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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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A college coach, also known as a university admissions consultant, is someone who specializes in guiding and assisting students through the process of applying to a university. College coaching enables students and their families to approach the admissions process with a well-informed understanding of the various postsecondary options available to their children. The college coaching process aims to prepare each child for the different elements and stages of college application while taking both the parents and the child’s goals into account. Furthermore, college coaching allows you to work with individuals who are well-versed in colleges and universities that provide special assistance to students with disabilities.


College coaching may begin as early as 9th grade, but families can start the process at any point in the student’s high school career. Working with a college coach allows students to gain access to the coach’s first-hand knowledge and experience. Throughout the coaching process, the coach will identify key areas to focus on, depending on which college or university your child wishes to attend. Additionally, a college coach can help you explore the financial implications of your child’s college or university of choice. Aside from academics-related and extracurricular activities, a college coach can also guide you and your child towards applying for financial assistance and scholarships. Here is the ultimate guide for college readiness.

Below are some of the highlights of college coaching that are available through Themba Tutors:

One-on-one college coaching to students and families to guide them through the application process, including help with the following:

  • Extracurricular activities
    Which activities pique the student’s interests and passions
  • Community service
    Which options are available and the most appealing to the student
  • Letters of recommendation
    Who to ask, how to ask, and when to ask
  • Internships
    Help to explore interests and options and secure internship positions
  • Summer plans
    What is the most productive way to spend the summer months?
  • Bridge programs
    Which programs, if needed, will help the student prepare for college
  • Writing
    Writing resumes, cover letters, and personal statements
  • Mock interviewing skills
    Preparation for college and job interviews
  • College applications
    Completing college applications, supplements, and essays
  • Campus tours
    Where to go, what to see, and which questions to ask
  • Career/personality assessments
    Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory

Themba Tutors’ college coach can help develop an appropriate college list that best fits the student’s goals and needs. We offer the following:

  • Insight into the many colleges/universities that offer accommodations for learning disabilities.
  • Assistance developing a reach, safety, and target list of schools.
  • Help to discover the colleges/universities that offer accommodations for learning disabilities.
  • Help to figure out the specific programs available and determine which are the best fit for the student, considering the student’s interests and learning disabilities.
  • Guidance in figuring out the supports available in the dormitory setting helps the student understand which types of life skill supports are available for the student if needed.

The Impact of Academic College Coaching

Every student’s college experience is unique. As a student, there are a great many things you’re worried about. Your college experience will shape who you become and the kind of life you’ll lead. So, naturally, one of your most significant concerns is your academic achievement. You want to learn and make the most of this experience. In college, it’s challenging for students to strike a balance between everything they need to do and what they want to do. At first, the college experience is exciting. Then, there are new friends to make, and there’s no shortage of fun activities. However, the reality is that many students find themselves stressed and anxious all through college. In addition to going to classes, they have to face tough assignments, endless studying and some have to work part-time. It can be a harrowing experience that leaves many students struggling to scrape together a passing grade. Well, you’d be surprised how much adding one extra thing to your schedule makes everything more manageable. Use this assignment calculator to help plan your time and have a personalized schedule, and this grade calculator with percentage grades, letter grades, and points grade calculations. 


 Academic college coaching can make the entire college experience better and much more fulfilling. Here are 7 basic life skills to learn for college readiness. Take advantage of this College Readiness – Preparation For The Future: A Senior Boot Camp to access various skills to learn and improve upon them.

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But First, What Is College Coaching?

Oftentimes, academic coaching and tutoring are taken to mean the same thing. Well, the two happen to be very different approaches to teaching. Tutoring is often subject-specific and usually tailored to each student to help them improve their grades. Most people think that tutoring is best when a student is performing poorly, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Even straight ‘A’ students could benefit from some tutoring once in a while. On the contrary, academic coaching, also known as executive function coaching, focuses on equipping students with self-management skills to help them achieve their goals. Every student, nay every person, can benefit from executive function coaching. Life is becoming increasingly more demanding. And this is where academic coaching comes in. It helps students manage their emotions and organize their work and time while giving them the skills to reflect upon their needs and circumstances to revise their tactics accordingly.

The Lifelong Benefits of Academic Coaching

  • Coaching equips students with practical time management skills and strategies to handle the complexities of life. By modeling organization systems, coaching encourages effective, manageable routines to help students plan and prioritize short and long-term projects. Whether the student is struggling in a number of subjects due to his or her inability to manage time, or the student has great grades but could be a bit more organized, we have the right college coaching and study skills tutoring program to help your child succeed.
  • By identifying individual strategies to manage distractions and cope with procrastination, students improve their focus and concentration.
  • Coaching encourages independence, self-advocacy, and intellectual curiosity. It is not a crutch to be used when times get challenging. It’s about helping students understand their strengths and increase their confidence. It equips them with skills to face life’s challenges head-on.
  • With academic coaching, students can explore the social and emotional factors that interfere with their academic performance and create a safe space to tackle these factors successfully.
  • Of course, it would not be academic coaching if it didn’t help improve academic achievement. An academic coach is also a college tutor. They help students develop effective studying methods and develop practical writing skills. With Themba Tutors, you can connect to a college writing tutor from the comfort of your own home and receive personalized feedback and support to help you improve your writing.  Whether you’re struggling with grammar, sentence structure, or organizing your ideas, working with a college academic writing coach can transform your coursework and help you achieve academic success.

In Need of an Academic College Coach?

Themba Tutors has a dedicated team of learning specialists, college tutors, and executive functioning coaches to help you make the most out of your college experience. Academic coaching isn’t just about managing homework, exam, or test preparation or helping students develop practical studying skills. It’s about empowering students to become successful, independent learners to improve their academic performance and better manage their lives. We provide tutoring and coaching services both remotely and in person. Get in touch with us today. Let us help you develop a lifetime of effective habits by providing you with a solid foundation to balance your personal and professional lives effectively. Here are some tips to turn a habit into a routine to balance college life with a healthy lifestyle.


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Why Should You Hire a College Coach?

  • Essay help – A great college essay does not only need great page writing. It includes introspection and contemplation before something is written down. A powerful essay shows a deep sense of personality. Here comes a mentor: a university essay coach is a soundscape, a mirror for the process of thought. A coach makes candidates write essays that illustrate their achievements and minimize deficiencies.
  • Expert oversight – The best coaches guide students through all steps in the process, ensuring that none of the information misses. They make sure that the applicants are effectively addressed or postponed.
  • Improving weak areas – A coach may help students identify which fields they may concentrate on to get admissions. For example, he or she will encourage your child to join a student club and increase his or her GPA. But a child will not see the outcomes unless they attempt to follow the advice.
  • Extracurricular activities – When assessing an applicant’s extracurricular activities, universities are searching for candidates who excel in what they do and display unique characteristics. A college coach can help a student in this regard based on his or her skills and interests.
  • Interview preparations – A college coach will help your child ace his or her interview. Your child will also be guided through key aspects of the interview, including how to ask the right questions, doing pre-interview research, and even what to wear. A college coach will also assist the student in handling specific types of interviews, such as panel interviews and presentations.

Here are some essential college readiness guidelines.

  • Recommendation letter – A recommendation letter is a key component in one’s university or scholarship application. It provides admission officers important insight in a student and helps them look for candidates with impressive academic, social, and personal skills. A college coach can guide students in how and who to ask for a recommendation letter, as well as point your child towards extracurricular activities that can help strengthen their recommendation letters.
  • Campus tours – Visiting a college or university campus and attending campus tours is the perfect way to decide if a school is a good fit for your child, whether academically or athletically. If possible, it’s best to visit an institution multiple times and interact with students who are attending that college or university before making the final decision.
  • Summer plans – There is no single summer plan or extracurricular activities formula for every student because each has unique and varied interests and skills. With the help of a college coach, your child can use this time away from regular classes to explore their interests more thoroughly or start a hobby or activity they’ve never done before. An interesting description of how your child spent his or her summer may also add appeal in his or her application once it is reviewed by admissions officers.
  • Internships – The best internships open a pathway to college admissions and help to secure a career afterwards. A college coach can help you lay down the foundations for your future career while you are still in school. By ensuring you are well-prepared for the demands of job-hunting, landing the job you want after graduation becomes less of a daunting task.

How Do I Find a Good College Coach?

  1. Choose a coach whose personality matches or complements yours.
  2. Ensure that you are working with a college coach who presents ideas clearly.
  3. Review writing samples and check style. This will help you pick the one that’s best suited for what you need.
  4. Choose a college coach who can guide you all throughout the admissions process using the right tips and tricks.


While college admissions coaches may share some similarities with academic tutors, their role goes beyond helping students with their schoolwork. A good college coach acts as a mentor and editor and helps shape students into becoming confident and successful individuals inside and outside of school. Needless to say, college coaches offer invaluable support and guidance for students who wish to succeed in their college or university applications.


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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.

In Need of an Academic College Coach?

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Alex’s services were of great help and support to me, especially when it came to keeping my feet on the ground and giving suggested methods to further improve my college experience.

-Ashoka Z.

We were all delighted with Tohar’s services. She intuited early on how to work well with our daughter and she responded in kind. Thanks, as always, to your team. 

-John K.