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1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

4.9 56 reviews

  • Avatar Emily Matles ★★★★★ a week ago
    We would highly recommend Ally! Our son always asks about her, so very thankful to Brooklyn Letters for introducing us.
    ~ Emily, mom of Brooklyn 2 year old
  • Avatar Natalie Levon ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Nicole has been an amazing therapist!! She played a tremendous role in our daughter’s speech progress and overall development. She has come such a long way and we are so happy with the therapy she received!
  • Avatar T Ainsley ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I cannot express how grateful and rewarding my experience with Brooklyn Letters has been. Her tutor Ms. Daria is so knowledgeable, amazing, kind and awesome. My daughter has made so much progress in Literacy and Math and it's all … More thanks to Ms. Daria. I know my daughter is sad that she can no longer work with Ms. Daria, as she looked forward to their sessions every week. Thank you again!
  • Avatar Jackie Vasquez ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Excellent services, caring therapists.
  • Avatar Lil Amatore ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Christina was absolutely wonderful. She went out of her way to win my son over and it worked. He looked forward to her visits and his speech improved so much under her care. She was super flexible and it’s clear she truly cares. We adore … More Christina and we’re going to miss her. Almost sad he improved so much! She’s simply amazing and we can’t say enough how great she is. I would recommend her services to anyone and everyone, without hesitation. Thank you so much for connecting us with her!
  • Avatar Colin Peters ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We could not be happier with the services Valerie provided! She is very thoughtful and knowledgeable and provided significant guidance to support our daughter's speech development outside of our scheduled sessions. She established … More a great working relationship with her, and she will definitely be missed! Your business model is amazing and it was an absolute pleasure working with Valerie. I've referred your organization and Valerie to the Executive Director of our daughter's school and friends/colleagues who are in need of speech therapy services.
  • Avatar Heather Liljengren ★★★★★ a year ago
    We cannot say enough good things about Effie, the ASL teacher, who was so engaged and effective with our 2 year old daughter from the very first session! Effie gladly included our whole family in the sessions! Her expertise and fantastic … More personality gave our daughter a way to communicate that she was so desperately seeking. The coordinators at Brooklyn Letters were so helpful and communicative…I would highly recommend their services!
  • Avatar Chris duke Fields ★★★★★ a month ago
    The company is great with outstanding customer service. They keep my horses protected. I have recommended them to other horses trainers as well that are going to get service early next year. Very professional an honest too. Respectfully … More submitted Christopher
  • Avatar Nikhil Jaisinghani ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Ron and Ken did a fantastic job with our security system today. Installed everything very quick. Both of them were very polite and asked us throughout if the installation met our needs. Simply fantastic!
  • Avatar Linda Parsley ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    I called Cornerstone Protection to get a Security system at a relatives out of state property, within a week it was installed! The installers worked with the client to help understand her new system and she was happy! Our relative said … More they were courteous, professional and patient! I highly recommend Cornerstone Protection for all of your security needs!
  • Avatar Amanda Clay Mackin ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Had blink cameras; Car was broken into multiple times so I called CornerStone & they were able to install multiple cameras very quickly & for a reasonable price. I am so happy with the app & getting alerts that are not superfluous, … More like they were with Blink. Highly recommend CornerStone & the tech Ronnie.
  • Avatar Pete Peters ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Ron and Ken are great guys to work with.
    Both were very knowledgeable and got our system back up and running.
    Thanks to both for a job well done...
  • Avatar Brigid Bower ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Samantha Dalmas was fantastic! We saw her for a feeding therapy evaluation and while she doesn’t think my daughter needs more feeding therapy sessions at this time, but she gave me lots of tips to try. If my daughter's doctors want … More to see more progress at her next appointment, I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to Samantha again.
  • Avatar Larry Barton ★★★★★ a year 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 years 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 ★★★★★ 2 years 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 ★★★★★ a year 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 years 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 ★★★★ 2 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Brian is a fantastic executive functioning coach. Super helpful, flexible with hours, and tailored the experience to our needs.
  • Avatar Susan Wong ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 3 years 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 ★★★★★ 4 years 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 5 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 5 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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Navigating the diverse fields of biology, such as biochemistry, botany, cellular biology, and ecology, can often feel overwhelming for middle and high school students. As they encounter complex topics like genetics, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, and physiology, students may experience stress and frustration. Common struggles include memorizing detailed concepts, understanding intricate processes, and applying theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios. Additionally, distractions like excessive social media use, screen time, and communication gaps between students, parents, and teachers can hinder academic progress and support at home.

Themba Tutors focuses on high-impact tutoring for all learners, including neurodiverse learners. High-impact tutoring is personalized, evidence-based instruction delivered by skilled educators to accelerate the academic progress of struggling students through close monitoring and collaboration with schools.

With Themba Tutors, your child’s journey through biology shifts from daunting to manageable. Our experienced biology tutors cover essential concepts comprehensively and equip students with effective study skills and time management techniques to combat procrastination. This approach not only helps students master the subject but also fosters confidence and reduces stress.

We provide consistent feedback to students and parents, enhancing communication and ensuring families actively participate in their child’s progress. This supportive environment helps students transition from struggling with biology homework to achieving improved grades and newfound confidence in understanding biological concepts, empowering them for success in Biology and beyond.

We serve public, private, and charter school students in the NYC metro area, Westchester, Long Island, Boston, and select Connecticut and New Jersey regions. Our team of educational professionals, over 90% of whom hold advanced degrees in education, psychology, or related fields, establish meaningful connections with students. We remain adaptable to the evolving educational landscape and the digital distractions prevalent in 2024.

Utilizing SMART goals, we ensure that objectives are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound, tailored to each student’s unique needs. Our flexible scheduling accommodates families’ diverse needs. When our services align perfectly, we facilitate connections with trusted colleagues. Our methodology adeptly navigates various educational systems and the fast-paced nature of contemporary education.

Recognizing the potential benefits of AI in education, we integrate these tools responsibly into our educational frameworks, educating students on their effective and ethical use. Before introducing AI tools, we ensure that parents are fully informed and have given consent.

Themba Tutors is proud to be recognized as one of the best tutoring services in the New York City metro area, specializing in Executive Functioning Coaching. Known for our compassionate approach, track record of success, and ability to accommodate diverse learning styles while respecting families’ preferences, we set ourselves apart.


Our tiered team of educational professionals, highly recommended by our clients, includes:

  • Academic Tutors
  • Certified Subject Specialists
  • Advanced Learning Specialists/Coaches
  • Doctoral-Level Specialists/Coaches
Executive Function Coaches Tiers


We were very happy with Kayla’s services. She was always on time and prepared. My son enjoyed sessions with her and thought they were helpful.


-Kristen M.

Working with Dr. David has been a blessing and one of the best investments that we have made in our daughters’ education. Dr. David has instilled confidence, autonomy, and pride in their work. Since we started with Dr. David last year, our girls have been much more invested in school and their performance. They have been more organized, gotten better grades (As and Bs), and are better advocates for their needs in school. He has also been an amazing partner and cheerleader for me and my husband. He follows up and ensures that there is accountability… it definitely takes a village. We are so happy and grateful that Dr. David is part of our village!


-Sweet Joy H.

Bassem is great, and he helped my son a lot! My son is thriving, thanks to Bassem’s fantastic support!


-Rose G.

Mackie was great. The Scholars really liked him and found the sessions useful. He presented the material clearly and in an interesting manner.


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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.


Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in STEM Education, Bachelor’s in Secondary Education, Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences


Master’s Certification in Coastal Ecology, Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics


M.S. in Adolescent Special Education


Master’s in Social Work, BA in Neuroscience and Music


Doctoral Candidate


M.S. in Education


Master’s in Teaching, Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Psychology


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Why Choose Themba Tutors?

1. Combined Tutoring and EF Coaching

At Themba Tutors, we offer a unique combination of expert biology tutoring and executive function (EF) coaching. This approach ensures students grasp complex biological concepts while developing essential academic skills. Our dual focus supports both subject mastery and personal growth.

2. Comprehensive Coverage of Biology Topics

Our team of experienced biology tutors brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for teaching. They are skilled at breaking down complex topics into easy-to-understand lessons. Their expertise helps students excel in biochemistry, botany, cellular biology, ecology, living environment, genetics, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, physiology, zoology, biotechnology, and synthetic biology.

3. Addressing Common Struggles

Our biology tutors are adept at identifying and addressing common struggles in biology, such as memorizing complex terms and understanding abstract concepts. We use mnemonic devices, visual aids, and hands-on experiments to enhance learning. Structured review sessions and practice exams build confidence for tests.

4. Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, Procrastination, and Excessive Screen Time

We teach relaxation techniques, time management strategies, and positive coping mechanisms to help students stay calm and focused. Our EF coaching promotes effective study schedules and goal setting, reducing procrastination. We also guide students in balancing screen time with productive study habits.

5. Enhancing Study Techniques and Habits

We introduce effective study strategies like active learning, spaced repetition, and concept mapping. These techniques help students retain and understand complex information. We also emphasize the importance of regular study sessions and provide tips on staying organized and managing time efficiently.  Based on this study, middle and high school students in New York City often face significant challenges in learning biology due to a combination of cognitive load, ineffective study strategies, and a lack of engaging instructional resources.

6. Customized Learning Plans

We create personalized learning plans tailored to each student’s needs and learning styles. This allows us to address specific areas of difficulty and adapt teaching methods accordingly. Our customized approach ensures optimal understanding and retention of biological concepts. According to this study, practice testing and distributed practice are highly effective learning techniques that enhance student learning across various ages, abilities, and educational contexts.

Choosing Themba Tutors means investing in a brighter academic future. Our combined approach to biology tutoring and EF coaching, delivered by experienced tutors, ensures students excel in their studies and develop essential life skills.

Become a Scientific Researcher Before College with Themba Tutors

Themba Tutors, in collaboration with the HRSE, presents extensive research opportunities in diverse scientific fields, such as biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, computer science, engineering, and many others. This year-long science internship teaches essential skills, leading to prestigious college internships. It enhances understanding of scientific principles, builds professional networks, and develops crucial life skills, fostering successful scientific careers.

Who We Are?

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Founded in 2012 by CEO Craig Selinger, an educational specialist and executive function coach, Themba Tutors provides customized biology tutoring services for middle school, high school, and college students.

  • Services Provided
    • Individualized in-person and online tutoring and coaching for all ages and learners, including neurodiverse learners.
    • Serving the NYC Metro Area, Long Island, Boston, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut.


  • Professional Team
    • Highly skilled, friendly professionals with expertise in working with all age groups and learning differences.
    • Focus on building relationships and delivering comprehensive support.


  • Tutoring Approach
    • Match students with suitable professionals.
    • Tutors are approachable, subject matter experts, and provide individualized attention.
    • Customized learning plans based on each student’s abilities and skills.


  • Distinctive Features
    • Personalized approach and highly qualified staff.
    • Flexible, localized services without corporate constraints.
    • We are scheduling convenience with tutoring at preferred locations.
    • Expert qualifications with advanced degrees and experience.
    • Direct CEO involvement, an expert in learning differences.
    • Over 90% of our tiered educational team hold advanced master’s degrees in education, psychology, or related fields.


  • Philosophy and Methods
    • Grounded in contemporary scientific research and strategies.
    • Tutors address core learning and attentional difficulties.
    • Focus on developing skills for future learning.
    • Successful track record with students thriving in various educational institutions.


  • Learner-Centered Approach
    • Continuous monitoring and adaptation of techniques.
    • Unique learning profiles for each student.
    • Emphasis on mastery of materials, core skills, and positive study habits.
    • Strategies to enhance motivation, focus, confidence, and self-esteem.

Free Consultations and Remote Meet & Greets

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Take advantage of our free consultations and remote meet-and-greets with our expert biology tutors. This allows you to connect with potential biology tutors, discuss your child’s needs, and ensure a good fit before committing to any services, providing a seamless and personalized biology tutoring experience. Contact us today for your free consultation.

Themba Tutors’ Process and Approach

Themba Tutors provides tailored support for K-12 students facing challenges such as ADHD, executive function issues, and learning disabilities like dyscalculia, dyslexia, dysgraphia, twice-exceptional, and more. Our services are designed to address the specific obstacles these students encounter in their academic and professional lives.

We offer flexible, convenient services with a pay-as-you-go model. There are no upfront fees or long-term contracts—you simply pay for each session after it takes place. This allows you to manage your budget and your child’s educational needs effectively.


Here’s how our intake process works:

  • Initial Contact and Consultation: Contact us via email, text, or phone. Our intake coordinator, Jerry, under the guidance of CEO Craig Selinger, will arrange a phone consultation within 24 hours to get started.
  • Review of Academic Background: We examine the student’s academic records, such as report cards, to identify their strengths and areas needing improvement.
  • Comprehensive Educational Assessment: We offer an optional in-depth assessment to identify your child’s strengths and areas for improvement precisely. This helps us tailor our biology tutoring sessions to their needs, ensuring they receive targeted support. Starting with this assessment is entirely optional.
  • Tutor Selection: We provide detailed tutor profiles to help you make an informed decision. During our free intake session, we will discuss the best options for your child.
  • Free Remote Meet-and-Greets: Connect with potential biology tutors through free remote meet-and-greets before committing to any services.
  • Assessment Session Commencement: The process begins with a no-cost exploratory session, during which the chosen biology tutor evaluates the student’s academic standing and goals, setting the stage for a personalized learning plan aimed at significant improvement.

Our approach involves weekly tailored sessions and continuous motivation through preferred communication channels. We focus on helping students achieve their goals through personal responsibility and adaptable biology tutoring methods.

For a customized educational experience and personal growth, contact Themba Tutors today to schedule your free consultation and remote meet-and-greets with the best biology tutors for middle and high school students.