A few years back, we had a Deaf student. The student was assigned an interpreter who would attend class with the student. At first, the student was doing well and did not need any additional help with the class material. As the semester progressed though, it became evident that the student would need some additional help. Since I study American Sign Language, I volunteered to tutor the student on my own time, after school. This benefitted both of us; I was able to practice my signing, and the student was able to get help from someone who understood the material well. The district benefitted from not having to pay for an interpreter. It was a win-win situation for all involved.