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THEMBA TUTORS

In-Home & At-School Professional Services (for all ages)

Academic Tutoring & Executive Functioning Coaching

Multidisciplinary Learning Specialists & Ph.d. Content Tutors

One-On-One Customized Tutoring & Coaching

Skill Building & Lifelong Learning

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THEMBA TUTORS

In-Home & At-School Professional Services (for all ages)

Academic Tutoring & Executive Functioning Coaching

Multidisciplinary Learning Specialists & Ph.d. Content Tutors

One-On-One Customized Tutoring & Coaching

Skill Building & Lifelong Learning

Doorstep services supporting students since 2012
   (917) 382-8641          info@thembatutors.com

WHO WE ARE

Welcome to Themba Tutors! Since 2012, Themba, which means ‘trust’ in Swahili, has been a multidisciplinary, ‘doorstep’ private pay tutoring company grounded in contemporary scientific research and technology with a mission to support students of all ages in the comfort of their homes and schools. We believe in 100% transparency. Our staff of learning specialists, academic tutors, and writing coaches help elementary, middle, high school, and college students with and without learning differences. Please review their bios.We also offer adult coaching services. Themba Tutors’ clients are concentrated in the boroughs of New York City, but our coverage area extends across Greater New York into Nassau County, Long Island, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our specialists have years of experience teaching and tutoring in a variety of public and private educational settings; many have expertise in executive functioning. Our traveling specialists provide one-to-one, individualized tutoring for all levels, personalities, and learning styles. Our learning specialists, who work with all ages and abilities, have Masters or PhDs in fields related to learning differences including psychology, special education, and speech and language, to name a few. Our academic tutors and writing coaches have advanced degrees in their area of expertise and help middle, high school, and college students in need of support in math, science, foreign languages, and the craft of writing. Our specialists offer specialty a la carte services for families, and students. These supports include: family coordination; organizational support and communication systems; application support for middle, high school and college; writing coaching for college and school applications; transition plans for middle, high school and college students; college coaching and counseling; and interview coaching for high school/college admissions, scholarships, and jobs/internships. We also offer test prep for state, local and national exams. Have any questions or want to learn more about our rates, our website has you covered! Please connect with us, and we are more than happy to schedule a phone call with you!

WHO WE ARE

Welcome to Themba Tutors! Since 2012, Themba, which means ‘trust’ in Swahili, has been a multidisciplinary, ‘doorstep’ private pay tutoring company grounded in contemporary scientific research and technology with a mission to support students of all ages in the comfort of their homes and schools. We believe in 100% transparency. Our staff of learning specialists, academic tutors, and writing coaches help elementary, middle, high school, and college students with and without learning differences. Please review their bios.We also offer adult coaching services. Themba Tutors’ clients are concentrated in the boroughs of New York City, but our coverage area extends across Greater New York into Nassau County, Long Island, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our specialists have years of experience teaching and tutoring in a variety of public and private educational settings; many have expertise in executive functioning. Our traveling specialists provide one-to-one, individualized tutoring for all levels, personalities, and learning styles. Our learning specialists, who work with all ages and abilities, have Masters or PhDs in fields related to learning differences including psychology, special education, and speech and language, to name a few. Our academic tutors and writing coaches have advanced degrees in their area of expertise and help middle, high school, and college students in need of support in math, science, foreign languages, and the craft of writing. Our specialists offer specialty a la carte services for families, and students. These supports include: family coordination; organizational support and communication systems; application support for middle, high school and college; writing coaching for college and school applications; transition plans for middle, high school and college students; college coaching and counseling; and interview coaching for high school/college admissions, scholarships, and jobs/internships. We also offer test prep for state, local and national exams. Have any questions or want to learn more about our rates, our website has you covered! Please connect with us, and we are more than happy to schedule a phone call with you!

GETTING STARTED WITH OUR SPECIALISTS

Our intake process for parents and new clientele will prepare you or your student for successful tutoring.

  • We start with a phone call to best understand your family’s needs.
  • We review previous reports, evaluations, and report cards.
  • We match you or your student with one of our expert tutors, either a learning specialist, an academic tutor or a writing coach.
  • The tutor creates a learning plan and collaborates as needed with your family, your child’s school and other related professionals.
  • The tutor monitors, adjust goals and adapts techniques as needed to help you or your student achieve short and long-term success.

OUR SERVICES

Learning Specialists

Grades 1 to 12, College, Adult
Our Learning Specialists support children and adults who struggle with executive functioning skills. They help students and professionals more confident and become more effective learners and workers. Students learn how to organize, plan, prioritize, focus, avoid distraction and keep track of materials and tasks. Goals include: improving memory and information retention, spending more focused time on tasks and completing them, decreasing procrastination, organizing schoolwork, managing time more effectively, and learning to think carefully before acting.

Executive Function & ADHD Coaching Services

Grades 1 to 12, College, Adult

Our Learning Specialists provide academic support in English, Math, Writing, Science, History and other subjects. They are experts in ADHD/ADD, executive function, language processing, reading, writing, and math disorders, non-verbal learning disorder and other learning differences. Our staff help students build skills, acquire knowledge, and gain confidence using multi-disciplinary strategies. They support reading and writing from novice to professional, and teach grammar, spelling, decoding, reading comprehension, writing structure, study skills, and test taking strategies. Our math specialists tutor arithmetic, Algebra I/II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus and Statistics.

Academic Tutors & Content Support

Grades 9 -12, College, Adult
Academic specialists work with high school and college students on content support covering the full range of STEM subjects, including: biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science. Our tutors who are experts in math teach trigonometry, algebra I and II, calculus (and pre-calculus), geometry, physics, and statistics. We also offer foreign language tutoring.

Writing Coaches

Grades 9 -12, College, Adult
Coaches and experts in the field of journalism and higher education teach high school, college, and professional writing, a skill so fundamental that it applies to all subjects and professions. Writing Coaches support the development of rewriting from novice to the professional level, teaching Language Arts such as grammar, spelling, decoding, reading comprehension, writing structure, and identifying main ideas and details.

Specialty Services – A la carte

Our multidisciplinary staff has additional talents beyond tutoring, offering services that can be add-ons to tutoring support or used separately from tutoring services.

* Family Coordination   *Organizational and Communication Systems * Transition Plans and Support for Middle School, High School, College * Application Support for Middle School, High School, College * Interview Coaching: College Admissions, Scholarships, Jobs, Internships *Writing Coach for College Applications   * College Counseling  

Test Prep

Our academic tutors and learning specialists prepare students with all learning profiles for the following tests: State tests in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science, for grades three through high school. SHSAT for admission to specialized public high schools; ISEE/SSAT for admission to private boarding and day schools. Academic tests in all subject areas. New York State Regents; PSAT, SAT, PLAN, ACT for admission to college; GRE for admission to graduate school.

OUR SERVICES

Learning Specialists

Grades 1 to 12, College, Adult
Our Learning Specialists support children and adults who struggle with executive functioning skills. They help students and professionals more confident and become more effective learners and workers. Students learn how to organize, plan, prioritize, focus, avoid distraction and keep track of materials and tasks. Goals include: improving memory and information retention, spending more focused time on tasks and completing them, decreasing procrastination, organizing schoolwork, managing time more effectively, and learning to think carefully before acting.

Executive Function & ADHD Coaching Services

Grades 1 to 12, College, Adult
Our Learning Specialists provide academic support in English, Math, Writing, Science, History and other subjects. They are experts in ADHD/ADD, executive function, language processing, reading, writing, and math disorders, non-verbal learning disorder and other learning differences. Our staff help students build skills, acquire knowledge, and gain confidence using multi-disciplinary strategies. They support reading and writing from novice to professional, and teach grammar, spelling, decoding, reading comprehension, writing structure, study skills, and test taking strategies. Our math specialists tutor arithmetic, Algebra I/II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus and Statistics.

Academic Tutors & Content Support

Grades 9 -12, College, Adult
Academic specialists work with high school and college students on content support covering the full range of STEM subjects, including: biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science. Our tutors who are experts in math teach trigonometry, algebra I and II, calculus (and pre-calculus), geometry, physics, and statistics. We also offer foreign language tutoring.

Writing Coaches

Grades 9 -12, College, Adult
Coaches and experts in the field of journalism and higher education teach high school, college, and professional writing, a skill so fundamental that it applies to all subjects and professions. Writing Coaches support the development of rewriting from novice to the professional level, teaching Language Arts such as grammar, spelling, decoding, reading comprehension, writing structure, and identifying main ideas and details.

Specialty Services – A la carte

Our multidisciplinary staff has additional talents beyond tutoring, offering services that can be add-ons to tutoring support or used separately from tutoring services.

* Family Coordination   *Organizational and Communication Systems * Transition Plans and Support for Middle School, High School, College * Application Support for Middle School, High School, College * Interview Coaching: College Admissions, Scholarships, Jobs, Internships *Writing Coach for College Applications   * College Counseling  

Test Prep

Our academic tutors and learning specialists prepare students with all learning profiles for the following tests: State tests in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science, for grades three through high school. SHSAT for admission to specialized public high schools; ISEE/SSAT for admission to private boarding and day schools. Academic tests in all subject areas. New York State Regents; PSAT, SAT, PLAN, ACT for admission to college; GRE for admission to graduate school.

LEARNING SPECIALISTS’ EXPERTISE

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ADD/ADHD and Executive Functioning

Planning, monitoring, executing, and working memory are crucial skills for sustaining attention, cognitive flexibility, inhibition of impulses, and goal-directed persistence. Executive functioning plays a major role in reading, structuring essays, solving math problems, completing homework assignments, performing well on tests, and becoming active learners in the classroom.

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Learning Disabilities

The signs and symptoms of learning disabilities often differ from one individual to another. Particular issues can limit the ability to learn key skills, such as writing, math, and reading. Students may show difficulties with time management, attention, abstract reasoning, organization, and short and long-term memory. Children with learning disabilities need timely support and intervention, tailored to the needs of the individual.

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Language processing

Improving language processing can strengthen the ability to: Understand written instructions; acquire new and unfamiliar vocabulary words; use correct grammar; structure paragraphs; learn not to omit words or sounds when writing; organize the steps for thinking and writing to improve executive functioning;, identify main ideas and supporting details; deepen reading comprehension to improve monitoring while reading; and learn to construct mental imagery, summarize, preview texts, activate background knowledge, take advantage of graphic organizers, and more!

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Reading disorders, e.g., dyslexia

Improving decoding and spelling (encoding) skills can increase fluency, reading comprehension, predicting, using think-alouds to monitor reading comprehension, constructing mental imagery, summarizing, previewing texts, determining the meaning of unfamiliar words while reading, activating background knowledge, increasing attention to characters and settings, taking advantage of graphic organizers, and more!

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Writing disorders, e.g. dysgraphia

Addressing writing disorders can help students adapt to keyboarding, improve written expression, learn not to omit words when writing, organize the steps for thinking and writing to help with executive functioning difficulties, master grammar, learn paragraph structure, identify main ideas and supporting details, improve spelling skills, collaborate with occupational therapists to facilitate fine motor and visual/ spatial difficulties, and more!

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Dyscalculia and math disorders

Addressing Dyscalculia and other math disorders can improve foundational/computational math skills such as addition, subtraction, division, fractions, geometry, and algebra. This, in turn, can help with higher level math learning and math number sense. Learning structure and organization helps understand math concepts, retain math facts, and break down word problems. All of this is enhanced by multisensory teaching, such as kinesthetics, hands-on learning, and more!

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Autistic spectrum disorders, PDD, and Asperger’s syndrome

The focus here is on learning to understand the perspectives and emotions of others. Visual and tactile learning facilitate better understanding of abstract concepts, such as sarcasm, nuance, metaphor, and non-literal words and phrases. Also addressed: Breaking instructions into parts, improving transitioning, increasing sustained attention, strengthening executive function and deductive reasoning, and more!

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Non-verbal learning disorder

The pace of instruction must be closely monitored to prevent an overload of information. Skills include: adapting to keyboarding, which helps improve written expression; facilitating transitioning between tasks; creating homework routines; understanding figurative language and idiomatic expressions; tapping into verbal skills to discuss concepts that aid learning; breaking tasks into parts; preparing in advance for tasks; learning to verbally initiate with peers and teachers when confused, and more!

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Here’s a

comprehensive list

of schools

we work with

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  • Aaron School
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel School
  • Academy of St. Joseph
  • Allen-Stevenson
  • Avenues: The World School
  • Bard College (graduate)
  • Bay Ridge Prep
  • Berkeley Carroll
  • Bishop Ford
  • Brooklyn Friends
  • Brooklyn Heights Montessori
  • Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
  • Brooklyn Tech
  • Buckley School
  • Chapin
  • City and Country School
  • Collegiate
  • Columbia Grammar
  • Community Roots Charter School
  • Dalton
  • Delta
  • Eagle Hill School
  • East Side Community High School
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • Ethical Culture Fieldston School
  • Friends Seminary (Manhattan)
  • Horace Mann
  • Hunter College Elementary School
  • Institute for Collaborative Education (I.C.E)
  • LaGuardia High School
  • Little Red School House & Elizabeth Irwin
  • Lowell School
  • Loyola
  • Lycee Francais de New York
  • Manhattan School for Children (P.S. 333)
  • Mary McDowell Friends School
  • Metropolitan Montessori School
  • Millennium High School
  • MS447/The Math & Science Exploratory School
  • MS 51
  • NYU
  • Packer Collegiate Institute
  • Poly Prep Country Day School
  • Pratt Institute
  • Professional Children’s School
  • PS 6 (Manhattan)
  • PS 10
  • PS 234
  • PS 261 (Brooklyn)
  • PS 295
  • PS 321
  • Riverdale Country School
  • Rudolf Steiner
  • Sacred Heart
  • Spence School
  • Spruce Street School
  • St. Francis College
  • Staten Island Tech.
  • Stephen Gaynor School
  • St. Ann’s
  • Stuyvesant
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • The Center School
  • The Churchill School
  • The Nightingale-Bamford School
  • The Town School
  • Transfiguration School
  • Trinity School
  • United Nations International School
  • Village Community School
  • Yeshiva of Flatbush
  • York Prep
  • Yorkville Community School

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