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ASL Terp Prep

Owner Stephanie created ASL Terp Prep, LLC out of necessity. She noticed that many Interpreter Training Program (ITP) students were struggling to pass the TEP, and therefore could not sit for the BEI, even if they were ready interpreting-wise.

She decided to use her teaching & mentoring experience to create a business that could help aspiring interpreters not only with the TEP, but with what to do next. She also has a passion for mentoring, and knows several interpreters that want to mentor, but don't know where to start--thus the mentoring curriculum was born!

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Stephanie's Bio & Qualifications

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After college I began working as a grant writer, but decided I wanted to go into teaching. I obtained a Single Subject Teaching Credential in English, and taught in both the middle school and high school setting. I also created a prep class to help high school students prepare and pass the California High School Exit Exam. 

After meeting my husband, we relocated to Texas for his work. The CA teaching credential was not accepted in Texas, so I turned toward my other passion--Sign Language. After graduating with a degree in ASL/English Interpreting, I passed the BEI and began to work as a freelance interpreter. While interpreting, I became a mentor interpreter for a few colleges. 

After a few years of working as an interpreter, I wanted to advance my skills, so I earned a Master's Degree in ASL/English Interpreting. During this time I also began to prepare and present workshops on passing the Test of English Proficiency (TEP), and eventually created the TEP Prep Course. 

Education

Bachelor's Degree in English Literature

Seattle Pacific University, 2005

Associate's Degree in ASL/English Interpreting

Tarrant County College, 2018

Master's Degree in ASL/English Interpreting

University of North Florida, 2020

Languages

Certifications

Research

  • English

  • American Sign Language

  • SB2042 CA Single Subject Teaching Credential   (with an English Learner Authorization)

  • Texas BEI: Basic

  • Sign Language Intermediate Communicator Certificate

  • Sign Language Communicator Certificate

  • Basic American Sign Language Acquisition Certificate

  • ProHIPAA Certification

  • Halley, M., Wessling, D., & Sargent, S. (2022, April). Moving online: Pedagogical shifts in signed language interpreter education amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Paper presented at the 2022 American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association conference. Santa Barbara, California.

  • Published in RID's Journal of Interpretation