The three Upward Bound Programs are federally funded operating on an annual budget of $884,865. Our three grants allows us to serve 175 participants annually.
Upward Bound tutoring is a valuable tool that is directed at serving and supporting the academic needs of each Upward Bound student participant FREE of charge.
The Upward Bound Tutoring Staff (UB tutors) at the University of Nevada, Reno are trained tutors. They are undergraduates and graduate students at the University of Nevada, Reno who are required to have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Many of our tutors are UB alumni or are participants in TRIO Scholars or McNair Scholars at the University of Nevada, Reno. Our tutors are committed to helping our UB students and serve as role models on a daily basis.
Tutoring is available in the following areas at the standard and AP levels:
UB Tutoring Locations: Tutoring services are offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on the university campus for students within Washoe County School District.
Location: University of Nevada, Reno Edmund J. Cain Hall 266, 267, 268
Tutoring services for students in Lyon and Douglas County School Districts are offered at students perspective high schools. See below tutoring schedule:
|Weekday||Silver Stage High School (Library)||Fernley High School (Various Classrooms – see below)||Douglas High School (Various Classrooms - see below)|
|Monday||2:30 - 4:30 pm / Rm 7||Appt Only / Rm 107||Student Lunch Hour / Rm TBD|
|Tuesday||1st Lunch Hour / Rm 7||2:15 – 4:15 pm (Rm 116) & Student Lunch Hour (Rm107)||Student Lunch Hour / Rm TBD|
|Wednesday||Appt Only / Rm 107||Student Lunch Hour / Rm TBD|
|Thursday||1st Lunch Hour / Rm 7||Student Lunch Hour (Rm 107)||2:10 – 4:10 pm /Rm 505|
If you drive you to campus for tutoring, you can obtain a temporary parking permit for the Brian Whalen Parking Garage from the Tutoring Program Assistant. This pass will be given to you upon your arrival to tutoring. YOU MUST PARK IN THE WHALEN GARAGE IF YOU HAVE TUTORING BEFORE 5PM. After 5pm, the passes allow you to park in the Cain Hall parking lot outside the UB offices. Upward Bound is not liable for any parking tickets issued.
Free, short term bus passes are available for any student who rides the bus to tutoring at the the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Request a bus pass from the front office staff or the Tutoring Program Assistant.
If you attend tutoring in the evening, the University of Nevada, Reno provides a free campus escort service that will pick you up at our tutoring location and will drive OR walk you to your car or bus stop. Campus Escort operates between the hours of 5:00pm and 1:00am to ensure the safety of University students, staff, and visitors. Campus Escort: (775) 742-6808. Our on site staff is happy to make the call for you too.
The Upward Bound Program is pleased to provide tutoring to help you achieve academic success. This success is achieved through self discipline and responsibility. Therefore, it is mandatory that you provide us with a firm commitment to the tutoring service. In return for your firm commitment, outlined below, UB agrees to provide a safe and effective study environment with knowledgeable tutors.
*At the discretion of your counselor, all students may be placed on mandatory tutoring.
Students must also obtain approval from their Upward Bound counselor before being able to discontinue Mandatory Tutoring. (Note: this does not apply to students with probationary status, for which tutoring is mandatory regardless of GPA and monthly grades).
Those students who show a GPA lower than 3.0 on their most recent semester report card will only be released from Mandatory Academic Tutoring upon achieving a semester GPA above a 3.0. This policy is in place in order to ensure that monthly grades are consistently maintained until the end of the academic semester.
Upward Bound holds its students responsible for acknowledging their grades and scheduling tutoring when necessary. Once scheduled, a student's tutoring session can only be canceled or re-scheduled upon notifying their Upward Bound counselor at least 24 hours in advance. Excused absences in tutoring are to be made up within the same calendar month in which the absence occurred. Students with unexcused absences or those who have consistently missed more than four weeks of tutoring are subject to being placed on a probationary contract. Students need to bring an Infinite Campus/Power School printout of their grades to every tutoring session. Tutors will be asking for a grade printout.
Tutoring is mandatory for all students unless you have a 3.00 core GPA or above with no D's or F's. If you have above a 3.00 core GPA, you will receive full points possible in the tutoring section. If you have to begin tutoring as a mandatory student after tutoring begins, your sessions will be based on percentage of attendance and later converted into points.
Call 24 hours in advance if you have prior knowledge that you will miss a session (775) 682-6166.