Online Tutoring

skype-tutorThemba Tutors provides tutoring services via the internet from the convenience of your computer.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What equipment do I need for online tutoring services?


Answer: You’ll require a computer with a high-speed internet connection, and, if not built into your computer, a webcam and headset.

Who benefits from online tutoring services?

Answer: 
Online tutoring is most appropriate for school-age children and adults who demonstrate the ability to focus for the duration of the session and do not require “hands-on” help. The client will also have to demonstrate progress to support continuation of online tutoring services. We screen all clients before tutoring, ensuring that the client is the appropriate candidate for online tutoring services.

What services does Themba Tutors offer online?

Answer: We offer one-on-one skills-based learning support and tutoring for all core school subjects for students in pre-K through college. We also offer help for state tests in language arts, math, social studies, and science for grades 3 through high school. We also offer preparation for the SHSAT for admission into specialized public high schools
, the ISEE/SSAT for admission into private boarding and day schools
, academic tests in all subject areas, Regents
, the PSAT, the SAT, the PLAN, the ACT, and the GRE. We also provide assistance with college essays.

How do I schedule an appointment?


Answer: Sessions are arranged at a convenient time during the day, evening, or weekend. Sessions are scheduled in advance (we need at least 24-48 hours’ notice). The client simply logs onto SKYPE, FaceTime, Google+ Hangout, or iChat at the predetermined time. The sessions are 60 minutes long.

What are the benefits of using online tutoring services?


Answer: The benefits are access to high-quality tutoring services from high-caliber New York City learning specialists from the convenience of your computer.

What are the technical requirements for online tutoring?

Answer: You will need the following:
• Computer processor of 1 GHz minimum, 2 GHz preferred. Broadband internet with minimum of 256 kbps upload (DSL or cable); 512 kbps preferred
• Webcam (if not built into your computer)
• Good-quality speakers (if not build into your computer)
• Good-quality microphone or an auxiliary microphone (if not built into your computer)
• Appropriate software, e.g. SKYPE, FaceTime, Google+ Hangout, or iChat installed onto your computer
• Optional: a headset with microphone and speaker
• Additional requirements:
◦ Binder with paper, writing utensil, possibly a hole-puncher and a folder

How do I arrange for online tutoring?

Answer: 
Please call (917) 382-8641 and leave a message, or email us at info@thembatutors.com. We will offer you a free 30-minute trial tutoring session to determine if you are a candidate for ongoing online tutoring. If you are a candidate, following the free trial session, you can schedule appointments.

Rates and Payment


Payment by PayPal is required in advance of the tutoring session. 
Our rates are:
1 hour- $150 for tutoring in all core subjects.
1 hour- $175 for test preparation.

We must also ensure that the standards used in online tutoring are consistent with those employed in face-to-face professional tutoring.