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Lead Tutor - (Upward Bound Leuzinger)

Youth Services | Lawndale, 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: $15 Hourly

The Upward Bound Program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career and financial advising to students; encourages them to graduate from high school and continue their post-secondary education. The program operates an academic and summer component. Provides after-school enrichment program, college and career tours.

Lead Tutor:

  • Visit the local Target school and assist in recruitment of potential Upward Bound participants in grades 9th-11th
  • Aid the Educational Advisor in advisement of Upward Bound participants focusing on high school graduation requirements, college admission requirements, and financial aid programs
  • Develop and facilitate college and career planning seminars
  • Supervising other Tutors in the tutoring session and assess tutor training needs
  • Resolving issues that should arise during tutoring with the participants 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 
  • Lead academic tutoring sessions to help program participants develop the skills required to master academic course material
  • Develop lesson plans for workshops and tutor in accordance with California Content Standards
  • Assist program participants in the completion and review of homework an in-class assignments
  • Communicate with the Director and Educational Advisor concerning participants’ progress as it relates to comprehension of course material
  • Recommend strategies to participants progress as it relates to comprehension of course material
  • Complete tutorial log daily and complete monthly reports
  • Enforce all rules and regulation with each participant equally
  • Maintain an orderly tutoring session
  • Conduct Weekly meetings with tutors in order to discuss student’s progress and develop academic progress plans for students
  • Meet with Project Director and/or Educational Advisor weekly to ascertain participants progress and address any concerns
  • Attend Upward Bound events and activities
  • General clerical work (filing, copying, typing, faxing, answering phones, etc.)
  • Additional duties may be assigned


  • In the process of Achieving a Bachelor’s Degree and/or a Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2yrs+ Teaching experience with high school students
  • Teaching experience preferred  
  • Available to work Monday-Saturday – 1:00pm 5:30pm
  • Related  - Comfortable tutoring:  English, Math ( Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trg. Calculus), Science (Chemistry), History,
  • Other –   1 Year Commitment Required
  • Candidate must be a team player, organized, structured and must be comfortable meeting deadlines and leading large tutoring sessions (group of 15-25 students)

Special Skills:

  • Computer literate, use of technology for instruction.
  • Must be familiar working with Low-Income and First Generation College Students
  • Must be able to work with students who are in different levels but are in the same class
  • Must be patient and comfortable working with high school students and must be willing to enforce rules
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