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Academic Tutor - (Multiple Subjects) Sun Valley

Upward Bound - Talent Search - TRIO | Sun Valley, 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

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.

                                                                 Pay rate: $14.49


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 Tutor serves as a motivator and mentor.

This position:

  • Tutor high school students (9-12) after-school in classroom/group setting
  • Provide high school students with academic support to improve their GPA, grades, and skills
  • Teach in other areas as needed to improve student’s subject comprehension
  • Assist Director and Advisor with limited administrative assignments
  • Create and present workshops to students regarding college, careers, financial literacy, and leadership
  • Reports to Program Director


  • Ability to demonstrate a 2.7 grade point average or higher in subject area of competency
  • Minimum of college sophomore classification (higher classification preferred)
  • Minimum of two years tutoring experience in area of subject competency
  • Ability to effectively tutor students and track academic progress
  • Ability to assess academic needs and evaluate participants in an academic setting
  • Must be available to work during the hours of 12:30pm to 5:30pm Monday - Thursday

Additional Preferred:

  • Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting project participant
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.