18 Apr Fairfield County, Connecticut Middle & High School Math and Reading Specialists, Tutors & Executive Functioning Coaches
Fairfield County, Connecticut Middle & High School Math and Reading Tutors & Executive Functioning Coaches
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Mcedwin was a fantastic tutor. He and our son, a college freshman, worked well together, and his grades, as a result, have dramatically improved.
Jacob tutored our son throughout his fifth and sixth grades. For our son, this was a time of increased academic demands and heightened anxiety, which exacerbated his language processing challenges. Jacob approached our son with sensitivity, compassion, and patience - which was greatly needed during this time. In addition to his reinforcing essential academic content, Jacob provided flexible and effective study skill strategies - strategies that our son internalized and has continued to use independently! Jacob is an intelligent and knowledgable educator who knows how to individualize his approach to his students to suit their specific needs and learning styles. He willingly communicates with school personnel and teachers to ensure continuity between his tutoring and students' classroom experiences. My son greatly benefited from this regular communication between professionals. I'd highly recommend Jacob to any child who needs individualized and extra academic support!
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 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.
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!
This company is great in finding awesome learning specialists who work with kids of all ages and use multisensory techniques to help break down abstract concepts. My child needs help with math and they were able to supply my child with a top-notch math tutor who was able to really help my son improve. Not only is it hard to find qualified math learning specialists who work well with school aged children, but they come to your home, which is a real godsend.
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 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!!
I own a tutoring / educational consulting company myself.. I called to ask for help with my daughter who has sensory, adhd related issues. The woman on the phone was very honest with me and really guided me in the right direction. Most of the other companies I had called didn?t seem to understand what ?multisensory? learning style means which is fine, but I?m assuming they wouldn?t understand my daughter? learning needs. I wound up getting better services through my daughter?s school, but I?d recommend Themba to any parent with a child with special education needs.
Having been through the SAT/ACT tutoring process before with my older daughter, I knew we?d need something less conventional, more tailor-made, for my son--someone who could adjust and meet the needs of my son?s specific learning needs. My son has ADHD and easily becomes overwhelmed and anxious with regards to test-taking. After his first tutoring session with Dr. Brooke, we knew it was a "good fit?. She was able to quickly develop a great working rapport with my son. She understood that he needed to be ?gently? challenged, praised and continually encouraged to keep him from becoming overly frustrated. His original PSAT score was a 26. Dr. Brooke helped him to bring his ACT score up to a 31. We can?t thank her enough!
My son has been working with Jeffrey for math tutoring with brilliant results. Jeffrey helped reinforce the lessons from class, helping him build confidence and perseverance. Jeffrey worked diligently to prepare for each session by making sure he was aware of what material my son was covering each week. Jeffrey would arrive for sessions with problem sheets they could work from to strengthen his skills. He was always very patient, reassuring, and encouraging. While at the same time, he pushed Oliver toward mastery of the material. In six months, my son began to see himself as a capable, successful math student.
I thought Paul was terrific and our son did too! Paul was particularly helpful on the math section of the ACT and math in general. Paul had an amazing rapport with our son, and that made the twice weekly commitment, for tutoring, fine for our son, which is really important. We highly recommend Paul!
We were very impressed with Anthony's calmness and resilience in the face of a daunting task; helping our daughter with math! He engaged her in creative and engaging ways to try and get across the challenging concepts of her homework and test prep. He really cared and made a lot of effort to work with our 11 year old.
My daughter, a freshman in a public high school, was struggling in math. I got in touch with Blythe at Themba, and she managed to have a wonderful math tutor come to my home the following day. She stayed much more than the required time to make sure that my daughter understood all the concepts. She also followed up with us and asked if we had any other questions that she could help with. As a parent, it is a relief to know that you can secure a tutor very quickly who comes straight to your home. A great experience!
I have currently secured two excellent Themba Tutors for my son, a junior in a NYC High School. My son really enjoys working with these tutors, Matt and Anthony. He finds their methods clear and inspiring. Matt works with my son on college entrance test preparation (ACT and SAT), and Anthony works with my son on written expression, executive functioning and attention skills.
Matt tutored my son for the SAT & ACT this fall ? We liked his positive approach to help learn the necessary testing skills. He is friendly, thoughtful and points out strengths while emphasizing areas that need extra work. Thank you for sending him to us!
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 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!
We Specialize and Travel to Your Fairfield County Home and Offer Reading, Math Tutoring, and Executive Function Coaching
Themba Tutors provides individualized reading tutoring for grades 1 to 12, college, and adults with diverse needs. We encourage collaboration, and our tutors would be happy to work with you to identify and address any weaknesses in areas such as reading comprehension, writing, math, and executive function coaching. We will help your child develop the necessary skills and confidence to succeed in school.
Our priority is to keep our students up-to-date on what they need to succeed in math. We strive to provide excellent service as tutors. Our tutors assist students in developing and implementing study routines to improve their studying habits. We record our progress and establish a plan for the following week during tutoring sessions.
We can assist if your child has problems getting organized, remembering things, doing homework, and finishing projects. Our executive function coaching is available for elementary, middle school, high school (grades 4 to 12), college students, and adults. We also help adults and professionals develop organizational skills.
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Do you need a middle and high school reading and math tutor/learning specialist to come to your Fairfield County, CT home?
BA in English, MS in English Education, and a 6th year Professional Diploma in Reading Consultancy and Educational Leadership
Holly is a warm, versatile, multi-certified educator. With 35 years of experience teaching English and literacy in various learning environments, Holly has helped hundreds of students to reach their potential. She holds a BA in English (Hunter College), an MS in English Education (Iona College), and a 6th-year Professional Diploma in Reading Consultancy and Educational Leadership (Southern Connecticut State University).
Holly is currently a reading and literacy specialist working with public middle school students. She creates individualized lessons catered to student needs, prepares students for testing, and implements whole group work for teacher modeling comprehension techniques. She works closely with small groups of students, building their literacy skills through guided reading activities.
Holly has taught ELL to adult, high school, and middle school students and has created a curriculum that helps transition students from the English Language Learners program and prepares them for ELA academic classes. She has also led an interdisciplinary summer academy for English Language Learners that encourages students to acquire English language skills while having fun and learning about science in the natural world.
Holly previously taught English, literacy, writing, and literature classes to public high school students prepped for the SAT, SBAC, and Regents tests and provided hands-on help with college essays.
During her time as a high school teacher, Holly worked for four years at an alternate high school setting that offered individualized instruction for students experiencing difficulties within the regular high school program for various reasons. She specializes in working with students with motivational issues and has experience with students with behavioral and language disorders, ADHD, and other learning differences.
Holly has tutored a broad spectrum of learners in writing, organizational skills, and reading strategies. Holly believes in creating life-long readers and learners. By building relationships with her students, she helps them believe in themselves and find their personal and academic strengths.
Master’s in Literacy K-12 & School Counseling
Sara has a Master’s in Literacy K-12 and School Counseling. She is certified in English 7-12, Special Education K-12, and Elementary Education B-6. She has over 18 years of experience as a classroom teacher, special educator, reading specialist, and literacy expert. She has worked with students in the elementary grades and has extensive experience working with middle school and high school students. Sara has taught middle school and high school English and has provided targeted reading intervention to at-risk students. She also teaches English as a new language to non-English speaking students. In addition, she has worked as a special education case manager and resource room teacher. Sara has been an adjunct professor for over 16 years in graduate and undergraduate education and has in-depth experience training pre-service and practicing educators and preparing career changers to become teachers. Sara is well-versed in providing in-person, hybrid, and online instruction to adolescent and adult learners. She is a team player. Sara believes all learners can be successful with the appropriate strategies and tools. She also values a flexible, student-centered approach tailored to meet individual needs. Sara prides herself on connecting with students and making learning fun and accessible.
Sara emphasizes specific research-based strategies and has an arsenal of techniques she has developed on her own. She is skilled in providing targeted academic interventions to empower students, address areas of weakness, and improve achievement and her students’ confidence. Sara excels at teaching reading, writing, study skills, and executive functioning. She has vast experience working with struggling students and students with learning disabilities, emotional disorders, and attentional issues. Sara embraces differentiated instruction. She recognizes varied learning styles and differences, and her goal is to take the mystery out of learning and make the process more accessible for all learners. Her motto is “one size does not fit all.” Sara strives to create a unique plan, always with the learner in mind. Her tools include using mnemonics and acronyms to teach reading and writing strategies. She aims to break large tasks into smaller, easy-to-follow steps so students feel more empowered and successful. She uses templates and sentence stems to help students produce coherent writing and guide them to gather their thoughts while reading, and she tailors these tools to fit each student’s individual needs.
She uses a variety of organizational systems to help students break down large and small assignments and teaches them how to prioritize their work using a calendar. She also shows students a variety of study methods for note-taking, preparing for exams, and completing assignments, helping them select which ones work best for specific learning styles, subjects, and tasks. She is an avid fitness lover during her free time and enjoys spin cycling, weight training, cooking, going to the beach, golfing, and spending time with her family, especially playing with her two daughters.
Betsy is a first-grade teacher at Purchase Elementary School in the Harrison Central School District. She previously taught at a private school on the Upper West Side for nine years. She received her Master’s Degree in General Education from Hunter College for first through sixth grades. Betsy has a passion for teaching math and reading to first through third-graders, including those who are advanced and those who need support to learn these fundamental skills.
Betsy had taught through an inquiry-based curriculum and the Common Core curriculum. She loves to see her students take ownership of their math and literacy learning. She uses a variety of strategies through personalized instruction to meet the needs of her students. She believes in a game-based, hands-on, multi-sensory approach to mastering mathematical concepts. Her areas of expertise are helping students learn a number sense, building strategies to solve math word problems, and understanding math concepts (connecting abstract to concrete). She teaches using the Singapore Math curriculum and is trained in EveryMath, Exemplars, Mathletics, and Matific.
Betsy is also passionate about reading and believes in the importance of building students’ confidence at the elementary level. She has experience in the Teachers College Reading Workshop and Fountas and Pinnel reading programs. She loves to find ways to spark reading in young children and scaffold and develop reading strategies to support them in acquiring underlying literacy skills.
We have expertise in:
- Online Tutoring/Coaching
- English, and English Language and Arts (ELA)
- Reading (Grades 1-12, and College)
- College Application Essay
- Writing (School-Age, College, and Adult)
- Song, Poetry, and Creative Writing
- Handwriting Tutors
- Math (Grades 1 to 12, College, Adult)
- Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II
- Pre-Calculus and Calculus
- Math Word Problems
- Exeter Math
- Biology (High School Biology, and AP Biology)
- Earth Science
- History and Social Studies
- Foreign Languages
- Test Prep (SAT, GRE, SHSAT, ISEE/SSAT, ELA, Regents, TASC, MAP Growth, LOTE Test, GED Test)
- Graduate School & Ph.D. Application Consulting
- Executive Functioning Skills (Grades 4 to 12, college, and adult)
- Adult Dyslexia Tutoring
- Adult ADHD/ADD Coaching
- Study Skills/Test Taking Tutoring
- International Baccalaureate IB Tutors
- Digital Literacy
- Computer Science
- Engineering Design
- Machine Learning
- Data Analytics, and Data Science
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