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1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

4.9 30 reviews

  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Liz Jones ★★★★ 5 months 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!
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors S CL ★★★★★ 7 months 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.
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Nicole May ★★★★★ 7 months 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.
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Gillian Davidoff ★★★★★ 7 months 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!
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors carolina luttmann ★★★★★ 7 months 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!
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Eric Fingerman ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Brian is a fantastic executive functioning coach. Super helpful, flexible with hours, and tailored the experience to our needs.
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Susan Wong ★★★★★ a year 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!
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Christine Gennetti ★★★★★ a year 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.
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Fabiola FITZPATRICK ★★★★★ a year 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.
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Jude Eugene ★★★★★ a year 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.
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Janice Eidus ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ 2 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.
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Fara Jones ★★★★★ 3 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!!
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Frances Simpson ★★★★★ 2 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!
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Mary Jean Babic ★★★★★ 2 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.
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Nina Herman ★★★★★ 2 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.
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Frances ★★★★★ 2 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!
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Michael Birnbaum ★★★★★ 2 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.
  • handwriting tutors, Themba Tutors Monica Alzate ★★★★★ 2 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 the Difference Between Handwriting vs. Keyboarding?

At a time when technology is a part of everyday life, computers and other electronic devices have become important learning tools. Students today spend more time online and in front of screens, whether to attend classes or conduct research for their schoolwork. Most school papers and homework are also done and submitted electronically, which makes keyboarding instruction for elementary school students necessary. But as much as it’s hard to imagine learning without the help of technology, doing away with handwriting lessons in favor of keyboarding instruction can negatively impact literacy development in young students.

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According to research, proper reading development is strongly linked to letter-naming and letter-writing. This is because the hand and the neural circuitry of the brain are inextricably linked. When students master writing letters and grasp the features of each, they also learn to recognize them more accurately. This letter identification leads to increased writing fluency, which then improves their reading skills.

 

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Why is Handwriting Tutoring Important?

Aside from its practical use in our daily lives—writing grocery lists, greeting cards, and filling out forms—being able to write clearly and legibly is an important aspect of language, literacy, and even mathematics.

 

While a significant portion of schoolwork is now done online or electronically, written exams still make up a significant chunk of tests and evaluations across various subjects. When a student is able to write comfortably, legibly, and at a reasonable pace, he or she can organize his or her thoughts better and produce more meaningful content.

 

Furthermore, the handwriting process has been shown to positively impact one’s concentration and engagement. Other benefits of handwriting include:

 

  • Improved memory – Studies show that students learn and retain information better when handwriting ideas instead of typing.

 

  • Letter mastery – Handwriting allows students to physically interact with letters, which helps them remember letters and its associated sounds better. Handwriting is both a tactile and a visual experience, which are key in young learners’ literacy acquisition.

 

  • Fully formed thoughts – Speed is key when typing, whereas handwriting is a slower, more intimate process. Handwriting allows us to slow down, breathe, and form our thoughts fully before putting them into paper.

 

  • Improves focus – Effortless and legible writing frees you from worrying about whether your work can be understood by your readers. Hence, you are able to concentrate more on accomplishing your writing task.

 

  • Highlights one’s uniqueness – Your handwriting is unique to you, and some say that you can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their handwriting. Being able to write legibly is equivalent to making a clear statement with your own unique voice.

What Are the Benefits of Learning Cursive Writing?

First-grade students were typically taught manuscript or print writing in the past, while cursive writing was commonly introduced in the third grade. It was often argued that cursive writing is superior to print, especially for children with difficulties such as dyslexia and dysgraphia. It results in fewer letter reversals and better spelling because words are visualized as one unit as opposed to being separated by different strokes.

 

On the other hand, experts have also pointed out the importance of having children focus on the writing form used in their reading materials, which is print. But whether or not one form is easier to learn than the other, what is more important is that students become adept at using one way of writing to produce clear and legible writing with minimal or reasonable effort. Hence, instruction should focus on the form that is most likely to produce this result, particularly for older children who struggle with handwriting.

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As far as cursive writing is concerned, instructors often stress its importance because of its many advantages over print. It is a more natural way of writing; cursive writing is not often interrupted by stops or by lifting the pencil.

 

Other advantages of writing in cursive include:

 

  • Enhances neural connections – Cursive writing engages both the right and left hemisphere of the brain.
  • Improves reading ability – Children who can read and write in cursive can also read print or manuscript, but the reverse is not true.
  • Better fine motor abilities – Cursive writing helps the student practice fine motor skills as he or she learns to produce smooth strokes.

 

How Can Themba Tutors’ Handwriting Tutors Help?

Our handwriting tutors specialize in individualized handwriting tutoring for elementary school students. Our handwriting instruction is tailored to meet the needs of your child and addresses key areas that need extra reinforcement. Themba Tutors’ handwriting tutors utilize the Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum, which uses multisensory strategies to teach handwriting to students in Pre-K onwards.

 

Themba Tutors’ highly qualified handwriting tutors are experts in their respective fields and have completed comprehensive training and certifications. Our professional handwriting tutors can help your child with: 

 

  • Correcting letter and number reversals
  • Proper pencil grip
  • Manuscript/print control
  • Letter and number size
  • Letter and number formation
  • Writing posture
  • Letter and word spacing
  • Cursive and manuscript writing

 

 

Do you need a handwriting tutor for your child? Contact us!

 

What Will Students Learn?

 

  1.   Preschool

Letter and number recognition, correct pencil grip, pre-writing strokes, distinguishing between left and right, sketching. 

 

  1.   Grades K-2

Letter recognition and usage, letter and number formation, word spacing, pencil grip, writing on a page.

 

  1.   Grades 3+

Letter formation, size, and placement; cursive letters and connections; distance between phrases and words; pencil grip and handling.

 

Some studies show that children who learn to write by hand also learn to read faster and tend to be more creative. Hence, the earlier children receive handwriting instruction, the more likely they’re going to excel in all subject areas at school. At Themba Tutors, our handwriting tutors use fun, engaging, and progressive techniques in teaching young students to write by hand. Whether you prefer in-person or online tutoring, our one-on-one handwriting tutor and literacy specialist can help your child develop and master their handwriting skills.

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