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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.  Group tutoring takes place from the end of the school day until 5pm.  Please check your syllabus or newsletter for dates and locations.  

Individual tutoring appointments - Even more options to work with a tutor

Tutors set their own hours for virtual appointments, please click the tutors names below to find a tutor with availability for you.

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



Set an appointment with Victoria:

Major: Nursing


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Set an appointment with Christen:



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Get to Know the Advisors


Amanda (she/her)


Set up an appointment with Amanda


Hi! My name is Amanda Susag and I am the Director of Upward Bound. I am originally from Milwaukee, WI but I have lived all over the midwest (Michigan, South Dakota, Minnesota, and now North Dakota)! I've set roots down in Fargo with my husband, Shiloh and our dog, Loki. 

As a first-generation student myself, I love TRIO and Upward Bound and the unique services and resources that we offer students. I can't wait to help you succeed in high school and find your college fit. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (minors in Sociology and Family Health Studies). 
  • Masters of Arts in K-12 School Counseling from Western Michigan University

Academic Coordinator


Graduate Assistant

Set an appointment with Hope


Documents and Tools

2022-2023 UB Handbook and Syllabus will be published soon. Includes UB Saturday details, group tutoring schedules, staff contacts and appointment links, expectations, stipend guidelines and more.

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