Tutoring Services

Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Tutoring

Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science tutoring occurs at the University of Nevada, Reno campus and at designated target high schools. It is conducted by the certified high school teachers, or by highly qualified student tutors. UB/UBMS tutoring is a valuable tool directed at serving and supporting the academic needs of each individual student. UB/UBMS students are encouraged to contact their counselor to schedule tutoring.

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

  • SAT/ACT Prep
  • Study Skills
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • World History
  • US History
  • US Government
  • Biology/ Microbiology
  • Anatomy/ Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics 
  • Physical Science
  • Geography
  • Algebra I / II
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry / Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Math 126/127/181



University of Nevada, Reno Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
University of Nevada, Reno Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Silver Stage High School Mondays 2:40 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Fernley High School Thursdays 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

*Locations and times are subject to change.

Tutoring Contact Information

Jhasmine De Los Angeles
Tutor Coordinator, Washoe, Truckee and Silver Grants
(775) 682-6166 (Office)

Mr. Chris Dudash
Counselor/Project Coordinator, Northwest Grant
Phone: (775) 682-6168 (Office)

Brandy Reynolds
Literacy Specialist


Silver Grant Students

Silver grant students may also use existing tutoring services at Wooster or Reed High Schools provided they work it out with their counselor in advance and provide documentation.  

and Sign-out

Students must sign-in and sign-out in the appropriate student log for tutoring, or for use of the computer lab. Please be precise with your sign-in and sign-out times. We need to know where you will be for the duration of the time you are here.

Mandatory Tutoring

  • Consists of two hours of tutoring per week
  • Is mandatory for the following Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science students*
    1. All new students to the program
    2. All students with below a 3.0 CORE GPA on his or her most recent semester report card
    3. All students with a grade of a C or lower in any core class at any time during the semester

*Mandatory tutoring is at the discretion of your Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science counselor.
Students must obtain approval from their Upward Bound or Upward Bound Math Science 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.

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, Sammy Sposato or Northwest Grant Counselor, Chris Dudash, 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 Permits & Metered Parking for Tutoring 

Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science students and parents are responsible for 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 and Upward Bound Math Science 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 and Upward Bound Math Science 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.