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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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Physics tutors

Learning Physics can often feel overwhelming for middle and high school students, who struggle with abstract concepts like mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, optics, quantum mechanics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology, and more. These challenges can lead to frustration, lower grades, and reluctance to engage with the subject. Additionally, distractions like social media, excessive screen time, and communication gaps between students, parents, and teachers hinder effective support at home, making it harder for students to succeed.

Themba Tutors offers personalized, evidence-based, high-impact tutoring for all learners, including neurodiverse learners. This approach, delivered by skilled educators, accelerates academic progress through close monitoring and collaboration with schools for consistency and support.

Our experienced tutors thoroughly cover fundamental concepts, including Newton’s laws of motion, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, mass and energy, quantum mechanics, and more. We also teach students essential study skills and time management strategies to tackle procrastination. This approach not only helps students master Physics but also builds their confidence and reduces the stress associated with learning complex topics.

We offer regular feedback to students and parents, fostering better communication and ensuring families actively participate in their child’s academic progress. This supportive environment helps students move from struggling with homework to achieving better grades and gaining newfound confidence in tackling Physics problems, preparing them for success in their current studies and future scientific endeavors.

Our services support public, private, and charter school students throughout the NYC metro area, Westchester, Long Island, Boston, and select areas in Connecticut and New Jersey. Over 90% of our tiered educational team holds advanced degrees in education and psychology, so we build meaningful connections with students. We will stay responsive to the shifting academic environment and address the prominent digital distractions in 2024.

We use the SMART goals framework to ensure objectives are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound, tailored to each student’s needs. Our flexible scheduling accommodates diverse family timetables, and when there is an ideal match between our services and a student’s needs, we connect them with trusted colleagues. Our approach is crafted to navigate various educational systems and keep pace with the demands of modern education.

Recognizing AI’s potential in education, we integrate these tools responsibly into our frameworks, teaching students their effective and ethical use. Before implementing AI tools, we ensure parents are fully informed and give their consent.

Themba Tutors is acknowledged as one of the best tutoring services in the New York City metro area, specializing in Executive Functioning Coaching. We distinguish ourselves in the field because we are renowned for our compassionate approach, proven track record of success, and commitment to accommodating diverse learning styles while honoring families’ preferences. 


Our tiered educational team, highly recommended by our clients, comprises:

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

We are dedicated to empowering students to reach their full potential academically and beyond. Through personalized tutoring, executive function coaching, and comprehensive support, we equip students with the skills and confidence to excel in their educational pursuits and navigate life’s challenges with resilience and determination. 

Executive Function Coaches Tiers


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 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!



We are incredibly grateful to Alissa for everything she has done. Our son scored 536 and has an offer from his top school.




Khalilah has been a fantastic science and executive functioning tutor for my daughter. She was quickly able to assess the best and most effective methods for teaching. She is also high energy and extremely dedicated to making the most out of her sessions. Highly recommend!

-Meredith J.

Stephen was amazing!! He really helped Olive so much this year. He had a great impact on her, her education, and our overall outlook on her educational experience. We are very grateful to have met him and to have worked with you. We will definitely be working with him again next school year until she is fully up to speed. But wow, his work with her has helped so much. Calling on you, and bringing Stephen into our support group has been a game changer.



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.


Master’s in Medical Physics


Ph.D. in Fisheries Science, MS in Zoology and Physiology.


Master’s in Teaching, Bachelor’s in Chemistry and Psychology


Master’s in Science Education


Doctoral Candidate


M.S. in Adolescent Special Education


Doctoral Candidate


Licensed Special Education

Why Choose Themba Tutors?

1. Integrated Tutoring and Executive Function Coaching

Themba Tutors offers a unique blend of physics tutoring and executive function (EF) coaching. Our physics tutors not only help students grasp complex physics concepts, but also work on improving EF skills such as organization, time management, and task initiation. This dual approach ensures students excel in physics and develop essential skills for academic success.

2. Comprehensive Coverage of Physics Topics

We understand that each student has unique learning needs. Our physics tutors tailor their teaching methods to suit individual learning styles and pace, ensuring students fully grasp physics principles. Whether your child struggles with understanding Newton’s laws, mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, optics, quantum mechanics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics, particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology or needs assistance with projectile motion problems, our physics tutors provide personalized support every step of the way.

3. Addressing Common Student Struggles

High school students often face challenges like stress, anxiety, procrastination, and excessive screen time. Our physics tutors are trained to address these issues effectively, providing strategies to manage stress, overcome procrastination, and strike a healthy balance with technology. In a 2015 meta-analysis, it was discovered that procrastination was linked with lower grades across 33 studies encompassing over 38,000 students. By offering guidance beyond academics, we help students develop holistic skills for success in their academic and personal lives.

4. Expert Physics Tutors with Advanced Degrees

Our physics tutors are highly qualified professionals with advanced degrees in physics or related fields. Their expertise and passion for teaching make even the most daunting physics topics accessible and engaging for students. Whether teaching the principles of kinematics or delving into quantum mechanics, our physics tutors have the knowledge and experience to guide students to mastery. 

5. Flexible and Convenient Options

We understand the demands of busy schedules, so we offer flexible physics tutoring options to accommodate your child’s timetable. Whether you prefer in-person sessions in the comfort of your home or virtual physics tutoring sessions conducted online, we have options to suit your needs. Additionally, our pay-as-you-go model ensures flexibility and affordability without the constraints of long-term contracts.

6. Holistic Support for Academic Success

We provide comprehensive support beyond physics tutoring to ensure your child’s academic success. From study skills workshops to exam preparation strategies, we equip students with the tools they need to excel in all their subjects. By fostering a growth mindset and instilling confidence, we empower students to achieve their academic goals and beyond. Research indicates that 1:1 tutoring can significantly benefit high school students in NYC, particularly in closing achievement gaps and enhancing learning outcomes.

Choose Themba Tutors as your child’s physics tutor and empower them to succeed academically while developing essential life skills for future success.

Become a Scientific Researcher Before College with Themba Tutors

In partnership with the HRSE, Themba Tutors provides comprehensive research opportunities spanning various scientific domains such as biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, computer science, and engineering. This year-long science internship equips students with essential skills, enhances their scientific understanding, expands professional networks, and prepares them for prestigious college internships and successful careers in science.

Who We Are?


Established in 2012 by CEO Craig Selinger, an educational specialist and executive function coach, Themba Tutors provides tailored Physics tutoring services for middle school, high school, and college students.

  • Themba Tutors offers individualized in-person and online tutoring and coaching for K-12, college students, and young adults, including neurodiverse learners.
  • Serving the NYC metro area, Long Island, Boston, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
  • Our tiered educational team, consisting of academic tutors, certified subject specialists, advanced learning specialists/coaches, and doctoral-level specialists/coaches, is an expert in its field. It provides personalized attention and customized learning plans tailored to each student’s needs.
  • At Themba Tutors, our focus is not just on academics but on building strong relationships and delivering comprehensive support services. We are committed to ensuring students receive the guidance they need to succeed and excel in their educational journey. We prioritize matching students with professionals who understand their unique needs and are committed to their academic success.
  • We understand the importance of convenience and comfort in a student’s learning journey. That’s why we offer flexible scheduling and personalized in-person or remote sessions, ensuring a stress-free and comfortable learning experience for students and their families.

Free Consultations and Remote Meet & Greets

Physics tutors

Experience the advantage of personalized learning with our physics tutor through free consultations and remote meet-and-greets. These sessions allow you to discuss your child’s academic needs and goals while getting acquainted with our physics tutor’s expertise and teaching approach. Contact us today to start your journey towards physics mastery with tailored support and flexible, convenient services from our expert team.

Themba Tutors’ Process and Approach

Themba Tutors provides tailored support for K-12 students facing challenges like ADHD, executive function issues, and learning disabilities such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, dysgraphia, twice-exceptional (2e), and more. Our services are designed to tackle the unique obstacles these students face in their academic and professional journeys.

We offer flexible, convenient services with a pay-as-you-go model, requiring no upfront fees or long-term contracts. You only pay for each session after it takes place, making it easier to manage your budget and your child’s educational requirements.


Our intake process includes:

  1. Initial Contact and Consultation: Email, text, or phone. Our intake coordinator, Jerry, supervised by CEO Craig Selinger, will schedule a phone consultation within 24 hours.
  2. Review of Academic Background: We analyze the student’s academic records, such as report cards, to pinpoint their strengths and areas for improvement.
  3. Comprehensive Educational Assessment: We offer an optional, detailed assessment to accurately identify your child’s strengths and needs, allowing us to customize our physics tutoring sessions effectively.
  4. Tutor Selection: We provide detailed tutor profiles to help you choose the best match. During a free intake session, we discuss the optimal options for your child.
  5. Free Remote Meet-and-Greets: Meet potential physics tutors through free remote sessions before committing to any services.
  6. Assessment Session Commencement: Start with a complimentary exploratory session, during which the chosen physics tutor evaluates the student’s academic status and goals, laying the groundwork for a personalized learning plan.

Our approach includes weekly tailored sessions and ongoing motivation through preferred communication channels. We focus on helping students achieve their goals through personal responsibility and adaptive physics tutoring methods.

For a customized educational experience and personal growth, contact Themba Tutors today to schedule your free consultation and remote meet-and-greets with our top physics tutors for high school students.