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Hello UB Friends! Welcome to the resource page just for you. If there are other things you would like to see on this page let us know.

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


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.

Group tutoring takes place at your high school.  They will be from after school to 5pm.  Please check your syllabus for dates and locations.  

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

Get to Know the Advisors



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)

Hobbies: 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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