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Students work on calculus in the Supportive Services Program Tutoring Center at the library on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus on Thursday afternoon. The university’s tutoring program was recognized as the most outstanding program of the year at the national conference of the Association for the Tutoring Profession in March. (Clint Austin /

Top tutors: UMD’s program takes top national honors

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Every year, University of Minnesota Duluth students take part in 15,000 tutoring sessions either in one-on-one sessions or small groups.


For senior economics major and writing tutor Laura Temme, that figure says a lot.

“It means people are taking advantage of resources, and not letting their education happen to them,” she said. “They’re taking control.”

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