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Kim Dickson - LLTC

Student and Peer Tutor
Leech Lake Tribal College

Although she has five children and commutes some 100 miles round-trip each day to take classes at Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC), Kim is a full-time student and has served as a peer tutor in LLTC’s Learning Center for the past two years. She has a cumulative GPA of 3.88, and was named to the fall 2010 President’s List after earning a 4.00 GPA for that semester.

As a peer tutor, Kim not only works with students who need assistance with math, English, Ojibwe language, or other courses, but can often be found calming a distraught student, giving encouragement to someone who is considering dropping out of school, or mentoring younger peer tutors. She also assists the Learning Center Director with paperwork and reports, and is considered one of the most helpful and nurturing students on campus.

Kim’s leadership skills have been honed by participation in national conferences, local workshops, and her work as a peer tutor. Kim also served as the vice president of the Student Senate, assisted with several Lunch & Learn sessions and community and cultural events, and is a highly respected role model for other students.