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Summer Math Instructor - (Upward Bound, Los Angeles)

Youth Services | Los Angeles, 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. VOA - LA 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

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 financials advising to students; encourages them to graduate from high school and continue their post-secondary education. The program operates an academic and summer component. It provides after school enrichment program, college, and career tours.


A Math Instructor will teach Algebra 2AB Courses and will provides students with the opportunity to take or re-take a high school course for credit. Instructions will entail in a course curriculum in accordance with California Common Core State Standards.


  • Develop and teach a 6-weeks course curriculum in accordance with California common Core State Standards for Algebra 2AB Courses.
  • Administer pre and post test, on-going assessments to evaluate participant’s mastery of skills.
  • Administer mathematics diagnostic tests. 
  • Prepare and submit subject syllabus, weekly lesson plans and weekly participant progress report.
  • Provide tutoring and document participant skill level of strength and areas for improvement.
  • Creating plans and finding solutions to address mathematical gaps in each student's skill set. 
  • Other duties as required and is subject to change at any time.



  • Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics or Engineering.
  • Current California Secondary Teaching credential.

Type and number of years of directly related work experience.

  • 2 years of teaching experience in mathematics or relevant experience working directly with youth.
  • Experience teaching Algebra 2AB courses at a high school or college level.

Skills required to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • Familiarity and knowledge with Microsoft operating system navigation, outlook, word, excel, power-point, internet browser, etc.
  • Use of technology for teaching and/or in academic setting.
  • Use of technology as a resource to keep students engaged.


Skills and abilities required to meet the essential functions of the position – what one does.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including relationship building.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to address the various learning styles and skill levels to students.



  • Client- focused, prompt, collaborative, team player, adaptable, communicator, organized, consistent, and compassionate.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Knowledge and ability to utilize multimedia equipment and technology.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and verbal).
  • Teaching experience with disadvantaged students.
  • Strong interest and motivation to increase students' interest in mathematics.

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.