MARC tutoring will be virtual Fall 2020!!

The Pre-College academic year offerings provide local youth with weekly tutoring and enrichment opportunities. Our outreach efforts serve African-American, Native American, Latino, and Hmong youth from around the area. Over 125 UWL undergraduate students from diverse ethnic backgrounds serve as tutors and mentors each semester.

Mentoring and Readiness for College (MARC) Program

UWL Thursday Tutoring

Academic year tutoring and enrichment for multicultural and low-income students in the La Crosse and surrounding communities.

We'll help you get ready for, and get excited about going to college!

Our mentoring staff is made up of UWL college students and local professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Our low student-to-mentor ratio allows staff build a meaningful trust with our youth while serving as positive role-models to promote understanding and appreciation, self-awareness and cultural awareness.

Through a combination of tutoring, enrichment, and communication, MARC motivates youth to take a proactive role in their own life choices and become engaged members in their community.

  • Tutoring: We strive to meet the academic needs of our students by offering help in specific school subjects and by developing more effective study skills.
  • Enrichment: Beyond academics, MARC also exposes students to enrichment and recreational opportunities, organizations within the community, and events on local campuses. 
  • Communication: We work to collaborate closely with parents, teachers, and school administrators.

But most importantly:

MARC inspires students to attend college!

MARC Tutoring Sites

Holmen Middle School - Mondays expanding section

When: Mondays, 3:45-5:30 PM

Grade Level: 6-12

Number of Spots: 20

Where: Virtual - Collaborate Ultra/Canvas

What: Students focus on their school work, vocabulary, and preparation for the ACT test. For the last portion of each day, students are encouraged to be physically active, often engaging in physical education activities at Evergreen Elementary School. Students are transported home by bus. 

Site Supervisor: Kelsey Shuda (

Fall Tutoring Session Dates:

  • October 5
  • October 12
  • October 19
  • October 26
  • November 2
  • November 9
  • November 16
  • November 23
  • November 30
UWL Tutoring - Tuesdays expanding section

The UWL Tuesday site is a smaller program, maintaining a one-to-one student/mentor ratio.  In order to maintain the low student/mentor ratio, this program cannot exceed 30 students and there is often a waiting list to participate.

When: Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00 PM

Where: Virtual - Collaborate Ultra/Canvas

Grade Level: 1-12

Number of Spots: 20

What: Students engage in various activities including a snack, homework completion, skill-building, language development, physical activity, and cultural enrichment. Transportation is provided to students.

Site Supervisor: Maddie Renaud (

Fall Tutoring Session Dates:

  • October 6
  • October 13
  • October 20
  • October 27
  • November 3
  • November 10
  • November 16
  • November 17
  • December 1


UWL Tutoring - Thursdays expanding section

When: Thursdays, 5:00-7:0 PM

Where: Virtual - Collaborate Ultra/Canvas

Grade Level: 2-12

Number of Spots: 20 (Girls) 20 (Boys)

What: UWL Thursday Girls and Boys will run at the same time on Thursdays. Students focus on their school work, skill-building, and vocabulary. Enrichment activities, such as recreational sports and arts and crafts, are provided after tutoring. Students are transported to campus and home by bus.

Site Supervisors: Kaj Sab Lug (Lani) Xiong (

Fall Tutoring Session Dates:

  • October 8
  • October 15
  • October 22
  • October 29
  • November 5
  • November 12
  • November 19
  • December 3



For more information, please view our MARC brochure.

Application process: To register for one of our MARC program sites, please complete an electronic Registration Form. Paper format is also available.

Due to virtual programming this fall, we have additional forms for parents to complete. These documents will be added to this page soon. 

NOTE: If you are applying for MARC and you are going to 6th grade in the fall or you are either in middle or high school, you also need to fill out the following: DPI form (English) and DPI form (Spanish).

Priority deadline for Fall 2020 is Thursday, October 1, 2020

A Virtual Parent Q&A Session will be held Friday, October 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm to help parents get set up with Canvas and Collaborate Ultra. The link to the virtual session will be sent to email addresses listed on registration forms. 

Forms can be mailed to:

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Precollege Program
1725 State Street, 1101 Centennial Hall
La Crosse, WI 54601

Questions can be directed to: 608.785.8225 or email Monica Yang ( 


We love getting feedback, both positive and constructive, from parents about our programs and how we are doing. Your feedback helps us improve our programs and training of precollege staff to better serve your family. We have created a short survey (Parent Survey) for parents to complete. We appreciate your time and attention!

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