ASL Classes

Taught by Deaf Teachers

Mondays

4:30 pm

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Desiree Dorsey

Offering

  • Private Tutoring 

  • "Quarantine ASL Lessons" Offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00-8:30pm for $20 per week through Zoom.  Each lesson includes basic signs and phrases: ABC's, numbers, introduction, dates, months, understanding grammar and more!

Bio

I am a mother of two beautiful hearing children.  I am from Birmingham, AL.  I love my city - Roll Tide! I have experience teaching at AIDB Birmingham Regional Center for almost four years at ASL level 1, 2 and 3.  Now I am a stay at home mother and have moved my teaching online.  I am also currently a Deaf Interpreter (DI) training with the Alabama Cohort to become certified. 

Fun Facts: 

I am a former Miss Deaf Alabama 2005-2007.

I love interpreting songs into ASL on my Youtube Channel @ne0nsparkle0

Contact Information

desiree.baird@gmail.com

Upcoming Class Information

Class Flyer

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Joseph Kaplan

Offering

  • Private ASL Tutoring

  • Offered in person or via video chat

  • One-on-one and groups rates can be negotiated

Bio

I was born Deaf and from Kansas. I started gaining tutoring experience as a teachers aid in my high school ASL Classes. I continued building on that skill through college, and after, assisting with different Interpreter Training Programs. I have experience tutoring with beginners to those practicing for the certification exam.

Contact Information

joedeafpreacher@gmail.com

(910) 238-9304 (text only)

Upcoming Class Information

Class Flyer

Taylor Bowen

Offering

 

Bio

I was born and raised in Woodstock, Georgia, a city about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. I graduated with my undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State University, in Jacksonville, Alabama and with my graduate degree from Valdosta State University, in Valdosta, Georgia. I have been teaching middle school reading and language at Alabama School for the Deaf since December 2013 and have just begun teaching ASL at University of Montevallo since the Spring of 2020. I recently got married in September 2019 to my beautiful wife, Nichole and have 2 dogs and a cat. I love to teach and I love my Atlanta sports! Go Dawgs!

Contact Information

Taylor.Bowen90@gmail.com

Eric Liddie

Offering

 

Bio

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Roxannie Margie Hutto

Offering

  • Deaf ASL Heritage Teacher at Alabama School for the Deaf

  • Private ASL Tutoring or Deaf Culture Lessons

  • Offered in-person or via video chat

 

Bio

I was born and raised in Alabama. I was born deaf and raised in a Deaf family; my dad was deaf, my sister and nephew are deaf. I have two children who are identify as a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult). I am an American Sign Language teacher for preschool to 3rd grade at the Alabama School for the Deaf and I taught ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for four years. I have a Master’s Degree in Deaf Education: Advanced Studies from Gallaudet University and a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education from the University of Montevallo.

Contact Information

334-531-3663 (text only)

roxanniehutto@gmail.com

Alex Tenney

Offering

  • Beginner ASL classes through AIDB will be held at the Foley Public Library in Foley, Alabama beginning on August 26th from 6-7:30.  Classes will last for 8 weeks and be held every Wednesday.

Bio

The best teachers are the Deaf teachers!  Deaf individuals have to use ASL daily to communicate, to use the telephone, etc., and we are constantly learning new signs.  ASL is like the English language, ever changing and evolving.  I love being a Deaf ASL teacher because it allows me to educate people on Deaf culture, allowing others to see different perspectives in a safe environment, and I can teach people to talk with their hands!   No question is too "weird" or "dumb".  I welcome all ages into my classroom and will accommodate those when needed.  This will be my 5th year teaching with AIDB.  I also do private lessons.  Feel free to contact me at anytime!

Contact Information

251-923-9708 (text only) 

251-210-2034 Video Phone (through an interpreter)

Upcoming Class Information

AIDB Class Flyer

If you are deaf and teaching a local asl class (virtual or in person) send your information to info@adjacentspace.org