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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.

EXPERT 1:1 EXECUTIVE FUNCTION COACHING FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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Executive Function Coaching for K-12

Are you finding your child struggling with managing school assignments or staying focused during homework? Have you wondered if there’s more you can do to help enhance their learning abilities? If so, here’s everything you need to know about executive functioning.

It is estimated that around 6-7% of all students in the United States have executive functioning issues. This figure represents over 3 million students out of the estimated 50 million nationwide.

Executive functions (EFs), including skills like working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control, are essential cognitive abilities that predict students’ performance on standardized academic assessments across middle and high school grades. This study highlights that teacher assessments of EFs are more predictive and consistent than self-evaluations, particularly in math, reading, and English language arts. It underscores the significance of these skills in predicting academic success consistently across diverse student populations. The findings reveal a notable correlation between EFs and reading and language arts scores, reinforcing the importance of objective, external evaluation of EFs in fostering academic achievement among a broad range of students, including those with disabilities.

Our program teaches students the 13 executive function skills for academic success, empowering them to navigate school and beyond.

TESTIMONIALS

My son got to a point in his writing where he just hit a wall with brainstorming. He needed some extra 1:1 time outside of school with someone who could handle the executive functions aspect, the anxiety piece, the extra time/silence my son sometimes needed, and the warmth and creativity that is his native space. Jake was beyond perfect. I just couldn’t have dreamt up a better fit. In addition, he documented his process, what was working with my son, so that I have a collection of emails to look back on when I need reminding about how to help my son when he’s feeling stuck – which is now very seldom. If I had five thumbs, they’d all be up. So I’ll just say, 5 stars! Thank you, Jakek and thank you, Themba Tutors. (By the way, this was affordable, to boot.)

 

-Micaela B.     

Khalilah has been a fantastic science and executive functioning tutor for my daughter. She was quickly able to assess the best and most effective methods for teaching. She is also high energy and extremely dedicated to making the most out of her sessions. Highly recommend!

 

 

-Meredith J.     

I was referred to Themba Tutors to help my daughter strengthen her executive functioning skills. Craig was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He provided us with a few different tutors to meet in order to find the right fit. We’ve been working with McEdwin “Mackie” he’s been wonderful. My daughter has worked with several tutors over the past 5 years and Mackie is the first tutor she happily meets with. This is a huge win!.

 

-Kristin S.     

 

Dr. Netta is a lovely, extremely reliable, professional, approachable, attentive, and very caring professional. Our daughter had different organizational needs than a typical high school student so Netta was open to communications with me as the three of us planned a course of action. The fact that Dr. Netta is also trained as a psychologist was extremely valuable. Our daughter always enjoyed her executive functioning sessions with Netta and looked forward to it weekly. We were very happy with Netta’s coaching services and highly recommend her!

 

-C.P., Mother     

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.

Executive Function Coaching for K-12 (Elementary, Middle, and High School) Students
ALEX F.

M.S. Occupational Therapy

Executive Function Coaching for K-12 (Elementary, Middle, and High School) Students
BASSEM

M.A Degree in Clinical Psychology

Executive Function Coaching for K-12 (Elementary, Middle, and High School) Students
CAMERON

Master’s Degree in Psychology

Executive Function Coaching for K-12 (Elementary, Middle, and High School) Students
DAVID K.

Masters in Special Education and Trained in Orton-Gillingham

Executive Function Coaching for K-12 (Elementary, Middle, and High School) Students
ALEX R.

PhD Candidate

Executive Function Coaching for K-12 (Elementary, Middle, and High School) Students
ALISSA

M.S. in Adolescent Special Education

Executive Function Coaching for K-12 (Elementary, Middle, and High School) Students
EMILY

Master’s in Education

Fotini Master’s degree in Secondary Educataion for English
FOTINI

Master’s Degree in Secondary Education for English

Executive Function Coaching for K-12 (Elementary, Middle, and High School) Students
ANNE N.

Master’s in Special Education

Why Choose Themba Tutors?

Executive Function Coaching for K-12

At Themba Tutors, we stand out with our commitment to individualized, effective, and compassionate executive function coaching for K-12 (elementary, middle, and high school) students. Here are several reasons why choosing Themba Tutors can make a significant difference in your child’s academic and personal development:

Tailored 1:1 Coaching for Every Stage

Whether your child is in elementary, middle, or high school, our 1:1 executive functioning coaching is designed to meet them where they are. We focus on the key executive skills emerging at each age, helping students in school and life.

Expert, Multidisciplinary Team

Our team consists of experienced EF coaches who are passionate about empowering students. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that we address all aspects of your child’s development, from cognitive strategies to emotional well-being.

Flexible and Accessible Services

Themba Tutors offers flexible scheduling and a variety of coaching options to fit busy lifestyles, including in-home, online, and hybrid models. Accessibility is key, and we strive to accommodate each family’s needs, ensuring that quality coaching is always within reach.

Building a Framework for Success

Our executive function coaching for K-12 (elementary, middle, and high school) students integrates mind mapping for teens, working memory, and time management strategies into a comprehensive curriculum that addresses each student’s unique needs. Using tools like Fantastical and techniques like the two-minute rule, we help students let go of procrastination and become masters of their schedules.

Practical Tips and Organizational Skills

To ensure daily school readiness, we offer advice on how to be organized for school using a school day launchpad and provide the 5 best helpful hacks to organize your backpack and the 10 best tips to organize your school binder. Why are school planners important? They are instrumental in fostering the organizational skills that support executive functioning.

Engaging Parents in the Process

We provide tried-and-tested ways for parents of teens to manage their homework, involving the whole family in building a supportive learning environment. Parents learn how to guide their children in breaking bad habits and building good habits, ensuring lasting change.

Customized Tools and Strategies

Our toolkit includes an assignment calculator and various productivity strategies, such as the Pomodoro Technique Timer, tailored to fit each student’s learning style and needs. These tools help break down tasks into manageable steps, making homework less overwhelming.

Our top 1:1 executive functioning coaching doesn’t just prepare students for tests; it prepares them for life. By focusing on foundational skills, gateway habits, and behavioral adaptations, we ensure every student can achieve their academic and personal best.

#1 Executive Function Coaching for K-12 (Elementary, Middle, and High School) Students

Unlock your child’s full potential with Themba Tutors, the #1 executive function coaching for K-12 (elementary, middle, and high school) students. Our tailored, one-on-one sessions focus on building essential skills for academic and personal success. Don’t wait to give your child the tools they need to be in a better shape; contact us today for your free consultation.

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Who We Are?

Founded in 2012 by CEO Craig Selinger, an educational specialist and EF coach, Themba Tutors provides executive function coaching to elementary, middle, and high school students.

  • Flexible, Personalized Services: Themba Tutors offers in-person and online coaching tailored to each student’s needs, providing convenience and flexibility. We serve various locations, including the NYC Metro Area, Long Island, Boston, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
  • Expert Team of Professionals: Employing a team of highly skilled, friendly, and expertly trained executive function coaches, Themba Tutors focuses on individualized strategies to enhance both academic and personal growth.
  • Comprehensive and Multidisciplinary Approach: Themba Tutors uses evidence-based, multidisciplinary methods that are personalized for each student. We work closely with families and other professionals to ensure comprehensive support and are committed to building strong educational relationships.
  • Convenience and Accessibility: Themba Tutors prioritizes your convenience by offering flexible scheduling and locations that include your home, school, or online, ensuring that coaching fits into your family’s lifestyle.
  • Highly Qualified Staff: All staff at Themba Tutors are master’s-level or doctorate holders with extensive experience in education and learning differences. They are committed to providing the highest quality of coaching.
  • Long-term Learning and Success: Themba Tutors focuses on immediate academic needs and developing core skills that apply to future learning, aiming for long-term success.
  • Tailored to Individual Needs: Each coaching plan is customized based on the student’s needs, interests, and strengths, ensuring a learner-centered approach that maximizes potential and fosters positive academic habits.

Free Consultations and Remote Meet & Greets

Executive Function Coaching for K-12

Begin your personalized executive function coaching for K-12 (elementary, middle, and high school) students with Themba Tutors through our free consultations and remote meet-and-greets. These initial sessions are designed to align our coaching strategies with your specific needs and goals, ensuring a tailored and effective coaching experience. Contact Themba Tutors today to book your free consultation.

Themba Tutors’ Process and Approach

Themba Tutors stands out with its unique approach, providing customized support for K-12 (elementary, middle, and high school) students dealing with ADHD, executive function challenges, as well as other learning difficulties, including nonverbal learning disorder (NVLD), dyslexia, autism, and more. They recognize the unique challenges these individuals may face in their academic and professional paths.

Themba Tutors is ready to facilitate connections with suitable specialists covered by their insurance for clients already working with mental health professionals.

The engagement process begins with a structured intake method aimed at matching clients with the perfect coach:

  • Initial Contact for a Free Consultation: Start by contacting us through email, text, or phone call, and expect a prompt phone consultation, usually within 24 hours, coordinated by our intake coordinator, Jerry. With oversight from CEO Craig Selinger, an expert in executive functioning, the process is designed to ensure a smooth initiation and ongoing enhancements.
  • Initial Assessments: Before our meetings, clients must complete a complimentary executive function questionnaire tailored to their child’s age group. Parents complete the form for elementary and middle school students, whereas high school students are encouraged to fill it out.
  • Customized EF Assessment: We offer a tailored executive functioning assessment at no cost, identifying strengths and areas for improvement. This leads to personalized SMART Goals to set a clear and attainable roadmap for enhancing executive function skills.
  • Choosing Your Coach: Themba Tutors offers a selection of highly qualified executive functioning coaching experts. Detailed profiles help clients make an informed choice.
  • Free Remote Meet-and-Greets: Potential clients can connect with prospective coaches through free online sessions, establishing a vital personal connection before any commitment.
  • Assessment Session Start: The process starts with an exploratory session that involves no upfront commitments or fees. The chosen EF coach assesses the client’s current situation and goals, laying the foundation for a personalized learning strategy to achieve significant improvements.

Our approach includes weekly tailored sessions and ongoing motivation through preferred communication channels. We focus on achieving goals through personal accountability and adaptable coaching strategies.

For a coaching experience tailored to your unique educational and personal development needs, contact Themba Tutors today for a free consultation and to arrange remote meet-and-greets with our top EF coaches for K-12 (elementary, middle, and high school) students.

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