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May UB Saturday - CELEBRATION! Join us on May 8th at 10:00am to celebrate the year, our graduating seniors, and take a look at the upcoming summer program. UB Saturday will be offered ONLINE ONLY until further notice. We can hardly wait to see you on Zoom then! Watch your email for the Zoom link and invitation.

Tell your friends about UB - we are accepting applications now!

COVID-19: See full responses, guidelines, and updates here.

Calendars: tutoring, UB Saturdays, and event schedules for upcoming months on this calendar

Advising Appointments

What can my advisor help me with? Advisors are here to help with your progress in school, college planning, scholarships, financial aid, general questions about Upward Bound or college, finding resources in the community or your school - just about everything! You should be meeting with an advisor at least once per month during the school year.

Make an Advising Appointment

Instructions to set an appointment: Click on the advisor's name to go to their calendar to set up an appointment time that works for you.

Tutoring Appointments

What can tutors help me with? There is no limit to the number of tutoring appointments you have in a week - we are here for you and want to help you succeed. Plan to meet with a tutor at least once per week during the school year. Tutors are available to help you with just about everything homework and college readiness related, such as:

  • Homework - in any school subject area
  • Questions about an assignment
  • Help with a project
  • Finding scholarships
  • Writing or reviewing essays
  • Talking about college
  • Time management help
  • Study skills and tips
  • ACT prep
Group tutoring times - Open House Style Tutoring

Join a scheduled group tutoring time and get individual help or work together with your UB friends. Group tutoring times are set up like an open house. Come and go as you need and join any time that works for you. There is no limit to the number you can attend.

How to join a tutoring session:
See the Group Tutoring Information page from the syllabus for group tutoring times and Zoom meeting links for the current semester. See that syllabus information here: Tutoring Sessions Info Jan-May 2021

Calendar of tutoring times:
See the calendar for UB tutoring and activity schedules. Tutoring Times Calendar Jan-May 2021

Individual tutoring appointments - Even more options to work with a tutor

Tutors are available Monday - Friday and on many Saturdays during the school year. Learn more about each of the tutors in the section below.

Instructions to set an appointment: Click on the tutor's name to go to their calendar to set up a tutoring appointment time that works for you.

Get to Know the Tutors


Set an appointment with MacKenzie:

Major: Biological science education. Impact: After undergrad, I want to go to dental school. Hopefully, getting my DDS and then teaching middle or high school. Eventually, I want to teach at dental school.

This Year:Over the pandemic, I went back home to Washington state. The 2 hour difference made it difficult to meet/hold tutor meetings. I'm back in Fargo this semester, so it's time to make some strong connections.

Favorite Subjects: I love tutoring math and english. Not my major, but they were my favorite classes in high school, and they've never stopped being useful in my education.

Fav activity: I played a lot of sports in high school, and when I was there I loved crosscountry. Other fun facts: I'm afraid of horses and allergic to strawberries.


Set an appointment with Jett:

Civil Engineering. Impact: I want to become a civil engineer to design structures that benefit my community. I am excited to see the finished product of designs I help create.

This Year: I am looking forward to helping students feel prepared for college. I am the first person in my family to obtain an undergraduate degree. I know college can seem intimidating, but there are many resources available to help you succeed!

Favorite Subjects: Math and Science

Other Hobbies: I like to read, play video games, and spend time with friends/family. Favorite Sport: Golf


Set an appointment with Katie:

Major: I am majoring in Elementary Education/Human Development and Family Science. Impact: Since I plan to teach after college, it will be my main priority to teach and make a difference in my students' lives!

This year: I loved my senior year of high school and all the anticipation for what came next that went with it. I'm excited to get to help others go through that part of their high school careers and get a little bit of experience teaching while I'm at it!

Favorite Subjects: I've always loved English and History classes, but I've always enjoyed problem solving in Math, too.  Besides History and English classes, I enjoyed being a part of Student Council as well!

Something interesting about me: I tend to like a lot of things most people dread: going back to school, going to the dentist, rain and storms, winters that start early and end late, and the freezing temps we get here!


Set an appointment with Joey:

Major: Psychology.  Impact:  I want to work with high school students as a school counselor to give as many people as possible a great start for their futures

What I am looking forward to this year:  Meeting students and helping them through these unprecedented times

Favorite subjects: It's hard to pick a favorite subject, but math and the sciences tend to be the easiest for me to help others learn with

Favorite high school classes: My favorite classes in high school were always my English classes

Hobbies: I love video games and table-top games, and I like to play RPGs with my friends!


Set an appointment with CJ:

What is your major? I´m a double major in Horticulture Science and Spanish.  Impact: After graduation, I want to impact the world improving greenhouse systems and daily habits to move toward a more environmentally friendly future.

What are you most looking forward to this year? I am looking forward to working with students and growing with them.

What are your favorite subjects to tutor? My favorite subjects to tutor are Biology and Spanish.

What was your favorite class (or activity) in high school? My favorite activity in high school was going out to the school’s greenhouse with my friend and running experiments or studying for FFA.

Fun facts: One of my life goals is to own a goat farm. Some of my hobbies are reading, yoga, gardening, watching Netflix, playing card games, and traveling

Get to Know the Advisors


Set an appointment with Michelle


This year at UB I am looking forward to connecting with everyone, having great conversations, exploring colleges and scholarships, and learning new things. This will be a challenging year in some ways, but we are Upward Bound and we can do it!

Favorite class or activity in high school. Music! I was completely involved with playing cello. My favorite classes in both high school and college: math, science, statistics, writing, art, architecture. Ok, let’s be real, I just love a challenge and learning new things!

Fun facts or hobbies: I love camping, hiking in the mountains, and dog sledding.


Set an appointment with Ben


What I am looking forward to this year: I am looking forward to seeing all the students again and seeing the great things that they will accomplish even during this time of pandemic.

Favorite class or activities in high school:
My favorite classes were social studies classes. I really enjoyed Government. I loved competing in baseball, tennis and knowledge bowl (jeopardy for high school)

I enjoy golfing, curling, fishing and spending time with my family. I also have started to BBQ and play the guitar more during COVID-19.


Set an appointment with Taylor


My name is Taylor Pedersen, and this is my second year with Upward Bound. I am a graduate student at NDSU in School Counseling & Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I enjoy learning and teaching about Mindfulness, and would love to incorporate that into my professional life after school. This year, I am looking forward to seeing just how creative we can get with our new virtual approach to UB! Looking back on my own high school experience, my favorite memories are mostly related to music - I was in choir and played French Horn. I enjoy cooking, biking, cross country skiing, coffee, and everything about my two dogs Raji & Jordy!

Documents and Tools

Syllabus. Includes UB Saturday details, group tutoring schedules, staff contacts and appointment links, expectations, stipend guidelines and more.

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