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Ariel L.

123 Reviews
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Starting at HK$196.25
  • Speaks American Sign Language, English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ariel L.

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Hello, my name is Ariel and I am excited to be ASL teacher. I am immersed in the ASL language everyday as an Interpreter which has allowed me to become fluent. With experience in medical, educational, and teaching settings, I have learned the best and most effective ways to learn this language.

Why should you take lessons with me?
First, I work at the pace of the student, consider your goals, and your strengths/ limitations. Every lesson will be custom-made for you only. Second, I have received training and teachings from professors and interpreters from College and Universities. So, I am trained to be familiarized with different settings and subjects, such as medical, educational, astronomy, computer/technology, and law.

I am dedicated to teach ASL to every student ready to learn. I am very eager to teach you this extremely unique and amazing language. I am also excited to meet you and begin our learning adventure! See you in class!

About Ariel

My name is Ariel. I am excited to be your teacher! Everyday, I am involved in ASL as a Sign Language Interpreter, which has allowed me to become fluent. I have received training on a College Level and a University level. I have worked with different settings or subjects such as medical, educational,

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Ariel is a great instructor - very patient!
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William C.

12 Reviews
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Starting at HK$235.50
  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • Teaching since 1979
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 ...

About William

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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Shannon S.
I don't like writing bad reviews on someone because I don't know what happens on their end? In this case, I waited 15 minutes for William to join the first free session and he never came.
Emilie
Dr. Bill is an amazing teacher. He is a very warm, friendly and encouraging teacher. He shares in the excitement for learning and makes you enthusiastic to know more. He has figured out a great system for teacher on Zoom and takes the pace of his students. I would highly recommend him for anyone new to ASL or returning to learn more.
Simme
Will was great! This was my first lesson from him and I already learned so much… I am excited to practice and take more lessons with him! Had great patience with me and communication over zoom! Can’t wait for my next lesson, thank you so much!!
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Tanya H.

43 Reviews
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Starting at HK$266.90
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language
  • Bachelor's in American Sign Language Interpreting from MacMurray College
  • Teaching since 2009
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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 13 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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Kerry
Tonight my non speaking teen with asd had a lesson with Tanya, I cannot speak highly enough of her! She was perfect for him! She has a wonderful personality, patience and I can see she assumed competence! She was excellent! Cannot wait for his next lesson!
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Marissa P.

24 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Awarded American Sign Language Cord for Top of Class from Ms. Madden- Instructor
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Marissa P.

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My classes work best when students are willing to be interactive and immersed in Deaf situations, learn to turn voices off over time, and role play as needed to become stronger signers. Our goal is to bring you to a conversational level and to help you build your understanding of grammar, expressive and receptive skills, and situational vocabulary. Depending on your level and needs, I will be providing supplemental materials, videos, written materials, and other creative tools to deepen your language understanding. Most importantly, I build long-lasting relationships with my students, meeting on a regular basis, covering all aspects of skill-building, test prep, and organization.

BACKGROUND
•I worked in 3+ school districts and assisted students with special needs.
•I have helped children as young as 3 years old and older than 50+ find their passion for American Sign Language.
•CSUN Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies.
•U of A Master’s Degree-Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher ...

About Marissa

Hello! I look forward to getting to know you! I recently got engaged and my fiancé is in the Army. I have many years of experience teaching ASL with a variety of students. I have a passion for teaching and have wanted to become a teacher since I was 16 years old! I love working with students of all

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I feel very confident by the time I finish her classes I will fluent in asl. I enjoy every class I take from her she makes it fun while learning. She even had seen my niece poke her head in on a class and sent some videos that she could learn as well on.
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Serfirys V.

81 Reviews
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  • Speaks American Sign Language
  • General Studies from La Redencion
  • Teaching since 2004
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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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Sarah V.
Serfirys is amazing! Lessons are always fun. I started lessons with Serfirys pretty much only knowing the alphabet, numbers, and some very basic words and phrases. My vocab has expanded A LOT and I am excited that I can now understand a fair amount of ASL when I see it online, on TV, etc. He is very patient, friendly, and will make you laugh with his humor for sure! I am very glad I chose him when signing up for 1-on-1 lessons and am looking forward to learning more! I look forward to working towards becoming more fluent and being able to hold full conversations.
Alex
Serfirys is an awesome teacher. He’s friendly, supportive, and always patient with me! My fiancé (whose brother is deaf) is really impressed with the progress I’ve made in such a short time with Serfirys as my teacher. If you’re serious about learning ASL he’ll be a great instructor for you too!
Tuscany
Serfirys is a great instructor! He’s very patient and will repeat things as many times as you need!
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LiAn J.

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  • Teaching since 2012
  • General Education from California School for the Deaf, Fremont
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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LiAn J.

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Are you an eager student who wants to improve your American Sign Language (ASL) skills?

Are you passionate to learn more about Deaf culture and develop human connections with the Deaf community?

Are you an individual who strives to build a better bridge between the Deaf community and the hearing community?

You arrived at the right place if you answered yes to all three above!

I am profoundly Deaf and am passionate about teaching American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf culture, and human connections. It is critical for the hearing community to interact and learn from Deaf individuals like me since ASL is my native/primary language. I am a patient individual who will customize the beginning, intermediate, or advanced ASL lessons tailored to your needs. I want to enhance your ASL skills and knowledge of Deaf culture. With me - you will learn how to exhibit your ASL skills in different areas such as facial expressions, fingerspelling, ASL conversations, classifiers, and many more. I ...

About LiAn

Hi! I'm LiAn. I was raised in the Bay Area in California to receive an education. After graduating from high school, I went to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and then graduated with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. I am currently workin

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Stefanie
She is AMAZING!!! My son is handicap, and isn’t able to move his fingers quickly. She was sooo patient showing him step by step where is fingers needed to be positioned. Super flexible as well, my son had a seizure before our schedule appt and she was completely understanding and concerned for his health. Rescheduled no problem. So thankful for her and this form of communication she’s teaching to my son!!!
Huan
I took a lesson with LiAn and loved it! Her class is very engaging and she is very knowledgeable in ASL. I am interested in taking more classes with her.
Kellyann
LiAn is an excellent ASL teacher! She was able to sign at a level that I understood and took the time to explain the important details of the language. She also incorporated Deaf Culture into our lesson to explain why what we were learning was so important, and custom-made our lesson plan. I HIGHLY recommend her for any level!

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The average cost of 60-minute online American Sign Language lessons is HK$345.40. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between HK$157 and HK$541.65 per hour.
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"LOVED this lesson and learned so much, very fun and engaging!!! Thank you!!!"
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"My kids love Purnima. She has a great sense of humour and makes signing fun and interesting."
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"I really liked the review with many questions. This helps me practice a lot of vocabulary. Thank you!"
Virginia
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"Kind, funny and very knowledgeable. A good teacher."
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"What a great lesson! I look forward to the next one. Hopefully we can agree on a good time."
Pat
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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
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"Awesome!!! So kind and patient. I learned a lot :)"
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"Serfirys is a great teacher! Always patient and calm so lessons are never intimidating."
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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.

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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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