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 7 years and have several additional years of experience. I am in the top 1% of Wyzant tutors nationwide and am the only English tutor, editor, college application essay guru, and writing coach with over 7,500 hours of field-specific experience. I am also the only English professional with 2,500+ 5-star ratings, and I have a total of 67 compelling testimonials. I am a...
My name is Phoebe, and my work is my lifeblood. I have been a full-time, self-employed English professional for the past 7 years and have several additional years of experience. I am in the top 1% of Wyzant tutors nationwide and am the only English tutor, editor, college application essay guru, and writing coach with over 7,500 hours of field-specific experience. I am also the only English professional with 2,500+ 5-star ratings, and I have a total of 67 compelling testimonials. I am a scintillatingly vivacious, shrewd, forthright, decisive, kind, diligent, efficient individual who does everything possible 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
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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
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, 36 lessons with Phoebe
Best Tutor Ever!
Phoebe helped me with my grad school application essays, and I am so glad that I reached out to her in the first place! She is amazingly professional, efficient, patient, responsible, and accessible with a very bright personality! I have applied to 11 different programs, all of them being very competitive, and she worked with me to put together all the essays from scratch. And now I have been admitted to most of the schools!!! Honestly, I had no idea of what to write about in my SoPs when I first came to her. However, Phoebe immediately knew how to guide me, and she always pushes me to think creatively so I was able to produce quality contents. Since I am not a native speaker, I often find myself struggling to write and expand on a topic, especially when it comes to something like a personal statement. Phoebe would break each writing piece into steps and leave me very detailed instructions, which helped me greatly. I think her guidance really helped me formulate my thoughts as well as think outside of the box, and as a result, I was able to gradually realize what I would like to express through my essays, and Phoebe then helped me put pieces together to a coherent and compelling story. I would have been so lost without her guidance! I can feel that Phoebe really cares about her students. She is always prepared for sessions and is super efficient and organized. She would go through my writing before each class so that we could immediately start working when our session starts, and she would leave very detailed lesson summary and homework after each class, which helped me stay on track. She is also highly productive, whether it is a in-person meeting or a remote one, and her editing skill is superb and the results are always flawless! And she is very understanding, she always does her best to accommodate my schedule and need. I enjoyed very much working with her, and I am really thankful for her help throughout the application process! Phoebe is the best tutor you would ever meet! I would recommend her to anyone who needs help with writing!Demi, 17 lessons with Phoebe
Thorough, patient, prepared and invested
Phoebe is incredible! I wish we had found her sooner! She is giving my daughter the much needed skills in writing and analysis that she was not getting from her public school (albeit a good one too!). She is a difference maker and my daughter loves her and feels more and more confident in her abilities after each session! Can’t say enough. 10 stars if that was an option!Susan, 19 lessons with Phoebe
Best tutor I ever had
Sorry for this very last review. Phoebe is the best tutor I ever had, she is amazing, extremely helpful, brilliant and inspiring. She helped me with my College application essay. I applied for seven grad colleges, two of them are among Ivy. I still can't believe I was admitted to all of them! Thanks so much to my great tutor Phoebe! She is very efficient, detail-oriented and motivating. She boosted my confidence for my application. Before reaching out to Phoebe, I was not confident about my application results, because I was going to transfer my major from engineering to education, which is a huge huge move. Phoebe gave me confidence, and most importantly, she set up a schedule for me to work on essays and gave me detailed and very insightful instructions on every step of the process toward success! She is very good at organizing my experience into a flawless flow of essays. I improved my writing skills a lot by working with her together on my essays. I really really enjoyed the time working with Phoebe. She made everything easier for me by breaking the whole big task (7 essays) down to detailed and scheduled small tasks in a tight timeline. Phoebe is the only person I would trust for college application essays. My friend Linda recommended her to me, and she got into Stanford.I recommended her to my friend, Olivia, we all got admitted into Columbia! Without her I would never get into Columbia University! Thank you so much, Phoebe! Crystal-16 lessons with PhoebeCrystal, 16 lessons with Phoebe
A truly amazing creative professional
Phoebe is a very well organized, astonishing tutor. Words can’t explain how lucky we felt to find Phoebe. She sparked a new level of creativity in my child. Dealing with senior year has been tough on my daughter, but with Phoebe’s optimistic uplifting nature it encouraged her to persevere with her studies and making quality college essays. The outcome was very rewarding.Elaine, 67 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, 66 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
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