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Study one-on-one with a professional philosopher! I will bring my decade and a half of teaching experience and my expertise in philosophy to help you design an individualized course of study tailored to your needs and interests.

Here are some things I can help you with:

  • study a particular philosopher or area of philosophy (see my areas of expertise below)
  • understand difficult philosophical texts
  • learn to construct a clear and persuasive argument
  • identify faulty reasoning in the language of others
  • get help with coursework or assignments

See my Details and Rates for One-on-One Philosophy Classes below. If you want guidance with writing or research, see my Editing services for how I can help.

If you want to talk about how philosophy can help you address specific issues or problems in your life, check out my Philosophical Coaching services.

When I met Dr. LaSusa, I was very new to studying and analyzing difficult texts, as well as very new to the idea of asking for professional help when I needed it. She excels in knowing how to help her students break down large pieces of difficult information and making sure that in due time, they will be able to do so themselves. She was extremely patient with me and very perceptive in being able to help identify and build up my strengths....To this day, Dr. LaSusa’s advice and teachings have continued to help me succeed in my studies.
— Jackie M., Student at Stony Brook University

Details and Rates

We will meet on Skype, phone, or in person (if you are local to Portland, OR), to discuss the texts, ideas, and thinkers that you’ve chosen to pursue. Rates are as follows:

  • $75 for each single 1-hour tutorial session
  • $325 for a block of 5 1-hour tutorial sessions (savings of $50)
  • $500 for a block of 10 1-hour tutorial sessions (savings of $250)

If you purchase a block of 5 or 10 sessions, we can plan out an extended course of study on one or more topics, or treat each session as independent of the others.

Areas of Expertise

I have taught courses in philosophy, global history, American history, and intellectual history for the last decade and a half. I am especially proficient in the following areas:

  • Historical figures and texts in philosophy from Plato and Aristotle to Medieval and Modern philosophy
  • Existential Philosophy and 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy
  • Feminist Philosophy, Gender Studies, Queer Theory, and Critical Race Theory
  • Logic, Critical Thinking, and Theory of Argumentation
  • Ethics and Moral Philosophy
  • Asian Philosophy and World Religions
  • Social and Political Theory
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
  • Philosophy of Travel
  • Selected Literary Works

For a comprehensive list of the courses I've taught, see my curriculum vitae.

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