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 5 years and have several additional years of teaching, editing, and tutoring experience. I am the only Wyzant English tutor, editor, college essay expert, and writing coach with more than 5,000 hours of Wyzant experience specific to my field; I am also the only Wyzant English professional with 2,000+ 5-star ratings, and I have a total of 59 glowing Wyzant testimonials. I am...
My name is Phoebe, and my work is my lifeblood. I have been a full-time, self-employed English professional for the past 5 years and have several additional years of teaching, editing, and tutoring experience. I am the only Wyzant English tutor, editor, college essay expert, and writing coach with more than 5,000 hours of Wyzant experience specific to my field; I am also the only Wyzant English professional with 2,000+ 5-star ratings, and I have a total of 59 glowing Wyzant testimonials. I am a scintillatingly vivacious, shrewd, passion-driven individual who does everything in her power to help others succeed.
When seeking help from a professional, most people 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 extremely well-versed in both creative and academic writing prompts, different kinds of literature, and English-based activities, I am capable of designing goals, programs, and even 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 perfection. 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, teaching skills, intuition, and charisma. I could speak at length about this, but suffice it to say that I am capable of addressing all of my clients' needs, whereas a traditional writing coach or editor, for example, is simply (and often woefully) incapable of doing so.
-My specialties and favorite types of work are as follows:
---academic and creative writing
---college and graduate school application essays
---editing for academic and non-academic writing
---AP Literature & Composition; AP Language & Composition
---ACT English, Reading, and Essay; SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Essay
---resumes/CVs; cover letters; interview preparation
---literary analysis; rhetorical analysis; reading comprehension
---critical thinking and analytical skill development
---speeches and presentations
*Personality and Interests:
-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, spunky 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, yogi, poet, runner, fashion collector, Earth-lover, and service-driven personality, always doing my best to stay mindful and relish life.
-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.
-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, provide thorough session writeups, conscientiously assess all situations, communicate clearly, and generally redefine the traditional tutoring experience. Because of my level of professionalism, in fact, I do not feel that the title “tutor” defines me aptly at all.
-Because my work on Wyzant 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 any other tutor, my analytical abilities are profound, my ability to generate strong ideas is nothing short of remarkable, my efficiency is unmatched, and my ability to connect with and further my clients is unparalleled. My ratings and testimonials strongly reflect these qualities.
*Scheduling and Policies:
-I work both online (predominantly in an 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 very important to me that all details about my work are transparent and clearly communicated, so I always provide new students with a thorough writeup of my policies and details regarding the work we are going to undertake.
Thank you for reading! Have a wonderful day!
Hands down, the best tutor ever.
Words cannot explain how grateful I am to have found such an amazing tutor. Phoebe is extremely patient and understanding and when you are struggling to write your college essays, she is always there to bring up some crazy yet brilliant idea that just works. I don't understand how, but she is somehow able to pull out these amazing details out of your life that you may have never even thought of or paid much attention to and turns it into a somewhat hilarious yet meaningful essay that is bound to wow the college admissions officer. I personally am a little lazy and slow at doing things, but with Phoebe's help she was able to help me finish all my college essays way before they were due. Unlike other essay tutors, she does not ask you to write the entire essay only for her to edit parts of it, but she forms guiding questions or ideas for you to follow, step by step so that you do not feel overwhelmed or completely lost during the process. She is the most attentive, brilliant, and patient person I have ever met and anyone who has her as a tutor is bound to do amazing and feel wonderful with the final product!Miki, 23 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, 7 lessons with Phoebe
Life Made Easy with Phoebe
Phoebe is brilliant. She is an extremely wonderful human being who brings out the best in her students. Her work ethic is inspirational, her drive is contagious, and her efficiency is unparalleled. Working with Phoebe was seamless. She is extremely good at what she does because she takes pride in her work and will not settle for mediocrity. Regardless of the time of day, Phoebe is always happy to help. She truly believes in her students and will do everything in her power to help achieve their goals. She is a literary wizard with a heart of gold.Pri, 237 lessons with Phoebe
I got into Berkeley and improved my writing thanks to Phoebe!
Phoebe is an amazing tutor and coach. She is a professional. From the first day we worked together, I felt that I could trust her to deliver on everything she promised. I gave Phoebe the difficult task of helping me re-write all my college essays with approximately 10 days to spare. She set me up on a schedule, giving me the exact steps to success. Her communication was beyond excellent and she was highly reachable by text or email, replying promptly. On top of being extremely meticulous, organized and intelligent, she cares about your personal success and is extremely caring. The reason she is so successful in her profession is because she does her job with the utmost sincerity. Not only was I accepted into UCI, UCSD, UC Berkeley, and USC thanks to Phoebe, but my writing dramatically improved. My friends have worked with her and succeeded as well! At first I was skeptical about paying what seemed like a high price for writing help, but I now realize that this small investment into hiring top talent is well worth it when you think about how important college/scholarship applications really are. The difference in the quality of my essays after working with Phoebe is remarkable!William, 10 lessons with Phoebe
Great writing tutor
My son worked with Phoebe for over a year now on writing. My son is currently a 5th grader in the gifted class, and he always views his strength as math and science, but not writing. In order to improve his writing skill and boost his interest and confident in writing, I found Phoebe as his writing tutor. Phoebe helped to motivate my son with the writing topics that are interested to him, from computer games, science discoveries, economy, to political topics etc. She taught him to how to build a frame of the assay, and how to add transitions to make the assay flow better. She established a “rewarding system” to encourage him to proof-read his essay and do most of the self-corrections as he always rushing and makes careless mistakes in his writing pieces. They have mini-debate during the session which really helped my son looking things from different perspective and developing more on the critical thinking skill, which in turn strengthened his reasoning for his assay topics. They also have been discussing characterization, plot, and setting of different books during the session. He always enjoys his sessions with Phoebe. I did notice improvements in my sons writing in terms of essay structure, connection between paragraphs, enrichment of vocabulary, and making more logical sense. My son also made comments himself that he feels that he writes better nowadays and he also got better grade in writing. Thank you phoebe for helping my son in writing, and helping him developed more confidence in his writing ability. He has really enjoyed working with you.Tina, 139 lessons with Phoebe
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