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About Us

Who makes up the NZSL4U team?

We are a team of passionate and professional sign language tutors dedicated to making sure both hearing and Deaf individuals can communicate fully and equally. Our dream is that one day, everyone in New Zealand will be able to communicate in NZSL.

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I qualified as an NZSL tutor through Victoria University in 2016 and have been teaching since. As my passion for teaching grew so did my desire to give back to the community and so NZSL4U was born!

I work closely with Capital Training who help with ACE (Adult Community Education) funding.

I am currently working full time at Deaf Aotearoa creating and promtiong NZSL so never too far away if need be!


Amber Shaw




I was born and somewhat raised in NZ...but really a gypsy at heart. I qualified as an NZSL Interpreter in 2011 and have been interpreting here there and everywhere since! 


I have come on board with Amber and the team to provide some back end support in order to support the ongoing growth of this business. So I will probably be replying to your emails over the next wee while! Please do get in touch if you have any suggestions, rooms for hire or can would like us to run workshops or trainings for you! Can’t wait to meet you all!


In my free time you’ll find me searching for great coffee, exploring the globe or somewhere near a gym!


Shosh Cleary

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Fakaalofa atu lahi, Kia Ora & Hello, I’m Roseanne Solouota (Rosie). I was born in Wellington, raised in Porirua, and I am Niuean.

I’ve been teaching NZSL since 2012. Teaching NZSL is my passion.

When I am not teaching, you will find me with my young family.




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Kia Ora! I'm originally from New Plymouth, born and raised and now live in Wellington. Over the years I have worked in a number of places teaching NZSL. Prior to this I worked for Van Asch Deaf Education Centre, helping Deaf children within the education system learn NZSL and also providing help with NZSL within the home.

My husband is also Deaf and we have two energetic hearing boys that take up all my time when I am not teaching NZSL.


Tarsha Takarangi-Berry


Kia Ora!


I was born Deaf and grew up in Wellington. 


I’m the only Deaf person in my hearing family. I am Maori and Pakeha. I am bilingual (NZ Sign Language and Spoken English). 


I have been involved in Deaf Sports, Deaf Camp, in the Deaf community and work as a New Zealand Sign Language Tutor at Van Asch Deaf Education Centre. 


Looking forward meeting to you all in class. 


Nga Mihi!