Testimonials

Themba Tutors was recommended to us by a therapist I used to evaluate my daughter, a 7th grader in public school in Manhattan, for possible learning disabilities related to math. She needed help with strategies for completing homework and keeping skills up to date, and also some remedial work to get her where she should be – especially with the challenging Common Core curriculum. My daughter had used a few tutors in the past, but none of them were as effective as Matt. Matt has a very kind way about him and his genuine concern for my daughter’s progress was apparent. He was able to focus her attention for the full sessions without her feeling stressed or overwhelmed. He adjusted the agenda to accommodate problem areas that arose and to address extra last minute material that needed to be reviewed for upcoming tests. Her final report card reflected a 90 for the school year – we couldn’t have been more thrilled! Matt has a real gift for teaching that significantly contributed to her getting on track. Thank you for recommending Matt!
-Mary Rose

My son was tutored for the ACT by Jake. Jake was able to find the most efficient way of getting the work done. What impressed me most was the interest he took in lowering the test anxiety, making the test if possible more enjoyable. He was able to take on the issue of test anxiety and it worked!
-L. Edelstein

My son, a junior in a private high school worked, with a wonderful tutor from Themba to get ready for his SATs. I spoke with Blythe and she asked detailed questions about my sons strengths and weaknesses. She put me in touch with Don, who worked beautifully with my son. Don immediately understood where my son needed help and focused their time together on specific areas of need. He also recognized my sons strengths ( math )and was able to accelerate his understanding in those areas. My sons score jumped 190 points! The individualized instruction he got from Themba and Don was amazing! I highly recommend these wonderful people.
-Marie W.

Matt tutored my son for the SAT & ACT this fall – We liked his positive approach to help learn the necessary testing skills. He is friendly, thoughtful and points out strengths while emphasizing areas that need extra work. Thank you for sending him to us!
-Colleen Donohue

I have currently secured two excellent Themba Tutors for my son, a junior in a NYC High School. My son really enjoys working with these tutors, Matt and Anthony. He finds their methods clear and inspiring. Matt works with my son on college entrance test preparation (ACT and SAT), and Anthony works with my son on written expression, executive functioning and attention skills.
-Kristina K.

My daughter, a freshman in a public high school, was struggling in math. I got in touch with Blythe at Themba, and she managed to have a wonderful math tutor come to my home the following day. She stayed much more than the required time to make sure that my daughter understood all the concepts. She also followed up with us and asked if we had any other questions that she could help with. As a parent, it is a relief to know that you can secure a tutor very quickly who comes straight to your home.
A great experience!
-Tiphaine M.

We were very impressed with Anthony’s calmness and resilience in the face of a daunting task; helping our daughter with math! He engaged her in creative and engaging ways to try and get across the challenging concepts of her homework and test prep. He really cared and made a lot of effort to work with our 11 year old.
-Emily R.

I thought Paul was terrific and our son did too! Paul was particularly helpful on the math section of the ACT and math in general. Paul had an amazing rapport with our son, and that made the twice weekly commitment, for tutoring, fine for our son, which is really important. We highly recommend Paul!
-Martha P.

We were in a complete state of crisis when we contacted Sarah for help for our high school freshman son. A smart kid, he was overwhelmed in his first year of a demanding high school curriculum and had slid into a terrible situation of falling behind, not studying or completing assignments and being frozen with anxiety about it. Sarah came thoughtfully and directly to the rescue. She created an instant, goal-oriented and friendly rapport that was, most importantly, incredibly productive from the very start and taught our son to embrace preparedness and achievement as his own accomplishments. He settled down, focused and miraculously finished with great grades. I cannot say enough about how wonderful Sarah is at what she does and how grateful I am for her intervention in the academic life of our son. Anyone would be lucky to have her work with their son or daughter.
-Meg C.