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  • Digital literacy tutors, 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!
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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.
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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.
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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!
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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!
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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.
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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!
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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.
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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.
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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.
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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.
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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!!
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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!
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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.
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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.
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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!
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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.
  • Digital literacy tutors, 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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What Is Digital Literacy in Education?

Teachers and tutors teach students of all ages to become digitally literate. But what does that mean? First, It’s more than reading a book online or posting on social media. 

 

According to the American Library Association (ALA), digital literacy is defined  as “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.” 

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Let’s break down the specific 21st-century skills students need to use technology while learning academic subjects’ skills and content. But first, let’s explore the importance of digital literacy.

 

 

Why Is Digital Literacy Important? 

 

Digital literacy is an important part of a student’s toolbox of skills. As mentioned, to be digitally literate, students need to know how to find, evaluate, create, communicate, and share digital content. But to do these tasks, they need critical thinking skills. These cognitive skills are just as important as the technical part of digital software and devices. When students study digital literacy, they are learning “how” to use computers and how to use them effectively. 

 

Students also need to learn how to be responsible when using technology, and they must understand Internet safety. For example, students learn what is appropriate and not appropriate when sending emails and using social media. For internet safety, students learn the basics of strong passwords, managing privacy settings, and the issue of cyberbullying. 

 

Studying “literacy” is also an important element for students pursuing college and/or their careers. Most, if not all, careers require digital literacy in addition to the cognitive and technical skills needed. Students must learn to use those skills in effective ways and, at the same time, be responsible.

What Are Digital Literacy Skills Students Need to Learn?

At Themba Tutors, our digital literacy tutors will design a learning plan around your student’s needs and are age-appropriate. Our goal is to support your student in being digitally literate and supplementing what your child or teen is learning in school.

 

Students will learn skills from the list below. The possibilities are endless. 

 

Finding and Using Digital Content Effectively

 

  • Locate and use digital content but with critical thinking skills;
  • Evaluate sources to be trustworthy and determine if the information is factual or false. 
  • Practice critical thinking skills when evaluating sources;
  • Ask questions about the information. Who created it? Why was it posted? What is the viewpoint? What is missing from the text? Where is it located on the internet? 
  • Evaluate the accuracy of charts, graphics, and other data sources.
  • Learn research skills and use digital libraries and/or digital databases

 

 

Creating Digital Content 

 

  • Create content in all forms, including writing, tweets, podcasts, videos, emails, blogs, and lots more!
  • Create a website or blog to share interests or projects.
  • Learn how to find and feel comfortable with learning new programs, applications, and software. 
  • Exploring the cloud and using it to save time across devices.
  • Use one or more of the following tools for learning such as a digital class calendar, annotation tools to take notes, devices to assess student learning in real-time, digital portfolios to curate and collect student work for viewing and sharing, and grammar and vocabulary applications.

 

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Communicating and Sharing Content Effectively

 

  • Learn how to share, collaborate, and communicate with others using various digital tools and devices.
  • Discover the benefits of using social media but also how to use it properly.

 

 

Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

 

  • Understand how to be responsible when sharing content

 

Learn the problems, solutions, and issues surrounding cyberbullying, purchasing online, digital footprints, private settings, and safety.

Why Choose Themba Tutors for Digital Literacy Tutoring? 

 

Our digital literacy tutors are highly experienced and positive role models. Our tutors use a flexible approach to learning catered to each student we work with. At Themba Tutors, we help students master new digital literacy skills and concepts at their own pace. Your child’s confidence will grow when each new element is mastered. Our staff is invested in driving your child to achieve academic success in both the cognitive thinking and technology skills needed for digital literacy. So, if your son or daughter is struggling with digital literacy, contact us, and we will provide you with the service that will best fit your needs. 

REFERENCES

American Library Association (ALA) Digital Literacy Task Force (2013). ALA Task Force releases digital literacy recommendations. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2013/06/ala-task-force-releases-digital-literacy-recommendations

2020 K-12 Teachers Alliance. www.TeachHUB.com

https://www.teachhub.com/technology-in-the-classroom/2019/10/technology-in-the-classroom-what-is-digital-literacy/

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What are examples of digital literacy?
  • Understanding how to use web browsers, search engines, email, text, wiki, blogs, Photoshop, Powerpoint, video creation/editing software, etc. to showcase learning.
  • Evaluating online resources for accuracy/trustworthiness of the information.
  • Using online classes to enhance learning in the classroom.
  • Choosing appropriate media to showcase learning – understand what platforms will best illustrate your message and learning to peers and educators.
  • Using an interactive whiteboard in the classroom for lessons and allowing students to use the interactive whiteboard on a daily basis.
  • Encouraging students to use technology to showcase their learning.
  • Using the web ( web sites video, music) to enhance the learning of your students.
  • Students and teachers creating online content to be utilized both in and out of the classroom.
What is digital literacy and why is it important?

Digital literacy means being able to understand and use technology. It relates to the ability to find, use, and create information online in a beneficial and useful way. Digital literacy also means knowing the limitations of technology and understanding the dangers and precautions that the use of technology requires.

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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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