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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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Earth Science tutors

Understanding Earth Science can often feel overwhelming for middle school students, especially in NYC, where the curriculum introduces geology, meteorology, oceanography, environmental science, hydrology, climatology, geochemistry, geophysics topics. Students usually struggle with grasping these concepts, leading to lower grades and a lack of confidence in their science abilities. Furthermore, distractions like social media, screen time, and communication gaps between students, parents, and teachers can hinder the support needed at home for effective learning.

Themba Tutors focuses on high-impact tutoring for all learners, including neurodiverse learners. Our high-impact tutoring provides personalized, evidence-based teaching delivered by skilled educators designed to accelerate academic progress. 

With Themba Tutors, your child’s journey in Earth Science transforms from daunting to manageable. Our experienced Earth science tutors cover essential topics thoroughly, such as geological processes, weather patterns, ocean currents, and celestial phenomena, while also imparting critical study skills and time management techniques. 

We provide regular feedback to students and parents, fostering enhanced communication and ensuring families actively participate in their child’s educational progress. This supportive environment enables students to transition from struggling with their Earth Science homework to achieving improved grades and a deeper understanding of the subject. This newfound confidence equips them to tackle future scientific challenges successfully, paving the way for academic achievement in Earth Science and beyond.

We support public, private, and charter school students across the NYC metro area, Westchester, Long Island, Boston, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Over 90% of our tiered educational team holds advanced degrees in education and psychology, so we build meaningful connections with students. We remain adaptable to the evolving academic landscape and address the prominent digital distractions in 2024.

Our approach utilizes the SMART goals framework, ensuring that objectives are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound, and customized to each student’s needs. We offer flexible scheduling to accommodate diverse family timetables, and when our services perfectly match a student’s requirements, we connect them with trusted colleagues. Our methods are designed to navigate various educational systems and meet the demands of modern education.

Recognizing AI’s potential in education, we responsibly integrate these tools into our frameworks, teaching students their effective and ethical use. We also ensure parents are fully informed and give their consent before implementing AI tools.

Themba Tutors is recognized as one of the best tutoring services in the New York City metro area, specializing in Executive Function Coaching. We stand out in the field because we are known for our compassionate approach, proven success record, and commitment to accommodating diverse learning styles while respecting families’ preferences.


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

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

We are dedicated to empowering students to reach their full potential academically and beyond. Through personalized tutoring, executive function coaching, and comprehensive support, we equip students with the skills and confidence to excel in their educational pursuits and navigate life’s challenges with resilience and determination.

Executive Function Coaches Tiers


I’m listening to the Earth Science tutoring session from a distance and wow she is impressive!!! We have been thru so many tutors (more for math over the years). They’ve worked but Charlie gets so bored. She is so engaged with Khalilah! She really knows how to connect with Charlie and quickly figure out what she needs to learn. Thanks Craig!



Amil did really well with Dusty. We found that Dusty’s guidance really helped him turn work in on time, and all his teachers noted that in his last evaluation. Thank you again for all your help!



-Jad A.

We had a great experience with Alissa, she kept them learning and motivated in a really terrible year. She did a nice job communicating feedback with us as well as being in contact with the teachers to make sure they were in sync. I am so thankful it worked out and that we got connected.

-Jana  Z.

I’ve had many tutors come thru my door over the years and feel there is something very special and extra professional about the tutors from Themba. They all understood my son s needs and had an amazing way of working with him. Kadyn tutored my son last year and I feel she contributed to his growth in all areas of learning. Her level of education was high and she had a very kind and calming personality that made it easy for my son to connect with her. I asked him what he thought of Kadyn. He said she helped me read articles, pull out information, organize my thoughts and put my ideas on paper. It made me feel more successful as a student.



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.

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Why Choose Themba Tutors?

1. Comprehensive Coverage of Earth Science Topics

Our Earth science tutors are highly qualified and experienced in teaching middle school students earth science concepts such as geology, meteorology, oceanography, environmental science, hydrology, climatology, geochemistry, geophysics topics. They deeply understand the subject matter and use engaging methods to make learning about the Earth’s processes and systems enjoyable and effective.

2. Integrated Executive Function Coaching

In addition to earth science tutoring, we provide executive function coaching to help students develop essential skills such as organization, time management, and study strategies. This holistic approach ensures that students understand the material and learn how to apply it effectively in their academic endeavors.

3. Support for Stress and Anxiety

Middle school can be stressful for students, especially when learning complex earth science concepts. Our Earth science tutors are trained to provide a supportive and nurturing environment where students feel comfortable expressing their concerns and working through their anxieties about topics like plate tectonics, weather patterns, ocean currents, pollution analysis, groundwater dynamics, climate change impacts, rock formation processes, seismic activity studies. We teach stress management techniques and help students build resilience to overcome academic challenges.

4. Managing Procrastination and Screen Time

Procrastination and excessive screen time are common challenges for middle school students, affecting their understanding of earth science. Our Earth science tutors help by addressing the root causes of procrastination, setting realistic goals, and breaking down topics like erosion, volcanoes, and the water cycle into manageable steps to ensure the timely completion of assignments. They also assist students in managing screen time effectively, using technology productively, and encouraging offline activities to promote curiosity and critical thinking.

5. Personalized Learning Plans

When studying earth science, we understand that every student has unique strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. That’s why we tailor our Earth science tutoring sessions and coaching strategies to meet the individual needs of each student. Whether they need extra support with understanding concepts like rock formation, the water cycle, the greenhouse effect, or assistance in improving their study habits related to earth science topics, we create personalized learning plans to help them succeed.

6. Building Confidence and Motivation

Middle school is crucial for building confidence and motivation in academic pursuits, including studying earth science. Our Earth science tutors focus on teaching earth science concepts, fostering a growth mindset, and instilling a sense of curiosity and passion for learning about Earth’s systems. By celebrating achievements related to astronomy, geology, and environmental science and providing positive reinforcement, we help students develop the self-esteem and motivation they need to excel academically.

7. Flexible and Convenient Earth Science Tutoring

We understand the busy schedules of middle school students and their families. That’s why we offer flexible scheduling options and convenient online Earth science tutoring sessions. Whether students prefer in-person or virtual instruction, we accommodate their needs to ensure they have access to high-quality earth science tutoring whenever and wherever they need it.

Choose Themba Tutors as your middle school earth science tutor and empower your child to explore the wonders of our planet with confidence and enthusiasm.

Become a Scientific Researcher Before College with Themba Tutors

In partnership with the High School Research Science Experience (HRSE), Themba Tutors offers comprehensive research opportunities across various scientific fields, including biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, computer science, engineering, and more. This year-long science internship equips students with research, outreach, and laboratory skills, preparing them for prestigious college internships and successful careers in science by deepening their understanding, expanding professional networks, and developing crucial life skills.

Who We Are?

Earth Science tutors

Established in 2012 by CEO Craig Selinger, an educational specialist and executive function coach, Themba Tutors offers personalized earth science tutoring for middle school, high school, and college students.

  • Themba Tutors offers personalized in-person and online tutoring and coaching, serving the NYC Metro, Long Island, Boston, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
  • Our tiered educational team consists of academic tutors, certified subject specialists, advanced learning specialists/coaches, and doctoral-level specialists/coaches, with 90% having advanced degrees in education and psychology.
  • Themba Tutors offers flexible, localized, and individualized services with direct involvement from our CEO, ensuring a high support standard.
  • We ensure our tutors have extensive experience and expertise, offering multidisciplinary, evidence-based methods to address specific learning needs effectively.
  • We aim to develop core skills applicable to future learning, helping students achieve long-term academic success and thrive in various educational settings.
  • We work with many professionals, including therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, to provide comprehensive support and direct families to specialists when needed.
  • We create unique learning profiles for each student, focusing on mastery of subject material, developing study habits, and fostering positive relationships to enhance academic success.

Free Consultations and Remote Meet & Greets

Earth Science tutors

Take advantage of our free consultations and remote meet-and-greets with our expert earth science tutor. This initial step lets you discuss your child’s specific needs and academic goals, ensuring a perfect match with our specialized Earth science tutor. These allow you to ask questions, set expectations, and build rapport before committing to a tutoring plan, providing a customized and effective learning experience.

Themba Tutors’ Process and Approach

Themba Tutors offers personalized support for K-12 students dealing with challenges such as ADHD, executive function issues, and various learning disabilities, including dyscalculia, dyslexia, dysgraphia, twice-exceptional (2e), and more. Our approach focuses on understanding these students’ specific hurdles in their educational and professional paths.

We operate on a no-contract, pay-as-you-go basis, requiring no upfront fees. You only pay after each session is completed. Our structured intake process ensures a seamless match with the right Earth science tutor:

  1. Initial Contact and Free Consultation: Contact us via email, text, or phone. Our intake coordinator, Jerry, supervised by CEO Craig Selinger, will schedule a phone consultation within 24 hours to facilitate a smooth start.
  2. Review of Academic History: We review the student’s past academic records, such as report cards, to identify strengths and areas needing improvement.
  3. Comprehensive Educational Assessment: We offer an optional in-depth educational assessment to identify your child’s strengths and areas for improvement. This initial step allows us to tailor our tutoring sessions to their needs, ensuring they receive the targeted support necessary to excel. The decision to begin with this assessment is entirely up to you.
  4. Tutor Selection: We provide detailed profiles to help you make an informed decision. During the free intake process, we will recommend the best tutor options.
  5. Free Remote Meet-and-Greets: Prospective clients can meet potential tutors remotely at no cost before making any commitments.
  6. Assessment Session Start: The process begins with a complimentary exploratory session, during which the selected tutor assesses the student’s academic status and objectives, creating a personalized learning plan for noticeable improvement.

Our approach includes weekly personalized sessions and ongoing motivation through your preferred communication methods. We focus on achieving goals through personal accountability and adaptable tutoring techniques.

For a tailored educational and personal development experience, contact Themba Tutors today to schedule your free consultation and remote meet-and-greets with the best earth science tutors for middle school students.