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English as a Second Language Tutoring Success!

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“Yesterday I went to (a) restaurant and I saw in the menu the word ‘dip.’ I say to my husband, ‘Wow, I know this word. Let’s order this!’”

“I feel that I speak English much better. Before I felt worried when I spoke to some people, but now I don’t worry.” –T.Z. (adult ESL student)

Jen NickersonEnglish as a Second Language Tutoring Success!
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Math made easy! We help adults, too.

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“I came in to clear up some of my confusions on math. As a senior citizen who loves to study, I knew this area was popping up enough to give me quite a bit of trouble. So we took care of the questions and mysteries and it’s now a fun and interesting subject to me.”

“I liked the approach to the subject I needed help with. I learned the history, various origins, purposes and failures and stupidities of math! Greatly raised my confront, affinity and understanding of all types of math. It was great!” -S.S. (adult student)

Jen NickersonMath made easy! We help adults, too.
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Summer Program FUN in the Sun!

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About Our Summer Program

Our program is a combination of academics and fun summer activities to keep your child learning and winning! It is run by experienced teachers. The schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:35 am to 2:35 pm through July 31, 2020. Aftercare is optional and available until 5:15 pm.

We offer free assessment testing to all of our students so that we may customize an academic program to fit each child’s needs.

Safety protocols are in place for a fun and safe experience!

Each week of Summer Program there are games, activities, arts and crafts, water play and a kid movie day in addition to an academic program that focuses on proficiency. There is something to interest everyone!

Please call us at (727) 441-4444 to register your child!

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Middle School Student Success!

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“D. has an A – 100% – in math now! I was surprised that he did this on his own with the help of Ms. Sioux (CLC tutor). Ms. Sioux helped a lot and showed him how to do the math problems correctly. He is really enjoying the online distance tutoring, too. We want to continue tutoring even when we go on vacation to California!” -K.N. (parent of a Pro Tutoring student)

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CLC’s Butterfly Garden Has New Life

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The butterfly garden is exploding with life at Community Learning Center!  Below are just a few pictures we took of the little (and not so little) guys.

Here are some fun facts about butterflies:

  • Eastern monarchs overwinter in Central Mexico
  • Females lay between 300 and 500 eggs.
  • It takes about two weeks for a monarch to hatch from its cocoon to complete its transformation to a butterfly!
  • Monarch butterflies that hatch in the late summer or early fall head for warmer weather.  Ours head for Central Mexico!
  • Monarch butterflies will drink nectar from flowers, including milkweed.
  • Monarch caterpillars only eat milkweed.
  • The caterpillars eat for about 2 weeks before turning into a cocoon!
  • The generation of monarchs that migrate live for several months so that they can make the journey back.
  • There are four generations of monarchs born each year.
  • They live for about 6 to 8 months.
Jen NickersonCLC’s Butterfly Garden Has New Life
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Grades improved and self-confidence went up – Success Story!

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“I, D.R., the mother of T., am very pleased to write this success story. T. started math tutoring at Community Learning Center around the end of the fall quarter in 7th grade. She is very lucky to have Ms. Sioux as her math tutor. T. was getting average grades when she started. After she started her tutoring with Ms. Sioux, not only her grades improved but her self-confidence went up. She is now more and more interested in learning math and English. Now, she is in 8th grade and she is taking 9th grade Algebra and 9th grade English.”

“I am very happy and I highly recommend Community Learning Center tutoring. I am very thankful to the entire staff and heartily appreciate all the support and assistance from Ms. Sioux.” –D.R. (mother of 8th grade student)

Jen NickersonGrades improved and self-confidence went up – Success Story!
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G.E.D. Math Tutoring Success

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“My name is A.R. and I am a 38-year-old male. I came to Sioux (CLC tutor) for help in math a few months ago because I was trying to obtain my G.E.D. I am so happy because I got my G.E.D. and I have to give a lot of the credit to Sioux for helping me and showing me the best way to solve and look at math problems. I would recommend anyone to her. Thank you Sioux.” -A.R. (G.E.D. student) *A.R. pictured with his math tutor Sioux

Jen NickersonG.E.D. Math Tutoring Success
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Innisbrook Golf Tournament a Huge Success!

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On November 2nd, we hosted our 7th annual Innisbrook Golf Tournament fundraiser. We reached HIGHEST EVER number of golfers (88 this year!) and funds made on this event totaled over $40,000!

Special thanks to the amazing Gary and Peggy Patrick and Ferdi Haag! They executed a wonderful event to benefit our students. Gary and Ferdi coordinated the golf tournament, including recruiting donors and players, working with Innisbrook, managing the golf teams and making sure every detail was attended to. Peggy handled the awards, go-home bags, lunch, tee signs and many other details that made the event spectacular!

Gary Patrick and Ferdi Haag of Hotel Internet Services PostcardMania’s Joy Gendusa and her Executive Assistant Teresa Boettner, and Coni Haag of HammerHaag Steel recruited all of the sponsors and really made this event a fundraising success! Thank you for all of your hard work – we really appreciate you! Shout out to Consumer Energy Solutions’ Owner Pat Clouden and his amazing executives, Kathy Wach and Lynn Posyton. Also, thanks to Jeannine Hall (also of CES) for volunteering to photograph the course, golfers, luncheon and raffle. CES was an event sponsor and Kathy, Lynn and Jeannine volunteered at the event. Kathy and Lynn helped coordinate donations of snacks and coffee and helped promote the event and raffle.

A big thank you to Marnie Trainor for your help getting extra raffle prizes donated!

We are thankful for all of the sponsors, volunteers and event participants. Each and every one of you contributed in a big way. Community Learning Center has serviced 211 local children in our tutoring and homework help programs so far in 2019! This is thanks to the love and support of ALL OF YOU!

This fundraiser makes it possible for CLC to offer reduced-cost math tutoring, reading tutoring, writing tutoring, homework help and SAT/ACT test prep. Call us at (727) 441-4444 for more information or to schedule a Free Reading or Math Assessment.

Jen NickersonInnisbrook Golf Tournament a Huge Success!
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Middle School Student Success!

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“When I first came to Community Learning Center, I didn’t know how to read and I didn’t know how to do math. Now, I know how to do division! Now, I can read fluently! Now, I understand a lot more! When I first came to CLC, I couldn’t speak very much English. Sharon (CLC tutor) did English as a Second Language tutoring with me and now I know how to speak English really well. I talk a lot better!” –A. (6th grade student)

Jen NickersonMiddle School Student Success!
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