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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.

Creative Writing Tutors

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Why Should You Pursue Creative Writing?

Whether as a personal hobby and passion or as part of your high school English and literature curriculum, creative writing is a great skill for students to pursue and develop. Through writing, students are able to express themselves, their thoughts, opinions, and creativity. This is especially true for teens as they are at an age when self-expression, having their own voice, and self-discovery take center stage in their daily life.

 

Creative writing can also help students in:

  • Developing emotional skills and empathy by allowing your child to carefully examine and process emotions as experienced by the characters he or she is writing about
  • Improving academic and communication skills, such as grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure.
  • Building confidence
  • Honing important life skills, including critical and analytical thinking, valuing commitment and dedication, using their imagination, problem-solving skills, and effective communication.
  • Improving organization

How Can Creative Writing Tutors Help?

Writing is one of the greatest tools for self-expression and showcasing your creativity, whether it’s through poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or essays. Students who find themselves drawn to creative writing often practice on their own and typically face challenges that can hinder them from further honing their craft if not properly addressed.

 

One of the most common hurdles that writers face–whether they are seasoned professionals or just dipping their toes into writing for the first time–is getting started. Writers often have a lot of things to express and put down into words, but it can be difficult to organize your thoughts and make them flow effortlessly. In many cases, simply figuring out where and how to start can be a source of frustration.

 

On the other hand, some young writers find it easy to identify the starting point of the story or poem they wish to write but often get lost along the way. For them, the real challenge is filling in the rest of the piece.

 

Working with creative writing tutors can equip budding writers with the right tools and techniques to improve their writing skills and help them focus on the aspects of creative writing they are most interested in or need most help with. This may involve refining their storytelling skills, improving their language and flow, developing their own writing voice and style,  identifying how to best structure their piece, or even getting constructive criticism and feedback on their work. 

 

Our creative writing tutors can also help students and young writers to address the common challenges that writers come across with, such as writer’s block, getting easily distracted, difficulty getting started, writing clichés, and unclear or uneven writing tone or style, among others.

 

Themba Tutors’ creative writing tutors offer creative writing classes  intended for high schoolers and motivated middle schoolers who are interested in experimenting with creative writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrids). Through guided exercises and readings, we will explore new forms and sources of inspiration. Depending on enrollment, we may also workshop one another’s work and engage in collaborative projects.

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Looking for a way to let your child explore their interest in writing? Our online creative writing tutor Miles is thrilled to guide students who want to hone their skills and learn the fundamentals of writing—whether it’s poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and more. Reach out to Themba Tutors today to find out more!

Creative Writing Tutor Miles

Miles graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in English. His poetry thesis, “The Candle is Forever Learning to Sing,” won several awards, including the David McCord Prize for unusual creative talent at Harvard College and the Lloyd McKim Garrison Prize for best poem by a Harvard undergraduate. As a senior in high school, Miles was chosen as one of five National Student Poets by the Library of Congress and traveled around the country advocating for creative writing and teaching workshops (and got to meet President Obama!).

In the course of writing everything from travel guidebooks to poetry to political campaign statements to PR copy, Miles has come to understand the drafting and editing process intimately. He was a guest instructor at the University of Iowa’s Between the Lines summer program for high school writers and has taught privately for more than two years.

As a tutor, Miles works with students, grade 6 to adultS, and specializes in the following subjects: all genres and forms of writing, the college application process, humanities subjects (including AP tests), SAT/ACT, SSAT/ISEE/SHSAT, other standardized tests, English literature/language, study skills, and music. His application mentees have been accepted at Stanford, MIT-Sloan, University of Pittsburgh’s 8-year medical program, the London School of Economics, NYU, and the University of California Berkeley.

 

Miles also offers:

Song Writing Tutoring

Poetry Tutoring

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

Email: info@thembatutors.com

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Stephen was an amazing tutor to my bristly middle schooler! He helped with his writing and application process for high school and was a wonderful influence on him. We are so grateful for his help and would highly recommend him!

 

Erica W. 

Jacob was an incredible help to our son when he tutored him in writing and reading comprehension in elementary and middle school. Jacob was patient and came up with creative, well-informed approaches. Our son connected with Jacob and benefited greatly from their sessions. Jacob also collaborated with our son’s school and often shared updates and insights with us. We are very grateful for all of Jacob’s support!

 

-J & C       

We were very lucky to have found Edwouine, 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 eager to follow her guidance.  I have no doubt she will be a positive driving force in his academic future.

-Monica Alzate

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does a writing coach do?

writing coach helps the writer develop a clear and compelling premise or plot, determine a tone, style, and voice based on the intended audience, and produce a coherent, captivating narrative, whether fiction or nonfiction.

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