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January Update from Fairchild

 January 3, 2021

I’m writing from my office at the new space in Highland: sunlight floods the space, the new ActivePure air purification system is running and the Keurig is plugged in. I am so excited for the start of a new year for Fairchild. 

Our new address is: 13366A Clarksville Pike, Highland Maryland 20777.

As we make the move to Highland, please note the following: 

  • We will offer Sunday and Wednesday morning practice tests starting again January 3rd in the new office. 

  • All tutoring and test prep will remain virtual through February 1, 2021, we will watch the virus numbers carefully after the holidays. Well fitting masks will remain a requirement for students and tutors until further notice. 


Reminders of overdue invoices will be sent this week, please make sure your account is current. 

We thank Pam Saul of Farm & Equine Business Services for all of her help with billing and collections. Please remember that we bill at the beginning of the month and payment is due by the 5th. You can always email me directly with billing questions. Ellen will continue to send monthly invoices and will be happy to answer billing and invoicing questions as well. We have added Venmo and Zelle to the payment options. 

The Arts at Fairchild: We look forward to cooking, painting and drawing offerings this spring as well as rolling out some coding classes! Email Ellen at for more information.

Traditional 1:1 Tutoring:

Tutoring is busy as we head into the winter! Please note that we hope to get back to in person tutoring as soon as we can but we want to maintain safety for all of our tutors and students. Tutoring rates will go back up to the regular rate of $75/hour February 1, 2021 as we ease back to in person sessions. All in home sessions will end on February 1, 2021, all sessions will be held virtually or in the Highland office. Please touch base with Hillary if there are questions or concerns about these changes.


Classes of 2022 & 2023: Practice tests will continue to be offered on Sundays and by appointment as we start getting you guys organized! Maggie is actively working on scheduling the class of 2022 now. 

Don’t forget to register for the SAT or ACT dates you’ve discussed with Hillary! Questions? Email Hillary asap! 

ACT/SAT Reading Groups

These groups are a great opportunity for students to meet with Hillary and discuss assigned articles from the news. We meet over Zoom and work on comprehension, annotation and note taking skills. Reading groups will begin again on January 14th at 3PM, and will continue on Wednesday afternoons at 3PM. Email Hillary with questions or to get signed up.  

College Guidance: 

Classes of 2022 & 2023: Hillary is scheduling virtual meetings in December and January to begin the college guidance process. We are making lists, resumes and starting to plan junior and senior year schedules. Email Hillary for scheduling or to answer questions. 


Please find the emails for Hillary, Cary, Ellen & Maggie below. Reach out to one of us with any questions. 

Ellen Dempsey:

Hillary Morrow:

Cary Hundley: 

Maggie Hines:

Missed Appointments:

All sessions cancelled inside the 48 hour window will be charged in full starting 10/1/20. If there are extenuating circumstances please reach out to Hillary.

Please stay safe and healthy and Happy New Year! 

Hillary & The Fairchild Team


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