about, Themba TutorsThemba Tutors

1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

4.9 30 reviews

  • about, Themba Tutors Liz Jones ★★★★ 5 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!
  • about, Themba Tutors S CL ★★★★★ 7 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.
  • about, Themba Tutors Nicole May ★★★★★ 7 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.
  • about, Themba Tutors Gillian Davidoff ★★★★★ 7 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!
  • about, Themba Tutors carolina luttmann ★★★★★ 7 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!
  • about, Themba Tutors Eric Fingerman ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Brian is a fantastic executive functioning coach. Super helpful, flexible with hours, and tailored the experience to our needs.
  • about, Themba Tutors 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!
  • about, Themba Tutors 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.
  • about, Themba Tutors Fabiola FITZPATRICK ★★★★★ a year 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.
  • about, Themba Tutors 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.
  • about, Themba Tutors 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 ★★★★★ 2 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.
  • about, Themba Tutors 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!!
  • about, Themba Tutors Frances Simpson ★★★★★ 2 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!
  • about, Themba Tutors Mary Jean Babic ★★★★★ 2 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.
  • about, Themba Tutors Nina Herman ★★★★★ 2 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.
  • about, Themba Tutors Frances ★★★★★ 2 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!
  • about, Themba Tutors Michael Birnbaum ★★★★★ 2 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.
  • about, Themba Tutors Monica Alzate ★★★★★ 2 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.

NEW YORK CITY (MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN, QUEENS, STATEN ISLAND) TUTORING FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES

ABOUT THEMBA TUTORS

 

 

TUTORING YOU CAN TRUST 

 

 

Themba   means   trust   in  Swahili.

about, Themba Tutors

We are a flexible, approachable, and committed team of academic tutors, learning specialists, and executive function coaches.

 

 

REIMAGINE LEARNING! We transform the teaching and learning experience to meet students’ needs during these changing and challenging times. Throughout the NYC metro area, Themba Tutors provides doorstep learning services for all ages and all learners. We also offer various online tutoring/coaching services https://thembatutors.com/online-tutoring-virtual-learning-services/ seven days a week, 8 am – 9 pm. 

Building a Team

 

Craig Selinger, a speech and language therapist and learning specialist, launched Themba Tutors in the summer of 2012. They built a local, multidisciplinary education company grounded in contemporary scientific research and technology with a mission to support all learners of all ages in the comfort of their homes, schools, or online. 

As of 2018, Craig leads Themba Tutors as the CEO when Dr. Blythe moved out of state. A multidisciplinary k12 educator, Julie Maurer was Program Coordinator in 2017 and Themba’s Director from 2018 to 2020.

Themba has grown to over 60 staff, referred to us by colleagues we trust. The staff is learning specialists, academic tutors, and executive function coaches with masters-level or doctorate degrees related to helping children and adults with or without learning differences. All staff have experience teaching and tutoring in public and private educational settings, and many have expertise in executive function coaching.

Many of our specialists are scholars who have written and lectured extensively about learning differences and education. Clients benefit from working with our qualified tutors, specially trained to assess and focus on content, skills, and/or particular learning differences.

 

 

A Learner-Centered Approach for 1:1 Tutoring

 

At Themba Tutors, we hail from different schools of thought and philosophies and use various methodologies. We help you choose the best approach that fits your child’s needs during the intake and tutoring process. Our tutors personalize tutoring plans based on the student’s needs, interests, and strengths. Students learn best when their voices are heard.

 

The tutor monitors adjust goals and adapt techniques as needed to help your child achieve short and long-term success. The tutor also collaborates with your family, your child’s school, and other professionals on the student’s team.

 

Tutoring strategies and teaching methods include:

  • Project-based learning;
  • Problem-solving skills; 
  • Creative thinking skills;
  • Seeing from different angles;
  • Going deeper into content; 
  • Creating curiosity;
  • Forming study habits;
  • Teaching how to be resourceful and “how to learn;”
  • Blended learning with assignments offline and online; and
  • Pacing the tutoring to follow the student’s pace of learning.

 

Themba Tutors does much of this research for you. Each of our tutors is highly skilled at uncovering and addressing core learning difficulties. Our goal isn’t just to help with this year’s academic material but to refine core skills applicable to future learning. Gains made in learning to learn ought to last a lifetime. 

Themba’s staff of tutors, coaches, and specialists, have advanced academic training and years of teaching experience in public and private schools. They understand school culture and curricula and do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. They begin by developing a unique learning profile for each child. With love and patience, they teach him or her the skills needed to maximize their potential.

 

We also work with a host of professionals in the NYC metro area  – therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, speech therapists – to who we can refer you if needed. We collaborate with public and private elementary and secondary schools, colleges, and universities.  Check out our list.

 

 

Student Tutoring and Coaching Services

 

At Themba Tutors, we work with the widest range of learners, from young children to college students, including learning differences. Our specialists also offer adult coaching services to working professionals looking for organizational assistance, reading, and/or writing support. 

 

We provide unique student support for ALL ages & ALL learners, including: 

  • Academic Subjects/Content, including STEM;
  • Reading and Writing Tutoring 
  • Executive Function & Organizational Skills Coaching 
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Expertise for Students with Attentional & Learning Differences
  • Project-Based Learning, Portfolios & Multidisciplinary approaches 
  • Homeschooling 
  • Study Skills, Test Prep, and lots more!.

 

What to Expect:

  • Personalized plans designed with your family and student in mind;
  • Expertise to help you choose the best educational approach for your child;
  • Flexible, professional, and committed staff;
  • CEO and Director support included; and 
  • Communication with the school and professional team (with your approval). 

 

 

Remote Learning 

 

We offer virtual options that involve both online tutoring and offline self-directed assignments. Remote includes video chat, collaborative workspaces, and session recording, and many other technologies and applications. 

 

Together, we will get you on the Themba path. Our dedicated team will move your family in the right direction. It’s a path you can trust. Having our services is a necessity in today’s uncertainty. 

 

 

Parent and Family Support Services 

 

Managing your child’s workload can be stressful.  Whether you know exactly what your child needs or if you are looking for a lifeline, we are here to help!  Our team — Director (educator), CEO/founder (a learning specialist), academic tutors, learning specialists, and executive function coaches —can start right away. 

 

Parent and Family Supports include:

 

  • Academic coordinators for families, schoolwork & schedules to free you from parent duties;
  • Home/office organization & design;
  • Communication Systems & Organizational Support; and
  • Advice/help advocate and manage students’ support for learning differences and school learning plans (IEPs).

 

 

Other Student Services

 

We provide various coaching services for applying to or transitioning to new schools, colleges, and careers. We work with students of all ages.

 

Services include:

  • Writing coach for college essays and applications;
  • Interviewing coach for schools, internships, and jobs; 
  • College and career coaching;
  • Plans and guidance for transitioning to a new middle school, high school, or college. 
  • And lots more! 

 

 

Our Free Intake Process

 

We have a clinical approach to help pair your child with a tutor or coach. We are flexible in scheduling. Let us know where and when the session(s) will take place. We even schedule around your child’s “other after-school” commitments. 

 

  1. First, you set up the free calls with the Director or CEO. The call helps us to understand your family’s needs. 
  2. The CEO, the founder, and a learning specialist personally review previous reports, psychological evaluations, and school reports. 
  3. The CEO matches your student with our specialists and sends their bios for your review. 
  4. You speak to one or more tutors/coaches on free phone calls before the 1st session.  
  5. We also help teens and college students decide who they want to work with. 
  6. You choose a tutor and schedule the first paid session. 

 

 

You Can Trust Themba Tutors

 

No Financial Obligations and the Intake is Free! We Guarantee Satisfaction! 

 

We know our competitors and definitely have higher quality staff and offer convenience for clientele. 

We will even discount your 1st session to get a taste of what we can offer you. 

Ask us about our check-ins, so you don’t need to nag your child daily to do their work.

OUR TUTORS, COACHES, & LEARNING SPECIALISTS

about, Themba Tutors

Have extensive knowledge in executive functioning and related learning challenges.

about, Themba Tutors

Are matched to clients based on each student's individual needs.

about, Themba Tutors

Have earned advanced master's level or doctoral degrees in fields related to learning differences.

about, Themba Tutors

Start with each student's unique learning profile and teach him or her the appropriate skills to maximize learning potential and foster confidence.

about, Themba Tutors

Have extensive experience teaching one-on-one with students, and many accumulated years of experience in private and public schools.

about, Themba Tutors

Get to the core of each child's learning difficulties and help improve underlying skills by taking advantage of the student's strengths.

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Have been recommended to us by word-of-mouth.

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Develop relationships with our students and their families, and the teachers and staff at their schools.

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Interpret neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations, and design tutoring sessions with these recommendations in mind.

about, Themba Tutors

Collaborate with outside professionals, including psychologists, therapists, educators and specialists.

OUR DYNAMIC STAFF OF LEARNING SPECIALISTS

about, Themba Tutors

Have extensive knowledge in executive functioning and related learning challenges.

about, Themba Tutors

Are matched to clients based on student's individual needs.

about, Themba Tutors

Earned advanced master's level or doctoral degrees in fields related to learning differences.

about, Themba Tutors

Start with each student's unique learning profile and teach him or her the appropriate skills to maximize learning potential and foster confidence.

about, Themba Tutors

Have extensive experience teaching one on one with students; many accumulated years of experience in private and public schools.

about, Themba Tutors

Get to the core of each child's learning difficulties and help improve underlying skills by taking advantage of the student's strengths.

about, Themba Tutors

Have been recommended to us by word of mouth.

about, Themba Tutors

Develop relationships with our students and their families, and the teachers and staff at their schools.

about, Themba Tutors

Interpret neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations and carry over these recommendations to their tutoring sessions.

about, Themba Tutors

Collaborate with outside professionals including psychologists, therapists, educators and specialists.

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Our tutoring and coaching services are customized to fit your needs!

Call: (917) 382-8641, Text: (833) 565-2370 

Email: info@thembatutors.com

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