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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.

Job Career Coaching for Students with Learning Disabilities or Autism Who Graduated High School or College

Job Career Coaching for Special Needs

The transition from studying in school to the workforce can be challenging for any student, but it can be particularly difficult for those with learning disabilities or autism. The job market can be overwhelming, and it can be confusing and challenging to know where to start. This is where job career coaching for special needs can be an invaluable resource. A job career placement coach is a professional who specializes in working with individuals with learning disabilities or autism to help them find and maintain fulfilling and sustainable employment.

 

Oftentimes the search for meaningful employment can be incredibly daunting. Through brainstorming sessions and vocational assessments, job career coaching for special needs can help “mine” the natural skills an individual has to help guide their search for a suitable and fulfilling career path. By using their natural strengths as a starting point, the individual can feel more confident in themselves heading into the job market.

 

The Challenges Faced by Students with Learning Disabilities or Autism

Individuals with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often face unique challenges when transitioning from educational institutions to the workforce. These challenges can be attributed to a number of factors, including a lack of awareness and understanding among employers, a lack of support and accommodations in the workplace, and a general lack of resources available to help these individuals succeed. To have a much better perspective of what you need to do and how you can achieve your goals, you need to learn some essential college readiness guidelines and skills. College readiness can be daunting, but it has its fair share of benefits. Learn the ultimate guide for college readiness

 

➡ Difficulties in transitioning from educational institutions to the workforce

One of the major challenges faced by students with learning disabilities or autism is the difficulty in transitioning from educational institutions to the workforce. Many students with learning disabilities or ASD struggle with basic skills such as reading, writing, and math, which can make it difficult for them to succeed in traditional educational settings. As a result, many of these students may have difficulty finding employment after they leave school. You never really know what issues can arise, so being prepared and having the right skills will pay off big time. Discover the 7 basic life skills to learn for college readiness.

 

➡ Unique barriers faced in finding gainful employment

Another challenge faced by individuals with learning disabilities or ASD is the unique barriers they face in finding gainful employment. Many employers may not be aware of the skills and abilities of individuals with learning disabilities or ASD, and may therefore be reluctant to hire them. Additionally, many individuals with learning disabilities or ASD may require accommodations or support in order to succeed in the workplace, which can be difficult to provide without the necessary resources.

 

➡ The importance of targeted support to overcome the obstacles faced by these individuals

Despite the challenges faced by students with learning disabilities or autism, there is hope for these individuals to succeed in the workforce with the right support and accommodations. Targeted support can include job career coaching for special needs, mentorship programs, and workplace accommodations such as assistive technology or flexible work arrangements. By providing these resources, employers can help individuals with learning disabilities or ASD succeed in the workforce and lead fulfilling lives.

 

In conclusion, the challenges faced by individuals with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders can be significant, but with the right support and accommodations, these individuals can succeed in the workforce. It is important for employers and educational institutions to work together to provide the necessary resources and support, including job career coaching for special needs, to help these individuals achieve their full potential.

Job Career Coaching for Special Needs

Services Offered by Job and Career Placement Coaches

Job career placement coaches offer a range of services tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs. These services may include job coaching, resume building, interview preparation, and job placement assistance. 

 

Job Coaching

➡ One of the primary services provided by job career placement coaches is job coaching. Job coaching involves working with individuals to develop the necessary skills and strategies to be successful in the workplace. For individuals with learning disabilities or autism, job coaching can be particularly beneficial, as it can help them navigate the social and communication challenges that can arise in the workplace.

➡ Job career placement coaches may provide support in various ways, including helping individuals identify their strengths and weaknesses, teaching communication and problem-solving skills, and providing strategies for managing time and workload. The aim is to help individuals build confidence and independence in the workplace.

 

Resume Building

➡ Another critical service provided by job career placement coaches is resume building. Crafting a resume that accurately and effectively communicates an individual’s skills and strengths can be particularly challenging for individuals with learning disabilities or autism, who may struggle with self-promotion and marketing themselves to potential employers.

➡ Job career placement coaches can help individuals with  learning disabilities or autism create a resume that showcases their unique abilities and experiences while addressing any gaps in their employment history. They can also assist with writing cover letters that effectively communicate the individual’s value to potential employers.

 

Interview Preparation

➡ Job career placement coaches can also assist with interview preparation. This may include conducting mock interviews, providing guidance on answering common interview questions, and helping individuals with learning disabilities or autism develop effective interview strategies.

➡ Interviews can be particularly challenging for individuals with learning disabilities or autism who struggle with social cues and communication. Job career placement coaches can help individuals with learning disabilities or autism prepare for interviews and build their confidence, ensuring they present themselves to potential employers in the best possible light.

 

Job Placement Assistance

➡Finally, job career placement coaches can help individuals with learning disabilities or autism identify job opportunities that align with their interests and strengths. They can guide you in applying for these positions and work with potential employers to ensure appropriate accommodations are made to support the individual’s success in the workplace.

➡ Job career placement coaches can also help individuals with learning disabilities or autism explore potential career paths, identifying job opportunities they may not have considered otherwise. By working closely with the individual, job career coaches can help them identify their strengths and interests and match them with job opportunities that are both fulfilling and sustainable.

Personalized Employment Planning: Helping Students with Disabilities Find Success in the Workforce

For students with disabilities, finding success in the workforce can be a challenging and daunting task. However, with the right support and resources, these students can not only find gainful employment but also thrive in their chosen careers. One such resource is personalized employment planning, which aims to create custom-made employment action plans that align with the strengths, passions, and areas requiring accommodations of these individuals. Discover 9 key social skills to develop for career success.

 

Understanding Students’ Strengths, Passions, and Areas Requiring Accommodations

The first step in personalized employment planning is to gain a thorough understanding of the student’s strengths, passions, and areas requiring accommodations. This is done through assessments, interviews, and discussions with the student, their family, and relevant professionals. By identifying these key areas, employment planners can gain insights into the type of work that would be a good fit for the student, as well as any specific accommodations that may be necessary.

 

Identifying Job and Career Opportunities in Line with Their Abilities

Once the student’s strengths, passions, and areas requiring accommodations have been identified, employment planners can then begin to explore job and career opportunities that align with these factors. This involves researching job markets, identifying industries and companies that match the student’s interests and abilities, and connecting with potential employers to discuss opportunities for employment.

Job Career Coaching for Special Needs

Creation of Custom-made Employment Action Plans

With a solid understanding of the student’s abilities and job opportunities available, the next step in personalized employment planning is to create a custom-made employment action plan. This plan outlines the steps that need to be taken to achieve the student’s employment goals, including any necessary training, networking, and support services. The plan is tailored to the individual needs and circumstances of the student and may include accommodations such as workplace modifications or assistive technology.

 

Personalized employment planning is an essential tool for helping students with disabilities find success in the workforce. By understanding their strengths, passions, and areas requiring accommodations, identifying job and career opportunities in line with their abilities, and creating custom-made employment action plans, these students can achieve their employment goals and contribute to their communities. With targeted support, we can create a more inclusive workforce that benefits everyone.

 

Networking and Job Search Assistance

Students with learning disabilities or autism face unique challenges in finding gainful employment. Targeted support is necessary to overcome these obstacles, including personalized employment planning that identifies job opportunities in line with their abilities.

Networking and job search assistance is also crucial, including connecting students with suitable employers and opportunities, mentoring through job searching strategies, assistance with crafting a competitive resume and cover letter, and mock interviews to build confidence.

 

Collaboration with educators, employers, and support systems is essential to promote learning disability awareness, educate employers on inclusive hiring practices, and educate families and educators about setting up students for success in the workforce.

 

Success stories of students thriving in the workforce despite their disabilities highlight the importance of continued support and follow-up. Regular check-ins, troubleshooting, and modifying employment plans as needed are necessary to ensure their success in the workplace.

 

Working with a job career placement coach can benefit individuals including those with learning disabilities or individuals on the the autism spectrum transition into the workforce for the first time and or with pursuing a new second meaningful career. 

 

These benefits may include the following:

➡ Improved efficiency or time saving when job searching skills: Job career placement coaches can provide guidance and support throughout the job search process, helping individuals with learning disabilities or on the autism spectrum develop the skills needed to find and apply for job opportunities.

➡ Increased confidence: By providing job career placement coaching, resume building, interview preparation, and job placement assistance, job career coaches can help individuals with learning disabilities or on the autism spectrum build their confidence and feel more comfortable in the workplace.

➡ Improved professional communication skills: Job career placement coaches can work with individuals with learning disabilities or on the autism spectrum to improve their communication.

job career coaching for special needs

Step 1

As Themba Tutors, we provide valuable resources and strategies for students/adults with learning differences or ASD who are interested in exploring a variety of professions. We guide these individuals in researching online platforms, career websites, and professional organizations tailored to their unique needs. We offer information on skill prerequisites, job/salary expectations, and accommodations available in various industries. We also encourage students to seek support from career counselors, disability support services, and mentorship programs, which provide insights and guidance throughout their career exploration process. Additionally, we emphasize the importance of engaging in internships, job shadowing, or informational interviews to gain firsthand knowledge about skill requirements and potential salary prospects. With our assistance, students with learning differences can make informed decisions about their future paths and gain valuable insights into high-demand careers.

 

Step 2

At Themba Tutors, we help students with disabilities or ASD determine the suitability of a particular career through introductory courses. Enrolling in these courses allows students to explore foundational knowledge and skills in a supportive and inclusive learning environment. We assist them in assessing their interest, aptitude, and compatibility with the subject matter and requirements of the career. We focus on helping them gain insights into the challenges and demands associated with the field and discover any accommodations or assistive technologies that can facilitate their learning and performance. Through these courses, students can also build connections and network with instructors and peers within the industry. With our guidance, students with disabilities can evaluate whether a career aligns with their abilities, interests, and future goals, empowering them to make informed decisions about their career paths.

 

Step 3

As Themba Tutors, we encourage students with learning disabilities or ASD to dedicate additional time to practicing the acquired skills to enhance their comfort level and familiarity with them. Our support helps them boost their confidence and deepen their understanding of their chosen career. Through extended practice, students can assess their comfort level, determine if they possess the necessary abilities, and explore effective learning strategies. This focused practice assists them in making more informed decisions about whether the career aligns with their strengths and interests. We empower students to pursue a path that suits their unique needs and potential for success by guiding them through this process.

 

Step 4

Themba Tutors assists students with learning disabilities in submitting applications to training programs that have the potential to lead them toward a fresh career path. We recognize the benefits of these programs, which provide specialized support and accommodations tailored to the needs of students with learning disabilities. Our guidance helps students acquire targeted skills and knowledge through structured training, enabling them to meet the requirements of their desired careers. We emphasize that these programs often offer practical experience and internships, allowing students to apply what they’ve learned in real-world settings. Successfully completing a training program can enhance students’ confidence, expand their professional networks, and increase their competitiveness in the job market. We aim to open doors to new career opportunities for students with learning disabilities through our support and guidance throughout the application process.

Conclusion 

A job career placement coach’s vital contribution to empowering individuals with learning difficulties or autism toward successful employment cannot be emphasized enough. Individuals can overcome the specific challenges of finding gainful employment and successfully transition from educational institutions to the workforce with the correct support and tailored assistance. It is critical to increase knowledge of and access to these services for all graduates. Contact us today to discover if you or someone you know could benefit from job and career placement counseling.

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