Phoebe C. - Tutor

UNMATCHED Professional English Services!

Phoebe C. -  Tutor
Hourly Fee: $125
Location: Irvine, CA
In-person + Online
Your first hour with any tutor is always 100% refundable!

Personal Statement

My name is Phoebe, and my work is my lifeblood. I have been a full-time, self-employed English professional for the past 4.5 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 ...


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 N. from Fountain Valley, CA
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 A. from Fullerton, CA
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 T. from Irvine, CA
Words cannot begin to express everything Phoebe has done in my son's life. She is responsible for guiding the path toward the academic growth and maturity he has accomplished over this past year. My son's work ethic and grades have shown such improvement, he is finally enjoying his classes. I just want to thank you Phoebe for being a great teacher and mentor and making all the difference in his education.
- Renee G. from Irvine, CA
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 H. from Los Angeles, CA
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 A. from Irvine, CA
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 C. from Mission Viejo, CA
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 X. from Corona, CA
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 V. from Laguna Niguel, CA
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 Y. from Irvine, CA
Phoebe responded my messages and emails fast, and she' was always there for guidances and comments. I am grateful of having her be my tutor because she is so knowledgeable and patient!!!!
- Zhouchunyu Y. from Orange, CA
Phoebe helped me improve on my essay from the first draft to final draft, i learned a lot throughout the process and received an A on my essay. Highly recommend tutor!
- Calvin F. from Irvine, CA
My daughter is very happy with Phoebe. She is helping her with her APLang. Phoebe's instruction is very clear and detail, and she keeps motivating my daughter to try different styles and to find her own in writing. Phoebe is also very reachable and responsive. Phoebe is very encouraging and cares about my daughter. I highly recommend her. Excellent tutor!
- Winnie S. from Irvine, CA
Phoebe truly has a passion for helping people out. She not only worked with me to put together my college essays, but she boosted my confidence when applying to college. She worked with me to make my essays stand out, and took her time to make sure each essay was flawless before I submitted them. Phoebe is extremely easy to reach, and is always willing to help! She is personable, and really takes her time to get to know you. No matter how stressful college applications may be, Phoebes positive attitude and understanding will always help you through it. I couldn?t be more thankful, or have asked for a better tutor to help me with my college essays. If you need help on college essays, look no further, Phoebe is truly the best choice. Phoebe genuinely cares about you, and will do her best to make sure your needs are being fulfilled. Thank you! :)
- Julie F. from Irvine, CA
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 T. from Orange, CA
Phoebe truly is one of the best tutors our family has worked with - and we have worked with A LOT of tutors. My youngest of four children needed some extra help preparing for the ACT exam last year. Phoebe was so encouraging, organized and thoughtful. I appreciated her honest and timely reviews of each session. She was always available to both my son and me if we had additional questions or concerns. She's a true professional who takes her job seriously and I can honestly say that she brought out the best in him. He scored a 35 on the English section and he/we couldn't have been more proud! After having such a great experience with the ACT tutoring, we asked her to help him with his college essays. Again, Phoebe did what she does best and got him and his ideas/writing organized. He submitted his applications on time and he couldn't have done it without her guidance. I wholeheartedly recommend Phoebe if you need an English tutor - she's the BEST!!!
- Tami K. from Tustin, CA
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 O. from Irvine, CA
Words alone cannot describe how incredibly thankful I am to have met the beautiful, intelligent, and magical Phoebe. Phoebe helped me write my college application essays and without her I would have been lost. She took a story that is very dear to my heart and made my essay into everything I wanted them to be and more. After reading the final draft, the both of us began tearing up. They were perfect and turning in the finished product made me so excited and happy! I was not only fortunate enough to connect with Phoebe as a tutor, but also as a friend. I treasure the ways in which she helped me and will always be grateful for the connection of a true kindred spirit. Phoebe was a ray of sunshine during the entire process and was there for me every step of the way. She has an abundance of love and passion for all that she does, and I highly recommend her as someone who can enhance your life in a matter of minutes.
- Sheila N. from Aliso Viejo, CA
After taking a 2 year break from learning violin, my daughter decided to enroll in her High School?s beginner?s orchestra program. The material she was expected to play was too advanced for her skill set, and it became immediately apparent that my daughter would need tutoring in order to keep up with the class. My daughter quickly hit a point of extreme frustration with her music assignments; apathy became her reigning attitude toward her orchestra class. Phoebe was our godsend. After assessing her needs, Phoebe began helping her to build the necessary knowledge base in music theory while assisting her with proper form, technique and skill. Phoebe set weekly achievable goals and assigned appropriate exercises to make the challenging class material more accessible for my daughter. Slowly but surely, she began to improve. By the end of the school year, she was playing with significantly more skill, confidence and enjoyment. Phoebe?s passion for music and teaching really shines through in her lessons. Her charismatic and upbeat personality helped my daughter to feel at ease throughout the learning process. Phoebe?s genuine enthusiasm is infectious as I now find my daughter practicing well beyond the requisite daily 20 minute sessions. Now a year later, my daughter skill set has increased greatly. Phoebe often supplements her school music selections with fun, appropriately challenging pieces to keep things fun and motivating. Additionally, we've hired Phoebe to help my daughter with her English course. She is currently facilitating my daughter's development with her writing, critical thinking and story/poem analysis skills. Phoebe excels in taking the time to understand and truly communicate with her during literary discussions and writing exercises. These lessons are helping her to learn how to grow and build her idea "parts" into meaningful, relevant "wholes." Phoebe's much-needed assistance with editing rough drafts has been invaluable. I?ve always been impressed with Phoebe?s balance of firm, focused guidance and cheery encouragement. She is always 100% engaged with my daughter and the lesson at hand. Phoebe teaches with an incredible amount of patience, effectiveness and care. She has a great sense of humor, to boot! Phenomenal teachers are those who can inspire and instill a love of learning. Phoebe is truly phenomenal. We feel lucky to have met such an amazing teacher. It?s been an absolute pleasure working with her.
- Angela K. from Trabuco Canyon, CA
After finishing my high school academic year, I had only a week to prepare for the June ACT so I contacted Phoebe to help me study for the English, Reading, and Essay portion of the test. Phoebe was very willing to work with me as much as I needed to in order to feel best prepared for the test. Within a week of working with her, I was able to raise my English and Reading scores five points each! She is the hardest working tutor I have ever worked with and is so determined to see her students succeed. Her organization and preparedness made each session so effective and I was able to get so much out of the short week. On the Essay portion of the test, Phoebe also gave me so much insight into what the graders were looking for and therefore I was able to raise my essay grade as well. Aside from the fact that she is an incredibly knowledgeable and professional tutor, she is also such a joy to work with. Her personality is so upbeat and she made studying for the ACT something I looked forward to, if that's even possible :)
- Lori M. from Laguna Hills, CA

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