I'm Ashley! I graduated Cum Laude from UCSD with a Bachelors's degree in Media Arts and a minor in Language Studies with a focus on American Sign Language. I have been tutoring English and ASL for the last five years and absolutely love helping students overcome their insecurities or fears in a subject that they struggle in. I have worked with all kinds of students from young elementary to adults learning English as a second language and have learned that every student learns differently, so I'm always excited to figure out how best to structure lessons or the way I explain material in order to help them succeed!
I'm a very patient person, easy to talk to, and am always willing to go out of my way to provide extra help if needed. I'm a film major, not an English teacher, but I tutor because I love watching students gain confidence in a subject that they struggle in. Whether it's grasping a new element of material or moving up a reading level, I get just as excited as they do.
I also have a minor in ASL and have been signing for eight years. I absolutely love the language and am always excited to see new students choosing to learn it! At UCSD I helped found and was on the board of the ASL club which provided free tutoring sessions, homework help, and conversation practice for ASL students that needed extra help or wanted to improve their fluency. I also volunteered for a program on campus called Language Conversation Tables which allowed students to practice their language skills or learn a new language from their peers.
If you would like to learn ASL, I follow a curriculum used in most ASL classes taught at universities. It includes weekly vocab lists, videos of the words on those lists so students can practice on their own, practice exercises for each list/unit that include grammar and culture information, as well as homework videos that are paired with each unit. All of this material is organized in a google classroom that students will gain access to in our first session.
I want to benefit the students I work with as much as possible and therefore welcome any resources or suggestions that students or parents can provide. I am easy to reach and will always provide quick responses. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions or to schedule a lesson!
University of California - San Diego
Media w/ a Minor in American Sign Language
I’m excited to continue classes with you Ashley. I’m even excited doing homework for once in my life. Thank you, truly. This makes a big difference in my life. And you’re a truly great teacher. I look forward to the future.
She’s been awesome! Thank you
It went very well! She explained everything very thoroughly and why certain hand positions were that way.