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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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Are you a young adult in NYC looking to improve your social skills and build meaningful connections? Are you looking to enhance your communication skills and build stronger relationships?

Young adults (ages 18 to 26) are rarely treated as a distinct population in policy, programs, and research. Instead, they are often grouped with either adolescents or all adults, despite their critical role in the workforce, military services, and parenting the next generation. What happens during the young adult years has profound implications for the rest of life, and the stability and progress of society at large depend on how any cohort of young adults fares as a whole.

Social skills training is structured to help young adults improve social communication skills and achieve social goals. It provides tailored guidance to identify gaps in social skills, define objectives, and develop strategies for confident interactions in personal and professional settings. Through coaching, individuals work with a coach to explore unique challenges and practice new skills in realistic situations, fostering lasting change and growth.

Consider social skills training if you struggle with:

  • Communicating with others: Difficulty expressing yourself or maintaining conversations.
  • Maintaining relationships: Struggling to sustain friendships and relationships.
  • Social anxiety: Feeling anxious about meeting new people or attending social events.
  • Making friends: Finding it challenging to form new friendships or expand your social circle.
  • Creating boundaries: Struggling to set clear boundaries with others.
  • Setting social goals: Difficulty setting and following through on social goals.
  • Reading social cues: Trouble understanding non-verbal cues and facial expressions.
  • Talking to different people: Finding it difficult to converse with those who don’t share your interests.

Themba Tutors is proud to be recognized as one of the pioneering tutoring companies in the New York City metro area, with a special focus on Executive Functioning Coaching. We are distinguished by our compassionate approach, proven success, and commitment to accommodating diverse learning styles while respecting family preferences.


Working with Jill at Themba Tutors for the past year has been life-changing! As a dyslexic adult, I’ve struggled for years with decoding words, which has created many challenges in social environments and work. She is very knowledgeable, passionate about helping others improve, and patient. Sometimes during our tutoring sessions I become frustrated with myself, but Jill always finds another method to help me understand the concept and keeps encouraging me until I know. I’m glad I have Jill as a tutor. She is very professional, positive, and friendly.


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. 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.

– Christine G.

I have had the best experiences with Rebecca, and Felicia. They have both worked with me to achieve my goal, and help me prep for a major licensing exam. They are patient. knowledgeable, and accommodating They are invested in helping everyone that they work with achieve their goals. The best investment I put on myself in a long time.

– Veronica G.

I worked with THEMBA tutor Brooke for the past 6 months and have found our work together to be extremely beneficial. Brooke helped me to organize my time and thoughts regarding looking for jobs by introducing new methods for planning my time. Brooke provided encouragement when I had doubts about my work. Brooke did not do my work for me, which was really important for me. Brooke is understanding ,patient and flexible with scheduling. I highly recommend Brooke.

-Friend NYC

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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Why Choose Themba Tutors?

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Personalized 1:1 Social Skills Training and Coaching

Our personalized 1:1 social skills training stands out for its individualized approach and one-on-one coaching. We provide tailored support that addresses clients’ needs, ensuring effective and sustainable progress. Our experienced coaches work closely with clients to develop customized strategies that promote personal growth and social success, offering personalized attention and support to help them thrive in social interactions. 

Please note that we are not licensed therapists and will refer young adults to licensed clinicians when they need therapy rather than social coaching services, especially for mental health issues that could interfere with social functioning.

Identifying Common Challenges

After completing our free social skills questionnaire and receiving their responses, Themba Tutors helps young adults identify common social challenges. This step is crucial for understanding each individual’s specific areas of difficulty, allowing us to provide targeted support.

Customized Skill-Building Programs

We develop customized skill-building programs that address the unique needs of each client. These programs enhance specific social skills, ensuring young adults can navigate social situations confidently and effectively.

Role-Playing and Practice Sessions

Our role-playing and practice sessions allow clients to simulate real-life social interactions in a safe and supportive environment. Through practical experience and constructive feedback, these sessions help build confidence and improve social competence.

Workshops and Group Activities

We offer workshops and group activities that allow young adults to engage with peers and practice their social skills in a structured setting. These activities promote teamwork, communication, and the development of meaningful connections.

For social skills groups for young adults, you can check out websites like, the YMCA, and; other organizations, such as “Brooklyn Brainery,” offer classes and workshops on various topics that encourage participant interaction, fostering social connections and friendships. Additionally, organizations like Friendship Circle NYC provide social programs and events specifically designed for young adults with disabilities.

Job Interview Preparation and Life Coaching Solutions

Our social skills coaching includes comprehensive life coaching solutions to help young adults prepare for job interviews, build resumes, enhance soft skills, and develop key social skills. We guide clients in answering interview questions, presenting themselves confidently, and making a positive impression on potential employers. Additionally, we focus on resume building and enhancing the soft skills crucial for professional success.

Engaging in Social Opportunities

We encourage young adults to leave their homes and seek relationships and social opportunities. By leveraging their interests, we help them find like-minded individuals and build connections based on shared passions.

By choosing Themba Tutors, young adults can expect comprehensive support that addresses their unique socialization needs, leading to more confident, empowered, and fulfilling social lives.

#1 Social Skills Training for Young Adults

At Themba Tutors, we offer young adults the best social skills training. Our expert coaches provide personalized, one-on-one sessions to improve communication, interpersonal relationships, and self-confidence. Through coaching techniques and interactive activities, we help young adults develop the essential social skills to thrive in personal and professional settings. Contact us today for your free consultation.

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Who We Are?

Founded in 2012 by CEO Craig Selinger, an educational specialist and EF coach, Themba Tutors provides social skills training to young adults.

  • Comprehensive Services: Themba Tutors provides individualized in-person and online tutoring and coaching for all ages, including neurodiverse learners.
  • Expert Professionals: Our tiered educational team comprises academic tutors, certified subject specialists, advanced learning specialists/coaches, and doctoral-level specialists/coaches.
  • Customized Learning Plans: Tutors create personalized learning plans based on each student and young adult’s abilities and needs, focusing on student-centered, individualized attention and progress without the pressure of standard coursework timelines.
  • Flexible and Convenient: Themba Tutors offers flexible scheduling, traveling to students and young adults’ homes, schools, or other preferred locations, and provides virtual options. We travel to the NYC metro area, Long Island, Boston, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
  • Distinguishing Features: We stand out due to their personalized approach, expert qualifications, and commitment to building strong relationships with students and their families, and young adults.
  • Commitment to Success: The focus is long-term learning gains, helping students develop core skills for future academic, personal and professional success.
  • Professional Network: We collaborate with a network of therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists to provide comprehensive support and direct students, and young adults to appropriate specialists when needed.
  • Learner-Centered Approach: We emphasize individualized attention, adjusting goals and techniques to help students and young adults achieve short—and long-term success, and fostering motivation, confidence, and positive study habits.

Free Consultations and Remote Meet & Greets

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Themba Tutors offers free consultations and remote meet-and-greets for our specialized social skills training for young adults. These initial sessions allow potential clients to connect with our social skills coaches online, establishing a personal connection and discussing their unique needs before committing. Our approach ensures that each young adult is matched with a coach who can effectively support their social skills development in a comfortable and convenient setting.

Themba Tutors’ Process and Approach

Themba Tutors offers a distinctive approach to supporting young adults with ADHD, executive function difficulties, and other learning difficulties, such as nonverbal learning disorder (NVLD), dyslexia, autism, and more. We understand the specific obstacles young adults may encounter in their personal lives and  professional journeys.

For clients already engaged with mental health professionals, Themba Tutors can connect them with appropriate specialists covered by their insurance.

The process for starting with Themba Tutors is structured to match clients with the ideal coach through the following steps:

  1. Initial Contact for a Free Consultation: Reach out via email, text, or phone to schedule a prompt phone consultation, typically within 24 hours, facilitated by intake coordinator Jerry. CEO Craig Selinger, an expert in executive functioning, ensures the process is smooth and continually improving.
  2. Initial Assessments: Before the first meeting, clients complete a FREE executive function questionnaire and an ADHD Self-Report Scale Symptom Checklist.
  3. Customized Social Skills Assessment: A free, personalized social skills assessment identifies strengths and areas for growth, resulting in tailored SMART Goals that outline a clear path to improving social skills.
  4. Choosing Your Coach: Clients can choose from highly qualified social skills coaches with detailed profiles available to make an informed decision.
  5. Free Remote Meet-and-Greets: Potential clients can meet prospective coaches online at no cost, allowing for an essential personal connection before committing.
  6. Assessment Session Start: The process begins with a free session that requires no upfront fees or commitments. The selected EF coach assesses the client’s current situation and goals, setting the stage for a personalized strategy to achieve meaningful progress.

Themba Tutors provides weekly tailored sessions and continuous motivation through preferred communication channels. It focuses on achieving goals through personal accountability and flexible coaching methods.

For a customized coaching experience that addresses your unique educational and personal development needs, contact Themba Tutors today for a free consultation and to arrange remote meet-and-greets with the best social skills coaches for young adults.