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  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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!
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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.
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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.
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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!
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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!
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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.
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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!
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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.
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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.
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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.
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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.
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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!!
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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!
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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.
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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.
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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!
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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.
  • twice exceptional 2e Tutors, 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.

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TWICE EXCEPTIONAL 2e

What Is Twice Exceptional? 

 

People not always realize that gifted students can also have a special need or disability. In the same manner, students with disabilities may also turn out to be gifted. We know of children who are exceptionally talented in music or possess a high level of mastery of math, literature, or science. On the other hand, we also meet students who are living with different challenges, such as ADHD, dyslexia, or autism. However, there are also children who fall under both categories. Twice-exceptional or 2e is the term used to describe children who are both gifted and challenged.
 
Children who are twice-exceptional have a unique struggle. On one hand, some of these children may use their giftedness to compensate for their difficulties. They may deliberately or unconsciously use their talents to hide the struggles they are experiencing in other areas. In other cases, when their disability manifests early on, it can overshadow their giftedness and other talents.

WHAT IS 2E TWICE EXCEPTIONAL? HOW TO KNOW IF A STUDENT IS 2E?

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Craig Selinger, CEO of Themba Tutors, interviewed Micaela Bracamonte, founder of the first 2e (Twice Exceptional) friendly school in New York City. They talk about The Lang School and how it started sixteen years ago when her son was diagnosed as 2e at the age of four. In this podcast episode, they discuss the evolution of the Lang School and how it incorporates social-emotional learning and strength-based approaches, among other curriculums. In the early years, teachers notice students’ talents and nurture them throughout their Lang School careers. For the 2019-2020 school year, the graduate class, all three Lang valedictorians, received financial merit-based college scholarships. The Lang School offers virtual free resources for families.

 

 

Listen to the Spotify Podcast Episode here.

 

 

Often, twice-exceptional children struggle in school, where great emphasis is placed on organization, participation, and long-term planning. 2e students can be extremely creative, verbal, imaginative, and inquisitive. They have strong problem-solving abilities. Many of them have a diverse range of interests, while others are more focused on a single, all-consuming expertise. However, they may also have difficulties keeping up with academic demands. This can lead to inconsistent academic performance, frustration, difficulties with written expression, and labels like lazy, unmotivated, or underachievers. All of this may dampen their enthusiasm for school and harm their motivation, self-sufficiency, and confidence.

 

 

Types of Twice-Exceptional Children

 

Students who are twice-exceptional often fall under three categories. For children who belong to the third category, their learning disabilities can often overshadow their exceptional talents and abilities. As a result, they are often overlooked and unable to fully explore their skills and interests.

 

The types of twice-exceptional children are:

 

  • Students who excel early on but later on shows signs of a disability
  • Students with diagnosed disabilities yet show exceptional gifts in some areas
  • Highly intelligent students who appear to be average because of their disabilities

 

 

 

 

Identifying Twice-Exceptional Children

Determining whether a child is twice-exceptional is very seldom an easy task. Every child has their own skills, talents, and gifts, but they also have their own set of challenges. As such, it is often hard to single out a fixed method for identifying gifted children with disabilities. Children who are twice-exceptional are frequently identified when they show promise in one or two areas. A child with ADHD may find himself or herself struggling with academics, but he or she child may excel in art, creative expression, or problem-solving.
 
Schools and teachers can spot twice-exceptional students if they notice a change or drop in the child’s school performance. A student may be excelling in class one day and gradually falling behind the next as a result of an unaddressed learning disability. If the student’s grades and classroom participation begin to deteriorate, teachers should investigate to see if there are other factors that are affecting the child’s schooling. Poor eyesight, hearing, and other physical issues can all contribute to poor performance.

 

 

What Are the Common Strengths of Twice-Exceptional Children?

 

Twice-exceptional are typically observed to be:

 

  • Highly creative
  • Possessing a good sense of humor
  • Interested in a wide range of topics or hobbies
  • Capable of coming up with advanced ideas
  • Highly skilled with vocabulary
  • Particularly engrossed in a certain talent or interest

 

IF a child possesses a few of these skills but somehow still performs poorly in school, he or she may be twice-exceptional.

 

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What Challenges Do Twice-Exceptional Children Often Face?

 

When a child is twice-exceptional, he or she:

  • Gets frustrated or annoyed quickly
  • Has an argumentative personality
  • Struggles with expressing himself or herself through writing
  • Handles criticism poorly
  • Is often disorganized
  • Struggles with maintaining effective study habits
  • Is often stubborn
  • Has a hard time socializing or handling social situations

 

A child who possesses some of these traits, in addition to the above strengths, is likely highly intelligent. However, this is often overshadowed by their behavioral struggles. As such, it is important to remember that 2e students frequently have exceptional abilities, talents, and intelligence. Similarly, they also face challenges that may hinder them from fully exploring their talents and interests. Teachers and parents who believe that a 2e student’s learning needs are not being met in a traditional classroom may consider other approaches, including private, one-on-one twice-exceptional tutoring, to ensure the child’s needs are addressed.

 

How Do Themba Tutors’ Twice-Exceptional Tutors Help Your Child?

 

  • Establishing a relationship
    It’s important for us to earn the trust of your child because this allows them to be comfortable to ask for help. 

 

  • Considering learning profiles during instruction
    Our teaching methods and instruction are largely based on your child’s learning profile. We incorporate their interests and consider their readiness as we introduce strategies and work on activities to make sure that they stay engaged.

 

  • Collaborating with parents, teachers, and other learning professionals
    We work with your child’s teachers and other professionals who are evaluating your child to ensure that we cover all his or her needs. Most importantly, we believe that parents know their child best and can provide the best insight on their child’s behaviors and interests.

 

  • Remediation
    We pay close attention to your child’s engagement and interests. If he or she seems frustrated, it might be dismissed as being lazy in a regular classroom setting. When in reality, he or she may simply require additional guidance or encouragement to overcome the disability.

 

  • Teaching critical and creative thinking
    Explicit strategies such as encapsulation, mind mapping, visualization, questioning, point of view, and analogies engage 2e students and draw on their problem-solving abilities.

 

  • Communication
    In many instances, parents or students themselves can identify the social-emotional causes of academic or behavioral problems. We believe that an open discussion can be a simple yet effective solution.

 

  • Modifying with technology
    For 2e students, having the option to type an essay rather than write it by hand can be a big help. Another option is for the student to record and then playback the recording. Graphic organizers, for example, are a low-tech solution that can help with sequencing, organization, and making connections.

 

  • Teach organizational skills
    A twice-exceptional tutor can assist students in creating study plans, setting up deadline reminders, and analyze how their effort and planning affect the results they want to see.

 

  • Flexibility
    A twice-exceptional tutor recognizes that while 2e students may share some similarities with each other, they are still individuals with unique skills, personalities, and interests. Twice-exceptional tutoring must be adapted to address their specific strengths and weaknesses.

 

  • Finally, One on One Twice-Exceptional Tutoring
    Private tutoring can cover all the solutions listed above. It will give you or your child the highest quality of support and attention needed to ensure success.

 

 

At Themba Tutors, we believe that every student and individual is equal and has the capacity to do and achieve great things. Giving them the highest quality of tutoring and coaching support will give them the needed edge to succeed.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is considered twice exceptional?

The term “twiceexceptional,” also referred to as “2e,” is used to describe gifted children who, have the characteristics of gifted students with the potential for high achievement and give evidence of one or more disabilities as defined by federal or state eligibility criteria.

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At Themba Tutors, we will let you know what kind of help you need once we set up a free intake. Knowing the student’s strengths and weaknesses is vital in helping the student with the challenges they’re facing. We offer services that include academic coaching and tutoring based on the student’s needs. We also offer a hybrid model for those students who need help with content and improving their underlying study skills. 

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