Strategic Support Advocacy for Parents, Themba TutorsThemba Tutors

1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

4.9 30 reviews

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

Miriam Nunberg is an attorney, advocate, and school founder. Her practice is designed to empower parents of children with learning, attentional, psychological, and physical differences to obtain support from the school.

Miriam's services begin with a close look at the child's educational and clinical history to match their needs with the legal requirements. She then guides parents through the IEP and 504 processes to help obtain powerful, child-centered educational plans in public, private and charter schools. She also helps obtain compensatory services for children whom the system has failed to serve properly and provides fierce advocacy when necessary.

Miriam believes that parents who understand their rights can get better services more quickly and without costly and time-consuming litigation. She helps navigate the maze at every step along the way to simplify the complex legal framework and help cut through confusing terminology and bureaucracy.

Her practice is a hybrid of coaching, consultation, and advocacy, rather than traditional legal representation. She works on an hourly basis (no large retainer required!) and offers a sliding scale.

Miriam Offers the Following Services:

  • Assistance requesting evaluations from the DOE, including independent neuropsychological evaluations.
  • Guidance in seeking a private neuropsychological evaluation and support obtaining reimbursement for private evaluations when possible.
  • Coordination with private evaluators to obtain compelling recommendations for school-based services. The right recommendations can be game-changers in getting children legally-binding services and accommodations on IEPs and 504 plans.
  • In-depth preparation for IEP and 504 meetings. IEPs have many layers that can be hard to understand, including management needs and goals. You will learn how to build your argument for creating sophisticated IEPs and 504 plans that serve your child's best interest – and what to do if you and the school disagree.
  • Assistance seeking formal behavior plans at school and representation in disciplinary proceedings.
  • Representation at IEP / 504 meetings.
  • Support following meetings to clarify and strengthen key components of draft plans developed.
  • Behind-the-scenes assistance in communicating with your child's school to ensure full IEP/504 implementation.
  • Drafting of and representation in mediation/administrative complaints.
  • Assistance obtaining compensatory vouchers for tutoring or related services.
  • Support navigating the school choice process to identify schools best suited to meet your child's IEP / 504 needs.
  • Assistance deciding when to seek private school tuition reimbursement.

Biography

Strategic Support Advocacy for Parents, Themba Tutors

Miriam Nunberg, Esq., EdM, is an attorney, advocate, and educational consultant. She currently advises and advocates for parents of students with disabilities, providing training, consultation, and advocacy around navigating the world of special education and school accommodations. She is a member of the expert panel of Understood.org and was Of Counsel to the Law Offices of Elisa Hyman, a firm that provides no-fee and low-cost representation to students with severe disabilities. She is also an active member of the school integration movement and provides training and consulting around systemic equity in schools.

 

As a staff attorney at the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education, Miriam handled complaints of discrimination in schools and colleges based on race, national origin, sex, age, and disability for fourteen years. She also co-founded and led the startup of the Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School, a middle school with the mission of serving students of all backgrounds and abilities in an integrated, hands-on setting. Miriam is a former special education teacher and holds a Master’s of Education from Smith College and a law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is a proud public school parent of two boys and lives in Brooklyn.

Contact Miriam at mnunbergesq@gmail.com.

Please mention that you found her services through Themba Tutors!

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