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1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

4.9 33 reviews

  • Avatar Jacob B ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We were delighted with Christie. First, and most importantly, our son made great strides under her guidance. So great, that we felt he no longer needed help! She was incredibly patient and kind with him and our son really responded to … More her. Christie was also great with me and my wife. She provided thorough and informative updates on our son's progress and which exercises she was using with him, so we could reinforce what she was teaching him. All in all, we had a fabulous experience with Christie and would highly recommend her.
  • Avatar Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Our experience with Theo was terrific. Theo was great with my son. He developed a positive relationship with him based on sincerity, respect, trust and a deep personal connection. In their lessons, Theo was encouraging, creative and kind. … More He helped our son understand how to differentiate the sounds he made when he spoke, and gave him great exercises to practice every week between lessons. Our son was sorry to have the lessons come to an end, but recognized that Theo had helped him as much as possible and it was time for him to stop. Theo explained to him (and us) how to keep working to get the last 5%, and encouraged him to keep working on the exercises on his own. I have recommended Theo to another parent who noticed my son's improvement and inquired for her own son.
    We are all grateful to have gotten to know Theo, and we greatly appreciate all the work he did to help our son.
  • Avatar Andrea Peartree ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Theo is a wonderful Clinton Hill speech therapist. We were really pleased with him. Our son showed drastic improvement, not only in his speech but in his confidence.
  • Avatar mario costa ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Alexa has been an enthusiastic, reliable, well prepared and caring teacher for our 6 year old daughter. She has been able to improve and increase our daughter's confidence lesson by lesson with patience and competence; through varied … More and productive didactic practice. Alexa has engaged our daughter in several activities that always kept her motivated and eager to learn literacy. My wife and I, both of us are educators, feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to observe Alexa's pedagogical skills. Alexa has had a big impact on our daughter literacy growth. Thank you Brooklyn Letters!
  • Avatar Lily Alt ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    We were absolutely DELIGHTED with Marsha's services. She was wonderful. We found her to be kind, fun, engaging, very knowledgeable. She provided us with clear instructions and additional written handouts each week. She engaged our … More son with different techniques and toys, and showed us how to use her techniques when we were interacting with him. I actually just texted her on Saturday - Our son finally said "more" - one of the target words we had been working on with her. It was a total joy to hear, and I had to share it with her - she wrote back immediately to congratulate us. I am so appreciative of her expertise, and wish we could have seen her for longer. I recommended her to another family in our neighborhood who is looking for a speech therapist.

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Our Manhattan reading listening comprehension tutors can help unlock the potential of learners at all levels. Our tutors are carefully selected, highly qualified professionals with experience teaching English and helping learners improve their reading and listening comprehension.

Our tutors use a variety of techniques and methods to help students develop their reading and listening skills. These techniques include interactive exercises, discussions, and lectures. Our tutors are also available online for virtual tutoring sessions for students who prefer this option. With our Manhattan reading listening comprehension tutoring, you can rest assured that your child receives the best instruction and guidance possible.

Strategies & Techniques to Improve Reading and Listening Skills

There are a variety of strategies and techniques to improve reading and listening comprehension for English language learners in the Manhattan area. For reading, some strategies include repeated readings of the same material, looking for keywords and phrases to read more quickly, and summarizing key points. 

For listening, students can practice active listening by asking themselves questions while listening, making connections between what they hear and what they already know, and repeating key phrases to help with comprehension. 

Additionally, online tutoring services can improve reading and listening comprehension, allowing students to work at their own pace, receive feedback, and practice in a structured and supportive environment. By utilizing these strategies and techniques, English language learners in the Manhattan area can improve their reading and listening comprehension skills and become more confident in their ability to understand and communicate in English.

5 Basic Reading Skills

Our mission at Manhattan Letters is to support people of all ages to enhance their capacity to produce speech sounds, comprehend and use language, and communicate effectively. We also assist people in developing their nonverbal communication, reading, writing, listening, and social communication skills. Our therapy can result in greater self-assurance and better social, academic, and employment opportunities, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for our patients. The families of people with communication disorders also receive our education and support. For more information on how our speech-language therapists in Manhattan can assist you or a loved one in realizing their full communicative potential, get in touch with us.

Phonemic Awareness

The ability to recognize and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words is referred to as phonemic awareness. Through our Manhattan reading listening comprehension tutoring, students will be able to work on their phonemic awareness in a supportive and encouraging environment. Our tutors will help students identify and pronounce sounds, recognize rhyming words, and distinguish between similar-sounding words.


Phonics is an essential component of reading and comprehension that can help improve a student’s ability to understand written material. Through interactive activities and exercises, students can learn the sound-letter correspondences and how to blend them together to sound out words. Our Manhattan reading listening comprehension tutoring sessions also focus on developing an understanding of syllables, word endings, and word families.


Fluency is the ability to speak or read a language easily and accurately. It not only includes the ability to produce words but also to understand them. Fluency in English is especially important for students learning English as a second language to develop the academic and professional skills needed to succeed. Our Manhattan reading listening comprehension tutoring focuses on improving language skills by providing personalized instruction, interactive activities, and engaging lesson plans. By working with a professional tutor, students can develop their fluency in English and gain the confidence needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond.


Vocabulary is an essential component of learning any language. The ability to comprehend and process words are key in order to understanding, communicating, and expressing oneself. This is especially essential when it comes to mastering English, particularly in the realm of reading and listening comprehension tutoring. Developing a wide and comprehensive vocabulary can help students better understand the context of a written or spoken work and, thus, increase their understanding of the English language. By familiarizing themselves with the many nuances of the language, students can gain a deeper understanding of it, allowing them to communicate their thoughts and ideas more effectively.


Comprehension is an important skill because it helps us understand and remember what we read or listen to. It also helps us conclude, make inferences, and recognize the main ideas. With the help of Manhattan reading listening comprehension tutoring, students can learn how to effectively read and listen to the material and understand what is being said. Students can also draw meaningful conclusions from the text and answer questions about the material. This can help students achieve better grades in their school work and be better prepared for standardized tests.

Skills required for reading comprehension

Speech-language therapy is an important intervention for children with communication difficulties. It can help children understand and use language more effectively, facilitate the development of their vocabulary and grammar skills, and help them learn to understand and express their thoughts and feelings more clearly. Speech-language therapy can also help children with language delays or disorders, articulation and pronunciation issues, stuttering and motor-speech disorders, and hearing impairments learn alternative communication strategies.

For children with communication difficulties, speech-language therapy can be an extremely beneficial intervention. It can help children improve their communication skills, develop their vocabulary and grammar, and learn to read, write, and use appropriate social language. With the help of speech-language therapy, children can improve their communication skills and be better equipped to understand and express themselves.

Reading comprehension involves understanding and interpreting the written word. It is an essential skill for success in school and everyday life. Our Manhattan reading listening comprehension tutoring offers a variety of programs to help students hone their reading comprehension skills. Students can work with an experienced tutor to develop strategies for understanding and interpreting a text. Tutors focus on building vocabulary, improving fluency, and teaching strategies for summarizing, inferring, and analyzing texts. Reading listening comprehension tutoring also provides students with structured practice reading passages and answering comprehension questions. These activities help students build their reading comprehension skills and become more confident readers.

Ways to Improve Listening Comprehension

One way to improve listening comprehension is to practice active listening. Active listening entails paying attention to what is being said and how it is being said and actively participating in a conversation. By actively listening, you can make sure that you are absorbing the information being shared and understanding the context of the conversation.

Our Manhattan reading listening comprehension tutor provides students with the opportunity to practice active listening in a supportive environment. Our Manhattan reading listening comprehension tutors are experienced in teaching active listening strategies and can help students to improve their listening comprehension. Additionally, we also offer a variety of resources and activities to help students further develop their listening comprehension skills.

Benefits of Reading and Listening Comprehension Tutoring

Reading and listening comprehension tutoring provides numerous benefits for students of all ages:

  • students learn to identify the main ideas and details in various types of materials, such as books, articles, and lectures
  • improve their reading strategies
  • build their vocabulary
  • apply the skills they learn to real-world contexts
  • encourages students to think critically and develop their problem-solving skills
  • learn how to synthesize and analyze information in order to draw conclusions
  • gain confidence in their abilities to comprehend and understand the material
  • students can develop their listening skills, as well as their reading fluency

Ultimately, reading and listening comprehension tutoring can help students become more successful in their academics and beyond.


Our Manhattan reading listening comprehension tutoring offers a unique learning experience tailored to meet the needs of students of all ages. The tutoring program offers the best-personalized instruction with experienced tutors knowledgeable in the latest strategies for teaching reading and listening comprehension. The tutoring sessions help students improve their reading, listening, and comprehension skills and give them the information and resources they need to become competent readers and listeners. With reading listening comprehension tutoring, students can build their confidence in reading and listening comprehension and be better equipped to succeed in their studies.


Kristina is a phenomenal tutor. My daughter was in the first grade when we started tutoring, she had just been moved into a GT class and is very bright but had no reading or writing instruction in K and also had some difficulties with handwriting. Kristina helped my daughter quickly get up to speed with her classmates and worked on areas that she needed extra support for. Over the summer we had only a couple of sessions with Kristina but she helped keep us on track and not only did my daughter not regress during the “summer slide” she gained a reading level. I can’t speak more highly of Kristina, she is professional, kind, lovely to be around, patient and engaging with kids, and an effective teacher.

-Sarah S.

Alexa has been an enthusiastic, reliable, well-prepared, and caring teacher for our 6-year-old daughter. She has been able to improve and increase our daughter’s confidence lesson by lesson with patience and competence; through varied and productive didactic practice. Alexa has engaged our daughter in several activities that always kept her motivated and eager to learn literacy. My wife and I, both of us are educators, feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to observe Alexa’s pedagogical skills. Alexa has had a big impact on our daughter’s literacy growth. Thank you Manhattan Letters!

– Mario Costa

We are very lucky. Our son, Logan, has been working with Cathy for just over a year now. Logan’s twin sister, Audrey, has had the pleasure of Cathy’s care for a slightly shorter time than that. Through the last year, we have noticed a definite improvement in all areas of the twin’s communication skills including verbal comprehensibility, aural comprehension, and overall learning skills including reading. Some of this can be marked back to inherent developmental growth and change in schools, but a large part we believe to be due to Cathy’s good work. The twins worked with another SLP for years and, although a wonderful person and therapist in her own right, her play-based approach often made improvement in the kids hard to gauge. Cathy’s approach is much more traditionally pedagogic and started with her conducting many diagnostic tests to get a clearer baseline to read/picture of the kid’s abilities and issues. From there, she developed a very well-reasoned course of therapy for both Audrey and Logan and they continue to benefit from Cathy’s skills and experience. Beyond her obvious professional expertise, Cathy has proven to be a kind and caring therapist and has extended herself when asked to participate in team meetings with our son’s school. Cathy has also referred us most recently to an OT that we are beyond happy with, further proving her commitment to the overall well-being of her students. In summary, we consider ourselves very lucky to be working with an SLP of Cathy’s professional expertise and personal quality.

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M.S.Ed. in Literacy Education, Teacher


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Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Master’s degree from Touro University in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)


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Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Master’s Degree in Special Education (Grade 1- Grade 6)

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