Community Learning Center Blog

Help for Homeschool Student

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“I homeschool my child and he wanted to do improvement on the subject of math. He started at the Community Learning Center, tutoring on math, and he loves it. I am happy to see he is enjoying math thanks to his tutor, who is applying correct gradients and making this subject fun rather than a task. Thank you.”  –P. (mother of a 2nd grade student)

Jen NickersonHelp for Homeschool Student
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Adult Student Success!

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“Today is my third day at CLC and the feeling of accomplishment is wonderful! I am a 56-year-old woman who has never understood math until I met Sioux (CLC tutor). In three days, I have caught on to division, my worst fear of all. I will continue to come to see Sioux and continue my learning here. This is just the beginning of my journey!”  –J.K. (adult college-bound student)

Jen NickersonAdult Student Success!
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Hurricane Eta Information

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Community Learning Center is closely monitoring Hurricane Eta’s path. All in-person tutoring sessions for Wed. afternoon and all day Thurs. have been canceled. We will follow the Pinellas County Schools schedule for reopening.

Tutoring students, please contact your tutor directly with questions. Schedules for online tutoring students remain unchanged.

Pinellas County Schools works closely with Pinellas County Emergency Management to monitor storms and their impact to our region. You may check for weather updates at: and check our Facebook page for updates. Stay safe!

Jen NickersonHurricane Eta Information
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Thanksgiving Food Drive a success!

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CLC partnered with The Way to Happiness Center to help migrant workers from Plant City, FL. The migrant families work long hours out in the field picking the fruit and vegetables that many of us enjoy eating. 

We worked with Pastor Brown of Feed Our Children Ministries, a non-profit organization that helps feed disadvantaged families. Pastor Brown is an all-around great guy. Every year he helps countless people in need with food donations and this year he asked for our help. 

CLC students and families generously donated several boxes filled to the brim with non-perishable food items that Pastor Brown picked up on Friday. We couldn’t be more proud of our students for the help they gave for the Thanksgiving holiday! 

*Pastor Brown pictured above with CLC Executive Director Jen Nickerson

Jen NickersonThanksgiving Food Drive a success!
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Student Success – I give my teacher 5 stars!

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When I finished my first math book yesterday on subtraction, addition and some multiplication, I felt very good about myself. I really like multiplication. It’s fun. I have improved my reading by two steps and I’ve improved my vocabulary. I enjoyed making the weather vanes and thermometers in class. I really enjoy recess because I really like to run around! I give my teacher (Ms. Karen) five stars – better than a five-star chef! And I give everyone who works here five stars, too.”

-N. (3rd grade student)

Jen NickersonStudent Success – I give my teacher 5 stars!
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Mastering Math, Reading and Writing!

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“I’m working on Unit 8 of my math – Measurements and Multiplication. I feel like I can finish it in a couple weeks and move on to Unit 9. Math is my favorite subject. I love having Ms. Erika as a teacher. She helps me with math and vocab and every single subject. She’s always polite. Anytime I do something for her, she thanks me. I love Ms. Rebecca, too. She helps me with my work and she’s very polite. I love going to Ms. Karey and Ms. Jen. I love going outside and playing soccer with my friends. I love helping people. I also love reading and writing. That’s something that I never thought I’d actually like but I do.” -J. (4th grade student)

Jen NickersonMastering Math, Reading and Writing!
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1st Grade Success!

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“I like school and I like tutoring! I’m learning songs and all my ABC’s. I learned how to count. I use my fingers sometimes and it’s so easy. Ms. Rose (teacher) and Ms. Hope (tutor) are teaching me. I like them. I learned how to make animals. I made a magic penguin and an airplane. Ms. Rose taught me how to write my name. I have friends that I like to play with. I like to make a really good taco out of play-doh. I like to sing the “Days of the Week” song and the “Months of the Year” song with Ms. Rose and my friends. -V. (1st grade student)

Jen Nickerson1st Grade Success!
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Here’s What We’re Doing to Keep Our Staff & Students Safe

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Cleaning and Sanitizing

We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our building under normal circumstances.  Additional cleaning and sanitizing protocols have been implemented as follows:

  • routine sanitizing and cleaning of common areas throughout the day
  • routine sanitizing of high-traffic, high-touch surfaces
  • tutoring tables and chairs are disinfected throughout the day
  • tutoring tables and chairs are disinfected between tutoring sessions and again when the building is closed for the day
  • entire building is cleaned and sanitized each night, including wiping down all surfaces in every room and fogging with a military-grade disinfectant, Decon 7
  • Every child will have his/her temperature taken upon arrival and any child showing any signs of illness or who has recently been around someone who is ill will not be allowed in the building.

Tutoring Set Up

  • Students will be seated to maximize the distance between seats.
  • Students are expected to socially distance.
  • Sharing of materials and supplies will be minimized.

Handwashing/Hand Sanitizing

  • Students will be encouraged to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer.

Masks or Face Shields

  • All CLC Academy staff and tutors must wear masks or face shields.
  • Tutoring students may wear masks or face shields but are not required to unless requested by the parents.
Jen NickersonHere’s What We’re Doing to Keep Our Staff & Students Safe
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