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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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Navigating writing challenges in high school can be daunting, leading to stress with new concepts like grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Common struggles include brainstorming, writing, increasing written output or organization, editing, writing solid paragraphs, organizing thoughts, limited vocabulary, weak thesis statements, poor time management, research difficulties, and low confidence.

Themba Tutors focuses on high-impact tutoring for all learners, including neurodiverse learners. It is personalized, evidence-based instruction delivered by skilled educators to accelerate the academic progress of struggling students, including those with dysgraphia, through close monitoring and collaboration with schools.

With Themba Tutors, your high school student’s writing journey shifts from overwhelming to achievable. Our experienced tutors comprehensively cover essential concepts such as point of view, expression, and word choice.

We provide regular feedback to students and parents, enhancing communication and ensuring families actively participate in their student’s progress. This supportive environment allows your high school student to move from struggling with subordinate material and organization to achieving improved grades and newfound confidence in their writing abilities, empowering them for success in high school and beyond.

Our writing assessment identifies your child’s writing strengths and areas for improvement, helping create a personalized tutoring plan. Please note that this assessment is optional.

We provide tutoring services to public, private, and charter school students throughout the NYC metro area, Westchester, Long Island, Boston, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Our tiered educational team consists of professionals, with over 90% holding advanced degrees in education and psychology. This enables us to establish strong connections with students while adapting to changing educational trends and digital distractions in 2024.

We utilize SMART goals, tailoring Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound objectives to suit each student’s needs. Our flexible scheduling accommodates diverse family schedules, and when there’s a suitable match, we facilitate connections with trusted colleagues. Our methodology effectively navigates various educational systems and keeps pace with the rapidly evolving education landscape.

Themba Tutors is proud to be recognized as a leading tutoring service in the New York City metro area, specializing in Executive Functioning Coaching. Our compassionate approach, proven success, and commitment to catering to various learning styles while honoring families’ preferences set us apart.

Our tiered educational team, recommended by our clients, comprises of:

  • Academic Tutors
  • Certified Subject Specialists
  • Advanced Learning Specialists/Coaches
  • Doctoral-Level Specialists/Coaches

This tiered structure ensures personalized support for each student’s goals, underscoring our commitment to academic excellence and overall growth.

Executive Function Coaches Tiers


Jill has been amazing!! She has gone above and beyond for my son. When my son started with her, he was far below grade-level in hiswriting ability, and he hated writing. I spent a year working diligently with him with almost no progress. With Jill, my son’s writing and confidence has improved dramatically! I am incredibly grateful  for all that she has done for him.

-Lisa Vantrease  

Alissa has been wonderful for Jack and we really hope to continue!Thank you for all!



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.     

We were happy with Michelle’s services and Alara had a good year overall – her organizational skills improved and she showed nice progress in reading and writing. Michelle and her teachers were a key part in helping to make this happen, so much appreciated. Michelle worked very well with Alara and we appreciate it!

Mark Salierno

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.

Lynsey MS Literacy

M.S. Literacy


Master of Science in Teaching


Master’s in Social Work, BA in Neuroscience and Music


Special Education Teacher, Certified Orton-Gillingham Literacy Specialist


M.S., Ph.D. Literacy Specialist, Writing Coach


Literacy Specialist


Master’s in Special Education and Literacy, Bachelor’s in Sociology


M.S. in Special Education

Why Choose Themba Tutors?

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Combined Tutoring and EF Coaching

At Themba Tutors, we combine expert tutoring with executive function (EF) coaching to provide a holistic approach to learning. This means we not only focus on improving your student’s writing skills but also equip them with the tools to manage their time, stay organized, and more.

Experienced High School Writing Tutors

Our team consists of highly experienced high school writing tutors who are well-versed in helping high school students improve their writing skills. They bring knowledge and expertise to each tutoring session, ensuring your high school student receives top-quality instruction tailored to their needs. We also focus on brainstorming to help students get their thoughts onto paper effectively.

Addressing Common Writing Struggles

Our experienced tutors help students overcome common writing struggles such as lack of clear thesis statements, poor organization, weak transitions between paragraphs, insufficient evidence or support for arguments, grammatical errors, limited vocabulary, and more.  According to the 2011 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), only 24% of twelfth-graders are at or above the proficient level in writing, and only 3% write at an advanced level.

Overcoming Procrastination, Stress, and Anxiety

We understand that high school students often deal with procrastination, stress, and anxiety, which affect their academic performance. Our EF coaching offers strategies to manage challenges and minimize distractions like excessive screen time. This study found that adolescents who spent over 7 hours per day on screen media were 40% less likely to achieve high academic performance. Additionally, it addresses communication gaps between students, parents, and teachers that hinder support at home.

Specialized Support for Dysgraphia

We recognize that students with dysgraphia face unique challenges in writing. Our tutors are trained to work with students with dysgraphia, providing personalized support and strategies to help them succeed. This includes tailored exercises to improve handwriting, typing skills, and written expression.

Personalized and Flexible Tutoring

Themba Tutors offers personalized tutoring sessions tailored to each student’s individual needs. We work with students to set specific goals and create customized learning plans that address their unique strengths and areas for improvement. Our flexible scheduling options ensure that tutoring fits seamlessly into your family’s busy schedule.

Encouraging Confidence and Independence

Our goal is to empower students to become confident and independent learners. By providing ongoing support and constructive feedback, we help students build self-confidence in their writing abilities and develop a love for learning that extends beyond the classroom.

Choose Themba Tutors for a comprehensive, supportive, personalized high school writing tutoring approach. Let us help your high school students overcome their writing challenges and succeed academically.

Enhancing Writing Skills for High School Students with Themba Tutors

At Themba Tutors, our high school writing tutors apply the  4 strategies to teach grammar effectively, helping students organize and convey their thoughts without frustration. We provide essential brainstorming tips to help students generate and refine ideas, leading to stronger and more coherent essays.

Our structured approaches enable students to confidently complete even the toughest assignments, becoming better test-takers and writers in all subjects. Additionally, we focus on honing the digital writing skills needed for 21st-century careers, preparing students for future success.

Who We Are?

Founded in 2012 by CEO Craig Selinger, an educational specialist and executive function coach, Themba Tutors provides specialized writing tutoring services for K-12 students, college and adults.

  • Comprehensive Services: Themba Tutors provides individualized in-person and online tutoring and coaching for all ages, serving areas such as NYC Metro, Long Island, Boston, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
  • Doorstep Learning: We offer flexible in-person tutoring at your home, school, or other preferred location, as well as virtual options.
  • Expert Team: Our highly skilled, trained, and friendly tiered educational team, consisting of academic tutors, certified subject specialists, advanced learning specialists/coaches, and doctoral-level specialists/coaches, works with many learners, including those with learning differences.
  • Personalized Matching: We ensure successful tutoring by matching students with professionals who understand Themba Tutors’ vision and goals.
  • Student-Centered Approach: Tutors are friendly, patient, and experts in their subject matter, providing individual attention and creating customized learning plans.
  • Unique Offerings: We specialize in academic tutoring and ADHD executive functioning skills coaching with a personalized approach and expert qualifications.
  • Local Focus: As a flexible and individualized service provider, we offer homegrown, non-corporate, and highly personalized services, including direct CEO involvement.
  • Convenience: Our tutors work around your schedule and location preferences, including private online tutoring options.
  • Expertise Guarantee: Our tutors are highly trained and have advanced degrees, with over 90% of our staff having advanced degrees in education, psychology, or related fields. This ensures they can effectively address specific learning needs.
  • Wide Network: We collaborate with therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists in the NYC metro area to direct students to the right specialists as needed.
  • Learner-Centered Tutoring: Our approach includes developing unique learning profiles, adjusting goals, and fostering positive study habits to ensure academic success.
  • Enhanced Learning Environment: One-on-one tutoring complements classroom education by helping improve focus, confidence, study habits, and family relationships.

Free Consultations and Remote Meet & Greets

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We offer free consultations and remote meet-and-greets with our high school writing tutors. These sessions allow you to discuss your high school student’s needs and goals without any initial commitment. We also allow you to connect with potential tutors, ensuring a personalized and effective tutoring experience tailored to enhance your student’s writing skills.

Themba Tutors’ Process and Approach

Themba Tutors specializes in supporting K-12 students who face challenges such as ADHD, executive function difficulties, and various learning disabilities, including dyscalculia, dyslexia, dysgraphia, twice-exceptional (2e), and more. Our services are designed to help these students overcome their unique academic and professional obstacles.

We offer flexible and convenient pay-as-you-go services, eliminating the need for upfront fees or long-term commitments. This model allows you to effectively manage your budget and your student’s educational needs.

Our intake process involves several key steps:

  • Initial Contact and Consultation: Contact us via email, text, or phone. Our intake coordinator, Jerry, and CEO, Craig Selinger, will schedule a phone consultation within 24 hours to begin the process.
  • Review of Academic Background: We assess the student’s academic records, including report cards, to identify strengths and areas needing improvement.
  • Comprehensive Literacy Assessment: We offer an optional, detailed online literacy assessment to accurately pinpoint your student’s strengths and areas for growth, which helps us tailor our tutoring sessions to their specific needs.
  • Tutor Selection: We provide detailed profiles of our tutors to assist you in making an informed decision. During our free intake session, we discuss the best writing tutor options for your high school student.
  • Free Remote Meet-and-Greets: Before committing to any service, you can engage with potential writing tutors through free remote meet-and-greets.
  • Assessment Session Commencement: The process begins with a free exploratory session where the selected writing tutor evaluates the student’s academic standing and goals, setting the stage for a customized learning plan for significant improvement.

Our approach includes weekly personalized sessions and ongoing motivation through preferred communication channels. We focus on helping students achieve their goals by fostering personal responsibility and utilizing adaptable writing tutoring methods.

For a tailored educational experience and personal growth, contact Themba Tutors today to schedule your free consultation and remote meet-and-greets with the best high school writing tutors.