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Beloit College Upward Bound is a pre-collegiate program working to generate the skills and motivation necessary for low income, first generation high school students to complete a college degree. Upward Bound consists of an academic year component and a six-week summer session of academic and cultural enrichment for 80 sophomores, juniors, and seniors.


UPWARD BOUND TUTOR:                      Class II

The student will provide academic assistance to Upward Bound participants in grades 9 - 12 in a variety of subject areas during our regular after school tutoring hours (from 3:00 – 5:00pm) or evening hours (6:00 – 8:00pm). The tutor will observe student work habits, provide positive and constructive feedback to students with their homework, challenge students with appropriate questions to spark critical thinking, assure a positive learning environment for all those in the tutoring room, and build professional relationships with students. Student must be capable in one or more of the following academic areas: reading, writing, mathematics, science, foreign language or social studies.


UPWARD BOUND SENIOR MENTOR:                                     Class II

The student will provide specialized assistance to Upward Bound high school seniors with their college preparation process. This includes assisting with online college applications, prepping students for the ACT/SAT, editing essays, helping them with the scholarship search and financial aid process. The mentor will be assigned a few students to work with one-on-one, follow up on student progress and report to the Assistant Director about their observations.


UPWARD BOUND OFFICE ASSISTANT:                                  Class II

The UB Office Assistant is responsible for assisting the UB Program Coordinator with clerical needs relating to the Upward Bound grant.  This position assists with documentation, database design, mailings, and the website upkeep. 


Upward Bound Employee Criteria

Upward Bound is looking for students who are experienced in teaching, peer tutoring, mentoring, and demonstrate a potential for leadership. Upward Bound looks at the following factors when hiring a staff:

Availability, GPA (Must be 2.75 or higher), Experience working with youth, Academic Interests, Personality, Extracurricular activities


 Questions?  Contact Sarah at: or 608-363-2723.