ONLINE TUTORING

Themba Tutors provides tutoring services via the internet from the convenience of your child’s computer.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What equipment do I need for online tutoring services?

You’ll require a computer with a high-speed internet connection, and, if not built into your computer, a webcam and headset.

Who benefits from online tutoring services?

Online tutoring is most appropriate for school-age children and adults who demonstrate the ability to focus for the duration of the session and do not require “hands-on” help. The client will also have to demonstrate progress to support continuation of online tutoring services. We screen all clients before tutoring, ensuring that the client is the appropriate candidate for online tutoring services.

What services does Themba Tutors offer online?

We offer one-on-one skills-based learning support and tutoring for all core school subjects for students in pre-K through college. We also offer help for state tests in language arts, math, social studies, and science for grades 3 through high school. We also offer preparation for the SHSAT for admission into specialized public high schools, the ISEE/SSAT for admission into private boarding and day schools, academic tests in all subject areas, Regents, the PSAT, the SAT, the PLAN, the ACT, and the GRE. We also provide assistance with college essays.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Sessions are arranged at a convenient time during the day, evening, or weekend. Sessions are scheduled in advance (we need at least 24-48 hours’ notice). The client simply logs onto SKYPE, FaceTime, Google+ Hangout, or iChat at the predetermined time. The sessions are 60 minutes long.

What are the benefits of using online tutoring services?

The benefits are access to high-quality tutoring services from high-caliber New York City learning specialists from the convenience of your computer.

What are the technical requirements for online tutoring?

You will need the following:

  • Computer processor of 1 GHz minimum, 2 GHz preferred. Broadband internet with minimum of 256 kbps upload (DSL or cable); 512 kbps preferred.
  • Webcam (if not built into your computer).
  • Good-quality speakers (if not build into your computer).
  • Good-quality microphone or an auxiliary microphone (if not built into your computer).
  • Appropriate software, e.g. SKYPE, FaceTime, Google+ Hangout, or iChat installed onto your computer.
  • Optional: a headset with microphone and speaker.

Additional requirements:

Binder with paper, writing utensil, possibly a hole-puncher and a folder

How do I arrange for online tutoring?

Through weekly home or school sessions in the New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan,  Staten Island, Long Island (Nassau County) areas, our tutors, coaches, and learning specialists work tirelessly to firm up foundational knowledge in math, reading, writing, executive functioning and tackle any areas with which your child is struggling.  Themba Tutors LLC also offers online tutoring options. We work with students being homeschooled and teach students in public and private elementary, middle, high school, and in college without learning difficulties, and we specialize in helping students of all ages, including adults and professionals, who are struggling with reading, writing, math, foreign language, focusing, organizing, and studying.  We are experts in ADHD/ADD, executive functioning, language processing, reading, e.g. dyslexia, writing, e.g. dysgraphia, and math disorders e.g. dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorders, non-verbal learning disorder, and other learning differences. We coach students to learn how to organize, plan, prioritize, focus, avoid distraction, and keep track of materials and tasks. Goals include improving memory and information retention, spending more focused time on tasks and completing them, decreasing procrastination, organizing schoolwork, managing time more effectively, and learning to think carefully before acting. Specialists model and support the application of these skills in the appropriate context. They put the student in the driver’s seat to best generalize these skills without holding the steering wheel. Our goal is to help students and professionals feel more confident and become more effective learners and workers overall. Our ultimate aim is to get the student to maximize his or her learning potential from a collaborative approach: working with you, teachers, and with other professionals.

 

Want to Know More? Give Themba Tutors LLC a call!

 

If you would like to learn more about getting extra support in math, reading, writing, executive functioning for your child, then we would love to hear from you. Our friendly team is on standby to help you with any needs and answer any questions you might have. We can be reached at (917) 382-8641 and info@thembatutors.com (we respond to email right away!).

 

Our staff is fully invested in driving your child to achieve academic success. So, if your son or daughter is struggling in math, reading, writing, executive functioning  and experiencing the fear and demoralizing effects this can cause, talk to us and we can provide you with all you need to know to start on the journey to meeting your child’s educational needs. We can start tutoring your child immediately.

 

Invest in your child’s future now, and who knows what levels of achievement will be reached in the future.

We will offer you a free 20-minute trial tutoring session to determine if you are a candidate for ongoing online tutoring. If you are a candidate, following the free trial session, you can schedule appointments.

Rates and Payment

Payment by PayPal is required in advance of each tutoring session.

OUR RATES

1 HOUR
$150-$200
Tutoring in all core subjects
1 HOUR
$175 - $200
test preparation.

We ensure that the standards used in online tutoring are consistent with those used in face-to-face sessions.

Adult Coaching For ADHD, Dyslexia, Executive Functioning

Even bright, successful adults can need help. Our professional tutors work with college students and professionals in business, law, medicine, the arts, and other fields, including those diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences, including the following areas:

  • Writing, reading, study skills, and proofreading.
  • Organization and planning.
  • Paper management.
  • Math support.

Our tutors help college students and professionals perform better in their work environments, putting their strengths to best use, and learning to work around their challenges for maximum effectiveness. We specialize in ADHD and executive functioning coaching.

Our learning specialists, academic tutors, and writing coaches provide 1:1, individualized tutoring for children, adolescents, college students and adults of all ages, levels, and personalities.  Our goal is to help students and adults feel more confident and become more effective learners and workers overall. We aim for students to maximize their learning potential from a collaborative approach working with parents, teachers, and other professionals.

 

  • We specialize in tutoring students who are struggling with learning differences – focusing, organizing, studying, test-taking reading, writing, math, languages, and other subject areas.  We are experts in ADHD/ADD, executive functioning, language processing, reading (e.g. dyslexia), writing, (e.g. dysgraphia), and math disorders (e.g. dyscalculia), autism spectrum disorders, non-verbal learning disorder, and other learning differences.  Our Learning Specialists work with homeschoolers and offer online tutoring options.

 

  • We also tutor high school and college students, and adults without learning difficulties but in need of science, math, writing, and foreign language support. Our Academic Tutors support Algebra I/II, Geometry. Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Programming, and many foreign languages. Our Writing Coaches support writing within English Language Arts and across the high school and college curriculum.

 

  • Each of Themba’s expert tutors has an advanced degree in working with learning differences or an academic field of expertise. All tutors have years of teaching and tutoring in private and public schools or universities.

 

  • We customize curricula, starting with careful assessments, then applying developmentally appropriate methods and strategies. The student’s current academic material is an important focus, but strengthening core skills is crucial because that will last a lifetime. We coach students to learn how to organize, plan, prioritize, focus, avoid distraction, and keep track of materials and tasks.

 

  • Goals include improving memory and information retention, spending more focused time on tasks and completing them, decreasing procrastination, organizing schoolwork, managing time more effectively, and learning to think carefully before acting.  Specialists model and support the application of skills in the appropriate context. They put the student in the driver’s seat to best generalize these skills without holding the steering wheel.

 

Themba’s expert tutors travel to your home or school in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island (Nassau County),  Westchester and Connecticut (Fairfield County).

Want to know more? Give Themba Tutors LLC a call!

If you would like to learn more about getting extra support in for your child, then we would love to hear from you. Our friendly team is on standby to help you with any needs and answer any questions you might have. We can be reached at 

(917) 382-8641 & info@thembatutors.com 

(we respond to email right away!).