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

Learning Specialist, Themba Tutors

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

 

 

REIMAGINE LEARNING! We are transforming the teaching and learning experience to meet the needs of students 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 a variety of 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, and Dr. Blythe Grossberg, a learning specialist with a Doctorate in Psychology, 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. Julie Maurer, a multidisciplinary k12 educator 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 a variety of methodologies. During the intake and tutoring process, we help you choose the best approach that fits your child’s needs. 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 that will apply 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 go on to 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 – who we can refer you to 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 those with 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 with advocating and managing student’s support for learning differences and school learning plans (IEPs).

 

 

Other Student Services

 

We provide a variety of 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, who is the founder and a learning specialist, personally reviews 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 so you can 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 his or her 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.

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 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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