Leitner System For Flashcards

A Smarter Way To Study: Leitner System For Flashcards

Brooklyn Letters IconBrooklyn Letters

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.


Leitner System For Flashcards

One system stands out when optimizing learning and retaining information: the Leitner System. As learners, we always look for more effective ways to grasp and remember complex information for longer. With this system, flashcards are transformed into an advanced learning tool. It uses spaced repetition techniques, strategically reinforcing your ability to recall information.


This blog post will delve into the details of the Leitner System, demonstrating how it can revolutionize your study routine and improve your learning outcomes.

What Is The Leitner System?

The Leitner system is a popular method of learning and memorizing information using flashcards. Developed by German science professor Sebastian Leitner in the 1970s, this system uses spaced repetition to help students quickly learn and remember facts. Students move the flashcards between different “boxes” or levels depending on how well they remember the information. Each box has a different review schedule, so students are tested on material more often, and the better they remember it.


The Leitner system aims to help students focus their study time on the material they have not mastered. This system can be used for various subjects, from language learning to memorization of scientific facts. It is an effective and efficient way to learn and remember facts, and students of any age or level of academic ability can use it.


Using the Leitner system, students can quickly and easily learn and remember facts. Using spaced repetition, they can focus on the material that needs more attention. Furthermore, it can be used for various subjects, making it a great tool for students of any age or level of academic ability. The Leitner system is a great option if you are looking for an efficient way to learn and remember facts.

How Do You Set Up The Leitner System And Use It?

The Leitner System is a spaced repetition technique used to memorize and retain information efficiently, often applied to flashcards.


Here is how you can set it up and use it:

1. Gather your materials: You’ll need flashcards or equivalent methods of presenting information in question-and-answer format.
2. Create card categories: Designate several boxes or categories for your flashcards. The number of boxes can vary but typically ranges from 3 to 5. Each box represents a different level of proficiency or recall.

  • Box 1: New cards
  • Box 2: Cards you answered correctly once
  • Box 3: Cards you answered correctly twice
  • Box 4: Cards you answered correctly three times
  • Box 5: Cards you answered correctly consistently over time

Using the Leitner System:

1. Initial study session (Box 1): Study your flashcards. After reading a card, if you answer it correctly, move it to the next box (Box 2). If you answer it incorrectly, leave it in Box 1.
2. Review sessions: Schedule regular review sessions. The intervals between these sessions will vary depending on the box/category:

  • Box 2: Review these cards the next day.
  • Box 3: Review these cards in 2-3 days.
  • Box 4: Review these cards in 5-7 days.
  • Box 5: Review these cards in 10-14 days.

3. Card movement: Review the cards in each box during each review session. If you answer a card correctly, move it up one box (e.g., from Box 2 to Box 3). If you answer a card incorrectly, move it back to Box 1. 
4. Gradual progression: As cards move to higher-numbered boxes, they require less frequent review. Cards that consistently reach Box 5 are well-memorized.
5. Regularly add new cards: As you become more proficient with cards in Box 1, introduce new cards to this box to maintain a steady flow of new material.
6. Adapt to your needs: Adjust the number of boxes and the intervals between review sessions based on your learning pace and the difficulty of the material. Some people may benefit from more or fewer boxes and different time intervals.
7. Stay consistent: The key to the Leitner System’s success is consistency. Stick to your review schedule to reinforce your memory effectively.


Remember that the Leitner System is just one of many spaced repetition methods. Experiment with it and adapt it to your specific needs and preferences. It can be an effective tool for long-term retention and efficient learning.

Leitner System For Flashcards

So What’s The Magic Of The Leitner System?

This system works by having you review flashcards regularly, with the frequency of review increasing as the card is correctly answered and decreasing if it is incorrectly answered. The Leitner system ensures that you focus your study time on the cards you need to review and quickly move past the ones you already know. In addition, it helps you space out your studying sessions to ensure that you absorb the information most effectively. This helps you avoid feeling overwhelmed by large amounts of information.


The Leitner system is a great tool that allows you to maximize the efficiency of your study sessions. The Leitner system lets you quickly and effectively memorize and retain information. This system allows you to focus your study time on the cards you need to review and quickly move past the ones you already know. It also helps you space out your studying sessions to ensure you absorb the information you are studying most effectively. The Leitner system is an effective way to study without becoming overwhelmed by large amounts of information.

Advantages Of Using The Leitner System Over Traditional Flashcard Studying Methods

The Leitner System is a great study tool for mastering any material.

  • It is more efficient and effective than traditional flashcard studying methods because it prioritizes the material you are having a harder time retaining and reviews it more frequently.
  • The Leitner System also works to space out study sessions, gradually increasing the time between reviews of the same flashcard as you demonstrate mastery of the material. This helps you to develop long-term memory and recall since it requires you to recall material after a longer period.
  • The Leitner System encourages active studying since it requires you to recall material to move it up to the higher boxes. It is also easily adjustable and personalized to fit your needs and learning style.
  • With the Leitner System, you can maximize your study time and become more successful in mastering the material.
  • The Leitner System is a great tool to help you study and retain material. With the ability to prioritize material, space out study sessions, and personalize the system to your specific needs, you can maximize your study time and become more successful in mastering the material.


Try the Leitner System, and watch your studying efficiency and effectiveness improve!

Leitner System For Flashcards

Disadvantages Of Using The Leitner System

While the Leitner System is a great way to organize and study your flashcards, it does have some drawbacks:

  • It can be difficult to keep track of which cards you should review each day, and it can be difficult to motivate yourself to stick to the system, especially if you are only learning for a short period.
  • Additionally, the system is not suitable for new material you are learning for the first time, and it can be time-consuming if you have many cards that need to be reviewed.
  • You may also review cards you already know, which can save time.


Despite these drawbacks, the Leitner System can be a great way to study your flashcards efficiently. With a small quantity of practice and dedication, you can learn and retain new material in a fraction of the time it would normally take.

Is The Leitner System Going To Work For You?

Whether the Leitner System will work for you depends on various factors, including your learning style, goals, and commitment to the method.


Here are some considerations to help you determine if the Leitner System is a good fit for your learning needs:

The Leitner System is likely to work for you if:
1. You prefer a structured approach: If you thrive on organized, systematic studying, the Leitner System’s clear categorization and spaced repetition may appeal to you.
2. You want long-term retention: If you’re studying the material you must remember for the long haul, the Leitner System’s emphasis on spaced repetition is well-suited for achieving durable memory retention.
3. You have a busy schedule: The Leitner System can be efficient, as it focuses your study time on cards that need the most attention. This can be beneficial if you have limited time for studying.
4. You’re preparing for cumulative exams: If you’re studying for exams that cover a wide range of material or occur over an extended period (e.g., final exams or board exams), the Leitner System’s focus on long-term retention can be advantageous.
5. You like to see progress: The visual progression of cards through different boxes can motivate some learners, providing a sense of accomplishment.

The Leitner System may not be the best choice if:
1. You prefer flexible study methods: Some learners may find the rigid structure of the Leitner System too confining. There might be better choices than this if you like to study more spontaneously or adapt your methods frequently.
2. Your material is short-term: For short-term memorization needs, such as cramming for a quiz the next day, other study methods might be more suitable.
3. You do not enjoy repetition: The Leitner System relies on repetition for reinforcement, which might only be enjoyable for some. You should explore other methods if you find repetition tedious or demotivating.
4. You need help maintaining a consistent schedule: The Leitner System requires regular review sessions. It may be less effective if you struggle to stick to a routine.
5. You have specific learning needs: Everyone’s learning style is unique. Some individuals benefit more from alternative methods like active recall, mind mapping, or mnemonic devices.


Ultimately, the Leitner System’s effectiveness depends on your preferences and the nature of the material you’re studying. It’s a valuable tool for many learners, but it’s more than a one-size-fits-all solution. Experiment with it to see if it aligns with your learning style and goals. You can modify it to suit your specific needs and preferences if it does.

Contact Themba Tutors today for Your Academic Tutoring and Coaching Needs!


Call: (917) 382-8641, Text: (833) 565-2370 

Email: [email protected]

(we respond to email right away!).

The following two tabs change content below.
Avatar photo
Meet Craig Selinger, the passionate owner behind Themba Tutors, a renowned practice specializing in executive function coaching and tutoring. Together with his team of multidisciplinary professionals, they bring their extensive knowledge to numerous locations: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut, as well as offering remote services. As a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of NY, executive functioning coach, and educational specialist with an impressive track record spanning over two decades, Craig has professionally assisted thousands of families. Craig's proficiency encompasses a wide spectrum of areas, including language-related learning challenges such as reading, writing, speaking, and listening. He is also well-versed in executive functioning, ADHD/ADD, and various learning disabilities. What truly distinguishes Craig and his team is their unwavering commitment to delivering comprehensive support. By actively collaborating with the most esteemed professionals within the NYC metropolitan region – from neuropsychologists to mental health therapists and allied health experts – they create a network of expertise.
No Comments

Post A Comment