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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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Masters in English Language Arts


M.A. in Middle School English

Fotini Master’s degree in Secondary Educataion for English

Master’s Degree in Secondary Education for English


M.S.E.D. in Teaching Urban Adolescents with Disabilities with a Bilingual Extension


Master’s in Special Education, Second Master’s in Educational Leadership, Bachelor’s in Communications and Psychology


Academic Intervention Specialist, BA Majored in English Literature and Minored in Public Policy and Law


M.S. in Education

**Guarantee: It’s critical that whoever receives our tutoring services connects with the specialist, the specialist has expertise in the area of need, and is available to travel to you. If you are not 100% satisfied with our services, we are 100% committed to finding you the right professional.

Why Is English Important?

The English language is the official language of 55 countries and is spoken by an estimated two billion people across the globe. As the language of international communication, it is not surprising that English is the most common second language in the world.


But English language tutoring is not only for international learners who wish to improve their English skills. Having a good grasp of the English language is important even for native speakers.

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How Can English Mastery Improve Your Writing, Speaking, and Reading Comprehension Skills?


Effective and successful communication in the English language does not stop at being able to speak and understand the language. It also involves learning English grammar and its many complex rules, developing a robust vocabulary, and enhancing spelling skills.


Mastery of English grammar, vocabulary, and spelling helps you become a more effective writer and speaker. This means being able to express your thoughts and ideas—whether through speech or in writing—in a clearer, more concise way.


It also helps students improve their English language reading comprehension skills. They learn to break down complex sentences and use context clues to understand unfamiliar words. Even for native English speakers, these skills need to be explicitly taught and practiced to become proficient communicators.

Do You Have Difficulties and Problems in Learning English?

What Is Grammar?


When we hear the term grammar, we think of subject-verb agreements, tenses, and other language rules that we follow to form clear and coherent sentences. In linguistics, grammar is defined as the rules and constraints of a language that encompass sounds, words, clauses, phrases, sentences, and their combinations and interpretations. It also includes language domains, such as phonology, morphology, syntax, phonetics, semantics, and pragmatics.


What Is Vocabulary?


The English language has a massive vocabulary. A 2010 study conducted by Harvard University and Google estimated over one million total words in the English language, which is expected to grow by a few thousand each year. While it may be difficult to wrap our heads around such a large number, it’s important to remember that this also includes different variations of the same word, obsolete or archaic words, loan words, slang, and colloquialisms, among others.


The Oxford English Dictionary lists over 170,000 English words that are currently used, and on average, a fluent or native English speaker uses anywhere between 20,000 to 30,000 words.


Undoubtedly, the English language’s vast vocabulary can be quite challenging for both native and non-native speakers. Even more so when you take into consideration the different types of verbs and its variations, spelling rules, and the many unique definitions that a single word can have.


Here is the 2021 Reading Model for Fluency Comprehension Self-Regulation and Vocabulary.

Blackboard background written with colorful chalk english grammar parts of speech. Opportunity for students to learn the system and structure of a language.

What Are Slang and Colloquialisms?


Aside from its extensive vocabulary and complex grammar rules, the English language is also peppered with slang words and colloquialisms that often lead to confusion for anyone who is not familiar with them. In school, English language instruction is focused on grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and sentence construction, among other things, and emphasis is not always given to English slang words, jargon, or colloquialisms used in everyday or casual conversations.


Colloquialisms refer to the informal use of language in everyday or casual conversation. It is informal in diction and style of expression. When a speaker is having a relaxed conversation with friends or family, they typically use colloquialisms to convey their message. It is also geographic in nature, which means colloquialisms are often unique to certain places or regions and can generally be understood by speakers belonging to the same area. Some examples of colloquialisms in English are “hafta” for “have to” and “lemme” for “let me” and expression such as “Go bananas!” or “Eat my dust!”


Slang, on the other hand, are words that are given a new or different meaning that make their way into everyday conversations (such as “kicks” for shoes, “threads” for clothes, and “gig” for a job or work). It is often spoken by a specific group of people, such as teenagers. The English language is teeming with slang that also evolve over time, with new words springing up every now and then. Needless to say, slang can be particularly confusing for English learners and can be tricky to keep up with even for native English speakers.

What Is Pronunciation?


Words are made up of phonetic sounds, and the way we make the sound of words is called pronunciation. We pronounce words by pushing air from our lungs, moving up the throat and vocal chords, until it reaches the mouth and passes the tongue, teeth, lips, and in other times, the nose.


The way we move our tongue, lips, and the muscles of our mouth to regulate the flow of air and control the shape of our mouth is how we change the sounds that we produce. The better we control the flow of air and shape of our mouth, the clearer and more understandable our words and pronunciation become. Aside from creating the right vowel and consonant sounds, pronunciation also includes word and sentence stress, linking words together, and intonation.


Learning how to pronounce English words can be particularly difficult even for native speakers. One reason for this is the abundance of English words with silent letters and the different pronunciation rules (such as how to pronounce “c” when followed by “e” or “a”). It is even more challenging for learners whose primary language is not English because certain phonetic sounds in the English language may not exist in their mother tongue.


What Are the Variations in English?


Variations in English can refer to the use of formal versus informal language and the difference between spoken and written language. For English learners, it is not only important to have good command of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation but also to know when to use the right language or words in different scenarios and contexts. This can be challenging for non-English speakers who may not be familiar with distinguishing between formal and informal language (such as using slang or colloquialisms during job interviews or writing cover letters).


In the case of spoken and written language, some students may find writing difficult as some words are spelled differently than they are pronounced. This is why we sometimes find learners who write words phonetically.

Themba Tutors’ English Tutors


We believe that in order for a student to reach his/her full potential, we need to give them the highest quality of support that they can get. Themba Tutors’ English tutors do this by:


  • Identifying and activating student strengths
  • Building on existing skills and knowledge
  • Situating learning in students’ lives
  • Acknowledging the impact of culture
  • Assessing growth in every learning experience
  • Providing tools for learning 
  • Making learning fun
  • Customizing tutoring lessons for every grade and skill level


If you are looking for the best private online or in-home English tutor for your child, you’ve come to the right place. Themba Tutors has highly qualified and experienced English tutors to help solve your child’s reading and writing problems. Our English tutors provide lessons seven days a week, all year long. Our English tutors help you build a broad foundation of English skills and will give you lifelong success.


Tutoring, Coaching, Learning Specialists, Academic Tutors Services

We have expertise in:

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.


How do you define English?
  • The language of the people of England and the U.S. and many areas now or formerly under British control.
  • A particular variety of English distinguished by peculiarities (as of pronunciation)
  • English language, literature, or composition when a subject of study.

Why English is important in our life?

With close to 1.5 billion speakers around the world, it’s safe to say that English is the language of international communication, whether in politics, science, media and entertainment, the arts, and socialization. English mastery also allows individuals to become effective communicators in school, at work, and in their personal lives.

Contact Themba Tutors Today!

Our English tutoring services are customized to fit your needs!


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

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