze and so much fun! We really look forward to our lessons, and they seem to fly by each time. We would highly recommend Bill to anyone eager to learn and understand more about sign language. What an incredible experience!
Bianca
Great Lesson! Bill was prepared very well and lead me through my first beginner ASL steps well. He motivated me great, it was fun and we had good laughs. Thanks a lot! great Teacher <3
I am looking forward to learn more from Bill in my weekly lessons.
Frances C.
Great all the time fun 🤩
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Ava H.

46 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 3 to 69
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Ava H.

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Have you ever wanted to learn American Sign Language, but couldn’t find out where? Here is an opportunity for you to learn at your pace and your convenience. I first began learning Sign Language back in 2nd grade. In high school my school offered both ASL 1 and 2. I then became more interested in the Language and decided to major in Deaf Education. I have been in the Deaf Education field for 10 years now and I enjoy helping my students communicate using ASL. I hope to connect with you soon!

About Ava

Hello and welcome to my profile. My name is Ava and I am a Certified ASL teacher and Certified Teacher of the Deaf. I currently teach 1st and 2nd grade. I graduated from Kent State University in Ohio. I received my Bachelors Degree in Deaf Education. I have taught students from PK - 8th grade. I

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Very friendly and easy to speak to
Akeema
I really enjoyed the lesson. Ava was very patient and her willingness to help was exceptional
Ellee B.
Ava has been great!
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Serfirys V.

27 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Serfirys V.

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Do you want to learn how to communicate with the Deaf? Are you intrigued by the use of sign language? Come learn with me. I am Deaf and I use American Sign Language. My brother is also Deaf, so we grew up using ASL together and at school. I have been teaching online for the past 5 years, and I love teaching others how to improve their communication skills in ASL. Sign language is one of the most expressive languages, have you seen an interpreter recently on the new? Have you noticed how fast they move their fingers, and make a variety of facial expressions. I can help you, no matter what level of ASL you know, I want to help you make progress and become fluent. I have a toddler and he is learning ASL, if he can, you can! See you in the classroom!

About Serfirys

My name is Serfirys, my sign name is SF on the side of the chin. I am originally from Dominican Republic but I have been living in New York City for the past two years with my wife and young son. I have been teaching ASL for about fifteen years, and it is one of the things I enjoy, seeing others lig

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Angelina
Great, patient, helps you learn without even realizing you're learning.
Naomi M.
I've had 3 lessons with Serfirys and they have all been great. He is very clear, patient and is constantly making sure I understand everything.
I highly recommend him!
Heather B.
I'm semi-beginner. Learned some signs at chuch.
Wanted to continue my learning, enrolled with TakeLessons. Selected Serfirys as my teacher. Had my first lesson and LOVE IT! Can't wait to continue.
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Allison M.

19 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • APS - Public Service - Interpreting from Spartanburg Technical College
  • Teaching since 1992
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Allison M.

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I teach and tutor in American Sign Language from the perspective of one who came into ASL and the Deaf community without a thought of being a professional in a related field. Still, I did become a professional interpreter, teacher, tutor, mentor and have been a service-provider, advocate and friend with many Deaf since 1984.

I want my students to learn that fear and anxiety in undertaking a new adventure are usually of our own making, and that learning about other cultures and languages by association with native users is so valuable.

Therefore, my classes are highly interactive and immersive; students will be required often to learn voice-off, role-play sign language / deaf experience situations, complete tasks between classes, and engage fully. Focus will be on conversational quality, grammatical structures, situational encounters, expressive and receptive language skills.

I will provide curriculum and, as needed, written information and videos used.

I offer:
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About Allison

Ages taught: Male: 13 and up; Female: 13 and up MY BACKGROUND: My journey with ASL began at age 6 – from shy little friend to a Professional interpreter, teacher, tutor, mentor, workshop trainer, evaluator, agency owner, advocate, and friend. I began interpreting in 1984 and soon thereafter re

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Sarah B.
Allison is an amazing teacher! Any questions I had, she would answer and she is full of information and knowledge around ASL. She is flexible with meeting times and was willing to work with my schedule.
Richard
Thank you Allison for a great intro!
Marie M.
I have known Allison for many years. In all that time, she has always advocated for the needs of the individual. This is one of her qualities that makes her a great teacher. She has a lot of experience in the Deaf community through interactions, experience and education. She is helpful, knowledgeable, thorough, and willing to make the extra effort to get a job done well. She is also very enjoyable, funny, and easy to get along with. She has been the “go to” person in the Deaf community for as long as I have known her.
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Melissa S.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Education from Marlton School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Melissa S.

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I am deaf! This is my language. I am able to paint pictures of vivid color and meaning with my hands. I love teaching as well and am thrilled when people want to learn ASL. I have been teaching ASL for over 10 years. I use many different ways to help students understand and remember what they learn. Lessons with me will be fun and interesting!!

About Melissa

I'm Deaf and ASL is my primary language. I have tutored many people in learning Deaf culture. I also have experience in tactile with Deaf Blind and talking to those who are Deaf with low vision. I love helping people learn about the Deaf community and teach them to be able to communicate with those

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Sofia P.
Our niece was really excited to meet Melissa. She enjoyed the lesson very much and can hardly wait for the next one.
Kelsey
I've been taking lessons for a month now and am really enjoying it! Melissa's a great teacher and I look forward to continuing my education in ASL :)
Jay
Melissa is positive, friendly and understands that I'm a slow learner and need things repeated many times. I felt she understood my learning style.
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Tanya H.

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  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tanya H.

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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!

About Tanya

I have been a professional American Sign Language interpreter for over 12 years. I graduated from MacMurray College with a Bachelors of American Sign Language Interpreting and from Walden University with both a Master's degree in both Business Administration and Education. American Sign Language

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Jennifer C.
Very patient. She takes the time to show the sign several times and work it into the conversation.
Jennifer C.
great conversation
Jennifer C.
always a good lesson!

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"Mr. Slate is truly an amazing teacher! He is always willing to help his students and better his students in any way that he can and he keeps his classes fun and interesting. I have learned more ASL with him than I have with anyone else because he is constantly pushing me to do better and is very approachable if I have any questions or need extra help. He is very invested in his students and is very knowledgeable in ASL and is amazing at his job! Love him!"
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Took American Sign Language lessons from Tony S.
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"Eduardo is a very patient and helpful teacher. I've learned so much so far and look forward to improving even more. He puts you at ease doing something that has the potential to cause a lot of frustration or anxiety. Great teacher!"
Brooke
Took American Sign Language lessons from Eduardo C.
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"He was excellent and the class was great. He had the right chemistry and I felt that I found the teacher that was the best for me. His teaching style matched my learning style."
Bernice
Took American Sign Language lessons from Tony S.
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"Always feel welcomed in his classes! He is very outgoing and I love that there is no talking. He is always patient and willing to answer any questions. Definitely the best instructor I've had."
Charlotte
Took American Sign Language lessons from Tony S.
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"Tony slate is an amazing teacher. Unlike other teachers who might just give you the answers and not let you learn he makes you try to figure it out so that you can learn and if you cant figure it out then he steps in. Tony helps you learn signs teaches you about deaf culture he knows all about deaf people and deaf culture. I have been taking his class for 2 years now and i feel like i fully understand the language and can almost interpret!"
Joshua
Took American Sign Language lessons from Tony S.
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"Lessons with Tony are a wonderful way to learn and get practice. Tony matches his tutoring with the students needs and abilities and encourages growth in signing and fingerspelling skills. He makes the lessons stress free, fun and I look forward to more lessons with Tony."
Julie
Took American Sign Language lessons from Tony S.
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"Great Lesson! Thank you for challenging me!"
Virginia
Took American Sign Language lessons from Serfirys V.
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"My first class was awesome! I’m looking forward to learning ASL with Chanee!!"
Monica
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Arianna
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"Today was my daughter’s first day and we’re off to a great start!"
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American Sign Language, or ASL, is recognized as an official language for Deaf communities in much of North America. Using expressions, gestures, and hand and body movements, the language helps those who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate. The American School for the Deaf contributed to the development of the language in the early 1800s in New England. From there, it spread to other schools. Today, people study and learn ASL all across the United States and in some areas of Canada.

Learning this language is not reserved for those with hearing loss. In fact, many learn ASL so they can communicate with other members of their community. Just as with getting to know any other language, studying ASL can expand your knowledge and skill set. It is both a challenging and rewardi

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When you sign up for ASL lessons online, you will learn how to communicate using your hands and expressions. Just like learning any other kind of language, you will begin with the basics and slowly advance to more complicated concepts. If you are a beginner, your private instructor will start with simple words and phrases. You will learn to introduce yourself and ask questions using the appropriate signs.

However, if you already have some ASL knowledge, your online teacher will assess your level and accommodate accordingly. For those with an ASL foundation, you will find an instructor who can take your skillset to the next level. Wherever you are in your ASL journey, your instructor can help.

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Our ASL teachers work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. Your teacher covers all aspects of ASL, such as the alphabet signs, the vocabulary, the grammar, the sentence structure, the geographical variations, and more. They can offer you advanced techniques and tips, and help you develop good practice habits, in order to maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster.

When you sign up for online lessons for sign language, you receive one-on-one instruction. Your private teacher will provide you a customized learning experience. You can ask questions and learn at the speed that best works for you. With personal attention and support, you will be well on your way to mastering ASL.

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