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The most prepared, patient, and professional tutor on the planet!Shu, 33 lessons with PhoebePhoebe is an amazing writer, tutor, and teacher! She tutored my son nearly 8 years ago, and I am amazed and impressed to this day. She invested her time to learn his strengths and weaknesses so she could refine his ACT Reading and Writing approaches. With her strategic thought put into improving core comprehension skills, we saw his score increase by 4 points! From this first amazing experience we had with Phoebe, we knew she would be invaluable for the daunting college application process....Phoebe is an amazing writer, tutor, and teacher! She tutored my son nearly 8 years ago, and I am amazed and impressed to this day. She invested her time to learn his strengths and weaknesses so she could refine his ACT Reading and Writing approaches. With her strategic thought put into improving core comprehension skills, we saw his score increase by 4 points! From this first amazing experience we had with Phoebe, we knew she would be invaluable for the daunting college application process. We were not wrong, as Phoebe went above and beyond in making sure to help our son craft great essays. She puts in a lot of thought and effort into each person she works with, and her time management and writing skills are top notch! We would highly recommend Phoebe to anyone who wants to become a better writer, analytical reader, and test taker.
My name is Phoebe, and my work is my lifeblood. I have been a full-time, self-employed professional English tutor, editor, writing coach, and college application essay expert for the past 9 years. I am in the uppermost reaches of the top 1% of Wyzant tutors nationwide and the only English professional with 10,000+ field-specific hours, 3,000+ 5-star ratings, and 76 compelling testimonials. I am a scintillatingly vivacious, shrewd, forthright, decisive, kind, diligent, efficient individual who...
My name is Phoebe, and my work is my lifeblood. I have been a full-time, self-employed professional English tutor, editor, writing coach, and college application essay expert for the past 9 years. I am in the uppermost reaches of the top 1% of Wyzant tutors nationwide and the only English professional with 10,000+ field-specific hours, 3,000+ 5-star ratings, and 76 compelling testimonials. I am a scintillatingly vivacious, shrewd, forthright, decisive, kind, diligent, efficient individual who does everything possible to help people succeed.
Points for and of consideration:
-Having partaken in everything from homeschool teaching to dissertation revision, I specialize in giving you the absolute best English-centered experience.
-I have a high school English teaching license and generally work with older individuals; however, I help clients of all ages and within all circumstances.
*Personality and Teaching Philosophy:
-As an ENFJ, I work well with all personality types.
-I am a deep, determined thinker focused on fostering higher-level cognitive skills.
-While academic achievement is a goal I embrace, my primary aim is to help my students grow intellectually, creatively, and morally.
-I am a consummate professional with exceptionally high standards. I respond to correspondence quickly and thoroughly, prepare meticulously, make full use of session time, provide detailed session write-ups, assess all situations conscientiously, do exactly what I say I will, and generally redefine the traditional tutoring experience.
-I am capable of addressing all English-based needs, whereas a traditional tutor or editor, for example, is often incapable of doing so.
-My joy in my work is inspirational; my editing eye is extremely astute; my writing, analytical, and literary skills are profound; my ability to expediently generate strong ideas is dazzling; my efficiency is unmatched; and my success furthering my clients is unparalleled.
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Strategic and brilliant
Thank you Ms. Phoebe for a very helpful and efficient guidance and reviewing. Matthew has successfully learned how to brainstorming and accumulating thoroughly activities materials for his college essays and also how to complete an application. Highly recommended her for parents with procrastinating and active child.Dao, 10 lessons with Phoebe
We were so fortunate to find Phoebe to help our daughter with her college application writing a couple of years ago. She got into her dream school, University of Washington. We are back with Phoebe for our sons college application journey & know that he is in good hands.Peta, 28 lessons with Phoebe
Strategic and brilliant
Excellent first session. We hope that my son will learn a lot from Ms. Phoebe ‘s expertise. She is professional, strategic and brilliant. We are looking for continuous help from her.Dao, 10 lessons with Phoebe
Goes above and beyond and pushes you there too
What more can I say about Phoebe that hasn't already been said... it is all true, she really is a fantastic tutor that goes beyond what a normal "tutor" does in every sense. Phoebe will take any confusion or doubts you have about your ability to write or get into college/grad school and turn them into beautiful, intricate pieces of writing that will astound you. And the best part is that you wrote them yourself! Phoebe will give you the tools to do so, while transforming your life story (if you are writing school application essays) into a meaningful, connected and powerful statement that is professional, extremely well-written and cohesive. I could not be more grateful for the time, effort and energy Phoebe put into helping me with my numerous grad app essays. She's also incredibly organized and will keep you on task, so be prepared to work!! I highly recommend her as a tutor, resume editor, writing coach and beyond. Thank you Phoebe for everything!Laura, 19 lessons with Phoebe
She helped me achieve my dream!
I learned about Phoebe from my friend who once got her help in a college transfer application. My friend strongly recommended me and said that she is the best tutor she has ever met. I thought my friend was just casually saying that, and since there seemed to be a lot of choices, I was not very determined in the beginning. But after our first meeting, I was very impressed by her motivation and efficiency even in front of a computer. Since then, I knew I wanted to work with her, even after the college application. Phoebe is a very talented writer because beyond polishing your sentences, she knows how to make your essay 'impress'. It's like a jigsaw puzzle, Phoebe is good at catching those small pieces in writing and fitting them together to empower. Among all the writing tutors I previously worked with, this ability definitely marks Phoebe unique. And most importantly, she helped me achieve my dream, I got into my dream school! I've always felt grateful for my friend who recommended her to me, grateful for the inspirations Phoebe brought me and her assistance. The experience with Phoebe is an unforgettable part of the goal-reaching journey of mine. I wish you the best luck and success in your future career, Phoebe!Xiaowen, 8 lessons with Phoebe
Life-changing experience; Phoebe is the absolute best.
Phoebe completely transformed my life and helped me change my narrative, which I thought was impossible till I started working with her. I worked with many tutors and thought I would never find the perfect fit; I felt pretty worried I couldn’t find help as I was rejected from most colleges. Stumbling upon Phoebe’s profile was a sign from the universe, genuinely. BUT I FINALLY DID!!! THANKS to PHOEBE!!!! She was INCREDIBLY gracious and so POLITE. Talk about organized, too!! Phoebe is on a whole other level, unlike anyone I know. She truly is an artist while also teaching me and mentoring me. My writing skills, critical thinking skills, and attention to detail have certainly improved remarkably, but my LIFE is better overall, too. I owe Phoebe a great deal for that. Phoebe, thank you for being a shining beacon of hope. I can never thank you enough. Not only that, but the feedback I am receiving from my professors in my current classes is something I could have never imagined; My professors often always comment positively on my writing. Phoebe completely changed my life; she has taught me so much that I would thrive at whatever college I attend, and I have so many options after working with her!! Phoebe is why I got into my dream schools and can achieve my dreams too. As a transfer, my chances of getting into a liberal arts school were slimmer, but I got into 5 of them, including the top liberal arts college in the country! Working with Phoebe over the past few months has been an incredible and life-transformative experience. Phoebe is an absolute star; even things like her work ethic inspire me to work harder and become a better student, friend, and sister. Honestly, I get emotional every time I read my essays because she truly brought the best version of writing to life. Phoebe was able to capture my spirit through words, something I never deemed possible. She helped me realize that I have a voice. I’ve never worked with someone that hardworking and absolutely brilliant. Not always is she exceeding expectations; she taught me always to present my best work no matter what, which completely transformed my current college experience as I am amazed by what I can do. Being able to learn from you is one of the greatest blessings I have in my life. Thank you so much, Phoebe; my family and I are eternally grateful for you.Dania, 169 lessons with Phoebe
There's really nothing more I can add to Phoebe's already glowing reviews that you probably haven't read already. Our daughter was struggling with writing essays in general and was preparing for AP English Lit with much trepidation. Phoebe not only had her test ready in just a few short weeks, her encouragement was a catalyst for our daughter's growing confidence in her abilities that has been lacking for long. That alone made Phoebe worth every penny! Our daughter is now looking forward finding out what her AP score is in July instead of dreading it. She is also planning to work on college essays with Phoebe and actually excited about it! All we can say is, don't even hesitate if you're looking for one of the most extraordinarily intelligent, kind, organized and detail oriented tutors we've ever worked with. You won't regret it!Kathleen, 11 lessons with Phoebe
Knowledgeable , patient , accommodating tutor.
Kind, patient, and enthusiastic are the first words that come to mind when describing Phoebe. For me, Phoebe has been a coach: she listens to the student’s experiences and needs, then designs writing exercises based on them. She prompts the students to write their paragraphs. She regularly goes over students’ work and makes constant revisions to them. She explores the student’s logic and advises on their actions. All the while, she carries a positive attitude and treats the students with kindness and patience, even as she observes every painful mistake I make. Throughout the months, she has been my guide in one writing assignment after another, and after nearly a year of classes, I now have a 100-page document filled with my writing. I thank Phoebe tremendously for her instruction. She teaches professional writing, but she is also accommodating and supportive, such as writing strong recommendation letters for school applications in her extra time.Amanda, 77 lessons with Phoebe
professional, strategic, caring tutor
Besides being so professional, efficient and strategic, Phoebe teaches kids with her passion and heart! You can easily find a good reading/writing tutor, but you can hardly find such a great one! She helped my 6 year old son falling in love with reading and could not stop! She also had different ways to inspire him to do creative writing. We can’t be grateful and thankful enough to have her! ************************************************ Phoebe, thank you for the lesson today! Chris really loved it! I just want to share that, at the beginning of the writing class, he only could sit there for at most 10 mins to read picture books, and always hesitated to try any books with more words and less pictures. I did not know what to do to help him😭. During these few writing lessons with you, Chris started to sit longer, and had much much more interested in reading, and willing to read more difficult ones. When he began to read the first magic tree house book about the Ninja Last Friday, he could only sit there to finish one or two chapters at a time, and did not want to go on. However, after a week’s time, he could sit there and finish the second book of Titanic all at once without stop. I was so surprised and could not believe it. And I tested some questions about the book and he answered all correctly. It was amazing! I really appreciated your help and inspirations to him! And I so loved your inspirations about his first “book” - IN NEW YORK🤩😃. Now he can just sit down anytime calmly and read books, or even write something!! Thank you so much, Phoebe!Selene, 179 lessons with Phoebe