Tutor profile: Phoebe W.
Trained Writing Tutor
Hi, I'm Phoebe! I graduated summa cum laude from Westmont College with a double Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Global Studies. I've been a tutor since I was a freshman in high school, with experiences that range from teaching a remedial math class to one-on-one writing workshops. My favorite part of tutoring has always been getting to know my students and encouraging them to reach their personal vision of academic success, using their own experiences and passions as motivators. While I have worked with individuals of varying...
In high school, I tutored up to four peers at a time after school in all subjects, with an emphasis on Math (Geometry and Algebra) and English (reading comprehension and analytical essays). I also taught a remedial math class for a group of seven students, and provided college prep help for those that needed extra help navigating the college application process. In college, I spent several semesters tutoring junior high students after school in all subjects through Cal-SOAP, a non-profit in Santa Barbara. I also spent a year being trained and...
2017 - 2021
Westmont College, Administrative Assistant for the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts
2021 - Present
Provides planning help and administrative support for all Gaede Institute events and programs, including several national conferences. Tasks include managing constituent data in Salesforce, updating and rewriting website content, formulating and tracking budget expenditures, and maintaining frequent written correspondence with relevant participants, faculty, and staff.
Westmont College, Writing Center Tutor
2020 - 2021
Coached peers to be more skillful and confident writers by adapting and applying personal expertise to specific writing assignments.
Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara, Cal-SOAP Tutor
2019 - 2019
Provided after-school academic assistance to primarily low-income junior high and high school students.
Westmont College, Student Research Assistant for the English Department
2018 - 2019
Completed any research needed for English Department faculty including synthesizing primary source material and managing various active bibliographies.
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