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Our office is located in the Hodes Education Center at Avila University.
Call us with any questions or to sign up for the program at 816.501.2438 or email Upward.Bound@avila.edu.


Avila University

Upward Bound

Hodes Education Center

11901 Wornall Road

Kansas City, Missouri 64145

Twitter: @UpwardBoundAU

Blog: avilaupwardbound.blogspot.com

Facebook: facebook.com/avilaupwardbound

YouTube: youtube.com/AvilaUpwardBound

Office Staff

Anna McDonald
Project Director


Pharmond Guice

Assistant Director




Jamel Malone
Project Specialist
Fax: 816.501.2437


Kat Guyer

What is your major/minor/grad program?
I am a student in the Master's program in Avila seeking a degree in Education (English as Second Language) with a teaching licensure in high school speech and theater.

What areas do you tutor?
My primary area of tutoring is Spanish, but I can support those who need help in English and history.

Why did you want to become a UB tutor?
I wanted to be a UB tutor because I enjoy helping students and I'm a former UB participant.

What is something fun someone would like to know about you?
I speak four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and sign language.