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Kim Dickson - LLTC

Student and Peer Tutor
Leech Lake Tribal College

Although she has five children and must commute some 100 miles round-trip each day to take classes at 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 she 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 her participation in national conferences, local workshops, and her work as a peer tutor. This past year, Kim served as the vice president of the Student Senate, assisted with several Lunch & Learn sessions, and is actively engaged in community and cultural events. This young Anishinaabe woman is a highly respected role model for other students.

Leech Lake Tribal College feels very fortunate to have a peer tutoring program, funded by the Woksape Oyate grant, that allows it to hire outstanding students like Kim and affords it the pleasure of watching her emerge as a dynamic leader.