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 professional English tutor, editor, writing coach, and college application essay guru for the past 8 years. I am in the top 1% of Wyzant tutors nationwide and the only English professional with 9,000+ field-specific hours, ~2,900 5-star ratings, and 70 compelling testimonials. I am a scintillatingly vivacious, shrewd, forthright, decisive, kind, diligent, efficient individual who does everything possible to...
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 guru for the past 8 years. I am in the top 1% of Wyzant tutors nationwide and the only English professional with 9,000+ field-specific hours, ~2,900 5-star ratings, and 70 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:
-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.
Phoebe has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
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
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, 69 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, 62 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, 115 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, 33 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
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