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Academic Tutor - Math (As Needed --North Hollywood)

Youth Services | North Hollywood, CA | Part Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Upward Bound is one of seven federally-funded TRiO programs.  The Upward Bound program was established to provided fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance.  The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.  Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.  The goal is to increase the rate at which participants complete the secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.

Responsibilities:

The Academic Tutor is responsible for providing academic assistance to assigned students in group or individual sessions.  These sessions are designed to provide advise on ways students can approach or solve a coursework problem; to demonstrate to students study techniques and test preparation that may improve grades.  The Academic Tutor serves as a motivator and mentor.

This position:

  • Provides academic assistance to assigned tutees, either in group or individually
  • Establishes liaison with the teacher and work under the teacher's direction to assist the students
  • Helps students develop the study skills necessary for academic success by providing study skills
  • Assists students in achieving a better understanding of specific subject material and in improving academic capabilities in designated areas
  • Document all contacts with program participants as required

Requirements:

  • Minimum of college sophomore classification (Bachelor's degree preferred)
  • Must be able to demonstrate a 2.7 GPA or higher in subject area of Geometry, Algebra 2, Math Analysis, and Calculus
  • Ability to effectively tutor students and track academic progress
  • Ability to asses academic needs and evaluate participants in an academic

Additional Requirements:

  • Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting project participants
  • Must be available during the hours of 12:30pm to 5:30pm Monday - Thursday

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer