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Qualifications & Experience

Education: BA, Psychology with a double-minor in Applied Developmental Psychology and Education & Information Studies; M.Ed, Loyola Marymount University. Tutor Experience: My love of learning and proven study techniques result in happier students with better grades. Having tutored a variety of AP classes and college-level courses, I understand the importance of establishing trusting, open communication. By creating an atmosphere of mutual respect, I encourage independent thinking and creativity. In order to alleviate the pressure of schedules bloated with homework assignments and extracurricular activities, I share time-tested organizational and stress-management skills with my students. Armed with these tools, my students experience an immediate boost in self-confidence and see their grades skyrocket. My Favorite Subjects: Mathematics, English, Psychology, Biology, and AP Exam & SAT Prep

Education

2013

Loyola Marymount University

Education

2005

University of California - Los Angeles

Psychology; Applied Child Psychology; Education & Information Studies

Vanessa ’s Rating

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Reviews

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Vanessa tutored my twins girls in common core, phonics, math and spelling. She also helped my son with his physics, algebra and test preparation. She has a sweet and bright disposition which made the assignments she worked on with my kids fun. She brought her bag of games and treats to motivate my kids while breaking up the assignments. Her patience was also a huge asset in getting through tough material. I hope to use her in the future if the need arises.

4 months ago
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Vanessa was a great tutor! I would likely book again. It was a helpful session. Thank you!!!

a year ago
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After moving to the Beverly Hills, CA area we noticed our son needed some extra help and instruction in his math basics, as well as looking ahead to High School and needing a strong Algebra foundation. We hired Vanessa and have been delighted with the results. After one year of working with her our son's math skills have improved greatly; his speed, accuracy, ability and confidence are a pleasure to see. We look forward to continuing with another year with Vanessa as our tutor. Her methods of teaching are an excellent way for our children to gain a solid knowledge and confidence in Math and allows them the time to really grasp the necessary principles that are not always available to them in the school year and system. Vanessa is dedicated to each of her students and provides a safe and calm learning environment.

a year ago
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Vanessa is a marvelous tutor. I feel so fortunate to have found her in my time of need as I was preparing to take the SAT. She was so prepared and provided detailed lesson plans at each session, so there was no room for distraction. Her organizational skills aided me tremendously in deciphering what was important to study and things that were a waste to time to review. I am happy to report that I passed the exam with a higher score than I set a goal of and was accepted to Brown University, my first choice! Thank you Vanessa for all of your help.

a year ago