Starting the tutoring process

highschool-tutorIf you email Themba Tutors at, you will immediately hear back from one of the founders–either Craig Selinger or Dr. Blythe Grossberg, who are both learning specialists. You can email us your tutoring and scheduling needs, and we will match you with the appropriate Themba Tutor who is knowledgeable of and sensitive to your child’s personal and learning needs. Feel free to leave us a phone message and our assistant will call you back. She will pass along your information to Craig and Blythe, who will match your child with the appropriate learning specialist.

We believe it is important that our tutors establish a strong connection with your family. We offer a free 30-minute phone consultation before you schedule the first tutoring session. It’s important that you feel comfortable working with us and that we understand your child’s academic and personal needs before we move forward with an individualized plan of action. The learning specialist will also read your child’s evaluation before the first tutoring session takes place.

During the first session, the Themba Tutor will arrive at your home with the goal of assessing your child’s learning needs and creating a plan of action. Once we better understand your child, we can teach him or her the appropriate learning strategies. The Themba Tutor will monitor the student’s progress and, with your permission, will communicate with the school, psychologist, and other professionals involved. Teamwork is important to the process of helping your child.

As your child progresses, the Themba Tutor will refine and update his or her teaching goals and will be in contact with you, the parent. At our monthly check-in, the Themba Tutors provide us, the founders, with your child’s progress. Collaborative work is essential.

We’re fanatical about supporting you and your family. We will periodically check in with you to see how your child is responding to the Themba tutoring. And you can feel free to be in touch with us at any point.

Craig & Blythe

Here’s an article with some common parent questions and our answers.