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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 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 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 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 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 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 Jackie Vasquez ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Excellent services, caring therapists.
  • 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 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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1 on 1 Online Tutors, Coaches, and Learning Specialists for


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New York City (NYC) Manhattan Brooklyn Queens Staten Island Bronx Long Island (including the Hamptons) Westchester New Jersey (NJ) Connecticut (CT)
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Students of all ages receive one-on-one tutoring in all instructional materials, test preparation, and executive function coaching as required. 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.

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Middlebury College Graduate


Master’s Degree in Adolescent Special Education

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Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Geneseo, Master’s Degree from Columbia University Teachers College

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M.S. in Adolescent Special Education

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Doctoral Candidate

**Guarantee: It’s critical that whoever receives our tutoring services connects with the specialist, the specialist has expertise in the area of need, and is available to travel to you. If you are not 100% satisfied with our services, we are 100% committed to finding you the right professional.


We will be offering students and parents various online coaching and online tutoring services and support seven days a week, from 8 am-9 pm. Contact Craig, Themba Tutors’ CEO/Owner at [email protected] for an immediate response. Alternatively, leave us a voice message at (917) 382-8641 or text us at (833) 565-2370.

We offer online coaching and online tutoring services remotely and provide doorstep services for elementary, middle school, and high school students as well as for those in college. We are also adding NEW PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES to help manage your child’s learning virtually from home. We are also offering free-of-charge phone consultations with our Director and with our specialists. Short-term help is also an option. Discounts available for households that COVID-19 has significantly impacted.

Our multidisciplinary team of professionals holds advanced degrees and has many years of experience working with students in elementary, middle school, high school, and college. They coach and tutor students with and without learning differences of all ages and skill levels. Our staff is experienced in working with students who have learning challenges as well as students who excel at their academics.


Our expert tutors and coaches have more training than regular education teachers and tutors, so you will be working with a qualified learning specialist who will maximize the learning time and potential of every student. We support students in various academic subjects, including reading, math, writing skills, test prep, and study skills.


Our staff is also experienced in coaching and helping students improve organizational skills, time management, and other executive functioning skills.

We Offer the Following to Everyone Who Uses Our Online Services.


  • Pod remote learning
  • Group classes
  • Whiteboard
  • Virtual classroom
  • Library of PDFs such as worksheets and handouts that clinicians can organize
  • Ability to watch videos during session
  • Screen sharing
  • Recommend apps for learning
  • Accountability: parents can view lesson recordings and clips to ensure instruction and help students improve.
  • We prep our materials in advance
  • We walk our clients through our approach.
  • Perform online assessments
  • We can share our lesson goals and notes with parents.
  • We can easily upload your child’s homework, assignments, etc., to our online platform.
Before the session:
  • You are assigned a private online whiteboard.
  • You will be sent a direct link to launch each video conference.
  • Sessions can be recorded and watched at any point by the student.


During the session:
  • You and your instructor work simultaneously on the same online material or physical textbook.
  • Test results can be shared with a screen share.
  • You and your instructor will have real-time interactions to solve problems.


After the session:
  • You are assigned a tailored set of homework problems to complete and self-review before the next session.
  • You prepare specific problems to discuss with your instructor to ensure time is used efficiently.


Aside from online coaching and online tutoring services for elementary, middle school, high school, and college students, our professional staff will help parents of K-12 and college students with their family’s virtual learning program this spring and summer.


Support services are remote and custom-designed to parents’ needs, students’ grades, abilities, learning needs, and classroom curriculum. Our private tutors and coaches are knowledgeable in private and public schools’ K-12 curriculum and local and state curriculum.


Services can include:

  • Creating daily and weekly schedules.
  • Managing academic needs.
  • Class assignments.
  • Organizing digital documents.
  • Researching student resources.
  • Project planning and time management.
  • Designing activities for downtime.
  • Supplementing teacher lessons.

Professionals will collaborate with parents, tutors, teachers, and other professionals and follow the school’s curriculum.


For parents who want to limit their student’s computer screen time due to all day remote learning:

Our staff will

  • design a plan to decrease screen time and increase productivity time;
  • break up online tutoring and sessions into manageable timeslots during the week;
  • shorten sessions but add 15-minute check-ins with students via FaceTime chats, texts, or phone calls; and/or
  • design offline hands-on, interdisciplinary activities for students to work on independently, which are geared at building new knowledge and skills.


For students who are receiving significantly less work during this transition to remote:

Our staff will:

  • supplement with daily lessons, projects, and activities and grade their work; and/or
  • design offline and online enrichment activities based on the student’s interests to build knowledge and new skills. Our staff is multi-talented in sciences, math, history, literature, language, psychology, sports, etc. Julie, Themba’s Former Director, has expertise in arts, architecture, design, history, and museum education.


For parents and students having difficulty managing homeschooling:

Our staff will

  • design and maintain a management plan that minimizes distractions and implements timely breaks—including a realistic and achievable routine—and establishes consistent workspaces;
  • help with troubleshooting;
  • set up a homeschooling schedule and a to-do list with tasks and priorities, including time allocated for school vs. fun activities;
  • plan how to balance parent’s work from home needs;
  • advise on behavior management;
  • coach students on building executive functioning skills, including time management, organization, scheduling, and planning projects; and/or
  • follow-up with students to make sure they are held accountable for their schoolwork.


For parents and/or students who are adjusting to the new online learning platforms:

Our staff will

  • design a schedule and management plan with the family;
  • supervise student’s work, help with homework assignments, and prep for exams;
  • provide computer tricks, tips, and training on remote programs used by their schools;
  • implement any of the services mentioned in the above section.


For parents with students who have learning differences and need assistance with homeschool strategies:

Our staff will

  • provide weekly parent coaching, check-in on student’s progress, troubleshoot, and provide ways to help;
  • provide a strategic guide to parents
  • re-design or create easy to follow lesson plans that are aligned to the student’s learning needs;
  • provide electronic resources and student worksheets;
  • coach parents about how to effectively give instructions to their children.



online tutoring and coaching

Our  online tutors, coaches, and learning specialists offer online tutoring and coaching services in the following areas for grades K-12 and college students:

We prepare students for the following tests:

  • State tests in language arts, math, social studies, and science
  • NYS regents exams (all subjects)
  • GRE
  • 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 distractions, 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 thinking carefully before acting. Our tutoring experts 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.


  • We specialize in tutoring students who are struggling with their learning differences. Likewise, we tutor students who are having challenges in 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 need 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 across high school and college curricula.


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Our tutors are experienced in coaching organizational skills, time management, and other executive functioning skills.

Sometimes, even bright adults who are successful in their careers still require a helping hand. And that’s where our professional tutors come in. Themba Tutors works with professionals across several fields, including business, law, medicine, the arts, just to name a few. This includes individuals who are 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 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 goal is for adults to feel more confident and become more effective learners and workers.

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What equipment do I need for online tutoring services?

You’ll require a computer, smartphone, or tablet 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 kindergarten through college. We also offer help for state tests in language arts, math, social studies, and science for grades 3 through high school. Likewise, we offer with 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).

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.

How effective is online tutoring?

Online learning can be as good or even better than in-person classroom learning. Research has shown that students in online learning performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction, but it has to be done right.

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 built into your computer).
  • Good-quality microphone or an auxiliary microphone (if not built into your computer).
  • Optional: a headset with microphone and speaker.

Additional requirements:

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

Printer to print out homework or additional exercises

Erasable whiteboard with marker

How do I arrange for online tutoring

Want to Know More? Contact Themba Tutors!


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 (we respond to email right away!).


Our staff is committed to helping your child succeed academically. If your son or daughter is facing challenges in math, science, reading, writing, and executive functioning and experiencing the negative and discouraging effects this can cause, we would be happy to help. We can provide you with everything you need to know as you embark on the journey of academic success with your child. We value the importance of strengthening skills and addressing weaknesses early on, so 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.

Want to know more about our online tutoring services? Contact Themba Tutors LLC!

Free Consultation!

If you would like to learn more about getting extra support 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 &

(we respond to email right away!).