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836 Euclid Avenue Suite 16, Lexington

5.0 37 reviews

  • Avatar Larry Barton ★★★★★ a month ago
    Amazing assistance provided by Shannon today on my security system. I’m so grateful for your prompt, efficient, professional, and courteous service. Put me down as a customer for life!
  • Avatar Megan Haller ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    One of the most painless experiences I've had. They came on time and was over the moon professional with still keeping a level of personability to it. The gentleman also went out of his way to say that my husband and Mines business … More was appreciated. Which is actually rare to be appreciated by such a great company. So thank you and we look forward to continuing services with this company.
  • Avatar Megan Magsam ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I am so happy we decided to go with cornerstone. They were quick and efficient. Shannon and the installer we very friendly. We got a lot of equipment and it was still within our budget. 10/10 would definitely recommend! Thank you
  • Avatar Collins Youngblood ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Love the customer service and Shanon and his team go above and beyond for my restaurant. Couldn't of asked for a better security system and level of service that his team provides.
  • Avatar kanu patel ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I have been using Cornerstone Protection service for over 5 years and I'm really happy with the service and state-of-the-art equipments and it's futures are so much in advance and friendly, I highly recommend Cornerstone Protection … More Service any and all business that need a security protection days and nights specially after business hours(Cornerstone Protection is perfect solution for your business). Owner of Cornerstone Protection is proactive with their customers and their equipments. Good experienced with Cornerstone Protection!!!
    Kanu Patel
  • Avatar Liz Jones ★★★★ 8 months ago
    We had a very positive experience with Alissa as a tutor for our pod of 5th grade boys from January - June 2020. She cared a lot about the boys and worked hard to create meaningful activities for them. The pod experience was invaluable … More for all of our families during a difficult year and we were so grateful to have found this partnership! We also want to appreciate Craig for helping to match us with a tutor on very short notice after we had cycled through a few folks who were not able to see the commitment through. Thanks for sticking with us!
  • Avatar S CL ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Dusty was the exact person we needed to help our child finish out the school year. So grateful to him for the way he steadily encouraged her and helped her stay on track and organized. He is flexible, responsive to our needs/schedule as … More a family, and a delight to be with. We are also thankful that Craig at Themba Tutors really "gets it" and partnered us with such a wonderful tutor who was a great fit for our girl.
  • Avatar Nicole May ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    My child worked with Gillian D virtually for math enrichment. She is an excellent teacher. She took time to understand my child's specific learning style and provided tools that would be engaging. She was kind and empathetic- really … More made it her goal to connect with my child and build trust and rapport. My child started the school year with confidence and without the typically "brain-drain" that occurs over the summer, thanks to Gillian.
  • Avatar Gillian Davidoff ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    I am going into my second year as a Themba tutor. I have met so many great individuals while working for this company. Craig and the rest of the Themba team do such an excellent job picking and choosing Themba tutors that suit each client's … More individual needs! I look forward to meeting new tutors and clients in the 2021-2022 school year!
  • Avatar carolina luttmann ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Our son started in a new high school, 100% remote, and was really struggling with Latin and Physics. I found Themba Tudors online and had an initial call with Craig, who was very knowledgeable, responsive, and found 2 amazing tutors for … More us. Both the Latin and the physics tutors were fantastic, connected with my son really well and helped him go from 'failing' grade to 'honors'! I will for sure continue using (and recommending!) Themba Tutors. Thank you, C, K, and W!
  • Avatar Eric Fingerman ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Brian is a fantastic executive functioning coach. Super helpful, flexible with hours, and tailored the experience to our needs.
  • Avatar Susan Wong ★★★★★ a year ago
    Giulia Mercuri is a great Italian tutor! She was very responsive and accessible. Giulia put a ton of effort into preparing for each session and really helped our son with test preparation and projects. We are grateful that she was able … More to help, especially since our son did not receive any live teaching during COVID. We are happy that she was referred to us!
  • Avatar Christine Gennetti ★★★★★ a year ago
    As an adult student diagnosed with a learning disability during grad school, I knew I needed help dealing with my Master's program's demanding workload. I was seriously considering dropping out when I was referred to Themba Tutors. … More I was paired up with a wonderful tutor, Julie, who was a total lifesaver. I learned many techniques that I can utilize in the future as I embark on the next phase of my career.
    I can wholeheartedly say after working with Themba for two years that I would not have finished my program without this organization. And I am so thankful I selected them.
  • Avatar Fabiola FITZPATRICK ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We were introduced to a wonderful tutor: Mcedwyn. He and our son, a freshman in college, worked well together. As a result, our son’s grades significantly improved. The tutor taught our son subject content and various methods to effectively … More study for quizzes and exams. Our son was also taught time management and organization. My son’s experience with the tutor made the first year of college a less intimidating experience.
  • Avatar Jude Eugene ★★★★★ a year ago
    We have been with our tutor, Cailin Schiller, for two years, from 5th - 7th grade. She started as an executive functioning tutor with my daughter. From the start, she demonstrated a depth of expertise and a selective use of techniques skillfully … More adapted to my daughter’s ADHD and Math disability. Cailin made Math accessible and understandable to her in a way that even her teachers had not been able to do. She differentiated reading, writing and math tasks and assignments to tailor them to my daughter’s unique learning differences. Not only did it have an effect on her grades and her work efficiency, but she finally could do her work with less anxiety. Even my daughter’s teachers used Cailin’s guidance to modify their work with her. But most importantly, she became my daughter’s favorite resource. I can’t say how invaluable Cailin has been to my daughter’s progress and well-being. I’d recommend her a million times over. She is a gem.
  • Avatar Janice Eidus ★★★★★ a year ago
    Victoria is a superb tutor. She helped my high school age daughter with her writing. Victoria's skills as a tutor, as well as her sense of humor and her engaging personality went a long way with my daughter.
  • A Google User ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I'm so glad we were referred to Themba Tutors. After a great initial conversation to learn our needs, we were connected with an excellent tutor, Felicia, who is helping our high school daughter learn better organizational and executive … More skills. Highly recommended.
  • Avatar Fara Jones ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Themba Tutors provided a leaning specialist that was a perfect fit for my daughter. I told them what we were looking for and they delivered. Our tutor is responsive and flexible and makes it easy for my daughter to reach out to her own … More her own, which gives her an added sense of responsibility over her learning. As a therapist myself, I now regularly recommend Themba to my patients. A much needed and well provided service to the community!!
  • Avatar Frances Simpson ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    The tutors at Themba are fantastic! Caitlyn McNeill helped our son academically, but also with getting organized in every subject, which he so desperately needed. She offered great advice and useful strategies that helped our son become … More a more successful student. We are using Themba tutors again this year for our daughter. We're so happy to have been referred to them!
  • Avatar Mary Jean Babic ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I'm so glad we were referred to Themba Tutors. After a great initial conversation to learn our needs, we were connected with an excellent tutor, Felicia, who is helping our high school daughter learn better organizational and executive … More skills. Highly recommended.
  • Avatar Nina Herman ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We had a wonderful experience with our tutor Micaela. She helped our son not only academically but at every level. We will be forever grateful to have her in our lives.
  • Avatar Frances ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    The tutors at Themba are fantastic! Caitlyn McNeill helped our son academically, but also with getting organized in every subject, which he so desperately needed. She offered great advice and useful strategies that helped our son become … More a more successful student. We are using Themba tutors again this year for our daughter. We're so happy to have been referred to them!
  • Avatar Michael Birnbaum ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Paul Smith at Themba has been an exceptional tutor for my son, both in terms of teaching the subject matter and teaching how best to approach the process of learning math and executing assignments. We feel very fortunate to be working with … More Paul.
  • Avatar Monica Alzate ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We were very lucky to have found Edwouine Swift, my son's therapist through Themba Tutors. Thomas is 12 years old, and it is extremely difficult to get him to write. Edwouine just works her magic with him, he adores her and is so … More eager to follow her guidance. I have no doubt she will be a positive driving force in his academic future.

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Students of all ages receive one-on-one tutoring in all instructional materials, test preparation, and executive function coaching as required. At Themba Tutors, we take the time to help students/clients understand their strengths and progress in areas where they need to improve. We offer personalized tools for each of our clients to help them become more aware of their individual needs as they work towards short-term goals. Improving these skills will benefit our students’/clients’ long-term plans.

About Craig

About Craig
CRAIG SELINGER, M.S., Licensed language pathologist & learning specialist with expertise in language-based learning disabilities.

CEO, Themba Tutors LLC

Craig Selinger is a New York State licensed language therapist with over eighteen years of experience working professionally with a wide variety of ages in New York City and has worked with children for over 25 years. He holds his Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCCs) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is Orton-Gillingham trained. Craig received an undergraduate degree and a master’s in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the top speech-language pathology programs in the nation. His training consisted of interdisciplinary work, including working in a psychology lab performing neuropsychological research and performing neuropsychological testing on Romanian children adopted in the Midwest. After graduating with his master’s, he completed his clinical fellowship year in New York City.

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Email: craig@thembatutors.com

Phone: (917) 382-8641

Text: (833) 565-2370

Craig is an expert in childhood development, language-based learning issues, and executive functioning. Craig has experience working with all ages, including adults, and with a variety of developmental profiles, including helping individuals with expressive, receptive (listening), reading, writing, language processing, working memory, attentional and executive functioning learning difficulties, and disabilities. His professional experience includes working at an interdisciplinary therapeutic nursery at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, treating young children diagnosed on the autism spectrum at a school in Queens, offering professional services, as a learning specialist, at a Manhattan Montessori preschool & elementary school, worked as an independent contractor as a speech-language therapist with the Board of Education (preschoolers and school-aged students) and, currently, providing learning support for students of varying ages and learning styles.

 

Some of Craig’s clients have established a long-term working relationship with him because he adapts his teaching style as the child grows and changes: it’s a dynamic process. Craig begins by establishing a connection with families and then co-creates short- and long-term goals. Children and their parents need to acquire tools for learning and use them appropriately in a natural, nurturing environment. In 2010, Craig started a private practice for in-home and at-school speech-language therapy (serving all ages, including babies and adults) remedial literacy tutoring company for younger students struggling with their decoding and spelling skills called Brooklyn Letters. These speech therapists and literacy professionals travel throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island.

About Craig

Most of his work hours these days, as the CEO of Themba Tutors, are spent as an administrator helping families find the right professional for their children, assisting staff, reading neuropsychological evaluations, and collaborating with psychologists, psychiatrists, other therapists, teachers, and other professionals.

 

Craig is an avid traveler who has visited close to thirty countries and currently trains in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, intending to become a black belt martial artist. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children and hopes he can be of service to you.

 

Craig Selinger Podcast

Join my guests and me as we discuss child development, education, therapy, and more! If you are a parent, educator, administrator, doctor, or therapist, join us as we engage in down-to-earth conversations helping each other grow as individuals.
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Podcast Episode 16

What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation and how can it be performed remotely by a psychologist?

Dr. A Jordan Wright,  Ph.D., ABAP, Faculty and Director, Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing New York University, specializes in psychological assessment (including learning disabilities and ADHD) and is the author of five books on psychological assessment, discusses online neuropsychological assessments.  He answers common questions about the validity and reliability of tele-assessments for learning and attentional difficulties commonly seen in children, adolescents, and college students. Come learn what the important factors families should consider when deciding if an office or tele-assessment or both make the most sense when a child or teen is struggling with learning in school.

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Podcast Episode 15

Despite her accolades and accomplishments, Dr. Jane, internationally renowned for adoption medicine, openly discusses her obstacles throughout her career. Resiliency is the key to her success.

Dr. Jane Aronson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, Director of International Pediatric Health Services, PLLC, Founder and former CEO of Worldwide Orphans 1997-2019, and Director of Global Behavioral Health Network for Children and Young People, who is also known internationally as the Orphan Doctor, reflects on her childhood growing up above her father’s grocery store in South Jamaica, Queens, through age 3 and then in Franklin Square, Long Island.  Jane was passed over, ignored, and sometimes bullied at times throughout her medical career for being a woman, and yet she was resilient and became a leader in adoption medicine and global health. Even as a young child, Jane knew she wanted to become a doctor like her revered Great Uncle Joe, who helped treat Native Americans with Tuberculosis. As a young child, she created “The Bee Hospital” nursing injured bees brought to her by friends on the block. Her father, who owned a grocery store, would take Jane, as a very young child, on home visits to his diverse customers. He would ask them about their lives and about their children and spoke quietly and asked them to pay only what they could afford at the time.  Early in her childhood, Jane experienced trauma and the identity crisis of coming out LGBTQ without the support of her family. This motivated Jane to help others as a teacher, doctor, and as a global leader. At the age of 69, nothing stops Jane as she plans to grow her work as a pediatrician by developing a counseling practice to help adopted children grow a healthy identity. She currently works with professionals all over the United States to improve health equity and provide social justice for vulnerable and at-risk children.

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Podcast Episode 14

Literacy and the Brain: What you Need to Know.

Dr. Jan Wasowicz is an ASHA-certified, IL-licensed, and FL-licensed speech-language pathologist with 35+ years of experience as a language, literacy, and learning specialist working with students who have language-based reading writing, and spelling difficulties and disorders. She has taught numerous university-level courses and is frequently invited to speak about best literacy assessment and instruction practices at professional conferences. She is also the inventor of the Earobics® software, author of SPELL-Links to Reading & Writing, and lead moderator of the SPELLTalk professional listserv. She is here to speak about her favorite topic, literacy! Learn about the updated science of literacy, how the Colorado READ Act adopted her word study program, and Dr. Wasowicz’s favorite literacy tips to help students become more proficient readers and writers.

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Podcast Episode 13

Academy Award winner Peggy Stern discusses SuperDville, a media channel for students 7-12 years of age with dyslexia and learning issues.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peggy Stern,  who struggled with dyslexia as a child, discusses how she created SuperDville, a video-based social-emotional learning curriculum for students 7-12 years of age with dyslexia and learning differences. All subscriptions are currently free to support communities through the pandemic. The SuperDville curriculum was developed by seminal researchers, therapists, educators, and star students learning differences. Educators and parents worldwide are using these fun educational videos with students to support in-person and remote learning. Each video lesson contains a scaffolded activity to promote social-emotional themes and discussions.  Please take advantage of this free subscription while it lasts!

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Podcast Episode 12

Microschooling and Equity for All Students: Prenda is the Gamechanger.

Kaity Broadbent, Head of Learning from Prenda, discusses microschooling! Kaity is an ardent believer in equity and Prenda’s approach to learning. Prenda believes students of different ages can learn collaboratively at their own pace. Flexibility helps students learn through fun, engaging activities. Finding each child’s internal drive, allowing autonomy for student choices, and making connections with peers and learning guides helps students grow as individuals as they master vital skills. Helping provide equal access to students who struggle with literacy, Kaity was one of the masterminds behind Treasure Hunt Reading (check out one of 93 videos) and Orton Gillingham-based multisensory way to learn literacy! It’s free for all https://treasurehunt.prenda.co/!

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Podcast Episode 11

Dr. Mukherjee Discusses her Evolution from India to New York City as a Neuropsychologist who Helps Families Overcome Challenges

Preetika Mukherjee, who grew up in India, is a pediatric neuropsychologist in private practice in New York City. She specializes in neuropsychological evaluations of children and adolescents. In India, she received her master’s in Applied Clinical Psychology. Knowing that she wanted to advance her studies in understanding human behavior, she studied in New York City and received a School Psychology doctorate from New York University. She received her post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. Later in New York City, she was the Director of Neuropsychological Evaluation Services at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital. She served as an Assistant Professor at Columbia University and Mount Sinai Hospital. During this podcast, she discusses the field of psychology, particularly neuropsychology, cultural differences between India and the States, and how she helps families best understand their child’s learning and behavior through a neuropsychological evaluation.

 

Podcast Episode 10

Netiquette in a Virtual Pedagogical World

Due to the pandemic, a sudden set of online social norms is established between educators/therapists and their students/clients. Netiquette is acceptable online behavior with a network of individuals.
Sharon Baum, a NY licensed speech-language pathologist, explains netiquette and social-emotional learning when working with her New York City middle school students.

Podcast Episode 9

Progressive Education for Middle and High School Students

Patty is a Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn resident, mother of three girls, helps her hustler husband run one of their local businesses, a restaurant, and is the Math Department Head at a Manhattan public school, The Institute Collaborative Education, 6th-12th grades. Learn about progressive education, portfolio-based approaches, and how to encourage students to problem-solve. Patty explains how she facilitates her students to apply their understanding of mathematical concepts and use tools to build upon their understanding of mathematical learning. Encouraging her students to collaborate creates a community of inclusion and allows her students to challenge themselves. For the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, regardless of how students are taught, Patty stresses that students, regardless of the discipline, need time to think and actively engage with the world and their peers.

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Podcast Episode 8

1st Week of all Remote Learning for the 2020-21 School Year: A Middle Schooler Chimes in

James, a Brooklyn middle school student, discusses his first week of all remote learning from the comfort of his home. Learn what James enjoys about his online learning setup, what he misses from being physically at school, and what he predicts will happen to his online curriculum as the school year progresses. He also offers several suggestions to help students improve their online learning!

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Podcast Episode 7

Mental Health While Parenting During a Pandemic

Fara Jones, MA, LCSW, is a Psychotherapist and Creative Arts, Therapist. During this podcast, she discusses how the pandemic impacts our mental health and provides suggestions for how to best care for ourselves. COVID-19 is best understood through understanding the stages of grief. Acceptance helps us deal with loss. We need to learn to adapt to our new lives, accept discomfort, allow the flow of our full circle of emotions, and find a cause. Cultivating how to express oneself during hard times best is crucial for our well beings. Creativity helps us engage with the world, even when expressed during mundane tasks. Learn how Fara helps families, tweens, and teens find their paths during these unprecedented times.

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Podcast Episode 6

The Language of Writing and Language-Based Learning Disabilities

Language is all about communicating expressively and effectively through sounds and listening, reading, and writing. And for many children who struggle with language, this can lead to further issues with literacy, such as learning to write and peers.
Watch this video with Dr. Anthony Koutsoftas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist, professor of speech-language therapy at Seton Hall University, and learn more about why writing is one of the most difficult skills to master and the pivotal roles that speech-language pathologists play in literacy.

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Podcast Episode 5

What You Need to Know About Students’ Rights of Children with Learning Disabilities

In many instances, learning disabilities are invisible. What many consider as typical behaviors, such as acting out or lack of focus, could turn out to be warning signs of underlying learning or attention difficulties. We have seen parents get caught off-guard when their child is diagnosed with a learning disability, and the process of seeking assistance from schools also adds another layer to these challenges. In this episode, special education advocate and consultant Miriam Nunberg, Esq., talks to us about students’ rights and getting proper education for children with learning disabilities. Learn more about these laws created to ensure equitable learning and what accommodations you can avail for your child. Miriam recently was on the “Nice White Parents” NY Times podcast.

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Podcast Episode 4

Approximately 32 million adults in the United States can’t read. How can we help?

Lavinia Mancuso, native New Yorker, teacher, principal, and currently Executive Director of Everyone Reading, joins us to discuss her favorite topic- literacy! She explains why students are still illiterate in the US and how we can solve this problem. Here are some of her tips: Parents and teachers must teach the five pillars of literacy and tackle all four modalities: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. When it comes to teaching decoding and spelling, please keep it simple! Say the sound and write it. Practice and repetition are the key ingredients for success. Train students to use their inner ears and eyes to monitor themselves when they read. Learn more about how to teach literacy effectively! Lavinia also recommends the Reading League keep updated with the science of reading.

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Podcast Episode 3

What you need to know about Late Talkers

Hearing your child talk for the first time is one of the most magical moments of parenthood.

In this episode of the Craig Selinger Podcast, Dr. Michelle Macroy-Higgins, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist, and associate professor of the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Program at Hunter College, New York, talks about how to diagnose a late talker and how to help them.

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Podcast Episode 2

Founder of The Lang School Talks About Twice-Exceptional Students

In this episode of the Craig Selinger Podcast, Micaela Bracamonte, founder of the first 2e (Twice Exceptional) friendly school in New York City, talks about how The Lang School started sixteen years ago when her son was diagnosed as 2e at the age of four. She discusses the Lang School’s evolution and incorporates social-emotional learning and strength-based approaches, among other curriculums. In the early years, teachers notice students’ talents and nurture them throughout their Lang School careers. For the 2019-2020 school year, the graduate class, all three Lang valedictorians, received financial merit-based college scholarships. The Lang School offers virtual free resources for families. To learn more, please visit The Lang School website: www.thelangschool.org.

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Podcast Episode 1

Dr. Deara Espinoza, author of Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere!

Discusses five ways to engage students, based on her doctorate research at the University of Southern California – Los Angeles.

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