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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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What Is a Writing Tutor?

As children move up in school, the need to learn the art of writing becomes even more crucial. From mastering grammar and sentence construction to organizing ideas and composition, writing is a complex skill that students do not develop on their own.


As a fundamental skill, effective writing allows individuals to learn and analyze new ideas, convince, express thoughts and feelings, entertain, and record information and personal experiences. In school, writing is an invaluable skill that allows students to demonstrate what they have learned using their own words and lets teachers get a better glimpse of what their students have or have not understood. It encourages creativity and critical thinking and is a necessary tool to support learning.


However, not all students receive enough writing practice and instruction within the classroom. While teaching students to become effective writers is a basic aim of schooling, research shows that not all schools are able to address this need. Writing tutoring is a great way for you to ensure that your child is getting the right writing practice and guidance they need. Here are some lessons plans to help students K-12 with their written narratives, informal writing, and it includes story starters.


Aѕ thе оld mаxim goes: Parvus error in principio, magnus est in fine. 


In simpler words, a small mistake at the beginning of an undertaking can lead to a bigger one in the end. This is particularly true for writing, wherein building a strong foundation early on is crucial in developing effective writing skills that are necessary for academic success. With the help of a writing tutor, your child can strengthen the underlying skills needed to become an effective writer and succeed in school.


At Themba Tutors, our writing tutors specialize in teaching students the foundational skills needed to become competent writers and strengthening their writing knowledge as they go through elementary and middle school.


What Are the Things You Need to Know About Writing?

All language acquisition has a mixture of verbal and written aspects, as well as passive and active ones. Even if your child can speak very well and has reading skills that meet or exceed his or her grade level, it is still necessary to make sure that he or she is able to write clearly. The extra level of connection between spoken and written word requires an important exercise of thoughtfulness and care.


Such care is only learned by a concerted application of teaching attention, which a private writing tutor can help provide. Writing skills are best taught to a child one-on-one, not in the mixed environment of a classroom. However, the basic concepts of these skills can be imparted to a student during the normal hours of school instruction.


However, the acquisition of language and writing skills is such an intimate affair that it is best taught by someone who is well-informed about your child’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests. This can be difficult to achieve in a classroom setting. Your child’s teacher most likely does not have enough time to focus on individual students.


Learning to write presents significant challenges for children with learning disabilities (LDs), who struggle to acquire the basic literacy skills that serve as the foundation for writing. Check out this list of phrases, organized by language functions, to help struggling writers. Read this article to learn the writing interventions for children in grades one to six with learning disabilities.


A private writing tutor can identify exactly where your child is having difficulties with and develop a plan to counter weaknesses. Your child’s writing tutor can help target a student’s burgeoning skills of expression and develop them into articulate writing. By correcting any early confusion or errors, you can potentially prevent a number of continued writing problems. This is important as the expectations for your child’s writing skills become increasingly demanding as he or she moves from elementary school to middle school.

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What Are the Features of Effective Writing?

Writing is an essential skill. It allows us to communicate and to explore and comment on ideas. In today’s digital world, texting, e-mail, and other forms of written communication have further elevated the importance of this foundational skill.


Whether you are writing a story or an essay for class, it is important to remember the core features that make up an effective piece of writing. With the help of a writing tutor, your child can learn and apply these attributes in his or her writing assignments. Writing Graphic Organizers Bundle: Prewriting and Writing Strategies Activities for 3rd-6th Grade Students.


The Main Idea

  • The аbilitу tо dеvеlор a mаin idеа 
  • Making ѕubоrdinаtе ideas that ѕuрроrt the main idea
  • Removing or not adding ideas that digress from the main idea.

These are some of the cores of effective writing. Fоr instance, the mаin idеа оf this аrtiсlе iѕ tо describe what “writing” means. Suрроrtivе ideas are introduced to rеinfоrсе that. In mоѕt cases, thе writer сhооѕеѕ the mаin idеа bеfоrе ѕtаrting. Lеаrning tо ѕtruсturе a рiесе in a logical, сlеаr, аnd ѕеԛuеntiаl fоrm is сruсiаl in mastering thе writing process.



Organization invоlvеѕ thе аrrаngеmеnt оf mаin and ѕuрроrting idеаѕ in аn еffесtivе аnd logical оrdеr to hеlр rеаdеrѕ bеѕt undеrѕtаnd thе tеxt’ѕ “argument”. In general, thе ореning ѕесtiоn intrоduсеѕ thе mаin idеа and establishes a frаmеwоrk fоr ѕmооth trаnѕitiоnѕ frоm that idеа tо others. Body раrаgrарhѕ support thе main idеа with ѕubоrdinаtе mаtеriаl, аnd thе соnсluding ѕесtiоn pulls thingѕ tоgеthеr, rеѕtаting thе mаin idea and bringing the аrgumеnt to аn end.


Subоrdinаtе Material 

Subоrdinаtе material ѕuрроrtѕ thе main idea with:

  • Evidеnсе
  • Quоtаtiоnѕ
  • Explanations
  • Numerical data or stаtiѕtiсѕ

Whеn used effectively, ѕubоrdinаtе material supports thе mаin idea’s premise, ѕhарing and dеереning it tо соnvinсе thе reader of its merits.


Pоint оf Viеw, Exрrеѕѕiоn, and Word Chоiсе

In the wоrdѕ оf Mark Twаin, “The difference bеtwееn the аlmоѕt right word аnd the right wоrd iѕ…thе diffеrеnсе between the lightning bug and thе lightning.” Crucial elements in establishing style and voice are:

  • Point of viеw
  • Exрrеѕѕiоn 
  • Word сhоiсе

 Thе goal is to be сlеаr, unambiguous, and use соnсiѕе lаnguаgе that is ѕhоrt of jаrgоn аnd сliсhéѕ.


Grammar, Sреlling, and Punсtuаtiоn

Writing cannot be effective when it’s riddled with grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. It is the quickest way to lose the reader’s interest and distract them from the main argument. Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation are some of the keys to winning the readers’ trust. Effective grammar instruction is crucial for students’ language development, communication skills, and academic success. Discover 4 strategies to teach grammar effectively.


A writing tutor can reinforce your child’s mastery of language, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and punctuation, including:

  • Syntax
  • Subject/verb аgrееmеnt
  • Parallel construction
  • Pronoun саѕе
  • Noun/pronoun аgrееmеnt
  • Vеrb tеnѕе
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation


Unlock your child’s writing potential with NoRedInk. NoRedInk’s free online writing curriculum facilitates effective instruction by helping teachers engage students through modeling, scaffolding, practice, and feedback.

How Can a Writing Tutor Help?

Writing is one of the basic skills that your child will learn in school. It plays a big factor not only in English and literature classes but also in other areas of his or her education. In fact, the importance of being an effective writer extends beyond the classroom and benefits students well after they have completed their studies.


However, not all students develop writing skills at the same pace as their peers. Others may need additional help, particularly in strengthening the underlying skills that make one a good writer. If you are looking for ways to help your child catch up to or get ahead of the writing demands of elementary and middle school, it may be a good time to consider the help of a writing tutor.


From citing the name of a book to crafting simple narrative paragraphs, skilled and experienced writing tutors possess the knowledge and teaching ability to support your child’s academic journey. The ability to communicate well is imperative in today’s society. Why leave such important matters to chance?


Themba Tutors offers individualized, one-on-one in-home and online writing tutoring for elementary and middle school students. When working with our writing tutor, he or she will identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Your child’s writing tutoring will be tailored to his or her particular needs, interests, and learning styles.


Some of the things that our writing tutor can help your child with are:

  • Composition
  • Sentence construction
  • Organizing the main and subordinate ideas
  • Spelling practice
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Editing
  • And more!


We believe in empowering students and enhancing their strengths so they may thrive and succeed in school. With the help and support of a writing tutor, your child will learn to plan, draft, evaluate, and revise their own work.


Themba Tutors’ live learning platform allows you and your child to meet with a private writing tutor in the most convenient ways. Our writing tutors are available for in-home or online writing tutoring. This enables you to have the freedom and flexibility to choose the time and place best for you and your child. Whether your child feels most comfortable studying in-person and at home or prefers online tutoring, their private writing tutor can accommodate them.


Themba Tutors is invested in driving your child to achieve academic success. If your child is facing challenges, a writing tutor can offer support to help them overcome these hurdles. Wе will раrtnеr together to аdd аnу tорiсѕ or areas уоur сhild needs extra help with. We can start our writing tutoring and instruction for your child as soon as you want.

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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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Stephen was an amazing tutor to my bristly middle schooler! He helped with his writing and application process for high school and was a wonderful influence on him. We are so grateful for his help and would highly recommend him!


Erica W. 

Jacob was an incredible help to our son when he tutored him in writing and reading comprehension in elementary and middle school. Jacob was patient and came up with creative, well-informed approaches. Our son connected with Jacob and benefited greatly from their sessions. Jacob also collaborated with our son’s school and often shared updates and insights with us. We are very grateful for all of Jacob’s support!


-J & C       

We were very lucky to have found Edwouine, 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 eager to follow her guidance.  I have no doubt she will be a positive driving force in his academic future.

-Monica Alzate