Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba TutorsThemba Tutors

1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

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  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Liz Jones ★★★★ 5 months ago
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  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors S CL ★★★★★ 7 months ago
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  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Nicole May ★★★★★ 7 months ago
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  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Gillian Davidoff ★★★★★ 7 months ago
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  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors carolina luttmann ★★★★★ 7 months ago
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  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Eric Fingerman ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Brian is a fantastic executive functioning coach. Super helpful, flexible with hours, and tailored the experience to our needs.
  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Susan Wong ★★★★★ a year ago
    Giulia Mercuri is a great Italian tutor! She was very responsive and accessible. Giulia put a ton of effort into preparing for each session and really helped our son with test preparation and projects. We are grateful that she was able … More to help, especially since our son did not receive any live teaching during COVID. We are happy that she was referred to us!
  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Christine Gennetti ★★★★★ a year ago
    As an adult student diagnosed with a learning disability during grad school, I knew I needed help dealing with my Master's program's demanding workload. I was seriously considering dropping out when I was referred to Themba Tutors. … More I was paired up with a wonderful tutor, Julie, who was a total lifesaver. I learned many techniques that I can utilize in the future as I embark on the next phase of my career.
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  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Fabiola FITZPATRICK ★★★★★ a year ago
    We were introduced to a wonderful tutor: Mcedwyn. He and our son, a freshman in college, worked well together. As a result, our son’s grades significantly improved. The tutor taught our son subject content and various methods to effectively … More study for quizzes and exams. Our son was also taught time management and organization. My son’s experience with the tutor made the first year of college a less intimidating experience.
  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Jude Eugene ★★★★★ a year ago
    We have been with our tutor, Cailin Schiller, for two years, from 5th - 7th grade. She started as an executive functioning tutor with my daughter. From the start, she demonstrated a depth of expertise and a selective use of techniques skillfully … More adapted to my daughter’s ADHD and Math disability. Cailin made Math accessible and understandable to her in a way that even her teachers had not been able to do. She differentiated reading, writing and math tasks and assignments to tailor them to my daughter’s unique learning differences. Not only did it have an effect on her grades and her work efficiency, but she finally could do her work with less anxiety. Even my daughter’s teachers used Cailin’s guidance to modify their work with her. But most importantly, she became my daughter’s favorite resource. I can’t say how invaluable Cailin has been to my daughter’s progress and well-being. I’d recommend her a million times over. She is a gem.
  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Janice Eidus ★★★★★ a year ago
    Victoria is a superb tutor. She helped my high school age daughter with her writing. Victoria's skills as a tutor, as well as her sense of humor and her engaging personality went a long way with my daughter.
  • A Google User ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I'm so glad we were referred to Themba Tutors. After a great initial conversation to learn our needs, we were connected with an excellent tutor, Felicia, who is helping our high school daughter learn better organizational and executive … More skills. Highly recommended.
  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Fara Jones ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Themba Tutors provided a leaning specialist that was a perfect fit for my daughter. I told them what we were looking for and they delivered. Our tutor is responsive and flexible and makes it easy for my daughter to reach out to her own … More her own, which gives her an added sense of responsibility over her learning. As a therapist myself, I now regularly recommend Themba to my patients. A much needed and well provided service to the community!!
  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Frances Simpson ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The tutors at Themba are fantastic! Caitlyn McNeill helped our son academically, but also with getting organized in every subject, which he so desperately needed. She offered great advice and useful strategies that helped our son become … More a more successful student. We are using Themba tutors again this year for our daughter. We're so happy to have been referred to them!
  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Mary Jean Babic ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I'm so glad we were referred to Themba Tutors. After a great initial conversation to learn our needs, we were connected with an excellent tutor, Felicia, who is helping our high school daughter learn better organizational and executive … More skills. Highly recommended.
  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Nina Herman ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We had a wonderful experience with our tutor Micaela. She helped our son not only academically but at every level. We will be forever grateful to have her in our lives.
  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Frances ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The tutors at Themba are fantastic! Caitlyn McNeill helped our son academically, but also with getting organized in every subject, which he so desperately needed. She offered great advice and useful strategies that helped our son become … More a more successful student. We are using Themba tutors again this year for our daughter. We're so happy to have been referred to them!
  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Michael Birnbaum ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Paul Smith at Themba has been an exceptional tutor for my son, both in terms of teaching the subject matter and teaching how best to approach the process of learning math and executing assignments. We feel very fortunate to be working with … More Paul.
  • Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors Monica Alzate ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We were very lucky to have found Edwouine Swift, my son's therapist through Themba Tutors. Thomas is 12 years old, and it is extremely difficult to get him to write. Edwouine just works her magic with him, he adores her and is so … More eager to follow her guidance. I have no doubt she will be a positive driving force in his academic future.

ONLINE LITERACY ASSESSMENT EVALUATION

Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors

K-1 Literacy Assessments

Phonological Awareness:

  • Sentence Segmentation
  • Auditory Discrimination
  • Letter and Sound Identification
  • Rhyme Recognition
  • Rhyme Production
  • Syllable Blending
  • Syllable Segmentation
  • Syllable Deletion
  • Phoneme Matching
  • Phoneme Isolation – Initial, Medial, and Final
  • Phoneme Blending
  • Phoneme Segmentation
  • Phoneme Manipulation

Foundational Literacy Skills

  • Phonics Skills
  • Word Identification
  • Nonsense Words
  • Spelling
  • Oral Reading Fluency
  • Reading Comprehension

Emergent Writing Stage based on these components:

  • Content
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling
  • Sentence Structure
  • Capitalization/Punctuation

Grades 2-3 Assessments

 

Transitional Writing Stage (7-8 years old)

  • Content
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling
  • Sentence Structure
  • Capitalization/Punctuation

Writing Composition Assessment (3rd Grade)

  • Ideas/Details
  • Organization/Text Structure
  • Voice
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Word Choice
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Spelling

Grades 4-8 Assessments

  • Word Identification
  • Nonsense Words
  • Oral Reading Fluency
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling

Writing Composition Assessment

  • Ideas/Details
  • Organization/Text Structure
  • Voice
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Word Choice
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Spelling

Grades 9-12 Assessments

  • Word Identification
  • Nonsense Words
  • Oral Reading Fluency
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling

Writing Composition Assessment

  • Ideas/Details
  • Organization/Text Structure
  • Voice
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Word Choice
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Spelling

Online Comprehensive Literacy Assessments (Decoding, Spelling, Phonological Awareness, Reading Comprehension) $500

A high-quality literacy assessment provides detailed information about the specific literacy needs of your child.  The results can be used to develop an individualized tutoring plan that effectively targets the skills your child needs for literacy success.

The literacy assessment takes approximately 1 ½ – 2 hours to administer and is divided into two sessions.  Once the literacy evaluator completes the assessment with your child, they will write a detailed report with their findings and suggested learning goals.  The report will be emailed to you within 5-7 business days (an expedited report is an additional $100 if you need it in less than 5 days) and the evaluator will schedule a 20-30 minute Zoom session to discuss the results and recommendations with you.

Online Writing Assessments ($200-$250)

Writing can be a source of frustration for many students because it is labor-intensive and requires a high level of organizational skills to pull all of the components together to fully express an idea.  Our writing assessment will identify your child’s writing strengths and areas for continued development.  These results can be used to develop an individualized tutoring plan that effectively targets the skills your child needs to improve their writing expertise.

The writing assessment takes approximately 1 hour to administer.  Once the literacy evaluator completes the writing assessment with your child, they will write a detailed report with their findings and suggested learning goals.  The report will be emailed to you within 5-7 business days (the expedited report is an additional $100 if you need it in less than 5 days) and the evaluator will schedule a 20-30 minute follow-up Zoom session to discuss the results and recommendations with you.

*Writing assessments are only $100 if bundled with a $500 literacy assessment.

Meet our Literacy Evaluator

Online Literacy Assessment Evaluation, Themba Tutors

M.S., Literacy Specialist

Jill is an expert literacy specialist and math instructor with 19 years of experience educating students from various backgrounds with diverse educational needs in kindergarten through 12th grade.  She is sought after by parents and educational institutions for her expertise and is certified in Bilingual Elementary Education (EC-4), English Language Arts and Reading (4-8), Special Education (EC-12), and Principal (EC-12).  Jill is also certified and equipped to assist dyslexic students in improving their reading, writing, and spelling skills through engaging instruction that utilizes multisensory teaching techniques.

Jill creates a nurturing learning environment and tailors her instruction to meet the individual needs of each student.  She believes in a student-centered approach to learning and incorporates various teaching strategies and resources into each lesson, such as hands-on interactive activities, manipulatives, multimodal digital texts, and mind mapping, to ensure that each child acquires the skills necessary to succeed academically and socioemotionally.  Parents find their children love her instructional style and ease of making learning engaging and fun!

Jill’s instructional expertise includes phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, dyslexia intervention, and elementary math.  She will design and customize an instructional plan for your child that maximizes their potential and leads to successful outcomes.

In addition to her extensive experience as an educator, Jill is also a leader and role model.  She has mentored new teachers, served as grade-level team leader, provided staff development on effective literacy instruction to teachers and administrators, and led campus literacy initiatives.  She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a Master of Science in Education Law and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Reading Education from Texas Woman’s University.

LOCATION: Online

TYPE OF SERVICES:  Assessments and literacy and math instruction for individual students and groups (2-3 students).

EXPERTISE: Phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing (composition and handwriting), dyslexia intervention, and elementary math.

AGES: Literacy (K-12), Math (K-5).

Contact Themba Tutors Today!

Our online literacy assessments evaluations are customized to fit your needs!

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

Email: info@thembatutors.com

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