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Tutoring Services

Upward Bound tutoring occurs at the University of Nevada, Reno campus and at designated Upward Bound target high schools. It is conducted by certified high school teachers, or by highly qualified university student tutors or peer tutors. Upward Bound tutoring is a valuable tool directed at serving and supporting the academic needs of each individual student.

Tutoring is available in the following areas at the standard and AP levels:

  • English
  • Algebra
  • Chemistry
  • World History
  • Spanish
  • Geometry
  • Physics
  • Study Skills
  • US History
  • Trigonometry
  • Biology
  • SAT/ACT Prep
  • US Government
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Physical Science
  • Geography
  • Calculus
  • Anatomy/ Physiology
  • French
  • Statistics

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Schedule and Locations
DAYSGRANTLOCATIONTIMESSERVICES
Monday  Washoe
Truckee
University of Nevada, Reno
(Cain Hall)
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Mandatory Tutoring
Monday  Northwest Silver Stage High School, Room 7 2:40 – 4:40 p.m. Tutoring
Study Hall
Peer Tutoring
SAT/ACT Prep

Tuesday

Washoe
Truckee

Northwest

University of Nevada, Reno
(Cain Hall)

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

3:00-5:00 p.m. (NW)

Mandatory Tutoring Walk-in Lab
Tuesday Northwest Fernley High School, Room 116 Alternating times each week:
2:15 – 4:15 p.m. OR
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tutoring
Study Hall
Peer Tutoring
SAT/ACT Prep
Wednesday Washoe
Truckee
Northwest
University of Nevada, Reno
(Cain Hall)
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Mandatory Tutoring Walk-in Lab
SAT/ACT Prep
Thursday Washoe
Truckee
University of Nevada, Reno
(Cain Hall)
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Mandatory Tutoring Walk-in Lab
SAT/ACT Prep
Every other Thursday Northwest
(DHS Students Only)
Douglas High School, Media Center 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Scholarship Assistance
Study Hall

Tutoring Contact Information

Randy Khong
Tutor Coordinator, Washoe and Truckee Grants
rkhong@unr.edu
(775) 682-6166

Mrs. Monica Conlan
Counselor/Project Coordinator, Northwest Grant (Lyon and Douglas County High Schools)
mconlan@unr.edu
(775) 813-1594

Mandatory Tutoring

  • Consists of two hours of tutoring per week
  • Is mandatory for ALL Upward Bound students*
  • UNLESS:
    1. The student has above a 3.0 core GPA on his or her most recent semester report card
    2. Shows no grade of a C or lower in any core class on a monthly progress/semester report

*Mandatory tutoring is at the discretion of each individual Upward Bound counselor.

Students must obtain approval from their Upward Bound counselor to discontinue mandatory tutoring. (Note: This does not apply to students with probationary status for whom tutoring is mandatory regardless of GPA and monthly grades.)

Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 on their most recent semester report card will only be released from mandatory tutoring upon achieving a GPA above a 3.0 the following semester. This policy is in place to ensure that monthly grades are consistently maintained until the end of the academic semester.

All other tutoring policies may be found in the 2013-2014 Academic Year Handbook. Students should review tutoring policies prior to attending tutoring.

Tutoring Absences

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 Tutoring Coordinator Randy Khong, or Northwest Grant Counselor Monica Conlan, at least 24 hours in advance via email or phone call. 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.

Parking, Transportation, Safety

Driving

Upward Bound students and parents are responsible arranging and coordinating parking on the University campus. University parking is offered via metered or permit parking. Each semester, a limited number of parking permits are available for Upward Bound students and parents to use during tutoring hours. These parking permits are for temporary use only, and must be checked-out and returned to the Tutor Coordinator the same day as your tutoring session. Upward Bound is not liable for any parking tickets issued.

Taking the Bus

Free, short-term bus passes are available for Washoe and Truckee students who ride the bus to tutoring at the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Request a bus pass from the Tutoring Coordinator.

Safety Options – Campus Escort Services

If you attend tutoring in the evening, the University of Nevada, Reno provides a free campus escort service that will pick you up at Cain Hall and will drive OR walk you to your car, or bus stop. Campus Escort operates between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. to ensure the safety of University students, staff, and visitors. Campus Escort: (775) 742-6808.

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