6.24.2008

introducing...my juku


I'd love to officially introduce, my juku. Emily and I are legitimate business partners! This tutoring business has been in the works since last summer and we finally lit that little fire under our behinds and did it!

Before I go into the details of what my juku is, I'll explain what my juku means.

Juku, pronounced "joo-koo", comes from Japan circa 1980. In addition to attending regular school, Japanese students often attend a private after school program or "cram school" known as Juku.

my juku is:
- small group learning focused on providing students with tools they need in order to succeed in school
- "cram sessions" for test preparation
- reinforcing standards-based classroom learning for academic enrichment
- cultivating the value of goal-setting and intrinsic motivation

I believe what sets my juku apart from other tutoring businesses, aside from the fact that Emily and I are involved, is our focus on not simply academic achievement but also personal enrichment.

Ashley Gass, a friend and fabulous designer, created our logo, flyer, and business cards. We absolutely adore everything she created!

If you visit our website, you'll see that it is very simple {thank you, Joe & Emily for building it}, however our goal over our summer vacation is to attend some website development juku sessions of our own to make it a bit fancier.

If you know of any tweens in the Long Beach area that would benefit from some juku'ing, please send them our way!

12 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

I love the look of the site!

I used to teach SAT prep and AP [insert multiple subjects here] prep at a Chinese-run juku place.

It's a great idea to bring this to "mainstream" (i.e., not crazy, aggressive, strict Chinese parents) America. ;)

If I ever stop practicing law, I'm knocking at your door!

wan-nabe said...

that is an adorable logo, and a great business name!

how i wish we were closer to you. the teen could use some juku'ing for sure.

i hope it's so successful that you end up expanding. and i vote for glendora as the next location. ;)

emily said...

i'll just say...yay us! have fun on thursday...i'm getting nervous about my weeks :)

dapotato said...

love the website, branding, and definitely the colors, of course.

good luck on your new venture!

amber said...

how exciting!! :D

a big congrats to you guys and good luck with everything. i know it'll be great!

Sarah said...

I love the logo!!! It's a fabulous idea. I'm sure it will take off. Congratulations!

Jolene said...

congrats again! Wishing you many years of success with your new business! xoxo

That Girl said...

What a great idea! Sending lots of good vibes your way for success.

Nanette said...

Yes, congrats again! I'm so proud to be able to say "I knew her when..."

:)

Kay said...

congrats alyssa, i'm so happy for you and wish you the best of luck on this project =D

R said...

Good luck to you both!

Winnie said...

Love the logo and branding! Good luck!