UNMATCHED Professional English Services!
UNMATCHED Professional English Services!
My name is Phoebe, and my work is my lifeblood. I have been a full-time, self-employed English professional for the past 6 years and have several additional years of teaching, editing, and tutoring experience. I am the only Wyzant English tutor, editor, college application essay guru, and writing coach with over 7,000 hours of experience in my field; I am also the only English professional with 2,000+ 5-star ratings, and I have a total of 62 compelling testimonials. I am a scintillatingly...
My name is Phoebe, and my work is my lifeblood. I have been a full-time, self-employed English professional for the past 6 years and have several additional years of teaching, editing, and tutoring experience. I am the only Wyzant English tutor, editor, college application essay guru, and writing coach with over 7,000 hours of experience in my field; I am also the only English professional with 2,000+ 5-star ratings, and I have a total of 62 compelling testimonials. I am a scintillatingly vivacious, shrewd, decisive, kind, diligent, efficient individual who does everything in her power to help people succeed.
When seeking help from a professional, most consider the following:
-Any English-based experience you can think of is one I have had. With experiences ranging from years of English teaching in a middle/high school homeschool to intense dissertation revision, I specialize in giving you the absolute best experience with any English-based activity.
-I work with clients of all ages and within all academic, personal, and professional circumstances, so I am open to hearing about all situations. That said, I do choose to work primarily with high school students, college students, graduate students, and adult professionals.
-I have a secondary school English teaching certificate.
-I individualize the work we are doing to suit your needs, creating and adapting activities and expectations to match your skill level and personality. As I am well-versed in both creative and academic writing prompts, different genres of literature, and English-based activities, I am capable of designing goals and curriculum to orchestrate a fantastic experience.
-A majority of tutors dabble in various academic arenas; I, on the other hand, I am fully committed to and focused on one subject. My English work spans multiple skill sets and categories, ensuring you feel completely helped, inspired, and comfortable.
-In the same vein, something highly unique about my work is that I represent a complete package of English skill. You may be surprised to learn that the vast majority of writers do not have strong grammar skills and that most editors do not have strong writing and literary skills, to say nothing of emotional intelligence, affability, efficiency, teaching skills, intuition, and charisma. I am capable of addressing all my clients' needs, whereas a traditional writing coach or editor, for example, is often incapable of doing so.
-The work I am most inclined to do involves the following:
---academic and creative writing
---college and graduate school application essays
---editing for academic and non-academic writing
---AP Lit and AP Lang
---career coaching; resumes/CVs; cover letters; interview preparation
---literary analysis; rhetorical analysis; reading comprehension
---critical thinking and analytical skill development
---speeches and presentations
*Personality, Interests, and Teaching Philosophy:
-People are my main source of energy and inspiration. As a true ENFJ, I am a very extroverted being who works well with all personality types, my attentive, intuitive, considerate, animated spirit guiding me. I have a fantastic rapport with all of my students. Many clients and parents tell me that I am much more than a tutor, referencing me as a mentor who cares deeply about them.
-I am a violinist, fencer, artist, writer, performer, blogger, gamer, poet, runner, fashion collector, Earth-lover, and service-driven personality for whom mindfulness is key.
-I am also a deep, determined thinker; I find it essential to use a critical lens with my students and clients, motivating them to use higher-level thinking, refuse to take ideas at face value, consider the implications of topics, and, above all, define their own meaning and purpose.
-While academic achievement is an important goal I strive towards with my students, my primary aim is always to help them grow intellectually, creatively, and morally. In my view, personal development is more in line with the true purpose of education than grades and test scores are, and I embrace the ways personal and academic development can function in tandem.
-A main factor distinguishing me from other tutors is my unsurpassed level of professionalism. I am 100% devoted to my students and a consummate professional with extremely high personal and ethical standards. I respond to emails and texts quickly, prepare meticulously, make full use of session time, provide thorough session write-ups, conscientiously assess all situations, communicate clearly, do exactly what I say I will, and generally redefine the traditional tutoring experience. Because of my level of professionalism, in fact, I don't feel the title "tutor" defines me aptly at all.
-Because this work is my full-time job, I devote my full attention to my clients.
-I consider myself an expert in my field. My sense of joy in my work is truly unique, my editing eye is extremely astute, my writing and literary skills surpass those of other tutors, my analytical abilities are profound, my ability to expediently generate strong ideas is dazzling, my efficiency is unmatched, and my ability to connect with and further my clients is unparalleled. My ratings and testimonials certainly reflect these qualities.
*Scheduling and Policies:
-I work both online (predominantly in a writing and editing capacity) and in-person, making sure our medium is best for the situation. Importantly, I do not travel to student homes; instead, I use an Irvine cafe for all my in-person work.
-It is important to me that all details about my work are transparent and clearly communicated, so I always provide new students with a thorough write-up of my policies and details regarding the work we are going to undertake.
Have a wonderful day!
My son and I feel truly grateful to have found such an exceptionally competent and dedicated tutor as Phoebe. We have worked with many tutors but Phoebe is without a doubt the very best. She is in an elite class of her own. Writing has always been a challenging subject for my son. Phoebe is extremely supportive and encouraging and has an extraordinary way of relieving my son's stress and anxiety throughout the writing process. She develops a schedule and will fit in extra sessions if needed to complete the assignments on time. Phoebe is extremely patient. She challenges his thought process to the max and gets him motivated to bring out the best of his ability. Phoebe's compassionate and enthusiastic personality motivates and builds my son's confidence in his writing class. We are so thankful for Phoebe and will continue with her support and mentorship.Anita, 91 lessons with Phoebe
There is a Huge Difference between a Good and Great Tutor!
We have two kids, 9 and 11, a boy and girl, who consistently were weakest with their writing skills in school report cards. With Phoebe as their tutor, in just one lesson, they became self-motivated to write and read more. This is an amazing accomplishment. What does self-motivated mean here? Phoebe assigns work for her students--books to read and an assignment to write. Our kids take it upon themselves to read these books and write the assignments. We don't need to remind them to get ready for their weekly meeting with her. There is no "I don't want to do this" from them. Instead, we hear statements like, "I really like this book Phoebe loaned to me" and "Look how many paragraphs I’ve written." And this is a direct result of Phoebe’s unique skills at inspiring her students to write. I didn't think this possible knowing our two children's aversion to writing and their lack of interest in reading due to all the electronic distractions available today. Now, both read without our asking, and write without fear or doubt. Truly wonderful, and well worth the time, energy and money spent.Will C, 29 lessons with Phoebe
Responsible and Effective
My daughter has been working with Phoebe for her college application essays for the last few months. Phoebe has always been very prepared and thoughtful to guide and help her. She also motivates her and stay on top of things. I especially appreciate that she keep track of the progress and is very responsive and responsible.Rita, 26 lessons with Phoebe
Helpful and Patient Tutor!
This is an long overdue review for the BEST tutor in the world, Phoebe!!! She helped me to edit my college transfer (2014) and grad school (2017-18) essays and I cannot thank her enough!! I am someone who went to community college and now ends up at Stanford. :) Since English isn't my mother tongue and I am not super gifted in language learning, I was desperately looking for someone to help me with both technical and logic aspect of my personal statements back in 2014. After a quick chat with her, my heart told me that my essays will be in very good hands. :) Phoebe is very honest (with super detailed lesson summary after each session), efficient, patient and easy to communicate! She is very thorough and always make sure I am happy with the essays. Phoebe is the reason I could transfer to UCLA and now studying Education at Stanford!!! I am blessed to find her on wyzant.com. :) She is the only person I can trust for my PS and any editing work in the future!!!Linda, 21 lessons with Phoebe
Overcame My Writing Anxiety
Working with Phoebe was nothing but positive and enjoyable. I really wish I had met Phoebe earlier in my career as I struggled with writing for a long time. She worked with me very intensely to determine my challenges with writing and continuously worked to tailor our sessions to address them. Aside from lacking in strategies and skills, I also lacked the confidence and patience in myself due to my perfectionist tendencies. Phoebe helped me overcome those personal challenges by being patient and allowing me to express my personal feelings and distress without feeling judged. I also appreciated her honesty when reviewing my work, being critical when she thought something would be improved and supportive when I unfairly scrutinized my own writing. Throughout our time working together, she was entirely supportive and encouraging, allowing me to improve my writing abilities and self-confidence. I can say without a doubt that I would not have been able to complete my writing goals without Phoebe’s help. By the end of my time working with her, I had found a new sense of accomplishment and growth in my writing that didn’t think possible before. Writing is now much less stressful and even enjoyable to me. I would highly recommend Phoebe to anyone who is struggling with writing. She is an absolutely amazing writing coach and I look forward to working with her again in the future.Kevin, 30 lessons with Phoebe
A brilliant writer and thinker
What I enjoy most about working with Phoebe is that she is very intuitive and creates a non-judge mental environment where she allows for you to expand into your ideas. She is always willing to answer any questions or concerns in a very timely manner, and she is upfront with instructions. In addition, she is very organized and detail-oriented. Overall, a writing experience worthwhile and I cannot thank her enough!Arya, 6 lessons with Phoebe
On time and informative
Phoebe is very on time. She answered my questions at the beginning of session. She addressed me correctly to my points which I should know them. Totally very informative session I had.Shani , 12 lessons with Phoebe
She taught me a logic steps in writing essays. She makes things easy as she explains every step in detail. Then she feed back my writing and teach my how to avoid the shallowness in writing.Samar, 4 lessons with Phoebe
Articulate and prepared tutor
Phoebe came prepared for our session and provided incredible insight and knowledge about the subject matter being discussed. I will continue to utilize her as a tutor.Julie, 3 lessons with Phoebe
Phoebe was so helpful. She jumps right into work and starts editing my essay. Though she has many students, Phoebe knows exactly what the student is looking for. She is so intelligent and efficient. I felt super comfortable with her.Winnie, 15 lessons with Phoebe
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