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Chaneé N.

47 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • American Sign Language from Philadelphia School For The Deaf
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Chaneé N.

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Sign Language is an awesome form of visual communication! I love ASL and the deaf culture. I have years of experience and I'd be delighted to teach you. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to your needs and goals. Not only will you be signing like a pro in no time, but you will be able to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Let's get started!

About Chaneé

Hey There! I'm Chaneé. I am an American Sign Language tutor and professional Actress. Over the years I have taught ASL to many actors for specific roles and just great students who wanted to learn to communicate with the deaf. If you have friends or family that is deaf or dealing with hearing loss

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Hailey P.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language, English
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner
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Hailey P.

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I have over 5 years experience with American Sign Language. I start simple with some voice, but as lessons progress, less voice with be present and more signing will be seen.

About Hailey

I am persistent and will not give up on my students. I am flexible on scheduling, and will accept questions between sessions.

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Scott G.
Very nice. She paid attention to my specific needs.
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Purnima R.

53 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Purnima R.

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I am a Deaf ASL instructor, and I've been teaching since 2015. I've enjoying to see my students develop a sense of ASL, which is a beautiful and visual language to learn.

Once you take a few ASL classes, you will build your signs skills to able to converse with Deaf people and learn about Deaf Culture.

About Purnima

My name is Purnima, and I am a Deaf ASL Instructor. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with TASL (Teaching American Language in a Master's Degree). I have been teaching ASL since 2015 in different local public schools. I also worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Deaf School.

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Chelsy K.

19 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chelsy K.

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Experienced teacher with 9 years of practice in the language and over 5 years of tutoring. Comfortable teaching ages 4 and up, as well as deaf or hard of hearing individuals. I'm very aware that everyone has different reasons for learning this beautiful language. I have tutored individuals who are late deafened, non verbal, selective mutism, those who want to learn Baby Sign Language, and others who want to become fluent at a conversational level. Each lesson is tailored to the goals and needs of the individual student. When you sign up with me you also gain access to my personal resource library where I have a multitude of resources for vocabulary, grammar, Deaf Culture, ASL stories, and much more that you can view at your own leisure. Come sign with me!

About Chelsy

I started my own American Sign Language journey in 2012 where I found a passion for the language and the culture. Since then I have been studying, tutoring, learning, and using the language in several different avenues of my life. During my lessons I incorporate the history of this language along wi

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Chelsy is an amazing ASL teacher and comes prepared to every class with her upbeat and cheerful personality. She is very organized and manages progress with instructional videos and personal resources tailored to your needs. We love Chelsy as she is very patient with us- a must in learning ASL and she makes it fun.
Jen
Chelsy is a wonderful teacher. She is fun and energetic. She really tailors each lesson to things that are important to me. If I could give more stars, I would.
Michael
Chelsy did an exceptional job with our first class. I felt like I learned a tremendous amount in the 45 minute time frame.
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Serfirys V.

38 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 2004
  • General Studies from La Redencion
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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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Christine
I booked 10 classes with Serfirys and have finished my first 3. I look forward to it every week! Learning a new language as an adult can seem intimidating- but not with him. I try to learn my vocab list the week before the class and then get corrections regarding hand/ finger placements from him during the class-which is really helpful. I've started signing to myself in the mirror so that i can identify words more easily when speaking with Serfirys. Serfirys is really funny and expressive-i definitely feel welcome when I'm in his class😊
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Jonah E.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Jonah E.

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I have over two decades of experience teaching signing at all levels. I have been very successful in teaching students to learn and acquire good expressive and receptive sign skills. I am very passionate about the success of my students. I use strategies that make learning signing fun and very interesting. I keep my students very involved and engaged in my lessons. New sign vocabulary and sign structures I teach are immediately modeled and put into practice, which enhances students' retention. I pace my lessons to ensure the learning styles of the students are very well accommodated. I use approaches that foster deeper level of thinking and understanding of the use of signing in various contexts. I treat all my students with due regard, acceptance, and caring support. Their success in acquiring good sign language skills is very important to me. I provide one-on-one support to achieve that goal when required.

About Jonah

I have over two decades of experience teaching signing at all levels. I have been very successful in teaching students to learn and acquire good expressive and receptive sign skills. I am very passionate about the success of my students. I use strategies that make learning signing fun and very inter

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Brianna
Dr. Eleweke is an amazing instructor! I have had him for a few terms now. He takes the time to work through the material and answer questions. Dr. E is very supportive and incredibly passionate about teaching. He creates a welcoming space to learn and practice ASL as well as learn about Deaf culture! I would strongly recommend him for learning sign language!
Sarah
Dr. E is an awesome teacher. He’s patient when you’re slow getting a sign, never seems to get tired answering questions about ASL and he has a fantastic sense of humor, and you can definitely tell that he cares about his students.
Kelly
I recommend Dr. Eleweke for American Sign Language. He has a sense of humor and he is kind, both which help you relax and enjoy learning. This is not his first rodeo, either. He is ready with signs and answers for current times and vocabulary. Dr. Eleweke has a good sense for timing and is sensitive to students being overloaded. I really enjoyed his class, and it was very satisfying to progress to the point where I understood simple, but whole signed conversations.

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"Dr. I is an experienced educator who is devoted to each learner's continuous progress! She continues to stay informed about the status of new and best practices !"
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Took American Sign Language lessons from Dr. I.
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"I love Serfiry, I’ve been learning ASL from him for years. His patience, clarity and quality are key points that make him a very good teacher. He’ll provide pointed and kind feedback that definitely helps for improving. He was raised with hearing and fear of all levels of education, and bridges the gap without making anyone feel inferior.

Thanks Serfiry for the opportunity to learn ASL from a great educator."
Lenny
Took American Sign Language lessons from Serfirys V.
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"great first lessons. Alan was prepared and adapted lessons to work with my lebel of skill and needs."
Mary
Took American Sign Language lessons from Alan B.
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"Purnima is a fantastic instructor. She taught me quite a bit in a single semester. She’s a very thoughtful, patient, and supportive teacher."
Brandon
Took American Sign Language lessons from Purnima R.
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"This teacher is teaching me so much , I cant believe how fun she makes it . I feel very lucky to have her as a teacher you can truly tell that she love teaching .."
Karen
Took American Sign Language lessons from Purnima R.
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"What a great learning experience. Thank you, Purnima!!"
Emma
Took American Sign Language lessons from Purnima R.
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"Dr. I was my ESL’s teacher. She is a very thoughtful teacher who puts a lot of thought into how she presents the material. She was patient with everyone in class always encouraging her students to try. Thanks to her I got my GED in 2 months. Today I am a graduate in Industrial engineering technology. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning language."
Amenan K.
Took American Sign Language lessons from Dr. I.
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"Alan is always well prepared and very thorough throughout lessons. I’m an adult student with a lot of experience learning languages. Alan challenges me without overwhelming me, slows me down so I’m sure to learn it instead of rushing ahead."
Linda
Took American Sign Language lessons from Alan B.
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"Alan is a very Thorough instructor. He explains things so it’s easy for his students to learn. Thank you for your patience. Looking forward to next weeks class."
Mark
Took American Sign Language lessons from Alan B.
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"Jasmine is awesome at what she does! She makes lessons so fun and interactive… she works well with any age/experience level. Would 100% recommend learning with her!"
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