Sign Language For You

Sign Language For You

5.0Exceptional(8 reviews)
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Offers online services


Welcome! I use sign language in my job every day, as a teacher of communications to DeafBlind people at the Helen Keller National Center. I have successfully taught sign language to many people, both kids and adults. I love teaching, and I tailor the lessons to each student's needs and desires. I teach with the goal of fluency, so my students can sign sentences and hold a conversation quickly. If you have a certain focus in mind, for example, education or the arts - we can concentrate on vocabulary for that area.


Hired 31 times
1 employee
3 years in business
Serves Merrick , NY
Offers online services

Payment methods

Check, Venmo, Paypal


Student's goals

Conversational proficiency, Full fluency, Professional or academic comprehension, I can help with other goals

Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old


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Diana M.

Rosemary is an excellent instructor! She worked so well with my 10 year old daughter. My daughter looked forward to her lessons every week, and really learned a lot. I would give Rosemary 10 stars if I could. I highly recommend her!
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September 08, 2023
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Samantha B.

Rosemary is very personable and very easy to learn from. I would recommend her for anyone looking to learn ASL.
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September 04, 2023
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Dianne N.

Rosemary was great!
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February 15, 2023
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Ivy F.

Rosemary is a knowledgeable and very patient teacher.
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August 13, 2022
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Sandra S.

She is patient and flexible and has a great depth of knowledge.
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February 16, 2022
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Stacia H.

She is very knowledgeable and flexible. She teaches to the student’s need and is very kind.
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November 10, 2021
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Frequently asked questions

I teach via Zoom, unless the student lives within a reasonable commute from my home in western Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. I meet each student at their proficiency level and build from there. For beginners, we start with fingerspelling, move on to time concepts and family relationships, and then work with nouns, verbs and daily events to expand vocabulary. I teach the five parameters of sign language, common handshapes and how to set up a conversation in the signing space.

Master of Arts in Education of the Deaf, New York University

Interpreter training, National Interpreter Training Consortium

Previously certified Sign Language Interpreter

I first became interested in the field of deafness when a medication temporarily reduced my hearing at the age of 10. I learned the fingerspelling alphabet and some signs on my own at that time. My hearing fully returned after I finished that medication. Later, I became a certified Teacher of the Deaf. My early teaching jobs included speech therapy with hearing-impaired students in a public school system, interpreting for Deaf students at community college, and working with elderly Deaf residents in a mental health facility. I have interpreted 

I have worked with every age group from young school children through to senior citizens. I work with hard-of-hearing, Deaf and hearing students. I can teach in English as well as in American Sign Language.

Recently I was in a fast-food restaurant. I saw that a man in line ahead of me was wearing hearing aids. When he got to the counter, he had difficulty communicating his order to the counter person. I went up to him, and signed to him that I can sign, and asked if he wanted help. He was very grateful and signed to me what he wanted. I voiced his order to the counter person. The counter person had a few follow-up questions, which I signed to the customer, and he signed back to me. I voiced the answers back to the counter man. The counter man told me the total, which I signed to the customer. The customer thanked me, paid for his order, and left with his dinner.

Learning sign language helps to expand your mind and the way you think, in ways that no other language can - because sign language is a visual language. It helps you find new connections between words and concepts. This can help you in your daily life as well as any profession that you may be in now.

Check whether the teacher you're considering has the appropriate education and a good bit of experience before hiring them to teach you sign language. 

Learning sign language takes practice and work - so consider carefully whether you have the time, energy and commitment before moving ahead.

Services offered

Sign Language