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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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BEST MATH TUTORS FOR K-12 STUDENTS IN THE NYC METRO AREA

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Private tutoring has significantly boosted academic performance through personalized learning strategies, increased motivation, and enhanced engagement. However, how can you know if your investment in a tutor will yield the best results for your family? Themba Tutors provides high-impact tutoring through a learner—and family-centered approach, including coaching as needed.

Eight meta-analyses, comprising over 150 studies, consistently demonstrate that intensive, relationship-based, individualized instruction—also known as high-impact tutoring—leads to significant additional learning outcomes for students.

Themba Tutors offers high-impact tutoring that prioritizes developmental skills. We maintain a consistent schedule with students and families for continuity and progress. Our accessibility extends to neurodiverse learners, fostering inclusivity.

We serve students from public, private, and charter schools throughout the NYC metro area, including Westchester, Long Island, and selected parts of Connecticut and New Jersey. Our tutors, over 90% of whom hold advanced master’s degrees in education, psychology, or related fields, build meaningful relationships. We adapt to the educational demands and digital distractions of 2024.

Utilizing SMART goals, we ensure objectives are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound, tailoring them to each child’s needs. Our flexible scheduling accommodates families’ unique needs. If someone else is the right fit, we refer you to trusted colleagues. Our approach manages diverse educational systems and today’s pace.

We recognize the positive impact AI can have on learning. We responsibly integrate these tools into our educational programs and teach students how to use AI effectively and ethically. We ensure parents are fully informed and have given their permission before introducing these tools to students.

Themba Tutors is proud to be one of the first tutoring companies in NYC to specialize in Executive Functioning Coaching. We are known for our caring and collaborative approach, strong success history, and expertise in accommodating various learning styles and sensitivity to families’ needs.  Our tiered team of educational professionals—praised and referred by word of mouth—includes:

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

We also offer comprehensive educational in-person and remote assessments; we identify your child’s strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement, ensuring our tutoring strategies perfectly align with their needs.

TESTIMONIALS

Paul 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 Paul.

-Michael Birnbaum

We have been with our tutor, Cailin, from 5th – 7th grade for two years. 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 adapted to my daughter’s ADHD and Math disability. Cailin made Math accessible and understandable to her in a way that even her teachers could not do. She differentiated reading, writing, and math tasks and assignments to tailor them to my daughter’s unique learning differences. Not only did it affect 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.

 

-Jude E.

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 engaging tools. She was kind and empathetic—she really made it her goal to connect with my child and build trust and rapport. Thanks to Gillian, my child started the school year with confidence and without the typically “brain drain” that occurs over the summer.

 

-Nicole May     

We were introduced to a wonderful tutor: Mcedwyn. He and our son, a freshman in college, worked well together, and as a result, our son’s grades significantly improved. The tutor taught our son subject content and various methods to effectively 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.

 

-Fabiola F.  

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.

Math Tutors for K-12 Students in the NYC Metro Area
JEFFREY

Master’s in Mathematics Education(5-9)

KARINA
KARINA

Master’s in Math Education

ETHAN
ETHAN

B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Biology

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LEAH

Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a Concentration in Mathematics, M.S. in General and Special Education (grades 1-6)

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DAVID P.

Master’s in Mathematics Education (7-12)

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ALEX B.

Undergraduate Degree in Secondary Education with a Concentration in Mathematics, Graduate Degree in Special Education

Evan
EVAN

Master’s in Leadership in Math Education, Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics

Math Tutors for K-12 Students in the NYC Metro Area
SUSAN H.

Master’s in Math Education

Why Choose Themba Tutors?

1. Individualized Learning: We offer personalized tutoring tailored to your unique learning style, pace, and interests. Our sessions aim to deepen your understanding of subjects, resolve confusion, and provide additional practice to enhance your academic performance.

2. Combined Tutoring and EF Coaching: At Themba Tutors, we integrate tutoring with executive function coaching. This method aids academic mastery and develops crucial life skills such as organization and time management. Our math tutors work to improve your study and organizational skills, increase your motivation through better grades, and address any learning obstacles.

3. Integrated Support & Insight: We update parents on their child’s academic progress, curriculum, and assessments. By understanding each student’s learning challenges, we foster a unified educational approach that aligns school and home support for the student’s development.

4. Building Effective Habits for Success at Home and School: A recent study has identified significant challenges students encounter when developing effective study habits at home, especially in mathematics. At Themba Tutors, we focus on developing impactful habits that enhance learning. We track and share progress regularly and assess your child’s overall habits at home to ensure a comprehensive approach to their education.

5. Building Effective Habits for Success at Home and School: A recent study has identified significant challenges students encounter when developing effective study habits at home, especially in mathematics. At Themba Tutors, we focus on developing impactful habits that enhance learning. We track and share progress regularly and assess your child’s overall habits at home to ensure a comprehensive approach to their education.

Nurturing Math Skills in the Digital Age with Themba Tutors

We continue to teach math using traditional methods while incorporating educational apps to enhance learning and engagement for students at different educational levels. 

For elementary students, we utilize apps such as Monster Math for fun learning and math fluency activities to master addition and subtraction. For middle and high school students, tools like word problem analysis can greatly enhance their understanding by offering structured support. Additionally, some of the best math apps for K-12 students in 2023 are carefully chosen to cater to various needs and grade levels.

Who We Are?

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Founded in 2012 by CEO Craig Selinger, an educational specialist and executive function coach, Themba Tutors provides math tutoring for K-12 (elementary, middle, and high school) students. We also work with college students.

  • Flexible and Personalized Math Tutoring: Themba Tutors offers tailored in-person and online math tutoring, adapting to individual learning styles and needs across various locations, including NYC Metro Area, Long Island, Boston, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
  • Expert Team with Diverse Skills: Staffed with academic tutors and learning specialists, Themba Tutors offers expert guidance for a diverse array of learners, including those with learning differences. This sets us apart from our competitors. Our professionals are experts in their subject areas and skilled at forming meaningful relationships and providing comprehensive support to ensure every student’s success.
  • Highly Qualified Professionals and Unique Methodologies: Themba Tutors offers a tiered educational team from academic tutors for general subject support and homework assistance to certified subject specialists with classroom experience, advanced learning specialists/coaches for students with learning and attention differences, and doctoral-level specialists/coaches with deep knowledge in educational psychology to support diverse learning needs.
  • Commitment to Making a Difference: Themba Tutors takes a learner and family-centered approach, continuously adjusting tutoring methods to meet short—and long-term goals. We collaborate with families, schools, and other professionals, enhancing students’ motivation, focus, and study habits through one-on-one tutoring.

Free Consultations and Remote Meet & Greets

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Take the first step towards enhancing your child’s math skills with a free consultation and remote meet-and-greet with our expert math tutors. Schedule your free consultation and remote meet-and-greet today to discover the Themba difference.

Themba Tutors’ Process and Approach

Themba Tutors provides tailored support for K-12 students facing challenges such as ADHD, executive function issues, and other learning disabilities, including dyscalculia, dyslexia, dysgraphia, twice-exceptional, and more. Understanding the unique obstacles these students encounter in their educational and professional journeys is central to our approach.

We operate without contracts and do not require any upfront fees. You pay as you go, which means you only pay us after each session is completed. Our process starts by matching you with the most fitting tutor through a structured intake process:

The engagement process begins with a structured intake method aimed at matching clients with the perfect coach:

  • Initial Contact and Free Consultation: Contact us by email, text, or phone. Our intake coordinator, Jerry, supervised by CEO Craig Selinger, will schedule a phone consultation within 24 hours to ensure a smooth start and effective progress.
  • Review of Academic History: We analyze the student’s past academic records, such as report cards, to pinpoint strengths and areas needing improvement.
  • Comprehensive Educational Assessment: We offer an optional comprehensive educational assessment to pinpoint your child’s strengths and areas for improvement. This initial step allows us to tailor our tutoring sessions to their needs, ensuring they receive the targeted support necessary to excel in math and beyond. As a parent, deciding if you’d like to start with this assessment is up to you.
  • Selection of Your Tutor: Detailed profiles are available to help clients make an informed decision. We will let you know your best options during our free intake. 
  • Free Remote Meet-and-Greets: Prospective clients can connect with potential tutors through free remote meet-and-greets before making any commitments.
  • Assessment Session Start: The partnership begins with a no-charge exploratory session where the selected math tutor evaluates the client’s academic status and objectives, laying the groundwork for a personalized learning plan designed for noticeable improvement.

Our approach includes weekly personalized sessions and continuous motivation through preferred communication methods. We focus on achieving objectives through personal accountability and flexible tutoring techniques.

For a customized educational and personal development experience, contact Themba Tutors today to schedule your free consultation and remote meet-and-greets with our top math tutors for K-12 students.

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