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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 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 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 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 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 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 Jackie Vasquez ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Excellent services, caring therapists.
  • 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 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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What Is ELA?

Our learning specialists and academic tutors provide 1:1 individualized tutoring in English language arts (ELA) and expository writing for students of all ages.


English language arts (ELA) are two of the core subjects being taught not only in US schools but also in learning institutions around the world. In particular, language arts is the common term used by schools and teachers to describe five key areas of teaching and learning language. These are:


  • reading
  • writing
  • speaking
  • listening
  • viewing


While each of these are distinct areas of study, the English language arts curriculum takes the approach of intending each mode to support and enhance the others. From these areas, listening and speaking are considered primary modes. This is because most students have already acquired and developed these skills at home even before entering primary education. On the other hand, reading, writing, and viewing are not skills that children acquire naturally. These have to be taught explicitly and are one of the goals of education.


And because of the essential communication skills that they involve, English language arts play a crucial role in our lives and determine our success in school, at work, and our personal lives. The mastery of English language arts allows us to generate, analyze, and reflect on ideas, create and form opinions, and build personal and professional relationships.

A student’s mastery of English language arts does more than determine his or her success in school. The key skills involved in language arts—reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing—can be applied to other academic subjects and beyond. English language arts skills are critical in real world situations and necessary in every aspect of life. These fundamental communication and language skills determine an individual’s success in his or her chosen career path and personal life.


As students move from one grade level to the next, the focus of the English language arts curriculum also changes. In elementary school, teachers put emphasis on basic and fundamental communication skills—reading, writing, and speaking.


By the time students reach middle school, they are expected to develop a more advanced understanding and grasp of English language arts skills. The ELA curriculum’s focus then shifts to a more complicated reading comprehension, grammar, and semantics. Students are exposed to slightly more complicated text that require a deeper level of comprehension and understanding. They also begin to expand their vocabulary and learn more advanced writing skills, such as poetry and creative writing.


For high schoolers, language arts classes are geared at teaching students analytical skills and improving their writing skills. These are done through essays, research papers, and book reports on novels and other forms of literature. Students are expected to dissect, interpret, compare and contrast, and expound on the text’s plot, characters, and underlying themes.

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What Are the Benefits of ELA?

The skills honed by learning language arts are crucial not only for academic learning but also for one’s professional life later on. They help students adapt to different challenges and demands of the time, allowing them to communicate and collaborate more effectively and develop creativity and critical thinking.


Likewise, English language arts skills are al essential components in learning other subjects. Regardless of subject content, students are required to analyze, think critically, summarize complex ideas, interpret information, identify patterns, and communicate what they have learned. These are all skills introduced and strengthened when studying language arts.


Writing, for example, is a skill that remains incredibly valuable in all fields of work or study. Proficient, clear, and effective writing skills play a crucial role in one’s success in his or her academic, professional, and personal life. After all, innovative ideas cannot spark change and progress if they are not communicated clearly and accurately.


What Is Expository Writing? 


Textual work that aims to explain, define, describe, or inform is called exposition or expository writing. The most common examples of expository writing include news and magazine articles, instruction manuals, and research or academic papers.


How to Present Facts in Expository Writing?


Exposition or expository writing, in simpler terms, is simply about presenting facts. It requires the writer to do away with bias, unsupported hearsay, and personal opinion. Needless to say, there writer’s own bias or opinion must not influence the facts and main idea that are being laid out for the readers. Instead, one is expected to gather and present data about a certain topic as clearly and concisely as possible.


A good expository writer should always remember not to assume that readers are familiar with the topic or that a certain piece of information is common knowledge. And because expository writing is about presenting facts, it is important that any data or claim is supported by evidence (such as statistics, studies, interviews, and references, to name a few).


What Are the Characteristics of Expository Writing?


When writing an exposition piece, it is a common tendency for some writers to veer away from the topic and go off tangent, often adding sentences or paragraphs that do not add value to the information being presented. Good expository writing is concise and keeps its readers focused on the main subject.


While it may be tempting to choose a broad topic because of the wealth of information you can use to support it, it can also be difficult to keep your work from becoming convoluted. Too much data and information can be difficult to follow and cause your readers to get lost and forget what you were writing about in the first place.


Hence, it’s important to narrow down your topic to effectively present pertinent information. Instead of choosing a broad subject, you can choose to focus on one of its key aspect or element. For example, writing about football requires you to not only explain what football is but also discuss its history, gameplay, rules, team components, and notable players or teams, among other things. To narrow this down, you may choose to write about the evolution and achievements of your school’s football instead.


Once you’ve narrowed down and chosen a topic, you must then make sure that you are able to support it with enough data and present them in an organized and logical manner. Needless to say, research is an essential element in expository writing. When looking for supporting elements for your work, you may use:


  • anecdotes
  • interviews or quotations
  • statistics, charts, or graphs
  • comparisons
  • descriptions

What Is the Format for an Expository Essay?


Traditional expository writing assignments consist of five paragraphs. This can be divided into an introduction, three supporting paragraphs or subtopics that make up the body, and a conclusion. But regardless of the length of your essay, the introduction must always contain your main idea or thesis. Your supporting paragraphs must also be connected with transitions to ensure that your work flows effortlessly and avoid a disjointed tone.


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What Are the Methods for Writing an Expository Essay?


There are many formats or methods one can use to present a topic through expository writing. It is common for a piece of exposition to be written using one of these methods, but combining two or three of these techniques can also prove to be effective. These methods are:

  • Compare and contrast
  • Cause and effect
  • Problem and solution
  • Extended definition


Can Students Get Help with English Language Arts and Expository Writing?


Good writing takes time to develop, and English language arts tutors and expository writing tutors can help students practice this essential skill without the usual pressures of a traditional school day. In our language arts tutoring sessions, we engage in the Judith Hochman method elements. We start with sentence work and progress through to outlining and writing multi-paragraph outlines for essays. Our language arts tutors and expository writing tutors will provide students templates they can use for future writing assignments, in addition to developing and completing their own peer-edited essays. Students who complete writing tasks during sessions have a deeper understanding of the writing process.


At Themba Tutors, we are committed in providing students with the highest quality English language arts tutoring and expository writing tutoring. We believe that the right support and engagement are crucial in helping students reach their potential. Themba Tutors’ English language arts tutors and expository writing tutors do this by:


  • Identifying and activating student strengths and overcoming weaknesses
  • Improving and building on existing skills and knowledge
  • Relating learning in students’ lives
  • Providing tools that the student needs
  • Making learning fun and stimulating
  • Customizing our tutoring lessons to every grade and skill level

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does ELA stand for?

ELA stands for English Language Arts.

What are some ELA skills?

Many of the new ELA standards identify a set of skills students must master before they can become fluent readers. These skills include the alphabet, the concept of print, phonological awareness, phonics, high-frequency words, and fluency.

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Samantha was great! Samantha was always punctual, nice, and clear with her message to my son in her sessions. It helped my son improve his writing skills, his schoolwork, and gain some confidence in writing.
After each session, she explained how he was doing and his progress, which I appreciated.


-Kay L.