"Phoebe the Fabulous!"
Noelani from Costa Mesa, CA on 11/11/13
I hired Phoebe to help me freshen up on my English skills and guide me in preparing for college after a ten-year academic hiatus. Phoebe has been an outstanding tutor who is caring, sweet, patient, encouraging, and attentive. She is an effective listener who answers questions thoroughly while making sure you understand clearly before moving on. Also, Phoebe has great ways to make you think and give yourself the chance to correct your own work, instead of just giving you an easy answer. I feel that this technique allows my brain to work at a higher level while providing a sense of capability and foundation for self-confidence.
It is obvious that Phoebe loves teaching and has a gift for it. I feel that she is comprehensive in the many learning styles that people differ in and is more than capable of teaching in a manner that best suits the needs of you or your child. I see the notable progress in my capabilities and I look forward to each and every session I have with her!
Cheers to keeping the world knowledgeable!
"Great tutor with patience"
Puma from Irvine, CA on 3/3/14
Phoebe is great. She helps to publish academic papers with her beautiful writing styles. Even though she is not an expert of my field of study (I am a PhD student), she is able to comprehend the language I wrote and polish my writing with a more concise and beautiful style. She is easy to reach by phone or email, and always on time for the session.
Phoebe is kind and intelligent, and I feel my writing skills improved every time I meet her. Since English is not my first language, I always lack confidence to communicate and write in English. Phoebe recognizes this issue and tries to urge me explain my writings to her, face to face, and asks me to write/rephrase sentences during the tutoring session. This methodology builds my confidence to write immediately when I come up with an idea, and I feel more confident to speak because she never laughs at my poor English.
I have already published academic papers with Phoebe's help, and I will definitely recommend her lesson to anyone who needs rigid and beautiful writings for academic paper, and who lack confidence to write in English like me.
"Unusually sensitive and adaptive in view of shifting circumstances"
Chris Tina from Laguna Beach, CA on 2/27/14
She did a very extraordinary session last Sunday. It was a difficult time for our student and Phoebe was sensitive, kind, and set appropriate tasks that beautifully suited the circumstances (the loss of our student's mother). She had her write poems about love and loss, which was very helpful to her at this difficult time. Phoebe is one fine tutor - an A++ for her work.
"Brilliant, compassionate and dedicated to her students!"
Pauline from Lake Forest, CA on 2/22/14
Returning to college after 30-years in the work force, Phoebe was significant in helping me endure English Comp I & English Comp II. Her compassionate guidance, vast knowledge, and prolific competency were essential in my attainment of an “A”, in both classes. The dedication that Phoebe demonstrates towards her students is exquisite. I am very appreciative for Phoebe’s guidance and devotion.
Analaura from Ladera Ranch, CA on 2/18/14
One of the best decisions we have made as a family has been to hire Phoebe as our daughter’s tutor. Right from the beginning, Phoebe focused on my daughter’s needs. Phoebe’s enthusiasm about teaching is contagious because my daughter’s attitude towards English has changed completely--from being scared to feeling able to complete any assignment with a very positive attitude. Phoebe motivates and encourages my daughter to achieve her goals, always providing very constructive feedback. My daughter says that concepts are not difficult when Phoebe is the one who explains the material to her. Phoebe is also teaching her to organize her tasks in such a way that she can meet deadlines without feeling overwhelmed or discouraged. Now that we see her new work ethic, we see Phoebe more as a mentor for our girl.
"Phoebe = Phenomenal"
Angela from Irvine, CA on 1/3/14
After taking a 2 year break from learning violin, my daughter decided to enroll in her High School’s beginner’s orchestra program. The material she was expected to play was too advanced for her skill set, and it became immediately apparent that my daughter would need tutoring in order to keep up with the class. My daughter quickly hit a point of extreme frustration with her music assignments; apathy became her reigning attitude toward her orchestra class. Phoebe was our godsend.
After assessing her needs, Phoebe began helping her to build the necessary knowledge base in music theory while assisting her with proper form, technique and skill. Phoebe set weekly achievable goals and assigned appropriate exercises to make the challenging class material more accessible for my daughter. Slowly but surely, she began to improve. By the end of the school year, she was playing with significantly more skill, confidence and enjoyment.
Phoebe’s passion for music and teaching really shines through in her lessons. Her charismatic and upbeat personality helped my daughter to feel at ease throughout the learning process. Phoebe’s genuine enthusiasm is infectious as I now find my daughter practicing well beyond the requisite daily 20 minute sessions. Now a year later, my daughter skill set has increased greatly. Phoebe often supplements her school music selections with fun, appropriately challenging pieces to keep things fun and motivating.
Additionally, we've hired Phoebe to help my daughter with her English course. She is currently facilitating my daughter's development with her writing, critical thinking and story/poem analysis skills. Phoebe excels in taking the time to understand and truly communicate with her during literary discussions and writing exercises. These lessons are helping her to learn how to grow and build her idea "parts" into meaningful, relevant "wholes." Phoebe's much-needed assistance with editing rough drafts has been invaluable.
I’ve always been impressed with Phoebe’s balance of firm, focused guidance and cheery encouragement. She is always 100% engaged with my daughter and the lesson at hand. Phoebe teaches with an incredible amount of patience, effectiveness and care. She has a great sense of humor, to boot!
Phenomenal teachers are those who can inspire and instill a love of learning. Phoebe is truly phenomenal. We feel lucky to have met such an amazing teacher. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with her.
"Great tutor "
Lisa from Irvine, CA on 12/18/13
Phoebe has been a great tutor for my daughter. She has been helping my daughter with her 6 grade homework and violin for a few months. The creative and fun activities Phoebe did with my daughter has kept her interested. Phoebe was also able to pick up the problem areas and work on them, my daughter's school grade has improved greatly. My daughter really enjoyed the time spent with Phoebe, and we all appreciate her support and encouragement. I believe Phoebe will be my daughter's tutor/mentor for a long time.
Jordan from Mission Viejo, CA on 11/15/13
I have spent the last few months working with Phoebe on my applications to medical school and I cannot thank her enough for all the essays she has helped proofread for me. I worked with her around the clock to complete close to 50 essays. I can confidently say she is absolutely amazing at what she does. She helped me brainstorm ideas, alter the language of my writing, and correct all grammatical errors. She helped me transform dull and generic essays to stories that really let my personality and the message I was trying to convey shine. She went out of her way to edit the essays whenever I needed them and she was always quick and proficient with her edits. I am certain that without her help I would not have received the number of interview invitations I did. I could not have asked for a better tutor. Thank you Phoebe, you're awesome!
Ryan from Irvine, CA on 11/9/13
I just recently worked with Phoebe on my college essays. She was extremely helpful and we were able to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Going into the sessions I had no confidence in my essays, but after we patched them up together they looked great. Phoebe really knows what to write about for essays and can help you when your having writers block. She is also really kind and very patient. I look forward to working with her again.
"Smart, enthusiastic and effective."
Emilie from Foothill Ranch, CA on 11/8/13
You can feel Phoebe's enthusiasm when you meet her. She is also a smart, dedicated and very effective teacher. Our high schooler has had two sessions with Phoebe so far to work on essay writing skills. And she is already gaining confidence and learning how to effectively outline and discover her own writing voice. We are very fortunate to have found Phoebe!
Jeffrey from Aliso Viejo, CA on 11/4/13
Phoebe has helped me transform an essay I wrote for my English class to a college application essay. She helped me incorporate many ideas I didn't believe I could have included in the essay, and the essay turned out to be very strong. She was very patient as we made changes to the essays along the way. She's been such a big help to me!