Making ASL fun for students!
I am an Educational Interpreter for the deaf for 3 school districts in the peninsula. I work one on one with deaf students in the mainstream class setting Monday-Friday.
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Hello. My name is Elliott. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I am known for being a patient and adaptive teacher. Respect and care for the student motivates me to give my best so that the learning process is both fun and beneficia... See more
Considering my degree was in liberal arts, I have a broad range of knowledge and a unique ability to translate information in a light, fun, creative way. With respect to teaching and communicating ideas and concepts, I draw upon my nearly 2... See more
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A major advantage of hiring a private sign language tutor is having someone to help you face any of your language or academic challenges. HeyTutor can help you connect with one of a kind “sign language tutoring near me.” Our tutors offer guidance in everything from the culture of ASL to signing. Sign language tutoring with HeyTutor provides much-needed clarity in the course and alleviates any anxiety you may have toward taking tests or completing your homework. The language tutor works at the student’s pace which is vital when struggling on certain concepts more than others. Our tutors truly value the one on one time that is spent with their students. Each session is spent focusing on specific issues and your child is receiving every bit of the attention that they don’t get in the traditional classroom environment.
Being in a classroom presents several issues when it comes to learning a language, especially ASL. It is known that one of the least effective classes in the classic classroom setting is learning a language because most students never truly grasp the material. To truly learn a language you have to use it with people who speak the language and in the case of ASL, you have to be around people who actually sign. Our one-on-one sign language tutors have extensive backgrounds in the subject and have been teaching for years if not decades. This is not including the years of experience they have actually using ASL on a daily basis. So you will be learning from a sign language tutor who not only knows how to teach the subject but also uses ASL which is invaluable when learning any language.
The classroom setting can be in primary or secondary education but it seems to be all the same. Even in college, several people graduate not learning a second language despite being required to enroll in at least three semesters of a language course. It's a flawed system that does not work on any level, but the students who do succeed spend time with personal tutors or overseas. College is a fun time in most students life but it is also a highly difficult one as you find your classes are much tougher than they were in high school. You have a larger workload and it is harder to balance, not to mention that in your sign language class you are not truly learning. Struggling in a college class is a strange spot to find yourself in because the teacher has to keep things moving. In high school, most teachers seem to be teaching for the majority, which is why there are advanced classes for the children who excel. In a language course in college, the professors teach the best students in the class. They often only communicate in sign language the entire class and if you find yourself struggling with your signs, you will get buried. The homework will become too much to handle and you will dread going to class, fearing you may be called on and not know the answer.
Our language tutors want to eliminate this idea that it has to be this way by making learning fun. Learning sign language is another way for you to communicate with an entire set of people you otherwise would never be able to speak to. This should be an exciting experience for you, not one filled with disappointment and doubt. At HeyTutor we know the importance of enjoying the subject you learn while you are learning so that you pass the class and also retain the information. Our sign language tutors are special in their approach as they will set their lesson plan around you.
Most teachers just set a lesson plan even before they know who is enrolled in their course and they use the same one for years. We will never do that as there is no one way to approach learning, which is something HeyTutor private sign language tutors truly understand. Years of experience teaching has done that for them and they apply this in every single lesson. Having your own private sign language tutor will put you in a position to truly understand this difficult language. With our team of experts at HeyTutor, we can turn your child into a fluent signing student. Give your child a chance to learn sign language without the stress and pressure, our sign language tutors can help!