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Vanessa P.

Need some help? Psychology, Writing, Proofreading, Dissertations

Beverly Hills, CA (90212)

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My approach to tutoring is to meet my student where they are - what are their strengths, what do they struggle with, and (most importantly) what interests them? How can I help you to work on what skills you already have and to expand your expertise into areas that you previously felt were too difficult or too confusing to master?

I feel that as a tutor, my task is to be able to translate whatever the material is into a language that you understand and can apply yourself. By doing this, I am encouraging you to put things into your own words and to make the concepts we are studying become relevant to how you already understand the world. I believe that with the right kind and amount of one-on-one attention, people can learn any subject and develop themselves into the students that they wish to be. I have been tutoring students in Psychology and Philosophy as well as helping others more generally with their writing skills.

Currently, I am teaching part-time as an adjunct faculty member at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology at their downtown Los Angeles campus. I have an undergraduate degree (BA) with a major in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy that I earned in May 2006. I continued my studies in Psychology and earned my doctoral degree (PsyD) in August 2010. I have continued my interest in philosophy on my own, reading and speaking with philosophy teachers and graduate students over the past five years.

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I am well-read in the following philosophical thinkers: Plato, Aristotle, some general areas of Ancient Greek thought (for example the Stoics) Kant, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard John Locke, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hobbes, and Rene Descartes.


I have experience tutoring people who need support proofreading and editing papers on both the undergraduate and graduate level.

I have edited and proofread both academic papers and personal statements for school applications.


I have had undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the following areas:

Psychological Assessment
Biological Bases
Group Psychology
Research Design/Empirical Methods
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Psychodynamic Theories of Mind
Short-term Therapy
Family Therapy
Sexuality/Gender Development
Cross Cultural Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Social Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology


I have extensive experience personally writing psychology and philosophy essays and cover letters for degree programs or jobs.

I have successfully tutored students in writing essays on psychology and philosophy subjects.

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Great tutor — I have ADHD and she has greatly assisted me in organization and execution of homework and writing. I am a clinical psychology doctoral student and she has helped me in classes such as family systems, psychoanalytic, research methods, personality assessment, advanced assessment, and CBT. Moreover, she has helped me study for tests, write papers, draft outlines, correct grammar and maintain a posi ...

— Philip from Marina Del Rey, CA on 11/18/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $85.00

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Vanessa will travel within 3 miles of Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

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