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Parents and Students:

Autumn is officially here, but the weather seems to be playing some tricks on us this year. Tricks or treats, we are here with you!

Just a few things:

  1. We will be closed Monday, Oct 9th. It is an in-service day for PCS, so enjoy the day off and do something fun.

  2. Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year. You are welcome to wear your costume to tutoring, but please keep your mask, gloves, false teeth, etc in the car. We want you to make the most of your tutoring, then have fun with the rest of your evening.

  3. Seniors: CSU Applications opened October 1, and the UC Applications will open Nov 1st. Check the Common App or your individual schools for other application deadlines. Remember: just a few hours a week will make a huge difference. Don’t wait until the last minute.

  4. If you are making holiday plans, please note that CJLC will be closed for Thanksgiving Nov 18-26. We will close for Winter Break Dec 22-Jan 8th.

It can be hard when so much is changing. We do the best we can, as we can, and when we can. You have heard me say this many times before, but it bears repeating: just bring us the best that you have; it may not be pretty or wonderful, but it will be enough. You are enough. Thank you for trusting us to meet you and not let you fall.

Christie & Team

Parents and Students: I hope the bustle of the new school year is calming down and you are feeling confident about the months to come. Things are settling into place at CJLC and we are rolling right ahead. A few announcements: 1. We will be closed September 4th for Labor Day. If your student needs a session that week, please let us know as soon as you can. The schedule is already pretty full, but we will do our best to fit you in. 2. Some of you have been asking about fall travel plans. We follow the Petaluma City Schools calendar, and I have updated the calendar with all the vacation days for the school year. If you will miss your tutoring sessions for travel, please email us the dates as soon as you can. We appreciate advance notice for absences because it allows other students to use the open spots for rescheduled sessions or for extra help. 3. Juniors: I know school just started, but I don't want you to forget about keeping up with your college and career research. The spotlight is on the seniors right now, but keep making progress on your goals. 4. Seniors: It is time to start condensing the list of colleges. I recommend choosing a total of seven: 2 reach, 3 moderate, and 2 safe. The applications and personal statements take a lot of time, so you need to be judicious. Don't spread yourself too thin, and don't procrastinate. It's go time. You can do this. There are many good things ahead. We believe in you and are excited to help you on your journey. Christie & Team

Parents and Students:

I hope your summer is going well and you are recharging for the next school year.

Thank you for your patience as we have been putting the schedule together and getting the office ready. I know it is a lot of changes happening quickly. We are on track for things to be in place for the start of school.

The summer schedule is in flux right now and we are going to go up to the wire. We will officially begin the fall schedule on August 14th.

We will start fall signups at 10 AM, Tuesday, August 8th.

Please email with:

1. Your top three preferences for day, time, and tutor

2. Whether you want shared or private

3. How many sessions a week

If there is one aspect that is more important than the other, let us know. For example, if you need to be on a Wednesday, but you are open to working with any tutor, note that in your email.

I will be processing all the signups from Indiana, so no phone calls, please.

I will email you a confirmation of your session as I process the emails. If you do not receive an email from me, it means that I did not receive your email.

The tutors are:


Mon 3:15, 4:15, 5:15, 6:30, & 7:30

Tues 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00

M, T, W, and Th mornings online


M, T, W, and Th 3:00, 4:00, & 5:00


M, T, W, and Th mornings & 1:00


evenings TBD


M, T, W and Th 3:15, 4:15, 5:15, 6:15, & 7:15 + a 2:15 on Wed.

Please call or email us if you have any questions so we can clarify things before signup day.

Thank you for your cooperation, and we look forward to working together this year.

Christie & CJLC Team

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