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Lead Tutor Multiple Subjects Upward Bound Westminster

Upward Bound - Talent Search - TRIO | Westminster, CA | Part Time

Job Description

About Us:

Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides 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

Serving students at Roosevelt High, Dorsey High, Crenshaw High, Washington Preparatory, Leuzinger, North Hollywood High, San Fernando High, Polytechnic High, Sun Valley and Westminster High. Upward Bound provides fundamental support and preparation for college. Serving more than 500 students annually from low-income families and/or high school students from families in which neither parent holds a college degree.

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. We provide after-school academic instruction in core subjects and foreign languages, as well as PSAT, SAT, and ACT test preparation. Career exploration and mentoring are also an integral component to assist participants in deciding on potential college majors and career options.

We also provide college and career planning workshops, a summer program, individualized academic planning and counseling, financial aid advising, scholarship and application assistance, supplemental Saturday instruction and weekly tutoring as well as college and cultural field trips and an alumni program.


The Lead Tutor supervises, monitor, and assist tutors with academic tutoring sessions to help program participants develop the skills required to master academic course material in the target subject. Provide individual and small group tutoring to students after-school through homework help and/or class material review.  The Lead Tutor will also help develop and implement enrichment activities to enhance the participant's academic and social development.  Other assistance might include; assigning and creating engagement activities and leading college preparatory workshops.


  • Assist in recruitment of potential Upward Bound participants 9th-10th grade
  • Develop and facilitate college and career planning seminars
  • Supervise other Tutors in the tutoring session and assess tutor training needs
  • Lead academic tutoring sessions to help program participants develop the skills required to master academic course material
  • Resolve issues that should arise during tutoring with the participants and/or Tutors
  • Ensure that Tutors are involved with the students at all times during the tutoring session
  • Ensure that all participants are actively engaged in an assignment during the length of the tutoring session
  • Communicate with the Director and Educational Advisor concerning participants’ progress as it relates to comprehension of course material
  • Aide the Educational Advisor in advisement of participants focusing on high school graduation requirements, college admissions requirements, and financial aid programs
  • Complete tutorial log daily and complete monthly reports
  • Enforce all rules and regulation with each participant equally
  • Maintain an orderly tutoring session
  • Attend Upward Bound events and activities
  • Other duties as required



  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications


  • Associate’s Degree


  • Minimum of 2 year of tutoring experience


  • Intermediate knowledge in target subject and have mastery of concepts that pertain to required subject


  • Excellent Microsoft operating system navigation, outlook, word, excel, power-point, internet browser


  • Ability to manage a classroom of 20 - 40 students
  • Able to manage student behavior and implement effective disciplinary techniques
  • Ability to effectively tutor students and track academic progress
  • Ability to assess academic needs and evaluate participants in an academic setting
  • Ability to be flexible in working during the required schedule
  • Ability to mentor high school students with academic support to improve their GPA, grades, and skills
  • Ability to teach in other areas as needed to improve student’s subject comprehension


  • Build rapport with students in all aspects
  • Build trust, act trustworthy
  • Active listening (reflective listening)
  • Follow instructions and VOALA procedures
  • Able to identify successes, challenges, and barriers impacting the completion of plans prepared for students transitioning from High School to College


  • Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the students

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.