Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, Themba TutorsThemba Tutors

1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

4.9 30 reviews

  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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!
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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.
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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.
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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!
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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!
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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.
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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!
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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.
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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.
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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.
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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.
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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!!
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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!
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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.
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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.
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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!
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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.
  • Academic,Coaching,and,tutoring, 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.

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  • New York
  • NYC (New York City)
  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Staten Island
  • Bronx
  • Long Island including the Hamptons
  • Westchester
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut
  • and remote to any location!

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Understanding Academic Tutoring  VS.  Academic Coaching

Academic coaching and tutoring are often confused by many people. They are two different but overlapping approaches to teaching. In general, academic coaching focuses on helping students with their learning process or is also referred to as executive function coaching. An academic coach will provide students with guidelines and tools. These will help that student learn how to tackle schoolwork and learning challenges.

Tutoring is typically subject-specific. Tutoring works well when a  student performs poorly in the subject content and needs help to understand the subject content best. A student does not necessarily have to be performing poorly before needing an academic coach. It’s quite common for ‘A’ students to request help with school and homework tasks, academic management, and assignment planning.

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Five Main Differences between Academic Coaching  &  Tutoring

Managing Homework

 

We expect students to maintain good grades and to learn actively. Solid homework routines help students improve study habits. Academic tutors are content experts.  Some students need comprehensive help with their subject content. Other students might need tutoring with specific areas of their content.  We find out our students’ needs and find ways to help each student learn based on how they learn best. Academic coaches help students plan and develop routines to improve their homework management. They also help students learn the skills needed to tackle downstream academic challenges. Some of our academic coaches are content specialists.

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Tests and Exams Preparations

 

Academic tutors help students prepare for specific subject tests and exams. Academic coaches teach students how to study for tests and exams. Providing them with the tools and resources needed. Academic coaches create avenues for students to ask questions on a broad range of topics. This form of academic coaching helps students understand the content deeper. This is a life skill.  Exams are a way to test students’ knowledge about a specific subject. It also serves other purposes like motivating students to studyExams can also determine if the strategies used to teach the students are effective. It can show you if the problem is coming from the teacher and not the student. 

 

At Themba Tutorswe provide you with guidelines and tools that will best fit your needs.

 

 

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Effective Executive Functional Skills Development 

 

Executive Functions are the mental skills that help us remember instructions. It also helps when planning and doing many tasks at the same time.  Issues with executive functions can make it hard to focus and follow directions.

 

Executive function coaches will help students with real-life functional skills.

 

Some of these skills include:

      • Time management
      • Routine planning
      • Writing skills
      • Studying skills
      • Research
      • Sticking to routines, etc.

 

Developing Effective Studying Methods 

 

Having reading disabilities like dyslexia is a disadvantage compared to students without it. Disabilities like this will slow down the student’s progress. Teaching them the right reading strategies is the best solution. Effective studying methods will help students learn more. Students will develop discipline, which will result in being more productive with their time when studying.

 

At Themba Tutors, our experienced professionals will help you improve your reading and studying skills.

 

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Effective Writing and Essay Skills 

 

Improving one’s writing needs a constant touch-up. Academic coaches help college students and adults to improve their writing skills. A writing coach will help brainstorm, organize, and improve their written grammatical skills. Academic tutors are more likely to focus on adding specific content to the essay. An academic coach will identify ways to help a student improve their writing skills. Academic coaching empowers students with the skills and tools for learning. Tutoring will help students understand specific subject matters. This will allow them to perform well in that particular subject. 

 

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At Themba Tutors, we will let you know what kind of help you need once we set up a free intake. Knowing the student’s strengths and weaknesses is vital for helping the student with the challenges they’re facing. We offer services that include academic coaching and tutoring based on the student’s needs. We also offer a hybrid model for those students who need help with content and improving their underlying study skills. 

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At Themba Tutors, we will let you know what kind of help you need once we set up a free intake. Knowing the student’s strengths and weaknesses is vital for helping the student with their challenges. We offer services that include academic coaching and tutoring based on the student’s needs. We also offer a hybrid model for those students who need help with content and improving their underlying study skills. 

 Contact Themba Tutors for your tutoring and coaching needs!

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

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